Hanoi to Da Nang

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How to get from Hanoi to Da Nang

Da Nang is a bustling coastal city in central Vietnam. It is the gateway to Ba Na Hills, a French village on top of a mountain. Located some 35 km east of Da Nang city centre, this theme park is most famous for its Golden Bridge, which appears to be held up by two gigantic hands.

Da Nang is also the most common gateway point for tourists visiting Hoi An, situated some 30 km away. Many only take the flight or train to Da Nang and immediately transfer to a bus or taxi to Hoi An. But we think this French colonial city is worth exploring for a day or two before going on your way.

3 ways to get from Hanoi to Da Nang

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight2.5 hours745,000 VND ($30)Check flights
Train15.5 hours1,154,000 VND ($46.50)Check train tickets
Bus15 hours520,000 VND ($20.50)Check bus tickets

The fastest way to travel the 765 km from Hanoi to Da Nang is by flight. This plane journey takes about 2.5 hours (incl. transfers) and rates start from 745,000 VND ($30). Other options include taking a 15.5-hour train for 1,154,000 VND ($46.50) or a 15-hour bus for 520,000 VND ($20.50).

Taking a flight is a fast and convenient way to travel from Hanoi to Da Nang. The flight takes only about 2.5 hours, already including airport transfers. With combined fares from 745,000 VND ($30), the flight is only a few dollars more expensive than a very long bus ride.

TIP: If you decide to travel by plane, please consider including a carbon compensation fee to reduce your impact on the environment.

Train travel in Vietnam is always a great experience and a good alternative when flights are too expensive. The train ride from Hanoi to Da Nang takes around 15.5 hours, but you can travel overnight so that you don’t waste a day on the journey. Rates for a 4-berth cabin start from 1,154,000 VND ($46.50).

The bus is the cheapest option with fares starting at 520,000 VND ($20.50). However, the bus is neither the safest nor most comfortable way to travel from Hanoi to Da Nang. Do keep that in mind when booking this 15-hour journey by bus.

Itinerary from Hanoi to Da Nang

Hanoi to Da Nang by Flight

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 745,000 VND ($30)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 745,000 VND ($30)

Although we are not huge fans of taking a flight because of its harmful impact on the environment, we have to admit it is the easiest way to travel from Hanoi to Da Nang.

Both cities have their own airports, which are easily accessible from their city centres. Travel time by flight takes only around 2.5 hours, while the journey by train or bus takes at least 15 hours!

Step 1: City Centre to Hanoi Airport by Bus

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 45,000 VND ($1.80)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 45,000 VND ($1.80)

Hanoi Airport (also called Noi Bai International Airport) is located some 30 km north of the Old Quarter.

The most convenient way to get to the airport is by taking Express Bus 86. This bus departs from Hanoi Railway Station and makes several stops near the Old Quarter before going on its way to the airport. A ticket costs 45,000 VND ($1.80) for the 1-hour journey.

You can also take a taxi as well as other buses from Hanoi city centre to the airport. Check out our guide on Hanoi Airport for more transport options.

Step 2: Hanoi to Da Nang by Flight

Duration: 1hr 20m
Cost: 620,000 VND ($24.50)
Duration: 1hr 20m
Cost: 620,000 VND ($24.50)

There are plenty of flights available daily from Hanoi to Da Nang. These are operated by Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, Vietnam Airlines, and Vietravel Airlines. The flight takes only about 1hr 20min.

The first flight departs as early as 05:50 while the last trip departs at 21:10. Flight time is around 1hr 20m.

Airfares from Hanoi to Da Nang range from 620,000 VND ($24.50) to 970,000 VND ($39). We recommend regularly checking Skyscanner through the link below to get the cheapest rates.

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Step 3: Da Nang Airport to City Centre

Duration: 10 minutes
Cost: 80,000 VND ($3.20)
Duration: 10 minutes
Cost: 80,000 VND ($3.20)

Da Nang Airport is located just 2 km from the city centre. If you’re heading to Da Nang’s centre, then you can simply take a 10-minute taxi for around 80,000 VND ($3.20).

Da Nang Airport to Hoi An

Are you going to Hoi An from Da Nang Airport? If yes, then you can take a shuttle bus for 155,000 VND ($6) or a taxi for around 320,000 VND ($12.50). Travel time is about 1 hour.

To avoid airport queues and taxi drivers offering private transfers at exorbitant prices, we recommend booking your bus or taxi via BookAway.

Book a Bus or Taxi with BookAway

Check out our guide on Da Nang Airport for more details.

Hanoi to Da Nang by Train

Duration: 15.5 hours
Cost: 1,154,000 VND ($46.50)
Duration: 15.5 hours
Cost: 1,154,000 VND ($46.50)

If you travel by night, the train can be a good way to complete the 15.5-hour journey from Hanoi to Da Nang. Trains are a bit more expensive than the bus, but also safer and much more convenient.

You can get a bed on a 4-sleeper berth for around 1,154,000 VND ($46.50). Cheaper rates are available for 6-sleeper berths and soft seats, but they may be a bit uncomfortable. If you want to save money, you might be better off taking the bus.

Departure and arrival station

Hanoi Railway Station is a 10-minute taxi ride from the Old Quarter.

Da Nang Railway Station is located within Da Nang city centre. You can get to your hotel via a few minutes walk or a short taxi ride.

Train schedules from Hanoi to Da Nang (Sleeper Berth)

TrainScheduleSleeper Berth
SE319:25-11:331,155,000 VND ($46.50)
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SE122:15-13:361,154,000 VND ($46.50)
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SE515:45-08:521,197,000 VND ($48)
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Optional: Da Nang Railway Station to Hoi An by Bus or Taxi

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 20,000 VND ($0.80)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 20,000 VND ($0.80)

If your hotel is located in Hoi An, then you’ll have to travel about 30 km from Da Nang Railway Station.

You can do this in 2 ways: by bus for 1 hour or by taxi for 45 minutes. Rates start from 20,000 VND ($0.80) and 385,000 VND ($15.50), respectively.

For more info, visit our guide for Da Nang Railway Station.

Hanoi to Da Nang by Bus

Duration: 15 hours
Cost: 520,000 VND ($20.50)
Duration: 15 hours
Cost: 520,000 VND ($20.50)

There are several bus companies offering daily sleeper bus trips from Hanoi to Da Nang. Among these companies are Camel Travel, Group Tour, and The Long Travel.

With a sleeper bus, you’ll get a basic bunk and a blanket. Note that the bunk may not be long enough for passengers taller than 6ft.

Bus fares from Hanoi to Da Nang start at 520,000 VND ($20.50) and the journey takes around 15 hours.

Departure and arrival station

Group Tour Company departs from its own headquarters in Hanoi, some 500m north of Hoan Kiem Lake. It parks at the Group Tour office in Da Nang city centre.

Camel Travel and The Long Travel depart from the same bus stop in Hanoi, some 3 km south of the Old Quarter. They drop off passengers at their terminal in Da Nang centre.

Bus schedules from Hanoi to Da Nang

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
Camel Travel17:00-08:00520,000 VND ($20.50)
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Group Tour Company18:30-09:30563,000 VND ($22.50)
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The Long Travel 17:30-08:30564,000 VND ($22.50)
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We recommend travelling with one of the abovementioned companies when taking the bus from Hanoi to Da Nang.

Futa Bus also operates on this route, but we don’t recommend it because it departs from Giap Bat Bus station, located 5 km south of the Old Quarter. Also, its travel time takes up to 18 hours! If you still want to travel with Futa Bus, you can book a ticket online via BookAway.

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