The Best Ways to Travel from Da Nang to Hue

By Ngoc Tu Dinh - June 10, 2024
The Best Ways to Travel from Da Nang to Hue

The journey from Da Nang to Hue offers a chance to explore some of central Vietnam's most breathtaking scenery. These two cities are approximately 100 km apart, and the journey takes about 2 to 2.5 hours. Numerous transportation options are available to suit your needs, whether you're looking for a quick and easy trip or a leisurely excursion that lets you take in the stunning surroundings. This guide explains the best ways to travel from Da Nang to Hue.

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1. From Da Nang to Hue by taxi

When traveling from Da Nang to Hue, choosing a taxi offers a convenient, comfortable, and flexible way to explore central Vietnam. The distance between the two cities is approximately 100 km. Traveling by taxi is one of the most direct ways to make this journey, usually taking around 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. 

From Da Nang to Hue by taxi

  • Advantages: Convenience, comfort, private, travel at your own pace, make stops
  • Disadvantages: high cost, about 1.200.000 VND - 1.700.000 VND

Reference some taxi companies:
Taxi Mai Linh Hue. Tel: 0234.3.89.89.89 – 0234.3.82.47.47 
Taxi Thanh Cong. Tel: 0234.3.57.57.57- 0234.6.57.57.57
Taxi Dong Ba. Tel: 0234.3.84.84.84
Taxi Thanh Do. SĐT: 0234.3.85.85.85
Sun Taxi Hue. SĐT : 02343 98 98 98

>>> See more: How to Get from Hue to Da Nang?

2. From Da Nang to Hue by local bus

Traveling by local bus from Da Nang to Hue is an affordable and convenient way between these two cities. It offers a chance to experience the daily life of local commuters. Traveling by local bus typically takes around 2 - 3 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. This mode of transportation is budget-friendly and allows you to see more of the local landscape and culture along the way.

From Da Nang to Hue by local bus

  • Schedule: 5.00 AM - 9.00 PM
  • Travel time: 2 – 2.5 hours
  • Price from 60.000 – 100.000 VND/pax
  • Pick-up point: South bus station – Hue
  • Drop off point: Centre bus station - Da Nang
  • Advantages: low cost, many buses for choice
  • Disadvantages: Passengers have to travel between the bus station and the hotel, which takes time before the bus leaves. Also, time is wasted waiting for more passengers to be picked up on the route.

Reference some bus companies:

  • Danabus Bus No LK01
    • Price: 70.000 VND
    • Departure route: 210 Ton Duc Thang -> 294 Ton Duc Thang -> 384 Ton Duc Thang -> 422 Ton Duc Thang -> 552 Ton Duc Thang -> 640 Ton Duc Thang -> 758 Ton Duc Thang -> 806 Ton Duc Thang -> 900 Ton Duc Thang -> 50 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 138 Nguyen Luong Bang -> Hoa Khanh Post Office -> 234 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 288 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 380 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 438 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 546 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 788 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 922 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 52 Nguyen Van Cu -> Hue Southern Bus Station.
    • Return route: Hue Southern Bus Station -> 19 Nguyen Van Cu -> 957 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 915 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 817 Nguyen Luong Bang -> DD 546 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 497 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 421 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 335 Nguyen Luong Bang -> Mental Hospital -> College of Planning -> Nguyen Luong Bang Secondary School -> 27 Nguyen Luong Bang -> 755-757 Ton Duc Thang -> 657 Ton Duc Thang -> Children's playground on Ton Duc Thang street -> 459 Ton Duc Thang -> Truong Hai Showroom -> 341 Ton Duc Thang -> 321-323 Ton Duc Thang -> 219-221 Ton Duc Thang -> 137-139 Ton Duc Thang -> Da Nang Bus Station.
  • Dung Nhat Bus
    • Price: 100.000 VND
    • Pick-up point: Danang Central Bus Station
    • Drop-off point: Quang Dien (Hue)
    • Tel: 0327 316 525
  • HD Tourist Bus
    • Price: 100.000 VND
    • Pick-up point: 540 Nguyen Luong Bang, Hoa Hiep Nam, Lien Chieu, Da Nang
    • Drop-off point: Hue city
    • Tel: 0236 6288 880

3. From Da Nang to Hue by tourist bus

Traveling from Da Nang to Hue by tourist bus, often called a limousine bus, is a comfortable and convenient option for those seeking a premium travel experience and a reasonable price.

