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

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g298082-d1105534-Reviews-Fusion_Cafe_Hoi_An-Hoi_An_Quang_Nam_Province.html

[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

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g298082-d1177389-Reviews-Tam_Tam_Cafe-Hoi_An_Quang_Nam_Province.html

[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

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.vn/Restaurant_Review-g298082-d1218436-Reviews-Mango_Mango-Hoi_An_Quang_Nam_Province.html

[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.

Travel guide:

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

Top of Hoi An beach accommodation update 2017

Hoi An has become a flourishing commercial port town in the past and renowned for local people’s gracious hospitality. Hoi An famous worldwide for its complex of long – standing architectural constructions. Again draws increasing attraction from traveler by its long beach of blue water, white sand, sun shining.

Cua dai beach in hoi anStay in Hoi An beach accommodation is an ideal place for traveler who enjoy relaxing at the seaside, visiting Hoi An Ancient town, old pagoda, temple, Japanese bidge, My Son sanctuary… and exploring other places of interest in the surrounding areas. Here is the Hoi An beach accommodation 2017 is recommended by traveler and it takes only 20 mins riding to Hoi An ancient quarter.

Hoi An beach accommodation in Cua Dai

Erosion in Cua Dai beach
Erosion in Cua Dai beach

Cua Dai Beach is located at the end of Cua Dai street for 8 km along the coast. The main hub, with its many seafood restaurants and Small shop for bike rental, sun chair rentals, used to be the main draw. Now it is an unsightly construction zone with many of sand bags, metal sheet p iles, ropes and bamboo. Cua Dai beach has some big resorts, and it has big problem with beach erosion exacerbated here. If you’re staying here, your daily swim will need to be in the hotel’s pool, because the sandy beach has largely disappeared.

  • Boutique Hoi An Resort.

    Add: 34 Lac Long Quan Street, Ward Cam An, Hoi An

  • Palm Garden Resort

    Add: Lac Long Quan Street, Cua Dai Beach
  • Hoi An Beach Resort

    Add: 01 Cua Dai street, Hoi An

  • Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa

    Add: Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

  • Golden Sands Resort and Spa Hoi An

    Add: Thanh Nien road, Cua Dai beach

  • Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An

    Add: Au Co road, Cua Dai beach

  • Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An

    Block Ha My Dong B, Dien Ban Town.

If you have plan visit and stay in Hoi An, you can book Private car transfer service with Huracars. It takes about 30 – 45 mins driving between Hoi An and Da Nang city

Hoi An beach accommodation in An Bang

If you wondering what to do or looking for fun, cheap things to do in Hoi An, thinking about book Hoi An beach accommodation in An Bang village. it’s perfect spot for foreigners! Not so crowded. Food and drinks are a bit expensive though but the place itself is spectacular! The best time to be at An Bang is dry season, which falls from Mar and Sep.Hoi An beach

  • An Bang Garden House

  • Life Beach Villa

  • An Bang Garden Home-stay

  • Red Flower Cottages Homestay

  • Under The Coconut Tree

How to transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang?

Many transport company or how to transfer from Hoi An to Danang airport or Danang to Hoi An, here is the most popular ways you can chose for your trip. Distance Hoi An and Da Nang is 35 km. It takes us 30 – 45 mins to transfer between 2 cities. Transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang or Da Nang to Hoi An transfer is same route and price:

  • By taxi:

it would be best to negotiate the fare before going, which ranges from VND 350,000 to VND 700,000 ($16 – 30). You must check kilometers and deal with the taxi driver before get on taxi. You must deal with them, and know distance between 2 places you transfer.  You should read more on images as bellow:

If you land in Da Nang airport transfer to Hoi An, keep reading some notes update 2017 for this airport.

  • By bus:

Many transport company and hotels in Hoi An offer the mini bus transfer from Hoi An to Danang airport or Da Nang Airport to Hoi An or for about $5 for each. These minivans are often comfortable enough and carry 15 people. Another choice is taking bus Hanh Café, the Sinh Tourist,… the popular bus service which makes a stop in Hoi An.

