How to book train from Hue to Da Nang and Hoi An

Many traveller ask us about trains between Hue and Hoi An or Da Nang. For clearly, we will list the main question that our customer ask us about transfer from Hue to Hoi An by train by this article

Does Hoi An town have a train station?

Hoi An ancient town has no airport… You can hire a private car from the neighboring city of Da Nang, which does have an international airport with daily flights from Ha Noi, Sai Gon, Nha Trang, Can Tho, and other large cities of Vietnam. 

And no railway station either in Hoi An. You can drop in Da Nang trains station then go to Hoi An by car or motorbike.

How do I get from Hue to Hoi An by train? 

Yes, you can, but it a little bit tired. As we mentioned above, no train station in Hoi An so you can not go direct from Hue to Hoi An by train. 

Many people who choose the train will have to buy the train ticket from Hue to Da Nang, and then take a taxi or private car from Da Nang to Hoi An

The cities of Hue and Hoi An or Da Nang are part of the popular destination route in Central Vietnam. When traveling between Hoi An and Hue, you have many vehicle options to choose from Hoi An to Hue, and of course, the train is one of most transportation that many travelers want to choose because of cheap price. This article presents “how to get from Hue to Hoi An by train or Hue to Danang?”

Train from Hue to Da Nang in Hai Van moutain range

DISTANCE BETWEEN DA NANG AND HUE

Distance between Da Nang train station and Hue station is about 110 km and therefore the average time of the journey is from 2 hours 30 mins to 3h30 mins, depending on the train. Traveling by train from Da Nang to Hue is often delayed, which is that the biggest drawback of this transportation.

However, the time of travel depends on the mean of transportation you select. Especially, traveling Hue to Da Nang by private car is that the fastest way because it takes only 2 hours.

You can book a private car transfer from Hue to Danang via Hai Van pass with Hura Cars team 

Danang railway station
Da Nang Railway Station: 791 Hải Phòng, Tam Thuận, Thanh Khê, Đà Nẵng

With the convenience and wide choice of departure times as well because the experience that brings this manner of traveling, taking a train from Da Nang to Hue is preferred by many travelers. The train is a safe and economical way to travel between Da Nang and Hue.

However, the positive point is that trains are the safest way to explore travel in Vietnam. When taking a train, you get a comfortable seat with the cool air-conditioned carriage and have the freedom to admire the wonder through the big glass windows. The route between Da Nang and Hue is actually impressive as you’ll see the Truong Son range of mountains, the spectacular Hai Van Pass, and also the blue sea of Lang Co Bay and Lap An Lagoon.

We did the trip from Da Nang to Hue by train recently and loved our travel experience, but you will miss the Hai Van Gate or drink a cup of coffee at the view of Da Nang bay

Train Ticket Price

The train ticket for a trip from Hue to Da Nang costs from 65.000 – 525.000 vnd/ person/ way, depending on the train and seat type (hard seat, soft seat or soft bed in cabin).

Train Schedule between Hue and Danang 

Trains from Da Nang to Hue depart daily and there are 6 trains per day serving this route: SE2, SE4, SE6, SE20, SE22, and TN2. 

Depart from Da Nang to Hue (updated June 2021)

No of train Depart from Hue Arrive Da Nang Duration Hard seat – soft bed
SE2 13h55 16h25 2h45m 125-265k
SE4 12h50 15h25 2h30m 65-155k
SE6 2h30 4h55 2h30m 80-170k
SE8 22h05 1h35 3h30m 100-170k
SE20 18h45 21h30 2h45m 115-245k
SE22 06h30 10h15 3h30m 65-175k
SE10 10h05 13h00 3 hours 105-205k

Depart from Hue to Da Nang station

No of train Depart from Hue Arrive Da Nang Duration Hard seat – soft seat
SE9 4h55 7h35 2h40m 55-165k
SE21 7h00 9h45 2h45m 70-175k
SE3 8h45 11h15 2h30m 155-200k
SE19 9h30 12h30 3h 120-190k
SE1 11h00 13h30 2h30m 155-525k
SE7 20h00 22h30 2h30m 120-180k
SE5 22h30 1h00 2h30 110-170k
Tickets counter and waiting room – Hue railways station

Where to buy train tickets?

You can buy train tickets for the trip from Hue to Da Nang at the following:

  • Buy online at: dsvn .vn
  • Buy online at Online Travel Agent

DISTANCE BETWEEN DA NANG AND HOI AN 

The distance from Da Nang to Hoi An is about 30km and it takes us 45 mins driving by private car. 

If you want to know more transportation from Da Nang train station to Hoi An town, please keep this we recommend at 5 ways transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An 

5 Best ways to Get from Da Nang to Hoi An

This is our suggestion about the most convenient and budget ways to travel between Da Nang and Hoi An Ancient town

THE DISTANCE FROM DA NANG TO HOI AN

From Da Nang to hoi An, it’s a short distance of 30 km ~ 18,6 miles and it takes us about 45 mins to 1 hour to transfer between two cities.

If you are already in Da Nang center or the International Airport, don’t hesitate to also go to Hoi An for a few days – that is our top recommended tourist city in the center of Vietnam. For each vehicle that we listed as below, you would go on either 1 in 4 following routes:

  1. Along the beach: follow Truong Sa Street (near Da Nang beach and visit Marble Moutain) to Vo Nguyen Giap / Lac Long Quan and turn to Hoi An City.
  2. Along the beach: from Danang center – go along Le Van Hien street, then visit Marble Mountain follow the road of Da Nang – Tran Dai Nghia – Hoi An province, about 30km to Hoi An.
  3. Along Da nang road the follow Nguyen Huu Tho – Vo Chi Cong street – Tran Dai Nghia – Dien Nam – Nguyen Tat Thanh – Hoi An ancient town
  4. Along highway 1 from Danang city – Vinh Dien – Le Quy Don – Hung Vuong (near Thanh Ha ceramic village) – Hoi An.

Here are 5 common ways to reach the ancient town of Hoi An city from Da Nang. Based on their pros and cons, you can decide on the most suitable means of transportation for your trip.

HOW TO GET FROM DA NANG TO HOI AN?

1. Da Nang to Hoi An by Private Car

► Booking: You can ask your hotel or the hotel that you book in Hoi An to find you a car rental service, of course, if you contact directly Hoi An private car company, the rate is cheaper. Depend on your group size and your budget, you can choose to rent a sedan (4 seat car), an SUV (7 seat car), or a Van (for a big group of 12 people)

Private Car transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An

► Duration: A private car will probably take you from Da Nang to hoi An in only 45 mins at most or more if you want to stop en route for visiting as we mention above (My Khe Beach, Marble Mountain). Just give the driver the address of your hotel in Danang, they will surely be able to find it right away, for convenience, give him your contact and he can call you.
We recommend booking a car with English speaking driver, they may be not good as a tour guide, but he can help you during the trip.

Vehicle SEDAN
Max 3 people
SUV/ MPV
Max 5 people
VAN
Max 12 people
Hue private car transfer
Da Nang to Hoi An 11 USD
250.000 vnd
15 USD
350.000
20 USD
450.000
Price quoted per car, not per person.

