Nha Trang to Hoi An

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How to get from Nha Trang to Hoi An

There are 4 ways you can travel the 510 km distance from Nha Trang to Hoi An: an 11-hour train, an 11.5-hour bus, a 3-hour flight, and a 9-hour private transfer. Fares range from 397,000 VND ($16.50) to 8,310,000 VND ($350).

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Train11 hours708,000 VND ($30)Check Train Tickets
Bus11.5 hours397,000 VND ($16.50)Check Bus Tickets
Flight3 hours1,109,000 VND ($47)Check Flights
Private Transfer9 hours8,310,000 VND ($350)Book a Private Transfer

We recommend booking a night train so you don’t lose a day travelling and you can get a good night’s sleep. Hoi An does not have its own railway station. So you will first take a train from Nha Trang to Da Nang and then transfer to a bus or taxi to Hoi An.

On a budget? The bus is the cheapest option from Nha Trang to Hoi An with rates from 397,000 VND ($16.50). Also, buses travel overnight so you can save a night on hotel costs. Keep in mind, though, that travelling by bus is neither the safest nor the most comfortable option in Vietnam.

Flying is the fastest way to get from Nha Trang to Da Nang. Including airport transfers, travel time is about 3 hours. But also consider you need to be 2 hours in advance at the airport. Combined rates start from 1,109,000 VND ($47).

TIP: If you decide to travel by plane, please consider including a carbon compensation fee to reduce your impact on the environment.

You can also get a private transfer starting at 8,310,000 VND ($350). A private ride is the only way you can travel directly from Nha Trang to Hoi An. The journey takes around 9 hours.

Itinerary from Nha Trang to Hoi An

Nha Trang to Hoi An travelroute

Nha Trang to Hoi An by Train

Duration: 11 hours
Cost: 708,000 VND ($30)
Duration: 11 hours
Cost: 708,000 VND ($30)

There are no direct trains from Nha Trang to Hoi An, but you can take one to Da Nang, a coastal city 30 km north of Hoi An.

From Da Nang Railway Station, you can transfer to a bus or taxi to Hoi An.

Step 1: Nha Trang to Da Nang by Train

Duration: 10 hours
Cost: 688,000 VND ($29)
Duration: 10 hours
Cost: 688,000 VND ($29)

If you’re staying in the city centre, Nha Trang Railway Station should be just 10-20 minutes away on foot. You can also get there via a short taxi ride.

There are 5 trains operating daily from Nha Trang to Da Nang. Travel time is around 10 hours. We recommend taking a night train so you don’t spend an entire day on the journey.

Because it’s a long trip, it’s best to book a bunk in a 4-berth sleeper. Prices start from 688,000 VND ($29).

You can also get a cheaper bunk in a 6-berth sleeper, but it may not be as spacious or as comfortable. Soft seats are also available, but impractical for this route.

Train schedule from Nha Trang to Da Nang (Sleeper berth)

TrainScheduleSleeper Berth
SE600:17-10:26688,000 VND ($29)
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SE402:23-11:59736,000 VND ($31)
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SE204:15-13:17736,000 VND ($31)
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SE813:49-00:32895,000 VND ($38)
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SE2218:14-05:55855,000 VND ($36)
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Step 2: 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 to Hoi An centre takes 1 hour by public bus or by taxi.

The bus is the cheaper option at only 20,000 VND ($0.85). From the train station, you can find the nearest bus station 750m away at 155 Le Duan Road. Hail Bus #1, which will take you to Hoi An Bus Station, 2 km northwest of the Old Town.

Taxis are waiting just outside the railway station, making them more convenient. A taxi ride to Hoi An costs around 464,000 VND ($19.50).

Visit our page on Da Nang Railway Station for more details.

Nha Trang to Hoi An by Bus*

Duration: 11.5 hours
Cost: 397,000 VND ($16.50)
Duration: 11.5 hours
Cost: 397,000 VND ($16.50)

*COVID-19 UPDATE: Pre-pandemic, there used to be direct buses operating from Nha Trang to Hoi An. But the last time we checked (November 2022), you can only take the bus from Nha Trang to Da Nang and then transfer to another bus bound for Hoi An. Check BookAway to see if anything has changed.

When taking the bus from Nha Trang to Hoi An, you can save on accommodation costs because the buses travel overnight.

