Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital, located on the banks of the Red River, is one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where travelers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas and unique museum within the city center. A Great place to explore on foot, this French-colonial city is also known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks, and handicrafts, as well as the multi-cultural community that’s made up of Chinese, French and Russian influences. If you live in the central of Vietnam or you have transit international flight from the other countries to the central of Vietnam, how to travel from Danang to Hanoi.? Therefore, for anyone who is still confused about which means of transport to choose, this article will give you all information that you need.


Danang to Hanoi : Best ways to travel – 2018 Travel Guide
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1. You should travel by plane if you are busy!

The distance on the air between Danang and Hanoi is 606 kilometers. The quickest way to get from Danang to Hanoi is to fly which takes you 2 hours and one-way flight costs VND 600,000 – VND 5,000,000. Currently, in Vietnam, there are 3 airlines operating in Danang to Hanoi with approximately 20 direct flights every day from Hanoi to Danang. There are Vietnam airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar operated in Danang to Hanoi with a flexible itinerary. You can access their official website:

Vietnam Airlines

Vietjet Air


Moreover, you can access some websites to compare and save on a wide choice of cheap flight online:TravelokaCheap flightsSkyscanner. There will be plenty of flights for you which match with your budget.

Travel from Danang to Hanoi by plane is the fastest and most comfortable ways, even as cheap if you can book a round-trip ticket before three or four months. Traveling by air is safer than other means because the plane is equipped with modern technology and have better services, more comfortable than others mean of transport.

2. Is Travelling by plane completely advantages?

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If you want to book the cheap price for your journey you will have to plan for months but instead, you have more time for your favorite destination. This is the most expensive form of transport. A minority of people can afford a trip by plane while a journey on land or by sea is much cheaper. Moreover, the plane is also elective passengers, unless passengers have strong health, they will be airsickness. And formalities and procedures are complicated. We have to body check, custom office check and so on.


Danang to Hanoi : Best ways to travel – 2018 Travel Guide
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1. Why should you choose train when you travel?

Every day there are several trains running between the North and South of Vietnam, so it is obviously easy to buy a train ticket from Danang to Hanoi. With a total length of 780 – kilometers railway, takes you 16 hours to go. You should take a train because the fare is so cheap and stable, Comfortable, even luxurious, private carriages tagged onto the back of trains offer a classy way of traveling, safe journey, simple procedure. Taking the Thong Nhat Train through Hai Van pass, you will enjoy the sea view extremely poetically.

You can buy tickets in advance from the Vietnam Railways bookings site DSVN; Vietnamrailway; VR or you can also book online using the travel agency Baolau, which has an efficient website, details seat and sleeper-berth availability, and accepts international cards. You can reserve seats/berths on long trips 60 to 90 days in advance (less on shorter trips). Most of the time you can book train tickets a day or two ahead without a problem, except during peak holiday times. For sleeping berths book a week or more before the date of departure.

2. You should consider: Traveling by train still, have disadvantages!

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Traveling by train bring you a lot of great experiences and give you the chances to explore the culture, life, humans of the country you come. But, compared to cars that provide the maximum flexibility, and planes that have much more time and travel alternatives, railways are not as flexible. They often have fixed schedule that cannot be tailored for a single individual. Moreover, It depends on the budget you have and the country you are traveling in. There are super expensive and brand trains, as well as super cheap alternatives.

If you chose to travel during the evening time, you will want to find the most comfortable option, especially if you are traveling for long hours on end. You must share your journey with strangers, which might not be so nice when the passenger next to you is a crying child or someone who speaks loudly on their telephone while you are trying to sleep or even you use the Toilets, bathrooms and other public areas on trains can often be dirty or non-functional. Although this is the low route, it would still affect you if you are a quiet and private person. The train is the least popular option if you are not the person who has time and health because Traveling by train can take longer.


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1. What are advantages of the Sleeping Bus?

In all countries, bus along with public transports are the most popular and convenient ways to move from place to place. Another reason for it to become everyone’s favorite transportation is its cheap price. A coach can make your trip much more comfortable and simpler. Especially if you’re not a good map reader yet an eager traveler, a coach is really helpful. Traveling by coach will provide you a closer look at the life of local Vietnamese and all beautiful landscapes on the way.

The common route of all coaches is National Highway 1A. the journey is just about 18 hours long. The price for one way ticket can vary from VND 250,000 – VND 500.000 depending on coach’s quality and size. Another good thing about the coach is that you don’t get any surcharge on the weekend.

