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Hoi An ancient town is located 30 km southern of Da Nang city. In the past, Hoi An was used as an international trade center by the sea of Vietnam with other countries such as Japan, China, Holland, and so on. Being in a favorable position, nowadays, Hoi An ancient town becomes a destination place for a large number of travelers around the world. At present, there is no train station or direct airport in Hoi An. This is the reason why, how to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An become one of their biggest concerns. As such, this article will give you all information that you need.

I. GETTING FROM HANOI TO HOI AN BY TRAIN – THE POPULAR WAY

how to travel hanoi to hoi anSource: Vietnam Street Photography Group

Travel time: 17 hours + 45-80 mins transfer
Cost: VND 540,000-1,000,000 +  VND 25,000-430,000

Actually, we can not go to Hoi An from Hanoi by train directly, we must divide into 2 routes: Hanoi to Da Nang by train and Da Nang to Hoi An

1. How to book train tickets from Hanoi to Da Nang

There are 6 daily trains from Hanoi Station to Da Nang, you can get more detail below:

CodeDeparture timeArrival timeSoft chair

(including air conditioner)

(VND)
Soft bed (including air conditioner)

(VND)
SE76:0022:31540,000-550,000830,000-1,000,000
SE59:001:28540,000-550,000830,000-1,000,000
SE914:357:49540,000-550,000830,000-1,000,000
SE119:3011:26540,000-550,000830,000-1,000,000
SE1920:1020:10540,000-550,000830,000-1,000,000
SE322:0013:00540,000-550,000830,000-1,000,000

Note: The price can be changed depending on the time when you buy the tickets and the different positions in carriages.

To purchase train tickets online, you can call: (+84) 1900 6469 or access to the website here . Another way to book train tickets is coming directly to the train station at number 118, Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi city

2. The advantages of the train when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

  • Each train itself and its route have also become a tour. The longer the journey is, the more experience you gain such as the atmosphere and the scenery of many lands. The average speed of the train will be the advantage when the train passes beautiful landscapes. You will feel extremely enjoy and relax.
  • Train tickets price is relatively cheap and tends to be stable from day to day. Whether night or day, Monday or Saturday, the train ticket remains the same. However, sometimes, there were some cases the price may increase as the holiday season, but the difference is not much. Therefore, it can be said that train tickets price is quite stable.
  • If you travel long days and need to carry more luggage as well as bringing gifts to your friends, family, and so on. You can carry up to 20 kg of luggage when you travel by train.
  • Trains are fairly safe. By running on separate lines, the risk of collision of trains with other types of vehicles is almost non-existent. So you can rest assured until you go to your places.
  • Moreover, you will have no spend much time to check your luggage or other procedures.

3. The disadvantages of the train when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

To those who do not have much time, traveling by train is not recommended because of long distance with time-consuming. This makes a traveler feel tired and exhausted especially with children and oldster. Besides, the train has no flexible stop compare with shuttle bus or private vehicle. This is the reason why many travelers will take much time and spend an amount of money to move to train stop.

4. Our recommendations when you travel by train from Hanoi to Hoi An

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a, Buying tickets is the most important step when traveling Hanoi to Hoi An

When traveling by train, buying tickets can be considered as the most important. If you plan to travel by train, booking early will save you some money. In addition, if you go with large groups, the purchase of tickets early will help the group to sit together and you will have a fun trip.

b, Seating is also a key that brings you a comfortable trip.

The seats’ price is different depending on seat type. Tourists need to know their travel distance so that they can choose the right type for the journey. With long journeys, the bed will be the perfect choice for travelers. On the other hand, soft chairs are suitable for short distances. However, many visitors choose hard seats because of the spacious and uncluttered seats as well as the money saver.

c, Food in the train from Hanoi to Hoi An will give interesting experiences.

For cheap tickets, meals will not be included. Therefore, in the long journey, visitors can go to the kitchen of the train to buy food. The kitchen is usually located in the last cabin. On the train, they often processed fast food or sell ready-made food such as fries, instant noodles, etc. In addition, guests can also buy food when the train stops at the station. However, we should only buy at major stations because the train will stop longer. If you want to eat with food security, you should prepare your own food.

d, Luggage is concerned by many travelers having a long trip.

Because we will have to travel a relative distance from the entrance to the train area, so travelers should pack their luggage as easily as possible. Travelers should bring lightweight luggage to ease when traveling and can easily store luggage while sitting on the train.

e, Clothes when traveling should be considered if you want to have a comfortable trip.

You should choose soft, comfortable, lightweight clothing to sleep comfortably. In addition, visitors should also have a shawl prepared to prevent the case when the weather changes abruptly. This shawl can also be used to cover up when sleeping.

f, Transfer on the train: An unforgettable memories

Trains are considered safer and more comfortable than private vehicle and shuttle bus. However, sitting too long on the train will still make travelers tired. If you have to travel a long way, travelers need to enhance the walk to see the train or get to know some new friends on the train. However, be alert and watch out for those who have strange signs.

g, WC: Concern of most of the travelers

Usually, there is only one toilet in each cabin while the number of passengers is quite large, so it is inevitable to run out of water or “overload”. So if you do not want to wait, you should wake up early to solve personal problems.

