How to transfer between Hue and Hoi An

There are 5 options to transfer between Hue – Hoi An: Train, Bus, Private car, Motorbike and Bicycle.

Each of transports bring you a different travel experience, see another side of a destination as it takes different route to get through. With the length up to 120 km between Hue and Hoi An, traveling now is more fun with our transfer guide below.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

TRAIN

Travelling by train brings variety advantages such as: safe and comfortable, reasonable price, flexible time as well as sightseeing. Especially you will have chance to see one of the best coastal roads between Hue and Hoi An – Hai Van pass.

 

transfer from Hue to Hoi an through hai van pass by train
source: Internet

To take a train, from Hue city enter, Hue train station is reachable with 10 mins taxi driving or 30 mins walking. However, due to there is no train station in Hoi An so there is no direct train from Hue to Hoi An. You need to travel to the nearest train station – Da Nang about 45 minutes away.

We will guide you step by step on how to transfer between Hue – Hoi An.

Step1: Hue – Da Nang train station

  • Means of transport: Train
  • Duration: 2,5 hrs
  • Average costs: 88,000 VND ($3,7)

There are around 10 different trains from Hue to Da Nang daily. The journey normally takes 2,5 hrs. Book a morning train is highly recommended as you can still spend your afternoon in Hoi An. The earliest one leaves at 4:56 am and the latest leaves at 10:30 pm.

Here are some train suggestions:

TrainScheduleDurationPrice (soft seat)
SE9
4:56 - 7:372h 41m69,000 VND - ($2,9)
SE21 6:25 - 9:112h 46m
63,000 VND - ($2,7)
SE199:41 - 12:25
2h 44m102,000 VND - ($4,3)
SE1
10:54 - 13:222h 28m115,000 VND - ($4,9)

Check available train ticket at Baolau

Step 2: Da Nang Train station – Hoi An

  • Means of transport: local bus
  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Average costs: 20,000 VND ($ 0,8)

When you arrive at Da Nang train station, you can take either local bus or a taxi to get to Hoi An. The public bus stop is just a 5 mins walk from the station.

See others means of transport to transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An here.

SLEEPER BUS

Besides taking train, bus is also another good option with several buses leaving from Hue to Hoi An daily. Hanh Cafe and The Sinh Tourist are the most popular, Hung Thanh is also a good choice.

BusScheduleDurationPrice
Hạnh cafe8:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
4 hrs$4
The Sinh tourist bus

7:30 am - 11:30
1:15 pm - 4:45 pm
3,5 hrs$6
Hung Thanh8:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
5 hrs

More ticket info, check here

PRIVATE TRANSPORT

Hoi An Transfer services is one of the trusted services in transfering from Hue to Hoi An, price varies from $ 55 depends on vehicles size. This is perfect for one day trip to avoid either the heat of summer or the rain. 

We are going to stop at some highlight spot on the way such as:  Elephant Spring, Cau Hai lagoon, Lap An lagoon, Lang Co Bay, Hai Van Pass and Marble Mountain

Driving time is around 3,5 hours. Nothing is better and greater than seating on a car driving through snaking coast road with stunning beach below and mountain aside.

Here are the reference price list

Transport4 seats7 seats16 seats
Price1,200,000 VND ($ 53)1,350,000 VND ($ 59)1,550,000 VND ($ 68)

MOTORBIKE

Again we only recommend this for those who has international driving license because of a  long journey – 120 km from Hue to Hoi An.

With motorbike you should depart from Hue as early in the morning as possible so you can enjoy your time throughout the ride. It done well if you  arrive at the Marble Mountains by sunset for the finale perfection of this amazing motorbike trip.

 

transfer from hue to Hoi an by motorbike through HAi van pass
Photo: Magdapodhajecka

This route is probably is one of the highlights of central Vietnam. You can do this independently or via tour booking, there are several companies offering motorbike rental with a pick-up in Hue and drop-off in Hoi An. This includes transport of your luggage with their own van to Hue. Check out Le Family Rider for the tour.

BICYCLE

Cycling probably make your trip even more memorable. Biking 120 km from Hue and ride bike down to Hoi An through Hai Van Pass, it isn’t crazy at all as many people have done it before. It is going to be one of the best road trips with your bike ever. 

 

transfer from HUe to Hoi an and stop at hai van pass
photo: viaggi_in_salita

How to get a bike?

Bike is easily rent in Hue from a travel agencies or ask your hotel receptionist to install it.

I recommend you should do it if there is  more than 1 person as the journey is pretty long. If you’re a professional biker then it is not a big deal.

And if you still want to experience it but you’re not so confident, tour bookings is a good choice for you.

Here are some recommendations

The both companies above are specialize in running day tour from Hoi An to Hue or vice versa. They’ve mapped out the best routes in the country so you see some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. You’re in the good hands with licensed guides and fully insured company.

 


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