1Futa Bus
(+84)1900 6067
Danang Bus Station
Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu District - Danang
-Sleeping bus 45 seats
- Air condition
-Cold tissue and 1 bottle of water
2Hanh Café Bus
105 Street 3/2 – Lien Chieu District – Danang- Sleeping bus 41 seats
- Air condition
- Cold tissue and 1 bottle of water
3Camel Travel(+84)436250659
65 Street 3/2 – Hai Chau – Danang-Sleeping bus 41 seats
-Air condition
- 1 bottle of water
4Hoang Van Bus
Danang Bus Station
201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang
- Sleeping bus 40 seats
- Air condition
- 1 bottle of water
5Dai Phat Bus
Danang Bus Station
201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang
- Sleeping bus 40 seats
- Air condition
- 1 bottle of water
6Danatranco(+84)2363 663616Danang Bus Station
201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu disrict - Danang
- Sleeping bus 40 seats
- Air condition
- 1 bottle of water
7Thanh Son coach(+84)905650056
Danang Bus Station
Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang
- Sleeping bus 45 seats
- Air condition
- 1 bottle of water
8Tuan Nam Coach(+84)973183318
Danang Bus Station
201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang
- Sleeping bus 40 seats
- Air condition
- 1 bottle of water
9Tung Vy Coach+84)914017940Danang Bus Station
201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang
- Sleeping bus 40 seats
- Air condition
- 1 bottle of water
10Van Khoi Coach(+84)913457552
Danang Bus Station
201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang
- Sleeping bus 40 seats
- Air condition
- 1 bottle of water
11Kim Chi Coach(+84)2363661474
Danang Bus Station
201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu dist - Danang
- Sleeping bus 40 seats
- Air condition
- 1 bottle of water
12Quang Vinh Coach Danang(+84)902203376
Danang Bus Station
201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu dist - Danang
- Sleeping bus 40 seats
- Air condition
- 1 bottle of water

The process to buy a ticket from Danang to Hanoi is not too complicated. The first thing to do is choosing your departing date. After a few clicks on the website Vexere or Saodieu, you will get a fully detailed schedule of the day from all providers. The wide range of choice might overwhelm you. You should take time to consider the quality of the coach as well as the coach providers credibility.

2. What are the disadvantages of traveling by sleeping bus

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Even traveling by sleeping bus is more comfortable, less wasting time, cheaper than the train but this is the transportation on the road. And you know, Roads are not nice straight tracks or open air and also have traffic. You can not control any dangerous issues which will happen on the road. Finally, buses, like trains or airplanes, have a route. The bus is not a taxi, so if it suddenly starts to pour rain right before your stop, you get will have to walk in it. The drive is not going to take a detour to your ideal drop-off location. Weather is the weather.

A useful tip for you is reading the reviews of previous travelers and seeing providers popularity. Especially, you can have more trust in the providers having active licenses in local coach stations. Once you find out the suitable coach, you just need to pick up your phone, call them and make a reservation. You can also book through the website. Otherwise, you can directly go to their offices or local coach stations and buy the ticket. Booking in advance will ensure you a smooth journey and lessen the trouble.


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1. Who to take private car/taxi from Danang to Hanoi?

If the local coach and shuttle bus can’t satisfy you, private car/taxi can be your choice to travel from Danang to Hanoi. While private car/taxi is not really economical and also takes as much time as the local coach and shuttle bus, it will give you a carefree direct journey and more space of privacy in return. It suits flexible travelers who don’t like to follow any rules or schedules. This is also a good choice for a small group of friends or family. There is enough space for a lot of luggage, especially if you want to make a BBQ on the beach. In addition, everyone can sit nice and close to each other to have a chit chat or lean on each other sleeping. The private car/taxi is also ideal for a businessman who wants to work on the way without being disturbed.

2. How to get a private car from Danang?

With Driver: There are a lot of agencies or individuals providing this service promoting themselves on the internet. You can check out some website like: Aleka or Xedulich to book and update the price. Tell them about your requests, They may make your journey less boring if you travel alone or give you a lot of interesting facts along the way. The experienced drivers can be helpful in giving you recommendations for accommodations or services to take. The price for the private car to travel from Danang to Hanoi is in such a wide range.

There are many factors affecting the price of this journey. A few to mention are the size, the brand and status of the car, if it’s one way or round trip, waiting surcharge, etc. The average price is about US$ 1000(~VND 20,000,000) for the round trip including parking fee, tolls, petrol, driver. To get the best service, you’d better ask your friends or other travelers having had experience with the private car. This will guarantee that you won’t hire a fake one that can harm or rob you.

Without driver: The private car without driver can be a choice for you but it’s not highly recommended. The process to hire a car is too complicated. You have to have the B1 driving license, original identity card, original household and a bike with registration certificate (or cash instead). It means that You can rent a car but you must also rent the driver you cannot drive in Vietnam without a Vietnamese drivers license.

3. Why not choose a private car to travel from Danang to Hanoi?

Private car shares the same disadvantage as the coach and bus which is the long trip. Other than that, there are also some hidden risks. The taxi drivers may take a longer route to charge you more for example. Some other more serious ones lie at the private car without a driver. You will need to check the car and all the terms in the contract carefully because some unclear trapping terms can cost you a great amount of money. You might be charged more for damaging the car, not knowing the traffic rules. The worst scenario is you getting lost and messing up your journey. However, if you have experience, enough budget and a detailed plan for it, driving by your own also promises so much fun.


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1. What are advantages of the motorbike?

