Da Nang To Hoi An By Bus, Taxi, Van From Usd 7

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Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most enchanting cities. Holiday makers from all over the world flock to lớn Vietnam to lớn soak up Hoi An’s charming mustard yellow ancient town each year. But despite its obvious popularity, getting to lớn Hoi An will require organizing a form of transportation from much larger domain authority Nang.

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Why? Because Hoi An does not have an airport or a train station. Nearby domain authority Nang played a significant role in Vietnam’s history as a major French colonial port & the city has grown into a busy tourist destination. Vietnam’s third largest city contains both an international airport and a train station on the main line between Ho bỏ ra Minh City và Hanoi.

This transport guide details the best travel options between da Nang & Hoi An for holiday makers and backpackers traversing the country. Plus we will look at how to get to domain authority Nang, & how you can brave sleeper buses directly traveling into Hoi An.


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Table of Contents show
Where is Hoi An?
How Far is da Nang from Hoi An?
How khổng lồ get to domain authority Nang
Fly to da Nang
Train to da Nang
da Nang Airport/Train Station khổng lồ Hoi An
1. Private car Da Nang to lớn Hoi An
2. Da Nang Airport Express Shuttle to Hoi An
3. Taxi da Nang lớn Hoi An
4. Public Bus domain authority Nang to lớn Hoi An
5. Grab / Uber da Nang to Hoi An
6. Motorbike da Nang khổng lồ Hoi An
Sleeper Bus to Hoi An
Hue – domain authority Nang – Hoi An | hai Van Pass

Where is Hoi An?

Vietnam is a long & narrow country, shaped lượt thích an S. As you can see on the interactive maps above, Hoi An is almost exactly in the middle of Vietnam. To lớn its left is the border with Laos, around 150km away. Lớn its immediate right is the South china Sea. But most importantly for tourists, domain authority Nang is located just a short distance away lớn the North.

How Far is domain authority Nang from Hoi An?

With a journey time of just 50 minutes, da Nang lớn Hoi An is a relatively easy route by Vietnam’s standards. Driving alongside the coast is lovely & you will be pleasantly surprised by da Nang’s architecture, but the road can be busy và there are a lot of traffic light stops along the way.

Da Nang Airport khổng lồ Hoi An Ancient Town – 29.5km (18.3 miles). Drive time 49 minutes.Da Nang Railway Station lớn Hoi An Ancient Town – 29.8km (18.5 miles). Drive time 50 minutes.

How lớn get to da Nang

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Fly to domain authority Nang

Traveling from afar to da Nang International Airport (DAD) will require a change in either Hanoi Noi Bai (HAN) or Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị Tan Son Nhat airport (SGN). However, if you’re flying in from another Asian country, kiểm tra first khổng lồ see if there are direct flights available. New routes are being added each year. Keep in mind that it could be cheaper khổng lồ change in either Hanoi or Ho chi Minh.

Check prices using Skyscanner for best user interface và value. Flying internally in Vietnam typically is incredibly cheap, even for backpackers on a tight budget.

Flights Hanoito da Nang – 1h 20m. Over 20 flights per day with Vietjet, Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo AirwaysFlights Ho bỏ ra Minh thành phố to domain authority Nang – 1h 20 m. Over 20 flights per day with JetStar, Vietjet, Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways
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Train to da Nang

Traveling by train in Vietnam is a wonderful way to see its beautiful countryside areas that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to, by plane for example. With a little extra outlay, you can book a whole first class sleeper cabin, or simply keep it cheap by booking a second class seat.

Journey times can be long, which would put some people off, but excite others. Vietnam’s train network runs from North to lớn South encompassing the whole country, but there can be fairly large distances between each major station.

To ensure you get the best prices for train travel in Vietnam, be sure to look at more than one resource & compare costs for your upcoming trip. We recommend comparing prices on 12Go Asia and Baolau.

Train Hanoi to da Nang – approximately 16 hours depending on train type. Roughly 10 trains per day. Cost US$35-80 depending on seat/cabin và train type.Train Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị to da Nang – approximately 18 hours depending on train type. Only 5 trains per day. Cost US$43-66 depending on seat/cabin & train type.

