How to travel from hoi an to hue


Two of central Vietnam’s most worthy destinations, Hoi An and Hue are absolute musts on your travel itinerary in this country… & the great thing is that they are super close together!

This means that even with a short timeframe you should be able to lớn visit not only the charming old thành phố of Hoi An, but also the former Imperial capital of Hue during your time here.

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Both spots are UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites too, so here’s the full lowdown on how lớn travel from Hoi An to Hue.. Or visa versa!

Having independently travelled in Vietnam myself, I’ve made this exact journey & can bring you not only the facts about how to lớn navigate this adventure, but also my personal opinion and experience too.

So let’s dive in …

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Distance between Hoi An & Hue


Located just 126km apart – which in a massive country lượt thích Vietnam is nothing! – it’s easy to get between Hoi and Hue in a couple of hours or a day… depending on which option you take!

This makes it easy to combine both destinations into a short itinerary, maximising the amount you are able to see in this wonderful country.

Personally, I spent 2 nights in Hoi An (I wished it could have been longer, but my visa for the whole country was only 15 days!) and then just 1 night in Hue (because it’s pretty small và again, I was short on time).

However, if you vị have the time, I definitely recommend spending longer in both spots, as they certainly are top Vietnamese destinations to visit.

And khổng lồ help you vị just this, here’s my full guide on how to lớn travel between Hoi An and Hue.

The main factors that separate the different transport options on this route are time, cost & whether you want to see some attractions along the way or just go direct.

Whichever of the options you vày take however, you’re guaranteed lớn see some gorgeous landscape as you travel through central Vietnam’s wonderful coastal area, so sit back and enjoy!

#1 By Bus


So the first way khổng lồ travel between Hoi An và Hue is by bus.

Buses in Vietnam are private services that many locals & tourists use.

I personally travelled a lot by bus in Vietnam and always found it very safe.

Most buses in Vietnam travel long distances, so are designed as sleeper services. Even if you’re not going that far with them, they’ll still have sleeper seats and are usually double-levelled.

Buses travel from Hoi An khổng lồ Hue as part of larger journeys through central Vietnam, but you can easily book just this short section using the great trang web 12Go.

This website makes booking travel across Southeast Asia really easy, with clear times & options in English plus secure payment opportunities.

The main bus companies that travel from Hoi An to lớn Hue are The Sinh Tourist, Camel Travel và Futa bus – all their times & ticket prices can all be viewed on 12Go.

Buses in Vietnam are incredibly cheap và this route is no exception.

Buses are also a quick option on this route & will shuffle you between Hoi An and Hue in just a couple of hours.

#2 By Train


The other public transport option for getting from Hoi An khổng lồ Hue is via train.

There’s actually no direct train between Hoi An & Hue, but you can get from Da’Nang khổng lồ Hue using rail travel và then it’s just a short distance from Hoi An lớn Da’Nang by taxi or bus.

So, if you want to lớn get the train from Hoi An khổng lồ Hue you’ll first need to lớn catch a bus / taxi lớn Da’Nang from Hoi An & then from Da’Nang catch the train khổng lồ Hue.

This sounds lượt thích a bit of hassle, but actually it’s very straightforward.

Taxis are very easy lớn catch in Hoi An either using a rideshare app or booking through your hotel; và then trains và buses can be booked easily online using 12Go.

The train from Da’Nang to Hue takes around 2 và a half hours và a taxi from Hoi An khổng lồ Da’Nang will obviously be quicker than the bus if you’re short on time.

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If it’s cost you’re more worried about, then the bus from Da’Nang to Hoi An is cheaper than a taxi và takes around 1 hour. Buses on this route depart from the main Hoi An bus station every 30 minutes up until the early evening.

Overall, the train is a very budget-friendly method of getting from Hoi An to Hue, but it does involve 2 different travel components, unlike the bus, which is just one travel element, so bởi consider this when planning your journey.

#3 By Motorbike


The third option for travelling from Hoi An to lớn Hue is by motorbike.

And there’s 2 options here.

Either you can rent a motorbike and drive yourself, or you can join a motorbike tour.

Motorbike tours are perfect for solo travellers who don’t want khổng lồ make this journey alone, or for those who are less experienced in riding motorbikes too.

In the case of the latter, you can even join tours that involve you riding the back seat of a Harley Davidson, which means you don’t have khổng lồ worry about driving either and can just get on with enjoying the views!

Because the best thing about choosing a motorbike option, or any of the other following options, as opposed lớn the public transport options above, is that you can take in some of the sights between Hoi An & Hue at the same time.

You can learn about these sights in the following transport / tour options I các mục in this article, as they all visit similar places, but it’s worth knowing that if you want khổng lồ see some of the landscape và attractions in central Vietnam, visiting them as you journey between the cities of Hoi an and Hue is a key opportunity.

The other main things to consider when thinking about travelling by motorbike from Hue khổng lồ Hoi An are comfort, heat and the amount of luggage.

Motorbikes will not be the best for comfort or the heat or a lot of luggage, but they will be big on fun!

#4 By Day Tour in a Minivan


So yes, if you want khổng lồ see the main sights in this area of Vietnam, then you can either take a motorbike tour (as described above) or a regular day tour (where you are transported in a minivan) – both will shuffle you from Hoi An to lớn Hue, taking in same main sites between these 2 cities.

These sites include the beautiful Marble Mountains, which sit behind the thành phố of Da’Nang, the famous nhị Van pass, which is a gorgeous winding road through the mountains with scenic views over the coast below, và the beautiful sandy Lang co Beach.

Finally you’ll be dropped in Hue at your accommodation.

Indeed one of the best things about a day tour between Hoi An & Hue is the door-door shuttle service you receive – bring picked up and dropped off at your respective accommodation choices.

As such, a day tour is also a great option if you have heavy bags!

A day tour in a minivan is also a good idea if you’re travelling on a budget, because it’s a cheaper way than both the motorbike tours và any private oto options.

You will however need time, because this tour does take all day.

#5 By Car


Talking of which, next up on this danh sách of how khổng lồ get from Hoi An khổng lồ Hue, it’s the private car option.

Again there are 2 options here – 1 rent a vehicle (although if you’ve seen how people drive in Vietnam, you may be a bit more hesitant of this option!), or 2, hire a private driver khổng lồ shuffle you between these 2 cities.

This latter option is obviously the most expensive on this list, because it’s essentially a private tour, but it does offer you a large amount of flexibility.

As well as seeing the Marble Mountains, hai Van Pass & Lang teo Beach, if you have a private driver, you also get the chance to see the amazing My Son ruins, which are just out of Hoi An.

If you didn’t visit these as part of a sunrise tour when you were in staying in Hoi An, then you shouldn’t miss the chance to lớn visit them on your way to Hue.

If you’re tagging on the My Son ruins, you’ll need khổng lồ leave Hoi An really early lớn make it lớn Hue in a day – however you can trang điểm the time elsewhere on the journey, because you won’t have lớn wait for a group to finish their sightseeing và can go when you are ready.

Private tours can be arranged through your accommodation và these are a good option for those wanting privacy & extra safety.

#6 With a Multi-Day Tour


And finally, the last option on this list, you can also take a multi-day tour in Vietnam that includes destinations in central Vietnam, as well as other parts of the country.

Here’s my menu of the 3 best tour options that include Hoi An, Hue or both, as well as transport between them throughout Vietnam…

14 Days Cycling in Vietnam10 Day Adventure Tour in South và Central Vietnam8 Day Tour of Vietnam’s Highlights

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