► Pros and cons: Private car is the number one option to get from Da Nang to Hoi An since it’s the most convenient and the fastest, also you can stop anywhere you like on the way, maybe for swimming in My Khe beach, taking photos in Marble Mountain, for a drink coffee or lunch. Although this is the most expensive option, sharing the cost with other people actually makes renting a private car worth it. Value for money.

>> Recommended: Car transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An

2. Grab Bike or Grab Car

► Booking: All you need to do is to download the app Grab or Go Jet on your phone and book a motorbike or a car.

► Duration: Just like the private car, a GrabCar will take you to Hoi An in about 45 mins. A motorbike might take you longer, around 1 hour.

► Cost:
GrabBike: 145.000VND ~ 5 USD
Grab Car: 376.000 d ~ 15 USD (4 seater) – 449.000 d ~ 20 USD (7 seater)

Grabcar
Grad Car or Grab Bike fee – Jun 2021 | From Da Nang airport to Hoi An Ancient town

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► Pros and cons: For solo travelers with a single backpack, the motorbike option (GrabBike) is extremely cheap and convenient. but travels with friends, is not a smart option.
For example, 2 bikes for 2 from Da Nang airport to Hoi An historic hotel, cost you 300.000 vnd. it seems more expensive than using a private car and not include insurance
However, these drivers – especially motorbike drivers -can go pretty fast sometimes, so you might want to bring your own helmet because they often only have low-quality helmets for the guests.
We are not recommended if you have big luggage. The rider may be canceled if they see you pack

3. Traditional Taxi

► Booking: If you don’t make a reservation or need a car as soon as possible you can call a traditional taxi instead. Taxis are available everywhere in Da Nang, and the most popular taxi companies that you should call are Mai Linh taxi, Vina Sun, Tien Sa, Vang Taxi.

Transfer between Da Nang to Hoi An by taxi

Duration: around 1 hour

Cost: around 350.000VND – 400.000VND (USD $15.00 to $18.00).

► Pros and cons: Traditional taxi is almost like renting a private car, so you can place stuff on the car, and the duration is short. However, you can not be able to stop taking photos, because of the taxi fee cost by distance, so it is a little bit higher than a private car, and some taxi drivers may go around to get more money from you. It is discomfort in person when we always see the speedometer

4. Public Bus

► Old bus: You can take bus number 1 which will take you directly from Da Nang and Hoi An, or the other way around. The bus departs every 30 minutes, starting from 5:30 AM to 6 PM every day. Yes, it is our suggestion in the article for a long time ago.

From Oct 2020, this bus does not go between Hoi An and Da Nang, it is stopped because of too old vehicles and no customers. You will catch 2 bus lines, from Hoi An to Danang outside the station, then catch another bus to go to Danang center.

Bus line: Hoi An station – Viet Han college (Trần Đại Nghĩa Str) – Hoi An station

Hoi An Bus

► New bus: today, you can use other buses to go around Da Nang city

From Da Nang center bus station 
Da Nang bus – Tôn Đức Thắng – Điện Biên Phủ – Hà Huy Tập – Hà Khê – Nguyễn Tất Thành – Ông Ích Khiêm – Lê Duẩn – Chi Lăng – Hùng Vương –Trần Phú – Trưng Nữ Vương – Núi Thành – Duy Tân – Cầu Trần Thị Lý – Ngũ Hành Sơn – Lê Văn Hiến – Trần Đại Nghĩa
From Le Van Hien bus stop to Da Nang center bus station 
Bus stop in Trần Đại Nghĩa – Lê Văn Hiến – Ngũ Hành Sơn – Cầu Trần Thị Lý – Duy Tân – Đường 2 Tháng 9 – Bạch Đằng – Hùng Vương – Chi Lăng – Lê Duẩn – Ông Ích Khiêm – Nguyễn Tất Thành – Hà Khê – Hà Huy Tập – Điện Biên Phủ – Tôn Đức Thắng – Da Nang

Da Nang city bus

► Duration: about 1:30 ~ 2 hours/ trip depend on time

► Price without big luggage: 18.000 d/ person but in the fact, the forgeiner must pay 30.000 d/ ticket. If you have big luggage cost 50.000 vnd.

Tips: the price is often printed on the window of the bus, but the foreigner must pay that price to make sure that you arrive at Hoi An center, not halfway, and continue to walk.

Da Nang new city bus

► Pros and cons: This is the cheapest way to get from Da Nang to hoi An, and the duration is not too long, we can accept if you are not rush. However, you won’t have much space to store your stuff since there might be many people on the bus (but there might be very few people).
There’s no online ticket available for buses in Vietnam.
Another downside of taking the public bus is that the bus stop is about two miles from Da Nang airport, so you will need to take a taxi there anyway.
We do not recommend catch a bus to go to the airport.

5. Rent a Motorbike

► Booking: You can easily rent a motorbike in Da Nang. 2 motorbike rental services that you can reliably book are:

  • Truong Dat motorbike rental: +84 969 722 744
  • Lê Trường motorbike rental: +84 981 331 331
  • Da nang easy rider
Easily rent a motorbike in Da Nang at a small cost

► Duration: up to you

► Cost: about 100.000 – 150.000 VND/day, and you can get a discount if you rent it for a longer period.

► Pros and cons: Travelling by motorbike is the best way to fully experience the beautiful coastline from Da Nang to Hoi An ancient, you can visit Marble Mountain, Monkey mountain on the East, and it’s also convenient. However, renting a motorbike will require you to put in a deposit (money or your luggage) and your passport card to ensure, so you should prepare a notarized copy of your passport in advance.
Also, the traffic in Vietnam may not be the same as in your country, it is a crazed experience if this is the first time traveling to Vietnam. It could be dangerous, so don’t try if you are not an experienced driver.

Above are the best 5 ways to travel from Da Nang to hoi An. We hope to have informed you sufficiently and hope that you will be able to find the most suitable means of travel for your trip. Finally, have a nice time in Vietnam!

Hura Car is a transport company based in Hue and Hoi An, if you need private car transfer services between Hoi An and Danang, don’t forget us.

Cam Thanh Water Coconut Forest- Hoi An

Hoi An not only offers tourists the charming beauty of the ancient town but also helps them emerge into the daily life of local farmers in rural villages around. Recently, Cam Thanh village has been a favorite spot for visitors because of its vast and beautiful water coconut palm forest. Earlier, it was used to be a base for the army and people of Hoi An in the two wars against the French and the American.

As a mangrove forest near the estuary of Cua Dai River, it has many types of seafood such as fishes, crabs, and shrimps. If taking a trip to the forest in the eighth month of the lunar calendar, you can pick ripe coconuts and enjoy them with their partners. After that, you can visit a small village situated in the forest. The villagers use coconut trees as materials for building houses and making tools. Besides, they can earn more money by selling products made from coconuts.Boat ride in Water-coconut Cam Thanh Village

How to get to Cam Thanh Water-coconut village?

It is located about 5 km from the southeast of the ancient town in the Hamlet 2 and 3 of Cam Thanh Commune.

  • By boat: You can take a boat along Thu Bon River to reach the village from Bach Dang Wharf or from wharves on Hoai River.
  • By taxi or private car transfer: It is convenient and cheap to take a taxi if you travel in a group. However, you should consider taking xe om to save money if you travel alone.
  • By bike or motorbike: You are recommended to rent a bike/motorbike to ride to the village. It is not difficult to find the way from the town center, but if you can’t, don’t mind asking local people for directions because people are very friendly and willing to give you specific instructions.Bike tour around Hoi An

What to do in Cam Thanh Village?