The cheapest bus is the yellow bus which can be found (ask local people). This bus runs every hour and costs about 30.000 vnd/ foreigner or 20.000 vnd/ Vietnamese (I don’t know why) for one-way transfer. With the low price, you must accept the fact that the driver are quite old and don’t run fast, can not speak English, no air condition, no close window and maybe they transfer animal (duck, chicken, pig and dogs). You can ask local people as “Xe Đò” or “Xe Buýt”.bus hoi an to da nang

  • By motorbike taxi:

you also known as “Xe ôm”, this is the most popular method to get around by local people. Why is local people? Because they know distance between A and B.

A trip from Hoi An to Da Nang by motorbike usually costs 150,000 vnd to 250,000 vnd/each, depending on your skill dealing with them. Or if you want to explore Da Nang from Hoi An within a day, you can rent a motorbike and ride it yourself.

If you have plan to stay in Da Nang, keep reading  Top things to do in Da Nang city update 2017

  • Private transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang

Huracars provide private car transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang for 14USD/ sedan or 17USD/ minivan, we pick up or drop off from Da Nang airport or any hotel in Danang.

For more information or reservation, book a private car here.

Some places you can visit when transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang

Blend into the crowd in Hoi An festival dates 2017

Missed the moment lighting on lantern, it mean that you have not been this beautiful ancient town

Many people who’ve been to Hoi An, especial on the 14th of lunar month will not be able to forget the romantic atmosphere of the night Hoi An festival.

So I am wondering what makes attractive with tourists.

2017 Hoi An lantern Festival dates:

  • Apr: 10th
  • May: 9th
  • Jun: 8th
  • Jul: 7th
  • Aug: 5th
  • Sep: 4th
  • Oct: 3rd
  • Nov: 2nd
  • Dec: 1st and 31st
  1. Hoi An night is lighting by the lantern

It is not natural that the night in Hoi An is so attractive. The full moon festival in Hoi An has actually lasted more than 15 years, as soon as night falls, you will be impressed by the moment whole city turned off the lights, giving way to a shimmering, romantic, nostalgic scene and the colorful lantern.hoi an light festival 2017

  1. Many activities

Not only the lantern, Hoi An festival also attract the visitors by many local activities such as: drop flower lights into the river, singing replies (the man sing and then the women reply by other song), , calligraphy writing …

The going price for a lantern is 5,000 VND although some sellers have a starting price of 10,000 VND. It’s up to you how much you want to negotiate!hoi an full-moon festival

  1. Food and drink spots flooded the street

If you like a party and love to be in the thick of things – Hoi An Lantern Festival is for you. If you prefer a more peaceful experience, you’ll find that Hoi An on a regular night has plenty of charms – its daily night market packed with trinkets and crafts, its lanterns out, its bars and restaurants spilling over into the streets with locals out for a nightcap. Fun activities, entertainment happening on the street as huts, beating, drawing masks … bring a lot of emotions for visitors.

Walking, eating as well, you will want to find a peaceful place, beautiful dreams to rest, “slow living”. At this time, most of the small cafes here will make you want to stop by, take selfie photos.

Travel guide:

  • Hoi An is small town with many small shop, so you have should plan your trip and find good place to enjoy your meal with good view. So where is the best place to watch the action? My favorite place is along the banks of the river at the An Hoi Bridge on the An Hoi side. It’s a little less crazy than the Hoi An side and there are some small walls that are perfect for taking a break and sitting on Hoi An festival
  • How getting there? Hoi An can be reached by car in just 30 minutes from Da Nang. You can book a private car transfer Da Nang to Hoi An from 5h00 pm and for sure, you have enough time to discover all the interesting things of the old town.
  • Chose a comfortable clothe and good shoes, maybe, you walk a lots.

Have fun! The Hoi An Full Moon Lantern Festival is a magical experience and we have fab memories of our colorful, lantern filled evening in Hoi An.