From Da Nang to Hue by tourist bus

  • Departure point: At the bus company's offices. Most bus companies offer transfer services from the city center to the departure point.
  • Price: 130.000 – 200.000 VND/pax
  • Travel time: 2 – 2.5 hours. Depends on each bus company
  • Advantages: New bus, high quality, and facilities.
  • Disadvantages: The bus will go through the Hai Van pass, so tourists will not have a chance to enjoy the great view from the Hai Van pass. There are not many seats available if you book at the last minute.

>>> Reference to book high-quality bus at vexere.com
Or contact with limousine bus company:

  • HAV – Limousine 9 seats
    • Tel: 038757575 - 0962340000 - 0961075075
    • Travel time: 2 hours
    • Price: 160.000 VND - 180.000 VND
    • Pick-up point: Da Nang city center
    • Drop-off point: Hue city center​​​​
  • Hải Vân Limousine – Limousine 9 seats
    • Tel: 0777-500-500
    • Travel time: 2 hours
    • Price: 150.000 – 160.000 VND
    • Pick-up point: Da Nang city center
    • Drop-off point: Hue city center

4. From Da Nang to Hue by train

Traveling from Da Nang to Hue by train offers a comfortable and scenic option, perfect for those who want to experience the natural beauty of central Vietnam. There are several daily services, affordable ticket prices, and various seating options, making the train journey a great choice for all types of travelers.

From Da Nang to Hue by train

  • Price: 80.000 – 210.000 VND/pax depending on the seat or sleeper class
  • Travel time: 2.5 hours
  • Departure at Da Nang Railway Station
  • Arrive at Hue Railway station
  • Advantages: low cost, enjoy the stunning landscapes on the way.
  • Disadvantages: It is noisy and shaking, so it will be hard to sleep, and you may be tired the next day.

Passengers could book train tickets through a travel agent or at the Vietnam Railway station website: dsvn.vn
Or directly at Da Nang Railway Station - 200 Hai Phong, Tam Thuan, Hai Chau, Da Nang

Train timetable

Train No

Departs

Arrives

SE2

1.55 PM

4.19 PM

SE4

12.57 PM

3.57 PM

SE6

10.30 AM

1.38 PM

SE8

12.56 AM

3.28 AM

SE10

9.04 AM

12.37 PM

SE12

3.43 PM

6.23 PM

SE20

6.05 PM

8.36 PM

HĐ2

7.50 AM

11.10 AM

HĐ4

2.50 PM

5.50 PM

5. From Da Nang to Hue by motorbike

The Da Nang to Hue route is a famous tourist route in the Central region and is loved by many tourists. It is also one of the interesting backpacking routes for those passionate about traveling and exploring. You only need to travel by motorbike for about 2 - 3 hours. In addition, the route from Da Nang to Hue is relatively flat and convenient, so you can completely rest assured about traveling by motorbike.

from danang to hue by motorbike

  • Price for motorbike rental: 120.000 – 300.000 VND/day – Not including gasoline
  • Travel time: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Advantages: Proactive in time, Enjoy the sightseeing on the routes along the beautiful road between Hue and Da Nang. Could stop at the beach for relaxing and swimming
  • Disadvantages: Not recommended for amateur bikers. It may be dangerous to ride a motorbike in Vietnam.

Some notes for motorbike rental in Vietnam
- Choose the good motorbike shops
-Depending on your abilities, you could rent a manual or automatic transmission motorbike.
- Check the bikes before going
- Fill the gasoline and bring with you a raincoat in case it is raining

Some Motorbike rental shops for reference:

  • Binh Minh motorbike rental
  • Bao An motorbike rental

6. From Da Nang to Hue by private car

For those who value privacy and punctuality, a private car is the ideal choice for the journey from Hue to Da Nang.

From Da Nang to Hue by private car

  • Travel time: 2 – 2.5 hours
  • Price: 1.100.000 – 1.300.000 VND (sedan, SUV car)
  • Advantages: professional driver, pick up and drop off at requested places.
  • Disadvantages: Price is higher than other transportation

Book the private car in Da Nang

Learn more about Hue journey:


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Ngoc Tu Dinh
Travel Expert
I'm Ngoc Tu Dinh, a local travel expert from Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. Exploring Vietnam has been my passion for years, and I've spent 10 years as a tour guide throughout Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. I hope that my understanding of Vietnamese culture, allow me to offer a unique perspective in this blog. Currently, I am based at IZITOUR. If you're planning a trip to Vietnam, I'm here to help you make the most of it! Feel free to leave your comments at the end of the article. Your feedback is important, and I look forward to responding to you.

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