Last updated: Nov 05, 2019


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How To Get From Dong Hoi to Phong Nha?

When travelling the 45km distance from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha, you have 2 options: you can take the bus ($3.35) or the taxi ($21.50). Travel time is between 1-1.5 hours.

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.

Traveling with a group? You can also take a taxi straight to Phong Nha for about $21.50. This saves you the hassle of making a transfer and will bring you directly to your hotel.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus1 - 1.5 hrs76,000 VND ($3.35)No online tickets
Taxi1 hr400,000 VND ($17)No online tickets


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Dong Hoi to Phong Nha travelroute

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Dong Hoi to Phong Nha by Public Bus

Duration: 1 – 1.5 hrs
Costs: 76,000 VND ($3.35)

The pick-up 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 26,000 VND ($1.10). The bus to Phong Nha costs 50,000 VND ($2.15) and takes about 1.5 hrs. 

Route 1: Dong Hoi to Phong Nha by Bus

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.

Route 2: Phong Nha to Dong Hoi by Bus

When travelling the opposite direction 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.


Dong Hoi to Phong Nha by Taxi

Duration: 1 hr
Costs: 400,000 VND ($17)

Want more comfort? Then taking a taxi is your best option.

Route 1: Dong Hoi Railway Station to Phong Nha by Taxi

Duration: 1 hr
Costs: 400,000 VND ($17)

You can find a taxi at the railway station for about 400,000 to 500,000 VND ($17 – $22) to Phong Nha. Don’t forget to negotiate since they will try to charge you more!

Route 2: Dong Hoi Airport to Phong Nha by Taxi

Duration: 1 hr
Costs: 400,000 VND ($17)

Dong Hoi Airport is a 15-min taxi ride from the bus station, where you can catch the local bus. This is an extra 15-min taxi ride in the opposite direction, which 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 400.000-500,000 VND ($17-22) for the journey. You can also check with your accommodation if they provide a pick-up service.


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 $21,- 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 $24.

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