This transport guide details the best travel options between da Nang và Hoi An for travelers or backpackers traversing the beautiful country of Vietnam.

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Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most enchanting cities. Holiday makers from all over the world flock khổng lồ Vietnam to soak up Hoi An’s charming mustard yellow ancient town each year.

But despite its obvious popularity, getting lớn Hoi An will require organizing a form of transportation from much larger da Nang.

Why is it difficult khổng lồ get to lớn Hoi An?

Because Hoi An does not have an airport or a train station. Nearby da Nang played a significant role in Vietnam’s history as a major French colonial port and the city has grown into a busy tourist destination.

Vietnam’s third largest city contains both an international airport và a train station on the main line between Ho đưa ra Minh City & Hanoi.

Now, let’s travel from travel da Nang to Hoi An!

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Table of Contents show
Where Is Hoi An, Vietnam?
How Far Is domain authority Nang From Hoi An?
How to lớn Get To domain authority Nang, Vietnam
Flying To da Nang
Train To da Nang, Vietnam
How to lớn Get From da Nang Airport Or Train Station lớn Hoi An
1. Da Nang lớn Hoi An By Private car
3. Da Nang Airport Express Shuttle khổng lồ Hoi An
3. Xe taxi From da Nang to Hoi An
4. Public Bus From domain authority Nang to lớn Hoi An
5. Grab From domain authority Nang khổng lồ Hoi An
6. Motorbike From da Nang khổng lồ Hoi An
7. Sinh Tourist Bus Or Sleeper Bus to lớn Hoi An
Getting khổng lồ Hoi An Via The nhì Van Pass
domain authority Nang to Hoi An FAQ’s

Where Is Hoi An, Vietnam?

Vietnam is a long and narrow country, shaped lượt thích an S. As you can see on the interactive maps above, Hoi An is almost exactly in the middle of Vietnam.

To its left is the border with Laos, around 150km away. Khổng lồ its immediate right is the South đài loan trung quốc Sea. But most importantly for tourists, da Nang city is located just a short distance away lớn the North.

In this guide we are going to show you best travel options for getting from domain authority Nang khổng lồ Hoi An.

How Far Is domain authority Nang From Hoi An?

With a journey time of just 50 minutes, domain authority Nang to lớn Hoi An is a relatively easy route by Vietnam’s standards.

Driving alongside the coast is lovely & you will be pleasantly surprised by da Nang’s architecture, but the road can be busy & there are a lot of traffic light stops along the way.

Here are important distances between Hoi Ancient Town & Da Nang:

Da Nang Airport lớn Hoi An Ancient Town is 18.3 miles (29.5km) which is about 50 minutes drive time.Da Nang Railway Station to Hoi An Ancient Town is 18.5 miles (29.8km) which is about 50 minutes drive time.

How lớn Get To domain authority Nang, Vietnam

Beautiful landscapes in Central Vietnam near domain authority Nang

Flying To da Nang

Traveling from afar to da Nang International Airport (DAD) will require a change in either Hanoi Noi Bai (HAN) or Ho chi Minh thành phố Tan Son Nhat airport (SGN).

However, if you’re flying in from another Asian country, check first khổng lồ see if there are direct flights available. New routes are being added each year. Keep in mind that it could be cheaper lớn change in either Hanoi or Ho đưa ra Minh.

Check prices using Skyscanner for best user interface and value. Flying internally in Vietnam typically is incredibly cheap, even for backpackers on a tight budget.

Flights from Hanoi to domain authority Nang – about 1 hour and 20 minutes in length. There are about trăng tròn flights per day with Vietjet, Vietnam Airlines & Bamboo Airways. Flights from Ho chi Minh city to da Nang – about 1 hour and 20 minutes in length. There are about 20 flights per day with JetStar, Vietjet, Vietnam Airlines và Bamboo Airlines.
Colorful lanterns và old bikes parked along an alleyway in Hoi An, Vietnam

Train To domain authority Nang, Vietnam

Traveling by train in Vietnam is a wonderful way khổng lồ see its beautiful countryside areas that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to, by plane for example.

With a little extra outlay, you can book a whole first class sleeper cabin, or simply keep it cheap by booking a second class seat.

Journey times can be long, which would put some people off, but excite others.

Vietnam’s train network runs from North to lớn South encompassing the whole country, but there can be fairly large distances between each major station.

To ensure you get the best prices for train travel in Vietnam, be sure lớn look at more than one resource & compare costs for your upcoming trip. We recommend comparing prices on 12Go Asia & Baolau.

Train from Hanoi to domain authority Nang – about 16 hours depending on train type. There are roughly 10 trains per day and cost about US$ 35-80 depending on seat, cabin or train type. Train from Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị to domain authority Nang – about 18 hours depending on train type. There are only about 5 train per day & cost US$43-66 depending on seat, cabin và train type.

