3 hours, 609.435 VND (€23)
Flying from Hue to Hanoi saves time, which is why we prefer booking a flight. The entire journey only takes 3 hours, including the bus from and to the airport.
14h 24min, 605.000 VND (€22,50)
Taking the sleeper train is a cheaper alternative to flying. However, going by train can take up to 14 hours.
13 hours, 300.000 VND (€11)
The bus is the cheapest option. If you’re on a tight budget, taking the night bus is your best bet.
Option 1: Flight
Route: Hue 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.
Option 2: Train
Route: Hue 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.
|SE2||16:26-05:30||13h 10m||905.000 VND (€34,50)|
|SE20||21:31-11:55||14h 24m||605.000 VND (€22,50)|
Option 3: Bus
Route: Hanoi Hue
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.
|13h||300.000 VND (€11)|
|Queen Cafe Bus||17:00-06:00||13h||300.000 VND (€11)|
|The Sinh Tourist||17:30-06:30||300.000 VND (€11)|
My favourite places to stay in Hue
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 €13 and double rooms from €21.
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 €21.
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 €32! 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.
Things to do in Hue
Unfortanetely, I don't have a list of things to do yet. But, at least I can recommend you a good website.
The online activity platform Klook offers many tours in Hue at great prices. I used it now for a couple of times and had great experiences. And the prices are often even lower than when you book with a local travel agent!
And most important, by booking the activity in advance, you avoid the problem of fully booked tours.
Even if you don't book with them, I recommend you to have a look to explore the things to do in Hue. And if you find an interesting activity, make sure to use the Easter promotion code below.
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