How to get to Dong Hoi, Vietnam
How to get to Dong Hoi, Vietnam
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1. Getting to Dong Hoi by airplane – The fastest way
|- The fastest way to visit Dong Hoi - Only take you 1-1.5 hours - Guarantee your safety - Offer you comfort - The airport is only 4 kilometer from the city center||- The prices is the highest - Flight delay cause a lot of trouble - International airline is unavailable - There are not many available choices of airline|
Dong Hoi Airport is a domestic airport situated 6 kilometers to the North of Dong Hoi Center. Now, there are four airlines operating out of Dong Hoi Airport including: Vietnam Airline, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific Airline, and Vietnam Air Service Company. From May 29 2017 Vietnam Airline started working with Vietnam Air Service Company to operate two daily return flights between Hanoi and Dong Hoi, which makes a total of 4 daily flights to Dong Hoi from Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City). Besides, Dong Hoi Airport offers non-stop flights to three cities, which looks to meet increasing travel demand of individuals, tourists and businessmen.
To travel by airplane, you can book the online ticket from the website of the airline:
Or from one of the most popular OTA:
The most common way to go to the airport is taking a taxi. Remember to arrive at the airport at least 1 hour earlier to check-in and make sure not to miss the flight because of traffic jam in Hanoi. Because Dong Hoi airport doesn’t receive international flights, which means that you can’t fly directly from your country to Dong Hoi without transiting in Noi Bai Airport or Tan Son Nhat Airport. Prices go from VND 99,000 for the superior class seats to VND 1,520,000 for the business class seats.
Read more: How to get around Dong Hoi, Vietnam
Dong Hoi Airport (DHA).
Address: Loc Ninh Ward, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
Tel: (+84) 523 810 878; (+84) 523 810 899
Fax: 0523 810 878
2. Getting to Dong Hoi By train – The most common way
|- Bring an interesting experience - Guarantee your safety - Have opportunity of sightseeing - Not be effected by the weather||- Take you a long time (from 6.5 hours to 10 hours) - The total price is pretty high - The hard seats are not comfortable|
Unlike airplanes which just give you a rare glimpse of what’s in between the departure point and arrival point, a train ride is a destination in and of itself. Lean on the couch, look outside the window and catch the stunning view of Vietnam. The train will take you through the busy cities and wend its way through beautiful rural areas.
Dong hoi Railway Station is located 3 kilometers to the west of the center city. Being a spacious modern station of central Vietnam, Dog Hoi Railway Station offers daily routine connecting the North and The South. The most frequent routines here are Hanoi – Dong Hoi, Dong Hoi - Ho Chi Minh. These routes are transported by high quality locomotives of The Reunion Express Train like SE1, SE2, SE7, and TN4. Besides, you can easily get a train ticket to travel to Dong Hoi from other popular cities including Hue and Da Nang. There are some different classes for you to consider such as air-conditioned hard seat, air-conditioned soft seat, hard seat, and soft seat.
Nowadays, it becomes more and more convenient when travelling by trains thanks to the development of the e-ticket. You can book a ticket online and receive it by email which is ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet. It also means that you don’t have to travel a couple of hours earlier and wait tiredly in a long line. The train cabins give allowance for carry-on baggage which is not exceed 20 kilograms for the adults and 10 kilograms for the children. These carry-on baggages must be wrapped neatly and reliably.
The price is pretty high. The average price of a ticket train to Dong Hoi is from VND 800.000 dong (from Hanoi), from VND 120.000 (from Ho Chi Minh City), from VND 600.000 (from Danang), and from VND 500.000 (from Hue). In addition, you have to pay for taxi from your accommodations to the departure station and from the Dong Hoi Railway Station to the center of the city (about VND 50.000 dong). You can book a ticket online here: www.dsvn.vn
Popular Railway Stations:
Hanoi Railway Station
Address: No. 120 Le Duan Str, Cua Nam Ward, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi
Tel: (+84) 43 9423 697
Dong Hoi Railway Station
Address: Sub-regional 4 (Tiểu Khu 4), Nam Ly Ward, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh
Tel: (+84) 523-820-558
Ho Chi Minh Railway Station
Address: No. 1, Nguyen Thong Street, 9 Ward, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Tel: (+84) 83-436-528
Hue Railway Station
Address: No. 2, Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hue City.
Tel: (+84) 543-822-175
Da Nang Railway Station
Address: No. 202, Hai Phong Street, Da Nang City.
Tel: (+84) 511-3821-175 | (+84) 511-3823-810
3. Getting to Dong Hoi by open bus – The cheapest way
|- The cheapest way - Various choices for you - Totally flexible - Convenient||- Long time - Stuck in traffic jam - Some open bus have low quality|
Open bus is very common means of transport in Vietnam. Thanks to a considerable number of bus operators, the quality is much better and the price is really reasonable. Despite no need for check-in, you should come to the bus station about 30 minutes earlier. It will help you to find better seats and not to meet the bus because of traffic jam. Like train ticket, now you can purchase open bus tickets online in vexere.com. You will receive the e-ticket via email which is ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet. All you need to do is presenting them at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus.
Alternatively, you can come to the bus station and buy the ticket directly from the ticket counter. The price (from Hanoi) is about VND 250,000 to VND 300,000 depending on the bus operators. Be aware that you may have to pay more for the extra luggage. The demand of travelling rises dramatically in holiday, especially in Tet holiday. Therefore, you will book tickets early.
It takes you a long time to travel by open buses. It’s about 10 hours if depart from Hanoi, When traveling by open buses, you have to pay attention to the quality of the quality and service. Some inferior buses are often overloaded with not only passengers but also luggage even animal sometimes. Besides, you may get stuck in traffic jam. Here are some reliable open bus operators from Hanoi To Dong Hoi.
Reliable Bus Operators from Hanoi to Dong Hoi:
Hưng Long Bus
Address: No. 338, Tran Khat Chan Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
Tel: (+84) 43-688-9889
Hotline: (+84) 914-077-779
Hoang Linh Bus
Add 1: No. 100 Nguyen Hoang Street, My Dinh 2 Ward, Nam Tu Liem District. Hanoi
Add 2: No.101A Dai Co Viet Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
Tel: (+84) 466-573-777
Hotline: (+84) 968-333-855
To get more information and book the ticket, you can visit www.vexere.com. Alternatively, you can book the ticket on the website of the bus operator.
4. Getting to Dong Hoi by limousine – The most convenient way
Travelling by limousine is great choice for those who want to stay healthy and feel good. The limousine is equipped with high-quality air-conditioner and comfortable cushion seat, offer free wi-fi and cool water. Besides, limousine companies will pick you up directly from your accommodation.
In June, 2017 Ecobus – HDH Company official launch the new limousine route connecting Hue and Dong Hoi to meet the high demand of travelling. This route is 170 kilometers in length and can save 30 – 45 minutes. Ecobus offers 16 limousine trips per day operating from 04:15 to 18:45 daily. The price from Hue to Dong Hoi is only VND 180,000 for an adult and free for children under 5 years old. You can book ticket online or by phone.
Ecobus Limousine Company
Tel 1: (+84) 89-932-0088
Tel 2: (+84) 234-628-8686
Hotline: (+84) 983-559-889