Imperial Hue City is the famous city in Vietnam, recognized as Tangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1994 because of its special and sophisticated architectures. Moreover, Hue royal court music which was performed at annual ceremonies, also recognized as Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003. Therefore, many travelers pay attention in this place. They want to understand, explore the Vietnamese history with many monuments, including the tombs of several emperors of Vietnam. Besides, Hue City has also many beautiful places that travelers should visit such as Thien Mu Pagoda – the symbol of the city. The desire to come to Hue has raised concern in most of the travelers that how to get there. I hope this article will help you a lot in finding the suitable way to get to Hue from Hoi An.
I. GETTING FROM HOI AN TO HUE BY TAXI – THE FASTEST WAY
Travel time: approximately 2 hours
Cost: VND 1,000,000 – VND 1,500,000
With people who do not have much time, they usually choose the taxi to get to Hue from Hoi An because of its mobility.
1. How to book the taxi from Hoi An to Hue
There are many taxi brands in Hoi An that you can choose to travel to Hue. I will give you some prestigious brands you should consider
Brands Phone number 4-seat 7-seat Price
Faifoo Quang Nam (+84) 2353-919-191 Yes Yes 1,000,000-1,500,000
Hoi An Quang Nam (+84) 2353-919-919 Yes Yes 1,000,000-1,500,000
Mai Linh Hoi An Quang Nam (+84) 2353-929-292 Yes Yes 1,000,000-1,500,000
Mai Linh Tam Ky Hoi An (+84) 2353-838-383 Yes Yes 1,000,000-1,500,000
Sun Quang Nam (+84) 2353-797-979 Yes Yes 1,000,000-1,300,000
Tien Sa Quang Nam (+84) 2363-797-979 Yes Yes 1,000,000-1,500,000
Note: The price can be changed depending on the time you book as well as the kind of taxi (4-seat or 7-seat)
2. The advantages of the taxi when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
The taxi driver system in Hoi An is very polite, civilized and never overcharge with foreign travelers. So you can convince in taxi system here and enjoy your trip. For some skeptical travels, you can take the city map to make sure that you will not be tricked. The maps always have hotline number of authorities, you can call conveniently if having some unexpected situation. The biggest advantage if you choose the taxi to go to Hue from Hoi An is saving time. Because it just takes about 2 hours for 126 km. Besides, comparing with other vehicles, the taxi is the best choice because of its mobility. You can catch the taxi and stop everywhere you want. Especially in some day with bad weather, the taxi can protect you and give you have a safe trip.
3. The disadvantages of the taxi when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
Among 5 ways to get to Hue from Hoi An, the taxi will be the most expensive way, it is about VND 1,000,000-1,500,000. For some travelers have not much money, the taxi will not be recommended. Besides, the language barriers will make you feel discouraged because some drivers, as well as sale man, cannot speak English or other languages. To make sure that you can have the perfect trip, you should learn just some Vietnamese sentences such as the name of the place you want to go, even bargain with the drivers. In some cases, the language barrier will create the difficulty when you communicate with the taxi driver.
II. GETTING FROM HUE TO HOI AN BY MOTORBIKE
Travel time: approximately 2 hours
Cost: VND 250,000- VND 350,000
1. How to rent a motorbike from Hoi An to Hue
The easiest way to rent a motorbike is asking your hotel’s reception because most of the hotels in Hoi An have the motorbike rental service for travelers. If not, there are many popular motorbike rental stores you can choose as follows:
Brands Address Phone number Note
Nhat Hau Hoi An (+84) 905-430-297
Mr. Vu Hoi An (+84) 985-005-113 Free shipping
Renting Motorbike Hoi An Nguyen Hoang Bus Station (+84) 969-205-219 Free shipping
Hidden Land Travel 35 Chu Van An (+84) 941-365-563 Free consulting
Good Car Company 229 Nguyen Van Thoai (+84) 906-408-040 Free shipping
Hoang Long 85A Ly Thai To (+84) 926-555-333
Bonus a little gasoline
2 standard helmet
Note: The price can be changed depending the day you book and the type of cars you choose. Some tips if you choose the motorbike for traveling from Hoi An to Hue
2. The advantages of the motorbike when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
Many travelers choose this type of transport because of its mobility. The travelers can stop immediately if they want to take a photo or even enjoy new place atmosphere. For some people who interest in the difficult road, the motorbike is a good choice. You can have more opportunities to explore more new places as well as yourselves. By talking with local people, you will gain more interesting experiences and broaden your knowledge. Besides, some unexpected circumstances such as out of gasoline, breaking brakes, etc. make you mature in a natural way. You will learn how to tackle the difficult problem by the flexible way.
