How to get from HUE to PHONG NHA-KE BANG?

How to get from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang
Son Doong Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. How to get from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang? You can travel by bus or train+bus.

Bus – Hue to Phong Nha
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How to get from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang? By bus or train+bus.

    • From Hue to Phong Nha you can travel by bus or you can travel by combination of train+bus (if you do not travel by motorbike). Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is one of the most famous national parks in Vietnam. This park you will find in the Quảng Bình province, about 45 km from Dong Hoi town. You will find there many attractions for tourists, popular activities and also beautfiul caves and nature. The largest cave in the world – Son Doong Cave is in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is It was also one of the filming locations of the Kong-Skull Island movie in 2016. Phong Nha is about 45 from Dong Hoi city and Dong Hoi has a railway station and airport, but there are no flights between Hue and Dong Hou. You have to travel by land.
    • You can book bus/train tickets from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

Travel distance from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang is about 200 km.

    • Lots of tourists travel from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by local bus, taxi or motorbike. If you travel from the south to the north of Vietnam it is really good place to visit. You can travel from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by tourist buses of various bus companies. Travel by tourist bus from Hue to Phong Nha takes about 5 hours and bus tickets cost about $7-13/pp. If you want to travel by train, you can take a train from Hue to Dong Hoi and from Dong Hoi you can travel by local bus or taxi to Phong Nha. Travel time by bus from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha is about 1 hour. There are no direct flights from Hue to Phong Nha, because Phong Nha has no airport. You can find lots of good accommodation in Dong Hoi and Phong Nha-Ke Bang (hotels, homestays, hostels). You can book and buy bus tickets from Hue to Phong Nha online (recomended). From Phong Nha you can travel by bus to Hanoi.

How do I get from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang?


1. BUS from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang

    • travel by tourist bus from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang takes about 5 hours (about 200 km)
    • price of the bus tickets from Hue to Phong Nha is about $7-13/pp (seats or sleeper buses)
    • bus companies to Phong Nha: The SinhTourist, Hue Tourist, Queen Café, Hey Travel, Hung Thanh…
    • travel by bus is a popular and cheap option of transfer to Phong Nha
    • Book and buy bus tickets from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to Phong Nha by email, ready to print and present when boarding the bus in Hue
    • recommended – arrive 30 minutes before departure of the bus
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Bus of Hue Tourist company from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang (photo: 12go.asia).


2. TRAIN+BUS from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang


Another option how you can travel to Phong Nha. But first you have to travel by train to Dong Hoi.  Because travel time by train is only about 3 hours it is not necessary to bok sleeper berth, you can book cheap soft seat. And the second step is to travel by local bus or take a taxi to Phong Nha. If you want to explore Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park it is better to find your accommodation in Phong Nha, there are homestays or cheap guesthouses.

A) TRAIN from Hue to Dong Hoi

    • travel by trains in Vietnam is quite an interesting experience
    • lots of trains, mainly in the night hours
    • travel by train from Hue to Dong Hoi takes about 3 hours
    • vietnamese trains are modern and comfortable, you can buy food
    • one-way train ticket of Vietnam Railways costs about $5-10/pp, seat or hard bed
    • Livitrans Express, Violette train – luxury trains – one-way ticket costs about $30/pp
    • railway station in Hue – Hue Railway Station (2 Bui Thi Xuan Street)
    • railway station in Dong Hoi – Đồng Hới Railway Station (tiểu khu 4, Nam Lý)
    • Book and buy train tickets from Hue to Dong Hoi online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your train e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet

B) BUS or TAXI from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

    • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is about 45 km from Dong Hoi
    • travel by public bus from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha costs about $1.50-2.00/pp
    • it is also possible to travel by local bus from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha – read this article on Wikitravel.
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From Hue to Dong Hoi you can travel by train of Vietnam Railways. Soft seats and 4-berth cabin (photo: Baolau).

