Stretch out in style with Saigon Railways’ new luxury train route between Ho Chi Minh City and the central tourist town of Nha Trang. The trains offer customers comfortable seats, spacious luggage compartments and clean toilets. The trains also have sleeper sections but passengers in standard seats can comfortably recline back. Tinted windows deflect the glare of the sun and the trains have shock absorbers to ensure a smooth nine-hour journey.
The trains leave Ho Chi Minh City at 8:30 PM and depart from Nha Trang at 19:10 daily. Tickets range between VND 265,000 to 423,000 ($11.60 to 18.50 US) and are subject to price hikes during peak travel seasons.
Nha Trang is around 450 kilometres (280 miles) to the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City and can also be reached by flights to Cam Ranh Airport. The beach town is popular among many local and foreign tourists and helped draw more than one million foreign visitors to Khanh Hoa Province in 2016, up 21 percent from the previous year.