How to transfer from Hue Airport to downtown and back
- on Oct 16, 2019       By: BN
A comprehensive guide to any means that connects Hue Airport to the city centre. Information about timetables, shuttle prices, taxis and buses to downtown Hue can be found in this article.
Located near National Highway 1A, Phu Bai International Airport is 15 kilometres 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 for travellers does not correspond currently to the increasing demand of circulation. In fact, both 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 now.
The 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
Modes of transport between Hue Airport and the city centre
To reach Hue, the available transportations are quite varied. You can take a taxi, public bus, shuttle from the airport or with tourist agencies. What are the specifics and advantages of each of these modes, their itinerary, schedule, price and contact? We have sorted out these possibilities to help you find your best solution.
Given the location of Phu Bai Airport being not far from the city centre, the bus is a great option to reach the city of Hue. There are two buses connecting Hue Airport to the city centre:
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 trip.
The fastest and most convenient way to get from Phu Bai Airport to the city centre 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 in kilometres.
Duration: 15 to 20 minutes
Price: between 190.000 and 250.000 VND / car depending on the type of vehicle
Some reliable taxis with contact details such as, 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
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: every 30 minutes
Not large enough for those who have a lot of luggage, these shuttles are not very convenient for those in a hurry because of the wait time.
One last way to transfer to the city centre is to use a tourist agency that offers 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 people
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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