How does the boarding work in Vietnam trains?
Boarding procedures are subject to many variables such as station, staff, time of day, etc. At times you may have to show your e-ticket to access the platform and then the conductor will scan it onboard the train and at other times you can board without showing your ticket before having it scanned once you are underway. It is possible to board at a station that comes after your initial departure point and you can get off the train at an earlier station but please note that no tickets are ‘hop on, hop off’ tickets.
The process for private trains is a bit different. We will send you a PDF voucher with your confirmation code and you need to present that at the operator's window at the station or office nearby. The voucher will contain directions to the ticket pickup location.