How to travel from Hue to Hoi An

Hue to Hoi An is always one of the most popular routes of travelers when visiting Central of Vietnam. Here are well-known ways to you can choose for your trip. Distance from Hue and Hoi An is about 130km. It takes you around 3 hours to transfer between two cities.


By Train + Bus/Taxi

If you consider the safest way to travel via Hai Van Pass, train is always the best choice. You can buy the train ticket at Railway Station or book ticket online on website It will take about 2 hours 40 minutes to travel by train.



When you arrive Da Nang Railway Station, you need to take a bus/taxi to continue to Hoi An. If you want to take a bus, just check the google map and walk about 15 minutes. There are several bus stations around Da Nang Railway Station like 162 Ong Ich Khiem Road, 155 Le Duan Road or 166 Le Duan Road. Bus number 1 with yellow color and price from 18,000vnd will commute you directly from Da Nang to Hoi An, running every 20 minutes from 5:30 to 18:00. But do not expect for high quality, there is no air con, a lot of people around and sometimes even animals.


You can book a taxi in advance to pick you up at the railway station with price from 300,000vnd or take a taxi outside the railway station with price from 300,000 -400,000vnd. You should make price agreement with them before the trip.

Directly Sleeping Bus 45 seats

If you just want to get convenient way to Hoi An and no need to stop on the way, also save budget, this option is surely belong to you. There are many bus agencies in Hue that you can book in advance online and buy tickets directly: Hanh Cafe (28 Chu Van An road), Hung Thanh Travel (6 Chu Van An road), Camel Travel (15 Nguyen Thai Hoc road)… or you can come to any tourists office around the city centre. Here come below some useful information for you.



Time: 8:30 or 13:00

Route: via Hai Van Tunnel

Duration: 3,5 – 4 hours

Price: 115,000vnd ($5)

Pick up: Office

Drop off: Office

Sightseeing Bus 29 seats

If you want to both stop sightseeing on the way and save your budget, this option will fulfill your expectation. You will be picked up at your hotel/places in city centre, you need to come to Office if your place is far. There are two main bus agencies in Hue with this Option is Tan Nhat Travel (25C Tran Cao Van road) and Hue Tourist (11 Nguyen Cong Tru road). You can book tickets in advance online or come to any tourists office in the city centre to buy tickets directly. Here come below some useful information for you.



Time: 8:30

Route: stop at Thanh Toan Bridge, Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass, Marble Mountain

Duration: 5 hours

Price: 250,000vnd ($11)

Pick up: Hotel/Place in Hue centre or Office

Drop off: Hoi An city

Motorbike taxi

This option is suitable with travelers with light luggage or backpack. Travelling by motorbike taxi will bring you flexible, exciting feeling. You just sit behind a reliable motorcycle rider and enjoy the scenery on the road. But you need to deal with dirt, hot and rain along the way. To book a motorbike taxi, you can search Google and apply booking online. You can also visit a tourist agency in Hue centre to ask for this service.



Time: flexible

Route: stop at Lap An Lagoon, Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass, Marle Mountain.

Duration: 6 hours

Price: $45 – $55

Pick up: Hotel/Place in Hue centre

Drop off: Hotel/Place in Hue centre

Motorbike by yourself

This option is born for adventurous-loving travelers. However, to ride a motorbike on your own from Hue to Hoi An, you need to have good motorbike riding skills as well as have experience on riding on long road. Check the motorbike’s condition and gasoline carefully before hitting the road. You also have to know this option is quite dangerous because you are not the local people. To hire a motorbike, you can search Google and apply booking online. You can also visit a tourist agency in Hue centre to ask for this service.



Time: flexible

Route: flexible

Duration: 6 hours

Price: $23 – $31

Private Car with Driver

If you want the most convenient and comfortable transfer from Hue to Hoi An, you can consider Private car Service.

You will be pick up and drop off at your hotels in Hue and Hoi An with flexible departure and finish time. On the way, you can stop at each places in the Itinerary as long as you want without rushing. And the greatest thing is that there is only your party in the car with the driver but no other travelers.

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Private Car Service is very popular in Hue now so you will easily find websites or travel agencies for this service.

OptionMode of TransportDurationCost (approx.)ProsCons
1. TrainTrain + Bus3.5-4.5 hours$3-5 (train) + $5-8 (bus)Scenic route, cheap, safeTime-consuming, complicated and tiring travel process
2. Open BusBus1.5 hours$4.80-8Budget-friendly, time-saving, various company optionsLittle privacy, noisy and potentially disorganized situations on the bus
3. MotorbikeMotorbike3-4 hours$8-15 (renting), $58 (tour)Opportunity for short breaks, adventurous journeyRisky, requires physical strength and driving skills, costlier and more time-consuming than other options
4. Taxi/Private CarCar2-3 hours$75-95 (car)Convenient, safe, comfortable, stops for scenery explorationPricey for solo travelers, lack of wind and fresh air
5. SeaplaneSeaplane40 minutes$155Fastest option, breathtaking views from aboveExpensive

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