Taking a flight from Hoi An to Nha Trang is the fastest option. The closest airport to Hoi An is DaNang Airport. From this airport, there are several airlines that offer direct flights to Nha Trang. The flight takes just 1 hour, but note thatyou still have to travel by bus or taxi to and from the airports. That makes the total travel time 3 hours.
Although we don’t like flying on short distances as it produces more emissions, taking a flight for this route is far easier and saves you a lot of time (up to 10 hours). Also, is flying this route often just as expensive as taking the train, even including the transfers.
Since Hoi An doesn’t have a railway station,you have to book a train from DaNang railway station to Nha Trang. The night train is very convenient so you don’t lose a day travelling. The journey takes 11 hours, but you can get a good night of sleep on this train and even save a night on accommodation!
Taking the bus is a cheaper option andcosts less than half the price. However, keep in mind that it is not the safest option. Travelling by plane or train is always safer, offers more comfort and is even faster than the bus.
The flight from Da Nang to Nha Trang only takes 1 hour. To reach Da Nang Airport, you can take a shuttle bus from Hoi An center for 45min. From Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang center takes 1 hour. If you don’t want to travel by night, taking a flight is the best way to go.
Step 1: Hoi An to Da Nang Airport by Bus
Duration: 45min Cost: 120,000 VND ($5.50)
From Hoi An center to Da Nang Airport takes 45min with the shuttle bus. Another option is the local bus which brings you for only 20,000 VND ($1) to Da Nang.
Step 3: Nha Trang Railway Station to Nha Trang by Taxi
Nha Trang railway station is only a 10-15 min walk or a short taxi ride to the city center.
Hoi An to Nha Trang by Bus
Duration: 10 hours Cost: 280,000 VND ($12)
The night buses below are quite an easy and cheap way of travelling. The buses depart in the center of Hoi An and also drop you off in the center of Nha Trang.
Although the bus saves you the hassle of travelling from Hoi An to DaNang railway station, some buses take about 2 hours longer than the train. Even if you include the time to the railway station, you will still be an hour faster with the train. Also, Bear in mind that the train is a safer way of travelling and more convenient for a 10-hour journey.
If you still want to travel by bus, we provide the bus schedules of 2 well-known bus companies below:
280,000 VND ($12)
The Sinh Tourist
370,000 VND ($16)
Both bus companies leave from Hoi An center and drop you off in the center of Nha Trang.
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The shared lounge and terrace are the perfect place to socialize with other guests and rooms are clean and tidy. Dorms come with an electric plug, lamp and curtain for each bed and another plus: You can use the washing machine free of charge!Room $14; Dorm: $6 (+ free breakfast)
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Mojzo Inn is located close to the restaurants, bars and just a few minutes walk from the beach. When you stay at Mojzo, make sure you don’t miss out on the delicious (and free) home-baked cake served at tea time between 15:00-17:00.Private room: $30 (+ free breakfast)