If you go with a group of friends, you can take a boat on the canal to enjoy the fresh nature and fun activities at a price of 50,000 dongs per person. However, the boat cannot go deeper into the water coconut jungle. Taking a bamboo basket boat is more convenient. The rental price of a boat is 150,000 dong and each can carry two adults and two children into small canals. With them, you can go into small canals, explore and get a spectacular insight into the palm forest.Sunset in coconut water forest hoian

Note: When you are there, many local people will offer you a ride by their bamboo basket boats. Remember that the price is 150,000 dong per boat so you have to bargain if they ask more.

During your trip around the forest, you can explore nature and take part in interesting activities such as catching fishes and trying rowing the unique boat.

After going back to the village, you may learn about the daily life of farmers and fishermen, join traditional singing performances with the villagers, learn how to make products from coconut leaves and enjoy tasting the local food.

Tips for your trip

You should visit the water coconut forest after 4 p.m. because it is not too hot at that time and you can see the sunset in the river that is very stunning and peaceful. Moreover, people who ride tourists on bamboo basket boats will not try to finish the tour soon because this is the last one in the day. If you are here in the morning, your tour will last only about 30 minutes and you cannot discover any corners of the forest.

If arriving at the village in the morning, you can order lunch at the houses of the villagers. All you need to do is to inform them about the number of people and the price of each portion. If not, you can have lunch at Rung Dua Restaurant near the wharf.
However, the price here is more expensive.Bay Mau coconut water

Visiting Cam Thanh will be an unforgettable experience for people who love traveling. Put it on your to-do list in Hoi An or you will regret not making the trip to the village.

Why you should book your Vietnam holiday in advance

All the advantages of being an early bird traveler…

Should you book your holiday early or at the last minute?  you may find yourself scratching your head about when to book this year’s trip, let alone your 2020 holidays, but if you’re looking for terrific deals, plenty of choices and great perks, you’ll want to plan well ahead.

Vietnam is a developing country, and deep culture, we have many activities in the lunar new year. This eve is time to back home town, all industry zone is closed, the bank, police, government office stop working more than 10 days, everyone back their hometown… and imagine what happens? HCM City, Hanoi the biggest city in Vietnam is empty, no traffic jams, nobody.

the lunar new year is on the same with your holiday Xmas and new year, so imaging: where will you eat? Where to play? who will serve? How to book a taxi or grab, rent a motorbike? All back home. Some people can not enough money, they still stay in the big city.

At this time, you don’t have many options, you can not choose a restaurant because they closed too. Find a Mcdonald, Lotte Mart, KFC, fast food? Oh no, it is not a holiday, you traveling Vietnam, you must try Vietnamese cuisine: Banh My, Pho, Special food… All bus tickets, train, flight, the tour is over the book… you will rent a motorbike. They close too. Terrible Vietnam. Sorry, don’t say that. You should book in advance for 2-3 months.

While last-minute holidays have their advantages, such as the excitement of spontaneity if you’re not fussed about where to go or stay, plus the chance to grab a late deal and save money on your travels, there are many reasons to book your 2020 holiday now. but it is not meaning in Vietnam on the lunar new year. You also pay double in these time with poor services, so that please don’t complaint anything, we are trying our best to serve but all good things is booked in advance

We spoke to top travel industry experts to hear their predictions for the year ahead and why travelers, in particular, can save money and avoid that last-minute stress by being an early bird booking

In fact, the largest travel association, recently found that one in four British people book their escapes in advance just to give themselves something to look forward to, with plenty of time to daydream about the new places they’ll discover, delicious Vietnam cuisine they’ll sample and that all-important time to relax.

Book early to grab good things

Holiday bookings made during the winter sales season allow you to grab an excellent early travel deal, offering the potential to save hundreds of pounds.

Travelers thinking about taking a trip during peak times, such as the school holidays or New Year’s, will definitely want to book as early as possible to take advantage of the most affordable flights and hotels.

Don’t miss out on once in a lifetime experiences

If you’ve always dreamed of seeing Lap An lagoon in the sunset or driving through Hai Van pass with breathing landscape in a nice car, the handsome driver explains for you all things in Vietnam and lifestyle.

Or you must stay at the hotel, no car, no motorbike, no bus and stay the whole day and can not move… or travel with a driver can not speak English, he uses a phone and googles translate while driving? and pay a double fee for this danger.

 If you’ve been dreaming of finally taking that trip to Hanoi, Hoi An or any city, there’s no better time to book it from now

Travel trip for visiting Vietnam on Tet Holidays:

  • Choose a high-quality bus company or Private car transfer services
  • Deal with the local taxi at the airport, they often request more when finishing the trip
  • Book train ticket, bus ticket or flight  2-3 month before the Tet holiday
  • Avoid traveling a week before and after the Tet holiday
  • Don’t complaint if you book at last minutes, it is not polite while the agent try to help you
  • Choose the different directions from the normal when you visit Vietnam on the Tet holiday.
  • Before Tet, travel from North to South (Hanoi to Saigon), After Tet, travel from South to North (Saigon to Hanoi). Transport is available and cheaper
  • Motorbike is a good way but also causes dangerous for you when you travel on Tet, the teenager go too fast and furious, It is red caution for the accident in this period
  • Book a tour in advance and confirm again before a week

How much and What is included in Bana hills ticket?

if you have a plan to Bana hills this time, and see the Bana hills ticket is too much, or just want to visit Golden bridge without a ticket. Let read more of this article and you have an answer.

Over 20 km from Danang city center, at the height of 1487 met from the sea level, Sun World Ba Na Hills is coined the “heaven on earth” due to its otherworldly natural landscape and spectacular climate.

How long is Ba Na Hills cable car?

At present (2020) Bana Hills has recorded is the longest cable car in the world with a total length of 5,04 km.
Besides that, the Ba Na Hills cable car in Da Nang has set many records:

  • The longest single-cable cable car system with a length of 5,7 km.
  • The cable car line has the largest difference between the lower and upper stations with a distance of ~1,3 km.
  • The cable car route has the longest length of an unconnected cable with a length of 11,5 km.
  • The cable car has the heaviest cable reel in the world with 141 tons.

How long does it take to go on Bana Hills Cable Car?

The duration is about 20-25 minutes to move from the lower station (Suoi Mo station) to the Marseille Station (Next to the Golden Bridge)

You are planning to Bana hills from Hoi An or Danang, but it seems Expensive Entrance ticket to Bana hills? And you change your plan? In my mind, the Bana hills ticket is cheaper than what you get?

With the price of Ba Na hill ticket for tourists is 750,000 VND (update in April 2020) visitors can admire “the road to the fairy scene”, a miniature Europe in the heart of central Vietnam, not need to go to the Euro to see the old village, come here and enjoy the cool climate, French village, it is really nice experience. In addition, you also visit the Wine Cellar of the French, check-in Tulip flower gardens where you see on television, or walking through Golden Bridge in the middle of the cloudy sky.

Things to do and see in Bana hills:

  • Walk to the peak of Chua Mountain and discover Ba Na Hills – the way to heaven
  • Take pics with a nice scene of mountain ranges, seas of clouds, Mơ waterfalls from the cable car
  • Explore its French Village, marvel at the architectural work of the French
  • Explore other magical attractions: Le Jardin Garden, Linh Ung Pagoda, and tea corner,…
  • Try advantage games for all ages in Fantasy Park, Alpine Coaster, Jura park

What are the Bana hills ticket – Bana Sun World?

