Want to know how to get from DaNang Airport to Hoi An? In this post, we’ll share a summary of the three ways to get there and compare each option on duration, costs and level of comfort. For each option, we go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
What to expect when visiting Hoi An
Hoi An is a charming city on Vietnam’s central coast. Once a major port, the mixed influences of Japanese, Chinese, and European merchants are still visible here.
Its Old Town is a well-preserved fusion of foreign and indigenous architecture, laid out in a small-scale model of a 15th to 19th-century trading hub. No wonder it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Travelling to Hoi An feels like walking back in time.
3 ways to get from DaNang Airport to Hoi An
There are three ways to travel the distance of 30 km (19 miles) from DaNang Airport to Hoi An: by airport shuttle (1 hour), taxi (1 hour) and public bus* (1.5 hours). The journey takes between 1h - 1h 30m and the quickest way is by airport shuttle. The lowest priced tickets start from 30,000 VND ($1.20) for the public bus*.
There used to be cheap public buses that operated between Da Nang and Hoi An. But according to travellers who have recently taken this route, Bus #1 is not available anymore at Da Nang Bus Station and Hoi An Bus Station. This is the same bus that passes by Da Nang Airport.
Passengers who didn’t know that they had better options have been lured by touts to take an expensive taxi instead. This is why we advise that you pre-book your minivan or private transfer via BookAway when travelling from DaNang Airport to Hoi An and vice versa.
With BookAway, prices are fixed. You won’t have to haggle, and you can expect a professional driver.
Bus #1 from Da Nang to Hoi An (Not available as of February 2023)
Bus #1 used to run between Da Nang and Hoi An every 30 minutes from 05:30-17:50 daily. The ticket price was only 30,000 VND ($1.20), although ticket vendors would often charge up to 50,000 VND ($2) for tourists. Travel time was 1.5 hours.
The local bus was a cheap way to travel from DaNang Airport to Hoi An. But mainly used by locals, it wasn’t very spacious and did not have enough room for luggage.
The bus arrival point was at Hoi An Bus Station, 2 km from the Old Town.
DaNang Airport to Hoi An by Airport Shuttle
Duration: 1 hour
Starts from: 155,000 VND ($6.30)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 155,000 VND ($6.30)
Hoi An Express/Barri Ann Travel operate daily shuttle buses from DaNang Airport to Hoi An and vice versa.
In theory, you can book a shuttle bus ride at the airport upon arrival. But with limited trips and an increasing number of people travelling this route, we highly advise that you pre-book your ride with BookAway.
Shuttle buses are cost-efficient for solo travellers who want a comfortable but affordable ride. For 155,000 VND ($6.30), you will be picked up at the airport and brought straight to your hotel in Hoi An town centre.
Shuttle bus schedule from DaNang Airport to Hoi An
If you’re coming from Hoi An, the driver will pick you up from your hotel as long as it’s located in the town centre.
DaNang Airport to Hoi An by Taxi
Duration: 1 hour
Starts from: 320,000 VND ($13)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 320,000 VND ($13)
When you’re travelling in a group of three or more people, we suggest booking a taxi. You can hail a taxi at the airport, use Grab, or book a private transfer with BookAway.
We prefer to use BookAway when booking airport transfers because they offer good rates, as well as comfortable cars with trusted drivers. Rates start from 320,000 VND ($13) for a 3-seater car from DaNang Airport to Hoi An.
The advantage of booking your private ride online is you’ll get a fixed price at a reasonable rate. This eliminates the chance of you getting ripped off by drivers at the airport.
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Frequently Asked Questions about DaNang Airport to Hoi An
What is the distance from DaNang Airport to Hoi An?
The distance from DaNang Airport to Hoi An is 30 km (19 miles).
What is the fastest way to get from DaNang Airport to Hoi An?
The fastest way to get from DaNang Airport to Hoi An is by airport shuttle and takes 1 hour.
What is the cheapest way to get from DaNang Airport to Hoi An?
The cheapest way to get from DaNang Airport to Hoi An is by public bus* with ticket costs starting from 30,000 VND ($1.20).
Rounding it up
We hope this guide was helpful in planning how to get from DaNang Airport to Hoi An. If there's anything else you're wondering about, drop us a comment and we'll do our best to answer you within a few days.
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Based in Bali, Maarten’s passion for travel is undeniable. In 2016, he decided to quit his job as a stock analyst and started doing what he always dreamed of: travelling through South East Asia and helping other people plan their trips. When he is not working on Gecko Routes, you’ll find him surfing in the ocean or exploring the best gems of Indonesia.
Aleksandra is a writer and editor who recently moved from Hong Kong to London. She’s worked and studied in four countries (and counting) and picked up a new hobby in each of them. She’s a big fan of long train journeys so you can count on her to take the scenic route, finding a few hidden gems along the way.