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How to travel from and to Hue Airport (Phu Bai)
Phu Bai International Airport or Hue Airport is located 15 km southeast of Hue city centre. It is one of the main entry ports in Central Vietnam.
When travelling the 15 km distance from Hue Airport to Hue city centre, you have 3 options: a 30-minute taxi, a 30-minute shuttle bus, or a 45-minute public bus. Rates are from $0.20 (7,000 VND) to $6 (150,000 VND).
3 ways to get from Hue Airport to Hue City Centre
|Taxi||30 minutes||$6 (150,000 VND)||Check Private Transfers|
|Shuttle Bus||30 minutes||$3.80 (90,000 VND)||Read article for more info|
|Public Bus||45 minutes||$0.20 (7,000 VND)||Read article for more info|
If you’re travelling in a group or with a companion, we recommend taking a taxi from Hue Airport to the city centre. A taxi saves you the hassle of finding your hotel on foot and brings you straight to your hotel’s doorstep for around $6 (150,000 VND).
The shuttle bus is an affordable and still convenient alternative to the taxi. A shuttle bus ticket from Hue Airport to the city centre costs only $3.80 (90,000 VND). This isn’t a door-to-door transfer though, so you may still have to walk or take a short taxi ride to your destination.
The public bus is the cheapest transport option you can find at Hue Airport. You can get a ticket for as low as $0.20 (7,000 VND) to the city centre. It’s worth noting that public buses make a lot of stops and are often jam-packed, making them slower than taxis and shuttle buses.
Hue Airport by Taxi
Taking a taxi from Hue Airport to Hue city centre is convenient because you won’t have to worry about finding your hotel on foot. That makes it easier when you’re carrying bulky luggage.
Also, the taxi is cost-efficient if you’re travelling in a group. Taxi rates start from $11.50 (270,000 VND).
You can find a taxi outside the airport, but you can also pre-book a private transfer online through BookAway with rates from $6 (150,000 VND).
Hue Airport by Shuttle Bus
Shuttle buses are also available just outside Hue Airport. A ticket costs around $3.80 (90,000 VND) and you can buy them onboard.
Buses depart every 30 minutes as long as there is an arriving flight. So you don’t have to worry about missing the bus even if you arrive at night.
Do note that these shuttle buses don’t have a lot of space for bulky luggage. They also wait until the bus is full of passengers.
Departure and arrival station
You can find the shuttle buses at the airport parking lot.
Travel time from Hue Airport to the city centre is around 30 minutes. Buses park at Vietnam Airlines or VietJet Air office along Hanoi St. From here, you can walk or take a short taxi ride to your accommodation.
If you want to take the shuttle bus from the city centre to the airport, you can simply go back to where they dropped you off at the shared office building of Vietnam Airlines and VietJet Air.
Hue Airport by Public Bus*
*Important update (March 2023): One of our readers shared that they tried to flag down Bus 11 on the highway outside Hue Airport, but the bus didn’t stop for them. We’ll update the page once we confirm that they still pick up passengers outside Hue Airport.
If you’re on a budget, you can consider taking a public bus from Hue Airport to the city centre. Keep in mind that this option is only for people who are carrying small luggage and don’t mind getting on a fully-packed bus.
Public buses in Hue are quite efficient, but they are widely used by both tourists and locals. This means that there will be a lot of passengers getting in and out of the bus throughout your journey.
With the public bus, a ticket costs $0.20 (5,000 VND) to South Bus Station and $0.20 (7,000 VND) to North Bus Station. The bus makes several stops in town and you can get off at the nearest bus stop to your accommodation.
You can take Bus #2 or Bus #11 to get to and from Hue Airport. Travel time is around 45 minutes, depending on where you’re headed in the city centre.
Most of the time, public buses are already parked outside of Hue Airport. They depart approximately every 30 minutes.
In case you can’t find any public bus, you can walk for about 10 minutes to Phu Bai Airport intersection and hail a bus from there. When taking the public bus to the airport, you might be dropped off at the intersection too, so you’ll need to walk to the airport.
