3 WAYS TO TRAVEL FROM HANOI TO DONG HOI: PLANE, BUS AND TRAIN

Taking a flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi normally takes from 50 min to 1 hour and ticket price ranges from 499.000 VND/way(~21$) to 1.720.000 VND/way (~74$) depending on each airline. Beside that, you can choose to travel by bus or by train which takes more time but a bit cheaper.

Table Contents
  • I - Flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
  • II - Bus from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
  • III - Train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
Jan 20
From Hanoi to Dong Hoi title
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The distance between Hanoi and Dong Hoi is about 503.4km, road and transport infrastructure is relatively developed. Therefore, you can easily choose a proper means of transport. To depart between the 2 cities, you can choose from 3 ways below:
Road: Cars and buses travel through National Highway 1A (CT1) and the Asian Highway  (AH1). Most of the time, you should travel at night  and arrive the next  morning.
Airway: Currently, Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air offer round-trip flights between the 2 cities.
Railway: Every day the North-South railway departs where trains with an odd number travel from the North to the South (SE1, SE3, etc.) and trains with an even number (SE2, SE4, SE6, SE8) will travel in the opposite direction.

I - Flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi

Flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi

Airplane (Source: Vtv)

There are currently 3 airlines exploits the route Hanoi - Dong Hoi as below:
 

Airlines

Reference fare

Vietnam Airlines

1.720.000 VND/way (~74$)

Vietjet Air

499.000 VND/way (~21$)

Bamboo Airways

From 1.200.000 to 1.500.000 VND/way (~51,7$ - 65$)


The flight from Noi Bai airport in Hanoi to Dong Hoi airport in Dong Hoi city may take from 55 minutes to one hour and thirty minutes
(Noi Bai Airport is located in Soc Son District, 25km from the center of Hanoi. You can travel from the city center to the airport by taxi or bus (routes of 07, 90, 17). Dong Hoi Airport is located in Loc Ninh Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province)
Pros
- Safe. Air travel is the safest means of transportation nowadays.
- Time-saving. Especially for a long distance route like Hanoi - Dong Hoi
- Healthy: You only need to sit on the plane for less than 1 hour.
Cons
- Costly. It can be said that of all means of transport, planes have the highest fare.  In addition to air tickets, there is an additional cost when you travel from the city to the airport (25 km from the center of Hanoi to Noi Bai airport and 6km from Dong Hoi airport to Dong Hoi city)
- Currently, flights between the 2 cities are not really available on a regular basis and the frequency is also limited.

II - Bus from Hanoi to Dong Hoi

Bus from Hanoi to Dong Hoi

Source: Jdpower

The distance falls at 520 km if you follow Ho Chi Minh road and 489 km if you follow National Highway 1A. The average travel time is 9 to 10 hours. You can choose one of these following bus companies:
 

Bus company

Travel time

Fare & Hotline

Queen cafe

8 hours 
(6:30 pm - 2:30 am)

-250.000 VND/person (~11$)
-0243 9036 036

Hung Thanh Bus

8 hours
(6pm - 2am) 

-270.000 VND/person (~12$)
-0243 9900 333

Camel Bus

9 hours and 30 min
(6pm - 3:30 AM)

-250.000 VND - 370.000 VND/person (~11$ - 16$)
-0985873537


Pros
- Economical. Travelling by bus will considerably help cutting down on the expenditures, compared to travelling by plane.
- Easy to contemplate the surrounding landscapes.
Cons
- Time-consuming
- Low level of safety: Lower than trains and airplanes.          

III - Train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi

Train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi

Source: Saigonrailways

It takes about 10 hours to travel from Hanoi train station to Dong Hoi train station and there are daily 5 - 8 trips
Train code Hanoi - Dong Hoi: SE7; SE9; SE11; SE3; SE5; SE19; QB1; SE17; QB3; SE1. For more information, please check at the website: https://dsvn.vn/#/ or hotline 1900 1520.
Pros
- The fares are not so high (higher than buses and cheaper than airplanes).
- Relatively safe
- Easy to contemplate the surrounding landscapes.
Cons
- Relatively noisy.
- Unclean WC
In general, travelling from Hanoi to Dong Hoi by plane is the best choice if you want to save time while trains and buses might be the right options for those who have more time, a good health and would like to have more experiences.

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