The fastest way to travel the 765km distance from Hanoi to Da Nang is by flight. This plane journey takes about 1.5 hours and tickets start from $23, excluding transfers. Other options include taking the train for 15.5 hours ($32.50) or the bus for 15 hours ($16).
Taking a flight is a fast and convenient way to travel from Hanoi to Da Nang. The flight takes only about 1.5 hours and tickets start at $23. Note that you need another hour to reach Hanoi Airport from the Old Quarter. Da Nang Airport is just within the city center.
The train is a good alternative option especially during peak season, when airfares get expensive. The good thing with the train is you can travel at night so you don’t lose a day on the journey. Ticket prices start at $32.50.
The bus is the cheapest option with fares starting at $16. However, it is neither the safest nor most comfortable way to travel in Vietnam. If you’re on a budget though, we can recommend a couple of the more trusted bus operators below.
Hanoi Railway Station is a 10-min taxi ride from the Old Quarter, while Da Nang Railway Station is located within the city center.
Hanoi to Da Nang by Bus
Duration: 15 hours Cost: 370,000 VND ($16)
There are several bus companies offering daily trips from Hanoi to Da Nang. However, they often receive bad reviews.
If you really want to travel this route by bus, the better options are Hey Travel and Camel Travel. They offer comfortable buses, if only their drivers could learn to drive slower and safer and not honk too much.
Bus fares start at 370,000 VND ($16) and the journey takes at least 15 hours.
Note that the bus stations of both companies are located outside Hanoi and Da Nang city center, so you might need an extra transfer to and from your hotels.