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Trip overview from Hue to Hanoi

To make trip planning super easy and fast, we created a step-by-step guide to find the best options by flight, train and bus from Hue to Hanoi.

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How to get from Hue to Hanoi

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 a cheaper alternative to flying. However, going by train can take up to 14 hours.

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


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight3 hours609.435 VND (€23)Check flights
Train14h 24min605.000 VND (€22,50)Check train tickets
Bus13 hours300.000 VND (€11)Check bus tickets

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If you haven’t found your best transport option yet, no problem. This was just the intro. Below we share our step-by-step guide of how to get from Hue to Hanoi.

Hue to Hanoi travelroute



Flight from Hue to Hanoi

Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 609.435 VND (€23)

There are many flights operating between Hue and Hanoi each day.

Vietjet Air offers the cheapest flights, with tickets starting from 520.000 VND (€19). The flight takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Vietnam Airlines offers also multiple flights from Hue to Hanoi, but their tickets are priced slightly higher than Vietjet Air. Tickets with Vietnam Airlines start from 920.000 VND (€34).

Han Air also operates one direct flight from Hue to Hanoi on a daily basis.

Hue Airport (Phu Bai)

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 (€9) and the shuttle bus only 50.000 VND (€1,90). If you prefer the shuttle bus, ask your hotel or a local agency.

Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai)

From Hanoi airport it is easy to take a shuttel bus to the city center. A ticket costs 40.000 VND ((€1,50) and the trip takes about 1 hour.

See the page about Hanoi Airport for more details.

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Train from Hue to Hanoi

Duration: 14h 24min
Costs: 605.000 VND (€22,50)

The train is cheaper than flying, but it can take up to 14 hours to get to Hanoi.

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-minute taxi ride or 30min walk from the Hue city center.

TrainScheduleDurationSleeper berth
16:26-05:3013h 10m905.000 VND (€34,50)
SE2021:31-11:5514h 24m605.000 VND (€22,50)

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Bus from Hue to Hanoi

Duration: 13 hours
Costs: 300.000 VND (€11)

If you prefer to make the journey by bus, we’d recommend the night bus.

Hung Thanh, Queen Cafe and The Sinh Tourist offer trips that depart Hue between 17:00-18:00.  Expect to pay 300.000 VND (€11) for the bus ticket.

Hung Thanh17:00-06:00
13h300.000 VND (€11)
Queen Cafe Bus17:00-06:0013h300.000 VND (€11)
The Sinh Tourist17:30-06:30300.000 VND (€11)

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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: €26

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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: €38

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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 independent. 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 €31 for a day-trip and €117 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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