How to transfer from Hanoi and Saigon to Hoi An?
- on Sep 24, 2019       By: BN
Once an international port by which all ships in Southeast Asia must pass, Hoi An is now a must-see for travellers everywhere. The old city has a unique charm of unparalleled beauty with exceptional cultural and architectural values which make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This guide gives you practical information and tips on how to reach Hoi An from Hanoi, Saigon and other tourist spots, such as Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet. With detailed and complete preparation steps, your trip in Vietnam will be much more comfortable and exciting with our simple assistance.
Location of Hoi An
Located in the coastal Quang Nam province, Hoi An is 30 kilometers away from Da Nang City, 797 kilometers from Hanoi and 849 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City.
Types of transport to Hoi An from Hanoi, Saigon and other cities
Hoi An is accessible from many cities and regions by three types of transport: bus, train and plane.
Please remember that while the journey to Hoi An by bus can be done directly from Hanoi and Saigon, this is not the case for trains or planes because of the locations of the railway and airport.
Saigon / Hanoi to Da Nang flights
Hoi An does not have an airport so you will have to fly to Da Nang and then reach Hoi An by bus or taxi, about 30 km distance.
The flight from Hanoi to Da Nang and vice versa is offered by four national airlines, Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific and the newest Bamboo Airways.
Da Nang Airport, the third largest in the country
+ Noi Bai Airport: 30 km from Hanoi City center, Soc Son district, Hanoi.
+ Tan Son Nhat Airport: 8 km from downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
+ Da Nang Airport: Only 3km from Da Nang City center, Hai Chau District, Da Nang.
Taxi Da Nang - Hoi An
Taking between 45 and 55 minutes, a taxi to Hoi An is convenient for a price ranging somewhere between 350,000 - 450,000 VND, depending on the company and the type of car.
Bus Da Nang - Hoi An
Bus 01 is the unique public bus connecting Da Nang Central Bus Station to Hoi An Central Bus Station.
This is a really economical option but will take longer than the other options. Note that it makes a stop at Ngu Hanh Son, the Marble Mountains which is a spot of interest to visit for an hour or two.
Da Nang - Hoi An Bus Route is offered by well known companies like The SinhTourist, Hanh Cafe, SARAN, Huetourist, and Hoi An Express.
Da Nang - Hoi An on a motorcycle
Two possible directions:
- Take the RN 1 south via Vinh Dien for about 10 km to reach Hoi An. You can visit the Bang An Cham Tower along the way.
- Cross the Han bridge via the Da Nang - Hoi An county road. You can stop at the Marble Mountains this way.
Train to Hoi An via Da Nang (or Tam Ky)
Amongst three stations serving Hoi An, Da Nang station is about 30 km from Hoi An and is the most used. The remains of Quang Nam, Tam Ky and Tra Kieu Railway Station are 50 and 25 km from Hoi An respectively.
Train Hanoi – Da Nang
Train Saigon – Da Nang
+ Hanoi Station: 120 Le Duan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi City
+ Saigon Station: 1 Nguyen Thong, Ward 10, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
+ Da Nang Station: 791 Hai Phong, Tam Thuan, Thanh Khe, Da Nang City
+ Tam Ky Station: Nguyen Hoang Street, An My, Tam Ky City, Quang Nam Province
Travelers can take the train to Hoi An which also departs from other train stations in Hue, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan).
+ Train Nha Trang - Tam Ky (9, 10h journey)
+ Train Hue - Tam Ky (5, 6h journey)
+ Muong Man Train (Binh Thuan) - Tam Ky (13h journey)
Bus Saigon/Hanoi - Hoi An
To get to Hoi An non-stop, Hanoi/Saigon - Hoi An buses are also available for your choice. These buses with reclining seats offer a comfortable and reliable service.
Bus Hanoi - Hoi An
Price ranging from 350,000 to 380,000 VND / ticket
Number of journey: 5 buses / day
Departure: 06:00-18:30 in downtown Hanoi from Tran Khat Chan, Tran Khanh Du and Tran Quang Khai streets.
Companies: Queen Coffee, Camel Travel, Hung Thanh, Trekking, The Sinh Tourist and Hey Travel
Bus Saigon - Hoi An
This trip is currently offered by The Sinh touriste and Hanh Cafe buses from the city center.
Bus Hanh Cafe:
Departure from 229 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Saigon
Price: 440,000 VND
Ways to discover Hoi An
Walking is undoubtedly the best way to discover the small town of Hoi An.
If you like to roam around the city, a rickshaw is also nice to take especially when traveling in small groups or as a family.
To go around the area, renting a motorcycle or bicycle is recommended.
Rickshaw: 150,000 VND / hour
Motorbike rental: 120,000 – 150,000 VND / day
Bike rental: 30,000VND / day
When to visit Hoi An?
The best time to go to Hoi An is between February and April. The dry season with moderate and pleasant temperatures is ideal for sightseeing in the surrounding area.
The months between August and November marking the rainy season are not a very advisable time to visit due to sustained heavy rain, so the risk of floods and typhoons is very high.
What to visit in Hoi An?
Rich in small treasures, whether historical, architectural or culinary, the old quarter of Hoi An and its surroundings have something to delight everyone and make you desperate to come back for more. For what to do and what to visit in Hoi An, you can find all the answers in these articles: