-- Danang
  -- Danang Ba Na Hills
  -- Danang China Beach
  -- Danang Golden Bridge
  -- Danang Highlights
  -- Danang Hotels
  -- Danang L. Ung Pagoda
  -- Danang Marble Mnt
  -- Danang Market
  -- Danang P. Lam Pagoda
  -- Danang Son Tra
  -- Danang Railway Station
  -- Danang War Museum


 -- Climate

 -- Distance Chart Vietnam

 -- Festivals

 -- Foreign Embassies

 -- Minorities

 -- Tet/ Vietnam New Year

 -- Travel Documents

 -- Vaccinations

 -- Vietnam Buses

 -- Vietnam Map

 -- Vietnam Trains

 -- Vietnamese People

  North Vietnam


  Cao Bang

  Cat Ba

  Dien Bien Phu

  Duong Lam

  Ha Giang

  Ha Long Bay

  Hai Phong

  Hoa Binh

  Lai Chau

  Lang Son

  Lao Cai

  Mai Chau

  Ninh Binh


  Son La

  Vinh City

  Central Vietnam

  Buon Ma Thuot

  Cham Islands

  Da Nang

  Dak Lak

  Dong Hoi

  Hien Luong Bridge

  Hoi An


  Kon Tum

  My Son (temple complex)

  Nha Trang

  Phong Nha - Ke Bang


  Quy Nhon

  Thien Mu Pagoda (Hué)

  Tuy Hoa

  Vinh Moc (tunnels)

  South Vietnam

  Ho Chi Minh City

  Ben Tre

  Can Tho

  Chau Doc

  Con Dao Islands

  Cu Chi (tunnels)


  Floating Markets

  Ha Tien - Phu Quoc

  Long Xuyen

  Mekong (by bike)

  My Tho

  Nam Du Archipelago

  Phan Thiet/ Mui Ne

  Phu Quoc Island

  Rach Gia - Phu Quoc

  Vung Tau

  The Rest







Da Nang

"There was plenty of room for our luggage under the lower beds and more then enough room above the doorway for our carry-on, food, toilet rolls etc. (Don't forget your own roll!!).
They have food and beverage carts, but we didn't know this prior to leaving so purchased food at the station. Though what I could understand there was chicken and rice as an option. There is boiling water for cup noodles and they give you bottled drinking water for free too.
There are individual reading lights and electrical sockets available. Overall experience was a positive one."

Danang Railway Station

          The Railway Station - of Danang is small and overcrowded SOMETIMES. A big, old locomotive, surrounded by flowers and green bushes standing outside the large concrete building, giving the train station a little more pleasant appearance. Inside, there are a few small shops selling snacks, where you can buy an add some hot dishes. Outside the station, you can eat banh me.
The building has a few small rooms with air conditioning, which does not really help with the heat. There are enough chairs to sit and that makes the waiting a little more bearable.


The counters are later found in the building. If you want to buy train tickets, you have to take a number and to wait your turn. The ladies, who sell the tickets, speak little English, but it's enough to get the right ticket.

There is a small screen above the counters, indicating the departure of a train. Unfortunately, that was not clear to us. Until there is something in Vietnamese was announced and the whole crowd began to move. We followed the crowd but we and asked also the station staff if this was for the departure of the train This was so happily so. A few minutes later the train departed.

There are a few options to choose from if you want to travel by train. The cheapest option is a hard chair in a compartment without air conditioning. You can also opt for a soft chair with air conditioning, or a hard bench with air conditioning. Finally, there is also a plush sofa with air conditioning. Prices vary. They are dependent on the time of day and what day of the week it is.


The counters and waiting area

The soft seat with air conditioning was fine. The seats were very comfortable and had plenty of legroom. The car was very clean. Here and there was some rubbish left by previous passengers, but that happens almost everywhere. This was the best of all and the temperature was bearable.
The compartment was equipped with a small TV screen on which some Discovery Channel documentaries were shown to the end of the trip. The food and drinks sold by personnel with little carts, which occasionally came along. Unfortunately, the toilet did not have a good impression on us.
There were no delays and we really enjoyed the trip. And the best part of the trip? The views!

The compartment


From a travelogue:

"We took the sleeper train from Phan Thiet (for Mui Ne) to Da Nang 15 hours . As a family of 5 it suited us really well. We shared one compartment ( the littlest two shared a bunk) although we had paid for a fifth berth in the next cabin. But it was great to all be together, and have some room to move about. We ate the dinner for sale. It was fine. Bathrooms fairly smelly as expected. No toilet paper etc. You have power points to charge devices. Kids slept well. Adults less well, but still good to be able to lie flat."



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