Tickets in Bana hills  Adult Children
(1 – 1,4 met tall)
Baby
(<,1 met tall)
Bana hills ticket 750.000 600.000 Free
Danang people 450.000 350.000 Free
Arapang buffet ticket 225.000 115.000 Free
Korean/ East Asian Buffet 245.000 125.000 Free
Beer Plaza Buffet 250.000 125.000 Free
Wax Museum Ticket 100.000 Free Free

Note:

  • Children who stand over 1.4 m are subject to a grown-up ticket.
  • Children below 1m in height are exempt from ticket fare.

Bana hills Ticket for Danang people

You also see a Vietnamese buy ticket only 450.000 vnd, remember that they are Danang people and Bana hills – they have a special deal for them; the rest of VNese people can buy with that price.
When you travel with Danang people, what are the personal documents required for Danang local visitors to be let through?

  • For adults: ID card, passport, or household certificate enclosed with a photo tagged document such as a driver’s license.
  • For children: Children with birth certificates must be enclosed with ID cards of their escort parents, or with photo-tagged student cards, household certificates or passports.

What is included in 750.000 vnd for Bana hills ticket ?

  • Fares include entry ticket to the complex: Golden bridge, Fantasy park, Linh Ung pagoda, Nui Chua temple, Flower Garden, wine cellar, Noel Square, tea corner, church…
  • Fares include most games in Fantasy Park: 105 games and the Legendary Knight (tube slide); Hiking train to Debay Wine Cellar and entry to Le Jardin D’Amour gardens.
  • Exclude entry to the Wax Museum: VND 100,000/adult, Teddy bear grips, and Fantasy Park indoor sports.
  • Fares include tax 10% of VAT

How can I buy Bana hills ticket?

  • You can buy tickets at ticket courter in Bana
  • If you book with Huracars, our driver help you buy it, you won’t waste time waiting in the queue. We are Vietnamese, so we can communicate with the staff easily.
  • Online booking via the website: Banahills.sunworld .vn

Hura Cars also offer private transfer from Danang or Hoi An to Golden Bridge – Bana hills and back. You can see our offer here: Discover Golden Bridge, Bana hills trip from Danang/ Hoian

Or you can find more information “how to go to Bana hill” in our pre-article

Book a private car transfer from Danang or Hoi an to Bana hills

TRAVEL GUIDE FOR BANA HILLS:

  • With an altitude of 1500 met from the sea level, the weather in Bana hills is cool all year round with a temperature of 16 – 22C
  • One of the most interesting things in Bana Hills is you can feel 4 seasons in a day: the spring in the morning, summer at noon, autumn in the afternoon, and winter in the evening. If you want to avoid the crowned in the morning, you can stay overnight in Bana hills and have more space for yourself. Ex: selfie in Golden Bridge, relaxing in the pagoda…
  • The best time to visit Bana Hills to avoid the crowd is in the early morning, around 7:30 ( same as their opening time). 
  • From April – September is the is low season but it is the peak of the domestic season so that if you don’t waste more time for the long queue, you can start from Hoi An from 6h30 or Da Nang from 7h00
  • Or if you want to find a private space, you can visit Bana Hills in the day of mid-week or winter period from October to Feb.

Some notes when Ba Na hills cable car: 

  • Bana Hills able car operation time operates from 7:30 to 21:30 every day. But it í cut off 45 mins each after 17h00 – 21h30
  • You have to queue for a long time if you don’t buy tickets in advance. 
  • For taxi customers, you should book through the app instead of directly with the driver, you won’t pay extra for them. 
  • Visitors using a wheelchair can carry to a Cable car, but the vehicle must be wrapped to easily move on the cable car.
  • Not need to book a tour in the group or small group, your time is limit by the local guide and the tour guide doesn’t follow you whole trip. You can use the Map in this article to go around.
  • Bana Hills is very cool and windy at the peak, you should prepare a light jacket for your kids

3 ways transfer from Hoi an to Phong Nha

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 to transfer from Hoian to Hue or vice versa?

How about Phong Nha town? Now we list 3 ways how to transfer from Hoi an 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 on 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 in 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 Hoi an 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 Hoi an 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

Where to watch the final World Cup Match in Hoi An

We are going to the final match of the World Cup 2018. Now is the time for every football team to knock out each other and get the chance for a ticket to the final match.

Are you traveling to Hoi An and looking for a place to enjoy the world cup matches with friends? Even most of the shops in this lovely old town are close before midnight, we try to give you the best ideal places below. Here we go.

  1. Puku Cafe and sport bar

Address:  Lot 12, Lac Quan Street, Cua Dai Beach, Quang Nam

Located right beside the Cua Dai Beach, Puku is not only a nice place to hang out with friends for some beer, meeting other people but also a perfect place to chill out under the heat of summer.

watch world cup in hoi anLocated right beside the beach makes Puku looks so cool for an outside barbecue or a cold beer.

world cup in hoi anPuku provides an LCD screen on top of the bar. Open big door connect inside and outside spaces together makes it easier to watch your match whatever your seat is.

This sports bar serves till the noon of the next day so that you don’t have to worry about the closing time. Just enjoy the Final World cup match, fill your stomach and have much fun.

  1. 3 dragons restaurant bar

Address: 51 Phan Boi Chau, Cam Châu, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Being right in the ancient of Hoi An, beside the river, you can easily find out the bar without making any effort. Even it looks small, but this surely the best choice once you don’t have much time in town. Just walk and you would be there

Firstly it surprised me because of its look. Totally not look like a bar but any lovely shop in Hoi An. The only thing you can be sure the place for football fan is by the World Cup poster.

It looks bigger inside the bar than I think. They provided two big LCD screens to make it easier watching the football match when there are a lot of guesses.

One more surprising here, the bar located right beside the river. Once I found out this, I can be sure this surely my perfect place in Hoi An to hide away the heat of the tropical sun and World Cup atmosphere but can still watch my favorite sport with many friends.

A square which is opposite Hoi An church. They do have a big screen there. Don’t forget your beer.

  1. The Shamrock Hoi An

Address: 21 Nguyen Phuc Chu, Hoi An, Quang Nam

I must say, you can’t find out any other bar that looks more “Hoi An” than this pub. It’s hard to believe that this lovely old building can be a hanging spot to watch the modern sports game like football.

From outside, Shamrock looks cool with traditional lantern decoration. But inside is modernly equipped with four big screens for you to feel comfortable to watch your football with a group of friend.

There is live music every day in Shamrock. Enjoy your cold beer by the riverside under the lantern of Hoi An surely the nicest way to enjoy your trip. But once the World Cup match starts, everybody just concentrates to the screen instead.

The bar servers 24 hours per day so feel free to stay all night to have fun. I hope you don’t have any trouble with the Vietnamese language while watching this biggest sports competition in the world in Hoi An.

Above are some recommended places for your when the final World Cup Match is coming. I will be back with next articles about beautiful Vietnam. Hope you to have a nice holiday.

