Hoi An Ancient Town, one of the well-known World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO,is a destination not to be missed in the journey to Central Vietnam. There is no direct flight, train or bus line from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An or Hanoi to Hoi An. To get there,you have to arrive in Da Nang first.
HO CHI MINH TO HOI AN
To visit Hoi An, we can book a ticket departing from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang with Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Vietravel Airlines, Pacific Airlines or Bamboo Airways. The frequency of flights is quite high, about 7-10 flights per day. The airfares range from 600,000 – 1,400,000 VND per way depending on the season. It will take around 1 hour 30 minutes to arrive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Da Nang International Airport. Below are the websites of the airlines:
- Vietnam Airlines: https://www.vietnamairlines.com/vn/en/home
- Vietjet Air: https://www.vietjetair.com/vi
- Vietravel Airlines: https://www.vietravelairlines.com/vn/vi
- Pacific Airlines: https://www.pacificairlines.com/vn/vi/
- Bamboo Airways: https://www.bambooairways.com/global-vi/thong-tin-dat-ve/
You can visit Skyscanner website to compare the prices among the airlines and travel agencies:
You can stay in Da Nang for a few days to explore the third biggest city in Vietnam, then catch a bus from Da Nang to Hoi An. Hoi An Old Town is located only about 30km from the center of Da Nang city. There is no train station in Hoi An, so the only way to go there is by taxi or shuttle bus.
- By bus:
Buses from Da Nang to Hoi An operate continuously every day, including Sundays. The frequency is about 60 trips per day. There will be a bus every 15 minutes, waiting time is not too long. The drop off point is Hoi An bus station, located very close to Hoi An Ancient Town. So it’s just a short walk to get there.
Bus route Da Nang to Hoi An – Number 01
- Distance traveled: 36km
- Travel time: 40 minutes
- Operating hours: 5:30 – 17:30 every day
- Frequency of trips: every 20 minutes
- Ticket price: 20,000VND/time
- By taxi
Top 5 prestigious taxi brands in Da Nang: Mai Linh Taxi Da Nang, Tien Sa Taxi Da Nang, VinaSun Green, Song Han Taxi and Huong Lua Taxi.
HANOI TO HOI AN
Hoi An travel from Hanoi is not different from the route from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An. We have to fly from Hanoi to Da Nang, then from Da Nang to Hoi An.
A flight from Noi Bai International Airport to Da Nang International Airport usually costs between 700,000 – 1,300,000 VND/way and normally takes 1 hour 20 minutes. Domestic airlines such as Bamboo Airways, Pacific Airlines, Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines and Vietravel Airlines all operate this route with a frequency of 2-15 flights per day, so you can easily choose your date.
If you are in HaLong Bay, Quang Ninh Province and want to explore Hoi An Vietnam, you must take a bus from HaLong Bay to HaNoi capital, then book a flight as recommend above, because there is no direct flight, train or bus from HaLong Bay to Hoi An.
There is only 1 bus station in Ha Long, Bai Chay bus station at address 17, street 279. Bai Chay, Ha Long City. You can get there to find a way back to Hanoi.
Depending on different types of vehicles, the ticket prices also have certain differences:
Limousine car 7-9 seats
Travel time: 3.5-4 hours, ticket price: 200,000 – 250,000 VND
Limousine 19 seats
Travel time: 3.5-4 hours, ticket price: 130,000 – 150,000 VND
Travel time: 5-6 hours, ticket price: 100,000 – 120,000 VND
Travel time: 5-6 hours, ticket price: 200,000 -230,000 VND