Sleeper bus in South East Asia

After this trip I kind of feel like an expert on night buses, and the verdict is: after some initial doubt I kind of like them. I’ve never had a problem sleeping in a bus, but these are definitively more comfortable for really sleeping during the night. I like not wasting a day on traveling, and you get to see quite a lot of nice views and parts of a country you wouldn’t see from a plane. And you save one night of accommodation. It’s a win-win-win situation really.


I took a sleeper bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi, from Hoi An to Nha Trang and from Nha Trang to Saigon. The first one was quite long, 24 hours and even if it went totally fine for me I guess some people might get bored out of their minds…


The only problem I encountered was that even if I’m not extremely tall (175 cm) it was a bit difficult to stretch my legs in some of the buses, but I could live with that. Taller people might get bigger problems though. There were plenty of tall backpackers on the buses and they seemed to do fine with not stretching out but sleep with their knees bent, so if you’re okay with that I guess it’s no problem.


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