The fastest way to travel the 800km distance from Hoi An to Hanoi is by flight. This plane journey takes around 3 hours and costs $27. Alternatively, you can also take the train (18.5 hours) or the bus (16.5 hours).
We recommend to fly from Hoi An to Hanoi. Flights are often cheaper than the train and gets you to Hanoi center in approximately 3 hours.
As Hoi An has no airport, you will need to book a shuttle bus from Hoi An to Da Nang Airport. From there, you can hop on a flight to Hanoi.
Step 1: Hoi An to Da Nang by Bus
Duration: 45min Cost: 140,000 VND ($6)
It takes about 45 minutes to reach Da Nang Airport from Hoi An. We recommend booking a shuttle bus service on GetYourGuide, which include a pick-up at your hotel in the center of Hoi An. The trip will cost 140,000 VND ($6).
Another option is to take the local bus from Hoi An to the airport. This bus only costs 20,000 VND ($1).
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For many travellers, Halong Bay is one of the highlights of Vietnam. The stunning landscape and breathtaking views over the limestone rocks look almost unreal!
To experience Halong Bay in the best way, you can book a boat cruise departing from Hanoi. Organized tours departing from Hanoi are often cheaper than tours sold by agencies in Halong Bay and another advantage is that you don't need to organize your transport to get there.
We recommend to book your boat tour online to get the best prices and be certain that you book with a trusted company. I already spoke to many travellers who booked boat trips from a random agency on the street and were very disappointed by the service and conditions of this boat.
See here our recommendtion of well-rated boat cruises