If you have any other tips for enjoying the Hoi An festival let us know in the comments below!

Keep reading: car transfer Da Nang to Hoi An

The Marble Mountain

Distance from Hoi An to Marble Mountain is around 20 km, it takes 30 mins driving by car and on the outskirts of Da Nang city around 8 km, stands in a cluster of 5 marble and limestone hills. There are 5 mountains are named metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. The main mountain, Thuy Son – Water Mount, is home to several Buddhist caves. It has large Pagoda called Tam Thai, built in 1825.

If you travel in Da Nang, don’t miss visit Hoi An and visit this place and keep reading: How to transfer between Da nang and Hoi An

If you’re looking for a good place to visit from Hoi An or Da Nang, Marble Mountain is the great site to visit for your group. the entrance ticket for this place is 40.000 vnd for climbing 156 steps to the top of the mountain or easier, you can buy the ticket for elevator 15.000 vnd/ way.

Marble mountain vietnam
Marble Mountain

I hate the elevator in here because it to modern with this place – puzzling modern designed elevator running up the side. At the top, you are rewarded with the great view of the coastline of Danang City, and the opportunity to purchase and light incense sticks to place in the Buddhist sanctuaries.

Marble Mountain has many small hidden treasures, much more than the outside suggests. From small shrines and intimate caves to grand ancient halls where the sunshine beams through small crevices. The caves stay at a comfortable 19-220 C, so stay there, we can break from the summer.

Visiting Marble mountain in the early morning or evening offers relief from a heat; after 5h00 pm, they stop charging an entry fee and you can see the sunset from the top of the mountain. Remember to bring the flashlight for go down.

The highlight of discovering the caves, however, is the light streaming into the caverns through the air from the openings from above. Take advance of capture great pictures, this only happens between 10h00 am and 2h00 pm. Our recommendation is to visit here in the middle of the day and sweat it out as you can seek out one of the cool caverns for relief between trips out into the blazing sun.


The villages around the Marble Mountains are known as for their delicate carvings. And there are many bargains to be made at the numerous shops around the base of the mountains. The statues are carved by craftsman with rudimentary tools. It has many souvenir shops here and you can drop in to see and buy small things such as chicken, elephant, dog statue… A tip for you when shopping here is just to make sure you deal with the shop owners’ sometimes overly enthusiastic sales pitch.

HOW TO GET TO MARBLE MOUNTAIN

From Hoi An to Marble Mountain

  • Hoi An private car transfer 14 USD/ sedan, 17 USD/ minivan/ way
  • Motorbike or Bicycle – you can rent at your hotel or local travel agent. Around 60 – 120.000 vnd/ day
  • Bus line from Hoi An – Danang: Hoi An Bus Station – Le Van Hien str – Ngu Hanh Son str (stop here and visit Marble Mountain) – Bach Dang str – Phan Dinh Phung str – Yen Bai str – Le Duan str – Dien Bien Phu str – Ton Duc Thang str – Da Nang bus station.
    Price: 30.000 vnd ~ 1.5 USD

From Da Nang to Marble Mountain

  • Da Nang private car transfer 14 USD/ sedan, 17 USD/ minivan.
  • By Bus – The Da Nang – Hoi An (yellow bus) bus stops right near the mountain. It cost around 30.000 vnd ~ 1.5 USD
  • Motorbike or Bicycle – you can rent at your hotel or local travel agent. Around 50 – 100.000 vnd/ day

Hoi-an-to-marble-mountain

4 ways to transfer Danang to Hoi An

How is the distance from Danang to Hoi An? How to get to Hoi An from Danang and what type of vehicle? How long does it take? 

A tour in our country won’t be that culturally if a visit to Hoi An ancient town is missed. Exploring Hoi An is like exploring the old Viet Nam. You can arrange airport transfers first before leaving Da Nang Airport for Hoi An so that hassles from the airport taxis and other transportation services are prevented. The article “4 ways to transfer from Danang to Hoi An” will help you answer these questions. Huracars team do hope that you will choose the best way for yourself to go to Hoi An ancient town from DaNang or Hoi An to Da Nang.

