When going from Da Nang to Hoi An, visitors can explore a variety of tourist destinations. The distance between these two locations is a frequently asked question. This article will look into the most efficient and delightful modes of transportation from Da Nang to Hoi An, ensuring that you get the most out of your trip. Each method of transportation has its own set of advantages, allowing you to choose the choice that best meets your needs and budget.
1. How far is it from Da Nang to Hoi An
It is only about 30 kilometers or 18 miles from Da Nang to Hoi An. So if you are already in Da Nang, don’t hesitate to go to Hoi An, our most voted tourist city in Vietnam for a few days. Each vehicle will travel on one of the following 4 routes:
- Route 1: Drive along Truong Sa Street to Vo Nguyen Giap / Lac Long Quan, then turn into Hoi An City.
- Route 2: Take Vo Chi Cong Street, cross Lac Long Quan/Vo Nguyen Giap, and turn into Hoi An City.
- Route 3: Drive south along National Highway 1A for about 27 kilometers to Vinh Dien Street, then turn left and enter Hoi An City along Huynh Thuc Khang Street.
- Route 4: Take Le Van Hien Street, then follow Da Nang Hoi An Provincial Road, about 30km to Hoi An.
2. Map from Danang to Hoi An
When planning your travel from Da Nang to Hoi An, it’s essential to have a map to guide you along the way. A map will not only help you navigate the route but also give you a better understanding of the surrounding areas and landmarks you may encounter during your journey.
3. Transportation note from Da Nang to Hoi An
This comprehensive guide to getting from Da Nang to Hoi An is researched and updated for 2023. In this section, I’ll give an overview of the options before going into the details of all 5 shipping methods.
One of the most important things to consider when choosing transportation is how to get to Da Nang.
As you will see, the Hoi An shuttle departs from Da Nang airport and Da Nang city. If you’re flying, you’ll want direct service from Da Nang International Airport so you don’t have to scramble to get into the city first.
If you come to Da Nang by train or bus, note that the train station and the bus station are both located in Da Nang city. The station is conveniently located near the city center, but the main bus station is behind the airport, about 5 km from the center.
Likewise, if you plan to spend a night or two in Da Nang before continuing to Hoi An, you’ll need a shuttle service that departs from town or offers a hotel pick-up service .
If you need to get around Da Nang – to get from the train station to the bus station, for example – I highly recommend using the Grab app (SE Asia’s answer to Uber) to book a taxi or motorbike taxi.
4. How to get from Da Nang to Hoi An?
1. Private car
Car rental: You can ask the hotel you are staying in or the hotel you booked in Hoi An to find car rental service for you. Depending on your group and budget, you can choose to hire a 4-seater or 7-seater car
Time: A private car can take you from Da Nang to Hoi An in just 1 hour or a maximum of 1 hour and 15 minutes. Just tell the driver the address of your hotel and they’ll be sure to find it right away,
Fee: VND 300,000 VND 400,000 ($15.00-$20.00)
Pros and Cons: Private car is the first choice from Da Nang to Hoi An, because it is convenient and quick, and you can stop along the way, take pictures, drink water, and have lunch. While this is the most expensive option, it is really worth renting a private car to share the cost with others.
2. GrabBike or GrabCar
Book a vehicle: You just download the Grab (or Be) app to your phone and book a motorbike or car.
Time: Just like a private car, GrabCar will take you to Hoi An in about 1 hour. You can ride the motorbike for a longer time, approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- 150,000 VND (6,3 USD) for a GrabBike
- 350,000 VND (15 USD) for a GrabCar
Pros and Cons: For those who travel alone with a backpack, choosing a motorcycle taxi (GrabBike) is extremely cheap and convenient. Also, if you download the Grab or Be app for the first time, there will be a lot of promo codes for you to use. However, these riders – especially motorcyclists – can sometimes go very fast, so you may need to bring your own helmet as they usually only provide poor quality helmets for their guests.
Book a car: If you don’t know how to use the app, you can call a traditional taxi. Taxis can be found everywhere in Da Nang, the two most popular companies you should call are: Mai Linh Taxi (+84 511 352 5252) or Vinasun Taxi (+84 511 368 6868)
Duration: about 1 hour
Fee: Approx. VND 300,000 – VND 400,000 ($15.00-$20.00).
Pros and Cons: A taxi is similar to a chartered car. You can put a lot of things in the car and the travel time is short. However, you may not stop to take pictures, and some taxi drivers may walk around trying to collect more money from you.