Note: When the train stops at the station, the toilet system on board will be locked and visitors can use the toilet at the station.

h, Shopping: Buying some souvenirs is easy to understand after traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An.

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Visitors should beware of food vendors, souvenirs. The best way is buying the food, drinks, canned products of the famous brands. Especially checking the expiry date before buying.

5. How to get to Hoi An from Da Nang

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Da Nang is about 30 km away from Hoi An ancient town. It is not too far away so it is very convenient for transportation. At present, there are 4 main types of vehicles to travel from Da Nang to Hoi An which you can choose: bus, taxi, car, motorbike.

a, Going from Da Nang to Hoi An by bus: The cheapest way

With the desire to help travelers traveling from Da Nang can easily get to Hoi An taking 70-80 minutes, the bus number 01 has been put into use since 2015. To gain more information, you can take transfer schedule from Da Nang to Hoi An by bus as follows:

Schedule Time start Time finish Frequency Price

(VND/ticket)

Da Nang Station – Ton Duc Thang – Dien Bien Phu – Le Duan – Tran Phu – Trung Nuong – Duy Tan – Nguyen Van Troi Bridge – Ngu Hanh Son – Le Van Hien – Hoi An Bus Station. 5:30 18:00 20 mins/turn 25,000 

b, Da Nang to Hoi An by taxi: The fastest way

Taxis are one of the fastest and easiest ways to get to Hoi An from Da Nang, take 45 – 50 minutes. However, the cost is quite high, you will spend about VND 350,000 – 450,000. Some brands you should consider:

  • Mai Linh Da Nang: (+84) 2363 525 252
  • Han River: (+84) 2363 727 272
  • Tien Sa Dang Nang: (+84) 2363 797 979
  • VinaSun Da Nang: (+84) 2363 686 868

c, Renting the car to travel from Da Nang to Hoi An: The adventurous way

how to travel hanoi to hoi anSource: hoiantravel.com

Another option for you to move from Da Nang to Hoi An is by shuttle bus. If you travel in large groups, you should rent a small shuttle bus in Da Nang to go to Hoi An with rent ranging from VND 500,000 to 600,000 / car 4, 5 seats/day, about VND 700,000-1,000,000 for 7 seats/day, about VND 1,500,000-1,800,000 for 29 seats/day. Some brands you should consider:

  • Da Thanh: (+84) 2363 550 022
  • Vu Khoa Travel: (+84) 2363 552 768
  • Quang Da Thanh Travel: (+84) 2363 638 638

d, Renting the motorbike to travel from Da Nang to Hoi An: The adventurous way.

One of the most popular vehicles that many visitors chose to get Hoi An from Da Nang is the motorbike. To arrive in the Hoi An ancient town by motorbike from Da Nang, you will have the opportunity to discover many beautiful and attractive places on the way.

In fact, all hotels in Da Nang have motorbike rentals service, please contact the hotel reception for a list of motorbikes of your choice. There are a number of hotels equipped with motorbikes for tourists to rent so they will let you see and choose the vehicle you like. However, other hotels do not have motorbikes available so you have to call the car rental company. If you want to have a good motorbike, please go to the prestigious store  in Da Nang below:

Brands Address Phone Cost /day (VND) Note
Good Car company 229 Nguyen Van Thoai (+84) 906 408 040 60,000 – 100,000 Free shipping
Thanh Ha B9 group, Nam Cau, Tuyen Son, Ngu Hanh Son (+84) 1255 125 127 60,000-140,000 Free shipping
Hoang Long 85A Ly Thai To (+84) 926 555 333
(+84) 968 441 414
100,000-110,000 Bonus a little gasoline
2 Standard helmet
2 Raincoat
1 Map
Anh Tuan 143/10 Tieu La (+84) 905  708 090 100,000 No free shipping
Nearby Da Nang Airport

e, Some notices if you want to hire the private motorbike/car

First, you will need to show your ID card or passport when you want to rent a motorbike in Da Nang. Besides, when you pick up the car, you need to carefully check the parts such as lights, rearview mirrors, turn signals and whistles, etc. whether it works well or not.

II. GETTING FROM HANOI TO HOI AN BY PLANE – THE SAFEST AND FASTEST WAY 

how to travel hanoi to hoi anSource: Wikipedia

Travel time: 75 mins + 45 – 80 mins transfer
Cost: VND 430,000-3,300,000  + VND 25,000-430,000 transfer

The same with the train, there is no way directly from Hanoi to Hoi An by plane. We still divide into 2 steps: Hanoi to Da Nang by plane and Da Nang to Hoi An.

