With the train station being so close to where we stayed, it's made the most sense to take a train to Nha Trang. It's also the safer, but more expensive option compared to a bus.
Where to buy a ticket
We heard it's actually cheaper to buy the ticket from the station compared to online. The online prices are inflated. So, head to the station, take a number and wait your turn. There's four options for the ticket: hard seat, soft seat, hard berth, soft berth. The prices will range depending on the comfort of the seat. To save money, we opted for a soft seat at 320,000 dong per person. Remember to bring your passport when you purchase your ticket!
Getting on the Train
When your train comes, they'll call out the track number for it. If you don't speak Vietnamese, ask the attendants to see if your train is there. Your ticket will show the cabin and seat number. So, just find the correct cabin number to board.
Your train should come around 15 minutes before it departs, so head there early! The station has Wi-fi to keep you entertained as you wait.
The Train Ride
The train ride isn't too bad, but it takes around 10 hours to get to Nha Trang with a few stops along the way. Our cabin wasn't full, so many people ended up switching seats. There's a railing above you to put your luggage.
The train will sell snacks, drinks and food, but it does come at an inflated price. You can also purchase snacks at the station before you board.
Otherwise, it wasn't too bad, but we're getting pretty used to the long commutes now.