The train classes in Vietnam
In Vietnam there are four classes:
- Hard-Seater (wooden benches)
- Soft-Seater (padded seats)
- Hard-Sleeper (similar to a couchette car)
For the Hard-Seater compartments you get the cheapest tickets. The seats, however, are not really comfortable. On the wooden benches, part of the train journey can be spent in an adventurous way, but for longer distances it is clearly too uncomfortable. The windows can be opened, but are barred for safety reasons. Fans provide cooling. Also, the cheap Hard-Seater seats are not offered on all trains.