During my trip in Vietnam, I've tried pretty much all kinds of transport in the country. I've made post and vlogs about overnight train and overnight bus, today I'd like to talk about my experience with the VIP bus.
VIP buses are very nice and clean. In Vietnam, when you take long distance buses, you have to take off your shoes and keep them in a plastic bag, so it's almost spotless inside the bus.
The bus is quite comfortable, you can lay down don't need to worries about privacy because there's certain in each cabin, and the cabin is spacious.
There is no toilet inside the bus but the driver stopped quite frequently for a 5-hour ride.
When arriving in Hanoi it was only 4:30am but you can sleep inside until 5:30 ish, before the free shuttle minibus came to pick you to the location you wanted to be dropped off.
That day was a bit tricky, because I had to catch the overnight train directly, so I was thinking about getting a day-time hotel to stay. Googled it but not much info except the one near the station. Dropped my luggage just in case, which turned out to be a good decision because the hotel is no longer there and I just went to a spa to have two hours massage, plus a bath.
The nightbus costs around €18 while the normal bus costs €10ish not a big difference though. Great experience, you can consider it when travelling in Vietnam, probably train is still better but there are some places not reachable with the train.