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How to get from Hue to Hoi An (Da Nang)
How to get from Hue to Hoi An? From Hue to Hoi An you can travel by combination of bus or train.

1. Bus – Hue to Hoi An
2. Train+Bus – Hue to Hoi An
3. Taxi/Car – Hue to Hoi An
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From Hue to Hoi An you can travel by bus/van or train+bus via Da Nang.

    • Embark on a picturesque journey from Hue to Hoi An, a historic gem nestled in central Vietnam, with a travel distance spanning approximately 130 km by land. Transportation options abound, ranging from tourist buses, vans, private taxis, to trains bound for Da Nang. Traveling by bus or private minivan / minibus from Hue to Hoi An offers a swift and convenient option, with a travel time of approximately 4 hours, while opting for the train+bus route via Da Nang extends the journey to around 5 hours.
    • Bus tickets from Hue to Hoi An are budget-friendly, starting at just $6-8 per person, while train tickets from Hue to Da Nang range from $3 to $7 per person. For a seamless and comfortable journey, consider traveling by bus or minibus, or opt for the convenience of a private taxi, as trains from Hue terminate in Da Nang, requiring an additional bus transfer to Hoi An. Upon reaching Da Nang, take a moment to unwind and soak in the coastal charm of this vibrant city before continuing your journey to Hoi An.

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    • Explore the enchanting allure of Hoi An, an ancient city steeped in history and charm, easily accessible from Hue. Positioned just 20 km from Da Nang, Hoi An beckons travelers with its rich heritage and captivating ambiance. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An enthralls visitors with its well-preserved ancient town and vibrant cultural tapestry. Whether opting for a scenic bus journey or a train ride to Da Nang followed by a short bus trip, travelers will find this route among the most popular in central Vietnam.
    • While there are no direct flights connecting Hue and Hoi An, sightseeing flights between Hue and Da Nang offer breathtaking aerial views of the region. Before venturing into the ancient streets of Hoi An, acquaint yourself with the local weather conditions by perusing our comprehensive guide: Weather in Hoi An.
Transfer Mode – Hue to Hoi An: Travel Time Cost Range
Bus / Van 3.5-4.5 hours $6-15/pp
Private Taxi 2.5-3 hours $40-140/car
Train + Bus 5 hours $10-13/pp

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How do I get from Hue to Hoi An?


1. BUS / MINIVAN from Hue to Hoi An

A popular, fast, but also low-cost transfer option to Hoi An from Hue in central Vietnam is a trip by tourist bus or smaller minivan or minibus. Transportation by bus and minivan is an ideal choice even for solo low-cost travelers, providing them with a comfortable transfer at a good price. It is a used bus route in the area and many companies operate services here.

Some of these transport companies are Techbus VN, Vietnam Travel Bus, Queen Cafe, Hanh Cafe, Hoi An Express, Hue Tourist, Sapa Discovery Travel, Duc Duong, Luxury Van Limousine, Full Moon Party Tour, iVietnam Travel, Vietnam Explore Travel , Group Tour, Green Trips, April Adventure, To Vietnam Travel, Hoi An Food Tour.

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Most of these companies offer comfortable minivans or various buses with beds or seats. Using a smaller minivan or minibus will suffice for this route, which are very comfortable and the ticket prices are low. Buses and minivans depart from different locations, e.g. from specific hotels in Hue and in Hoi An they also arrive at different locations, you will see this information when ordering tickets.

The advantage of this type of transfer is also that the buses and minivans go directly to Hoi An, so there is no need to transfer as in the case of the train that goes to Da Nang. The travel time by minivan or bus from Hue to Hoi An is approximately 3.5-4.5 hours, although this time may sometimes vary depending on the traffic situation in the area.

Bus tickets from Hue to Hoi An cost between $6-15/pp, mostly classic older sleeper buses are cheaper than modern minivans. You can search and book these tickets online even in advance. Always read carefully where the buses depart and arrive from and look at the ticket information to avoid any complications.

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From Hue to Hoi An you can travel by minivan, minibus or tourist sleeper bus (photo: 12go.asia).


2. TRAIN + BUS from Hue to Hoi An

Traveling by train from Hue to Hoi An is also possible, but the trains go to Da Nang and from there you have to use another transfer by bus or private car to Hoi An. This option therefore has 2 steps and takes longer than a journey by modern minivan or bus. Even so, this low-cost option is still used and offers an interesting train ride through the Hai Van mountain pass, the most impressive mountain pass in central Vietnam.

