How to get from Hue to Hanoi
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: Hue 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.
|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 Hanoi
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
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
Visiting 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.
However, we don't have a description of how to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay, because we think it's easier and cheaper to book a tour incl transport from Hanoi.
Tours sell as cheap as €31 for a day-trip and €117 for a 2D1N cruise.
See here our 2 favourete tours 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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