Danang to Hoi An route: The distance from DaNang to Hoi An is 30 km, on the south of Danang city. It takes us 30 – 45 mins to transfer between Hoi An and Danang city.

How to go Hoi An from Da Nang? Nowadays, there are 4 ways to transfer Danang – Hoi An by private car, taxi, bus, by motorbike. And what is the best way, you can compare 4 way as below:

1.Transfer Danang to Hoi An by yellow bus

bus hoi an to da nang

Bus in Danang, the local people call “xe buyt” or “Xe Đò”, you can ask the local “Xe đò đi Hội An/ Da Nang ở đâu?” It means “where to catch a bus to Hoi An/ Da Nang?” They will guide you to the bus stop. Bus transfer between Da Nang and Hoi An cost 30.000 VND ~ 1.5 USD (rate: 1 USD = 22.500 in 2017). Time transfer is about 70 – 80 mins/ way

  • Route Danang to Hoi An: Da Nang central bus station – Ton Duc Thang – Dien Bien Phu – Le Duan – Tran Phu – Trung Nu Vuong – Duy Tan – Nguyen Van Troi Bridge – Ngu Hanh Son (Near Marble Mountain) – Le Van Hien – Hoi An Bus Station.
  • Route Hoi An to Danang: Hoi An Bus Station – Le Van Hien – Ngu Hanh Son (near Marble Mountain) – Bach Dang – Phan Dinh Phung – Yen Bai – Le Duan – Dien Bien Phu – Ton Duc Thang – Da Nang bus station.

The first bus is departed from Danang at 5h30 am, and the last one is 18h00. Average 45 mins have a bus depart. You can drop in Ngu Hanh Son street and visit Marble mountain for 1 – 2 hours then catch other buses from Marble mountain to Hoi An.

2. Transfer Danang to Hoi An by motorbike

motorbike hoi an rentalMotorbike is the most popular choice for young people when traveling in Da Nang. You also rent a scooter to go to Hoi An and explore all tourist sites en route such as My Khe Beach, Marble Mountain, Silk village, Tra Que village. If you don’t know the route, you also move on the same road with the yellow bus.

You can choose 2 options for this way:

  • If you are an experienced biker and have an international license who travels by motorbike, you consider rent a scooter and ride by yourself,  you can book online or book with the local travel agent.  It’s cost around 100.000 vnd/ Scooter,  120.000 vnd/ manual motorbike. If you drive long-distance or wanna explore the Ho Chi Minh trail, you must rent a tour leader, so he can help you to find good places to relax, find the gas station, good road to drive, furthermore, he will help when you have an accident en route.
  • If you can’t ride,  you can choose “xe ôm”, it’s mean when you sit behind the rider,  you have to hug the rider to safe.  🙂 “Xe” in Vietnamese means vehicle,  here is a motorbike,  “Ôm” means hug. If you chose this way to transfer between Da Nang and Hoi An, you have to pay 150.000 – 200.000 vnd. Almost all of Xe Ôm services, can not speak English or a little bit, you must deal with them before going somewhere. We also suggest book with a travel agent and request travel insurance, a good helmet for the worst case that can happen – the accident.

Moving by motorbike is a good idea on sunny. In Vietnam, it’s rain season from Oct to Dec, so we recommend choosing a transfer by car or bus to keep safe and keep dry.

Da Nang to hoi an by motorbike
On a rainy day in Da Nang

Motorcycling is the best way to explore Viet Nam, but we certainly do not want to bad end, where the bodies of drunken boys and the wrecks of their scooter clog the roads. You must have an International license, which shows that you are qualified to operate a motorcycle in your homeland, and proper travel insurance, which guarantees that any damage the motorcycle does to other vehicles will be paid for and if necessary, the remains of the rider will be repatriated.