4. Public bus
Ticket booking: You can take bus No. 1 directly from Da Nang and Hoi An, and vice versa. Buses run every 20 minutes, daily from 5:30am to 6pm.
Time: about 1:30 hours
Fee: VND 25000 (US$1) per road. You can get on the bus first and buy your ticket there. Buses in Vietnam do not offer online tickets. Tip: Prices are usually printed on the windows of the buses, so be sure to pay the correct price.
Pros and Cons: This is the cheapest way to get from Da Nang to Hoi An, and the time will not be too long. However, you won’t have much space to store your stuff, as there can be a lot of people on the bus (but on lucky days, there might be few). Another downside of taking the public bus is that the bus station is about 2 miles from the airport, so you’ll have to take a taxi to get there anyway.
Rent a bike: You can easily rent a motorbike in Da Nang. The 2 scooter rental services you can book with confidence are:
- Truong Dat Motorcycle Rental: +84 969 722 744 or +84 969 822 844
- Le Truong Motorbike Rental: +84 981 331 331
Time: about 2 hours
Fee: about 150,000 VND/day, discounts are available for long-term rentals.
Pros and Cons: Traveling by motorbike is the best way to fully experience the beautiful coast from Da Nang to Hoi An, and it’s also convenient because you can move freely. However, renting a motorcycle requires a deposit and an ID card as a guarantee, so prepare a notarized passport in advance. Also, traffic in Vietnam may not be the same as traffic in your country. This can be dangerous, so don’t try it if you are not an experienced driver.
5. Transportation Da Nang-Hoi An Q&A
How much does it cost to get from Da Nang to Hoi An?
It costs 80 cents to 26 dollars to get from Da Nang to Hoi An. The cheapest option is a public bus for only 18,000 VND or 80 US cents. A taxi to Hoi An costs $16, while a private VIP minibus shuttle costs $26.
How is the road from Da Nang to Hoi An?
The road between Da Nang and Hoi An is quite flat. Because it hugs the shore, it’s flat and relatively straight all the way. If you suffer from motion sickness, I still recommend that you take your usual medication with you. But you shouldn’t have any major problems.
Road safety is always a concern in Vietnam, especially on busy highways like this. I highly recommend choosing a reputable transport company with a good safety record and professional drivers (read on for my recommendations).
Avoid traveling after dark and don’t forget to fasten your seatbelt!
Pro tip: Pick a seat to the right of the bus or truck so you don’t have to watch oncoming traffic.
Where to stop between Da Nang and Hoi An?
The scenery between Da Nang and Hoi An is quite pleasant, especially when going in the opposite direction (from south to north) and can look out the right window towards the East Sea of Vietnam. Leaving Da Nang, the journey begins by crossing the magnificent Tran Thi Ly Bridge .
There aren’t many places you want to stop along the way, other than the Marble Mountains, a limestone block with caves and temples just outside Da Nang.
If you are traveling by Da Nang airport shuttle or bus, it will not be possible to stop for sightseeing or taking photos. There may be a stop in the middle, but only for about 10 minutes.
If you take a taxi or private car, you can stop as many times as you want to take pictures (and/or food, use the restrooms, and whatever else you need!).
And if you decide to take an organized tour to get from Da Nang to Hoi An, you will stop at various attractions with your guide.
Is there a direct train between Da Nang and Hoi An?
No, there is no train service between Hoi An and Da Nang.
The nearest train station to Hoi An is in Da Nang, so if you’re coming from elsewhere in Vietnam on the Thong Nhat Express, you’ll need to switch to one of the above land options to get all the way to Hoi. An (that’s exactly what I did on my first trip to Vietnam).
Should I tip my taxi driver?
Tipping is an important part of culture in Vietnam. Although it is not mandatory, it is increasingly expected, especially by foreign tourists.
If you are traveling from Da Nang to Hoi An by private car, taxi or as part of a guided tour, you will normally leave the driver and/or guide a small tip (50K -100K VND) – as long as you are happy with the service.
There is no need to tip for buses, shuttles, or when using Grab (although Grab drivers will appreciate if you round the fare to the nearest 10,000).
Here are the top five recommended methods of transportation for your journey from Da Nang to Hoi An. We trust that the information provided will assist you in selecting the most suitable means of travel for your trip. We sincerely hope you have a wonderful time in Vietnam!