HOW TO GET FROM HANOI TO HUE?

Traveling from Hanoi to Hue, there are some popular means of transports for tourists to choose like plane, bus, train or tour. Each way has different schedules, routes and ticket prices. Select an option below to see step by step directions, travel time to enjoy a good journey.

Table Contents
  • I – The flights from Hanoi to Hue 
  • II – Travelling from Hanoi to Hue by train
  • III – Traveling from Hanoi to Hue by bus
Jan 19
from hanoi to hue
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The Imperial City of Hue, Vietnam is known as the capital of the last feudal dynasty in Vietnamese history, with the poetic scenery and ancient architectural features. The distance from Hanoi to Hue is always a question of those who want to travel independently. In fact, the distance between Hanoi and Hue is about 670km as the crow flies. This is a fairly long journey, and you can choose the following transportation options: plane, train, bus or tour.
Regardless of which form of transportation they choose, travelers who want to travel to Hue from Hanoi should pay attention to the rush time frames in Hanoi such as 7am - 9pm and 16h30 - 19h because these are the two time frames that local traffic congestion usually takes place, causing trouble for travelling as well as possibly delaying the journey. Typically, the road from Le Duan Street to the train station or from Chuong Duong bridge, Nhat Tan Bridge, northern Thang Long to Noi Bai airport are all prone to congestion. If taking a flight or a train during these two time frames, travellers should schedule and go to the airport or train station 1-2 hours earlier than expected.

I – The flights from Hanoi to Hue 

The total distance from Noi Bai airport in Hanoi to Phu Bai airport in Hue is about 714 km. This route takes from 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes. It is 13km from Phu Bai airport to the city center, so as they board the plane to Phu Bai airport, visitors need to catch a taxi to travel to the resting place.
 

flights from hanoi to hue

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Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines operates Hanoi - Hue flights with the frequency of 2-3 flights / day. The price ranges from 900,000 - 1,600,000 VND / ticket, equivalent to about 38 - 70 USD including taxes and fees.
Please visit https://www.vietnamairlines.com for booking details
Vietjet Air
Vietjet Air operates Hanoi - Hue flights with the frequency of 2 -3 trip / day. During the peak season, the price might reach up to 1,500,000 VND ~ 65 USD. In addition, in the low season or in promotion programs, you can get cheap flights to Hue from Hanoi because the ticket price of Vietjet Air is only between 500,000 and 700,000 VND, equivalent to 22-30 USD per ticket including taxes and fees.
Please visit https://www.vietjetair.com for booking details

Traveling by plane is fast, convenient and safe but it is not cost-effective. We encourage visitors to choose this option to ensure the time and health during their trip. In addition to booking online through the airline's website, visitors can absolutely buy tickets directly at the airport, but the price would be higher.

II – Travelling from Hanoi to Hue by train

Hue Railway Station is located in the city center, in which every North - South train goes through. The railway from Hanoi station to Hue station is longer than 600km. It might take travellers 13 -14 hours to get to Hue by train. Hanoi - Hue trains include SE1, SE3, SE5 and SE7.
 

train from hanoi to hue

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From Hanoi to Hue by train ticket price
- Ticket price for air-conditioned berths with compartment 4 / compartment 6: From VND 600,000 - 1,000,000 (USD 25 - 44)
- Ticket price for soft seat with air-condition: From 400,000 - 600,000 VND (17 - 25 USD)
How to book tickets
- Buy tickets directly at Hanoi Station (120 Le Duan, Dong Da District)
- Buy tickets online on the official website of Vietnam Railway Corporation

Traveling by train gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery on both sides of the road and witness the lives of Vietnamese people on both sides of the train. This form of transportation is cheaper than a plane, but takes about 10 hours longer. Moreover, you can get the overnight train to Hue from Hanoi to avoid wasting time exploring Hue City.

III – Traveling from Hanoi to Hue by bus

If you choose to travel by bus, the travel distance ranges from 670 - 750 km depending on the travel distance of the station. Travel time ranges from 9 - 15 hours.
 

bus from hanoi to hue

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You can refer to the following bus company
SINH TOURIST Bus Station
- Frequency: 1 trip/day
- Contact: 02838389597
- Ticket price: 280.000 VND (~ 12 USD)
- Travel time: 15 hours
- Pick-up/drop-off locations: 52 Luong Ngoc Quyen, Hanoi - 12 Hung Vuong, Hue
NHAT TUAN BUS 
- Frequency: 1 trip/day
- Contact: 0916604779
- Ticket price: 280.000 VND (~ 12 USD)
- Travel time: 15 hours
- Pick-up/drop-off locations: My Dinh Bus Station, Hanoi (No. 20 Pham Hung) - 193 Ba Trieu, Hue
DANATRANCO BUS
- Frequency: 3 trip/day
- Contact: 02363 663616
- Ticket price:  360.000 VND (~16 USD)
- Travel time: 9 hours
- Pick-up/drop-off locations: Giap Bat Bus Station, Hanoi (Km6, Giai Phong Street) – Southern Bus Station, Hue (No. 97A An Duong Vuong Street)

You may need: A guide to visit Hue City

From Hanoi to Hue by sleeper bus - CAMEL TRAVEL BUS
- Frequency: 4 trip/day    
- Contact: 0436250659
- Ticket price: 250.000 VND (~ 11 USD)
- Travel time: 13 hours
- Pick-up/drop-off locations:  459 Tran Khat Chan, Hanoi - Chu Van An, Hue 
TREKKING BUS
- Frequency: 1 trip/day
- Contact: 02437163751
- Ticket price: 280.000 VND (~ 12 USD)
- Travel time: 11 hours
- Pick-up/drop-off locations:  01 Tran Khanh Du, Hanoi – Northern Bus Station, Hue (No. 97A An Duong Vuong Street)

To buy a bus ticket, use the stations’ contact number. In addition, you can buy tickets directly at Giap Bat Bus Station (Km6 Giai Phong Street, Hanoi); My Dinh Bus Station (No. 20 Pham Hung Street, Hanoi) or go to the offices of the bus stations in Hanoi.

Bus is the most cost-saving means of transportation for traveling from Hanoi to Hue. However, with the long distance and the travel time lasting up to 15 hours, this form is not suitable for people in weak health, for children and those who do not have much time to travel.

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