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Trip overview from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha


To make trip planning super easy and fast, we created a step-by-step guide to find the best way to travel from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha.

To start with, use the slider to compare the different options:

 

How to get from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha


We recommend taking the public bus from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha. Unfortunately, you cannot book your bus tickets online.

The bus station in Dong Hoi is only a short taxi ride from the railway station. Another advantage is that the bus drops you off at the main street in Phong Nha.

 

Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus1 - 1,5 hours60.000 VND (€2,50)No online tickets
Taxi1 hour500.000 VND (€19)No online tickets

Are you a fast decision maker? Simply use the links above to book your tickets!

If you haven’t found your best transport option yet, no problem. This was just the intro. Below we share our step-by-step guide of how to get from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha.

Dong Hoi to Phong Nha travelroute

 

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Public Bus from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha


Duration: 1-1,5 hours
Costs: 60.000 VND (€2,50)

The pickup point of this local bus is at the OPPOSITE of central bus station ‘Ben Xe Nam Ly’. This bus station is a 15 min walk from the central railway station or a short taxi ride for just 25.000 VND (€1). The bus to Phong Nha costs 35.000 VND (€1,30) and takes about 1,5 hour. 

Dong Hoi to Phong Nha

Take the green and yellow colored bus with number B4. It has ‘Dong Hoi – Hoan Lao – Phong Nha’ on the front.

Departure times from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha are 5:30, 5:45, 7:10, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.

Phong Nha to Dong Hoi

When traveling from Phong Nha to Dong Hoi, you can catch the bus from the main street in Phong Nha. Check with your accommodation if there are any changes to the bus schedule and ask for the exact location of the pick up.

Departure times from Phong Nha to Dong Hoi are 5:30, 6:00, 7:10, 8:10, 9:10, 10:10, 11:10, 13:10, 14:10, 15:10, 16:10, 17:05.

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Taxi from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha


Duration: 1 hour
Costs: 500.000 VND (€19)

Want more comfort? Then taking the taxi will be your best option.

Step 1: Taxi from Dong Hoi Railway Station to Phong Nha

Duration: 1 hour
Costs: 500.000 VND (€19)

You can find a taxi at the railway station for about 400.000 to 500.000 VND (€15,50-€19) to Phong Nha. Don’t forget to negotiate since they will try to charge you more!

Step 2: Taxi from Dong Hoi Airport to Phong Nha

Duration: 1 hour
Costs: 500.000 VND (€19)

Dong Hoi Airport is a 15-minute taxi ride from the bus station where you can catch the local bus. This is an extra 15min taxi ride in the opposite direction, what will make the total journey even longer.

It is much easier to take a taxi from the airport to Phong Nha. Expect to pay around 500.000 VND (€19) from the airport to Phong Nha. You can also check with your accommodation if they provide pick-up service.

  Hotel

My favourite places to stay in Phong Nha


Thao Nguyen Homestay

Thanks to the great hospitality of the family, this homestay will feel like your home. After a day of trekking you can take a dive in the pool or sit back and relax with a Netflix movie. The homestay is located right in front of the bus stop in the center of Phong Nha. Rooms with mountain views already start from €19,- including an outstanding breakfast!

Bonus: Free cancellation policy till the last day!

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Phong Nha Rustic Home

Want a more unique experience? The interior of Phong Nha Rustic Home creates a real rustic feel which makes you feel one with nature. It's located outside the city center, but you can use their free-bicycle rental to explore the National Parks or get to the center. Rooms start from €22.

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