Pakse to Hoi An

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How to get from Pakse to Hoi An

When travelling the 405 km distance from Pakse to Hoi An, you have 2 options: you can take a flight (6.5 hours) or the bus (11 hours). Fares range between $15.50 and $184.

2 ways to get from Pakse to Hoi An

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight7 hours4,270,000 VND ($180)Check Flights
Bus11 hours360,000 VND ($15)

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If you want to fly from Pakse to Hoi An, you have to book a flight to Da Nang Airport. All flights will have a stopover in Ho Chi Minh and keep in mind that flights are pretty expensive on this route.

Taking the bus is a lot cheaper, but also here, there are no direct trips. This means you have to take a bus from Pakse to the border and another bus from there to Hoi An. Unfortunately, you cannot book your bus ticket online.

Itinerary from Pakse to Hoi An

Pakse to Hoi An travelroute

Pakse to Da Nang via Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 7 hours
Cost: 4,270,000 VND ($180)
Duration: 7 hours
Cost: 4,270,000 VND ($180)

The closest airport to Hoi An is in Da Nang. This means you need to book a flight from Pakse to Da Nang, and from there you’ll get a bus to Hoi An.

Step 1: Pakse to Da Nang via Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 5hrs 30m
Cost: 4,150,000 VND ($175)
Duration: 5hrs 30m
Cost: 4,150,000 VND ($175)

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from Pakse to Da Nang. The shortest flight requires a 2.5-hour layover in Ho Chi Minh. This flight is operated by both Lao Airlines and Bamboo Airways and fares start at 4,150,000 VND ($175). There are also indirect flights with Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines but they either take longer or are more expensive.

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Step 2: Da Nang to Hoi An by Bus

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 120,000 VND ($5)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 120,000 VND ($5)

From Da Nang Airport, you can catch a shuttle bus to Hoi An. This shuttle bus costs around 140,000 VND ($5.50) and the journey takes about 45 minutes. Check the Da Nang Airport page for more info.

Pakse to Hoi An by Bus

Duration: 11 hours
Cost: 360,000 VND ($15)
Duration: 11 hours
Cost: 360,000 VND ($15)

Traveling by bus from Pakse to Hoi An is not easy. You cannot book your tickets online and you will have to take two buses as there is no direct connection.

Step 1: Pakse to Ngoc Hai District/Kon Tum by Bus

Duration: 6 hours
Cost: 220,000 VND ($9)
Duration: 6 hours
Cost: 220,000 VND ($9)

Both Mai Linh Express and Dien Hong offer trips from Pakse to Vietnam. The bus will go to Pleiku, which you will reach around 2 hours after crossing the border.

You should confirm with your agency, but you will likely have to get off the bus earlier. Either in Ngoc Hai District or Kon Tum. From either of these locations, you can catch a bus heading to Da Nang, which will also make a stop in Hoi An.

You can book a bus through local travel agencies or at affiliated Vietnamese restaurants in Pakse. The journey takes about 6-7 hours for the first leg.

Step 2: Ngoc Hai District/Kon Tum to Hoi An by Bus

Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 140,000 VND ($5.50)
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 140,000 VND ($5.50)

A bus ticket from Ngoc Hai District or Kon Tum to Da Nang costs about 140,000 VND ($5.50). Make sure that you book a bus on the same day, otherwise you may end up staying overnight in these towns.

This bus will pass Hoi An, but also here, confirm with the company if they will make a stop to drop you off in Hoi An.

Note: The border immigration does not offer visas on arrival, which means you cannot enter Vietnam if you didn’t get one beforehand. See our Vietnam Visa page on how to get one.


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.

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