Want to know how to get from DaNang Railway Station? 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 Railway Station
There are three ways to travel the distance of 30 km (19 miles) from DaNang Railway Station: by public bus* (1 hour), van (1 hour) and private transfer (1 hour). The journey takes between 1h and the quickest way is by public bus*. The lowest priced tickets start from 20,000 VND ($0.80) for the public bus*.
With buses unavailable, some drivers are trying to take advantage of tourists by offering overpriced taxis. This is why we highly advise that you book a minivan or private transfer beforehand (see the above sections for more info).
If any driver tries to approach you at the train station, you can just tell them you already booked a ride and head straight to your meet-up point.
Public Bus #1 (Not available as of March 2023)
Public Bus #1 was a cheap way to get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An and vice versa. A ticket used to cost only 20,000 VND ($0.80) for the 1-hour journey — affordable, but not quite comfortable. An extra seat was required for those carrying bulky luggage. Bus drivers often tried to overcharge tourists, too.
Its schedule was every 20 minutes from 05:30 to 17:50.
The nearest public bus stop to Da Nang Railway Station was at 155 Le Duan Road. That’s 750 m away or a 10-minute walk.
Once outside the train station, turn left and walk until you reach the corner, and then turn right. Walk straight for a few minutes until you reach the main road and then turn left. From here, it’s a 500 m walk to the bus stop.
Bus #1 used to park at Hoi An Bus Station, 2 km away from the Old Town. You could get to your accommodation via a 5-minute taxi or a 20-minute walk.
See here the exact route of Bus #1:
DaNang Railway Station by Van
Duration: 1 hour
Starts from: 155,000 VND ($6.00)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 155,000 VND ($6.00)
If you’re travelling solo or with just one other person, it’s best to take a minivan from Da Nang Railway Station to Hoi An or vice versa. Rates start from 155,000 VND ($6.00) for the 1-hour journey.
Book your minivan ride beforehand so that you won’t have to worry about it on the day of your trip. Keep in mind that van departures are once every hour or every 2 hours. Pick a schedule that’s closest to your train arrival/departure.
If the minivan schedules are too inconvenient for you, you can instead book a private transfer.
Departure and arrival station
Hoi Ann Express, Barri Ann Travel, and iHome Transfer all offer pick-up and drop-off at Da Nang Railway Station.
In Hoi An, Barri Ann Travel and Hoi An Express share a terminal at Phuong Min Anh, just within walking distance of the Old Town. iHome Transfer picks up and drops off passengers at La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa, about 1.5 km east of the town centre.
Minivan schedule from Da Nang Railway Station to Hoi An
PRO TIP: Drivers are often waiting at the train station to offer passengers a taxi or motorbike ride. They can be quite persistent. If you pre-booked your minivan, just tell them you already have a ride and head to your pick-up point.
DaNang Railway Station by Private Transfer
Duration: 1 hour
Starts from: 440,000 VND ($18.00)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 440,000 VND ($18.00)
An easier but more expensive way to get from DaNang Railway Station to Hoi An is by taxi. With this option, you won’t have to worry about finding your way to and from bus stations.
Travelling by taxi takes around an hour. Fares start from 440,000 VND ($18.00) for a 2-seater car.
You can hail a taxi from just outside the train station or you can book one in advance via BookAway.
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Frequently Asked Questions about DaNang Railway Station
What is the distance from DaNang Railway Station?
The distance from DaNang Railway Station is 30 km (19 miles).
What is the fastest way to get from DaNang Railway Station?
The fastest way to get from DaNang Railway Station is by public bus* and takes 1 hour.
What is the cheapest way to get from DaNang Railway Station?
The cheapest way to get from DaNang Railway Station is by public bus* with ticket costs starting from 20,000 VND ($0.80).
Rounding it up
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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.
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