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How to get from Da Lat to Hoi An
How to travel from Da Lat to Hoi An (Da Nang)? You can travel to Hoi An by plane + bus,train + bus or bus.

1. Flight + Bus to Hoi An
2. Bus – Da Lat to Hoi An
3. Bus + Train to Hoi An
4. Private Car to Hoi An
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From Da Lat to Hoi An you can travel by plane, bus, train or private car.

    • The travel distance from Da Lat to Hoi An spans approximately 650 km by land, especially if you opt for a bus + train combination. Da Lat offers tourist buses to Hoi An and Da Nang, while trains connect Nha Trang to Da Nang Railway Station. Bus travel is the most economical option for reaching Hoi An from Da Lat, although it entails a lengthy journey of around 12-15 hours. For a quicker and more comfortable experience, consider a flight from Da Lat to Da Nang, taking approximately 1.5 hours. Upon arrival at Da Nang Airport, convenient bus/van services or private taxis are readily available for the 1.5-hour journey to Hoi An. Additionally, various buses operate between Da Nang city and Hoi An. From Da Lat, travelers can also journey to Hanoi in northern Vietnam. Easily book your bus/train tickets and flights from Da Lat to Hoi An + Da Nang online, following the instructions provided below.

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Travel distance from Da Lat to Hoi An is about 650 km by land.

    • Hoi An stands as one of the most visited destinations near Da Nang, offering a rich historical tapestry and captivating sites. Situated a mere 20 km from Da Nang, Hoi An is easily accessible from the third-largest city in Vietnam via bus or taxi. Since the 16th century, Hoi An has held significance as a pivotal seaport, influencing mainland Southeast Asia. Formerly known as Faifo during its heyday, Hoi An boasts a diverse architectural landscape shaped by various cultural influences, including Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese. Both Da Lat and Da Nang feature airports, facilitating convenient direct flights between the cities. From Hoi An, travelers can also journey by train or direct flight to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, or venture to Ninh Binh.
Transfer Mode – Da Lat to Hoi An: Travel Time Cost Range
Tourist Bus 12-15 hours $15 – $40
Plane + Bus (via Da Nang) 3-4 hours $120+
Bus + Train (via Nha Trang, Da Nang) 17 hours $25+
Private Car / Taxi (SUV, Minivan) 12 hours $325-415/car

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How do I get from Da Lat to Hoi An?


1. FLIGHT + BUS from Da Lat to Hoi An

The fastest and most convenient, but not the cheapest, is to travel by air and then by bus or private transfer from Da Lat to Hoi An via Da Nang city. This transfer variant therefore has only 2 steps in total. The nearest airport to Hoi An is Da Nang International Airport, which is located approximately 30 km from Hoi An (see Vietnam airports map).

So using a direct flight to Da Nang will be the fastest transfer option to Hoi An city. And from Da Nang Airport or Da Nang City, you can travel to Hoi An by bus or other private transfer, such as a minibus or minivan. There are direct flights from Da Lat to Da Nang, mostly Economy class, but they have limited flight schedules and are mainly operated by Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways.

The direct flight time from Da Lat (Lien Khuong Airport) to Da Nang is approximately 1.5 hour and prices range from $60-130/pp, these prices may vary slightly during different seasons. Da Nang Airport is located a short distance from the city of Da Nang, so it is advisable to visit this city first and then take a trip to the town of Hoi An, which is about 20 km from Da Nang. By flying you will save a lot of time than traveling by bus or train through Nha Trang.

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After arriving at Da Nang airport, you can immediately continue your journey to Hoi An, as there are various bus lines, minibuses and minivans directly to Hoi An city from the airport. And there are really a lot of these connections and you will definitely choose your suitable connection, the timetables are really long.

Some of the companies that operate private transfers from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An are: Barri Ann Travel, Hoi An Express, April Adventure or iHome Transfer. Most of these companies will offer you comfortable and fast minibuses or minivans, and the travel time from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An is approximately 1-1.5 hours, and minibus tickets range from $4.70-10.00/pp, depending on the company and the type of bus or minibus.

It is also possible to book your private car/taxi from this airport, which will take you, for example, directly to the place where you will be accommodated in Hoi An. Minibuses or various private minivans can arrive at different places in Hoi An, you will always see this before ordering tickets, read everything carefully. All tickets for minibuses and other transfers to Hoi An can be easily found online and in advance.

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From Da Lat to Da Nang you can travel by plane, there are some direct flights.


2. BUS from Da Lat to Hoi An (or Da Nang)

The cheapest transport option, which is also suitable for low-cost travelers from Da Lat to Hoi An or Da Nang, is a sleeper bus. It must be emphasized that even sleeper buses may not be very comfortable for such a long journey, but if you are dealing with the budget of your trip, there is no other even cheaper transport option.

