5 best ways to travel from Hue to Da Nang city

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The journey stretching from North to South Vietnam cannot miss two outstanding destinations, namely Hue and Da Nang. Located less than 100 km from Hai Van pass, each city has unique characteristics that bring different experiences to visitors. So how to travel between these two destinations? You can refer to the five best forms of transportation from Hue to Da Nang city below:

 1. By train

The train route from Hue to Da Nang is known as one of the most exciting railways on the North-South railway and was included in the list of the most beautiful railways in the world by Daily Mail magazine in 2020. On this railway, you can admire the majestic and stunning natural landscapes. Today’s train quality has also been invested in modern equipment, serving the needs of young people to take pictures to check-in destinations or those who want to explore. Every day there are about seven departures. The average travel time is about 3 hours to Da Nang Railway Station.

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How to book:

You can go to the train station to buy tickets directly, buy on the Vietnam Railways website or call the hotline. You can also book train tickets through your hotel or local tourist office.


Train tickets from Hue to Da Nang range from 35,000 VND to 180,000 VND with many types of seats, such as hard seats, soft seats, beds for 4 people, and beds for 6 people (cabin). On average, you only need to spend 110,000 VND to get a suitable and comfortable position.

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The departure time is fixed, and the train station only stops for a short time (5-7 minutes), so you must ensure the estimated time of the arrival station and get on/off the train in time. In addition, for those people who want to fully enjoy the panoramic view of Hai Van Pass along the way, remember to put your seat on the left side, close to the entrance.

2. By bus

Bus is a popular option for the Hue to Da Nang route. Every day, many buses depart from Hue Southern Bus Station to Da Nang City Central Bus Station from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm, with 14 minutes per trip during rush hour and every 15 minutes during regular hours so you won’t have to wait too long if you miss a trip. The fare is relatively cheap, only 70,000 VND / trip.

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How to book:

You can go directly to the Southern bus station to buy tickets without reservation.

Cost:  70,000 VND/trip


This bus is a small car with less than 30 seats and contains many people and goods, so the private space is quite small, the quality is not good, and the facilities are degraded. Therefore, this vehicle is relatively reasonable but needs to be considered. It is only suitable for those who want to be affordable and are not too concerned about comfort and sightseeing along the way.

3. By open bus

Some tour companies provide carpooling for guests, including a variety of 16 – 30 – 45-seat cars or high-quality sleeper buses, so they are pretty comfortable for tourists. You can choose to go directly to Da Nang through the Hai Van tunnel in about 2 hours or enjoy the beautiful scenery at Hai Van in more than 3 hours. The open bus usually departs 2 times a day, and bus schedules can vary from company to company. Travelling by bus, you will receive fully serviced with the most basic amenities, for example, water, wet towels, air conditioning, wifi, etc.

hue to da nang by open bus

How to book:

You can book through many travel agency offices that provide transportation, such as Hung Thanh Travel, Camel Travel, KT Travel, Sinh Tourist, Hanh cafe or Tan Hoang Cung. You can visit their website and find the right ticket for you.


+ With Limousine bus operators, the price ranges from 140,000 VND – 180,000 VND/trip.

+ With tour buses 16 – 30 – 45 seats, sleeper buses like Hue Tourist, Sinh Tourist or KT Travel Hue, the price ranges from 90,000 VND – 120,000 VND/trip

Inside Bus from Hue to Hoi An


The schedule of each bus operator only runs 2 trips/day, so you need to contact them to know the time frame of the bus, thereby arranging the most reasonable time to pick up the bus. And booking bus tickets through hotels can be more expensive, so compare prices first!

4. By motorbike

Motobike is a means of transportation that is no longer strange when travelling to Vietnam. Many of tourists choose to rent motorbikes to experience them nowadays. If you want to conquer the most beautiful passes, you can ride the motorbike on the mountain pass and stop on top to see Hai Van Quan, which is known as one of the most majestic views in the world.

There are 2 ways to choose: rent a motorbike and explore by yourself or hire a tour guide to ensure safety and get the complete experience, even the most beautiful corners of the road. You can rent a motorbike from Hue and return it in Da Nang or vice versa. If you are worried that the pass will be risky, you can send your motorbike through the tunnel at the office of the Hai Van Pass Tunnel Management Board. Trucks and shuttles will take you through the tunnel to the other side, and you will continue your journey.

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How to book:

There are some motorbike services at hotels, travel agencies or motorbike rental establishments like Hidibike.com. Itineraries by motorbike can vary, so note the points you want to stop on your way from Hue to Da Nang.


+ The price of a motorbike rental in Hue to Da Nang is about 100,000 VND – 180,000 VND / car/day, plus the cost of 100km of gasoline is about 70,000 VND using the route to Hai Van pass, the total cost of a motorbike rental from Hue to Da Nang for 2 people for less than 300,000 VND. Very convenient for young backpackers with a tight budget.

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To ride a motorbike, you will need the appropriate license to rent a motorbike and the ability to ride one. Before renting, check the engine carefully or ask for a test drive to ensure it’s still in good working order. Before going out on the road, you should prepare enough gasoline, maps and basic car repair or tire repair kits. In addition, the Hai Van pass is also prone to robbery, so you must be careful. You should avoid going in the morning too early or too late.

5. By private car

Instead of booking a taxi, renting a private car is the best way to move from Hue to Da Nang because of its advantages. Firstly, bring flexibility and save you time in planning your trip. With a Private car, you will be picked up at your place whenever you want to depart. Besides, the road of Hai Van Pass is gorgeous, so the private car will help you proactively identify the stops to breathe the cool air on the high pass or take pictures at will.

In particular, going by private vehicle is considered the safest choice because the drivers are all carefully selected and experienced on the route. They are not only drivers but, in some cases, guides to introduce you to beautiful stops or landmarks in Hue, such as Thien Vien Truc Lam Bach Ma, Cau Hai lagoon, and Canh Duong Beach along the way.

This service is especially suitable for couples and families travelling with children because private car rental costs are calculated by vehicle, not by individual. The personal car service offers comfort and privacy for families or friends that other modes of transport do not have.

hue to da nang by private car

How to book:

Visit the page, then fill in the information to inquire about or book a private car from Hue to Da Nang for your route!

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Here are the 5 best ways to travel from Hue to Da Nang. We hope all the information above will help you choose the best means of transport when travelling from Hue to Da Nang.

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