Get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An

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Last Updated on 3 years by Tam Le Van

Not only breath-taking Ha Long bay, Hoi An is another must-see destination in Vietnam. To be honest, some holiday makers said that they come into the country just for it. Picteresque beaches, atmospheric Old town, mouth-watering foods and just await to explore. Moreover, Hoi An is also a favourite place to stay to expats.

In order to have the chance to see charming Hoi An, travelers need to get flights to Da Nang city 30 kilometers away to its North. No surprised, questions about how to get from Da Nang airport to Hoi An and which one is the best are very popular. In this article, we list and detail different methods of airport transfer one by one to help to answer that.

Da Nang Airport to Hoi An: Quick Q and A questions

Distance: around 30 minutes

How long does it take from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An?: 45 minutes without stops by bus and van, more in busy hours and with other vehicles

Is it possible to get train from Da Nang airport to Hoi An?: impossible

Ways of transport from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An

San bay quoc te Da Nang (Da Nang international airport) locates in the centre of Da Nang city. It serves for both domestic and international flights from and to the Central region of Vietnam that is busy just after two large airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city. All vehicles are convenient to get from this major transportation hub to different parts of the city as well as to Hoi An. Taxi is the most available one, right outside of the arrival and travelers have many selections of company to choose from. Its fare is quite similar between each other therefore no stress to research which one prefered in advance. Grab drivers and their car will be other good options for transfering. Pricing sometimes is cheaper than taxi but passengers may face unsecured situations occasionally. To balance either cost or quality of service, take note of hiring a private car.

Shared bus is more friendly to travelers with a budget. In Da Nang, there is no public bus connecting the airport with Hoi An. A short-distance transfer needed if someone likes to go to the nearest stations, correspondingly, small fee will be charged for it. On the other hand, shuttle bus offered by your hotel or a tour agency also should be in the list of notable ways of transport. Getting the right board of your name is only thing have to do in this case. Lastly, for more experience, many solo travelers take Vietnamese traditional motorcycle taxi (called as Xe om) to reach Hoi An.

Get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by private car

The private car brings the most comfortable vibes and it is the fastest way (45 minutes) from Da Nang airport to Hoi An. In reality, almost all Hoi An’s accommodations are able to provide the airport pick-up arrangements with a reasonable price and have no limited service time for book-ers. Their staff will present on time at the arrival for a warmly welcome. Save hotel’s contact information to get in touch when you can not see any sign with your name. Generally, it costs little higher in resorts than other places but the service given in a sense of responsibility.

Not just accommodations, several local transfer businesses also give us such awesome options coupled with a wide range of different sizes, costs, and time. The price of a four-seat car (the most selected option) spans in between 250.000 and 300.000 VND (10.8 to 13 USD). The companies will be happy with night flights as well. To make a reservation, the personal online searching is the best method to get good deals.

Next, combine your airport transfer with a visit to top attractions in Da Nang like Cau Rong (Dragon Bridge), My Khe beach or Ngu Hanh Son (the Marble Mountains).

Note: Check out your accommodation’s inclusions. A private airport transfer may be encompassed, specially in case of large-scale resorts what also often offer the shuttle bus daily to the Old town for free.

Get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by taxi

This way of transport is highly flexible for who loves travelling without a strict plan. Right in outside of the arrival hall, it has a number of taxi drivers who quickly say hello. No worries if you would like to reach for Hoi An, the long distance drive possibly makes them very pleasant for because they have a better performance in the day.

Taxi brands commonly charge through how many kilometers a customer moving. Meaning that you will pay from 350.000 to 450.000 VND (15.2-19.5 USD) coressponding to length of 30 km from Da Nang airport to Hoi An. Normally this price gets more expensive than a pre-booked private car. Airport taxi also provide a helpful service to carry your luggage to bus/train stations for next journey. Give tipping for your driver if think the bill not too much.

Taxi operators in Da Nang airport:

Get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by public bus

Da Nang’s public transportation network is soon invested by city authorities. As a result, bus route No.1 (yellow color) has established for a long time to approach Hoi An. The earliest pick-up is at 5:30 am and end at 17:50 in the afternoon. It means that if your flight arrives in the evening, you should make a change to another transport.

