How To Get From Mui Ne to Hoi An?
The cheapest way to travel the 725km journey from Mui Ne to Hoi An is by bus. This bus journey costs $18 and takes 16 hours. You can also travel by train, but it costs at least $51 and takes 17 hours.
First of all, we do not recommend to travel from Mui Ne to Hoi An in one leg. Instead, make a stop in DaLat or Nha Trang to split this long journey.
If you don’t have extra time to include DaLat or Nha Trang in your itinerary, you have a couple of options to complete this route in 16 to 17 hours.
The bus is not the safest option, but a lot easier than taking the train. The advantage of the bus is that they leave from Mui Ne center and drop you off in the center of Hoi An.
The train offers more comfort and is safer than traveling by bus. But this is not the easiest option. You have to travel to Muong Man railway station and also from Da Nang to Hoi An. Take in mind that the taxi from Mui Ne to the railway station already costs $33.
There is no airport close to Mui Ne. This means you first have to travel to Ho Chi Minh or Nha Trang if you want to fly from Mui Ne to Hoi An. This won’t save you any time compared to the train or bus.
|Bus||16 hours||410,000 VND ($18)||Check bus tickets|
|Train||17 hours||1,185,000 VND ($51)||Check train tickets|
View itinerary from Mui Ne to Hoi An
- Mui Ne
- 5 hours
- Nha Trang
- 10h 30min
- Hoi An
- Mui Ne
- 1 hour
- Muong Man Station
- 15h 06min
- Da Nang Station
- Hoi An
Mui Ne to Hoi An by Bus
Duration: 17 hours
Costs: 410,000 VND ($18)
The Sinh Tourist is one of the most popular bus companies in Vietnam. They also receive fewer complaints compared to other bus companies.
The best option you have is to take this Sinh Tourist bus at 13:00 from Mui Ne. This bus will make a short stop of 1.5 hours in Nha Trang and then continue its journey to Hoi An with Hanh Cafe. The bus drops you off at 6:00 in the morning close to the center of Hoi An.
Note: For this route, you have to book 2 tickets.
UPDATE (Nov 2019): There are temporarily no online tickets available for this route. We recommend to visit a local agent in Mui Ne to buy your ticket.
Mui Ne to Hoi An by Train
Duration: 17 hours
Costs: 1,185,000 VND ($51)
The closest railway station to Mui Ne is Phan Thiet Railway station. But, this railway station is not connected with Hoi An or Nha Trang. The only option you have is to take a train from Binh Thuan railway station (also named Muong Man railway station).
Step 1: Mui Ne to Muong Man Railway Station by Taxi
Duration: 1 hour
Costs: 500,000 VND ($22)
There are no buses operating from Mui Ne to Muong Man railway station, so you will have to take a taxi which costs about 500,000 VND ($22). This taxi ride takes 1 hour.
Step 2: Muong Man to Da Nang Railway Station by Train
Duration: 15h 06min
Costs: 665,000 ($28.50)
Since the train journey takes more than 13 hours, we suggest to take one of the night trains below:
|SE4||22:38-12:16||13h 18m||805,000 VND ($35)|
|SE22||15:22-06:28||15h 06m||695,000 VND ($30)|
|SE10||18:26-09:28||15h 02m||665,000 VND ($28.50)|
Step 3: Da Nang Railway Station to Hoi An by Bus
Costs: 20,000 VND ($1)
A public bus from Da Nang railway station to Hoi An center takes about 45min. You can take a bus just outside of the railway station.
See the page from DaNang railway station to Hoi An for the bus schedule and more details.
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: $25
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
Things 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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