How to get from HANOI to DONG HOI (2020)?

How to get from Hanoi to Dong Hoi (Phong Nha)

Son Doong Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is the largest cave in the world.


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    • Dong Hoi – the starting point for exploring Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Dong Hoi City (Quang Binh province) is not so famous and visited city like another cities in central Vietnam, for example like Hue or Hoi An. Dong Hoi is in the north of central Vietnam, 500 km south from Hanoi and 150 km north from Hue. But also in Dong Hoi there are also some nice beaches at the ocean. Dong Hoi is the starting point when you want to visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park or the largest and world famous cave – Son Doong cave (Sơn Đoòng).
    • You can book tickets/flights from Hanoi to Dong Hoi on Baolau or 12go.asia

From Hanoi to Dong Hoi you can travel by train, bus or plane (direct flight).

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Dong Hoi is about 500 km by train/bus and about 450 km by plane. From Hanoi to Dong Hoi you can travel by train (there are regular trains and luxury tourist trains). Travel by train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi takes about 10 hours and train tickets cost about $12-30/pp, depends on the type of train. You can also travel by sleeper tourist bus, but it is better to travel by train. The best way how to reach Dong Hoi from Hanoi is to book a direct flight. There direct flight to Dong Hoi are also very cheap, one-way flight costs about $25-40. If you want to get to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park you can take a sleeper bus from Hanoi. You can book train or bus tickets and direct flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi in central Vietnam easily online.


How do I get from Hanoi to Dong Hoi?


1. TRAIN from Hanoi to Dong Hoi

    • trains in Vietnam is quite an interesting experience
    • travel by train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi takes about 10 hours
    • trains in Vietnam are comfortable and renowated, you can buy snack + foods
    • see the Vietnam Railway Map
    • one-way train ticket from Hanoi to Dong Hoi costs about $12-30/pp (hard or soft seats, hard+soft berth)
    • also luxury trains – Violette Train, Lotus Train, Laman Express and Livitrans Express (about $79-125)
    • Laman Express SE19 – 2-4 berth cabin
    • train station in Hanoi – Hanoi Railway Station (120 Đường Lê Duẩn)
    • train station in Dong Hoi – Đồng Hới Railway Station (tiểu khu 4, Nam Lý)
    • Book and buy train e-tickets from Hanoi to Dong Hoi online on Baolau or 12go.asia
    • this is a top travel route from Hanoi to Dong Hoi – recommended – book and buy your train tickets online!
    • you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet
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Trains in Vietnam are renovated, new and clean. Soft seats and 4-berth cabin (photo: Baolau)

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Laman Express Train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi – luxury tourist train (photo: Baolau)


2. BUS from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
 

    • there are several buses from Hanoi to Dong Hoi, but it is better to travel by train
    • bus companies to Dong Hoi: Hoang Long, Hung Thanh… (sleeper + overnight buses)
    • one-way bus ticket from Hanoi to Dong Hoi costs about $13
    • travel by bus from Hanoi to Dong Hoi takes about 9-10 hours
    • some buses arrive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Dong Hoi online on Baolau or 12go.asia
    • you will receive your e-ticket to Dong Hoi/Phong Nha by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus in Hanoi

Bus of Hoang Long – come to ticket boot of Hoang Long (Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station, 2nd floor) and present your voucher to change for bus ticket.  ARRIVE AT THE STATION AT LEAST 1 HOUR (60 MINUTES) BEFORE DEPARTURE TIME BECAUSE HOANG LONG MAY CHANGE DEPARTURE TIME AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MISS THE BUS IF YOU ARRIVE LATE AFTER THIS (more info on 12go.asia).

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Bus of Hoang Long company – Hanoi to Dong Hoi  (photo: 12go.asia).

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Bus of the Hung Thanh company – Hanoi to Phong Nha  (photo: Baolau).


3. FLIGHTS from Hanoi to Dong Hoi icon-plane

    • the fastest way how to get from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
    • price of the one-way direct flight to Dong Hoi from Hanoi starts already at $25-40
    • some flights of Vietnam Airlines or Bamboo Airways from Hanoi to Dong Hoi per a day
    • airport in Hanoi – Noi Bai International Airport
    • airport in Dong Hoi – Đồng Hới Airport (4 km from the city centre)
    • flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi takes about 1,5 hour
    • Book and buy your direct flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi on Baolau or 12go.asia


How to get from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang?
 

    • yes, there are sleeper buses of the Hung Thanh and Queen Cafe Bus (comfortable, modern, sleeper buses)
    • one-way bus ticket price is about 300 000 viet.dongs ($13)
    • travel by bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes about 9-10,5 hours
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang on Baolau
    • you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus

How to get from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park?


Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is about 45 km from Dong Hoi city. You can rent a motorbike in the city or find a taxi or mototaxi. It is also possible to go by bus from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha – read this article on Wikitravel.



