HOW TO TRAVEL FROM HOI AN TO HUE?

Hue and Hoi An are famous tourist destinations in the Central of VietNam. If you are planning to choose these two destinations for this vacation, immediately refer to the following ways to travel from Hoi An to Hue.

Table Contents
  • I - Travel by train from Hoi An to Hue 
  • II - Travel by bus from Hoi An to Hue
  • III - Travel by private car from Hoi An to Hue
  • IV - Travel from Hoi An to Hue by motorbike
  • V - Other transfers options 
  • 1 - Take a taxi
  • 2 - Take a jeep tour Hoi An to Hue
  • 3 - Travel by bike
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from hoi an to hue
Source: Ky Anh Nguyen
Hoi An city is about 121km far from Hue city center. Thanks to the favorable geographical distance, traveling from Hoi An to Hue is quite convenient with many options of bus, taxi, motorbike, train, private car,...

I - Travel by train from Hoi An to Hue 

Currently, there is no train station in Hoi An, so you must first get from Hoi An to Danang train station, then catch a train to Hue. This option is really time-consuming. 
Step 1: from Hoi An to Danang train station
Hoi An is about 30km from Danang train station. Taxis are recommended because they are convenient, comfortable and fast (about 45-55 minutes of travel). Taxi price ranges from 350,000 - 450,000 VND/4-seater car(~ 15.1 - 19.4 $).
Some famous taxi brands in Hoi An you can refer to such as: 
- Mai Linh Taxi: 0236.3.56.56.56
- Tien Sa Taxi: 0236.3.79.79.79
- Han River Taxi: 0236.3.72.72.72

train from hoi an to hue
Source: VnExpress (Transfer Hoi An to Hue by train)
You can also catch bus No 01 to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang train station.
- Ticket price: 18,000 VND (~0.9$)
- Pick up point: Hoi An station (Nguyen Tat Thanh street, Cam Pho ward, Hoi An City)
- Drop off point: 166 Le Duan street, Hai Chau ward, Danang city, then take a walk for 750m to Da Nang train station
- Frequency: 76 trips/day from 5:30am to 5h50pm
Step 2:  From Danang train station to Hue train station 
The distance from Danang train station to Hue train station is 110 km. Every day, there are 6 trains from Danang train station to Hue train station with prices ranging from 70,000 - 120,000 VND/trip (~ 3.0 - 5.2 $) depending on the train type and seat type you choose. For details: https://dsvn.vn/
It takes a total of about 4 to 5 hours (note that you make an extra 45-60 minutes to avoid traffic jams or incidents). 

II - Travel by bus from Hoi An to Hue

Some recommended bus companies: 
Hanh Cafe limousine
- Ticket price: 240,000 VND (~ 10.3 $)
- Pick up point: 12 Ngu Nguyen Tat Thanh, Hoi An city.
- Drop off point: 28 Chu Van An, Hue city
The Sinh tourist limousine
- Ticket price: 130.000 VND (~ 5,6 $)
- Frequency: 2 trips/day at 8:00 and 13:45
- Contact: +84.28.3838.9597 or visit https://www.thesinhtourist.vn/
The advantage of traveling by bus is that you can save time and money. You can also watch the life of the local people as they go about their day through the window. However, travelling by bus is not ideal if you suffer from travel sickness.

III - Travel by private car from Hoi An to Hue

bus from hoi an to hue
Source: Internet
If you would like to explore the roads from Hoi An to Hue by yourself as well as gain initiative in the schedule and travel time, renting a private car is an ideal choice for you. You can ask the hotel reception to book a car to save time and ensure safety. It is better to rent a car with a driver.
Some contract car service providers in Hoi An for your reference:
Danang By Car
- Address: No.05 Nguyen Kieu street, Hoa Khanh Bac ward, Lien Chieu district, Danang City.
- Pick up point: You will be picked up from your hotel, from the airport or from the city center.
- Price: 1,290,000/ way/ 4-seat car (~ $55.6) and 1,390,000/ way/ 7-seat car (~ $ 60).
- Website: https://danangbycar.com/
Johnny Travel
- Address: 75 Tran Quang Khai, Hoi An City.
- Pick up point: Pick up at your hotel.
- Price: 1,200,000/ seat/ 4-seat car (~ $ 52) and 1,400,000/ way/ 7-seat car (~ $ 60).
- Website: www.xedihoian.com