3. Taxi from Danang to Hoi An

taxi from da nang to hoi an

Taxi from Danang to Hoi An is the popular choice because of convenient and quick, it takes about 45 mins depending on the traffic conditions. This maybe is the choice of the highest cost. You have to deal with a taxi driver or you chose a good taxi company. Danang airport to Hoi An taxi fare is about 300.000 – 400.000 vnd/ way or 500.000/ round-trip.

The minus point for this way is the taxi driver cannot speak English, so you aren’t expected. But you can show the address for him, so he can access your point.

  • Da Nang taxi service:

Mai Linh taxi Da Nang: 0236.3.52.52.52

Song Han taxi: 0236.3.72.72.72

Tien Sa taxi: 0236.3.79.79.79

Vinasun taxi: 0236.3.68.68.68

  • Hoi An taxi service:

Mai Linh taxi Hoi An: 0235.3.92.92.92

Hoi An taxi: 0235.3.919.919

Faifo taxi: 0235.3.91.91.91

4.   Transfer Danang to Hoi An by private car

transfer hoi an to danang by carThe private car transfer Danang to Hoi An or Hoi An to Da Nang is managed by Huracars, you can think it’s the same with taxi services. But we separate into 2 because of different quality and price. Transfer by private car, you only pay 320.000 vnd for a sedan, 380.000 vnd/ MPV or minivan, and we can drop in anywhere in Danang city center without surcharge. The plus point for this way is Huracars driver can speak English (basic), he cannot speak English fluently but our driver can understand and explain something.

The nearest airport to Hoi An is Da Nang airport. Our prices are also consistently lower than those of Huracars’s competitors. So what are you waiting for? Do some good for your budget, and book one of our Da  Nang Airport Transfers today! Call us now via Whatsapp/ Viber/Line: +84 934 899 900 or make a reservation via booking form

All of the following information gives you an overlook of the pros and cons of  4 ways to transfer Danang to Hoi An. We do hope that you have an idea for choosing the best way base on your budget, times, and your hobby. Considering our services and make your trip from Hoian to Danang with nice experience.

 

Top things to do in Hoi An 2017

Distance Da Nang to Hoi An is about 35 km, and takes 45 min drive from Da Nang. Or 4 hours driving from Hue to Hoi An. It’s a good for make a day trip to Hoi An, became a farmer in Tra Que village or blend to crowed people on street, enjoy a cup of coffee in a small café shop, see light lanterns…

Hoi An attractions comprise centuries, old pagodas and temples, colonial shophouses, that are set within the popular areas of Riverside and Ancient Town.
These are reason we love Hoi An – top things to do in Hoi An 2017

  1. Walking the streets of Hoi An.

  2. Visiting Japanese bridge, old pagoda and temples.

  3. Taking a boat ride down the canal.

  4. Rent a bicycle and explore Hoi An countryside.

  5. Take a trip to My Son by car.

  6. Join food tour and cooking class.

  7. Indulge in the world’s best Banh Mi.

  8. Blend into the Hoi An Full Moon festival.

  9. Lighting and watching lanterns.

  10. Talk to  the locals.

  11. Check out Tailors shop.

6 companies operating transfer Hue to Hoi An by bus recommended in 2017

Are you planning your first visit to Vietnam and will be traveling from Hanoi to Hue, and then on Hue to Hoi An. Don’t you know how to get from Hue to Hoi An by bus? By private car? or by train?

There are many companies or travel agent in town offer open bus ticket from Hue to Hoi An or Hoi An to Hue. The drive from Hue city to south along Highway AH1 is fairly scenic and the road is amazing with beach or lagoon, but you miss the famous spot Hai Van mountain pass. Bus ticket costs approximately 5 USD – 9 USD. The distance driving Hue to Hoi An is around 120km via Hai Van tunnel and it takes 4 hours driving.

We listed 6 companies operating Hue to Hoi An by bus which recommended by travelers 2017.

