HTX Van Tai 277 : Photos
HTX Van Tai 277: Avis sur la société
Bus Semi wagon-lit, HTX Van Tai 277, 15 oct. 2019
Pas déçue du tout! Je renouvèlerai l’expérience sans problèmes. Les sièges sont confortables en position allongée, le temps passe vite à condition de télécharger au préalable des films sur son tel car pas de wifi. Le personnel ne parle pas anglais et n’est pas spécialement accueillant ni sympathique mais ils vous guideront pour les démarches à la frontière. Ils sont efficaces, il suffit d’être aimable avec eux! Petit bémol, les couvertures ne sentent pas très bon, mais pour le prix on ne se plaint pas. Ce n’est pas un bus touristique donc personne pour vous dire combien de temps il reste ou quand est ce qu’un stop va être fait, mais le bus s’arrête suffisamment souvent pour que l’on puisse décider de descendre se dégourdir les jambes ou faire une pause toilettes. 2 stop sont faits pour dîner et déjeuner, mais dans des endroits pas terribles certes. Bouteilles d’eau fournies, on peut en demander autant qu‘on veut. Bref je recommande sans problème : ne pas s’attendre à un bus exceptionnel, c’est rustique, mais pour le prix ça en vaut largement la peine.
Bus Semi wagon-lit, HTX Van Tai 277, 2 déc. 2019
Ok trip, as mentioned somewhere before asians got seated first, westerners last. Procedure on the borderline was as described on the website - hectic and little bit confusing. We paid small fee/bribe on both sites (10000 kip pp, we got receipt on Laos side), we had few stops on the way for food, toilet etc. Temperature inside bus was ok. Departure and arrival was roughly one hour later than stated, but this is normal in asia. Overall ok.
Bus Couchettes VIP 41, HTX Van Tai 277, 25 nov. 2019
Водители ужасные. Все передние места резервируют для своих и туристов на них не пускают. У половины сидений в автобусе сломаны спинки. По дороге постоянно останавливаются, чтобы брать грузы. Везли даже мотоцикл и живых куриц. Для обеда остановились у дорогого кафе. Мы пошли в соседнее, там было намного дешевле. В итоге ехали 25 часов
Bus Semi wagon-lit, HTX Van Tai 277, 24 oct. 2019
We were pretty nervous about getting this bus after reading the very unnecessarily aggressive terms&conditions, but it really is fine BAR getting on at Vientiane. When we arrived, an hour before our ticket time (as instructed) it would seem we were actually 2 hours early. After reading so much about locals snatching tickets and forcing you to pay again, we were pretty concerned when lots of apparent bus pushers started trying to grab ours and put our bags on their busses. Turns out this ticket is not for a specific bus but any of the many that are parked there. After much pushing and grabbing and some arguing between the bus guys (and absolutely NO letting go of our ticket) we had no choice but to assume the bus we eventually got on would take us to Hanoi. Anyway once we got settled it was fine. The bus had no toilet (travelled on a Sunday) but we stopped every few hours. We stopped around 1am and everyone including the drivers went to sleep. Apparently because we were queued at the border ready for when it opened at 7am. Fully prepared for a chaotic border crossing we were actually very relieved to find that our bus guys and other locals were happy to point us clueless tourists in the right direction. In low season we were 2 of only 5 westerners we could see doing the crossing. In conclusion, it’s fair to lower your expectations, but the Laos staff are very nice, as long as your not expecting any special treatment. Prepare for stress at Vientiane.
Bus Couchettes VIP 41, HTX Van Tai 277, 22 oct. 2019
The ride was okay, but it will be better if you get the bottom bed rather than the top bunk. Lots of stop getting locals, and cargos. Communication with the driver is hard. But it was a memorable 24 hours bus ride experience :)
Bus Semi wagon-lit, HTX Van Tai 277, 23 sept. 2019
Trip went smoothly. Drivers didn't speak English so we didn't know at first what to do at the border. Good thing some people who were with me in the bus helped me with the process. Wasn't as bad as I thought the trip was gonna be.
Bus Semi wagon-lit, HTX Van Tai 277, 23 sept. 2019
Safely arrived in Hanoi on time. Staff can not speak English which seem to be normal. Overall Okay for me
Bus Couchettes VIP 41, HTX Van Tai 277, 7 juil. 2019
One star for getting there. One star for staff being fine...in that they got us here. 12go tells you in the voucher (after you've booked) that certain days of the week have subpar busses. We had one of those. Would have been good info for 12go to share prebooking to earn the fee they charge. Left two hours late (standard in SE Asia) but that meant arriving in the dark at 8pm. Despite no assigned seats, westerners are directed to the worst seats and you have to accept it or argue back. Really only a good option if saving money. Skip 12go, they provide nothing, just book at the station.
Bus Semi wagon-lit, HTX Van Tai 277, 6 juil. 2019
The journey is fine and reasonably comfortable. But the level of completely blatant racism is just laughable. Asians are treated like people, westerners are treated like dirt. Every Asian was allowed on the bus to choose a seat prior to departure. We (having been the very first to arrive) were made to wait until the very end and were constantly shouted at for no reason. In the UK, the staff on this trip would have been fired within days.
Bus Semi wagon-lit, HTX Van Tai 277, 20 mai 2019
They didn't stopped at my stop and I had to pay 500bath for a taxi to go to the stop.....
Bus Couchettes VIP 41, HTX Van Tai 277, 18 mai 2019
The quality of the Sleeper Bus was good. Service was normal as staff are not able to communicate in English. However trip took longer than expected. We were informed to arrive 1hour before the departure time at 1730hrs but the bus only left the station at 1900hrs. Not sure why there was a delay but we were told to wait every time we asked.
Bus Semi wagon-lit, HTX Van Tai 277, 23 avr. 2019
Well, you get what you pay for. It did say on the ticket don't expect much. But I thought it was fine. Staff don't speak English, but as long as you are nice and polite they are also nice and polite so no big deal. No toilet but they make plenty of stops, and I got the feeling that if you asked to stop to use a toilet that would be no problem. Towards the end of the journey, the air con started leaking hahaha was a bit crazy but all part of the fun. Yeah the border is a little hectic but everyone finds their way. It's not up to the bus driver to hold your hand. All in all I thought it was fine and would probably do it again.
Bus Semi wagon-lit, HTX Van Tai 277, 17 avr. 2019
To be honest even just sitting on a bus for 24h is not a 5 star experience in general. But a toilet and wifi would habe definitely make the time on the bus better. It is true - bus full of stuff like packages, ready-to-sell-tshirts and ohter things. You got your seat and that’s it - no wandering around as there is people (even staff) laying in the narrow walkway. We got brought to the passport-check-out in Vietnam at the border (btw. 1 USD) and then to the Laos border where it was a little chaotic. But well the bus waited for everyone (at least it seemed like it) and we made the it to Vientiane. Earplugs are a must.
Gares HTX Van Tai 277
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam station Station de bus Vientiane Southern Luang Prabang Gare du Sud Station De Bus Savannakhet Station De Bus Attapeu Station De Bus Oudomxay