We recommend travelling by train from Hoi An to Quy Nhon since this is the safest option. You have to take the train from DaNang to Dieu Tri railway station. From the Dieu Tri, you can take the public bus which brings you in about half an hour to Quy Nhon city center.
Traveling by train from Hoi An to Quy Nhon costs $13.50 and takes 7 hours. An alternate option is to travel by bus, which costs $6 and takes 5 hours.
Taking the bus is easier, but there have been several reports that bus drivers don’t drive safe on this route. For this reason, we prefer the train. Also, for a 5-6 hour journey, these buses are not as comfortable as the sleeper buses.
There is also an airport (Phu Cat) which is about a 1-hour drive from Quy Nhon. The bad thing is that all flights from DaNang to Quy Nhon have a stopover in Ho Chi Minh. The flight takes at least 4 hours + 1 hour to Da Nang Airport and 1 hour from Quy Nhon airport to the center. This is already 6 hours excluding the extra time you need at the airport. For this reason, we do not recommend to take the plane but recommend to travel by train instead.
When you want to travel this journey by train, you have to take the train from DaNang to Dieu Tri. From Hoi An center to Da Nang railway station takes a bit less than one hour. Dieu Tri railway station is about a 30-min ride from Quy Nhon.
Step 1: Hoi An to Da Nang Railway Station by Bus
Duration: 45min Cost: 20,000 VND ($1)
From the bus station in Hoi An, you can take a public bus to Da Nang railway station for 20,000 VND ($1). Alternatively, you can take a shuttle bus or a taxi.
We recommend booking SE3 or SE21 since these trains have the most convenient departure and arrival times.
205,000 VND ($9)
190,000 VND ($8)
225,000 VND ($9.50)
255,000 VND ($11)
Soft seats cost between 190,000 VND ($8) and 255,000 VND ($11). If you want to get some sleep during the train ride, you can also book a sleeper berth for a few dollars more. Sleeper berths cost at least 285,000 VND ($12.50).
Step 3: Dieu Tri Railway Station to Quy Nhon by Bus/Taxi
Duration: 30min Cost: 100,000 VND ($4.40)
Dieu Tri railway station is a 20-min taxi ride from Quy Nhon and costs around 100,000 VND ($4.40).
A cheaper option is to take local bus T22, which you’ll find when you walk out of the railway station. This bus brings you to Quy Nhon for about a dollar. The ride takes 30min and the bus drops you off at the CoopMart in the center of Quy Nhon.
Hoi An to Quy Nhon by Bus
Duration: 5 hours Cost: 120,000 VND ($5)
There are a few buses going to Quy Nhon or making a stop in this city on their way to Nha Trang. Below you can find the bus schedule of Son Tung and Futa Bus, as well as a description of the public bus.
Son Tung uses a 16-seater on this route so be informed that the ride is not as comfortable as the sleeper buses. Departure times are an indication and can always change. You can book this bus through your hotel or a local agency from Hoi An.
Currently, Futa Bus is the only company you can book with when booking online. Unfortunately, they normally don’t get good reviews and their buses depart from Da Nang Central Bus Station. This means you still have to travel via public bus or taxi to Da Nang. Their buses arrive at 233 Tay Son in Quy Nhon city center.
The one good thing is that they use sleeper buses so that can make the 7-hour journey a bit comfortable. But still not as comfortable or safe as taking the train.
If you still want to travel with Futa Bus, you can book a ticket through the link below.
There is also a public bus leaving once a day from Hoi An to Quy Nhon. This bus takes 6 hours and costs around 120,000 VND ($5). Ask your accommodation or a local agency to book your tickets. The bus will drop you off at Quy Nhon bus station in front of the Big C and Hypermarket shopping center.
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