If you are finding the best way to Hoi An, try Hue private car service, you also stop to visit en-route such as: Lap An lagoon, Lang Co beach, Hai Van Pass and Marble Mountain.

HUE TO HOI AN BY BUS SCHEDULE OR VICE VERSA

Bus Hue to Hoi An Leave time Arrival time
Morning 8h00 – 8h30 11h00 – 11h30
Afernoon 13h00 – 13h45 17h00 – 17h30

Hue to hoi an by sleeper busTHE TOP 6 BUS TRANSFER BETWEEN HUE AND HOI AN

  1. Sinh café. Add: 37 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hue city. 

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  1. Queen café. Add: 11 Doi Cung street, Hue.

Queen Cafe Open Bus vehicles include free WiFi on the bus but it’s too low, sometimes you can read news or Facebook message, they have also cold towels and drinks on the bus with separate toilet.

  1. An Phu bus. Add: 11 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hue city
  2. Trekking Bus. Add: 20 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hue city
  3. Cuc Tung bus. Add: Ba Trieu Street
  4. Phuong Trang bus – Futabus. Add: 15 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Phuong Trang is the newest bus company in Hue, they are new bus and good service. They usually use minivan to pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to bus station.

Chose right bus company and make your trip Hue to Hoi An easily

General, Hue to Hoi An by bus is the best choice for the backpack and for whom had limited budget. Kind of bus is used to is 45 seat bus or 25 seats. You should ask what type of bus is sleeping or seating bus, they use seating bus in the morning and sleeping bus in the afternoon.

In the low season from May to September, the price from 5 – 7 USD per person.

In the high season from Oct to April, the price is from 6 – 9 USD per person.

The open bus is the cheapest option, the bus normally go direct to Hoi An, they often stop 10 – 20 mins in Thanh Tam souvenir shop for relaxing and shopping.

Compare what is the best way to go to Hoi An from Hue? By private car, by Motorbike, by bus.

The most different with private car services from Hue to Hoi An, the bus go through Hai Van tunnel and nonstop in Marble Mountain, they will stop in Da Nang to pick up someone or receive goods.

The bus would be convenient but boring. The expressway misses out the best bit of that trip by far – the journey up and over the Hai Van pass.sinh cafe bus hue to hoi an

 

TRAVEL GUIDE

  • You should buy bus ticket before 1-day departure.
  • Find out more about each Hue to Hoi An bus company. See if WiFi is available or if complimentary drinks are offered.
  • On Vietnam holiday (see note below), you should pre-book via their website or book with a travel company, to make sure that you have tickets.
  • Remember that, when you decide to buy bus ticket Hue to Hoi An, you request they pick you up at city center by van and transfer to the bus stop.
  • Keep your passport, camera, money, phone… on a small backpack and keep an eye on them.
  • Surely, you’re not going to travel without luggage or just small backpack, maybe even sometimes with oversized-luggage or travel by bike. We suggest clarifying such issues before buying a ticket. How much luggage you’re allowed to take with you and if extra-fees may arise or not.

Your Hue to Hoi An trip begins with the search for the right bus. Comparing is worth it! Don’t only compare the price, but also the additional features offered by the bus companies. We hope that our tips will help you make a trip easily and safe.

NOTE

If your departure date belongs to Holiday season 2017, you should buy tickets before 1 week in advance. The ticket price more expensive:

  1. From 28th April 2017 to 03rd May 2017 (Independence Day Holiday)
  2. From 01st Sep to 04th Sep 2017 (Vietnamese National Day Holiday)
  3. From 22th Dec to 25th Dec 2017 (Christmas Date)
  4. From 29th Dec 2017 to 02nd Jan 2018 (New Year)
  5. From 5th Feb 2017 to 25th Feb 2018 (Lunar new year)

 

Top 10 restaurants in Hoi An recommended by traveler

Hoi An is not only tourist site famous with Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese Architect but also known by the delicious food that anyone is fascinated.