The pricing covers 18.000 VND (0.8 USD) per person from any stations in Da Nang. Its frequency is about 20 minutes. Taking note that sometimes, bus attendant suggests paying extra for large-sized lugguages and try to give the money back as not same as you should have. If you need a help from local people, do not mind letting them know the mistake.

The duration takes much longer period than being on a private car/Grab or even the motorcycle because the bus must stop at various points on its reschedule. Ensure that bus time does not overlap other activities. If have time enough, you will have a great opportunity to witness the daily life of local residents.

From the International Terminal

To get bus from the International terminal, you can go to 270 Tran Phu station (People commitee of Hai Chau District) that is of the nearest distance, 2.5 kilometers. Taxi is one of the best choices due to its flexibility in all times and high availability in the arrival hall. You may purchase around 38.000 VND (1.65 USD) for the ride and no additional fees included in this cost.

Although a little bit further, your time will be saved if choose the Tran Thi Ly bridge station to depart. Taxi transfer fare’s higher correspondingly, about 45.000 VND (1.9 USD).

From the Domestic Terminal

Tran Thi Ly bridge station (near Nha hang cafe Viet Huong) is of the shortest distance from the Domestic terminal to Hoi An bus route, particularly 2.5 kilometers. If get an airport taxi, you may pay around 38.000 VND (1.65 USD) for your ride. This cost has no additional fees or taxes, the last price.

Get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by shuttle bus

Your hotel shuttle bus

Plenty of accommodations in Hoi An offer Da Nang airport shuttle bus, both as an inclusion and exclusion in their booking price. If stay somewhere away from city center like beach resorts, get in touch soon to know the detailed information. You should check the terms and policies carefully in the reserving confirmation to ensure your rights protected. In addition to, free-of-charge shuttle bus is also available in many places to stay to help their guests to reach Hoi An ancient town during the day, for example Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort. Ask your hotel reception to be informed further.

Hoi An Express shuttle bus

Hoi An Express shuttle bus runs every two hours between 6 a.m and 10 p.m, from both terminals of Da Nang International Airport to hotels in Hoi An center, An Bang beach, Cua Dai beach as well as company office at 30 Tran Hung Dao street. Total transfer time will be 75 minutes. The price is 6 USD (around 138.000 VND) per person. To keep passenger’s comfort, eleven people are maximum on board. About the luggages, there is free of charage for one 24 inch sized luggage (22×11×9 inch) with weight of 20 kilograms at most and one small personal bag. Lastly, no cancellation fee for more than 24 hours before departure and full charge for less at the present. Browse Hoi An Express’s homepage to book and chat with its staffs for further information.

Hoi An Express contacts when needed: Telephone number (+84) 908039699, 2835470787 or 2835470785, Facebook page, Email (info@hoianexpress.com.vn). See its shuttle bus review from past passengers on TripAdvisor here.

Get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by motorcycle taxi

Motorcycle is the king traffic vehicle in Vietnam so there is easy to find out a motorcycle taxi drivers on the main streets. In our experience, several drivers stand outside of the arrival hall area. Over there, you have to cross the car park, ask for first price and deal for the best then (usually given an affordable cost). Overally, they are not good at English but match quickly what you mean.

If book a Grab bike, chat online with your driver to let him/her know the meeting point. This type of transport is highly recommended in terms of no heavy baggage. No better way to dive into amazingly interesting Vietnamese traffic like the trip on a motorcycle. It’s more fun in the late afternoon, city streets will be full of it and the driver performs his mastery driving skills at the same time. Tell your ‘specialist’ whenever want to stop for taking picture en route.

Note: Keep in mind that this is potentially dangerous, consider carefully before book.

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Tam Le Van

Tam is a tour leader and passionate traveler who has beautiful memories over 50 provinces of Vietnam. During the time Corona virus spreads out globally, he decides to become a blogger to share his experiences.
Contacts for work: Levantam0906@gmail.com or (+84) 968009827

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