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How to get from Dong Hoi to Da Nang
How to get from Dong Hoi to Da Nang? You can travel by train or bus.

1. Train – Dong Hoi to Da Nang
2. Bus – Dong Hoi to Da Nang
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From Dong Hoi to Da Nang in Vietnam you can travel by train or bus.

    • The travel distance from Dong Hoi to Da Nang spans approximately 230 km by land. Tourists have two main options to reach Da Nang from Dong Hoi. Firstly, you can opt for train travel, which typically takes around 5-6 hours. Train tickets from Dong Hoi to Da Nang range from $10 to $25 per person for seats or sleeper berths. Luxury private tourist trains like Violette Train or Livitrans Express offer another comfortable option.
    • Alternatively, traveling by bus takes approximately 5-6 hours, with bus tickets costing about $12-23 per person. For most travelers, regular trains operated by Vietnam Railways are recommended. Unfortunately, there are no direct flights available from Dong Hoi to Da Nang. However, you can easily book train or bus tickets online for this route. From Da Nang, travelers can continue their journey southwards by bus, train, or plane, heading to destinations such as Nha Trang or the picturesque Cam Ranh.

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Dong Hoi to Da Nang – another popular travel route in central Vietnam.

    • Da Nang ranks as the 4th biggest and most significant city in Vietnam. It’s a modern coastal city brimming with attractions, drawing numerous tourists and travelers. Da Nang boasts easy accessibility from both the north and south of Vietnam. One must-visit spot is the Hai Van Pass, located approximately 20 km from the city, offering stunning coastal views. Renting a motorbike to explore this area is highly recommended. Many tourists also flock to Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations, located about 20 km from Da Nang.
    • Upon arrival at Da Nang railway station, travelers can take a taxi or local bus to reach Hoi An. From Dong Hoi to Da Nang, travelers have the option to travel by bus, train, or motorbike. The most popular mode of transportation to Da Nang is by sleeper regular or tourist train. Before embarking on your journey to Da Nang, it’s advisable to read up on the local weather conditions in Da Nang.
Transfer Mode – Dong Hoi to Da Nang: Travel Time Cost Range
Sleeper Bus 5-6 hours $12-23/pp
Regular Train by Vietnam Railways 5.5-6.5 hours $8-25/pp
Tourist Sleeper Train 5-6 hours $45-55/pp

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How do I get from Dong Hoi to Da Nang?


1. TRAIN from Dong Hoi to Da Nang

For most travelers, the most popular and cheapest option to travel from Dong Hoi to Da Nang will be the Vietnam Railways train. These regular trains also include more comfortable tourist sleeper trains Violette Train or Livitrans Express, which offer better comfort and better service.

Tourist trains have sleeping beds, while on regular trains you can also use seats, which are the cheapest option on the train. Regular trains have cabins with sleeping beds for 4-6 passengers. Train tickets from Dong Hoi to Da Nang cost between $8-25/pp (seats or sleepers) and train travel time is approximately 5.5-6.5 hours, depending on the type of train.

Violette Train and Livitrans Express tourist trains cost approximately $45-55/sleeper in a 4-passenger cabin. Every day you can use approximately 6-7 regular trains (marked as SE) between these cities, tourist trains are part of the regular trains. Trains run throughout the day and some even run overnight, so everyone chooses a convenient train connection and departure time.

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There are also toilets on the train and you can also buy food. Trains depart from Dong Hoi Railway Station (Tieu Khu 4, Phương Nam Lý) and arrive at Da Nang Railway Station (791 Hải Phòng), which is well located in the city center (see the Vietnam Railway Map). Train tickets to Da Nang from Dong Hoi can be purchased at the train station, but it is better to search and book them online in advance.

Regular trains also accept mobile phone tickets, tourist trains may have different conditions, so it is always important to read all instructions and information when ordering tickets. The train is the most suitable mode of transport for solo low-cost travelers in Vietnam, the sleeping beds will offer you sufficient comfort and the seats are a very cheap option.