Baolau – Search, book, buy tickets + Flights
– Baolau company sells the train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (+Cambodia, Laos…)
– you can buy also a tickets of well-known bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Hung Thanh, Futabus, Sapa Express…)
– you can select a seat or berth in the train in Vietnam if you book your tickets on Baolau
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar… as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry/boat/speedboat tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Baferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Phnom Penh, ferry to Quan Lan..)
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, Kuala Lumpur to Singapore…)
– 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.asia – Search, book, buy tickets + Flights
– 12go.asia sell train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly to Thailand (VietnamCambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Xian, Beijing to Shanghai, Shanghai to Suzhou..)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Phi Phi
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Phuket, Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Chiang Mai
– if you buy train tickets in Thailand over 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– you can select a seat or berth in a train, read more inforamtion about trains in Thailand
– you can not use an online train e-ticket in Thailand (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Fansipan 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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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam.
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Tourist boats wat for visitors in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Son Doong Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Tourist boats at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang:

How to book and buy tickets from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang?

    • You can book tickets from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang online on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can also serach another route, Hue > Dong Hoi, Da Nang > Phong Nha…

How long does it take to get from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang?

    • Travel by tourist bus/minivan from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang takes about 5 hours.
    • Travel by train+bus from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang (via Dong Hoi) takes about 6-7 hours.

How much does it cost to travel from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang?

    • Travel by tourist bus/minivan from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang costs about $7-13/pp.
    • Travel by train+bus from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang (via Dong Hoi) costs about $8-13/pp.

What is the travel distance from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang?

    • Travel distance from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang is about 200 km by bus/minivan/motorbike.

Is there also another way how to get from Hue to Phong Nha?

    • You can also travel by train to Dong Hoi and in Dong Hoi you can take a local bus or private taxi to Phong Nha.

Is it possible to travel by plane from Hue to Phong Nha?

    • No, you can not travel by plane from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang, because there are no flights between these cities. Phong Nha does not have an airport. The closest airport is in Dong Hoi.

Is it possible to travel by motorbike from Hue to Phong Nha?

    • Yes, you can travel on a motorbike from Hue to Phong Nha, you have to obtain your IDP (International driving permitt). Use your motorbike only if you are an experienced motorbike driver. Drive carefully and slowly.

What is the fastest way of transport from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang?

    • The fastest option of transfer from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is to travel by tourist bus.

What is the closest airport to Phong Nha-Ke Bang?

    • The closest airport to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is in Dong Hoi. Travel distance from Phong Nha to Dong Hoi Airport is about 45 km. There are various flights from Dong Hoi Airport.

Do you want to book a tour to Phong Nha-Ke Bang?

    • It is no t a big problem, you can search and book a tour to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with Tourradar.

Where you can travel from Phong Nha-Ke Bang?

    • From Phong Nha-Ke Bang you can travel to the north of Vietnam – e.g. by tourist bus to Hanoi. Teoretically you can also travel by regular sleeper train or plane (direct flight) from Dong Hoi to Hanoi. You can also travel to Cat Ba Island, you should also know – travel by bus to the north of Vietnam takes a lot of time.

Bus from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang – Schedule / Timetable / Bus Tickets:

Bus Schedule - Hue to Phong Nha

Departs in Hue

Arrival in Phong Nha

Book bus tickets

Hey Travel (sleeper)

17:00

21:30

Book from $7.30

Hung Thanh (sleeper)

16:30

20:30

Book from $6.45

Queen Cafe (sleeper)

17:00

21:30

Book from $6.45

The SinhTourist

06:30

11:30

Book from $12.00

Hue Tourist

06:45

10:55

Book from $13.00


Bus from Phong Nha-Ke Bang to Hue – Schedule / Timetable / Bus Tickets:

Bus Schedule - Phong Nha to Hue

Departs in Phong Nha

Arrival in Hue

Bus Tickets

Hey Travel (sleeper)

04:00

07:00

From $8.20

Hung Thanh (sleeper)

04:00

08:00

From $6.45

Hung Thanh (sleeper)

07:00

11:00

From $6.45

Queen Cafe (sleeper)

04:30

07:30

From $6.45

BOOK TICKET TO HUE

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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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(You can change your route – eg. Hue to Dong Hoi, Hue to Da Nang…)


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