• How to transfer from Hue Airport to downtown and vice versa
  • How to transfer from Hue Airport to downtown and vice versa

  • on Oct 16, 2019       By: Bảo Ngọc
  • Are you about to fly to Hue city to visit the ancient imperial city of Vietnam and its unique historical heritage? If you have questions about the means of transportation available to travel between Hue Airport and the city center, this guide is for you.

    About Hue Airport, Phu Bai International Airport

    panorama hue airport

    Located near National Highway 1A, Phu Bai International Airport is 15 kilometers from downtown Hue, in Phu Bai Ward, Huong Thuy Village, Thua Thien Hue Province.

    Despite its name, there are currently only three national companies operating at Phu Bai Airport. In addition, its capacity of reception does not respond lately to the increasing demand of circulation. In fact, given that an international terminal is lacking, international and domestic tourists still share the domestic terminal to this day. A project to renovate and expand Phu Bai Airport has been approved and the necessary procedures have been accelerated for some time.

    Three active airlines at Phu Bai Airport are Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air and Jetstar. They offer around 24 direct flights between Saigon-Hue and Hanoi-Hue:

    + Flight Hue - Hanoi: 6 trips per day
    + Flight Hue - Saigon: 18 trips per days

    distance between Hue airport and downtown

    Means of transport between Hue Airport and the city center

    To reach Hue, the available transportations are quite varied for your choice, taxi, public bus, shuttle from the airport and tourist agencies. What are the particularities and advantages of each of these modes, their itinerary, schedule, price and contact? We have sorted out possibilities to help you find your best solution.

    Public bus: 2 and 11

    Given the location of Phu Bai Airport not far from the city center, the bus is an all-out option to reach the city of Hue. Two buses connecting Hue Airport to the city center:

    hue airport bus to downtown hue

    Bus 2: North Bus Station - South Bus Station - Phu Bai Industrial Zone

    Itinerary: North Bus Station - Le Duan - Tran Hung Dao - Le Loi - Nguyen Hue - Dong Da - Le Quy Don - Ba Trieu - Hung Vuong - An Duong Vuong - South Bus Station - National Highway 1A - Phu Thu Industrial Zone - Phu Bai Airport - Phu Bai Toll - Vinh Hien and vice versa.

    Departure: from 4h45 to 21h45 every day
    Frequency: 30 to 60 minutes
    One way ticket:
    + Departure from South Bus Station - Phu Bai Airport: 5000 VND / person
    + Departure from North Bus Station - Phu Bai Airport: 7000 VND / person

    Bus 11: North Bus Station - Phu Bai Industrial Zone - Vinh Hien

    Itinerary: North Bus Station - Le Duan - Tran Hung Dao – Le Loi - Nguyen Hue - Dong Da - Le Quy Don - Ba Trieu - Hung Vuong - An Duong Vuong - South Bus Station - National Highway 1A - Phu Thu Industrial Zone - Phu Bai Airport - Phu Bai Toll - Vinh Hien and vice versa.

    Departure: from 9h15 to 19h
    Frequency: 30 to 60 minutes
    One way ticket: between 7.000 VND and 20.000 VND, depending on the route
    + Departure from the North Bus Station - Phu Bai: 7000 VND / person
    + For other points, the price can go up to 25.000 VND / person, depending on the trip

    Even though it’s economical, the bus is not a wise choice for passengers who do not have enough time to wait half an hour or even up to an hour for their turn.

    Taxi at Phu Bai Airport

    The fastest and most convenient way to get from Phu Bai Airport to the city center or vice versa, is definitely the taxi which offers a wide range of choices on the spot. It is better to check in advance a fixed cost for your trip or based on the meter kilometers.

    Duration: 15 to 20 minutes
    Price: between 190.000 and 250.000 VND / car depending on the type of vehicle

    Some reliable taxis with phone to see, like Mai Linh, Thanh Hung, Phu Xuan, Thanh Do…

    + Taxi Mai Linh: (84-54) 3898989+ Taxi Thanh Do: (84-54) 858585
    + Taxi Thanh Hung (84-54) 863863
    + Taxi Phu Xuan: (84-54) 878787
    + Taxi Dong Ba: (84-54) 848484

    Shuttle bus of Phu Bai Airport

    transfer airport shuttle to hue city center

    Another way to get to downtown Hue from Phu Bai Airport is the shuttle bus which will go to 20 Hanoi Street, Hue City.

    Phone: (054) 3826826
    One way ticket: 70,000 VND / person
    Frequency: between 30 and 60 minutes

    Not large enough to carry those who have a lot of luggage, these shuttles are not very convenient for those in a hurry because of their frequency.

    Shuttle bus of travel agencies

    shuttle bus to downtown of travel agency

    One last way to transfer to the city center is to use a tourist agency that offers, at any time, the reception/departure services at the airport. You will have a wide range of comfort shuttles available to choose from, depending on your group. Fast and flexible, this method is appreciated by many travellers at Hue Airport.

    Type of car: from 4, 12, 24 up to 45 places
    Indicated price:
    4-seater car: 200.000 VND one way or 380.000VND round trip
    7-seater car: 250.000 VND one way 475.000VND round trip

    Contact of tourist shuttles in Hue:

    + 38 Vo Thi Sau Road, Phu Hoi District, Hue city: (84) 0543 93 67 69
    +20 Duong Van An, Xuan Phu, Hue city:  0901 159 006
    + 78 Nguyen Phuc Thai, Hue city: 0988 857 128.

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