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Train of Vietnam Railways from Dong Hoi to Da Nang, berths and seats (photo: Baolau)


2. SLEEPER BUS from Dong Hoi to Da Nang

Another way to travel from Dong Hoi to Da Nang in central Vietnam is by sleeper bus. In most cases, classic Vietnamese sleeper buses are in operation here, and you can use companies such as Hai Hoang Gia and VietNam Travel Bus. Sleeper buses are also a used low-cost transport option in Vietnam, mainly between hard-to-reach places or even over longer distances between popular destinations in Vietnam.

However, they are not a popular form for all travelers, they sometimes have enough stops and the times of departure and arrival may not be respected at times. Buses can depart from and arrive at various locations in Da Nang, but also go to Da Nang Central Bus Station, you will see all this information when ordering your tickets.

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If you were in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, there are also buses to Da Nang. You can search and book bus tickets from Dong Hoi (or Phong Nha-Ke Bang) to Da Nang online even in advance. Always read all bus transfer conditions and ticket information carefully and arrive at the departure point at least 30 minutes before the bus departs.

If you do not know whether to choose a train by Vietnam Railways or a sleeper bus, it is better to choose a train that offers sufficient comfort for this journey at a good price.

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From Dong Hoi to Da Nang you can also travel by sleeper bus (photo: Hai Hoang Gia, 12go.asia).


FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Dong Hoi to Da Nang:

1. How to book and buy tickets from Dong Hoi to Da Nang?

2. What is the travel time from Dong Hoi to Da Nang?

    • Travel by tourist sleeper bus from Dong Hoi to Da Nang takes about 5-6 hours.
    • Travel by regular train from Dong Hoi to Da Nang takes about 5.5-6.5 hours.

3. How much does it cost to travel from Dong Hoi to Da Nang?

    • Travel by tourist sleeper bus from Dong Hoi to Da Nang costs about $12-23/pp.
    • Travel by regular train from Dong Hoi to Da Nang costs about $8-25/pp.
    • Travel by tourist luxury sleeper train from Dong Hoi to Da Nang costs about $45-55/pp.

4. What is the travel distance from Dong Hoi to Da Nang?

    • Travel distance from Dong Hoi to Da Nang is about 230 km by train / bus / motorbike.

5. Are there some flights from Dong Hoi to Da Nang?

    • No, there are no flights from Dong Hoi to Da Nang. But there are airports in these cities. The only way how to get from Dong Hoi to Da Nang is to travel by train, tourist bus or motorbike.

6. What is the most cheapest way how to get from Dong Hoi to Da Nang?

    • The most cheapest way of transport from Dong Hoi to Da Nang is to travel by regular train of Vetnam Railways. Hard or soft seats are the cheapest, train tickets start at $8-9/pp.

7. What is the best way of transport from Dong Hoi to Da Nang?

    • The best way of transport from Dong Hoi to Da Nang is to travel by regular train of Vietnam Railways.

8. Are there some luxury tourist trains from Dong Hoi to Da Nang?

    • Yes, there are luxury tourist trains of Livitrans Express and Violette Trains. These luxury trains are also the most expensive. Train tickets of these trains start at $45-50/pp. There are sleeper berths in these trains.

9. How to get from Da Nang to Hoi An?

    • From Da Nang (or Da Nang Airport) to Hoi An you can travel by various tourist buses or private taxi. Search + Book bus tickets or private transfer at Baolau or 12go.asia. It takes about 1 hour to travel to Hoi An from Da Nang.

10. We would like to get from Phong Nha-Ke Bang to Hoi An, how?

    • You can also travel by Phong Nha-Ke Bang to Hoi An by tourist bus, search and book tickets to Hoi An on Baolau.

11. Where to travel from Da Nang?

    • From Da Nang you can travel to southern Vietnam – you can stop in Quy Nhon or you can travel by train or plane to Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City is about 1000 km from Da Nang and there are direct flights and also tourist sleeper trains between these cities. Train is a good option for travel.

12. Which beaches can you visit in central Vietnam?

    • Central Vietnam is known for its stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. The best places for visit these beaches are in Cam Ranh coast, Nha Trang area, Quy Nhon or Hue. Read this article: The Best Beaches in Central Vietnam.

