HOW TO TRAVEL FROM DA NANG TO HOI AN IN 2021

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The best way lớn get from Danang lớn Hoi An is by road. Most travellers will stay in Hoi An, the picture-perfect UNESCO Heritage-listed town but will arrive sầu in Danang by air or rail. This is because Hoi An has neither a railway station nor an airport, but don’t worry, it isn’t far và below I’ll cover the quickest, cheapest, most luxurious, budge,t and comfortable ways to lớn get between Danang and Hoi An.

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Danang to Hoi An

We made the short video clip below using our real và frequent experiences of travelling between Danang and Hoi An. We further explain your transport options & how lớn organise them further down the page. We were in Hoi An as a family và would make this trip often, with kids, it’s not hard to lớn do và we felt safe taking the bus between Danag & Hoi An. Likewise taxis on this route were comfortable & felt safe, but cost more.


You could, of course, find a motorbike & driver, a scooter taxi lớn take you from Danang lớn Hoi An. As there were four of us this was impractical và dangerous. If you’re looking for further information on Hoi An we have sầu guides khổng lồ Hoi An with kids, Hoi An Food and Restaurants, & Hoi An Markets. We were also living in Hoi An during the floods, we can tell you all about Hoi An during flooding.


Please kiểm tra and double-kiểm tra all the information we give you locally as times, places, dates, & services vì chưng, as we found, change often. Restrictions and closures may apply.


Most holidaymakers or backpackers heading khổng lồ Hoi An will have lớn arrive sầu via Danang, either from the airport or train station. This post aims khổng lồ make that journey easier for you. Getting to Danang from Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh) is easy, there is a sleeper train or, obviously, you could fly. We have sầu a full post on this journey too.

Private Transfers From Danang (City, Airport or Railway Station) lớn Hoi An

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This is a typical oto used for private transfers between Danang and Hoi An.

Both the quickest và most luxurious way khổng lồ travel between Danang và Hoi An is a private transfer. This gives you total control in both time và vehicle type. Whether you’re a group of 4 or alone, you can tailor your journey to suit you. Want a fancy car? Simple pay a little extra & specify what you want. Transfers can be booked và paid in advance so that you can be met as you step out of the airport or railway station và delivered straight to your khách sạn. No worrying about finding a xe taxi, local money or explaining the destination address.

Private transfers are the most expensive sầu way but give peace of mind và mean that your holiday gets off khổng lồ the best possible start. I’d recommend private transfers if this is your first time in a destination và your time is limited.

You can also use private transfers lớn explore further field such as up to lớn Hue via Hai Van Pass and the DMZ. Finding a great trustworthy hire car & driver can make the difference between a great or bad holiday. To find a private transport book here.

Public Taxis Danang- Hoi An (& Cost)

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The very visible bright yellow FaiFoo taxis are based up in Danang but vị drive sầu all over the region.

In most Asian destinations you’ll be tripping over taxis. This is true in both Danang International Airport và Danang Railway Station. All taxis are metered và you’ll need khổng lồ make sure that the drivers use their meters.

If they refuse just leave and get another xe taxi. I’ve sầu not had a taxi refuse to use their meter in nearly 6 months, but it can happen, particularly on public holidays like Tet.

There are 3 main xe taxi companies in the region and prices are very similar as are their standards.

Mai Linch taxi company has green taxis and the drivers normally wear a white & green jacket.Faifoo taxis are yellow with Faifoo written down the side of each vehicle. VinaSun is another big company that operates across Danang và Hoi An and uses white cars with red và green arrows in a circle as their logo.

The price from Danang Airport is between 350,000 Dong- 450,000 Dong ($15-$20US) depending on where your khách sạn is located. It is a similar price from Danang Railway Station although it will depend on the time of day and traffic as you’ll need to drive through Danang first until you get lớn the coast road or inl& highway.

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Mai Linh Taxi company has a heavy presence in Hoi An & in Danang. They are practically

The benefit of taking a taxi is you can show up & jump in the first one and go. Especially if you’re not sure of when you’ll arrive sầu & don’t like making prearranged plans.

The downside is that it can be more expensive than organising a car before you arrive sầu and you’ll need local currency to lớn pay for the journey. Keep your wits about you especially if you have sầu just arrived in the country. Taxis the world over have sầu been known khổng lồ drive sầu the ‘long’ way khổng lồ the destination so make sure they think you know exactly where you are & where your destination is. A Mobile phone with maps open on your lap is great for this.