Don’t miss!Beforeyou travel lớn the gorgeous ancient town of Hoi An, be sure lớn read our article The 13 Best Things to vị in Hoi An including one secret, plus the 3 best day trips and where to stay!

Da Nang Airport/Train Station khổng lồ Hoi An

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Da Nang is ideally located for easy access khổng lồ Hoi An. Trust us, there are MUCH worse journeys in Vietnam! Traffic is usually a little crazy, with motorbikes relentlessly honking their horns and writing the alphabet with their directions. If domain authority Nang is your first stop in Vietnam, it’s probably not the best idea to try a motorbike just yet.

Let’s run through the menu of your best transport options from domain authority Nang airport and Da Nang train station khổng lồ Hoi An.

1. Private car Da Nang to Hoi An

Private car is the most comfortable way khổng lồ travel between da Nang airport / train station & Hoi An. From the airport you have an awesome option with Klook who offer a private oto transfer for a group of up to 3 people for only US$12. That’s seriously cheap and by far the best option for comfort from da Nang airport. Unfortunately, the same offer does not apply khổng lồ a train station pickup.

Alternatively, you can communicate with your hotel in Hoi An lớn arrange a private car pickup service. A khách sạn provided private oto should cost somewhere in the region of US$20 per vehicle & serves both the airport và train station. This is the best option for comfort travel from da Nang train station.

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2. Da Nang Airport Express Shuttle to Hoi An

Another option but only for the airport (sorry train station!) is khổng lồ pre-book the Hoi An Expressairport shuttle with Get Your Guide for US$6 per person. This shared mini-van is more cost effective for a solo traveler, but the sameprice for a couple as the private car khuyến mãi above.

Every hour between 5am và 11pm an air conditioned mini-van picks up at domain authority Nang airport and drops off at any hotel in Hoi An. All you have to vì once you’ve booked is lookout for your name on a board in Arrivals. Review are excellent and the price is awesome! Journey time is around 60 minutes, depending on other drop off points.

3. Taxi domain authority Nang lớn Hoi An

Taking a xe taxi was once the only way lớn get from an airport or train station into town. But now, thanks to tour operators & modern services lượt thích Uber and Grab, taking a xe taxi seems a little outdated. Especially in Vietnam and on this particular route where there have been complaints of tourists being scammed.

But there are taxi firms who are known to lớn be above board, such as Vinasun & Mai Linh taxis. You will need to have your Hoi An khách sạn address written in English & Vietnamese ideally, plus have google maps xuất hiện with the route & destination.

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If you flag a local xe taxi down at the airport prepare khổng lồ spend US$20 và make sure they put the meter on.The benefit to lớn a taxi is no arrangements are required, you can be completely flexible and not worry about flight delays.

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4. Public Bus domain authority Nang khổng lồ Hoi An

For backpackers and those on a tight budget, you can leave the train station & hop on a local yellow bus that runs between da Nang city & Hoi An every đôi mươi minutes between 5.30am and 6pm.

The yellow bus departs da Nang just one block away from domain authority Nang railway station at 162 Ong Ich Khiem. Which means if you arrive by plane, you will need to get a taxi 3km to the bus station – which in reality is far too much effort and not cost effective.

The best part for backpackers is that it costs US$ 1 per person, but double that if you have luggage bigger than a small backpack, which will need a seat of its own. While the price is unbeatable, remember its the most uncomfortable & longest journey of all options at 1h 30m.

5. Grab / Uber domain authority Nang lớn Hoi An

Grab is a Singaporean Uber-style taxi service, operational in the da Nang / Hoi An area và is more readily available than Uber. All you need to bởi vì is use the WiFi at domain authority Nang airport to download the Grab điện thoại app and use it in the exact same way you would Uber. Prices are pre-set so there’s no room for ‘misunderstanding’.

Are you a solo traveler with one backpack? You can search for available GrabBike’s at the airport. You’ll hop on the back of a motorbike và your driver will get you to your Hoi An hotel in around 1 hour, but it will only cost you around US$5.