1. How to book plane tickets from Hanoi to Da Nang

Vietnam has 3 airline brands from Hanoi to Da Nang: Vietnam Airline, Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet Air.
I will give you more detail on these brands below:

a, Vietnam Airline: A prestigious airline with high-quality services.

The first airline in Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines is also a prestigious airline selected by many passengers. At present, there are many ways to get information and ticket assistance through the following channels: Agency’s office or online. Each form will have different disadvantages and advantages. To purchase tickets online booking, you can call directly: (+84) 1900 1100 or book on the website vietnamairline.com. You can purchase the train tickets at some offices as follows:

NoNameAddressWorking timePhoneFax
2My Dinh5 Pham Hung, Cau Giay, Ha NoiMon-Fri:

7:30-18:30

Sat-Sun:

8:00-17:00
(+84) 2437 951 690(+84) 2437 951 696
1Trang Thi25 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem, Ha NoiMon–Fri:

8:00 – 17:00
(+84) 2438 320 320(+84) 2439 349 636
3Long Bien200/10 Nguyen Son, Long Bien, Ha NoiMon-Fri :

9 :00-18 :00
(+84) 2438 272 289(+84) 2438 729 183
4Room A and B, second floor, Noi Bai International AirportAll dayAll day(+84) 1900 1100

b, Jetstar Pacific: The airline has been heading to the market segment of cheap airfare

To purchase online booking, you can call directly: (+84) 1900 1550 or book on the website jetstar.com. You can purchase the train tickets at some offices below:

 Jetstar Pacific Office 1: 
Address: 8A floor, number 70-72 Ba Trieu, Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem
Tel: (+84) 2439 743 167
Fax: (+84) 24 39 743 

Jetstar Pacific Office 2:
Adress: 
2nd floor, E Hall, Noi Bai International Airport
Tel: (+84) 2435 844 468
Fax: (+84) 2435 844 468

c, Vietjet Air: The first private airline in Vietnam to be licensed in domestic and international

Vietjet Air has a dynamic, young team and loyal customers which have become a popular low-cost airline in the country and region. There are 2 ways to book the Vietjet tickets:

  • Purchasing online booking, you can call directly: (+84) 1900 1886 or book on the website viejetair.com.
  • You can purchase the train tickets at some offices below:

NoAddressWorking timePhoneEmail/ Fax
1Noi Bai International AirportEveryday

4:00-20:00
(+84) 2435-844-494  (+84) 2437-282-808
287 Ly Thuong Kiet, Cua Nam, Hoan Kiem, HanoiMon–Sat:

8:00-20:00

Sun & holiday:

8:00 – 18:00
(+84) 2439-411-339(+84) 2439-411-258
3302 Kim Ma, HanoiMon–Sat:

8:00-20:00

Sun & holiday:

8:00 – 18:00
(+84) 2471-082-868
432 Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, HanoiMon–Sat:

8:00-20:00

Sun & holiday:

8:00 – 18:00
(+84) 2437-281-828(+84) 2437-281-838

2. Comparison among 3 brands

Vietnam Airlines is currently the largest and most prestigious national airline in Vietnam. With a wide network of domestic and international flights and a large fleet of aircraft, Vietnam Airlines has become the most popular airline in recent years. Not only focus on improving service quality but also special attention to the safety of passengers.

Jetstar is the third largest airline and is cooperating with Vietnam Airlines. Since the establishment, the airline has been heading to the market segment of cheap airfare, most fares on any trip are much cheaper than Vietnam Airlines and almost the cheapest in the market. With the business strategy reach the psychology of many customers, Jetstar is the airline that a large number of people choose. However, Jetstar is one of the companies is rated as poor service quality as well as the frequent delay time.

Vietjet Air is also the airline following the market segment. This company has grown rapidly in terms of quality and quantity. By launching promotions, big discounts with fares from only VND 19,000, VND 99,000 or even from VND 0, Vietjet Air has made its name in the market with many passengers’ choice. Looking at the common ground, the airfare of Vietjet Air is not the cheapest ticket but the quality of service is quite good as well as less time delay than Jetstar.

Vietjet Air, Jetstar or Vietnam Airlines are major and prestigious airlines in Vietnam. However, in the business direction as well as the development process, there will have shortcomings along with certain successes. To choose the right airline for your needs, you should consider the financial conditions, the actual circumstances and the appropriate itineraries to choose the best airline.

  • If you want to enjoy a spacious space, enjoy the best service, especially to put safety criteria on the top, Vietnam Airlines is the correct choice.
  • If you only want to move from one point to another with the cheapest rates, you should choose Jetstar Pacific.
  • Vietjet Air is the best choice for the cheap price.

