Vietnam has a variety of buses that can cater you to different parts of their country. They also implemented a good structure for their bus lines recently so now, bus lines have ticket offices, official ticket price list and departure/arrival schedule. In short, their bus lines are organized and follows a strict schedule. Vietnam has different types of buses namely: deluxe, local and open.
Deluxe buses are air-conditioned. The passengers have an assurance that they’d have a seat with enough space to feel comfortable while on the road. Deluxe buses have reclining seats, giving passengers the utmost comfort. Some also have flat beds that are padded so their passengers can snooze while waiting for their arrival. Some destinations can be hours away and taking a nap while listening to good music can give tourists a relaxing experience. These buses can be a good alternative to trains for the price is almost the same. Plus, deluxe buses are non-smoking area and some have free Wi-Fi (but don’t hope for a fast connection, though). As for the entertainment side of deluxe buses, they can certainly entertain you with their TVs and karaoke machines. These are perfect if you want to dig in a little bit more on the culture of Vietnamese people while having fun.
If you just want to relax quietly in your own space in the bus, deluxe buses also offer ear plugs and eye masks so that those singing the karaoke wouldn’t disturb you. But when it comes to stopovers, these buses stop at the most major cities as well as for meal breaks (just like when you’re on the road for a family/friendly vacation). There are two most popular deluxe buses: the Mai Linh Express and the Vietfun Travel. The Mai Linh Express, the most reliable and punctual, have clean buses and offer the utmost comfort across Vietnam. Their destinations include all the most visited tourist spots as well as the cities in the central highlands. The Viet Fun Travel, on the other hand, is a sleeper bus and offers a nationwide service. Continue reading The best Open Bus service in Vietnam