We took the sleeper bus from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
After experiencing the train, we wanted to try the bus to see how it compares. I made a rookie mistake and selected a seat in the far back thinking it was the front. I’d avoid picking either the far back right or left. The leg room is cut a bit short from the reclining seats directly in front. Plus, there are 5 connected seats in the back which would be tight if they’re all occupied. All the other seats are individual pods, which looked more comfortable.
There was no washroom on the bus, though we stopped a few times. Also, the attendant working on board let us know that if someone needed to stop, they would.
I preferred taking the train over the bus for a few reasons:
– There is much more room on the train (we were in a 4-berth) and had the ability to walk around.
– On the bus you obviously have to stay in your seat.
– The train had a washroom.
– The train is a slightly smoother ride.
Happy I took it…but next time I’ll fly.
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GoPro footage by: Graham Nichols
What it’s like taking the train:
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