3. The advantages of the plane when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

how to travel from hanoi to hoi an

The plane is currently the most popular today. Not only saving time, the having cheap airline tickets of many airlines also help you save a considerable cost. In addition, during the flight, seeing the countless beautiful scenery from above will also be enjoyable experiences. Moreover, the flight attendants are carefully selected and trained, so when you are on the plane you will have the opportunity to meet the beautiful, friendly and professional attendants. Besides, currently, the aircraft is tested to confirm flight safety in lightning weather conditions. The shell is made of aluminum, a good conductor of electricity. With no openings on the electrical path, the current will only run through the outer shell without affecting the interior. For modern passenger aircraft, the airplane protection solution includes a kilometer long cable, equipment, computer and other controls. According to the Civil Aviation Authority, the mortality rate on the plane is much lower than other vehicles such as trains, cars, and motorcycles. Usually, there is no Wifi in the cabin, no phone waves, so you get a really relaxing time without being bothered by anyone.

4. The disadvantages of the plane when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

The fact that there is a fee that few people pay attention to when planning travel is the cost of moving from the airport to the city center and vice versa where you travel. The airports are often far from 10-30 km from the center to ensure convenient traffic. Another thing that makes people feel uncomfortable when flying is the long wait time at the airport. Normally, with international flights, you will have to wait at least 2-3 hours before the flight to check in, plus time when traveling from your home to the airport.

5. Our recommendations when you travel from Hanoi to Hoi An by plane.

  • Plane tickets are usually more expensive than train or bus tickets. But if you know the promotion of airline tickets like Jetstar, Vietjet Air, the cost of travel will be extremely reasonable.
  • To complete a flight you need two types of documents: ticket and personal identification. Flight tickets can be either paper tickets or electronic tickets (you just need to write a booking code), or if you have checked in online, you just submit the boarding pass to the check-in counters to shorten the procedure time.
  • Personal documents: For domestic flights, you only need an ID card or even a motorbike license (for Vietjet Air), but for international flights, you need a passport and a VISA.
  • Note: Do not put your personal documents into your luggage because it will be an important thing when you travel.
  • Normally, check-in counters will be closed before the flight time of 30 minutes, so you should arrive at least 40 minutes before flight time in case of overcrowding. For a large international company, the demand for this time is also greater. Be sure to follow the rules of the company that you will use
  • Most airlines have check-in online. You can access the check-in website within the specified time (usually within 48 hours to 4 hours before the flight) to save time onboarding.
  • The rules of luggage are the strictest, so you need to be well-equipped. Normally, you are allowed to carry 7 kg luggage carry and 20 kg luggage allowance for regular airfare, 10 kg luggage allowance and 30 kg deposit for the business ticket. Especially for the trip must combine many flights, you should understand the rules of each airline.
  • It is important to read carefully the regulations on prohibited goods when traveling on airplanes, which usually include: Corrosive substances, gases, oxidants, toxins, explosives, radioactive substances, flammable substances.

III. GETTING FROM HANOI TO HOI AN BY SHUTTLE BUS – THE CHEAPEST WAY 

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Travel time: 18 – 19 hours
Cost: VND 320,000 – 400,000

1. How to book the shuttle bus from Hanoi to Hoi An

Hanoi – Hoi An – Quang Nam route is about 832 km on average, there are 5 turns from 6:00 to 21:30 such as Trekking, Camel Travel, An Phu (Hanoi), Queen Cafe, Camel car. The total travel time when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An is about 18 hours.

NoBrands

Hanoi to Hoi An
Time and address startTime and address finishCost

(VND)
DetailContactRate

(star)

(vexere.com)
1Camel Travel17:30

459 Tran Khat Chan, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
8:30

137 Tran Nhan Tong, Hoi An, Quang Nam
320,000Free Wifi, water

41 beds

Blankets
(+84) 1900 969 6813,4/5
23,4/5
17:00

459 Tran Khat Chan, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
11:00

137 Tran Nhan Tong, Hoi An, Quang Nam
320,000Free Wifi, water

40 beds

Blankets
(+84) 2436 250 7393/5
3Trekking06:00

459 Tran Khat Chan, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
14:00

50 Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An, Quang Nam
380,000Free Wifi, water

40 beds

Blankets
(+84) 2439 273 967

(+84) 2439 273 584
3/5
4An Phu18:00

50 Yen Phu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
14:00

50 Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An, Quang Nam
380,000Free Wifi, water

40 beds

Blankets
(+84) 2439 273 967

(+84) 2439 273 584
3/5
5Queen Cafe18:00

208 Tran Quang Khai, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
8:45

487 Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An, Quang Nam
350,000Free Wifi, water

40 beds

Blankets
(+84) 936 330 066

(+84) 2439 960 199
2,6/5

2. The advantages of the shuttle bus when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

In many countries (Vietnam for example), shuttle bus becomes the most popular way to travel because of its price. Actually, the shuttle bus tickets price is relatively low, it is suitable for most travelers. Moreover, traveling by shuttle bus will help you have the interesting experience, you can understand deeply about Vietnamese life as well as witness the beautiful landscapes on your way. Besides, the shuttle bus schedules are very flexible, there are a lot of turns every day from morning to evening, you can choose when you go.