If you are finding how to tranfer between Hoi An and Da Nang, you can read more here: 4 ways transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An

Coffee Shops and Restaurants in Hoi An to see World Cup 2018

Are you being in Hoi An right now? Finding a place that you can hang out and watch world cup with a cold beer? Don’t worry, Vietnam is a country that there are a lot of football fans and it’s not so hard to find a bustling community to share your love of sport together.
To have more information about “World Cup Matches Schedule On Vietnamese Television” Please follow the website vtv.vn
In 2018, you need only a normal TV, turn vtv3 or vtv6 on. Below are some cool places can help you to catch up live stream with your favorite football match. Anyway, Hoi An is a small town that many shops would be closed before midnight. After midnight, I suggest staying in your accommodation to enjoy the football match instead.

Olivier Coffee

Address: 06 Hoang Dieu Street, Minh An, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Tripadvisor : https://goo.gl/9y8nHY

Just 1 minute away from “Banh My Phuong”, Olivier is surely on my top list. Provide free wifi and TV for you to freely connect with football fans in Hoi An.

Open architect, cleanliness, and quality of coffee are what make me felt into Olivier.


Simple but charming. Lovely seats make you feel so comfortable. The roof can be removed to bring natural light for the shop on the day


Up the second floor, balcony seat gives you a perfect view of ancient Hoi An.

The Filling Station Bar and Grill

Address: 253 Cua Dai, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam

tripadvisor : https://goo.gl/ciLMpH
20 minutes walking out of ancient Hoi An, “The Filling Station Bar and Grill” is where you can find out great BBQ and very lovely service for non-Asian one. The restaurant provides TV and pool games for entertaining. You can find something in common as burger or sandwich here.Located in a quiet area, this restaurant gives you a calm atmosphere with eco handwork architect.
Prepare BBQ by yourself. Being close to the beach, you can easily find fresh seafood from this restaurant.
There are varieties of beverages, coffee is surely strong.
The seats are comfortable, there are even two lovely doggies for the pet.

HI PHIN Coffee House

Address: 16 Tran Cao Van, Cam Pho, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Tripadvisor : https://goo.gl/MJTc6d
About 12 minutes walking away from “Chua Cau”. HI PHIN attracts a lot of young people with its minimalist decoration and modern architect.

HI PHIN Coffee House
This is a lovely street coffee modern shop in Ancient Hoi An

HI PHIN Coffee House
HI PHIN provides a soundproof room with cable TV. You can watch your favorite channel with a suitable cost.

HI PHIN Coffee House
Cozy atmosphere that makes you feel at home.

Coffee May

Address: 34 Tran Cao Van, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Also, another Coffee shop that about 12 minutes from “Chua Cau”. May offer fresh ordered a strong espresso. It’s a surprise for me to find out this place. The cost is quite cheap compared to espresso and the service is cool.
As a minimalist myself, I appreciate the decoration of this shop. There is not a single tacky thing here.
They provide 2 big cable TV. You can easily connect with a lot of young football fans and enjoy the bustling air of world cup.
One more thing I love from May is the art the give to each beverage.

CoCobana Cafe

Address: 16 Nguyễn Thái Học, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Việt Nam
This is a really really nice place. It takes about 20 minutes walking from ancient town, located in a quiet place. You can come here to watch a football match and enjoy fresh espresso.
It’s a nice place to visit. Even if it’s night or day, the small lake full of fish cool down the heat of the tropical weather.
The bridge makes you feel like being in an old oriental film school
This is the first time I see the coffee machine like this. It looks old but believes me, the coffee is nice and strong enough to make you up all night for your football match.

Above are some suggests not only for World Cup time but any time of the year if you are looking for a nice place for a strong coffee in Hoi An. I hope I gave you wise advice. Vietnam is a lovely country and coffee is everywhere. Each shop has its own taste of coffee that can make you have a new experience. Have a good trip!

