The question of how to get from Da Nang to Hoi An is a frequently asked one, especially by travelers visiting Central Vietnam. Although just 45 minutes (29 kilometers) apart from one another, there are many options of transport. Both Da Nang and Hoi An are incredibly popular tourist destinations, attracting tens of thousands of holidaymakers each year. Their pristine beaches and relaxed vibes, combined with often perfect weather make them the ideal holiday destinations from people around the world.
1. Public Bus
The local bus is a popular option for backpackers, as it is the cheapest option at just 18,000VND (less than 1 USD) and departs constantly throughout the day. Another benefit of the local bus is that it offers return services until 6:00pm everyday. Travelers should also be wary of drivers that try to charge more, so know the price of the ticket before getting on and agreeing. Free buses are also know to depart from various points of Da Nang, but information can be ambiguous so try asking a local or the reception of your hotel.
Da Nang Bus Terminal: 201 Ton Duc Thang
Hoi An Bus Terminal: Hoi An, Nguyen Tet Thanh
Please note there are various stops, so it is always best to contact to ask a local as there may be a more convenient stop located near you.
(One of the public buses in Hoi An – how to get from Da Nang to Hoi An)
Those wondering how to get from Da Nang to Hoi An often opt for the easiest option by using a taxi service, although certainly not the cheapest. As you will quickly find out upon arrival in Vietnam, there is no shortage of taxi services. A taxi from Da Nang to Hoi An will normally range from 250,000-400,000 VND depending on pick-up and drop-off destinations, but make sure you use the most trustworthy service. Malinh taxis (green color and most common) are the most reputable and only use a meter. Other services will often say their meter is broken and you may end up paying anywhere between 500,000-1,000,000 VND which is in certainly not correct!
(Ma Linh is the most trusting service – but always ensure to ask for meter rates first)
3. How to get from Da Nang to Hoi An by Private Car
Private car is another popular option when traveling from Da Nang to Hoi An and vice versa, as the cost can offer be less than that of a taxi, while the quality of the car is far higher and the driver speaks English. The main benefit of choosing a private car is you can easily arrange the pickup and drop-off destinations prior to leaving and it also caters for those with luggage. Another benefit is that you can choose the size of the car depending on the group. A common misconception is that a private car is more expensive than a taxi service. Private cars are available for as little as 330,000VND (15 USD) and that is for anywhere in Da Nang and also Hoi An.
(private cars are often more spacious and modern, for the same price as a taxi)