Mui Ne to Hoi An

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How to get from Mui Ne to Hoi An

There are 2 ways to travel the 725 km journey from Mui Ne to Hoi An: by bus for 13 hours and by train for 15.5 hours. Rates start from 450,000 VND ($19) and 841,000 VND ($35.50), respectively.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus13 hours450,000 VND ($19)Check Bus Tickets
Train15.5 hours841,000 VND ($35.50)Check Train Tickets

First of all, we do not recommend travelling from Mui Ne to Hoi An in one leg. There are a number of scenic destinations between these two cities that are worth making a stop. You can break the journey and spend a day or more in Dalat, Nha Trang or Quy Nhon, before continuing on to Hoi An.

If you don’t have extra time in your itinerary, you can take a bus or a train.

The bus is the cheapest option with fares from 450,000 VND ($19). It leaves from Mui Ne centre and drops you off in the centre of Hoi An so it’s quite convenient. Still, it will be a long 13-hour journey and buses in Vietnam aren’t the most comfortable mode of transport.

The train offers more comfort and is safer than travelling by bus. There are no direct trains from Mui Ne to Hoi An so you will need extra time to get to and from the nearest train stations. But what we like about the train is that you can travel overnight and save one night on accommodation.

Thinking of taking a flight from Mui Ne to Hoi An? There is no airport in Mui Ne. The closest airports are in Ho Chi Minh (4 hours away) and Nha Trang (3 hours away). When you add the travel time to and from the airports, you don’t really get to save time when you travel this route by plane.

Itinerary from Mui Ne to Hoi An

Mui Ne to Hoi An travelroute

Mui Ne to Hoi An by Bus

Duration: 13 hours
Cost: 450,000 VND ($19)
Duration: 13 hours
Cost: 450,000 VND ($19)

Hanh Cafe offers one daily bus trip from Mui Ne to Hoi An.

The advantage of this option is that the bus takes you from the centre of Mui Ne to the centre of Hoi An. The disadvantage is that the bus operates during the day, which means you will lose an entire day on the 13-hour bus journey.

Another point you should consider is that Hanh Cafe —the sole bus operator for this route — does not get the best reviews. It has gotten more than a few complaints for its “rude” staff and delayed departure times.

Still want to travel by bus? Ticket prices from Mui Ne to Hoi An start from 450,000 VND ($19).

Departure and arrival station

Hanh Cafe departs from its headquarters in Mui Ne centre, just a short taxi ride from Mui Ne Beach. It arrives at its terminal in Hoi An centre, within walking distance of many hotels in the Old Town.

Bus schedule from Mui Ne to Hoi An

Hanh Cafe13:00-02:00450,000 VND ($19)
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Mui Ne to Hoi An by Train

Duration: 15.5 hours
Cost: 841,000 VND ($35.50)
Duration: 15.5 hours
Cost: 841,000 VND ($35.50)

When travelling by railway from Mui Ne to Hoi An, you will take the train from Binh Thuan Railway Station (formerly called Muong Man). Do not mistake this with Phan Thiet Railway Station, which is the closest train station to Mui Ne.

Also, Hoi An does not have its own railway station. The nearest one is in Da Nang, 1 hour away by bus or taxi.

Despite being indirect, what we like about taking the train from Mui Ne to Hoi An is that you can travel overnight. And although train fares are more expensive than the bus, you can save a night on hotel costs.

Step 1: Mui Ne to Binh Thuan Railway Station by Bus

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 35,000 VND ($1.45)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 35,000 VND ($1.45)

From Mui Ne city centre, you can take Bus #9 to get to Binh Thuan Railway Station. That’s a 1.5-hour ride that costs around 35,000 VND ($1.45). Check out our guide for Mui Ne Train Station to know the bus route and the nearest bus stop to your hotel.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi with fares from 500,000 VND ($21).

Step 2: Binh Thuan to Da Nang by Train

Duration: 13 hours
Cost: 786,000 VND ($33.50)
Duration: 13 hours
Cost: 786,000 VND ($33.50)

There are five trains operating daily from Binh Thuan to Da Nang. But since this is a 13-hour journey, it’s best to take an overnight train so that you don’t lose an entire day on the trip. You can see our recommended schedules on the table below.

Ticket prices start from 786,000 VND ($33.50) for a 4-berth cabin, which is spacious and will give you the most comfort for the long journey. A bunk in a 6-berth cabin is cheaper, but does not have as much room.

Train schedule from Binh Thuan to Da Nang (Sleeper berth)

TrainScheduleSleeper berth
SE619:45-10:26795,000 VND ($33.50)
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SE422:35-11:59861,000 VND ($36.50)
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SE200:30-13:17786,000 VND ($33.50)
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Step 3: Da Nang Railway Station to Hoi An by Bus

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 20,000 VND ($0.85)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 20,000 VND ($0.85)

From Da Nang Railway Station, the cheapest way to get to Hoi An is by bus. A ticket costs only 20,000 VND ($0.85) for the 1-hour journey.

You can board Bus #9 at 155 Le Duan Road, 10 minutes away by foot from the train station. This bus will take you to Hoi An Bus Station, 2 km away from the Old Town. See our page for Da Nang Railway Station to Hoi An for the bus schedule and more details.

If you want to take a taxi, you can hail one from just outside the train station or you can pre-book your ride online through BookAway. Taxi fares start from 446,000 VND ($19).


Our favourite places to stay in Hoi An

HaLo HomeStay

HaLo Homestay is an incredible budget option. You won't quite believe the standard of the rooms for the price you're paying. They're large, modern and very clean. The owners serve a delicious breakfast and will do everything they can to guarantee you a perfect stay. They even have free bikes for you to use. From the homestay you can reach the Old Quarter or beach within 5 minutes.

Double rooms from: $11

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Flame Flowers Homestay

Expect a warm welcome when you arrive at Flame Flowers Homestay. The owners feel like family from the moment you meet them. Guests have been known to extend their stays here as they just can't face leaving. The spacious rooms provide you with everything you need - a good nights sleep and ultimate comfort!

Double rooms from: $25

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Vina Beach Pool Villas

Dreaming of a luxurious retreat right next to the beach? Vina Beach Pool Villas tick all the boxes. There's a relaxing pool, lush gardens and it's only steps away from the beach. And after a hard day of relaxing, their super comfortable beds offer the best nights sleep. On top of that, the owners can't do enough to ensure you have an unforgettable stay.

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.

Explore activities in Hoi An


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