HOW TO TRAVEL FROM HO CHI MINH TO DA NANG?


20 Jan 2021

Taking a flight is the fastest way of getting from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang. Meanwhile, catching a train or bus is another way that is much cheaper and a lot of experience.

Table Contents
  • I - Overview
  • II - Overnight train from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang
  • III - Taking flights from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang
  • IV - Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang 
  • V - Going on tours from Ho Chi Minh city to Da Nang
from ho chi minh to da nang
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Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC) and Da Nang are civilized and modern cities representing Southern Vietnam and Central Vietnam. Therefore, the cities have always attracted the attention of many domestic and foreign tourists. For you to have a more convenient travel, let’s learn about the means of transportation from Ho Chi Minh city to Da Nang in the article below.

I - Overview

1 - Distance from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang 

How far it is between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang is the question of many tourists who intend to travel to these two beautiful cities. Depending on the route, the distance between these two cities ranges from 842 - 966km.

landscape of da nang from ho chi minh
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2 - How to get to Da Nang from Saigon

Currently, travelling from Saigon to Da Nang is very convenient because there are many vehicles for you to choose such as train, plane, bus, etc. Each vehicle has certain advantages and disadvantages. Based on your personal plan, you can choose the right vehicle. However, to be in time for your trips, you should manage your time properly since in Ho Chi Minh City, traffic congestion occurs on a regular basis, especially during peak hours: 7:00 - 8:30 and 17h - 19h30

II - Overnight train from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang

train from ho chi minh to da nang
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Located near the city centre, Ho Chi Minh Railway Station is at 1 Nguyen Thong, Ward 9, District 3 Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang Railway Station is at 791 Hai Phong, Thanh Khe, Da Nang. Taking a train is one of the most interesting means of transportation for many visitors. Over a distance of nearly 950km, you will have to take 15 to 20 hours to get to Da Nang by train. Each day there is about 6 departures from Ho Chi Minh City for you to choose, from SE8 (6am), SE6 (9:00), SE22 (11:55), TN2 (1440), SE2 (19:30) and SE4 (22:00). Depending on the train, cabin and type of seat, the train cost will range from ~ 15.5 - 52.5 USD/person/way.
Advantages of traveling by train are crossing various beautiful landscapes along the way from the Southern to the Central Vietnam with a stable fare and departure time. A little inconvenience of going by train is time-consuming since it takes 15 to 20 hours. 

III - Taking flights from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang

flights from ho chi minh to da nang
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With its superior advantage over other means of transferring with the flight time only taking about 1 hour 15 minutes, traveling by air is chosen by many tourists for their trip from Ho Chi Minh - Da Nang. Currently, there are 3 main airlines operating this route including Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways and Vietjet Air. In general, booking an airline ticket is the most time-saving traveling way. 
Further information: Number of flights/day is about 27 flights, facilitating tourists' itinerary, specifically:
   - Vietjet Air: flight frequency of 12 flights/day with fares ranging from only 30USD/ way
   - Vietnam Airlines:flight frequency 12 flights /day with fares ranging from only 39USD/ way
   - Bamboo Airways: flight frequency of 3 flights/day with fares ranging from only 35USD/ way

IV - Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang 

bus from ho chi minh to da nang
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With a low cost and numerous choices of buses that are always available for the route from Saigon to Da Nang, bus is also one of the most popular means of transportation. Here are some referred bus companies.
Hoang Long Bus: 
- Travel time: 20 hours, frequency of 5 trips/day
- Price: 17.3 USD/ ticket and 20.25 USD/ ticket (meal included)
- Contact: 0225 392 0920
Cam Van Bus:
- Travel time: 22 hours, frequency of 2 trips/day
- Fare: 17 USD/ ticket
- Contact: +84 902 006 007 or +84 905 673 673
Tuan Nam Bus:
- Travel time: 16 hours, frequency of 1 trip/day
- Fare:  20 USD/ ticket
- Contact: +84 905 650 056 or +84 973 183 381
Choosing to travel by bus is the most cost-effective way and is a great way of sightseeing. 

V - Going on tours from Ho Chi Minh city to Da Nang

travel guife from ho chi minh to da nang
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If you are traveling in a large group, you can choose to go on a tour, which is cheap and you do not have to worry about where to eat and where to sleep. Here are some travel companies in Ho Chi Minh City which have packaged tours to the popular attractions in Da Nang such as the Golden Bridge, Linh Ung pagoda, Non Nuoc and My Khe beach, Da Nang city tour,...
Travel agencies in Ho Chi Minh City:
Fiditour Travel Joint Stock Company:
- Address: 129 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
- Average tour price: ~ 162 USD/ person
Ben Thanh Tourist Service Joint Stock Company (Benthanh Tourist):
- Address: 82-84 Calmette, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
- Contact: 0283 822 7788
- Website: benthanhtourist.com
- Average tour price: ~ 136 USD/ person
It can be seen that the distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang is also relatively long but the traffic is really convenient since there are various means of transportation for you to choose from such as plane, train, bus, etc. For a smooth journey, you should choose a plane to have more time to relax and travel.
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