How to travel from Hue to Hoi An

How to go from Hue to Hoi An” is the fluently question that anybody asks when you travel in Vietnam? And how long does it takes to Hoi An? The road from Hue to Hoi An is one of the most mind-boggling ways in Vietnam. Hoi An-Hue distance is 120 – 135 km depend on driving through the tunnel or over Hai Van pass and it takes approx 3-5 hours driving to go there directly.

Hue and Hoi An ancient town is two of the most famous tourist destinations in Vietnam. They are near each other, it is convenient to explore both. In addition, travel from Hue to Hoi An, you do not miss Hai Van Pass, one of the best natural spot in the Center coast of Vietnam. Therefore, how to transfer between Hue and Hoi An, and what is the best way to go when you have a once in a lifetime experience. If you are still not sure about your choice in how to go from Hue to Hoi An, you should read this comparison article.

The top 5 ways transfer to Hoi An from Hue:


 if you are not real pro biker, I don’t recommend for rent a bike, because the distance is so far and you must ride to the top of Hai Van pass and you have the skill to ride down from high hills.


hue to hoi an by train

Yes, you can. in the fact, it doesn’t have the train station in Hoi An, you need to go to Da Nang city first (cost 5 and 3 hours if the train is not delayed) and then take a taxi from Da Nang to Hoi An. It takes 45 mins and 15-20 USD/ car.

The ideal isn’t bad, it’s safe but too loud, too boring and you have to wait train coming, it never arrives on time

Hue train station -> Da Nang train station -> Hoi An by bus or taxi

If you want to travel from Hue to Hoi An by train, here is the guide for your trip:

  • Buy a ticket before 1-2 days in advance: Traveling from Hue to Da Nang by train take you about 2.5 hours.

    Train Hue to Da Nang schedule

    Hue to Da Nang SE9 SE21 SE1 SE19 SE3 SE7 SE5
    Time departure 5h 6h45 8h55 9h35 10h35 19h55 20h50
    Time Arrival 7h50 9h40 11h25 12h00 13h00 22h30 1h30

    – If you connect Da Nang to Hoi An by bus, make sure to get to Da Nang train station before 16:30, the last bus to Hoi An is departing at 17h00 from Da Nang. The bus stop at 299 Le Duan, it takes 10 mins walking from the station. Bus Da Nang to Hoi An cost 30.000 VND/ person.
    – You can pre-book a car pick up from Da Nang train station to Hoi An from 300.000 VND/ sedan. Find more: Da Nang private car transfer

  • Purchase tickets: You can buy train tickets at Hue train station (2 Bui Thi Xuan Str, Hue).
    It cost VND (Hard seat, air-conditioned), 58.0000 VND (Soft seat, air-conditioned), 88.000vnd (Room 4 beds, Air-Con). Price range depends on the level of seat and service you chose.

3. HUE TO HOI AN BY BUS (from 6 USD/ person)

Bus Hue to Hoi An

Travel by bus to save money, it’s just around 6-9 USD depends on the high or low season. You can make a reservation in your hotel or local travel agents in Hue before 1-day departure.

Travel by bus is the common choice for the traveler who wanna go directly to Hoi An ancient town without stop en-route. Traveling by bus has convenient by the easy find at any hotel or travel agent in Hue and its cheap price. Most of the bus transfer services have air condition and wifi on the bus, it makes your trip not boring. Be sure that, the bus pick you at your hotel or not, and what is the type of bus? Sleeping or seating bus. We recommend choosing a sleeping, it more comfortable, new and clean.

But traveling by bus from Hue to Hoi An, you are disappointed that you miss driving through the spectacular Hai Van Pass, and drop in the famous beach in Vietnam – Lang Co beach. The bus run through Hai Van tunnel, not passing Hai van, so that why it cheaper than other transfer services. And travel by bus will be more boring than the others.

By bus, we will go straight to Hoi An via Hai Van tunnel. Hai Van tunnel is a new tunnel has been built to reduce time to transfer between Hue and Danang.

4. HUE TO HOI AN BY MOTORBIKE (from 45 USD/ person)

It’s same with transport by car but is available from Jan to Sep.

Motorbike tour Hoi An to Hue

For the traveler like adventure tour, you getting from Hue to Hoi An by motorbike. Riding on a motorbike or behind the rider is an amazing experience, you can feel both safe and adventurous.

There is many agent offer motorbike tour to Hoi An from Hue, we highlight recommend Hue Easy rider team, they have more than 15 years experience, they famous with good bikes, friendly rider and professional guide. The tour price range from 30 USD/ bike (riding experience request) to 45 USD/ bike with a guide.

You also stop to visit at famous destinations such as Elephant Spring, Lap An lagoon, Hai Van Pass, My Khe beach and Marble Mountain. You can book with them via official website: –

5. HUE TO HOI AN BY CAR (from 25 USD/ person)

Renting private car transfer to Hoi An is a really interesting experience to explore Vietnam.

On the way, you can ask driver stop to swim at on cool water in Elephant Spring, take pictures in Lap An lagoon, attractive landscape or bunker in Hai Van Pass, and visit Marble Mountain.

If you’re traveling, Freeman, go outside to see the world, travel by bus, you must have been blown away by the breathtaking natural landscape of sky, mountain, oceans, and trees.

Get your camera ready! Take a picture to save your memories in Vietnam.

Choose one of our one-day tours. We can also help you to create the perfect personalized tour itinerary just for you! No waiting around for group tour and don’t wait other people visit some places. With transport services Hoi An from Hue by car, you decide how long you spent to visit, when you go, where to stop, furthermore: I’m tired I want to go hotel soon. Free is easy, isn’t it?


Private car Motorbike Bus Train Bike
English speaking driver/ rider + +  –  –
Time departure flexible flexible flexible
Duration 5-6 hours 5-6 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 – 10 hours
Recommend for children + +
Stop enroute: Elephant Spring, Lang Co, Hai Van pass, Marble Moutain + + +
Pick up Hotel Hotel Hotel
Drop- off Hotel Hotel Bus station
Other services wifi, bottle of water, baby seat wifi  –
License request yes
depend on weather

According to this articles “How to go from Hue to Hoi An?” you can choose for yourself a good way to travel.