13. How to travel solo in Vietnam?

    • Discover the wonders of solo travel in Vietnam as you explore ancient temples, cruise through scenic landscapes or karst sceneries, hike various national parks and ethnic villages and connect with the warm-hearted locals, creating a personalized journey of cultural immersion and breathtaking experiences.

14. What are the most interesting things or facts about Vietnam?

    • Vietnam, a country with a captivating allure, is celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, including the mesmerizing limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the terraced rice fields of Sapa, and the bustling waterways of the Mekong Delta. Its rich history unfolds through ancient temples in Hanoi, the imperial city of Hue, and the Cu Chi Tunnels, providing a glimpse into Vietnam’s resilience during wartime. The country’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality further enhance the allure of this Southeast Asian gem. Read this: 15 Interesting Things of Vietnam.

15. What to expect from Vietnam Culture?

    • Expect a vibrant cultural tapestry in Vietnam, characterized by traditional values, a strong sense of community, and a deep-rooted respect for family. You’ll encounter a fusion of French, Chinese, and indigenous influences in art, architecture, and cuisine. Traditional water puppetry, folk music, and dance performances showcase the country’s artistic flair. The importance of rituals and festivals in daily life adds a colorful dimension, while the warmth and friendliness of the Vietnamese people make for a welcoming and enriching cultural experience.

16. What is the weather in Vietnam and what to expect?

    • Weather in Vietnam varies with a tropical climate featuring distinct wet and dry seasons. In the north, the dry season (October to April) brings cooler temperatures, while the wet season (May to September) is marked by higher humidity and heavy rainfall. Central Vietnam experiences a dry period (January to August) with lower humidity and a wet season (September to December) characterized by increased rainfall. In southern Vietnam, the dry season (December to April) offers warm temperatures, while the wet season (May to November) brings higher humidity and occasional heavy rainfall. For accurate information, check local forecasts.

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🚆 Train Schedule / Timetable – Dong Hoi to Da Nang + Train Tickets:

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Train Schedule - Dong Hoi to Da Nang

Departs in Dong Hoi

Arrival in Da Nang

Train Ticket

Train SE1 (seat, sleeper)

07:05

12:32

From $9.00

Train SE9 (seat, sleeper)

00:35

06:06

From $9.00

Train SE3 (seat, sleeper)

05:41

11:14

From $9.00

Train SE5 (seat, sleeper)

02:32

08:30

From $9.00

Train SE7 (seat, sleeper)

16:56

23:07

From $8.00

Train SE11 (seat, sleeper)

09:26

15:58

From $9.00

Train SE19 (seat, sleeper)

06:05

11:58

From $9.00

Violette Train SE1 (sleeper 4-berth)

07:05

12:32

From $45.00

Violette Train SE3 (sleeper 4-berth)

05:41

11:14

From $45.00

Violette Train SE19 (sleeper 4-berth)

06:05

11:58

From $45.00

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An Binh Tai Hotel in Da Nang (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels and hostels in Da Nang.
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City Hostel Da Nang (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap backpackers hostels in Da Nang.


2 Ways of Transfer from Dong Hoi to Da Nang:

1. TRAIN from Dong Hoi to Da Nang
Transport Options Train by Vietnam Railways
Travel Time About 5.5-6.5 hours
Train Tickets – Price One-way train ticket of Vietnam Railways costs about $8-25/pp
Luxury Tourist Trains New Livitrans Express + Violette Train (about $45-55 per person)
Departure Station Dong Hoi Railway Station (Tiểu Khu 4, Phường Nam Lý)
Arrival Station Da Nang Railway Station (791 Hải Phòng)
2. BUS from Dong Hoi to Da Nang
Transport Options Tourist Sleeper Bus
Bus Tickets – Price Bus ticket from Dong Hoi to Da Nang costs only about $12-23/pp
Travel Time About 5-6 hours
Bus Company Hai Hoang Gia, VietNam Travel Bus

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