NumberDateTimeMatchStadiumChannel
1June 14th20h30-00h30Russia-Arab SaudiLuzhniki MoscowVTV6 & VTV6 HD
2June 15th18h30-21h30 Group A
Egypt-Uruguay
EkaterinburgVTV6 & VTV6 HD
321h30-00h30Group B
Maroc-Iran
Saint PetersburgVTV6 & VTV6 HD
4June 16th0h30-3h30Group B
Portugal-Spain
Frisht SochiVTV3 & VTV3 HD
516h30-19h30Group C
France-Australia
KazanVTV6 & VTV6 HD
619h30-22h30Group D
Argentina-Ireland
Spartak MoscowVTV6 & VTV6 HD
722h30-01h30Group C
Peru-Denmark
Mordovia SaranskVTV6 & VTV6 HD
8June 17th00h30-03h30Group D
Croatia-Nigeria
KaliningradVTV3 & VTV3 HD
918h30-21h30Group E
Costa Rica-Serbia
SamaraVTV6 & VTV6 HD
1021h30-00h30Group F
Germany-Mexico
Luzhniki MoscowVTV6 & VTV6 HD
11June 18th00h30-03h30Group E
Brazil-Switzerland
Rostov
Rostov-on-Don
VTV3 & VTV3 HD
1218h30-21h30Group F
Korea-Sweden
Nizhny NovgorodVTV6 & VTV6 HD
1321h30-00h30Group G
Belgium-Panama
Frisht SochiVTV6 & VTV6 HD
14June 19th00h30-03h30Group G
Tunisia-England
VolgogradVTV3 & VTV3 HD
1518h30-21h30Group H
Colombia-Japan
Mordovia SaranskVTV6 & VTV6 HD
1621h30-00h30Group H
Poland-Senegal
Spartak MoscowVTV6 & VTV6 HD
17June 20th00h30-03h30Group A
Russia-Egypt
Saint PetersburgVTV3 & VTV3 HD
1818h30-21h30Group B
Portugal-Maroc
Luzhniki MoscowVTV6 & VTV6 HD
1921h30-00h30Group A
Uruguay-Arab Saudi
Rostov
Rostov-on-Don
VTV6 & VTV6 HD
20June 21st00h30-03h30Group B
Iran-Spain
KazanVTV3 & VTV3 HD
2118h30-21h30Group C
Denmark-Australia
SamaraVTV6 & VTV6 HD
2221h30-00h30Group C
France-Peru
EkaterinburgVTV6 & VTV6 HD
23June 22nd00h30-03h30Group D
Argentina-Croatia
Nizhny NovgorodVTV3 & VTV3 HD
2418h30-21h30Group E
Brazil-Costa Rica
Saint PetersburgVTV6 & VTV6 HD
2521h30-00h30Group D
Nigeria-Iceland
VolgogradVTV6 & VTV6 HD
26June 23rd00h30-03h30Group E
Serbia-Switzerland
KaliningradVTV3 & VTV3 HD
2718h30-21h30Group G
Belgium-Tunisia
Spartak MoscowVTV6 & VTV6 HD
2821h30-00h30Group F
Korea-Mexico
Frisht SochiVTV6 & VTV6 HD
29June 24th00h30-03h30Group F
Germany-Sweden
Frisht SochiVTV3 & VTV3 HD
3018h30-21h30Group G
England-Panama
Nizhny NovgorodVTV6 & VTV6 HD
3121h30-00h30Gorup H
Japan-Senegal
EkaterinburgVTV6 & VTV6 HD
32June 25th00h30-03h30Group H
Poland-Colombia
KazanVTV3 & VTV3 HD
3320h30-23h30Group A
Uruguay-Russia
SamaraVTV6 & VTV6 HD
3420h30-23h30Group A
Arab Saudi-Egypt
VolgogradVTV2 & VTV2HD
35June 26th00h30-03h30Group B
Spain-Maroc
KaliningradVTV6 & VTV6 HD
3600h30-03h30Group B
Iran-Portugal
Mordovia SaranskVTV3 & VTV3 HD
3720h30-23h30Group C
Australia-Peru
Frisht SochiVTV2 & VTV2HD
3820h30-23h30Group C
Denmark-France
Luzhniki MoscowVTV6 & VTV6 HD
39June 27th00h30-03h30Group D
Nigeria-Argentina
Saint PetersburgVTV6 & VTV6 HD
4000h30-03h30Group D
Iceland-Croatia
Rostov
Rostov-on-Don
VTV3 & VTV3 HD
4120h30-23h30Group D
Korea-Germany
KazanVTV6 & VTV6 HD
4220h30-23h30Group F
Mexico-Sweden
EkaterinburgVTV2 & VTV2HD
43June 28th00h30-03h30Group E
Serbia-Brazil
Spartak MoscowVTV6 & VTV6 HD
4400h30-03h30Gorup E
Switzerland-Costa Rica
Nizhny NovgorodVTV3 & VTV3 HD
4520h30-23h30Group H
Japan-Poland
VolgogradVTV6 & VTV6 HD
4620h30-23h30Group H
senegal-Colombia
SamaraVTV2 & VTV2HD
47June 29th0h30-3h30Group G
Panama-Tunisia
Mordovia SaranskVTV3 & VTV3 HD
480h30-3h30Group G
England-Belgium
KaliningradVTV6 & VTV6 HD
49June 30th20h30-00h30Round 16
The first of Group C- The second of Group D
KazanVTV6 & VTV6 HD
50July 01st00h30-04h30Round 16
The first of Group A- The second of Group B
Frisht SochiVTV3 & VTV3 HD
5120h30-00h30Round 16
The first of Group B- The second of Group A
Luzhniki MoscowVTV6 & VTV6 HD
52July 02nd00h30-04h30Round 16
The first of Group C- The second of Group C
Nizhny NovgorodVTV3 & VTV3 HD
5320h30-00h30Round 16
The first of Group D- The second of Group F
SamaraVTV6 & VTV6 HD
54July 03rd00h30-04h30Round 16
The first of Group G- The second of Group H
Rostov
Rostov-on-Don
VTV3 & VTV3 HD
5520h30-00h30Round 16
The first of Group D- The second of Group F
Saint PetersburgVTV6 & VTV6 HD
56July 04th00h30-04h30Round 16
The first of Group H- The second of Group g
Spartak MoscowVTV3 & VTV3 HD
57July 06th20h30-00h30Quarter-final 1
Win the match 49th-Win the match 50th
Nizhny NovgorodVTV6 & VTV2
58July 07th00h30-04h30Quarter-final 2
Win the match 53rd-Win the match 54th
KazanVTV3 & VTV3 HD
5920h30-00h30Quarter-final 3
Win the match 55rd-Win the match 56th
SamaraVTV6 & VTV2
60July 08th00h30-04h30Quarter-final 4
Win the match 51st-Win the match 52nd
Frisht SochiVTV3 & VTV3 HD
61July 11th00h30-04h30Semi-final 1
Win the Semi-final 1-Win the Semi-final 2
Saint PetersburgVTV3 & VTV3 HD
62July 12th00h30-04h30Semi-final 2
Win the Semi-final 3-Win the Semi-final 4
Luzhniki MoscowVTV3 & VTV3 HD
63July 14th20h30-00h30World cup Bronze Match 2018Saint PetersburgVTV6 & VTV2
64July 15th20h30-00h30The Final Match
World cup 2018
Luzhniki MoscowVTV6 & VTV2

8 best restaurants in Hoi An 2017

Most of best restaurant in Hoi An is set in Hoi An center,  you can enjoy local or international cuisine with good service and nice ambiance. Hoi An ancient town attracts thousand of traveler every month, all of the trips to Hoi An is processed without trying its traditional specialties, we have recommended some of the favorite places to enjoy Banh Bao, Banh Vac, Cao Lau, Chicken rice, Banh My…. Hoi An is also teeming with expat-owned restaurants and bistros, serving western favorites, local dishes.
Read on to discover Hoi An’s most popular dining places with Huracars team

Ancient Faifo Restaurant in Hoi An

Ancient Faifo Restaurant is an upmarket dining venue that’s accessible within walking distance from the Japanese Covered Bridge and Fujian Assembly Hall. Featuring unique family heirlooms, antique furnishing, ceramics, oil paintings, it comprises café space, a bar, terrace, art gallery and restaurant showcasing works by the artists. Foodwise, this restaurant specializes in Central Vietnamese food and Italian cafe. Diners can enjoy a wide range of wines, beer, and cocktails where the pianist plays between 7h00 – 9h00 pm every day and the acoustic show is held from Thu, Fri, Sat.

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00

Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An

Morning Glory Restaurant

Morning Glory Restaurant serves an array of Hoi An local food in a stylish setting. Morning Glory restaurant occupies a refurbished colonial building along Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, featuring an open kitchen and a breezy terrace that overlooks Hoi An Ancient Town. We highly recommended local food include the Mi Quang noodles, clay pot fish with sauce and pork-stuffed squid. This restaurant is a good dining spot for vegetarians with crunchy tofu coated in young sticky rice, bean sprouts, vegetable curry soup.

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00

Address: 106 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An

Aubergine 49 Restaurant in Hoi An

Aubergine 49 Restaurant features an attractive menu of Asian cuisine, exquisite wines, and special desserts. This dining venue is headed by Vietnamese chef Thinh, who has worked in Padstow’s The Seafood Restaurant, The Lanesborough Hote and Nihonryori Ryugin, a three-Michelin starred restaurant in Tokyo.
Priced from 5 USD, restaurant’s a la carte option include duck liver parfait, pistachio-crusted, goat cheese, miso-glazed sea bass, roasted rack of lamb, and stuffed squid. For dessert, we recommend for try special dessert such as the dark chocolate (5 USD) and ban coffee pie with brandy snap and yogurt sorbet (4 USD).

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 18:00 – 22:00

Address: 49A, Ly Thai To Street, Hoi An

Dau Bac Restaurant Hoi An

Quan Dau Bac is a local establishment that’s famous for its authentic yet affordable Vietnamese offerings. Only 2 mins walking from Japanese Covered Bridge, it’s a cramped and open-air restaurant with a number of low chair and table facing the main street. Great for a quick dinner before exploring Hoi An Ancient Town, Dau Bac restaurant’s signature dish is the meatless Vietnamese Tasting Plate (1 USD), which consists of cucumber, rice noodles, fresh herbs, deep-fried tofu served with pungent shrimp dipping sauce.

Opening Hours: Daily 14:00 – 22:00

Address: 147 Phan Chu Trinh street, Hoi An

Orivy Hoi An

Orivy Hoi An’s secluded garden setting and value-for-money Vietnamese offerings are ideal for escaping the busy streets of Hoi An Ancient Town. Standout dishes of this family-run restaurant include papaya salad with shrimp and pork (4 USD), Com Ga (4 USD), Mi Quang noodles (3 USD), glutinous rice cake (1 USD). Orivy Restaurant Hoi An also offers set menus 10 USD onwards, which comes with an appetizer, main course with dessert, rice, soft drinks. Located along Cua Dai Street, Orivy Hoi An is a 10-minute driving from central Market.

Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 22:00

Address: 578/1 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An

STREETS Restaurant Coffee

STREETS Restaurant coffee at Hoi An city center serve a good mix of international and Vietnamese delicacies in a contemporary dining venue. Just a 5 mins walking from Hoi An Japanese bridges, this restaurant is well frequented for its attentive service and local cuisines such as Cao Lau noodles, Hoi An chicken rice and some of Hoi An food, which is a generous platter of regional specialties. Cost range may be more expensive than your average local restaurant in Hoi An.

Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 22:00

Address: 17 Le Loi Street, Hoi An

Nu Eatery

Nu Eatery serves a selection of local and international favorites, fresh smoothies, imported wines, as well as uniquely flavored ice cream. Located near the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, this cozy two-story restaurant features quaint décor, colonial-era floor tiling, wooden furnishings, and an open-air terrace that overlooks Hoi An Ancient Town’s pedestrian-friendly streets. Nu Eatery’s food menu features Vietnamese spring rolls, pork belly steamed buns, banh mi served with brioche buns, grilled pineapple, coconut and pomelo salad, and pumpkin with coconut milk soup. Lastly, satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of pomelo, lemongrass or chili ice cream.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 21:00

Address: 10A Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An

Ms Ly Café

Miss Ly Café is one of famous dining venue in Hoi An, has been in operation over 20 years. Surrounded by ancient houses, this family restaurant is decored with warm lighting, ceiling fans, wooden furnishing, and paintings while music plays in the background. Its reasonably cost menu comprises authentic local people cuisine such as thick rice noodles with barbecued pork, greens, and croutons – Cao Lau, white rose dumplings and ]grilled pork)].
Located in Hoi An Ancient Town, Miss Ly Café is close to Fujian Assembly Hall.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 22:00

Address: 22 Nguyen Hue Street, Hoi An

Lantern Town Restaurant

Lantern Town Restaurant caters to a sophisticated clientele of expats and tourists, where they can enjoy authentic Vietnamese food, Hoi An specialties, and unique fusion dishes. Decorated with contemporary local artworks and hand-painted silk lanterns, the restaurant features two indoor dining sections, lounge area, outdoor terrace, and an outdoor courtyard with sweeping views of Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside. The Hoi An Sample Plate or Lantern Town Tasting Plate is great for sampling popular Vietnamese appetizers in one sitting or simply opt for its signature Mi Quang noodles, mixed fried rice, and braized clay pot fish.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00

Address: 49 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An

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9 Best Nightlife in Hoi An 2017

Nightlife in Hoi An is blended within the Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside, local activities, featuring trendy bars, coffee shop artistic lounges and live music area. Unlike other cities in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Hue or Sai Gon, most of the nightlife venues are within walking distance, open until 1h30 am, where you can buy the souvenir, play hard or just talk with the local.

When the sun “fall in love”, all the streets of Hoi An Town are turned on with hundreds of red lanterns, and candles floating down Hoai River or somewhere you can hear a folk song. Besides that, many bars or restaurant offer attractive happy hour to promos travelers and the attics play music. If you prefer a relaxing evening or having the hard party with your friends until the sun rises, here is the list of Hoi An nightlife you cannot miss when traveling in Hoi An:

[at_icon icon=”td-cocktail”] Before and Now Bar

Hoi An night life restaurantBefore and now Bar’s quality has slightly dwindled over the years, however, it’s still a nice nightlife in Hoi An for a relaxed night go in Hoi an Ancient city. The two-story bar is 5 minutes far from the Japanese bridge, that includes an outdoor terrace that’s adorned with lots of potted plants and colorful lanterns. you’ll be able to play a game of pool and soccer or just chat with friendly staff. Before and now Bar’s main draw but, is its 4 happy hour promos, wherever you can get 2 drinks for the price of 1 between 18:00 and 21:00.

Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 24:00

Address: 51 Le Loi Street, Hoi An

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g298082-d801429-Reviews-Before_Now_Restaurant-Hoi_An_Quang_Nam_Province.html

[at_icon icon=”td-cocktail”] Hoi An Sports Bar

Hoi An night life sport barA foreign-owned Hoi An Sports Bar mainly caters to traveling sports fans, where you can watch live matches such as Australian Open Tennis, Champlain league, and NBA. Located in Hoi An Town, this bar is 5 mins walking from the Hoi An Japanese bridges. Its upstairs lounge area is fully air-conditioned and fitted with a soccer machine, PlayStation and board games. Priced from 1-2 USD, Hoi An Sports Bar serves a diverse local food, imported beers such as Asahi, LaRue, Stella, Corona or Coopers Stout.

Opening Hours:  Daily 11:00 – 23:00

Address: 61A Phan Chau Trinh Street, Hoi An

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g298082-d3400436-Reviews-Hoi_An_Sports_Bar-Hoi_An_Quang_Nam_Province.html

[at_icon icon=”td-cocktail”] Dive Bar

night life in dive bar hoi anDive Bar draws in a fun-loving crowd of diving enthusiasts and travelers, making it a popular nightlife in Hoi An for the party, drinks or live music in Hoi An. The bar is fitted with lounge sofas, garden courtyard, pool tables. The live music performance is held every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday evening. Cost from USD 2 to USD 5, Dive Bar menu comprises imported beers, premium wines or cocktail with a variety of Vietnamese pub grub.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – Late

Address: 88 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g298082-d1486371-Reviews-Dive_Bar_Restaurant-Hoi_An_Quang_Nam_Province.html

[at_icon icon=”td-cocktail”] Fusion Cafe Hoi An

nightlife hoi an fusion barFusion Cafe serves around 20 types of tapas, mojitos and American fare in a cozy lounge setting. This cafe shop is set along Hoai River, where you can enjoy beautiful evening views of the lantern streets of Riverside. Attracting a steady clientele of trendy travelers and the local, Fusion Cafe’s menu ranges from cold-pressed juices, pastries, wraps, and sandwiches to creative Vietnamese inspired cocktails and Lavazza coffee. Every Friday, the cafe hosts international DJs spinning soul, disco, reggae, funk and house tunes from 6h00 to 10h30 pm

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:30

Address: 35 Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Hoi An

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[at_icon icon=”td-cocktail”] Tam Tam cafe

night life bar tamtamTam Tam Bar is a staple in Hoi An nightlife scene. it has opened since 1996, with tropical-inspired decoration, relaxed setting, a spacious upstairs lounge area that’s ideal for relaxing and watching local life. Set within Hoi An Ancient Town, it’s a 5-minute walk from the Japanese Bridge. For drinking, you can find a standard array of cocktails, spirits, imported beers, wines by the glass. This Bar serves a selection of Vietnamese and European meals such as Cao Lau, pancake, phở, pizzas, omelets, sandwiches, plates of pasta as well as ice-cream, sweet cakes.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 02:00

Address: 110 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An

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[at_icon icon=”td-cocktail”] Q Bar – Best Nightlife in Hoi An

qbar hoi an nightlifeQ-Bar offers an extensive list of specialty cocktails, and is set with an opulent interior, this bar is a stylish crowd of affluent locals and tourists in Hoi An. Set within a traditional house in Riverside, Q bar is fitted with Japanese style furnishing, plush chairs, and colorful lighting, with country music and folk song in the background. Drinks are priced between 5 USD and 7 USD, local beers for 2 USD and margaritas for 4 USD. Despite the hefty price tag, this bar is one of the most popular nightlife in Hoi An ancient town.

Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – Late

Address: 94 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g298082-d2005142-Reviews-Q_Bar-Hoi_An_Quang_Nam_Province.html

[at_icon icon=”td-cocktail”] Mango Mango

xoai mango nango is one of night life bar in hoi anMango Mango is a colorful eatery that’s set along Hoai Riverside, offering a wide range of special cocktail with good fare. With a spacious upstairs terrace overlooks the Hoi An Japanese Bridge, Hoai River, and Night Market, its prime location attracts tourists looking to unwind after a day of exploring Hoi An. Beers and wines by the glass cost around 3-10 USD, but cocktails are the most attractive at Mango Mango. You should try the berry cocktail that consists of vodka, hibiscus, fresh strawberries, mint leaves.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00

Address: 49 Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Hoi An

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[at_icon icon=”td-cocktail”] Mango Rooms

mango-room-hoi-an-nightlifeMango Rooms is a bistro bar near Hoai riverside with vibrant interiors, friendly staff, crowd music and a special menu of cocktails, juicy fruit, and Vietnamese local food. Made with fresh mangoes with booze, popular drinks here such as Fandango, margarita, mojito. If you’re feeling peckish, try its homemade papaya salad, spring rolls or baguette with shrimp mousse and mango coconut curry. Happy hour from 17:00 to 19:00, where you can enjoy selected drinks at half price.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00

Address: 111 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g298082-d1121828-Reviews-Mango_Rooms-Hoi_An_Quang_Nam_Province.html

[at_icon icon=”td-cocktail”] White Marble Restaurant & Wine Bar

nightlife in hoi an white marble wineWhite Marble Wine Bar located in Hoi An Ancient Town within 10 mins walking from Hoi An Japanese bridge, where you can enjoy spirits, exquisite wines or cocktails. Enjoy your meals and sweeping views of the bustling streets and Hoai River. The nightlife bar serves 14 premium wines by the glass from 6 USD onwards, including Australian Pinot Gris, Chilean Sauvignon Blanc or Red Bordeaux. Beside that, its food menu comprises authentic Vietnamese, Italian, French fusion dishes – Huracars team highly recommend mini crispy pancakes, the cheese platter or chicken satay.

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5 Luxury Hotels in Hoi An 2017

Save the best luxury hotels in Hoi An as top collections for your next vacation in Hoi An town. Here is list of recommendation of Huracar team, if you’re finding the best in terms of accommodation and service quality. Most of these resort and hotels fall into the five-star category, and with facilities, from good views and locations, A-class restaurant and wellness facilities and service that is top that follow suit.
Enjoy all the sights and sounds of Hoi An town with only the best conveniences and pleasures. These accommodations offer a selection of luxurious rooms and suites, all with in-room amenities that range from chic and elegant furnishings, high-tech entertainment systems and plush fittings, just south of Da Nang.
We also offer private car transfer Da Nang to Hoi An with deluxe service. You can read more here.

  1. Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An

    Let enjoy breathtaking sunrise views of the ocean in luxury services and unparalleled. Each accommodation in Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An is designed with an emphasis on luxury, intimacy, and the conveniences of home. This is ideal location provides access to a wide range of activities for athletic and adventurous spirits in Hoi An. They have activities, especial Golf enthusiasts will delight in some of the most stunning courses Vietnam has to offer, with a selection of courses located within a 20 minute drive from the resort. You can book Hoi An private car services with us to get there.

     

  2. Hotel Royal Hoi An

    Hotel Royal Hoi An is a Riverside boutique hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam and this is the new member of MGallery managed by Sofitel group. On the right next to the Hoi An Old Quarter of Hoi An and bordered by the Hoai river, Hotel Royal Hoi An is gem on the crown jewel of this ancient town. Featuring artistic and modern facilities ranging with signature restaurants, meeting rooms and especially large swimming pool.
    Hotel Royal Hoi An is one of Luxury Hotels in Hoi An, the ideal get-away destination for your honeymoon, family holidays or inspiring events.

     

  3. Four Seasons Resort – The Nam Hai

    Managed by Four Seasons, The Nam Hai is a harmonious ode to coast, culture and community in central coast of Vietnam. Located at a private 1 km stretch of Ha My Beach, a nice beach near Hoi An, rewarded by Forbes as one of the best beaches in the world – the Nam Hai is reborn under Four Seasons as a beacon of beauty that reflects the soul of Hoi An cultural heartland and illuminates the spirit of all who stay here: the culturally curious, beach purists, the foodie people.

     

  4. Palm Garden Beach Resort and Spa

    localted on 5 ha of landscaped tropical gardens, you have look over the Cua Dai Beach, resort is the best charming beachfront retreat in Hoi An. Idead to build this hotel is the local culture and Hoi An people, the resort offers a touch of Hoi An’s traditional architecture combined with modern luxury.
    It is a 15 minute drive to Hoi An Japanese Bridge & 30-minute to Danang Airport from Hoi An
    You can pre-book with Huracar to arrange car to pick-up and drop-off you hotel.

     

  5. Anantara Hoi An Resort
    The position on the banks of the Thu Bon River, the Resort is a boutique retreat in the historic port town of Hoi An. Designed by architectural from French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese influences that reveal Hoi An’s fascinating cultural diversity, split level rooms and suites open onto porches with comfortable beds, look over a garden courtyard or Thu Bon river. This is one of Luxury Hotels in Hoi An you have should think about when travel in Vietnam

Hoi An Japanese bridge

Hoi An Japanese Bridge or Chùa Cầu  in Vietnamese is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Hoi An ancient town, Vietnam. The original name of covered bridge is Lai Vien Kieu. It is considered that the Bridge belongs to the Japanese community in Quang Nam. It was built in the early 17th century. Arrive Hoi An, you must take trip to visit this pure beauty bridge.

History and location
A legend has it that the monster name Mamazu which has its head in India, tail in Japan and its back in Viet Nam when it move is reason causing earthquakes so the Japanese built this bridge as a weapon to deter the monster. Hoi An Japanese bridge was constructed by the trading community in 1593 to connect with the Chinese area on the other side of a small stream. The bridge is a spectacular attraction and is a beautiful trace of Japanese influence in Vietnam.

The Hoi An Japanese Bridge crosses a small canal on the west end of the Old Town, connecting Tran Phu and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street – the main thoroughfare along the river.

The bridge was build from 1593 – on lunar year, it was year of the Monkey, and finished in 1595 – year of the Dog, so pair of animal statues has been placed at bridge. Monkey and Dog represent for the guardians of the bridge.

dog statue in hoi an japanese bridge
There’s a small temple on the north side of the bridge, right in the middle over the stream. So Vietnamese call this bridge is Chùa Cầu, Chùa means temple, pagoda. Cầu means bridge. Inside the temple is God Tran Vo Bac De. This God is considered the God of Weather. The Hoi An believe that he can controls all kinds of weather changes and natural calamities, so the sailors both worship and fear him.

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