Although Hoi An has many restaurants but this is top 10 restaurants in Hoi An which recommends by the customer. Now let chose for yourself the beautiful atmosphere and good food:

  1. MIX Restaurant – 188A/5 Tran Phu str

MIX RestaurantMix restaurant is nice to have a break from the Vietnamese food and this place is no exception. Right from the start, we were welcomed by very warm and happy staff, the food itself is amazing.

Cuisines: Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek.

  1. Herbs And Spices Cooking classes – 2/6 le Loi Str

Hoi An restaurantWe recommended and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes. You will proud of the good food is prepared yourself.

Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, International, Fusion, Vegetarian.

Read more: Visit Hoi An ancient town from Da Nang by car

  1. The Kebab Shack – 38B Thai Phien

Hoi An restaurantThe Western food at Vietnamese prices. You will stay in a friendly London cafe in old town Hoi An. Clean, fresh and a taste of home just when you need it.

Cuisines: Fast Food, British

  1. Red Bean Hoi An Restaurant –  132C Hung Vuong Street

Hoi An rentaurantThe atmosphere is nice. Staff very friendly. Prices reasonable. The menu is rather small but all family members found for their taste. The experience is relaxing, as you sit in the yard near the pool. There are lanterns hung above you, and you could hear the frogs on the pond.

Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian, Vegan Options, Gluten, Free Options.

Read more: Explore Hoi An from Hue by car

  1. Baba’s Kitchen – 115, Phan Chu Trinh

Restaurant in Hoi An

Great place for authentic Indian food in Hoi An. The BaBa is plentiful and the entree dishes are full of flavor and spiced how you like. The service is very good and the owner is actively involved and interested in pleasing his customers. If you’re looking for Indian food this is the place.

The restaurant prepares the North and South Indian food, with Halal meat and vegetarian options. Curries, tandoori, naans, and biriyani–all of your favorites, expertly prepared and perfectly spiced.

Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Halal, Vegetarian.

  1. Ho Lo restaurant Hoi An- 20 Tran Cao Van

restaurant in Hoi AnTasty fresh Viet food. Don’t miss this great find. Amazingly good food for bargain prices. Near old town. Worth a walk. The vegetarian options are excellent. Fresh ingredients and tasty.

Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian, Gluten, Free Options

Read more: How to get to Hoi An from Hue city

  1. Sincerity Restaurant – 1 le Dinh Tham Street

Hoi An restaurantWe recommend trying this place. You are not disappointed, friendly staff and the first class service with wonderful food cooked to a very high standard. if you are struggling for ideas on what to eat the staff are more than happy to advise.

Cuisines: American Bar, Asian, Vietnamese

  1. Circle – 317 Cua Dai str

Circle restaurant in Hoi AnThe burgers at Circle provided a welcome change to our western palate. Juicy cheese filled burgers topped with bacon and the fried egg, French fries and ice cream for dessert to top it all off. The restaurant is a bit far from the touristic area but definitely a must if you want an unforgettable hamburger.

Cuisine:  American, Bar, Asian, Vietnamese

  1. Phi Banh Mi – 88 Thai Phien

Phi Banh Mi in Hoi AnPhi Banh Mi is a family run food stand to offer a variety of sandwiches. All ingredients are fresh and except for the bread, everything is prepared at home. It takes 15 minutes from the ancient town by walk. But it’s worth it. Very good prices start from 15k dong for Banh Mi.

Cuisines: Fast Food, Asian, Vietnamese

  1. Home Hoi An Vietnamese Restaurant – 112 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Home Hoi An Vietnamese Restaurant in Hoi AnIn the heart of Hoi An’s Old Quarter, HOME Hoi An – Vietnamese Restaurant reflects the spectacular cuisine of the charming city, reminiscent of a French townhouse in a warm and elegant setting. It is within 2-minute walking distance to the Japanese bridge and pretty close to most of Hoi An’s popular attractions, vibrant art shops, and local markets.

