3 ways transfer from Hoi an to Dong Hoi or Phong Nha

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After visiting Hoi An ancient town, where is your next destination?  I make sure that you are planning to the north go to Hue or Phong Nha town. Here is the popular transport that you can choose to go there. We give some recommendations to transfer from Hoian to Hue here: how transfer from Hoian to Hue or vice versa?

How about Phong Nha town? Now we list 3 ways how to transfer from Hoian to Phong Nha town/ cave

Please be aware that all suggested bus, train companies, and their agencies, operate entirely independently of Hura Cars. The following information is given in good faith, and Hura Cars team accepts no responsibility for the service provided by any other company. These information is update in Mar 2019, some info is changed and you must contact direct to bus/ train company to get exact information.

  • Hoi An to Phong Nha by Bus

From Hoi An to Phong Nha by local bus, you can catch Nam Hà Bus. This bus starts from parking Area at opposite to Hoi An Theatre – 548 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An at 9h00 in the morning. They will transfer to Da Nang Bus Station (Bến xe Trung tâm Đà Nẵng) for 2-3 hours before going to Phong Nha at 1:00 PM.

Easier, you can catch the yellow bus from Hoi An to Danang, about 30.000 vnd/ person to Danang bus station then catch a bus to Phong Nha. Next, from Da Nang, there is Hanh Luyen Bus which leaves Da Nang Bus Station at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  And keep your eye with luggage and chose the right bus, not follow anyone. Some people talk you that, their bus goes to the north and you can stop in Quang Binh. Remember, they can leave on the way AH1, in Quang Binh province, you have to catch a taxi or motorbike to go to Phong Nha.

If you are going from Hoi An to Phong Nha by open bus, there is Sinh café tourist – Camel Bus Travel departing for Phong Nha between 08:00 AM – 08:30 AM or 13h00 -13h30 from their office. It arrives into Hue city first, once there, you will be changed into a different bus and go to Hoi An.

You should choose the open bus, tourist bus… the staff can speak English, and they help you if having any trouble such as luggage, meal or water, and personal hygiene…

Other buses such as: Hung Thanh, Trekking, Minh Map bus… they only have a bus from Hue to Phong Nha, they not operate bus from Hoian to Phong Nha town

  • Hoi An to Phong Nha by train

Don’t try to find the train station in Hoi An. You will need to transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang first if you would like to travel by train.

How about going to Danang from Hoi An, you can read: “4 ways transfer between Hoi an and Danang”

You have toured in Phong Nha, it starts around 7h-8h00 from Dong Hoi city? And find the train arrive in that time. Please don’t, we recommend arriving the day before your tour if you are taking the train from Da Nang. This ensures that you have a good night’s sleep, and are not arriving too early in the morning. Almost, train in VN is delay 45- 60 mins more.

From Dong Hoi, you will need to book an additional transfer to Phong Nha town by local taxi about 650.000 vnd/ way/ sedan

Train No Departs Arrives
SE3 07:40 13:00
SE2 12:46 18:30
SE4 14:13 19:30

You can check the train schedule via the Vietnam Railway website http://dsvn.vn or book on some OTA to find train tickets in advance.

  • Hoi An to Phong Nha by private car transfer

Huracars team is happy to offer you a private transfer from Hoi An to Phong Nha or vice versa.

We have cars from the compact car for a small group to a large group of 12 people. Please indicate the number of passengers when booking a private transfer with us.

On the way from Hoian to Phong Nha, we will drive through Hai Van pass (Sea-Cloud pass), a shortstop in Lap An lagoon. Next, we stop in Hien Luong bridge, Ben Hai River (the border of Vietnam in the war) the go-to Phong Nha or Dong Hoi city, we drop you off at the hotel and finish the trip.

The distance between Hoian and Phong Nha is about 650 km and it takes us about 6-7 hours driving. Using our car transfer services, you can choose time departure.

You can see our offer here:

If you have any questions regarding transfers or need help on deciding your best means of transportation before, or after, please do not hesitate to contact our team for their recommendations for your trip.

Vehicle Advantages Disadvantage Time Price group of 2
By train
  • Cheap
  • Book in advance
  • Online booking
  • Nonstop enroute
    have not tickets in Tet holiday or some national holiday
  • Transit 3 times (Hoi An to Da nang station (bus or car) – Dong Hoi Station (train) – Phong Nha (by bus or taxi)
Update above 50 – 70 usd for 2 people
By open bus
  • Cheap
  • Book in advance
  • Online booking
  • High rate in Tet holiday or no ticket
  • Pick-up, drop-off bus station
  • Nonstop
  • 1 bus schedule/ day
  • arrive late 21h00
 13h00 30 usd for 2
By local bus Cheap if you can speak Vietnamese


  • No tickets in Tet holiday, use 3-time transit (Hoi an to Danang, Danang to Dong Hoi city, Dong Hoi to Phong Nha)
  • Can not book in advance
  • stop to pick-up guest on the way
13h00 – 14h00 60 – 65 usd for 2
Private car
  • Safety
  • Pick-up, drop-off hotel in Hoian and Phong Nha
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Travel insurance
  • Stop en route



·         Time flexible


140 USD for 2 people