3. The disadvantages of the motorbike when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
The long distance is a disadvantage for some visitors they don’t have enough the health to afford, especially for some team having kids or children. Besides, the driver must understand the Vietnamese road laws being different from other countries. Moreover, the procedure to rent a motorbike is sometimes sophisticated, you should notice if you don’t want to be tricked. To guarantee your right, please make a contract before taking a motorbike.
III. GETTING FROM HOI AN TO HUE BY PRIVATE CAR
Travel time: approximately 2 hours
Cost: VND 1,800,000-4,500,000
The distance from Hoi An to Hue is about 126 km, you should consider carefully before choosing the private car to travel because of its distance.
1. How to rent a car from Hoi An to Hue
There are several brands in Hoi An you can choose, you can see more detail below:
Brands Contact 4 seats
Da Giang (+84) 905 611 211
+(84) 906 100 044
(+84) 2363 550 022
(+84) 2363 946 464
(+84) 2363 946 788
1,500,000 1,700,000 1,750,000 1,800,000 2,600,000 2,700,000 3,600,000 4,500,000
Vu Khoa (+84) 906 150 001
(+84) 905 449 544
(+84) 979 165 101
1,700,000 2,000,000 2,300,000-2,500,000 3,400,000-3,600,000 3,800,000-4,000,000 4,800,000-5,000,000
Hoi An rental (+84) 166 447 6789
1,700,000 2,000,000 2,300,000 3,400,000 3,800,000 4,800,000
Tuan Linh Travel (+84) 422 168 007
(+84) 4362 768 866
(+84) 166 254 5992
1,800,000 2,000,000-2,200,000 2,500,000 Eagle Toursist email@example.com
(+84) 942 318 118
(+84) 914 510 246
2,000,000 2,200,000 2,400,000 3,500,000 4,000,000 4,500,000
- The price above can be changed depending on the time you book, you should contact and negotiate with the leader of these brands to save the time of both you and the car owners.
- You should consider other costs such as gasoline, tolls, even maintenance, etc.
- Besides, you should notice the deposit that is different among some brands.
2. The advantages of the car when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
This means of transport allow you drive more actively, you can stop wherever you want to enjoy a large number of landscapes along your road. Besides, you and your partner will have the interesting time together, more adventurous and have more unique experiences that other vehicles cannot bring for you. Especially, if your team have many people, this type should be considered, you can have the comfortable place to enjoy your trip without interrupting of other strangers.
3. The disadvantages of the car when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
The biggest disadvantage of this vehicle is the price, comparing with other vehicles, this kind is the most expensive. To whose have no much money, you should consider other means of transport such as train or shuttle bus.
Moreover, the driving is not easy for foreign travelers because of the lack of knowledge about Vietnamese road laws. It seems to be dangerous if your team has children.
IV. GETTING FROM HOI AN TO HUE BY SHUTTE BUS – THE CHEAPEST WAY
Travel time: approximately 4 hours
Cost: VND 80.000-130.000
If you do not have much money, traveling from Hoi An to Hue by shuttle is a good idea. The price is cheapest when comparing with other vehicles. I will give you more detail about some brands of the shuttle bus below:
1.How to book the shuttle bus from Hoi An to Hue
Brand Time and place start Time and place finish Detail Price
Hue Tourist 7:00
KT Travel Hue 13:30
Hoi An Office
Hanh Cafe 7:30
Hoi An City
Hoi An City
The Sinh Tourist
12:30 Hue 39 beds
TM Camel 13:00
Hoi An Office
2. The advantages of shuttle bus when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
When we mention about advantages of this vehicle, you have to mention about the tickets’ price. It is the cheapest way if you want to travel from Hoi An to Hue. Besides, the time start of this kind is very flexible with many turns every day from 7:00 to 16:00, so you yourselves can control the time of your trip. Moreover, you are easy to start the conversation with the local people in the car and gain a lot of knowledge such as the local characteristics, their life opinion and their thinking bringing for you unforgettable memories.