There are various sleeper buses from Da Lat to Hoi An from different companies such as Viet Nam Travel Bus, An Phu Travel, Techubs VN, Duc Duong Bus, Grouptour, Hanh Café, Phuong Trang – Futabus or Thanh Thuy Da Lat and the journey time is approx. 12-15 hours. That being said, the sleeper bus is the cheapest option to get to Hoi An and bus tickets cost an average of $15-40/pp, depending on the type of bus you choose.

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A little older, but also very new sleeper buses can go to Hoi An or the city of Da Nang. Please note that additional stops are made during the journey, so the travel time must also be taken as an approximation. Most of these buses often continue to other places in central Vietnam, some also go to the city of Da Nang, for example, and from there you have to travel by another bus or another private transfer to Hoi An.

Sleeper buses depart from various locations in Da Lat and also arrive at various locations or stops in Hoi An, you will always see this information when ordering tickets online. Most of these buses leave in the afternoon, go overnight and you will arrive in Hoi An the next morning or early morning, and can travel around 40 passengers in each bus. Bus tickets from Da Lat to Hoi An are easy to find and buy online in advance.

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From Da Lat to Hoi An or Da Nang you can also travel by sleeper tourist bus (photo. 12go.asia).


3. BUS + TRAIN + BUS from Da Lat to Hoi An

Another way of traveling to Hoi An from Da Lat, which has 3 steps, is to travel by bus and train via Nha Trang and Da Nang city. This is a suitable choice for low-cost travelers who want to visit Nha Trang and Da Nang on the way, and then transfer to Hoi An from Da Nang.

There is no direct railway from Da Lat to Da Nang, so if you would like to go by train to Da Nang, you have to take a bus or other private transfer to Nha Trang first, which is approximately 140 km. There are various private bus companies and carriers operating from Da Lat to Nha Trang such as Phuong Trang, Cat Thien Hai Travel, iHome Transfer, Techbus VN, Khanh Phong, Minh Tri Limousine and Hanh Café.

These carriers offer a variety of modern minibuses, buses or minivans and the journey from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes approximately 4 hours, tickets for these minibuses and buses cost an average of $7-14/pp.  Minibuses arrive at various locations in Nha Trang, but it’s no problem to transfer afterwards to the train station in the city center and continue your journey by train to Da Nang.

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From Nha Trang to Da Nang, several Vietnam Railways trains depart every day, as well as tourist comfort sleeper trains such as Violette Express Train, Livitrans Express. Since this is a journey that takes approximately 9-11 hours, it is advisable to choose a sleeping bed where you can rest a little.

Vietnam Railways trains offer cabins for 4-6 passengers with these beds, tourist trains have cabins with sleeping beds mostly for 4 passengers, exceptionally for 2 people. You pay an average of $12-50/pp (seats or beds) for train tickets from Nha Trang to Da Nang, tourist sleeper trains are usually a bit more expensive than regular trains.

Trains arrive at Da Nang Railway Station and from there or from the city center you can continue by tourist bus / minivan or other private transfer like Grab, to Hoi An.

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The last, i.e. the 3rd step of your trip will be the transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An. It is a short transfer, the city of Hoi An is approximately 25 km from the center of Da Nang, and there are many buses, private minibuses, minivans or private cars, taxis or Grab. Some companies you can use for transportation are Barri Ann Travel, April Adventure, Techbus VN, Queen Cafe, Hoi An Express and more.

The travel time by bus or private transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An is approximately 1-1.5 hours, depending on the specific transport company and possibly the traffic situation between the cities. But usually the bus transfer is also problem-free and without delays.

Renting motorbikes is also a popular choice among travelers, but you must have an international driver’s license with a valid motorbike license if you want to ride a motorbike in Vietnam. You can find tickets for all the above transfers to Hoi An easily online and in advance. Always read carefully all other instructions related to transfers and tickets.

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From Da Lat to Hoi An you can also travel by bus + train by Vietnam Railways via Nha Trang.


4. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Da Lat to Hoi An

The last and at the same time the most expensive transport option from Da Lat to Hoi An is a private car / taxi with a driver. If you are traveling in a group of several people, e.g. 4-11 people, you can book a private SUV type car for 4 people or a comfortable minivan for up to 11 people.

It can be a suitable transfer option for those who don’t mind the travel budget and want to see Vietnam from the road. The company that operates private cars from Da Lat to Hoi An – Mui Ne Sky Travel will offer you comfortable modern air-conditioned cars in the price range of $325-415/car.

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If you drive such a private car from Da Lat to Hoi An, the journey will take approximately 12 hours, it may vary depending on the traffic on the roads. The advantage is that you can use these private cars to depart from your chosen location in Da Lat and arrive in Hoi An to your desired location as well. When reserving your car to Hoi An, always carefully read the conditions and instructions for this trip provided by the company.

