Hoi An to Da Nang

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How to get from Hoi An to Da Nang

Da Nang is the largest city in central Vietnam and is often used as a gateway to nearby cities like Hoi An. For the longest time, Da Nang was mostly a transport hub where people get on and off the train or plane to reach their next destination. But not anymore.

Nowadays, travellers have been making Da Nang a part of their itinerary for its laid-back beaches, clear waters, and centuries-old pagodas.

4 ways to get from Hoi An to Da Nang

There are 4 ways to travel the 30 km distance from Hoi An to Da Nang: a 45-minute motorcycle, a 1.5-hour bus, a 1-hour minivan, and a 1-hour taxi. Rates range from 20,000 VND ($0.85) to 455,000 VND ($19).

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Motorbike45 minutes195,000 VND ($8)Read the article for more info
Bus1.5 hours20,000 VND ($0.85)Read the article for more info
Minivan1 hour160,000 VND ($6.50)Check Van Tickets
Taxi1 hour455,000 VND ($19)Check Private Transfers

Riding a motorbike from Hoi An to Da Nang is a popular way to get travel this distance. The roads between the two cities are quite easy to navigate as long as you have good experience with a motorbike. It also saves you money because you can use the same motorbike for a DIY tour between Hoi An and Da Nang.

Motorbike rental starts at 195,000 VND ($8) per day. You can also take a motorbike even when you’re not coming back to Hoi An, just prepare to pay extra for the bike pick-up service.

If you are not an experienced rider, you can take a bus or a minivan. The bus is the cheapest option with rates from 20,000 VND ($0.85) and is a great way to travel like a local. If you prefer more comfort or if you’re heading to Da Nang Airport from Hoi An, you can take a minivan with rates from 160,000 VND ($6.50).

Travelling in a group? Taxi rates from Hoi An to Da Nang start from 455,000 VND ($19).

If you are going to Da Nang to transfer to another province or country, you can check out our guides for Da Nang International Airport and Da Nang Railway Station.

Itinerary from Hoi An to Da Nang

Hoi An to Da Nang by Motorbike

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 195,000 VND ($8)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 195,000 VND ($8)

Are you visiting Da Nang as just a day tour from Hoi An? If yes, we highly recommend taking a motorbike (if you know how to ride).

A motorbike is an exciting and affordable way to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang. You will find plenty of rental shops in town, but we recommend Hoi An Bike Rental, which offers good bikes and excellent customer service. Its rates are $1 to $2 more expensive than other shops, but it also gets much better reviews.

Bike rentals start at 195,000 VND ($8)/day. You don’t need a license when renting their motorbikes, but you will have to leave an ID.

Keep in mind that riding a motorcycle in Vietnam requires more than basic experience. Traffic is not bad from Hoi An to Da Nang, but it might still be risky for an unfamiliar driver.

Motorbike pick-up in Da Nang

You can still rent a motorbike even when you’re not planning to go back to Hoi An anymore.

Just note that if you rent your bike through Hoi An Bike Rental, they do not have an office in Da Nang. But, they offer a bike pick-up service for an additional fee. That’s 160,000 VND ($6.50)210,000 VND ($8.50), depending on the pick-up point in Da Nang.

What we like about this service is that you can leave your luggage at their Hoi An shop. And then they deliver your bags to you when they pick up the motorbike. Convenient, right?

Hoi An to Da Nang by Bus

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 20,000 VND ($0.85)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 20,000 VND ($0.85)

Public buses operate between Hoi An and Da Nang from 05:30 to 18:00. Travel time is about an hour to Da Nang Railway Station and 1.5 hours to Da Nang Bus Station.

Take Bus #1, which you will find at Hoi An Bus Station. A ticket costs 20,000 VND ($0.85).

Bus #1 follows this route from Hoi An to Da Nang:

Hội An Bus Station — Trần Đại Nghĩa – Trần Đại Nghĩa – Lê Văn Hiến – Ngũ Hành Sơn – Cầu Trần Thị Lý – Duy Tân – Núi Thành – Trưng Nữ Vương – Trần Phú – Hùng Vương – Chi Lăng – Lê Duẩn – Ông Ích Khiêm – Nguyễn Tất Thành – Hà Khê – Hà Huy Tập – Điện Biên Phủ – Tôn Đức Thắng – Đà Nẵng Central Bus Station

PRO TIP: Some drivers try to charge higher for foreigners — up to 50,000 VND ($2.10). You can try to argue and insist on the original price, but some tourists just choose to pay the extra dollar and enjoy the local ride.

Hoi An to Da Nang by Minivan

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 160,000 VND ($6.50)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 160,000 VND ($6.50)

If you want a more comfortable shared transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang, you can also take a minivan. Fares start from 160,000 VND ($6.50) — this already includes free pick-up from your hotel in Hoi An.

Minivans operate on two routes: one route brings you from Hoi An to Da Nang city centre; another route brings you to Da Nang Airport. The journey takes about 1 hour.

Barri Ann Travel offers 10 minivan trips daily, almost every hour from 06:00 to 20:00. You can pre-book your minivan ride through BookAway.

Check Minivan Tickets with BookAway

Hoi An to Da Nang by Taxi

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 455,000 VND ($19)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 455,000 VND ($19)

If you’re travelling in a group, you can also take a taxi with rates from 455,00 VND ($1.90).

You can hail a taxi on the street, but we recommend booking your ride online through BookAway. Its cars are generally more spacious and comfortable than regular taxis, and they come with trusted drivers.

Travel time by taxi is about 1 hour.

Book a Private Transfer with BookAway

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