22 Jan 2021

Which kinds of transportation from Da Nang to Hoi An is the best  for travellers? The variety of options include public bus, taxi, app-based taxi, private car and renting motorbike.

Table Contents
  • I - How far from Da Nang to Hoi An
  • II - Transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An
  • 1 - Travel by bus
  • 2 - Travel by taxi
  • 3 - Travel by private car
  • 4 - Travel by motorbike
Da Nang to Hoi An title
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I - How far from Da Nang to Hoi An

Da Nang is a city directly under the administration of the Central Government, while Hoi An is a city under Quang Nam province. These are two tourist attractions so attached that many tourists mistakenly think Hoi An belongs to Da Nang. Tourists traveling to Da Nang often choose to accompany Hoi An or vice versa. Therefore, it is very important to know how to move between these two locations.
Hoi An is located about 35km southeast of Da Nang city center, to travel from Da Nang to Hoi An tourists can consider 4 popular ways: bus, taxi, private car and motorbike.

II - Transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An

1 - Travel by bus

Currently, there is a direct bus route from the central bus station in Da Nang to the bus station in Hoi An, which is line 01 Da Nang - Hoi An. This journey lasts 36km in about 70-80 minutes. Ticket price is 18,000 VND (0.78 USD) / one way. The first route will start at 5:30 am daily.

Shuttle buses from Da Nang to Hoi An

Transfer bus to Hoi An (Source: Sanvere)

The companies operate shuttle buses from Da Nang to Hoi An namely Da Nang Passenger Bus and Commercial Service Joint Stock Company (Tel: 02363680670) and Hoi An Tourist and Waterway Transport Cooperative (Tel: 02353861240).
The local bus is the cheapest form of transportation, visitors do not have to calculate the route by themselves but just arrive at the correct bus stop in the itinerary, catch the right bus and the bus will take you to the right Hoi bus station. However, this is also the downside of this form, you will not be able to actively stop where you want, in addition, the quality of the bus is not good, crowded and easily packed with passengers.

2 - Travel by taxi

Taxi from Danang to Hoi An

Grab Taxi (Source: Cartimes)

Taxi from Danang to Hoi An
The time to travel by taxi is only about 45-50 minutes. The price is about 350,000- 450,000 VND (15.09- 19.40 USD) / one way or 550,000 VND (23.71 USD) / 2 way of round trip.
Currently in Da Nang there are a number of cheap and quality taxi companies, which can be referred to as:
•    Mai Linh Taxi, Da Nang: 05113565656/ 05113525252
•    Han River Taxi: 05113727272. 
•    Vinasun Danang Taxi: 05113686868. 
•    Tien Sa Taxi, Da Nang: 02363797979
•    Airport Taxi: 02363272727
•    Datranco Taxi: 02363815815
The cost of taxi from Da Nang to Hoi An is a bit expensive, but it is the most convenient and fastest method, and is chosen by many people.
Grab (ride -hailing taxi) 
After Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang also has ride-hailing taxis. Outstanding brand can be mentioned is Grab (Website:
Da Nang to Hoi An grab price for a 4-seater car is VND 11,000 (USD 0.47) / km, while for a 7-seater car is VND 13,000 (USD 0.56) / km. In addition, you may incur some other surcharges. The price will be fixed for the distance, when you go, it will be displayed on the app before you decide to book a car.
Taxi apps have the advantage of being very convenient to book a car, knowing in advance the amount you will have to pay and various forms of payment. Travelling by grab is also quite safe because you can fully know the driver's information, history and service attitude in previous trips. At the same time, when problems arise, visitors can also contact the operator for timely support.

3 - Travel by private car

Da Nang to Hoi An private car

Arrange luggage in your car (Source: Unsplash)

Some companies and agents provide Da Nang to Hoi An private car service with driver (the prices below are for car rental with driver).
Da Nang Private Car Rental
Address: Lot 68 B1.94 Hoa Xuan ecological urban area, Hoa Xuan ward, Cam Le district, Da Nang city.
Tel: 0853555593
•    4-seater car: 250,000- 1,800,000 VND/1 - 2 days (10.78- 77.59 USD)
•    7-seater car: 350,000- 1,950,000 VND/1 - 2 days (15.09- 84.05 USD)
•    16-seater car: 400,000- 2,400,000 VND/1-2 days (17.24- 103.45 USD)
•    30-seater car: 3,200,000 VND/ 2 days (137.93 USD).
Indigenous Travel Company
Address: No. 36 Ta My Duat, An Hai Bac ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang city.
Tel: +84 905304050
•    4-seater car: 350,000- 600,000 VND/1-2 days (15.09- 25.86 USD)
•    7-seater car: 400,000- 700,000 VND/1-2 days (17.24- 30.17 USD)
•    16-seater car: 550,000- 900,000 VND/1-2 days (23.71- 38.79 USD) 
Nhat Phong Travel
Address: 123 Nguyen Thuy, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City.
Tel: 0905434437/ 0935434437
Price: If you choose to rent only one way, the price is about 500,000 VND (21.55 USD) to 2,000,000 VND (86.21 USD) depending on the number of seats. If you rent a car for a day to go and return, the price is from 1,100,000 VND (47.41 USD) to 2,800,000 VND (120.69 USD).
This form has a cheaper and convenient price, faster than a taxi, can go down to any point you want, so more people choose to take a taxi, it is very suitable for families with young children. Keep in mind that you need to choose the exact location and time to not be late for your appointment.

4 - Travel by motorbike

Motorbike from da nang to hoi an

Foreign tourists riding motorbikes (Source: Stocksy)

Travelers can choose to get from Da Nang to Hoi An by motorbike, the non-stop travel time is about 1 hour. There are 2 routes that people usually choose. The first line for those who want to see the beautiful natural scenery from An Bang beach, go over the famous Dragon Bridge and turn right to Vo Nguyen Giap Street, go straight through 2 streets: Truong Sa and Lac Long Quan, from here go straight when you see a sign saying "Welcome to Hoi An" is to the destination. The second street is for those who enjoy the views of the urban and suburbs of the city, follow Tran Thi Ly Bridge and turn right at Ngu Hanh Son Street, about 25km away, when you see many houses connected to the rustic yellow color, you have arrived in Hoi An.
When traveling by motorbike, you are completely active in your journey. However, Vietnam's traffic is quite crowded, there are many unexpected situations, you need to know how to handle it, so when you are new to the road, you need to have good driving skills. In addition, if you rent a private car or take a bus, take a taxi, you do not need to know the way, just have the address to arrive, but not by motorbike, you will need to follow the instructions yourself, then look at the map, which can easily lead to a misdirection.
If you want to go from Da Nang to Hoi An but do not have your own motorbike, you can rent a car at some of the following prestigious addresses:
Thanh Ha motorbike rental
Tel: 0855125127
Rental price: from 60,000 to 140,000 VND (2.59- 6.03 USD) / day.
Hoang Long Company
Address: No. 85A Ly Thai To, Thac Gian Ward, Thanh Ke District, Da Nang City.
Tel: +84 926555333/ +84 968441414
Price: 100,000 - 120,000 VND / car / day (~ 5.17 - 4.31 $).
Anh Tuan Motorbike Company
Address: 143/10 Tieu La, Hoa Thuan Tay ward, Hai Chau district.
Tel: +84 905708090
Price: rent is 100,000 VND/ car / day (4.31 USD).

Go from Da Nang to Hoi An

Beautiful view of Hoi An (Source: Phan Hoang Phe)

With a short distance from Da Nang to Hoi An tourists have a lot of transferring choices that are all easy and convenient.

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