Public Transportation in Vietnam – Sleeper Bus
The sleeper buses are pretty comfortable if you are no taller than me. I’m 5 feet 2 inches – 155cm. It has two levels and three rows of seats. It’s a really great way to travel the country if you’re trying to save time and money. We took a sleeper bus from Hue to Hoi An, four hours for 70,000 VND ($3.50 USD) because that was the only option. We also took one from Hoi An to Nha Trang, 12 hours for 150,000 VND ($7.50 USD). The bus departed at 6:30pm, made a stop for 30 minutes in the middle of nowhere and arrived at 6:30am in Nha Trang. You’re pretty much required to sleep because they turn off all of the lights. So be sure to bring a reading lamp if you plan to read. Otherwise, with any overnight or long mode of transportation, it will probably be difficult to sleep. I’m a hard sleeper and only slept for half the time, if that. Others only had an hour of sleep.
However, sometimes there are other options – night trains.