IV - Travel from Hoi An to Hue by motorbike

The travel route has 2 directions: 
The 1st direction: If you choose to follow the Hai Van Pass, you can see the wonderful scenery of the passes such as: Lang Co beach, Hai Van Quan,...but please be very careful cos these are quite dangerous roads. You need to stay alert, pay attention to slow down on a few bending roads which are out of sight. You should also go while it is daylight because this road often has robberies.
The 2nd direction: If you choose to go in the direction of Hai Van tunnel, you must drive near the tunnel to park your motorbike at the tunnel management office. The motorbike will be transported by truck while you will be transported to the other side of the tunnel.

 from hoi an to hue by motorbike
Source: Taras Chernus (Hoi An to Hue motorbike tour)
Motorbike lease locations you can note down now:
Hoi An Hung An Motorbike rental
- Address: 05 Do Dang Tuyen street, Cam Chau ward, Hoi An city
- Price: 80,000 - 150,000 VND / car (~ 3.4 - 6.5 $). The Price of tickets depends on the vehicle.
Hoi An motorbike rental   
- Address: 1/111 Ly Thai To street, Hoi An city or 69 Nguyen Phuc Chu street, Hoi An.
- Price: 80,000 - 150,000 VND / car (~ 3.4 - 6.5 $).
Anh Khoa     
- Address: 84 Phan Chu Trinh street, Minh An ward, Hoi An city
- Price: 80,000 - 150,000 VND / car (~ 3.4 - 6.5 $).
If you are not confident in your driving skill but still want the feeling of traveling by motorbike, you can refer to choose the Easy rider Hoi An to Hue service. The place of service in Hoi An is located on 109 Le Hong Phong street, Tan An ward, Hoi An city. This service not only gives you new and safe experiences but also gives you absolute satisfaction by the friendly staff. Professional working style helps you have many memories along the way.

V - Other transfers options 

1 - Take a taxi

You should consider this service because the cost of the trip is not cheap, the average one-way trip is 1,100,000 VND/4-seater car (~ $ 47.4). You can contact a number of reputable taxi companies such as:
Mai Linh Taxi - Tam Ky Quang Nam: 0235 3 83 83 83        
Dong Ba Taxi: 0234 3 84 84 84        
Thanh Cong Taxi: 024 6651 4757        

2 - Take a jeep tour Hoi An to Hue

One jeep can carry up to 4 adults or 3 adults + 2 children. Normally, you have to pair your car with other tourists to meet the required number of 3 people per vehicle. The jeep goes through Hai Van pass to Hue.
You can contact the Jeep Danang Company to book a package tour.
- Hotline: 0916 516 679
- Website: http://jeepdanang.com/ 
- Price: 2,900,000 VND/car (~ 125 $) (for reference only)

3 - Travel by bike

private car from hoi an to hue
Source: Patrick Hendry
Your trip starts from Hoi An, along the beautiful Hai Van Pass and you can also take a rest stop at Lang Co beach for swimming. A Hoi An to Hue bike tour often lasts in about 1 day.
You can rent bicycles at: 
Hoi An bike tour
- Address: 30 Ba Trieu street, Cam Pho ward, Hoi An city
- Contact: https://hoianbiketours.com/about-us
- Price: 50,000 VND/day (~ 2$)
Vietnam bike tour
- Address: 164/22B Ly Thuong Kiet street, Son Phong ward, Hoi An city
- Contact: https://www.vietnambiketours.com/FromHOIAN.html 
- Price: 220,000 VND/day (~ 10$)
Above is some information about getting from Hoi An to Hue. Hopefully what we offer will make your trip to Hue city more convenient, easy and safe. Wish you and your family a very happy and memorable vacation. 
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