Last updated: Oct 29, 2019

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Overview | Flight | Train | Bus | Secret Escapes

 

How To Get From Hue to Hanoi?

The fastest way to travel the 675km distance from Hue to Hanoi is by flight. This plane journey takes around 3 hours and costs $26. Other options include taking the train (14.5 hours) or taking the bus (13 hours).

Flying from Hue to Hanoi saves lots of time, which is why we prefer booking a flight. The entire journey only takes 3 hours, including the bus from and to the airport.

Taking the sleeper train is sometimes even more expensive than flying and can take up to 14 hours. However, you can save a night on accommodation with this option.

The bus is the cheapest option. If you’re on a tight budget, taking the night bus is your best bet.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight3 hours600,000 VND ($26)Check flights
Train14h 24min670,000 VND ($29)Check train tickets
Bus13 hours300,000 VND ($13)Check bus tickets

 

View itinerary from Hue to Hanoi

Hue to Hanoi travelroute

Flight

Hue to Hanoi by Flight


Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 600,000 VND ($26)

We recommend taking a flight from Hue to Hanoi as the entire journey takes only about 3 hours. If you book a flight in advance, this option can even be cheaper than taking the train.

Step 1: Hue to Hue Airport (Phu Bai)

Duration: 30 min
Costs: 50,000 VND ($2.20)

You can take a taxi or a shuttle bus to get from Hue city center to Hue Airport. A taxi costs around 250,000 VND ($11) and the shuttle bus only 50,000 VND ($2.20). If you prefer the shuttle bus, ask your hotel or a local agency.

You can also check our page on Hue Airport for more details.

Step 2: Hue Airport (Phu Bai) to Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai)

Duration: 1h 15min
Costs: 510,000 VND ($22)

There are many flights operating between Hue and Hanoi daily.

Vietjet Air offers the cheapest flights, with tickets starting from 510,000 VND ($22). The flight takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Vietnam Airlines also offers multiple flights from Hue to Hanoi, but their tickets are priced slightly higher than Vietjet Air. Tickets with Vietnam Airlines start from 650,000 VND ($28).

Han Air and Bamboo Airways also operate direct flights from Hue to Hanoi daily.

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Step 3: Hanoi Airport to Hanoi

Duration: 1h 15min
Costs: 40,000 VND ($1.80)

From Hanoi Airport, it is easy to take a shuttle bus to the city center. A ticket costs 40,000 VND ($1.80) and the trip takes about 1 hour.

See the page about Hanoi Airport for more details.

Train

Hue to Hanoi by Train


Duration: 14h 26min
Costs: 670,000 VND ($29)

Taking the train from Hue to Hanoi can take up to 14 hours. You can have a bed in a 6-berth cabin for at least 670,000 VND ($29). That is often more expensive than a plane ticket, but it can save you a night on accommodation.

We suggest taking one of the trains listed below as they will cross the largest part of the journey by night. They depart Hue late in the afternoon or evening.

Hue railway station is a 10-min taxi ride or 30-min walk from Hue city center.

TrainScheduleDurationSleeper berth
SE2
16:35-05:3012h 55m805,000 VND ($35)
SE2021:34-12:0014h 26m670,000 VND ($29)

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Bus icon

Hue to Hanoi by Bus


Duration: 13 hours
Costs: 300,000 VND ($13)

If you prefer to make the journey by bus, we recommend taking the night bus so you can save on valuable day time.

Hung Thanh, Queen Cafe and The Sinh Tourist offer trips that depart Hue between 17:00-18:00 daily.  Expect to pay 300,000 VND ($13) for the bus ticket.

BusScheduleDurationCosts
Hung Thanh17:00-06:00
18:00-07:00
13h300,000 VND ($13)
Queen Cafe Bus17:00-06:0013h300,000 VND ($13)
The Sinh Tourist17:30-06:30340,000 VND ($14.50)

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Note that the companies above have different departure and arrival points. If you are staying at the Old Quarter in Hanoi, it would be better to take either Queen Cafe or The Sinh Tourist.

Hung Thanh

  • Departs from 12 Duong Van An in Hue city center
  • Arrives at 1 Tran Khanh Du, south of Hanoi city center

Queen Cafe

  • Departs from 11 Doi Cung in Hue city center
  • Arrives at 208 Tran Quang Khai, near Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi city center

The Sinh Tourist

  • 38 Chu Van An in Hue city center
  • Arrives at 64 Tran Nhat Duat, near the Old Quarter in Hanoi city center
  Hotel

My favourite places to stay in Hanoi


Ancient Lane Hotel

Looking for a room in the middle of the Old Quarter? Ancient Lane Hotel offers very clean rooms nicely decorated with ancient attributes. The hosts Thuy and Tuan will make sure you'll have a great stay!

Double room from: $28

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Nova Luxury Hotel

Just landed in Hanoi? In this hotel, you will get the best night of sleep you had since ages. The friendly staff will give you a warm welcome and serve a wonderful breakfast buffet the next morning! Located in the middle of the center, but completely isolated from all the noise.

Double rooms with city view from: $42

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ActivitiesVisiting Halong Bay


Halong Bay and Cat Ba are one of the highlights of Vietnam. From both locations, you can make beautiful boatrips and cruise through the beautiful landscape filled with karst mountains.

You can opt to travel to Halong Bay by bus. but also book an organised tour including transport from Hanoi. We recommend to book a boat cruise incl. transport from Hanoi as you will have more choice and tours are often cheaper in Hanoi than tours sold by agencies in Halong Bay.

Tours sell as cheap as $39 for a day-trip and $132 for a 2D1N cruise.

See here our 2 favourite tours from to Halong Bay:

*Both tours include free pick-up and drop-off in Hanoi.

If you have a few extra days to spend, you can also visit Lan Ha Bay from Cat Ba. But if you are short in time, Halong Bay is definitely a better option.

   

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