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.
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 cafe||04:00 am - 13:00 pm|
07:00 am - 17:00 pm
|Camel||04:00 am - 13:00 pm|
07:00 am - 17:00 pm
|Nam Ha||8:00 pm - 5: 30 am||9 hrs 30m||180.000 VND ($ 8)|
|Hanh Luyen||8:00 pm - 5: 30 am||9 hrs 30m||180.000 VND ($ 8)|
Tickets are easily booked via hotel receptionist, let them know your expectation timing and they will insist you in booking.
TRAIN (3 STEPS)
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.
|SE1||07:57 am - 13:22 pm||5 hrs 25m||233,000 VND ($ 10)|
|SE19||06:26 am - 12:25 pm||5 hrs 59m||165,000 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