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Cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An

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Cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An

Its me and my girlfriends first time in Vietnam and we are wondering what the cheapest and most reasonably mode of transport would be to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An. We would prefer some comfort and nice scenery. Thanks for your help in advance.

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11. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An

Agree w

AGREE with Creaking Bones. Was in Vietnam last year, did'nt travel by Bus, but saw a couple of terrible accidents, AND the way they drive..Just dont't do it. PLEASE

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13. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An

Hi,

you can booked bus ticket along Vietnam when you arrive in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh. In case of low budget, bus is ok.

The open bus is valid within 1 month.

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14. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An

Take the overnight train SE1, it leaves Hanoi at 19:00 and arrives at Hue just after 08:00 and Danang (for Hoi An) around 10:30.

So it's time-effective even compared to 4 daytime hours of taxis and airports and flights, it's pretty cheap (835,000 dong, about $42) in an air-conditioned soft sleeper and it saves a hotel bill too.

But better than that, it's a unique Vietnamese experience, the way the Vietnamese travel, and the journey between Hue and Danang in the morning is nothing short of spectacular.

The train snakes all along the cliffs with the South China Sea breakiung on the rocks below, past beaches (and the odd house on stilts) then through the lush green mountains of the Hai Van Pass. Wonderful!

The best 'SE' numbered trains are perfectly safe and comfortable to anyone used to 'real' travel around SE Asia, a little grubby by western standards but fine.

There's also a better Livitrans sleeper on this section, aimed at tourists, www.livitrans.com, fare $59 with air-con soft sleeper.

Go for it, the train ride will be as much a highlight of your adventure as the destination.

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15. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An

Cheap and a reasonable mode of transport are words that are never used in a sentence describing bus travel in Vietnam. Living here we are privvy to local news that never reach your neck of the woods. The frequency of head on crashes with freightliner container trucks driven by drugged up truckies is so common it hardly makes the news anymore. Flying within Vietnam is cheap but in my opinion the train is more fun.

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16. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An

Anyone traveling by bus ought to ask the driver to stop next to one of the countless billboards depicting very graphical photographs of fatal accidents. Excellent Kodak moment!

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