Although motorbike is not convenient for the long journey, yet to the eager travelers who want an adventure and explore, it is such a great means of transport. With a motorcycle, you can be completely flexible and active with your schedule. The total time to travel from Danang to Hanoi by motorbike is about one day and a half. However, you can stop wherever you want, spend time studying local lives. You can challenge yourself with nonstop driving and feel the air blowing through your hair. The price of the gasoline is fairly cheap that you don’t mind going the round way to see more and learn more.

Especially when you get to Hanoi from Danang, the feeling of achieving something will definitely satisfy you. If you don’t own a bike, it’s still possible to hire one. The process of renting a motorbike is much simpler than a car. Please note that You will need an international license with a motorcycle endorsement or you will be driving illegally.

Renting round trip motorbike is easier than one-way motorbike unless Rental Service Provider has many offices in all provinces in Vietnam. For Round trip Motorbike Rental, it is not hard to find a bike renting store. Most of the owners can speak English fluently, so you can communicate with them easily. Once you go to the shop, you can ask to try the bike that you like. They will also give you some suggestions of which one is suitable for your driving experience and aim.

There are many kinds of bike available which are Honda Win, Honda Wave, Airblade and even more powerful motorbike. After having chosen the one will accompany you, the last step of the process is giving the owner the photocopy of your passport, the deposit, and the renting fee. Some owners may ask you for the original passport. However, it’s recommended to try to make a deal with them. The deposit and the renting fee is VND 4,000,000 – VND 8,000,000 and VND 160,000 – VND 400,000 day respectively.

NamePhone NumberAddress
3 Tran Quoc Toan, Danang
129A Dong Da, Danang

14 Ha Bong, Danang
XE THUE DANANG – BIKE RENTAL SHOP – HOTLINE: 093 797 11 11 (+84)125 512 51 27

Slot 6 B9 Area South of Tuyên Sơn Bridge
75 Huynh Tan Phat, Danang
85A Ly Thai To, Danang
XE THUE DANANG – BIKE RENTAL SHOP – HOTLINE: 093 797 11 11(+84)93 797 11 11
14 Nguyen Thien Ke, Danang

You will not find a motorcycle big enough for 2 bags and 2 people. The most common people driving these dangerous roads with a death wish ride a 100 or 110 Honda win type motorcycle. They can be purchased for about USD200(`~VND4,500,000) and you can resell them in Hanoi for half price. It is the way to rent a one-way motorbike and  almost backpacker do rent like this

2. What are disadvantages of the motorbike?

There are actually many disadvantages to driving a motorbike. With the distance of 780 kilometers, it requires you to have good health and driving skill. Otherwise, you will easily get tired and have no energy left for other activities. A bigger obstacle for you is when your bike breaks down. If you’re in the middle of the highway, the chance that you can find a store to fix it is almost zero. Another disadvantage could be the weather, especially when it rains heavily. It’s challenging to drive in the rain, followed by the chance of an accident. Therefore, using a motorbike to travel from Danang to Hanoi could be really dangerous for people having no experience. Easily getting lost is also one of the disadvantages. The messy, chaotic traffic can confuse you and lead you in the wrong direction.


VehicleDurationPriceDeparture TimeConvenience & ComfortAdvantagesDisadvantages
Plane2.5 hoursVND 400.000 - VND 6.000.000Earliest: 5 a.m
Latest: 11 p.m
- Flexible rate and time
- Fastest means of transport
- Comfortable

- Complicated procedure
- if accidents happen, death rate will be quite high
- Expensive
Train18 hoursVND 500,000 - VND 1,200,000Earliest: 6 a.m
Latest: 6 p.m

7/10- More luggage
- Use time more Productively
- Safety First
- Best Value for Money
- Helping the Planet
- Fixed Schedules
- On board Comfort
- Sharing your Space with Foreigners
- Slower
Coach/Bus15 hoursVND 300,000 - VND 600,000Earliest: 6 a.m
Latest: 6 p.m

8/10- Cheap and convenient
- Closer look at local life and landscape
- Language barrier
- Time – consuming
Private Car15 hours and more depend on the rest timeVND 1,5mil - VND 2,5 mil Any time you want8/10- Carefree and comfortable
- More privacy
- More space for luggage
- Time – consuming
- Unnecessary charge
Motorbike15hours and more depend on the rest timeVND 80,000 - VND 200,000/day for rental feeAny time you want5/10- Flexible and active
- Cheap
- Adventurous
- Time – consuming
- Inconvenient
- Risky and dangerous
- Not allowed to drive without Vietnamese driving license

Hey Vietnam, I want to confess one thing “I fell in love with you at first sight” 10 years ago when I was 16, I came back to Vietnam with my mother. The moment when I got the breathtaking view of green paddy fields and the exotic Red River from the airplane window, I felt the urge inside my heart to bond with that country. My gut told me that Vietnam’s was my home, my true destination. Vietnam is full of diverse landscapes, rich culture, friendly people, warm climate and great food which makes it a perfect place for anyone's ideal vacation. With ten years of living and traveling experience, I would love to help you create amazing trips and having unforgettable experiences in Vietnam.


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