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Which is the best way to travel from Hoi An to Hue?
Traveling to central Vietnam, a lot of first time visitors have the same question. Which is the best way to travel from Hoi An to Hue?
As you know, The Hoi An to Hue distance is just 140 km and it takes roughly 3 hours to get to Hue from Hoi An. The way from Hoi An to Hue is voted as the most beautiful coastal road in Vietnam. Hue and Hoi An are the famous cities and known as the must-visit destinations in Vietnam and in the World.
In addition, when traveling from Hoi An to Hue, travelers will have a chance to enjoy famous attractions such as the Marble Mountains, My Khe Beach; Ling Ung Pagoda Da Nang, Hai Van Pass; Lang Co Beach as well as the Elephant Springs.
When traveling from Hoi An to Hue, there are a lot of kinds of transportations that you can choose. Each has its own advantage and disadvantage, so in this article; we will share the best ways to travel from Hoi An to Hue. This is the best reference for you to choose the best option. Each way has varied in duration, price ranges; itineraries, and comfort so make sure you get which is best to you, as this is a journey of life!
TRAVELING FROM HOI AN TO HUE BY TRAIN
Another common choice for those who would like to travel from Hoi An to Hue is by train. As you know there is no Hoi An to Hue Train so you have to take a taxi to Da Nang train station first then take a train from Da Nang to Hue. Taking a local bus to Danang costs only VND 20,000 ($1USD), but it takes up to 90 minutes. Taking a taxi will cost VND 300,000 ($15USD) and it takes around 40 minutes. If you have a lot of time, this is a good way to travel from Hoi An to Hue!
Hoi An to Hue train is a great option for people who want to experience the beautiful views of Central Vietnam because it takes a different road to buses or cars. The train ride from Danang to Hue is wonderful for people who love capturing photos; as well as having the opportunity to rub shoulders with the locals and enjoy the local rural living on both sides of the railway.
How to book: You can book the train tickets at your hotel receptions, at travel agencies, or booking online as well.
The Cost: The train from Hoi An to Hue tickets and vice versa costs from VND 60,000 ($3USD). You also can choose hard seats or soft seats with A/C or not.
Travel tips: Trains to Hue from Da Nang is almost hourly, If you would like to visit Da Nang, go to My Khe beach or visit some famous attractions, you should take the mid-afternoon train.
Advantages: It is cheap, quick, and more options to choose, more chances to enjoy the views.
Disadvantages: It has no privacy, no sightseeing stops, less comfortable than other options and you could not choose the departure time.
TRAVELING FROM HOI AN TO HUE BY BUS
Travel from Hoi An to Hue by bus is one of the popular options that a lot of people choose. This option is pretty common for people who have a small budget or would like to arrive quickly without visiting places along the way. The Hoi An to Hue bus takes approximately 3 hours. It is the ideal option for those who don’t care much about comfort and beautiful places along the way. However, We don’t recommend this option for people who love beautiful views and sceneries. The Hoi An to Hue bus runs twice a day, at 8:15 am and 1:30 pm. Please remember that the bus does not go over the Hai Van Pass. It goes through the Hai Van tunnel which reduces the time to Hue approximately 30 minutes.
How to book: It is easy to book online, or you can book via your hotel receptionists or through the travel agent offices. There are some transportation companies are the Sinh Tourist; Camel Travel, Hung Thanh Bus, Futa Bus, Hanh cafe, etc. You can go directly to their websites to book.
The cost: The price of the bus service is around VND 120,000 (around USD 6).
Advantages: It is very cheap, quick and direct.
Disadvantages: It has no privacy, no sightseeing; Less comfortable than other options and you could not choose the departure time.
TRAVELING FROM HOI AN TO HUE BY MOTORBIKE
Hoi An to Hue by motorbike is a popular choice for that some people who would like to be free and enjoy the road air, the views. Moreover, this option is great for people who would like to conquer the most beautiful and dangerous pass road in Vietnam! This option takes longer than the other options.
As you know, all motorbikes or scooters cannot go through the Hai Van tunnel so you have to go over the Hai Van Pass. The Hai Van Pass is one of the most wonderful pass roads in Vietnam; voted by Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear as “a deserted ribbon of perfection“. One of the best coastal roads in the world”. You can rent or book Hoi An to Hue motorbike tour. The 2 options are great and based on your level of experience in driving motorbikes. You can drive by yourself or ask for the easy riders by booking motorbike tours.
How to book: You can book a motorbike tour or rent a scooter/ motorbike at your hotel receptionists. The itinerary is various so you should learn the best option to enjoy the ride.
The Cost: Hoi An to Hue motorbike rent one-way where your luggage will be taken for begins from VND 650,000 ($26USD) depending on companies. Please remember that it doesn’t include petrol. To have a great trip, you have to add VND 50,000-150,000 petrol. Organized a motorbike group tour normally costs around VND 800,000-1,000,000 per person ($40-50USD).
Duration: It will take around 3.5 hours to get to Hue by motorbike (go over the Hai Van Pass). It will take around 6-10 hours depends on the stops and the time you spend in each place.
Advantages: You can completely control your own itinerary, freely stop to enjoy the views along the way.
Disadvantages: It is pretty expensive and not suitable for the rainy days, as well as the danger of Vietnam’s traffic.
TRAVELING FROM HOI AN TO HUE BY CAR
Hoi An to Hue by private car nowadays has become the most popular option that a lot of tourists choose. Traveling from Hoi An to Hue or Hue to Hoi An is a great option because of its flexibility of your itinerary whilst also providing the comfort and privacy that other transportations do not offer.
Travel from Hoi An to Hue by car, you can choose the departure time, as well as tailor-made your own sightseeing places along the way. Moreover, we always offer a private car transfer with an English-speaking driver who can help you all you need in the journey. One of the advantages of traveling by private car is that you are the boss and the flexible itinerary included in the car price.
Moreover, book the private car, the price is per car, not per person and you will have your own privacy. This is the best and flexible option for all kind of people from the single, couple as well as the family. We also do have the baby seats if you request in advance.
The Cost: Hoi An to Hue by private car price is from VND 1,350,000 (roughly USD 59) for the Sedan 4 seat car! In our private car, everything is clear, with no hidden costs. We always listen to your ideas, respect your request, and willing to customize the itinerary following your request. We would support you 24/7 online via Whatsapp.
Duration: Normally it takes about 2.5 hours from Hoi An to Hue by car directly without sightseeing stops. And it takes around 6 hours to get to Hue from Hoi An if we visit beautiful places on the way such as Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass; Lap An Lagoon, and Lang Co Bay then, including a stop for lunch or coffee.
Advantages: You can completely control your own itinerary, time; freely stop to enjoy the views along the way, safe, convenient, and suitable to all kinds of weather.
Disadvantages: Pretty expensive for solo travelers.