Baolau – search, book and buy tickets or flights

– Baolau company sells the train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (+Laos, Cambodia)
– you can buy also a tickets of well-known bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Hung Thanh, Phuong Trang…)
– you can select a seat or berth in a train in Vietnam
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar, Air Asia… as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Ba, Con Dao to Saigon, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Phnom Penh…)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read also frequently asked questions
on Baolau

12go – search, book and buy tickets or flights

– 12go.asia sells the train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly to Thailand (VietnamLaos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Shanghai, Beijing to Xian, Shanghai to Hangzhou..)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Rong, Koh Phangan, Koh TaoKoh Phi Phi
– tickets for the major transport routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Koh Kood, Bangkok to Ayutthaya, Bangkok to Chiang Mai
– it is possible to use an online train e-ticket in Vietnam (not in Thailand), you can select a seat or berth in a train
– you can not use an online train e-ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– read more inforamtion about trains in Thailand
– if you order an train ticket in Baolau or 12go for tourist trains in Vietnam to Sapa (Orient Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– read an article about transportation in Vietnam and information about 12go.asia

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Son Doong cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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Dong Hoi City – 45 km from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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BeHome HomeStay in Phong Nha-Ke Bang (photo: Agoda). 15 best hotels + homestays in Phong Nha-Ke Bang.

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Vagibi Motel in Dong Hoi (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels + homestays in Dong Hoi.

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Muong Thanh Luxury Nhat Le Hotel (photo. Agoda). 10 best luxury hotels + resorts in Dong Hoi.


Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (45 km from Dong Hoi)
offers a lot of activities for tourists and visitors from all the world, it is a more popular place for tourists. For example kayaking, boat tours, exploring the caves and trekking in the nature. Song Doong cave was opened for tourists in 2013 and you can buy eg. 5 days expedition in the price of around 3000-4000 Usd in Oxalis company. In this moment it is the only operator to bring tourists to Hang En/Son Doong cave. You can also find accommodation around Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (hotel, homestay, hostel).



Frequently asked questions – Hanoi to Dong Hoi:


How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Dong Hoi?

    • Travel by plane from Hanoi to Dong Hoi takes about 1,5 hours.
    • Travel by train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi takes about 10 hours.
    • Travel by sleeper bus from Hanoi to Dong Hoi takes about 9-10 hours.

What is the travel distance from Hanoi to Dong Hoi?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Dong Hoi is about 500 km by train/bus and about 450 km by plane.

How much does it cost to travel from Hanoi to Dong Hoi?

    • Travel by plane from Hanoi to Dong Hoi costs about $25-40.
    • Travel by train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi costs about $12-125 (depends on the type of train).
    • Travel by sleeper bus from Hanoi to Dong Hoi costs about $13.

Are there also some luxury tourist trains from Hanoi to Dong Hoi?

    • Yes, from Hanoi to Dong Hoi you can travel by luxury tourist trains of Laman Express, Lotus Train, Violette Train, New Livitrans Express. Laman Express Train and Lotus Train have also 2 or 4 berths in cabin.

What to choose – train, bus or plane from Hanoi to Dong Hoi?

    • If you do not want to travel by plane, you should definitely to travel by train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi. Sleeper trains are comfortable and much better then sleeper bus. The best way is to travel by plane, flights from Hanoi to Dong Hoi are sometimes very cheap and direct flight takes only about 1.5 hour.

What is the cheapest way of transport from Hanoi to Dong Hoi?

    • The most cheapest way of getting to Dong Hoi from Hanoi is to travel by tourist sleeper bus. Another cheap way is to travel by train to Dong Hoi – hard seat, but you do not want to spend 10 hours on a hard seat.

What you should not miss if you travel from Hanoi to Dong Hoi?

    • If you are traveling from Hanoi to Dong Hoi you should not miss Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh is a tourist place, but offers ver nice places, boat tourist, historical sites and nature. From Ninh Binh you can travel by train or bus to Dong Hoi.

Where to travel from Dong Hoi?

Where to book and buy tickets from Hanoi to Ho Dong Hoi?

    • You can book your e-ticket from Hanoi to Dong Hoi on Baolau or 12go.asia
    • You can also book another tickets, e.g. Hanoi > Phong Nha, Dong Hoi > Hue…


Train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi – Schedule / Timetable + Train Tickets:

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Train Schedule - Hanoi to Dong Hoi

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Dong Hoi

Train ticket - Price

Train SE1 (soft seat, sleeper)

22:20

07:45

From $18.80

Train SE3 (soft seat, sleeper)

19:25

05:18

From $18.50

Train SE5 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

8:50

19:13

From $10.60

Train SE7 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

6:00

16:11

From $13.00

Train SE9 (soft+hard seat, sleeper)

14:25

01:19

From $12.80

Train SE11 (soft seat, sleeper)

08:00

18:25

From $19.40

Train SE17 (soft seat, sleeper)

20:45

06:43

From $19.80

Train SE19 (soft seat, sleeper)

20:10

05:59

From $17.80

Violette Trains SE1 (sleeper)

22:20

07:52

From $68.00

Violette Trains SE3 (sleeper)

19:30

05:20

From $68.00

New Livitrans Express SE3 (sleeper)

19:30

05:20

From $68.00

Laman Express SE19 (sleeper)

20:10

05:59

From $79.70

Lotus Train SE19 (sleeper)

20:10

05:59

From $75-125

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Bus from Hanoi to Dong Hoi/Phong Nha – Schedule / Timetable + Bus Tickets:

Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Dong Hoi

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Dong Hoi

Hung Thanh

18:30

03:30

Hung Thanh

19:00

04:00

Hoang Long

07:00

16:30

Hoang Long

13:00

22:30

Hoang Long

20:00

05:30

Hoang Long

21:30

07:00



Book your train, bus or flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi + Schedule:

(You can change your departure and arrival…eg. Hanoi to Da Nang, Hue to Da Nang…)


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