How to get from Hoi An to Mui Ne?
When travelling the 725km journey from Hoi An to Mui Ne, you have 2 options: you can take the bus ($21) or the train ($65.50). Travel time is 16 to 18 hours.
Since there is no airport close to Mui Ne, you have to take the bus or train from Hoi An to Mui Ne. This journey will take at least 14.5 hours and that’s why we don’t recommend to travel this long distance in one leg.
Bus or Train?
|Bus||18 hours||490,000 VND ($21)||Check bus tickets|
|Train||16 hours||1,520,000 VND ($65.50)||Check train tickets|
Still want to cover this distance in one journey? Then we suggest to take the bus. The bus is not the fastest and safest option, but a lot easier than taking the train. The Sinh Tourist bus leaves from Hoi An center and also drops you off in the center of Mui Ne.
The train offers more comfort and is safer than travelling by bus. But this is not the easiest option. You have to book a train from DaNang to Muong Man railway station. From Hoi An to Da Nang takes 45 minutes and from Muong Man to Mui Ne takes about 1 hour.
Itinerary from Hoi An to Mui Ne
- Hoi An
- 10h 15min
- Nha Trang
- 5 hours
- Mui Ne
- Hoi An
- Da Nang Railway Station
- 14 hours
- Binh Thuan Railway Station
- Mui Ne City Center
Hoi An to Mui Ne by Bus
Duration: 18 hours
Cost: 490,000 VND ($21)
Another bus you can book online is run by The Sinh Tourist, a well-known bus company in Vietnam. It also receives fewer complaints than other bus companies. However, it makes an almost 3-hr stopover in Nha Trang, making the journey last up to 18hrs.
The advantage of the bus is that they bring you from the center of Hoi An to Mui Ne center, at least if you travel with The Sinh Tourist or Ha Linh. The disadvantage is that it is a very long and exhausting journey and not as safe as the train.
We prefer travelling with The Sinh Tourist as it is more reliable. It also allows you to stretch your legs for a couple of hours and even have breakfast in Nha Trang.
|The Sinh Tourist||18:15-12:15||18h||490,000 VND ($21)|
|Ha Linh||16:30-06:55||14h 25m||385,000 VND ($16.50)|
If you want to travel with Ha Linh, you can book a ticket via BookAway.
UPDATE (Nov 2019): There are temporarily no online tickets available for this route. We recommend to visit a local agent in Hoi An to buy your ticket.
Hoi An to Mui Ne by Taxi + Train + Taxi
Duration: 16 hours
Cost: 1,520,000 VND ($65.50)
The closest railway station to Mui Ne is Phan Thiet railway station. Unfortunately, this station is not connected with Hoi An. That means you have to take the train from Hoi An to Binh Thuan railway station (used to be named Muong Man railway station).
Step 1: Hoi An to Da Nang Railway Station by Taxi
Cost: 400,000 VND ($17.50)
When you take the night train from DaNang to Mui Ne, you have to take the train leaving at 22:42 from DaNang.
At this time there are no public buses or shuttle buses leaving from Hoi An to DaNang, so you will have to order a taxi. Expect to pay about 400,000 VND ($17.50) for a taxi ride.
See Da Nang railway station for more details.
Step 2: Da Nang to Muong Man by Train
Duration: 14 hours
Cost: 620,000 VND ($27)
There are several trains from DaNang to Muong Man station, but not many convenient options.
We suggest to take one of the following trains:
|SE9||08:02-23:36||15h 34m||670,000 VND ($29)|
|SE7||22:42-12:50||14h 08m||620,000 VND ($27)|
Step 3: Muong Man to Mui Ne by Taxi
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 500,000 VND ($22)
There are no buses from this station to Mui Ne so you will have to get a taxi. A taxi to Mui Ne costs around 500,000 VND ($22) and it takes 1 hour to the center of Mui Ne.
My favourite places to stay in Mui Ne
Le Huynh Hotel is directly located on the main street of Mui Ne. You’ll reach restaurants, bars, and the beach within walking distance. The spacious rooms are clean and the staff is always happy to answer your questions - what else to ask for?
Standard King Room from $16
The comfortable and clean rooms at MAY Bungalow come with air conditioning and a patio.
The place is located right next to the foodcourt and close to the beach, but also has a swimming pool if you feel like staying in!
Double rooms from$25
Looking for a tropical getaway on Phan Thiet Beach? Bamboo Village Beach Resort & Spa is surrounded by gardens and greenery. Rooms feature stylish wooden & bamboo furnishings and the resort offers plenty of facilities. Guests can chill out at the pool, spend some quiet time at the library, or exercise at the yoga room and ﬁtness centre.
Deluxe garden view room storm from $85 incl. breakfast
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