3. The disadvantages of shuttle bus when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
Different from the taxi, the shuttle bus has some permanent stops, you have to go there in time to make sure that you will not miss your turn. In some cases, the travelers are overloaded, you cannot follow your schedule anymore and have to change depending on the next turn. Moreover, the language barriers will make your trip become more difficult because neither driver nor sale man can understand what you say and your purposes.
Time-consuming is another reason make many travelers do not choose the shuttle bus. It takes about 4 hours to transfer- the longest time among 5 vehicles.
4. Some tips you should consider if you want to travel by the shuttle bus.
The first thing is the tickets booking. In normal circumstances, the shuttle bus can serve all the travelers, but in some cases, you miss your turns because of visitors overloaded. Therefore, you should book the tickets before at least 1 day by calling for the phone number of the shuttle bus management that I mentioned above.
Secondly, your luggage will be put into the specific place for the luggage, it can lead to a chaos and your luggage is easy to be lost. You should notice carefully and put the important documents such as passport, identity card, driving license, etc. into your handbag.
Thirdly, you should wear convenient and comfortable clothes because of the long distance from Hoi An to Hue, the time you transfer is relatively long, about 4 hours.
V. GETTING FROM HOI AN TO HUE BY TRAIN – THE TRADITIONAL WAY
Travel time: approximately 3 hours
Cost: VND 75,000-120,000 + 25,000-220,000 transfers
Actually, there is no train going directly from Hoi An to Hue, you must divide into 2 routes, Hoi An – Da Nang and Da Nang to Hue by train.
1. How to travel from Hoi An To Da Nang
The distance between Hoi An and Da Nang is about 40 km, it is relatively short so you can travel to Da Nang from Hoi An by several ways such as taxi, bus, private vehicle. We will give you more detail for each means of transports below:
a, How to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang by the taxi:
There are many taxi brands in Hoi An mentioned above, you can call the brands’ phone numbers directly or catch the car on the road where you in. The price for each turn is about VND 150,000-220,000 depending on your time you book or the number of travels in your group.
Some tips if you use the taxi to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang
Forgetting luggage or personal belongings such as electrical items, purses, briefcases, etc. on public vehicles such as taxis are relatively frequent.
b, How to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang by bus
Many travelers choose the bus to get to Da Nang from Hoi An for several reasons. The first is the bus tickets is very cheap when comparing with other vehicles using to travel to Da Nang from Hoi An, it is about VND 25,000. Secondly, every day, there are a lot of turns from 5:30 to 17:30 with 20 minutes for each turn, the visitors can control their schedules by their own way. Thirdly, the travels are very easy to catch the bus because there are many bus stops: Hoi An bus station (Hoi An Shipping & Tourism Cooperative) – Le Van Hien – Ngu Hanh Son – Nguyen Van Troi Bridge – Bach Dang – Phan Dinh Phung – Yen Bai – Le Duan – Dien Bien Phu – Ton Duc Thang – Da Nang City Bus Station. If you feel confused and have any question, please call directly to the bus station in Hoi An: (+84) 2353 861 240
Some tips if you choose the bus to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang
c, Using private motorbike when traveling from Hoi An to Da Nang
Renting the private motorbike is relatively cheap. It is about VND 80,000-200,000 per day, depending on the type of motorbike you use and your negotiation. This is the best vehicle that many travelers choose to travel because of its mobility. You will have more opportunities to enjoy several landscapes along the way you drive, you can stop wherever you want to take a photo. There are many stores you can rent a motorbike, you can ask the local people to find the suitable store or consider some brands I mentioned above.
