While traveling in Central Vietnam, the burning question among tourists is: “How to get to Hoi An from Da Nang?” Hoi An is a beautiful ancient town that’s in Vietnam’s top 10 places to visit, especially while in Da Nang because they’re only 30 kilometers apart. However, as Hoi An is only a small town, there isn’t yet an airport or train station. Here we’ll show you the best options in reaching the famous cultural site.
Let’s start with the best option - motorbike! Many refrain from this choice because riding a motorbike in Vietnam needs pure guts and steel to wield through the complicated traffic, and the laws are different. However, for those who dare, this is the fastest option - takes only 45 minutes to ride to Hoi An - and also the most interesting route since you can stop midway for sightseeing and enjoy traveling like a local.
The route to Hoi An from Da Nang is not crowded and spacious.
There are many motorbike rental places, and they usually charge from VND 100,000 to VND 180,000/bike per day, excluding gas. The price depends on the type of motorbike you choose - manual or automatic transmission. The latter is the most popular choice since it’s easier to use, but the manual motorbike is preferred for riding on mountain/hill.
More on motorbike rental here.
Recommended motorbike rental addresses:
1. The Motorbike Station:
Address: 196/41, Tran Cao Van Street, Thanh Khe District
Contact: (+84) 92 277 1171
2. Da Nang Bikes:
Address: 44b, Lam Hoanh Street, Phuoc My, Son Tra District
Contact: (+84) 77 410 3610
3. Truong Dat:
Address: K65/86, To Hien Thanh Street, Phuoc My, Son Tra District
Contact: (+84) 969 722 744 (Mr. Tuan); (+84) 969 822 844 (Mr. Hung)
4. Tigit Motorbike Rental:
Address: Lot B2. 6-10, Nai Nam Street, Hoa Cuong Bac, Cam Le
Remember to check your motorbike carefully to see if everything is working properly, and nothing is missing. Also, take their card or a picture of the store with contacts in case you need help. Most rental places will ask you to leave your ID/passport or a copy of them to ensure the return of their bike.
Always wear helmets for your safety.
In Da Nang, ride-hailing app isn’t as widespread as in Ho Chi Minh City so your next option is the taxi. You can grab one easily without any prior arrangements, and it’ll take you around 45 minutes and VND 300,000 to VND 400,000 to get to Hoi An. However, beware of some common taxi scams and make sure your driver knows where you’re heading to.
Recommend taxi brands:
Vinasun: +84 511 368 6868
Mai Linh: +84 511 352 5252
Song Han: +84 511 372 7272
Both Vinasun and Mai Linh has their ride-hailing apps available on App Store.
Vinasun taxi has a distinct white-green color.
Another interesting choice is a new service, which was launched at the Da Nang Airport, called Dichungtaxi. You can choose your destination, and whether to share (shared taxi) or go private, then your driver will pick you up.
If you don’t mind spending 1.5 hours on the bus then this is an economical way to get to Hoi An. Catch bus number 1 (the yellow bus) and pay VND 30,000 on the bus. The bus starts running at 5.30 AM and ends at 6 PM. There’s one every 20 minutes. Bus moves in and out of bus stop quickly so run as fast as you can.
Bus from Da Nang to Hoi An.
This is a good option for families who are traveling with kids because it’s fast, convenient and you can stop anywhere you like though the price is higher. The cost can be between VND 300,000 to VND 700,000 depending on the number of car seats. Most hotels support car arrangement so you can inquire them beforehand.
12Go Asia is an option that many travelers prefer thanks to its convenience. You can sit at home and book a private car, a taxi or a seat on a bus with just a click. No more miscommunication or worries about getting scams!
There are two different routes from Da Nang to Hoi An: the sea route and the mountain route
The sea route: Dragon Bridge - connecting streets of Ngo Quyen Street and Ngu Hanh Son Street - turn left on Ho Xuan Huong Street - turn right on Vo Nguyen Giap Street - continue down the connecting streets of Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Truong Sa Street and Lac Long Quan Street - turn right on Hai Ba Trung Street.
Endless strips of white sand and emerald blue sea make Non Nuoc Beach one of Vietnam’s best beaches.
Find high-end resorts in Da Nang below:
The mountain route: Dragon Bridge - connecting streets of Ngo Quyen Street and Ngu Hanh Son Street - continue down the connecting streets of Le Van Hien Street, Tran Dai Nghia Street, Tran Hung Dao Street, Tran Thu Do Street, and Nguyen Tat Thanh Street.
You’ll pass through the famous Marble Mountain of Da Nang here.
Go to Marble Mountain to see both heaven (Van Thong Cave) and hell (Hell Cave).
With fantastic views, diverse cultural and outdoor activities, it’s no wonder both Da Nang and Hoi An are among the top places to spend your summer. We hope our article on how to get to Hoi An from Da Nang has helped you plan the perfect trip here.
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