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From Da Lat to Hoi An or Da Nang you can also travel by private taxi/car (photo: Mui Ne Sky Travel, 12go.asia).


❓ FAQ + Tips – Travel from Da Lat to Hoi An (Da Nang):

1. How to book tickets/flights from Da Lat to Hoi An/Da Nang?

    • You can book tickets/flights from Da Lat to Hoi An/Da Nang on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can change your travel route, e.g. Da Lat to Nha Trang, Nha Trang to Da Nang, Da Nang to Hoi An…

2. How long does it take to travel from Da Lat to Hoi An?

    • Travel by sleeper bus from Da Lat to Hoi An takes about 15-17 hours.
    • Travel by plane + bus from Da Lat to Hoi An (via Da Nang) takes about 3-4 hours.
    • Travel by bus + train from Da Lat to Hoi An (via Nha Trang, Da Nang) takes about 17 hours.
      Travel by private car/taxi from Da Lat to Hoi An takes about 12 hours.

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

    • Travel distance from Da Lat to Hoi An is about 650 km by bus + train and about 470 km by plane to Da Nang. However, this distance can be different, it depends on the specific transfers of the transport companies.

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

    • Travel by sleeper tourist bus from Da Lat to Hoi An / Da Nang costs about $15-40/pp.
    • Travel by plane + bus from Da Lat to Hoi An (via Da Nang) costs about $120+/pp.
    • Travel by bus + train from Da Lat to Hoi An (via Nha Trang, Da Nang) costs about $25+/pp.
    • Travel by private car/taxi from Da Lat to Hoi An costs about $325-415/vehicle.

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

    • The best and comfortable way of transport from Da Lat to Hoi An is to travel by plane + bus/van with stop in Da Nang. 1.step – direct flight from Da Lat to Da Nang (1.5 hour), 2.step – bus/van from Da Nang to Hoi An (1.5 hour).

6. What is the cheapest way of travel from Da Lat to Hoi An?

    • The cheapest way of travel from Da Lat to Hoi An is to use a travel by sleeper bus. Bus tickets start already at $15/pp.

7. Where to travel from Hoi An?

8. Is there an airport in Hoi An?

    • Hoi An does not have an airport in the town, the closest airport is Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang. Da Nang International Airport is about 30 km from Hoi An.

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

    • You can take a cheap van or private taxi from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An, ticket for van costs only about $4.80, taxi from Da Nang Airport costs about $14-35 (depends on the type of car (vehicle, SUV, minivan, van…). Book your tickets from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An on Baolau or 12go.asia.

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

    • There are various tourist buses and taxi companies from Hoi An to Da Nang. You can book bus tickets or private taxi from Hoi An to Da Nang online on Baolau or 12go.asia.

11. What to see and do in Hoi An?

    • You can visit: Hoi An Central Market, Cham Islands, An Bang Beach, Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An Old Town, Japanese Covered Bridge, Fujian Assembly Hall, Museum of Trade Ceramics, Trip to My Son Sanctuary

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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15 best cheap hotels + homestays in Hoi An. Hoi An green apple hotel (photo: Agoda)
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15 best luxury hotels + resorts in Hoi An. La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa (photo: Agoda)


3 Popular Ways of Transfer from Da Lat to Hoi An:

1. PLANE + BUS from Da Lat to Hoi An:
A) FLIGHT from Da Lat to Da Nang
Transport Time About 1.5 hour
Flight Ticket Cost About $60-130/pp
Airports Lien Khuong Airport (Da Lat), Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang)
B) BUS / VAN / TAXI from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An
Transport Time About 1 hour
Bus Ticket Cost About $5-7/pp
Bus Companies April Adventure, Hoi An Express, Barri Ann Travel, Hanh Cafe…
2. SLEEPER BUS from Da Lat to Hoi An (or Da Nang):
Transport Time About 12-15 hours
Bus Ticket Cost About $15-40/pp
Bus Companies Viet Nam Travel Bus, An Phu Travel, Techubs VN, Duc Duong Bus, Grouptour, Phuong Trang…
3. BUS + TRAIN from Da Lat to Hoi An (via Nha Trang):
A) BUS / MINIBUS from Da Lat to Nha Trang
Transport Time About 4 hours
Bus Ticket Cost About $6-14/pp
B) TRAIN (Flight) from Nha Trang to Da Nang
Transport Time About 9-11 hours (train), about 1.5 hours (flight)
Train / Flight Ticket Cost About $12-50/pp (train), about $35-50/pp (flight)
Train Companies Vietnam Railways, Violette Express, Livitrans Express
C) BUS / VAN / TAXI from Da Nang to Hoi An
Transport Time About 1-1.5 hour
Bus Ticket Cost About $5-17/pp
Bus Companies Barri Ann Travel, April Adventure, Techbus VN, Queen Cafe, Hoi An Express…

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