3. The disadvantages of the shuttle bus when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

Although the shuttle bus can bring several benefits that I mentioned above, it still has some drawbacks. The shuttle bus mainly serve local people, as such, in many circumstances, language barrier will be a huge disadvantage of your journey, neither the driver nor sale man can speak English. Besides, if you want to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An, this is a long distance. Lying or sitting for a long time will make you feel tired and exhausted. As such, you should consider carefully before choosing shuttle bus for your trip.

4. Our recommendations when you travel by shuttle bus.

Because of the long distance from Hanoi to Hoi An, you should care about the position in the shuttle bus. Do you have the right to select? You should choose the bed in the middle ranges is best (the bed from 2nd to 5th). However, some brands, if you are afraid of the cold, you have to avoid the middle line because of the powerful air conditioning system that you cannot adjust to small, blowing direction. Besides, lying downstairs will be convenient for getting up and down, reducing sway.

Are you a person who does not like the cramped space on the head? You should lie on the upper floor because the distance from the bed to the roof (2nd floor) will be wider than the distance from the lower bed to the upper floor (1st floor). If you want to choose double beds, you should choose from the last 5 beds on the first floor (beds 15, 16, 17, 18, 19).

a, Luggage is the most concern of travelers from Hanoi to Hoi An

You should send your luggage in the luggage compartment. Due to limited bed space, you only carry the necessary items to use along the way.

b, Shoes is also considered when you use shuttle bus to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An

You should wear slippers to ease up and down because you will not be allowed to wear slippers on the bed. You have to put your shoes in a plastic bag to keep people from accidentally or deliberately wrong.

c, Safety: The prerequisites for each trip.

Seat belts should be worn, especially on the upper floor.

d, Toilet: Every traveler concerned

The car with WC will be very convenient for passengers on long distances. Of course, if that toilet is clean. If you want to keep it clean, never forget to press the water button before leaving the restroom. To avoid falls when the car wins: hold the handrails. You can take water in the sink to flush the floor if you dirty it, this floor has drainage holes, do not worry.

e, Eating: Making your trip become perfect

Usually, the ticket will include meals. Car makers will arrange for their guests to eat their meals (except for breakfast). If you want to eat noodles, you can contact the service team on the car to reserve. If you want to eat more, drinks more, etc. You must pay by yourself.

IV. GETTING FROM HANOI TO HOI AN BY PRIVATE CAR/MOTORBIKE 

1. How to rent the motorbike from Hanoi to Hoi An

If you want to rent a motorbike in Hanoi, the most important thing you must have is passport or ID. I will give you more detail about the average cost of motorbike rental in Hanoi below:

MotorbikesFor Rent
(VND/Month)
Deposit
(VND)
Honda Wave Alpha800,0002,000,000
Honda Wave S900,0002,000,000
Yamaha Jupiter900,0002,000,000
Nearly New Honda Wave Alpha1,000,0002,000,000
Yamaha Nouvo 31,000,0002,000,000
Yamaha Mio Ultimo1,100,0002,000,000
Yamaha Mio Clasico1,100,0002,000,000
Honda Click1,200,0002,000,000
Honda Wave400,0002,000,000
Scooter Yamaha500,0002,000,000
Scooter Honda600,0002,000,000

Some stores you can go to rent motorbikes in Hanoi:

NoNameAdressPhone number
1Rental motorbike Hanoi17 To Tich, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi(+84) 982-503-991
2Rental motorbike Hanoi26/35 Duong Lang, Nga Tu So, Dong Da(+84) 983-969-687
(+84) 1235-329-860
3Rental motorbike Hanoi51C Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho(+84) 1633-286-354
4Anh Phat687 Bach Dang, Hoan Kiem(+84) 912-310-505
(+84) 936-668-485
5Quan Motobike70 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem(+84) 904-244-941
6Cuong46 Gia Ngu, Hoan Kiem(+84) 913-518-772
7Viettrails66 Ngoc Thuy, Long Bien(+84) 966-902-333
(+84) 904-274-129
8Bach Long Gia1017 Hong Ha, Hoan Kiem(+84) 913-532-229
9Gia Hung41 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem(+84) 936-345-123
10Tuan Tu112 Nguyen Van Cu, Long Bien(+84) 942-467-674
11Long Binh25 Ho Dac Di, A7 Nam Dong, Dong Da(+84) 923-503-070
(+84) 984-846-565
12Du Muc50 Nam Cao, Ba Dinh(+84) 944-552-284
13Bon Bon Motor246 Ton Duc Thang(+84) 1255-222-555
14Van Chinh24 Ta Hien(+84) 989-595-533
15Mr Cao106 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem(+84) 912-094-464
16Anh Huu10/406/66 Au Co, Tay Ho(+84) 912-265-529
17Hanoi Motor Tour119/37/167 Tay Son, Dong Da(+84) 928-290-000
(+84) 905-458-386
1813535 RentalHanoi(+84) 886-613-535
19Phuong Motor5 Hang Thung, Hoan Kiem(+84) 904-222-445
20Ms HoaHanoi(+84) 917-892-486
(+84) 944-958-962
21Chinh TaiCultural University, 83/418 De La Thanh(+84) 968-818-785
(+84) 987-518-468
22Binh An26/113 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh(+84) 1226-743-863
23Loc Motorbike1096 Duong Lang(+84) 948-339-222
24Anh Chien21/24 Kim Dong, Hoang Mai(+84) 947-503-883
25Phung Motorbike13 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem(+84) 904-253-491

