Unfortunately, there are no direct options from Hoi An to Pakse. All flights have a stopover in Ho Chi Minh and there is no bus company that offers direct trips on this route.
|11,5 hours||$436||Check flights|
|11 hours||$15.50||No online tickets|
Option 1: Flight
No direct flights
Route: Hoi An Da Nang Pakse
Duration: 11h 30min
Hoi An doesn’t have an airport, so you will need to book a flight from Da Nang Aiport.
See the Da Nang Airport page how to get there.
As there are no direct flights between Da Nang and Pakse, your journey will take at least 12 hours. The flights will include a layover of at different airports. It’s not really the most practical option since it takes almost the same time as the bus and is more expensive.
Keep in mind that tickets for this route can be quite expensive. Booking a few weeks in advance will be to your advantage as tickets get more expensive closer to the travel date.
A one-way ticket starts at $436 and it takes about 11,5 hours for the entire trip.
Option 2: Bus
Route: Hoi An Ngoc Hoi/Kon Tum Pakse
Duration: 11 hours
Trips for this route are scarce and not very well-advertised. The easiest way to book a bus from Hoi An to Pakse is to ask your hotel’s staff or go to a reputable local travel agency in Hoi An.
As there are no direct buses you will have to arrange 1 or 2 transfers: One from Hoi An to Ngoc Hoi or Kon Tum and then another from Ngoc Hoi or Kon Tum to Pakse.
It can be quite a hassle, but taking the bus will save you a lot of money compared to flying. The entire journey from Hoi An to Pakse should take about 11 hours if the buses pass through the Bo Y Border.
Expect to pay about $15,50 for this journey. If in some cases they try to charge you more, your total spending on bus tickets should never exceed $20 for this trip.
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