Cuisines: Vietnamese

Hoi An Full moon Festival

Hoi An Full moon festival regularly organised on the occasion of Tet Nguyen Tieu (the 16th day of the 1st lunar month), Thanh Minh (the 3rd lunar month), Doan Ngo (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month), Trung Thu (the 15th day of the 8th lunar month), Trung Cuu (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month) and Ha Nguyen (the ’15th day of the 10th lunar month).

Hoi An LanternOn Hoi An Full moon festival, you should walk down in city center and see red lantern, or try a sweet soup at small retail. Or listening a country song and see people is a good experience in Hoi An Ancient town.

The social and cultural diversity creates the distinction of the Hoi An inhabitants. The Hoi An people are rich in cultural traditions and early exposed to the outside world so they feature a unique cultural identity, which has been well preserved from generation to generation. People here live in favor of inner feelings so they show quietness. For them, the Hoi An town constitutes a large ancient home that shelters a big family full of descendants, including mild, friendly and hospitable dwellers; considerate and friendly hosts; sweet, skillful and kind heated women and obedient children. They together create a harmonious community who live peacefully side by side through generations.

The diversity and plenty in cultural identities of the Hoi An people are also reflected in traditional foods such as Cao Lau (a type of rice noodles), Hoanh Thanh (a special dish of Chinese people) and different cakes, which have been preserved through generations so that visitors from all over the world still have opportunities to enjoy. The life has changed a lot over time but the Hoi An people do not lose their popular ho (chants) and age-old cultural festivals. All ancient things here are respectfully preserved. Among them, the “Nights of Hoi An” is held on the 14th night of every lunar month, offering a chance for visitors to live in a festive atmosphere imbued with the traditional identities of Hoi An.

Book private car transfer from Hue to Hoi An with us to explore this beauty town and blend to Hoi An Full moon festival.

Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An ancient town located in the lower section T-junction of the Thu Bon River in the central coastal province of Quang Nam, about 30 km south of Da Nang city. It used to be known in the international market with many different names such as Lam Ap, Faifo, Hoai Pho.

As the only traditional Southeast Asian commercial port in Vietnam which was very rare in the world. Hoi An ancient town still preserves nearly all over 1,000 architectural relics such as streets, buildings, assembly halls, temples and pagodas, shrines, ancient wells and tombs… These architectures not only bear the traditional art features of Vietnam but also reflect the cultural exchange and integration between the Eastern and Western countries. Over many centuries, customs, habits, rituals, cultural activities and religious beliefs as well as traditional dishes have been preserved together with generations of the ancient town people. It also has an quiet and healthy natural environment with small and beautiful villages in the outskirts that boast crafts such as carpentry, bronze making, and ceramics…

Hoi An ancient townResearchers said most ancient buildings in Hoi An ancient town were rebuilt at the beginning of the 19th century, even if they might be constructed long time ago. The ancient architecture is shown most clearly in the Old Quarter located in Minh An Ward. It covers about 2 sq.km and gathers almost all famous relics. The streets are very short and leaning from north to south. The architectural works in the Old Quarter were built mostly with traditional materials such as brick and wood and have no more than two floors. Visitors are easy to see the traces of time not only in the architectural design of each building but also everywhere such as on the yin-yang roof tiles covered with moss and plants; the old gray mold walls; the pictures carved with a strange animal, or describing an ancient story… It must have attracted numerous talented artisans in carpentry, ceramics, and woodcarving from China, Japan, Vietnam and Cham Pa… Therefore, each remaining work still imprints diverse and plentiful cultures of many different nations.

hoi an town hue to hoi an tourFor centuries, Hoi An ancient town has developed into a meeting place of different cultures throughout the world. In addition to the Vietnamese people’s native customs and habits, there were also customs and habits brought by foreign communities who came to reside here, including the tradition of worshiping of the Stone and Whale in central coastal residents; and worshiping natural phenomena such as rain, wind and thunder or sacred objects like century-old trees.

Book a car go to Hoi An from Hue to explore this beauty town.