Route overview from Hue to Hoi An
To start with, we do not recommend to travel this distance by train or bus. Instead. book a tour or rent a motorbike to drive over the High van pass from Hue to Hoi An.
Train + Bus from Hue to Hoi An
4 hours, 90.000 VND (€3,50)
If riding a bike is not for you, we recommend taking the train. The train also takes you along the same road and almost offers the same views. When traveling by train you can book one from Da Nang to Hue.
Bus from Hue to Hoi An
3,5 hours, 130.000 VND (€5)
The direct bus is easier than taking the train but takes a different route through a tunnel. We don’t want you to miss this highlight.
The High Van Pass
The high van Pass is one of the highlights of central Vietnam and often compared to the ‘Great Ocean Road’ in Australia. There are several companies offering motorbike rental with a pick-up in Hoi An and drop-off in Hue. This includes transport of your luggage with their own van to Hue.
Option 1: Train + Bus
Route: Hue Da Nang Hoi An
Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 90.000 VND (€3,50)
When traveling by train from Hue to Hoi An, you have to travel from Hue to Da Nang railway station. this railway station is 45min from Hoi An.
The railway station in Hue is a 10-minute taxi ride or 30 min walk from Hue city center.
Train: Hue Da Nang
Duration: 2,5 hours
Costs: 70.000 VND (€3)
There are over 10 different trains from Hue to Da Nang. We recommend to book a morning train, so you can still spend your afternoon in Hoi An.
See here some suggestions:
|SE1||10:59-13:25||2h 26m||70.000 VND (€3)|
|09:31-12:20||2h 49m||110.000 VND (€4)|
|SE3||08:37-11:05||2h 28m||70.000 VND (€3)|
Insider-tip: Make your bookings with the debit card from N26 Bank to avoid foreign currency fees. Thanks to the low ATM withdrawal fees and no fees on foreign currencies (most cards charge 3%-5%), I was able to save over €50 on my trip to the Philippines. You can go to the N26 Bank website to order one for free.
Bus: Da Nang Railway Station Hoi An
Costs: 20.000 VND (€0,80)
When you arrive at Da Nang railway station you can take a shuttle bus or public bus to Hoi An center. The public bus stop is just 5 minutes walk from the railway station.
See From DaNang railway station to Hoi An for the bus schedule and more details.
PRO-TIP: Receive 10% discount on Booking.com. Your discount will be visible at the final booking confirmation.
Option 2: Bus
Route: Hue Hoi An
Duration: 3,5 hours
Costs: 130.000 VND (€5)
There are several buses a day leaving from Hue to Hoi An. Hanh Cafe and Sinh Tourist are the most popular ones, but Hung Thanh and Khanh Sinh Tour are also good options.
|3h 30m||130.000 VND (€5)|
|Sinh Tourist bus||08:00-12:00|
|130.000 VND (€5)|
|4h||130.000 VND (€5)|
|Khanh Sinh Tour||07:30-11:30|
|4h||210.000 VND (€8)|
The bus tickets on the button above re-direct to Baolau which has the cheapest option. However, for the most effortless booking experience, we recommend to book with BookAway. They are also the only option to go when you want to book with Khanh Sinh Tour.
My favourite places to stay in Hoi An
You think you can only find good banana pancakes in Thailand? Wait till you get them for breakfast at HaLo HomeStay. This homestay has it all: The high-end standard of a hotel combined with the family feeling of a homestay. The owners serve a lovely breakfast and will do everything to get most out of your stay. You can explore Hoi An with their free bicycle rental and reach the Old Quarter or beach within 5 minutes.
Double rooms from: €11
When Halo Homestay is already fully booked, there are still several other great options to stay in Hoi An. Flame Flowers Homestay is one of them. Expect a very warm welcome from the owners. They will feel like family from the moment you meet them.
Double rooms from: €15
Looking for a more luxurious experience right next to the beach? This little villa is within walking distance from the beach and is a perfect place to stay when you want to escape from the busy city life. Chill at the beach, relax at the pool and have a great night of sleep in a comfy bed.
Double rooms from: €36
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