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3 ways to get to Hue, Vietnam

3 ways to get to Hue, Vietnam

3 ways to travel to Hue, Vietnam

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    1.   How to get to Hue, Vietnam

    a.   Getting to Hue by airplane – the fastest way to travel 

    Phu Bai International Airport is 15 kilometers from Hue City and takes about half an hour to get from the airport to downtown Hue. In the past, Phu Bai International Airport was chiefly used by the French and the Americans. But since 1975, it has been transformed to serve civilization's purpose. As featuring limited size, Phu Bai Airport is able to receive only medium-sized planes such as Airbus A320, and Boeing 747. Up to now, there have been 3 domestic airlines operating out of Phu Bai Airport including Vietnam Airline, VietJet Air, and Jetstar Pacific Airline. Here is information on direct domestic flights:

    Flight Route Airline Duration Total Flights Price
    Hanoi - Hue VietJetAir, Vietnam Airlines 1h 15m 8 non-stop flights/day VND 1,247,000 – VND 4,700,000
    Dalat - Hue Jetstar 1h 10m 3 non-stop flights/week VND 1,600,00 – VND 2,200,00
    Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat Jetstar, VietJetAir, Vietnam Airlines 1h 20m 28 non-stop flights/day VND 937,000 – VND 2,800,000

    Note: Price mentioned above is the price on the economy class flight. The prices can vary dramatically over time and it depends on the airline.

    From Da Nang, Nha Trang you also can visit Hue by airplane, but the flights can last from  4  to 5 hours since you have to transit in Noi Bai Airport or Tan Son Nhat Airport. In October 2005, Phu Bai International Airport officially received its first charter international flight which carried Austrian tourists from Luang Prabang, Laos and was operated by Austrian Airline. Up to know, there have been 2 non-stop international flight routes in Phu Bai Airport including Zunyi Xinzhou – Hue, Bangkok – Hue.To travel by airplane, you can book the online ticket from the website of the airline:
    Vietnam Airline:
    VietJet Air:
    Jetstar Pacific:
    Or from one of the most popular OTA:

    How to travel from Phu Bai Airport to Hue’s city?
    The cheapest way to travel from Phu Bai Airport to the center city is taking an airport bus which cost you from VND 30,000 to VND 40,000. If you have a lot of luggage, it’s better for you to take a taxi. The average price for a taxi ranges from VND 1200,000 to VND 250,000.

    Taxi Airport
    Tel: (+84) 243-200-2566
    Price: VND 150,000 (4-seat car), VND 190,000 (7-seat car)

    Shinny Taxi
    Tel: (+84) 126-677-7702
    Price: VND 40,000 – 150,000/pax (4-seat car)
    VND 40,000 – VND 170,000/pax (5-seat car)
    VND 30,000 – VND 200,000/pax (7-seat car)

    Phu Bai International Airport (PIA)

    Address: Group 08, Phu Bai Ward, Huong Thuy District 
    Tel: (+84) 54-386-1131
    Fax: (+84) 54-386-1131

    b. Getting to Hue by train –The most interesting way to travel

    Hue Railway Station lays on the main North-South Railway. Constructed by the French colonial authorities during the French Indochina period, Hue Railway Station is considered one of the most beautiful stations in Vietnam. Nowadays, Hue Railway Station handles passenger and cargo transportation from the North to the South and is an important transit point of the Center of Vietnam.

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    Train Route Departure Time Duration Price
    Hanoi – Hue 06:00; 09:00, 19:30, 20:05, 20:10, 22:00 12 hours Hard seat: from VND 892,000 Soft seat: from VND 952,000 Hard berth: from VND 1,000,000 Soft berth: from VND 1,352,000
    Ho Chi Minh – Hue 06:00; 09:00, 12:05, 09:30, 22:00 20 hours Hard seat: from VND 1,003,000 Soft seat: from VND 1,137,000 Hard berth: from VND 1,517,000 Soft berth: from VND 1,694,000
    Nha Trang - Hue 03:21, 05:00, 13:26. 16:29, 19:54 11 hours Hard seat: from VND 735,000 Soft seat: from VND 892,000 Hard berth: from VND 1,070,000 Soft berth: from VND 1,137,000
    Danang - Hue 03:02, 12:46, 14:13, 22:59 2.5 hours Hard seat: from VND 356,000 Soft seat: from VND 423,000 Hard berth: from VND 519,000 Soft berth: from VND 590,000
    Vinh - Hue 01:41, 03:32, 12:08, 15:11 7 hours Hard seat: from VND 624,000 Soft seat: from VND 691,000 Hard berth: from VND 780,000 Soft berth: from VND 825,000