Heading khổng lồ Hoi An? You might like our popular guide featuring the best things to vì in Hoi An.

How khổng lồ Get From domain authority Nang Airport Or Train Station to Hoi An

Tourist bus driving the hai Van Pass in central Vietnam

Da Nang is ideally located for easy access to Hoi An. Trust us, there are much worse journeys to be had in Vietnam.

Traffic is usually a little crazy, with motorbikes relentlessly honking their horns và writing the alphabet with their directions.

If da Nang is your first stop in Vietnam, it’s probably not the best idea lớn try a motorbike just yet.

Let’s run through the list of your best transport options from domain authority Nang airport & Da Nang train station khổng lồ Hoi An.

1. Domain authority Nang lớn Hoi An By Private Car

Private oto is the most comfortable way to lớn travel between da Nang airport or train station & Hoi An.

From the airport, you have several companies who offer private car transfer from about US$ 15-20. That’s seriously cheap and by far the best option for comfort from domain authority Nang airport.

The gorgeous Japanese Bridge in Hoi An Ancient Town

3. Domain authority Nang Airport Express Shuttle to lớn Hoi An

Another option but only for the airport (sorry train station) is to lớn pre-book the Hoi An Expressairport shuttle with Get Your Guide for US$6 per person.

This shared minivan is more cost effective for a solo traveler, but the sameprice for a couple as the private car khuyễn mãi giảm giá above.

Every hour between 5am và 11pm an air conditioned mini-van picks up at domain authority Nang airport & drops off at any khách sạn in Hoi An.

All you have to vị once you’ve booked is lookout for your name on a board in Arrivals. Review are excellent & the price is awesome!

Journey time is around 60 minutes, depending on other drop off points.

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3. Xe taxi From domain authority Nang to Hoi An

Taking a taxi was once the only way to lớn get from an airport or train station into town. But now, thanks to lớn tour operators và modern services lượt thích Grab, taking a xe taxi seems a little outdated.

Especially in Vietnam & on this particular route where there have been complaints of tourists being scammed.

But there are xe taxi firms who are known to be above board, such as VinasunMai Linh taxis. You should have your Hoi An khách sạn address written in English và Vietnamese ideally, plus have google maps mở cửa with the route & destination.

If you are planning on taxi, use one of the services listed above or use Grab (more about Grab later in this guide) so you can confirm a price before you ride.

You can pre-book a xe taxi with 12Go Asia. The benefit khổng lồ a taxi is no arrangements are required, you can be completely flexible and not worry about flight delays.

A beautiful sunset in central Vietnam

4. Public Bus From domain authority Nang to lớn Hoi An

For backpackers and those on a tight budget, you can leave the train station & hop on a local yellow bus that runs between da Nang city & Hoi An every 20 minutes between 5:30am and 6:00pm.

The yellow bus departs da Nang just one block away from da Nang railway station at 162 Ong Ich Khiem.

This means if you arrive by plane, you will need lớn get a taxi 3km lớn the bus station which in reality is far too much effort & not cost effective.

The best part for backpackers is that it costs about US$ 1 per person, but double that if you have luggage bigger than a small backpack, which will need a seat of its own.

While the price is unbeatable, remember it’s the most uncomfortable and longest journey of all options at 1h 30m.

Travel Tip: Please cảnh báo the public bus between da Nang và Hoi An has been out of service due to the covid pandemic.

5. Grab From da Nang to Hoi An

Grab is a Singaporean Uber-style xe taxi service, operational in the da Nang / Hoi An area & is more readily available than Uber.

All you need to vì chưng is use the WiFi at domain authority Nang airport to tải về the Grab điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh app và use it in the exact same way you would Uber. Prices are pre-set so there’s no room for ‘misunderstanding.’

Are you a solo traveler with one backpack? You can tìm kiếm for available Grab Bike’s at the airport.

You’ll hop on the back of a motorbike and your driver will get you to lớn your Hoi An khách sạn in around 1 hour, but it will only cost you around US$5.

For any couples or groups, you can search for 4 or 7 seater Grab oto plus or shared Grab Car, just like Uber. Pre-set prices mean you definitely won’t be ripped off.

Remember that prices with these companies fluctuate according khổng lồ how busy they are, so you could ‘grab’ a bargain or spend more than a private oto transfer.

Travel Tip:Download the Grab tiện ích (iPhoneorAndroid) before you get to lớn SE Asia. You can choose to địa chỉ your credit card details or pay cash for each ride.

Kristen loving her time driving the hai Van Pass

6. Motorbike From da Nang khổng lồ Hoi An

Here’s one for the most adventurous of travelers!

Hire a motorbike & make the journey yourself. If this sounds good lớn you, keep reading because we will show you how to lớn rent a bike for an adventurous drive to Hoi An.

Well, if you arrive into domain authority Nang airport, you will need lớn get a taxi to lớn the city. Arriving into the train station would be much easier as you are already in town.