2. Our recommendations when you travel by private vehicle.

how to travel hanoi to hoi anSource: adventureinyou.com

This route is very dangerous, so before you go, you must prepare thoroughly. Before each trip, the preparation of the luggage is very important, too much weight will lead to the cumbersome trip, but too little when you need to use, it will not enough, all everything should be enough. List belongings you should consider:

a, Personal belongings are the most important thing you should notice

Long pants: 1-3 of which is used regularly on the road, the other uses to make a backup plan when dirty or wet (do not change pant on the road every day)

  • T-shirts, the number of shirts is equivalent to the number of days you go, you should carry about 3-5 units
  • Summer sweater and the thick sweater for winter: 2 units
  • Wind Jacket: If you can buy a coat that is resistant to water and prevent dew.
  • Thickness coat: In winter, the temperatures in the mountains are very low, especially in the dark, so it’s a good idea to have the coat warm.
  • Scarf: In the summer you only need a few scarves used to wrap around the neck and the head protected from the sun (not burned in the neck area) and sweat on the head, if the scarf is long enough one for all three missions; neck wrap, head wrap, mask. In the winter, you should change the scarf with wool to keep the heat better.
  • Cover ears to keep warm if the weather is cold
  • 3-5 pairs of socks and 3-5 sets of underwear. It is important to keep your feet warm especially on the rainy day.
  • Shoes: You should use sports shoes for a good trip. To men, please avoid using leather shoes, to women, avoid high heels, doll shoes.
  • Towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, soaps should all be put into a personal bag.
  • Sleeping bags

b, Identity guarantees your trip will be safe

  • Driver’s license: It is mandatory if your trip has a motorized journey, which is also a document that you can use to replace your ID
  • Vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, road toll certification: What is needed to avoid trouble with traffic police when traveling on the road
  • If you do not want to carry a lot of money, you should bring an ATM card, usually in the center of the district, there will have ATM of Agribank so you should remember to bring the card can being withdrawn in the bank daily

c, Personal items: Helpful supporting when you have a long trip  

  • Headgear or at least a semi-headgear, say no with fashion helmets due to low safety and risk of danger to occupants when an accident occurs.
  • Elbow brace to reduce the trauma in case you have a crash, this can be easily bought in the shops.
  • A sunglasses or a white glasses can be attached to the eye. For those close to you can use special glasses that can be attached to the eye.
  • Gloves: Gloves should be selected with an internal surface to help grip when pulling the gas. In winter, water-resistant leather gloves can be used to keep your hands warm.
  • Raincoat: preparing for each person a raincoat, do not use thin raincoat because it will affect the process of a motorcycle driving.
  • Rainy boots, you can use one-time plastic boots or buy a nice pair of boots to use several times after. Belly pouches are used to hold papers, wallets, and electronic devices

d, Other stuff: You should consider having a convenient trip

  • Multifunction knife, flashlight, lighters
  • Phone

e, Some stuff related to vehicles

  • Back Mirror: Road traffic law requires only the left mirror, but it is best to fit both mirrors to increase the visibility on the road.
  • Basic Motorcycle Repair: When a vehicle is broken in the best possible residential area, bring it to the right place, it is fast and secure. Only when entering the sparsely populated or uninhabited areas you have to repair by yourselves, here we only suggest some basic tools to fix the small mistakes on the road: a set of tires, 1 patch kit (patch, patch, brush pad, 1 hand pump or foot pump), 1 pliers, 1 small cutter, 1 set of wrenches (1 open, 1 round) some T-bars (for screws on the rear brake, oil change screws), 1 screwdriver (4 sides and 2 edges), 1 set of spark plugs
  • Carrying 2 pieces of gear for each vehicle (popular 225-250-275), the rear wheel is usually bigger than the front wheel. The Dream and Wave brands are usually 225-250, the Jupiter and Future brands are usually 250-275.
  • A 1 m long rubber hose is used to draw gas when needed.
  • Bring a spark plug to your vehicle
  • Rubber cords: Used to tie tightly to the vehicle so that when moving, do not splash or fall. Add a set of motorcycle keys, in case you forget to take care.

