How to get to Da Nang from Hanoi and Saigon?
- on Oct 30, 2019       By: BN
Located at the crossroads of three UNESCO heritage sites along the coastline of central Vietnam, Da Nang is known as the best city to live in in Vietnam? This dynamic city is known for its pleasant environment, rich tourist attractions and great hospitality. All of these are the keys to an unforgettable holiday, whether with family or friends. In order to help you better understand how to get to Da Nang from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, we have put together a simple guide that will make your planning so much easier.
Crossed by the Han River and home to one of the country's major seaports, Da Nang is also at the crossroads of several trade routes, trans-Vietnamese railways and national and international airlines. Located halfway between two major cities in the country, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), Da Nang is easily accessible by other must-see places in the country, like Hue and Hoi An or the Central Highlands.
Da Nang City is 776 kilometres from Hanoi in the north, 961 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City in the south, 105 kilometres from Hue and only 27 kilometres from Hoi An. You can get there by multiple transport options.
This convenient option saves a lot of time as opposed to the long drive from Hanoi/Saigon to Da Nang. Four national airlines - Vietnam Airlines, VietjetAir, Jetstar and Bamboo Airways - offer several flights connecting Hanoi and Saigon to Da Nang.
Flight Hanoi - Da Nang
Flight Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang
A popular method chosen by a number of travellers is the train which is more economical and offers the possibility to enjoy the landscapes as you travel. Da Nang station is also in the heart of the city centre, therefore, the move does not take much time.
Train Hanoi - Da Nang
Train Saigon - Da Nang
+ Hanoi Station: 120 Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
+ Saigon Station: 1, Nguyen Thong, 10th Ward, 3rd District, Ho Chi Minh City
+ Da Nang Station: 202 Hai Phong Street, Da Nang City
Bus Hanoi - Da Nang
More than twenty comfortable buses to Da Nang depart daily from Hanoi bus stations and the city centre.
Departure from downtown Hanoi
Queen Cafe Bus Hanoi - Da Nang from Hanoi city centre
+ Queen Café, 38 berths with toilet on board
Departure from 208 Tran Quang Khai at 18:00
Arrival on 3/2 at Hai Chau Street, Da Nang City, at 8:30
+ Hung Thanh
Departure from 162B Tran Quang Khai Street, Hoan Kiem District at 18:30
Arrival on 3/2 at Hai Chau Street, Da Nang City at 10:30
Departure from My Dinh, Giap Bat and Nuoc Ngam bus stations
+ Hoang Long
Departure from Nuoc Ngam bus station at 07h, 13h, 20h and 21h
Arrive in front of Da Nang Bus Station
+ Futa Bus
Departure from Giap Bat bus station at 19:30
Arrival at 13:30 at Da Nang bus station
Bus Saigon - Da Nang
You have a range of bus options to Da Nang from Mien Dong station to many Saigon bus stations.
+ Hoang Long starting at 7am, 8am, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm
+ Phuc Thuan Thao
Departure from Mien Dong bus station at 16:00
Arrival at Da Nang Central Bus Station
+ Nuoc Ngam Bus Station: 1 Ngoc Hoi Street, Hoang Liet, Hoang Mai, Hanoi
+ Giap Bat Bus Station: Km6 Giai Phong Street, Hoang Mai, Hanoi
+ My Dinh Bus Station: 20 Pham Hung Street, My Dinh 2, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi
+ Mien Dong Bus Station: 292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26th Ward, Binh Thach District, Ho Chi Minh City
+ Da Nang Bus Station: 159 Ton Duc Thang, Lien Chieu, Da Nang
To reach the city centre from Da Nang Airport
Da Nang Airport Address: Duy Tan Street, Hoa Thuan Tay, Hai Chau District, about 3 kilometres from the city centre.
About 10 minutes from the centre, Da Nang International Airport is easily accessible by several modes of transport.
Price between 60,000 and 100,000 VND
Reliable Taxi: Mai Linh Taxi, Song Han Taxi, Airport Taxi, Tien Sa Taxi
Motorcycle - taxi or Xe om
The cost of this popular transportation is 2 or 3 times cheaper than the taxi. A reliable option for those looking to spend less on transport.
Xich lo or Pedicab
Given the ease between the airport and downtown Da Nang, this fun transport is just as affordable for a price of 50,000 VND per hour. Remember to go out of the terminal first to find a bike station nearby.
When to visit Da Nang?
Characterised by a tropical climate with a fairly high and stable annual average temperature, Da Nang has two distinct seasons. The dry season from January to July and the rainy season from August to December.
The best time to enjoy the sea and cultural activities in sync with favourable weather varies between February and August. Note that its high season starts from May.
Son Tra Peninsula
What to see in Da Nang City and its surroundings?
Da Nang is a great starting point to reach the famous tourist and historical sites of central Vietnam, such as Hue imperial city, Hoi An city and My Son sanctuary. Apart from the sublime beaches, there are plenty of natural and historical attractions for you to experience, including Ngu Hanh Son Mountain, Son Tra Peninsula, Cloud Pass, Ba Na Hills, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, the Han River and of course its beautiful bridges.
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