Hue to Hoi An

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How to get from Hue to Hoi An?

The best way to travel from Hue to Hoi An is by riding a motorbike over the Hai Van Pass. This 120km route offers stunning views and is often compared to the Great Ocean Road of Australia. Not into biking? Enjoy similar views by taking the train from Hue to Da Nang as this goes along the same route.

2 ways to get from Hue to Hoi An

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Train4 hours83,000 VND ($3.60)Check train tickets
Bus3.5 hours130,000 VND ($5.50)Check bus tickets

Taking the direct bus is easier than travelling by train, but takes a different route through a tunnel. For us, the main attraction of this journey is the view and we don’t want you to miss it!

Traveling the Hai Van Pass by motorbike

The Hai Van Pass is one of the highlights of central Vietnam and often referred to as the ‘Great Ocean Road’ of Vietnam. 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.

When taking the motorbike, we recommend that you depart from Hue early in the morning so you can take your sweet time throughout the ride. Time it well to arrive at the Marble Mountains by sunset, the perfect finale to this amazing journey.

Itinerary from Hue to Hoi An

Hue to Hoi An travelroute

Hue to Hoi An by Train

Duration: 4 hrs
Cost: 83,000 VND ($3.60)

When travelling by train from Hue to Hoi An, you first have to travel from Hue to Da Nang railway station. This is the nearest train station to Hoi An and is 45 minutes away.

From Hue city center, you can reach the Hue railway station via a 10-minute taxi ride or 30-minute walk.

Step 1: Hue to Da Nang by Train

Duration: 2.5 hrs
Cost: 62,000 VND ($2.70)

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. You can also save a few bucks if you take the first train leaving at 06:25.

Train Schedule From Hue Da Nang (Soft seat)

TrainScheduleSoft seat
SE2106:25-09:1162,000 VND ($2.70)
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SE308:33-11:03100,000 VND ($4.30)
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SE1909:41-12:25110,000 VND ($4.70)
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SE110:54-13:22105,000 VND ($4.60)
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Step 2: Da Nang Railway Station to Hoi An by Bus

Duration: 45 mins
Cost: 21,000 VND ($0.90)

When you arrive at Da Nang railway station, you can take either a shuttle bus or a public bus to Hoi An center. The public bus stop is just a 5-minute walk from the railway station.

See From Da Nang railway station to Hoi An for the bus schedule and more details.

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Hue to Hoi An by Bus

Duration: 3.5 hrs
Cost: 130,000 VND ($5.50)

There are several buses leaving from Hue to Hoi An daily. Hanh Cafe and Sinh Tourist are the most popular, but Hung Thanh and Khanh Sinh Tour are also good options.

Bus Schedule from Hue to Hoi An

Hanh Cafe08:30-12:00
190,000 VND ($8)
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Sinh Tourist bus07:30-11:30
130,000 VND ($5.50)
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Hung Thanh
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130,000 VND ($5.50)
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Khanh Sinh Tour07:30-11:30
270,000 VND ($11.50)
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The button above re-directs to Baolau, which has the cheapest option for Sinh Tourist. However, we recommend booking with BookAway for the most effortless booking experience. It is also the only option to go when you want to book with Hanh Cafe and Khanh Sinh Tour.


Our favourite places to stay in Hoi An

HaLo HomeStay

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

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Flame Flowers Homestay

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: $25

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Vina Beach Pool Villas

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: $40

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ActivitiesThings to do in Hoi An

The online activity platform Klook offers many tours in Hoi An 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.

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