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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 1-hour minivan, a 1-hour taxi, a 45-minute motorcycle, and a 1.5-hour bus*. Rates range from $6.50 (160,000 VND) to $19 (455,000 VND).
|Minivan||1 hour||$6.50 (160,000 VND)||Check Van Tickets|
|Taxi||1 hour||$19 (455,000 VND)||Check Private Transfers|
|Motorbike||45 minutes||$8 (195,000 VND)||Read the article for more info|
|Bus*||1.5 hours||$0.80 (20,000 VND)||Read the article for more info|
Minivans are a convenient way to get to Da Nang Railway Station and Da Nang Airport from Hoi An. Rates start from $6.50 (160,000 VND) for the 1-hour shuttle ride.
Travelling in a group? Taxi fares from Hoi An to Da Nang start from $19 (455,000 VND).
For the more adventurous, driving a motorbike from Hoi An to Da Nang is a popular way to travel this distance. The roads between the two cities are quite easy to navigate as long as you have good experience with a motorbike. This also saves you money because you can use the motorbike for a DIY tour between Hoi An and Da Nang.
Motorbike rental starts at $8 (195,000 VND) 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.
*The bus used to be the cheapest option with fares from $0.80 (20,000 VND). However, the last time we checked (March 2023), local buses between the Hoi An-Da Nang route were no longer operating.
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.
Hoi An to Da Nang by Minivan
The minivan is a cost-efficient option when travelling solo or with just one other companion from Hoi An to Da Nang. Prices for a minivan ticket start from $6.50 (160,000 VND).
Minivans are available from 06:00 to 20:00, with several departures daily. It’s best to book your tickets online at least a day before to avoid any hassle on the day of your trip. The journey takes about 1 hour.
You can choose from a few companies. Barri Ann Travel, Hoi An Express, and iHome Transfer all offer drop-off at Da Nang Airport and Da Nang Train Station. Dong Hanh Travel also operates on this route, but only drops off passengers at Da Nang city centre.
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Minivan companies don’t provide shuttle service to Da Nang Bus Station. If that’s where you’re headed, your only options are to take a taxi or a motorbike.
Hoi An to Da Nang by Taxi
If you’re travelling in a group, you can also take a taxi with rates from $19 (455,000 VND).
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.
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Hoi An to Da Nang by Grab
Grab (Asian Uber) is a popular way to travel between Hoi An and Da Nang. It’s easy too, as long as you have the Grab app installed on your phone.
Rates for a Grab taxi from Hoi An to Da Nang start from $17 (400,000 VND). Travelling light? There’s also an option to book a Grab motorbike taxi with fares from $6 (150,000 VND).
Hoi An to Da Nang by Motorbike
Are you visiting Da Nang as just a day tour from Hoi An? If you know how to ride, renting your own motorbike is the best choice.
Driving 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 $8 (195,000 VND)/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 $6.50 (160,000 VND) – $8.50 (210,000 VND), 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*
*COVID-19 UPDATE: The last time we checked (March 2023), public buses between Hoi An and Da Nang were no longer operating. We are still awaiting any update on whether this bus service will return. Have you travelled this route recently? Share your travel tips through this form and help fellow travellers!
Public buses used to be a popular choice for tourists and locals travelling from Hoi An to Da Nang. But now that they have stopped operations, some drivers are taking advantage of the situation by offering overpriced taxi rides to tourists.
This is why it’s best to book your shared minivan or private transfer in advance for this route (see section above).
Public Bus #1 (not available as of March 2023)
Public Bus #1 used to operate between Hoi An and Da Nang from 05:30 to 18:00. Travel time was about an hour to Da Nang Railway Station and 1.5 hours to Da Nang Bus Station.
Buses departed from Hoi An Bus Station. The ticket price was $0.80 (20,000 VND), although drivers often tried to charge more — up to $2.10 (50,000 VND).
Bus #1 followed 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
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