    To get more information of other train route and book the tickets, you can visit or Alternatively, you can purchase tickets from the ticket booths at the city train stations, which is often cheaper. Sometimes it can help you to save up to 25%.  However, you might face the risk of running out of tickets. Therefore, it’s better to book in advance.

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    Hue Railway Station

    Address: No. 2 Bui Thi Xuan Street
    Tel: (+84) 543-822-175
    Ticket Hours: 7:30 – 19:30  

    c. Getting to Hue by open bus – The cheapest way to travel
    There is no doubt that getting to Hue by open buses is the cheapest way. Since thí city is a popular destination in Central Vietnam, there is a considerable number of bus operators. That’s why you will have a lot of choices and able to travel to Hue at any times. There are two bus stations in Hue including The Northern Bus Station connecting to the Northern regions of Vietnam and The Southern Bus Station connecting to North Vietnam.

    The Northern Bus Station
    Address: An Hoa Ward, Hue City
    Tel: (+84) 54-352-2716
    Opening hours: Always open

    Bus Route Duration Bus Operator Price
    Hanoi – Hue 12- 14 hours KIM Tour, Hoang Long, The Sinh Tourist VND 530,000
    Vinh – Hue 8 hours BaoYen VND 150,000
    Dong Hoi – Hue 4 hours Eagle Tourist VND 180,000
    Hai Phong – Hue 14 hours Hoang Long VND 560,000

    The Southern  Bus Station
    Address: No. 97 An Duong Vuong Street, Thuy An Ward, Hue City
    Tel: (+84) 54-382-3817 or (+84)-54-382-5070
    Opening hours: Always open

    Bus Route Duration Bus Operator Price
    Ho Chi Minh City  – Hue 22 hours Hoang Long VND 440,000
    Dalat – Hue 17 hours Phuong Trang VND 330,000
    Quy Nhon – Hue 14 hours Hoang Long VND 560,000
    Nha Trang – Hue 16 hours TM Camel VND 460,000
    Danang – Hue 2 hours Eagle Tourist VND 79,000 – VND 180,000

    Here are some reliable bus operators:

    KIM Tour – Sleeper Bus Vietnam
    Office in Hanoi: No. 74 Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
    Tel: (+84) 43-993-5766
    Office in Hoi An: No. 197 Tran Duy Hieu Street, Hoi An
    Tel: (+84) 510-392-4968
    Hotline: (+84) 942-006-888
    Office in Ho Chi Minh City: No. 38 Bui Vien Street, District 01, Ho Chi Minh City
    Tel: (+84) 942-006-888

    Hoang Long Bus Operator
    Tel: (+84) 225-392-0920

    Phuong Trang Bus (Fu-ta Bus)
    Tel: (+84) 28-3838-6852
    Booking Hotline: 1900 6067

    The Sinh Tourist
    Address 1: No. 246 – 248 De Tham Street, District 01, Ho Chi Minh City
    Tel:  (+84) 28-3838-9593
    Fax: (+84) 28-3836-9322
    Booking Hotline: (+84) 28-3838-9597

    Bao Yen Bus Operator
    Pick-up Place: Vinh Bus Station, No. 07 Le Loi Street, Vinh City, Nghe An Province
    Address: Vinh Bus Station, No. 07 Le Loi Street, Vinh City, Nghe An Province
    Tel: (+84) 234-388-8555

    Eagle Tourist
    Tel: (+84) 942-318-118

    TM Camel
    Address: No. 18A Tran Hung Dao Street, Nha Trang City
    Tel: (+84) 935-332-388

    To get more information and book the ticket, you can visit Alternatively, you can book the ticket on the website of the bus operator.

    22 Jan 2020
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