You should vị your own research into motorbike hire places in da Nang, butthe motorbike stationhas a 5* rating on google after 200+ reviews.

To make things even more convenient, this siêu thị is only about a 1 minute walk from domain authority Nang train station.

The benefits to hiring a motorbike include complete flexibility & independence. Plus, you can take all the best day trips close lớn Hoi An và Da Nang without requiring a tour.

A motorbike will phối you back around US$6-7 per day but you will need lớn provide và leave some khung of ID as collateral. Copies of passports sometimes suffice but not always.

Be very diligent when hiring motorbikes, kiểm tra everything to make sure it all works firstly for you safety & secondly for avoiding being ripped off at the end.

7. Sinh Tourist Bus Or Sleeper Bus to lớn Hoi An


The only way to bypass domain authority Nang is lớn book the notorious Vietnam sleeper bus. This will be of particular interest to lớn backpackers! Personally, we traveled by sleeper bus on 5 occasions in Vietnam.

No matter your opinion of sleeper buses, you can’t argue with value and convenience. They are by far the cheapest way lớn reach Hoi An, not just from Hanoi & Ho đưa ra Minh but even directly from places lượt thích Phong Nha.

Plus, you won’t have to lớn transfer lớn another bus or train. You get on, fall asleep & wake up in Hoi An.

While there technically isn’t a ‘sleeper’ bus from domain authority Nang to Hoi An, you can book the Sinh Tourist Bus From da Nang to lớn Hoi An which uses sleeper buses with typical lie-down seats.

The Sinh Tourist bus is a good choice if you are already in domain authority Nang đô thị or at the train station, but it only departs twice daily, once in the morning at 10:00am and once in the afternoon at 3:30pm.

So this is only a good choice if it works with your schedule. You can expect the Sinh Tourist Bus khổng lồ take about 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic.

Tickets for the Sinh Tourist Bus cost about US$11 per person and use 12Go Asia to book your bus online.

Speaking from experience, every bus we booked online was much better quality compared lớn buses that were booked for us. It’s worth taking the time khổng lồ ensure a comfortable ride.

You can also book sleeper buses khổng lồ Hoi An from other major cities in Vietnam:

Hanoi lớn Hoi An – Approximately a 17 hour journey with a cost of about US$15.Ho chi Minh to lớn Hoi An – The Sinh Tourist bus will change in Nha Trang & total travel time is 22h. Cost is around US$23 total.Phong Nha khổng lồ Hoi An – Travel time is about 7-8 hours with a cost of US$10.

Interested in Vietnam sleeper buses? You might like to read our guide to lớn taking a sleeper bus in Vietnam.

Getting khổng lồ Hoi An Via The hai Van Pass

Mark and Kristen on a motorbike along the nhị Van Pass

Are you in Hue và trying khổng lồ work out how khổng lồ get khổng lồ Hoi An? Consider hiring a motorbike & driving over the nhì Van Pass. Not feeling too confident about driving in Vietnam?

That’s fine, you can vì it with a guide.

In fact, driving the 130km (81 miles) with a guide allows you to lớn completely relax about directions và all the best stop off points.

We booked our hai Van Pass motorbike tour with Motorvina & it was awesome!

Driving a motorbike over the nhị Van Pass was high up on our danh mục of Vietnam bucket list experiences & it did not disappoint. We can’t recommend driving over the hai Van Pass enough.

If you have the chance, take it!Alternatively, if you absolutely vị not want to lớn drive, you can go on the back of your guides motorbike.

A hai Van Pass motorbike tour will include an English speaking guide & stops at important sites along the way including fishing villages, My Khe Beach, Marble Mountains và of course, the nhị Van Pass.

Want lớn drive the nhì Van Pass? Don’t miss our step by step guide showing you how to lớn drive the nhì Van Pass by motorbike.

Da Nang to lớn Hoi An FAQ’s

Let’s take a quick look at some of the most frequently asked questions regarding transportation options about how lớn get from da Nang to Hoi An.

Is There A Bus From domain authority Nang to lớn Hoi An?

Yes, there is a yellow public bus that runs from domain authority Nang and Hoi An which runs every 20 minutes between the times of 5:30am and 5:50pm. However, this bus may not be running due khổng lồ the covid pandemic.

Is There A Train From da Nang to Hoi An?

No, there is no direct train from da Nang khổng lồ Hoi An. You could take a train from Hanoi or Ho chi Minh đô thị to domain authority Nang, but they you will have to find additional transfer khổng lồ Hoi An. You could also book a sleeper bus from various locations in Vietnam to Hoi An.

What Is The Fastest Way to Get From da Nang lớn Hoi An?

The fastest way to get from domain authority Nang to Hoi An would be private transfer from da Nang airport or train station.

How Far Is domain authority Nang From Hoi An?

Da Nang is about 18 miles or 30 km from Hoi An and it will take about 50 minutes to drive the route.

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