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Da Nang to Hanoi: Five ways to travel

Da Nang to Hanoi: Five ways to travel

Da Nang to Hanoi: Five ways to travel

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    I. Fly from Danang to Hanoi: The fastest and the most comfortable way 

    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 VND600,000 - VND 5,000,000. Currently,  in Vietnam, 3 airlines are 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

    Jetstar

    All about Hanoi, Vietnam: https://journeyonair.com/hanoi-vietnam

    Moreover, you can access some websites to compare and save on a wide choice of cheap flights online:Traveloka;Cheap flights;Skyscanner. 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 way, even as cheap if you can book a roundtrip 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. 

    Is Travelling by plane completely advantages?

    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. 

    II. Travel from Danang to Hanoi by train: Enjoy the view of the most beautiful pass in the central Vietnam 

    Why you should choose a train when you travel?

    Every day several trains are running between the North and South of Vietnam, so it is   easy to buy a train ticket from Danang to Hanoi. With a total length of 780 - kilometers railway, it 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.

    You should consider: Traveling by train still has disadvantages!

    Traveling by train brings you a lot of great experiences and gives you the chance 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 a 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.

    III. Travel from Danang to Hanoi by sleeping bus: best option for the backpacker

    What are the advantages of the Sleeping Bus?

    In all countries, buses 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 VND250,000 - VND500.000 depending on  the coach’s quality and size. Another good thing about the coach is that you don’t get any surcharge on the weekend.

    Some Coach/Bus providers information:    

    Name Phone Address Note
    Futa Bus (+84)1900 6067 (+84)2838386852 (+84)2633585858 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
    Hanh Café Bus (+84)2839205679 (+84)2838376429 (+84)905395368 105 Street 3/2 – Lien Chieu District – Danang - Sleeping bus 41 seats - Air condition - Cold tissue and 1 bottle of water
    Camel Travel (+84)436250659 (+84)436250739 65 Street 3/2 – Hai Chau – Danang - Sleeping bus 41 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Hoang Van Bus (+84)905539216 (+84)905268689 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Dai Phat Bus (+84)438641637 (+84)983651722 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Danatranco (+84)2363 663616 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu disrict - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Thanh Son coach (+84)905650056 (+84)905439505 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
    Tuan Nam Coach (+84)973183318 (+84)905650056 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Tung Vy Coach (+84)914017940 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Ngoc Anh Coach Hanoi (+84)913469797 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Van Khoi Coach (+84)913457552 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Kim Chi Coach (+84)2363661474 (+84)905107461 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Quang Vinh Coach Danang (+84)902203376 (+84)932347335 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Hai Van Coach Danang (+84)2363767434 (+84)2363680886 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Ha Thi Coach (+84)914017940 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - Danang - Sleeping bus 40 seats - Air condition - 1 bottle of water
    Vu Loc Coach (+84)905179710 (+84)909074810 Danang Bus Station Địa chỉ: 201 Ton Duc Thang, Ward Hoa Minh - Lien Chieu district - 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 choices might overwhelm you. You should take time to consider the quality of the coach as well as the coach provider’s credibility.

    What are the disadvantages of traveling by sleeping bus?

    Even traveling by sleeping bus is more comfortable, less wasting time, cheaper than the train but this is 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 the provider’s 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.

    IV. Travel from Danang to Hanoi by the private car/taxi: Carefree and painless

    Who to take a private car/taxi from Danang to Hanoi?

    If the local coach and shuttle bus can’t satisfy you, a 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 with 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.

    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 websites 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 help give  you recommendations of accommodations or services to take. The price for the private car to travel from Danang to Hanoi is in such a wide range.Many factors are 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(~VND20,000,000) for the round trip including parking fees, 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 a driver: The private car without a 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 a 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 driver's license.

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

    Private car shares the same disadvantage with 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 in 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 the experience, enough budget and a detailed plan for it, driving on your own also promises so much fun.

    V. Travel from Hanoi to Danang by a motorbike: adventurous journey

    What are the 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 non-stop driving and feel the air blowing through your hair. The price of 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 a round trip motorbike is easier than a one-way motorbike unless Rental Service Provider has many offices in all provinces in Vietnam. For Roundtrip Motorbike Rental, it is not hard to find a bike renting a 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 on  which one is suitable for your driving experience and aim.

    There are many kinds of bikes available which are Honda Win, Honda Wave, Airblade and even more powerful motorbike. After having chosen the one that 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 US$ 250-400 and US$ 4-20/day respectively.

    Some motorbike rental shop 

     

    Name Phone Number Address
    Memory Hostel - Motorbike rental service (+84)511 3 747 797 http://memoryhostel.com 3 Tran Quoc Toan, Danang
    Danang bike rental service - small motorbike for rent (+84)91 292 77 44 http://thuexedulichdanang.com.vn 129A Dong Da, Danang
    Danang bike rental shop - Product/services (+84)90 567 06 90 http://khachsanphuongbinh.com.vn/ 14 Ha Bong, Danang
    Xe thue Danang rental shop Hotline: 093 797 11 11 (+84)93 797 11 11 http://xethuedanang.com/ 14 Nguyen Thien Ke, Danang
    Tin vu - bike rental service hotel (+84)96 667 88 99 http://chothuexedanang.com
    Motorbike for rent Danang (+84)125 512 51 27 http://www.xemaythue.tk/ Slot 6 B9 Area South of Tuyên Sơn Bridge
    Dai Phat - Bike rental service (+84)94 708 00 83 http://xemaydanangchothue.com 75 Huynh Tan Phat, Danang
    Hoang Long - Bike rental service (+84)92 655 53 33 http://thuexemay.danang.vn 85A Ly Thai To, Danang
    090 640 80 40 – Bike rental service Danang – Car motorbike, scooter, bicycle for rent (+84)90 640 80 40 http://thuexemaytaidanang.net

    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 USD 200(`~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 does rent like this

    What are the disadvantages of motorbike?

    There are   many disadvantages to driving a motorbike. With a 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 under 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.

    Brief summary of all vehicles

     

    Vehicle Duration Price Departure Time Convenience & Comfort Advantages Disadvantages
    Plane 2.5hours 400.000 - 6.000.000VND Earliest: 5 a.m Latest: 11 p.m 9/10 - Flexible rate and time - Fastest means of transport - Comfortable - Complicated procedure - if accidents happen, death rate will be quite high - Expensive
    Coach/Bus 15 hours VND300,000 - VND600,000 Earliest: 6 a.m Latest: 6p.m 8/10 - Cheap and convenient - Closer look at local life and landscape - Language barrier - Time – consuming
    Private Car 15 hours and more depend on the rest time VND15mil - VND 25 mil Any time you want 8/10 - Carefree and comfortable - More privacy - More space for luggage - Time – consuming - Unnecessary charge
    Motorbike 15 hours and more depend on the rest time VND80,000 - VND200,000/day for rental fee Any time you want Any time you want - Flexible and active - Cheap - Adventurous - Time – consuming - Inconvenient - Risky and dangerous - Not allowed to drive without Vietnamese driving license
    Train 18 hours VND500,000 - VND1,200,000 Earliest: 6 a.m Latest: 6p.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
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