How to transfer between Phong Nha and Hoi An

This post will show you a quick guide on how to choose a suitable transfer between Phong Nha and Hoi An based on your travel purpose and travel budget. Generally, there are 3 options to travel 340km distance between Phong Nha and Hoi An: train, bus, motorbike.

Due to Hue – Another tourist attraction in the central is also on the way from Phong Nha to Hoi An. So you can travel from Phong Nha to Hue first then transfer yourself to Hoi An to continue your journey later.
If you don’t mind skipping Hue, transfer straight to Hoi An from Phong Nha sounds a great idea because you can save an accommodation while sleeping on the bus. Read these guide below for more informations.
phong nha to hoi an via hoi an transfer services


There are several morning buses and night buses which takes you direct from Phong Nha to Hoi An. The earliest leaves around 4:30 am and the latest leaves at 8:00 pm. All are sleeper bus.

Queen cafe04:00 am - 13:00 pm
07:00 am - 17:00 pm
9 hrs
10 hrs
Camel04:00 am - 13:00 pm
07:00 am - 17:00 pm
9 hrs
10 hrs
Nam Ha8:00 pm - 5: 30 am9 hrs 30m180.000 VND ($ 8)
Hanh Luyen8:00 pm - 5: 30 am9 hrs 30m180.000 VND ($ 8)

Tickets are easily booked via hotel receptionist, let them know your expectation timing and they will insist you in booking.



Step 1: Phong Nha – Dong Hoi Train Station

There are 2 options to get a transfer from Phong Nha as below:


Let your hotel staff know your train’s schedule. No matter what time, they will arrange your transport.

  • Comfy: 5*
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Price: 300,000 VND ($ 13)

The bus leaves from Phong Nha centre to Dong Hoi every hour. Please remember to tell them stop you at  Nam Ly bus station which is about 1,3 km away from train station. Call a taxi with 30,000 VND ($ 1,2) to bring you to the train station or you can take a short walk.
The bus departs from Phong Nha at 05:30am, 6:00am, 7:10am, 8:10 am, 9:10 am 10:10 am, 1:10 pm, 2:10 pm, 3:10 pm, 4:10 pm, 5:05 pm
Note: There will be no AC on this bus so it might cause you inconvenience issue.

  • Comfy: 3*
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Price: 40,000 VND ($ 1,7) they may charge  10,000 VND ($ 0,4) more for your big luggage

Step 2: Dong Hoi Train Station – Da Nang Train Station

There are about 7 trains leaving every day. But there 2 train below are the most convenient ones because you will have chance to see the beauty of Ha Van Pass.

Train No.ScheduleDurationPrice
SE107:57 am - 13:22 pm5 hrs 25m233,000 VND ($ 10)
SE1906:26 am - 12:25 pm5 hrs 59m165,000 VND ($ 7)

Step 3: Da Nang Train Station – Hoi An

The easiest and fastest ways to get from Da Nang train station to Hoi An is to take a private car provided by Hoi An Transfer servies or  take the public bus for 20,000 VND ($1).
See the page of Transfer between Da Nang – Hoi An for the bus schedule and more details.


For adventure lovers, you could also do a multi day motorbike trip through some marvelous scenery between Phong Nha and Hue and Hoi An if you hold an international driving license.
If not, please hire a driver to drive you instead and  you will experience the pillion ride with profesional English speaking guide in 2 day. Just take an overnight bag with you, all luggage will be sent to Hoi An first.
For the tour please contact Easy Tiger hostel at Phong Nha or do it yourself via Motorvina

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