The first step is to travel by train from Hue to Da Nang city. This is a very popular railway route where you will see the beautiful coast of Central Vietnam and the Hai Van Pass. The train transfer is a low-cost transportation option, and tickets for regular Vietnam Railways trains from Hue to Da Nang cost approximately $3 to $10 per seat.

There are also sleeping beds on offer, but you probably won’t use them at this distance, they are even more expensive than the seats. Sometimes there are also tourist sleeper trains in operation, but it also makes no sense to use them for this shorter route. Da Nang train station, where the trains arrive, is in the city center and from there you can continue by minivan or bus to Hoi An.

The train transfer from Hue to Da Nang takes approximately 2.5-3 hours and usually this time is kept. If you want to see the coast from the train, you have to sit on the left side of the train, where you will have a view of the ocean. You can find and book train tickets from Hue to Da Nang easily online, even in advance.

Regular trains of Vietnam Railways also accept train tickets on mobile phones, so it is not necessary to print them. However, always carefully read the current instructions for tickets and train travel.

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The second step is to travel by bus, minivan from Da Nang to Hoi An city. It is an easy and shorter route with a distance of about 30 km. Between Da Nang and Hoi An you can use a number of different buses and comfortable modern minivans from different companies. Some of these companies operating between Da Nang and Hoi An are Barri Ann Travel, April Adventure, Grouptour, Duc Duong, Techbus VN, Queen Cafe, Hoi An Express, Hoi An Food Tour and others.

The journey by bus or minivan from Da Nang to Hoi An takes approximately 1-1.5 hours and tickets cost between $2-17/pp. Classic larger buses tend to be a cheaper option than modern smaller minivans.

Some minivans may leave directly from the train station, but other buses depart from various locations in Da Nang and also arrive at various locations in Hoi An, you will see this information when ordering your tickets. Again, you can search and book bus tickets from Da Nang to Hoi An online and in advance.

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You can travel from Hue to Da Nang by train (photo: Baolau)


3. TAXI / PRIVATE CAR from Hue to Hoi An

The most convenient and fastest, but at the same time the most expensive transport option from Hue to Hoi An city is by private car/taxi with a driver. Those who are looking for privacy during transport and prefer comfort and service at the expense of price can choose from a number of modern cars of various types. Such as small cars, SUVs, Jeeps and even minivans or minibuses for groups of people.

These modern and fast cars from Hue to Hoi An are offered by various companies such as April Adventure, Saigon DMC, Ouros Travel, Taxi with VTS, Cocovip Limousine, Khan Tran, VM Travel, Dichung Taxi. Most of these companies are also well rated by other travelers. Driving time by private car / taxi from Hue to Hoi An takes approximately 2-3 hours and prices range from $40-140/car.

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These prices are based on the type of car, the number of passengers and where you are going from and to, smaller cars tend to be cheaper than, for example, minivans or minibuses for groups of travelers. The advantage is that you can know exactly where you are going from and where you are going in Hoi An, this way you will save even more time than if you were to go by bus or train via Da Nang.

You can search and book your private car with a private driver from Hue to Hoi An town easily online and in advance. Always carefully read all instructions related to this type of transfer and follow all applicable conditions.

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Private taxi/car by VTS Taxi from Hue to Hoi An (photo: 12go.asia).


4. From Hue to Hoi An on Motorbike

A popular transport option for more adventurous solo travelers from Hue to Hoi An is a motorbike trip. Many travelers rent a motorbike in Vietnam and travel on their own axis. It is often a very good decision, as you can get to very authentic and interesting places on a motorbike.

Foreign travelers also travel between Hue and Hoi An by motorbike, admiring the fascinating Hai Van mountain pass that you will drive through. It is definitely recommended to ride it on a motorbike and not to miss it on your way to Da Nang or Hoi An. However, motorbikes in Vietnam can only be driven by people with an International Driving Permit and a valid motorbike license.

You should also definitely have some experience driving a motorcycle, also be aware that local drivers often don’t follow the rules and some cars drive in an aggressive style. It is also possible to book a motorbike trip between Hue and Da Nang – Hoi An from one of the local motorbike rental companies or travel agencies.

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The motorbike ride from Hue to Hoi An takes approximately 5 hours, even with shorter stops along the way. Very experienced drivers can drive this route in less time, but it is more advisable to drive cautiously and more slowly.

Renting a motorbike in Vietnam costs around $8-15/pp for 1 day, this can vary depending on the type of motorbike, the more powerful the motorbike, the more expensive it is. In Hue, you can use the company Motorvina to rent a motorbike, or you can search for motorbike and scooter rentals on the online platform Bikesbooking.