Buses are not as safe as trains, though. And for this route, the main bus operators get mixed reviews — there’s a chance you’ll get an unpleasant ride.

Step 1: Nha Trang to Da Nang by Bus

Duration: 10.5 hours
Cost: 377,000 VND ($16)
Duration: 10.5 hours
Cost: 377,000 VND ($16)

You can choose from a few bus companies from Nha Trang to Da Nang. These include Lien Hung, Ha Linh, Quang Hanh, and Cuc Tung Limousine.

Be aware that these operators don’t exactly get the best reviews. Considering it’s a 10.5-hour bus journey, you don’t want to get stuck in a possibly uncomfortable bus with rude staff. For a better experience, we recommend taking the train instead.

Do you still want to take the bus? Fares start from 377,000 VND ($16).

Bus schedule from Nha Trang to Da Nang

BusScheduleCost
Lien Hung19:30-06:05377,000 VND ($16)
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Ha Linh19:45-06:15380,000 VND ($16)
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Quang Hanh19:30-06:00380,000 VND ($16)
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Cuc Tung Limousine20:00-06:45535,000 VND ($22.50)
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Buses depart from Nha Trang Central Bus Station, 7 km west of the main beach. From the city centre, you can get there by taxi for around 150,000 VND ($6).

All buses arrive at Da Nang Central Bus Station.

Step 2: Da Nang to Hoi An by Bus

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

Upon arrival at Da Nang Central Bus Station, find Bus #1, which are yellow in colour. This will take you to Hoi An Bus Station, 2 km northwest of the Old Town. A bus ticket costs 20,000 VND ($0.85).

If you prefer a private ride, you can also get a taxi for around 464,000 VND ($19.50).

Nha Trang to Hoi An by Flight

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 1,109,000 VND ($47)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 1,109,000 VND ($47)

Short on time? With a flight, you can get from Nha Trang to Hoi An in just around 3 hours, already including the airport transfers.

Step 1: City Centre to Nha Trang Airport by Bus

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 74,000 VND ($3.15)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 74,000 VND ($3.15)

The closest airport to Nha Trang is Cam Ranh Airport, 40 km south. That’s 1 hour by bus and 45 minutes by taxi.

On a budget? Take Dat Moi Bus #18 (coloured yellow and white). This departs from 10 Yersin Street every 30 minutes from 05:30-21:30. A ticket costs 74,000 VND ($3.15).

Note that the bus doesn’t have a lot of space for luggage. If you’re carrying bulky suitcases, you might be better off taking a taxi. Rates start from 226,000 VND ($9.50).

For more info, check out our guide for Nha Trang Airport.

Step 2: Nha Trang to Da Nang by Flight

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 880,000 VND ($37.50)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 880,000 VND ($37.50)

Vietnam Airlines offers one daily flight Nha Trang to Da Nang. Vietjet Air also operates on this route, although not every day.

Airfares range from 880,000 VND ($37.50) to 1,120,000 VND ($47.50). Travel time is around 1 hour.

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Step 3: Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by Bus

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 155,000 VND ($6.50)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 155,000 VND ($6.50)

From Da Nang Airport, there are 3 ways you can get to Hoi An: by shuttle bus, by public bus, and by taxi.

When travelling solo, we recommend taking a shuttle bus. This bus will take you straight to Hoi An city centre for around 155,000 VND ($6.50).

If you’re travelling in a group, it will be more cost-efficient to take a taxi. Fares start from 320,000 VND ($13.50).

You can pre-book your shuttle bus ticket or taxi ride through BookAway. For more details, visit our page about Da Nang Airport.

Nha Trang to Hoi An by Private Transfer

Duration: 9 hours
Cost: 8,310,000 VND ($350)
Duration: 9 hours
Cost: 8,310,000 VND ($350)

Looking for a private transfer from Nha Trang to Hoi An? You can book one via BookAway, which offers spacious cars with trusted drivers.

Rates for a 3-seater car start from 8,310,000 VND ($350). You can also get an 8-seater minivan for 9,830,000 VND ($415).

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These are good deals if you prefer a direct ride and you’re travelling in a group. But it will still be a long 9-hour journey. If you have the budget anyway, it might be more convenient to take a flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An.

 

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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