Some tips if you want to rent a private motorbike
2. How to travel from Da Nang to Hue by train
The distance from Da Nang to Hue is about 103 km, and you will spend 2,5 hours to travel by train. There are many trains as well as the type of seats you can choose. The price is about VND 75,000- VND 120,000, which is cheaper than using the taxi. You can consider this means of transport to travel from Da Nang to Hue. You can get more details as follows below:
Name Departure time Arrival time Soft chair
SE6 3:04 5:33 75,000-80,000 80,000-120,000
SE22 6:41 10:04 75,000-80,000 80,000-120,000
SE10 9:25 12:33 75,000-80,000 80,000-120,000
SE2 12:46 15:23 75,000-80,000 80,000-120,000
SE4 14:13 16:39 75,000-80,000 80,000-120,000
SE20 18:55 21:25 75,000-80,000 80,000-120,000
SE8 22:59 01:28 75,000-80,000 80,000-120,000
- The price can be changed depending on the day you book
- To purchase the train tickets online, you can access the website dsvn.vn or you can call directly: (+84) 1900 6469
- If you want to book ticket offline, please go to the train station at 791 Hai Phong Street, Tam Thuan Ward, Thanh Khe, Da Nang.
Some tips if you choose the train to travel from Da Nang to Hue
3. The advantages of the train when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
The time is very flexible, there are 6 turns every day, so you can choose the train suitable for your schedule. The average speed of the train is also an advantage. The longer the travel is, the more experience you get like several landscapes along the road. Besides, the train tickets are relatively cheap and stable. In some circumstances such as holiday, the prices may change but will return the old price when the holiday pass. Moreover, the trains are quite safe. Because they run on specific lines, the risk of the accident of this vehicle is almost non-existent. So you can enjoy your trip and no worries about the transfer.
4. The disadvantages of the train when traveling from Hoi An to Hue
Time-consuming becomes a disadvantage of this means of transport, it will take about 2,5 hours, more than other vehicles. If you don’t have much time, the train is not considered. Besides, the trains have no flexible stop like shuttle bus and taxi, you have to go directly the train station in time if you don’t want to miss your turn. Another cost that few travelers notice is the price when you move from train station to the place you want to visit and vice-versa.
VI. HOW TO CHOOSE SUITABLE MEANS OF TRANSPORT FROM HOI AN TO HUE
1. What is your budget?
Finance is a key factor for every trip because all of your activities based on your money you have. In case you don’t have much money, you should consider traveling by shuttle bus instead of the taxi or the private vehicles. You should also consider other activities which need more money than the transportation. If you have a lot of money, you can choose any vehicles being suitable for your demands. The taxi can be a good idea because of its mobility, you can confer with the drivers if you want to stop in many places, you can believe in the driver in Hoi An since the local people here are very friendly and truthful.
2. Who do you go with?
The partners are also a key factor if you want to have an interesting trip, if your team like adventurous, the private vehicles are the best choice, you will have more opportunities to experience, challenge and explore your ability. On the other hand, if your team has children, using private motorbike is not considered. Because it is too dangerous for you-foreign travelers and your children – vulnerable people. You should consider traveling by train if your finance is limited, or by taxi if you have enough money. The size of the group also affects your decision. If you have a large group, you should consider the train or shuttle bus, in this case, you are easy to go travel together. Besides, you should notice other members’ opinion, because they are different in characteristic, financial ability and demands as well.
3. How much luggage do you bring along?
The luggage seems to be not really related to your decision. In our opinion, you should notice that before choosing any means of transport. If your luggage is big and large, the train allows you can bring 20 kg luggage should be considered. The private motorbike, in this case, is not recommended because it will be a balk for your trip. If you want to travel by private motorbike, please remember that bringing your belongings as few as possible.
VII. THE BRIEF SUMMARY OF ALL VEHICLES
There are several ways to travel from Hoi An to Hue as I mentioned above, depending on your interests and demands, you can choose the suitable one. Finally, I will give you the overview of all vehicles to get Hue from Hoi An:
Comfortable & convenient Advantages Disadvantages
Taxi 2 hours 1,000,000-1,500,000 9/10 Time saving
High cost 2 hours 1,800,000-4,500,000 8/10 Time saving
Enjoy your trip
Private motorbike 2 hours 250,000-350,000 7/10 Time saving
Enjoy your trip
Enjoy your trip
Shuttle bus 4 hours 80,000-130,000 6/10 Convenient
Train 3 hours 75,000-120,000 + 25,000-220,000 transfers 8/10 Convenient