The city of Hoi An has no railway station and airport so the Da Nang is used for the travelling purposes. The totally distance between two destinations is around 40km that takes around 90 minutes to reach by car. The Hoi An is the major UNESCO attraction town with a lot of modern places as well whereas Da Nang is not less than that. You can plan the departure and arrival at the Da Nang airport and can explore both cities by proper planning. There is every type of transport in every budget and nature is available from Hoi An to Da Nang airport and vice versa except air plane and railway.
No matter from where the visitors are coming, they have to visit Da Nang first to get to Hoi an by bus, taxi or private car. There is a shuttle bus service also available to reach Da Nang from Hoi an and Hoi An to Da Nang airport. The city is well connected to the ancient town of Hoi an and the trip to visit both of the places is very interesting. Frequent travelers of Hoi An are aware of this very well that Da Nang is the closest airport of Hoi an so they make arrangements accordingly. Many people plan a couple of stay at Da Nang and explore the city then return back and enjoy the city more before departing from Hoi An.
How to go from Hoi An to Da Nang Airport
The journey almost takes 1 hour and 20 minutes because of the heavy traffic of the city. A variety of transportation is available that you can use according to your choice and budget.
The local transportation is the cheapest way to travel in Vietnam. Bus is the most economical way to go from Hoi An to Da Nang. However, the bus costs economical if you are a solo or small group travelers. Whereas if you are traveling with family then combined fare cost you more. The other problem is the handling of the luggage because families have more luggage. The bus takes longer as compared to the other transportation so it is better to choose according to the time you have. If you are going from Hoi An to Da Nang then the bus station is away from airport from there you need to hire a cab or taxi. However, Da Nang has only the airport shuttle service to visit Hoi an otherwise you have to hire private car or taxi from the airport.
( Bus – Hoi An To Da Nang Airport)
You can get Bus no.1 from the Le Hong Phong and Nguyen Tat Thanh, Hoi An at 5:30 am to 5:30pm after every 20 minutes. It takes total 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the Da Nang airport in 30,000 VND. There are different busses leave from the bus station of Hoi an for the visit of different attractions of Da Nang.
Hoi An to Da Nang Train Station
There is not train station of Hoi An so to reach the train station for Da Nang airport is not a good decision unless you want to travel by train for fun. The station is connected to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh so you can plan some exploring trip otherwise for the airport it is good for nothing.
(By Train – Hoi An To Da Nang Airport)
Hoi An Express Shuttle Bus Service
The people with lesser and easily manageable luggage can avail this option of traveling by the Hoi An Shuttle bus service. It is very cost effective and an option available until late at night from early in the morning. The bus picks up passengers from their hotels and take them to the airport then drops the passengers to their hotels picked from the airport. This is a popular option and has a lot of pre-bookings so you cannot travel at the last minute. You have to book in advance because the driver has the name slip of every passenger to be picked. It departs from Le Hong Phong and Nguyen Tat Thanh, Hoi an at 5:00 am 11:00 every hour. The bus rent is 140,000 VND and it takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the destination. The luggage is limited to maximum 20kg with a small personal bag. The airport has its own bus to travel free between the terminals.
(By Shutle Bus – From Hoi An To Da Nang Airport)
Taxi services for Da Nang Airport
Car taxis are the frequently available option at the hotels and airport. The charges are very high like an average taxi costs around 220,000 VND to 270,000 VND. The fare increases when the taxi driver realizes that the tourist is new to the town and he decides to scam. According to some reviews on the travel websites some people even end up paying 500,000 VND due to the extended trip and blackmailing of Taxi driver. Never forget to negotiate before sitting in the taxi and remain confident during the trip. The other way to protect yourself from scam is to ask your hotel to book a taxi for you. It is higher than the normal negotiated price because of the hotel charges but still it is better to avoid surprise.
Taxi Companies of Hoi An
Mai Linh Taxi Service and Faifoo Taxi Service
These two taxi services provide the private car, pick and drop service. You can hire them in advance over the phone or their website. They are also available on the roads that you have to recognize while hiring because some private taxi drivers say that they are from the company and do scam with the people.
The color of Mai Linh taxi company is green and the name is printer on it. The drivers wear the uniform jacket in white and green color. Their contact number is +84 (0) 235 3914 914.
The color of Faifoo taxis is yellow and the name written on them at the lower side of the vehicle their contact number is +84 (0) 235 3919 191.
VinaSun taxi service
VinaSun is also a taxi service company that works exactly on the pattern of Mai Linh taxi. However, their cars are white in color with green and red stripes on the lower side or a circle of green and red arrows.
All of the above companies use proper meters and the charges are fixed even if the driver takes an alternative road or there is traffic jam. You can easily book them in advance and they will be available for you on your desired location. The fares are reasonable as compared to the private cabs and there is no fear of scams. You only have to recognize the taxi or ask the number of the car while booking and save it on your mobile phone.
Grab and Uber
Uber is very famous all around the world. It is available in Hoi An and works well so you can book it for travelling. Grab is like Uber service and you can easily use it by downloading its app. It is convenient and even more frequently available in Vietnam than Uber. While using Grab that is reliable and very trust worthy service in Vietnam, you can get good discounts if you use your credit card or debit card for payments. The fares become even more cheaper and you also get different packages and offers from the company.
Fast Go motorbike taxis
Fast go taxis is like Uber or Grab that works in Vietnam. However, there are only motorbikes available in the fast go service. They do not provide any other vehicle like cars or cabs. You can simply book it by the app and pay the amount after completing the trip. This is the most economical and best option for the solo travelers.
There are many ‘Xe Om’ motorbike taxi commonly available in Hoi An. You will find many of them in different areas especially the crowded areas and narrow streets. They are openly available that you can hire on spot like car taxis. The most important thing is to fix the price before riding the bike otherwise the charges become more. Never use any motorbike taxi in the night other than Grab. Most of the times tourists are misguided and scammed.
The frequent visitors of Vietnam know motorbike hire very well. It is the best way to travel around for the experienced rider. If you are travelling solo or as a couple, then you can avail the option of motorbike hire. The motorbike rental price is around 150,000 VND and the charges are sometimes higher according to the model of the motorbike. If you want to get motorbike hire for Hoi An to Da Nang airport then you have to search a company providing out of city services. You can easily get to the airport in 40 minutes on this vehicle. However, if you never drove a bike before or you are a beginner, then it is not a good option for you because of the traffic of Da Nang and Hoi an. The license and helmet is a mandatory option in Vietnam so get some information about that before renting it.
There are many companies offering private car service. You can easily book online and pay a fixed amount for the trip. It is also a good option if you are travelling in a group or family. If you need a 4 seater car then the charges will be around 15 USD = 345,000 VND and for 7 – 16 seater the charges will be 460,000 VND – 575,000 VND. You can not only book it for Hoi An to Da Nang airport but for the many other destinations as well to explore and enjoy.
What is the best way to travel to Da Nang airport from Hoi an
The shuttle service is the best option if you are traveling solo or having limited luggage for each person accompanying you. Whereas if you have luggage and you can afford almost 1 hour and 30 minutes’ travel then the best option is bus service. It is very economical but time taking. If you do not want to get late and travel with the peace of mind, then the best option is the private car service. Taxi is not at all recommended because anything can happen. Hire a private car from the above mentioned taxi service companies and travel nicely on time. Grab and Uber are nice option too but they are not reliable because sometimes if the app does not work and the car is not available then you will be facing the hassle. The private car is the safest and most reliable option. This information is not limited to the airport or hotel travels whereas you can use these services to travel in the city while exploring. However, for the airport and hotel travel, always book your ride in advance to avoid any hassle.