Monday, October 14, 2013

Train Seats and Berths

Going by train to go to Sa Pa, tourist have plenty of choice about ticket. There are four main option:

Hard-seat
Hard Seat
 Hard-berth has three tiers of beds (six berths per cabin). The upper berth is cheapest and the lower is most expensive and their level of comfort ascends by the price.
Hard berth

 Soft-seat includes vinyl-covered seats.
Soft Seat

 Soft-berth has two tiers of beds (four berths per cabin). Within this soft-berth option, the cabin quality also varies, ranging from wood-paneled one to harsh plastic one.
Sort-berth

From Hanoi to Sa Pa, there is a supremely luxurious option, which have two berths per room with luxurious facilities as found in 4 or 5 star hotels. This includes  Livitrans Train, King Express, Sapaly and Victoria trains.