We took an overnight train from Dong Hoi to Hanoi. What is there to say? There were 4 of us in one cabin, the beers were rooms temperature, the train shook like Shackleton, and it was an hour late into Hanoi. Experience? Yes. Do I need to do it again? No. I booked the tickets through Baolau and we boarded the New Livitrans Express SE4. We didn’t explore the train, which is a regret, but we were tired and not hungry. I do think I should have tried to find the cafe car and order a bowl of pho. I am sure I would have spilled half of it on me. The trains in Vietnam are rather expensive compared to a lot of things. These train tickets were more expensive than economy flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Danang.