f, Check your motorbike carefully

  • If you do not know anything, bringing your car to the store is the best way.
  • Replace oil for the cooling machine, if your brake has worn, you would replace the brake oil
  • Check your light, make sure that still light, whether backlight still lights when you brake pads.
  • Check your motorbike battery before you travel

3. How to get to Hoi An from Hanoi by private car/motorbike.

how to travel from hanoi to hoi an Source: vietnamtimes.info

a, Hanoi – Nghe An route: The first route when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

The distance from Hanoi to Vinh is about 300 km, you will take about 5-6 hours to drive. On the way you can visit Cam Luong streams in Cam Luong, Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa and continue drive to Cua Lo, Vinh – Nghe An, sleep one night here. After that, it is a good idea if you have lunch on the way along Highway 1A, you should try because the restaurant is good but the price is also cheap.

In the tour of Hanoi – Nghe An by motorbike or car, you will need to reserve a hotel in Nghe An for a night before going to Quang Binh. Some hotels are highly appreciated in Nghe An as:

NameAddressCost/night

(VND)
DetailRate

(trivago.co.uk)
Muong Thanh167 Nguyen Phong Sac, Vinh500,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Free breakfast

Air conditioner
4,5/5
Duy Tan Vinh9C, Nguyen Phuong Hoang, Vinh415,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Free breakfast

Air conditioner
4/5
Tecco Hoa Phuong Do72 Le Loi, Vinh350,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Free breakfast

Air conditioner
3/5
Lam Giang43 Quang Trung, Vinh460,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Free breakfast

Air conditioner
4/5
Hong Kong 2158 Le Viet Thuat, Vinh355,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Free breakfast

Air conditioner
4/5
Vinh Plaza3 Mai Hac De, Quan Bau, Vinh475,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Free breakfast

Air conditioner
4.5/5
Anh Quan1, Bui Duong Lich, Quan Bau, Vinh170,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Restaurant
3,5/5
Muong Thanh Luxury13 Quang Trung800,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Free breakfast

Air conditioner

Pool

Restaurant
4/5
Sai Gon Kim Lien25 Quang Trung, Vinh550,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Free breakfast

Air conditioner

Pool
3,5/5
Bank Star 2190 Binh Minh, Cua Lo, Vinh250,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Air conditioner

Restaurant
4/5

Note: The price can be changed depending on the day you book

You can go to the exact address to book the hotel or access some websites to book online and gain great deals here or here

b, Nghe An – Quang Binh route: The second route when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

After a night of rest in Nghe An, you continue to drive to Quang Binh about 355 km in 7 hours. Along the way, you eat lunch in any restaurant. To Quang Binh, you can go to Vung Pagoda – Yen Island in the afternoon and then back to the hotel to rest for the next day to visit Phong Nha Ke Bang or visit General Vo Nguyen Giap. In the tour of Nghe An – Quang Binh by motorbike or car, you will need to reserve a hotel in Quang Binh for a night before going to Hoi An. Some hotels are highly appreciated in Quang Binh as:

NameAddressCost/night

(VND)
DetailRate

(trivago.co.uk)
Nam Long  22 Ho Xuan Huong275,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Air conditioner

Lounge

Restaurant
4.5/5
Nam Long Plus28 Phan Chu Trinh350,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Air conditioner

Lounge

Restaurant
5/5
Sunshine301 Ly Thuong Kiet230,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Air conditioner

Lounge
4.5/5
Bao Ninh BeachHa Duong, Dong Hoi530,000Free wife

Free breakfast

Air conditioner

Free parking
3.5/5
Ocean ViewTruong Phap, Quan Phu415,000Free Wifi

Free parking

Air conditioner

No smoking
4.5/5
LuxeTruong Phap, Quan Phu345,000Free parking

Air conditioner

No smoking
3.5/5
Anh Linh38 Duong Van An215,000Free wife

Restaurant

Air conditioner

Free parking
4/5
Sealand105 Nguyen Thi Dinh215,000Bar

Free Wifi

Free parking
5/5
Red Peppers35 Truong Phap, Dong Hoi215,000Free wife

Restaurant

Air conditioner

Free parking

Free breakfast
5/5
SIC12B, Nguyen Trai300,000Free Wifi

Free parking
4/5

Note: The price can be changed depending on the day you book

You can go to the exact address to book the hotel or access some websites to book online and gain great deals here or here

c, Quang Binh – Hoi An route: The third route when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

The distance from Quang Binh to Hoi An is 335 km, you will take 6 hours to drive. Here, you have completed the tour Hanoi – Hoi An by private car/motorbike.