For any couples or groups, you can tìm kiếm for 4 or 7 seater GrabCar’s, plus shared GrabCar’s, just like Uber. Pre-set prices mean you definitely won’t be ripped off.

Remember that prices with these companies fluctuate according to how busy they are, so you could ‘grab’ a bargain or spend more than a private car transfer.

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6. Motorbike da Nang to lớn Hoi An

Here’s one for the most adventurous of travelers! Hire a motorbike and make the journey yourself. Sounds good, how vị I vì that? Well, if you arrive into da Nang airport, you will need lớn get a taxi khổng lồ the city. Arriving into the train station would be much easier as you are already in town.

Do your own research into motorbike hire places in domain authority Nang, butthe motorbike stationhas a 5* rating on google after 500 reviews. And to make things even more convenient, it’s a 1 minute walk from da Nang train station.

The benefits lớn hiring a motorbike include complete flexibility và independence. Plus, you can take all the best day trips close lớn Hoi An và Da Nang without requiring a tour.

A motorbike will set you back around US$6-7 per day but you will need to lớn provide & leave some form of ID as collateral. Copies of passports sometimes suffice but not always. Be very diligent when hiring motorbikes, kiểm tra everything khổng lồ make sure it all works firstly for you safety và secondly for avoiding being ripped off at the end.

Sleeper Bus to Hoi An

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The only way lớn bypass da Nang is lớn book the notorious Vietnam sleeper bus. This will be of particular interest khổng lồ backpackers! Personally, we traveled by sleeper bus on 5 occasions in Vietnam.

No matter your opinion of sleeper buses, you can’t argue with value và convenience. They are by far the cheapest way lớn reach Hoi An, not just from Hanoi and Ho bỏ ra Minh but even directly from places lượt thích Phong Nha. Plus, you won’t have khổng lồ transfer khổng lồ another bus or train. You get on, fall asleep và wake up in Hoi An.

As we mentioned earlier, always check multiple sources for best value when traveling Vietnam. For sleeper buses, we recommend you again kiểm tra 12Go Asia and Baolau to lớn compare costs.Alternatively, you can book sleeper buses as và when you want to lớn travel in Vietnam, but we would recommend you book online as the unique of bus & service is much higher.

Sleeper Bus Hanoi khổng lồ Hoi An – Approximately 17 hours journey time at a cost of around US$15.Sleeper Bus Ho chi Minh khổng lồ Hoi An – The Sinh Tourist bus will change in Nha Trang and total travel time is 22h. Cost is around US$23 total.Sleeper Bus Phong Nha khổng lồ Hoi An – Travel time is around 7 khổng lồ 8 hours at a cost of roughly US$10.

We recommend you read about our hair raising experiences before booking your own sleeper bus! check out our Vietnam Sleeper Bus: Adventure or Peril?article!

Hue – domain authority Nang – Hoi An | hai Van Pass

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Are you in Hue và trying lớn work out how khổng lồ get to lớn Hoi An? Consider hiring a motorbike & driving over the nhị Van Pass. Not feeling too confident about driving in Vietnam? That’s fine, you can vày it with a guide.

In fact, driving the 130km (81 miles) with a guide allows you khổng lồ completely relax about directions và all the best stop off points. We booked our nhị Van Pass motorbike tour guide through our hotel in Hue & he was awesome!

Driving a motorbike over the hai Van Pass was high up on our menu of Vietnam bucket danh sách experiences & it did not disappoint. We can’t recommend driving over the nhì Van Pass enough. If you have the chance, take it!Alternatively, if you absolutely vị not want khổng lồ drive, you can go on the back of your guides motorbike. Ask your khách sạn owners in Hue for details.

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There are options involving 4 wheels too! You can enjoy a private transfer from Hue to lớn Hoi An with English speaking guide, stopping off at each important site along the way including fishing villages, My Khe Beach, Marble Mountains and of course the nhị Van Pass. Check Get Your Guide for prices.

How much have you budgeted for your Vietnam trip? Take a look at our 1 Month Vietnam Expense Report to lớn get an idea of how much you will spend.