Bus #2 route from Hue Airport
Bus #2 buses are available from 04:45 in the morning to 21:45 in the evening. They follow this route from the airport to Hue city centre and make the same stops on the way back:
Phu Bai Toll – Phu Bai Airport – Phu Thu Industrial Zone – National Highway 1A – South Bus Station – An Duong Vuong – Hung Vuong – Ba Trieu – Le Quy Don – Dong Da – Nguyen Hue – Le Loi – Tran Hung Dao – Le Duan – North Bus Station
Bus #11 route from Hue Airport
You can catch Bus #11 from 09:15 to 19:00 daily. See below the Bus #11 route from Hue Airport. Note that it traces the same stops on the way back.
Vinh Hien – Phu Bai Toll – Phu Bai Airport – Phu Thu Industrial Zone – National Highway 1A – South Bus Station – An Duong Vuong – Hung Vuong – Ba Trieu – Le Quy Don – Dong Da – Nguyen Hue – Le Loi – Tran Hung Dao – Le Duan – North Bus Station – Vinh Hien
Our favourite places to stay in Hue
Hong Thien Ruby Hotel - Budget Friendly
Hong Thien Ruby Hotel offers great value if you don’t want to spent too much on an accommodation. Excellent breakfast, good location and friendly staff. What do you need more? Single beds incl. breakfast from $16 and double rooms from $24.
Hotel La Pere - Budget Friendly
Another hotel that offers great value for money is Hotel La Perle. This eco-friendly hotel is located in the same area and also offers an outstanding breakfast plus fresh fruit all day long! Double rooms start from $24.
Cherish Hue Hotel - Mid Range
Want to treat yourself? The experience you get a Cherish Hue Hotel would cost you over $100 in a Western country, but here it won’t cost you more than $42! The staff is super professional and a breakfast buffet like this is hard to find anywhere else! The hotel also has a spa where you get a 30% discount as a guest and you can get a massage or other treatment for very reasonable prices.
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I have been at Hue airport waiting for the 2 or 11 for 2 hours from 11.45am. It’s a Saturday. No buses turned up. I walked to the highway – about 10 mins walk – and tried to flag down the no. 11 bus heading into Hue. It didn’t stop. I am now cathing the shuttle – 90000 dong for 1 ticket (70000pp for 2 tix or 60000pp for 3 or more tix) . They wait until the van is full. Above info may be incorrect or different on a weekend.
Hi Julie, firstly, we’re sorry that you had to wait for 2 hours at the airport for the bus! We did some additional research and found another source confirming the availability of the shuttle and public buses.
We’ve now updated our page with the info you shared. This update will definitely help other travellers know what to expect upon arriving at Hue Airport. Many thanks for sharing your experience with us!
Thanks for the tip. The cost is still 50000vnd as of 7/14/2019. The place to buy tickets is right outside the baggage claim area and before the exit. You can’t miss it on the right hand side.
Hi Mark! Thank you so much for this confirmation! I try to check my sources regularly, but nothing better than receiving updates/confirmations from other travellers real-time! Cheers for the tip and safe travels!
We tried to organise the shuttle with our hotel but because they had to fix something in our room they offered us a free private car ride to the airport!!! So I’m sorry we won’t have anything to share regarding the shuttle or the timetable… but thank you for your prompt response Maarten! 🙂
That’s an even better solution! Thanks for the message anyways! Safe travels!
We are leaving Hue day after tomorrow and I wondered about the shuttle – where would we catch it from in Hue and how would I buy tickets?
Hi Bec, I recommend to visit the Vietnam Airline office to reserve a ticket. They leave about 2 hrs before the scheduled flights. Tickets cost only 50.000 VND pp and it takes about 20-30 min to the airport. They can also pick you up at your hotel when it’s closeby. Would be great if you can share your experience or even a picture of a time-table if that’s available. Hope it works!