5. Travel by Plane from Hue to Da Nang

The last possibility that you can also travel from Hue to the nearby city of Da Nang is to travel by a small sightseeing plane of the company Hai Au Aviation. Regular commercial direct flights between Hue and Da Nang are not available, so only this air option of a sightseeing flight is possible. It can be an interesting diversion for many travelers to see this area of ​​Vietnam from the clouds.

Hai Au Aviation operates a direct flight from Hue to Da Nang with a Cessna Grand Caravan 208B-EX aircraft, which is for a small group of people and you can also use it for a return flight. Flight time from Hue to Da Nang by Hai Au Aviation flight takes approximately 40 minutes. These private sightseeing flights are operated from Phu Bai Airport to Da Nang Airport.

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Hoi An Ancient Town at night.


FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Hue to Hoi An:

1. How to book and buy tickets from Hue to Hoi An (Da Nang)?

    • You can book your tickets from Hue to Hoi An online on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can also search and book another travel route, e.g. Hue > Da Nang, Da Nang > Hoi An…

2. What is the travel time from Hue to Hoi An?

    • Transfer by train+bus to Hoi An from Hue via Da Nang takes about 5 hours.
    • Transfer by tourist bus or minivan to Hoi An from Hue takes about 3.5-4.5 hours.
    • Transfer by taxi/private car to Hoi An from Hue takes about 2-3 hours.

3. What is the travel distance from Hue to Hoi An?

4. How much does it cost to travel from Hue to Hoi An?

    • Travel by train+bus to Hoi An from Hue costs about $10-13/pp.
    • Travel by tourist bus or minivan to Hoi An from Hue costs about $6-15/pp.
    • Travel by taxi/private car to Hoi An from Hue costs about $40-140/car.

5. What is the best way of transport from Hue to Hoi An?

    • The best and most comfortable and fastest way of transport from Hue to Hoi An is to travel by direct bus or van, tickets are cheap and buses are comfortable. If you are a experienced motorbike driver, you should think about traveling by motorbike through the Hai Van Pass.

6. What is the most cheapest way of transport from Hue to Hoi An?

    • The most cheapest way of transport from Hue to Hoi An is to travel by bus, the bus tickets start at $6/pp.

7. Is it possible to travel from Hue to Da Nang by plane?

    • Yes, from April 2019, you can travel by plane from Hue to Da Nang, this plane is operated by Hai Au Aviation (Seaplanes.vn) and one-way flight takes about 40 minutes and costs about $155.

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

    • From Da Nang to Hoi An you can travel by bus or private taxi. Hoi An is only about 20 km from Da Nang and there are various tourist buses between these cities. Check Baolau or 12go.asi and you can book bus tickets to Hoi An online.

9. Hai Van Pass – What to see and how to move?

    • Hai Van Pass is one of the most impressive place about 20 km from Da Nang. The best way how to explore this place is to travel on motorbike, you can rent a motorbike in Da Nang. Read this article: Hai Van Pass – Travel Guide.

10. Where to travel from Hoi An?

    • From Hoi An you can travel and continue to southern Vietnam. You can travel by bus/train to Nha Trang and from Nha Trang you can travel by train or plane to Ho Chi Minh City.

11. Where to travel from Da Nang?

    • From Da Nang you can travel to the south of Vietnam. You can travel by train, bus or plane to Nha Trang. Teoretically you can take a train or flight to the 2nd largest city of Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City.

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 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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03:15

06:30

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04:15

07:30

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05:45

09:15

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13:15

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20:45

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Full Moon Party

07:00

10:20

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08:00

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Grouptour

07:15

10:35

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08:15

12:55

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11:30

15:50

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Vietnam Travel Bus

07:25

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11:50

14:55

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11:00

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11:50

15:10

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13:20

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06:00

09:15

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07:00

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08:00

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06:30

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Train Schedule - Hue to Da Nang

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Train SE7 (seat, sleeper)

20:38

23:07

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Train SE1 (seat, sleeper)

10:04

12:32

From $3.60

Train SE3 (seat, sleeper)

08:45

11:14

From $3.60

Train SE9 (seat, sleeper)

03:37

06:06

From $4.30

Train SE5 (seat, sleeper)

05:39

08:30

From $4.30

Train SE19 (seat, sleeper)

09:20

11:58

From $8.00

Train HÐ1 (seat, sleeper)

07:35

10:30

From $7.00

Train SE11 (seat, sleeper)

12:39

15:58

From $4.00

Train HÐ3 (seat, sleeper)

14:25

18:00

From $7.00

Livitrans SE1 (sleeper)

10:04

12:32

From $24.80

Violette Train SE1 (sleeper)

10:04

12:32

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Violette Train SE3 (sleeper)

08:45

11:14

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