Some hotels are highly appreciated in Hoi An as:

NameAddressCost/night

(VND)
DetailRate

(trivago.co.uk)
Golden Bell Hoi An Boutique Villa33A Ly Thai To, Son Phong635,000Air conditioner

Free parking

Reception 24/24

Pool

Free Wifi
5/5
Sunshine Hotel Hoi An02 Phan Dinh Phung, Cam Chau575,000Air conditioner

Free parking

Reception 24/24

Pool

Elevator

Restaurant

Free wifi
4/5
Pho Hoi 1 Hotel7/2 Tran Phu, Minh An275,000Free Wifi2.5/5
Muong Thanh Holiday9 Phuoc Trach, Au Co975,000Free parking

Reception 24/24

Elevator

Restaurant

Free Wifi
4/5
Volar Homestay05 Phan Dinh Phung, Cam Chau765,000Free parking

Air conditioner

Free Wifi
4.5/5
Natural Boutique VillaThanh Nhut Hamlet, Cam Thanh630,000Air conditioner

Free parking

Reception 24/24

Pool

Restaurant

Free Wifi
5/5
Hoi An Eco Lodge & SpaDX 20, Cam Thanh1,500,000Air conditioner

Reception 24/24

Pool

Restaurant

Free Wifi
5/5
Thanh Binh 11 Le Loi, Minh An500,000Air conditioner

Free parking

Reception 24/24

Restaurant

Free Wifi
3/5

You can go to the exact address to book the hotel

Note: The price can be changed depending on the day you book or access some websites to book online and gain great deals here or here.

4. The advantages of the private vehicle when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

Traveling by private vehicles give you the comfortable moments and have opportunities to enjoy the scenery along the road. You can stop at any time you want to capture beautiful photos as memories. Feeling of driving through the vast rice fields, the pass around the side of the cliffs are standing on one side, and another side is the blue infinity sea, or the two sides of the flowing flowers will give you best memories.  

There are so many things that you can not anticipate when traveling by your private vehicles, such as out of gasoline on the road, a broken car, or a car stucks in a dangerous road. The whole team solves the problem instead of anxiety. At that time, the spirit of unity, strength, heart, cooperation with the team is also promoted strongly. You will learn how to deal with situations that you will be faced on the road when traveling. After each trip, you will learn a lot of useful and interesting things, and it also necessary for life, you will be able to flexibly handle difficult situations suddenly.

5. The disadvantages of the private vehicle when traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An

In fact, if you choose to travel by private vehicle, you will have to prepare a lot of things as well as spend a lot of money such as gasoline, hotel/motel. Moreover, the worst drawback of traveling by private vehicle is the danger. If you drive for long periods of time, your health may be affected. Even some accidents seem to be incontrovertible.

V. HOW TO CHOOSE SUITABLE TRANSPORTATION FROM HANOI TO HOI AN 

how to travel from hanoi to hoi an Source: dulich24.com.vn

Among various vehicles available, travelers usually have troubles that how to choose a suitable way. As I mentioned above, each vehicle has advantages and disadvantages as well. So if you want to choose a suitable one, you should have a clear purpose and know exactly who you are in some specific cases. Anyway, I will give you some recommendations which may be helpful for you.

1. What is your budget?

Money is one of the most important factors in your travel. If you determined your money you have, you will choose a matching vehicle. For instance, if you have the little budget, traveling by shuttle bus or train are good ideas. If you have a lot of money, you can choose any vehicle depending on your interest.

2. Who do you go with?

The people who travel with you is also a key factor. For example, you have children on your trip, you should choose the safe way and fast way like the plane to ensure the children’s health. The size of the group also affects your decision to find suitable transportation. If your group has 1-3 people, you should not choose traveling by the private vehicles because it is too dangerous for all of you, for instance, lack of local knowledge will make you easy to be tricked. If your group is a large group, you should also consider the finance or attitude of each member to make sure that everyone can afford the price.

3. How much luggage do you bring along?

Hoi An is very far from Hanoi, so many travelers bring a large of luggage because of their long travel. The private vehicle should be removed, shuttle bus or train will be a good idea. As such, a small luggage will be fit for all vehicles. You should consider what is the need for your travel, bring as little as possible.

VI. The brief summary of all vehicles

As mentioned above, there are various ways to travel from Hanoi to Hoi An. For each vehicle, it has advantages as well as disadvantages. Last but not least, I want to give you an overview of all vehicles to get Hoi An from Ha Noi.

Mean of transportDurationPrice

(VND)
Comfortable and convenientAdvantagesDisadvantages
Train17 hours + 45-80 mins transfer540,000 -1,000,000

+ 25,000- 430,000 transfers
5.5/10Relatively cheap and convenientTime-consuming  
Plane75 mins + 45 -80 mins transfer430,000-330,000+ 25,000-430,000 transfer9/10Time saving

Convenient

Confortable
High cost

A lot of procedures
Shuttle bus18-19 hours320,000-400,0005/10Cheapest

Comfortable
Time-consuming  
Private vehicles18 – 30 hours300,000 - 400,000 gasoline

+ 400,000- 1,000,000 rental + 500,000- 1,000,000 hotel

100,000 - 300,000 food
5/10Enjoy your trip

Adventure
Time-consuming  

Dangerous


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