Public Bus Between Danang và Hoi An

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One of the recognisable yellow buses that operate in Danang and down khổng lồ Hoi An. Cheap & cheerful but certainly not luxury and harder with luggage.

The pubic bus from Danang khổng lồ Hoi An is route 1 and departs và arrives 1 block over from the railway station. The buses are small và if you have a lot of luggage it could be problematic. With a small bag, it is OK. On leaving the railway station just walk straight out and along the road leading directly away from the station. At the first phối of lights, there is a T junction. The bus runs along this road first road.

The signs are written in Vietnamese but are easy enough lớn read & the number 1 is large & on the front of the bus. It will drive through Danang đô thị & then take the inland road down to Hoi An Bus Station. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes to lớn an hour depending on traffic và the cost is 30,000 Dong ($1.25US). If your bag takes a seat up you’ll be expected khổng lồ pay for that as well.

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Hoi An Bus Station is located 2 km lớn the centre of the old town although there are plenty of taxis here khổng lồ take you to a hotel or destination of your choice. It’s certainly walkable.

From Danang International Airport there isn’t a bus directly khổng lồ Hoi An. You could catch the bus that goes past the airport (it doesn’t enter the airport complex) và change buses or walk approximately 1 km into lớn town và piông xã up the bus from there. Alternatively, you could catch a xe taxi to lớn the bus stop. Unless you’re really trying khổng lồ save as much as possible I wouldn’t catch a bus from the airport as the hassle isn’t worth the saved money. If there are 4 people the two buses or bus/xe taxi won’t save you at all.

Uber or Grab Taxis in Central Vietnam

Uber và Grab are operational in both Danang & Hoi An. You should have sầu no trouble finding either in both the airport & the railway station. Just make sure you have sầu the app loaded onto lớn your phone. You’ll also need data if the airport WiFi isn’t working.

Grab is the bigger company and slightly cheaper. Based in Singapore it allows taxis khổng lồ use Grab as well as the normal taxis service. This means your Grab could be a normal taxi that is ‘moonlighting’ legally as a private service.

They also have motorbike Grab if you’re alone và this is significantly cheaper. I’ve seen numerous backpackers with bags on their baông chồng take this service. Grab should provide a helmet for the pillion passenger but be warned the quality of helmets in Vietphái mạnh isn’t up to lớn international standards. Accidents on the road here are 3-4 times that of Europe, especially on two wheels.

I’ve not had much luông chồng using Grab and prefer Uber where I find the cars are of a higher standard. Uber has also started using motorbike pickups alongside its Uber X and Uber SUV for larger families or luggage. I haven’t used UberBike yet so I can’t comment on their service but imagine that it is similar khổng lồ Grab. All bike riders need a helmet by law so I imagine they provide this lượt thích Grab.

The price is very dependent on the time of day and demvà. This is how Uber and Grab operate across the globe and while I noticed that during New Year there was no price surge (Vietnamese don’t celebrate NYE) during Tet it was either massively inflated or just unavailable.

As an example, the fares from Danang Airport to Hoi An at 1400 hours were 165,000 Dong ($7.50 US) for an Uber Bike and 350,000 Dong ($14 US) for an Uber X. The SUV was about $2 US more.

Shuttle Transfers lớn Hoi An from Danang

Shuttle buses are perfect for larger groups who don’t mind sharing. While not as frequent and not direct, the cost reflects this. Shuttle buses will normally only stop a few times to piông chồng up & drop off other passengers in Hoi An. Unfortunately with the increase in private hire companies this option is becoming less comtháng as it is often cheaper lớn just book a whole minibus for your group. To book shuttle buses and private buses clichồng here.

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This is a typical shuttle bus that runs between Danang and Hoi An in both directions. You can also hire it out solely for your buổi tiệc ngọt if you have large numbers.

This option isn’t readily available from Danang Railway Station at present và I doubt it will return anytime soon.

With so many options getting from Danang lớn Hoi An at multiple price points it really is as easy or hard as you make it. I’ve sầu done all of the above sầu during my 6 months in Hoi An, from both the airport & railway station & enjoyed them all. Take your pick and enjoy the ride.

If you’re time short & want khổng lồ fly from Ho Chi Minh đô thị you can kiểm tra out options here. It isn’t as nice as the train but it is much quicker. Just note that you’ll need khổng lồ get from Danang International Airport down khổng lồ Hoi An as there isn’t an airport in Hoi An. See the above for your options.

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