How to Travel from Da Nang to Hue and Vice versa | Outlanderly

Heading to Hue to see the Ancient Citadel? When traveling from Da Nang to Hue, you’ve got four options to choose.  Those options are bus, train, private car or, if you’re the adventurous kind, you can ride a motorbike. Then there’s Uber and Grab which rides to Hue are hard to come by, so it is best to steer clear. 

Sleeping on Train to hue from Da Nang

My first train ride from Da Nang to Hue is an experience I’ll never forget. The views from the windows were very scenic and I even got chatting to locals!

 What is the easiest way to get from Da Nang to Hue?

The best way to get from Da Nang to Hue is by train or bus, as it’s only about 100km and tickets are really cheap. It’s a good experience to travel by train in Vietnam, mainly in central coast. You could either organize this through your hotel if you have a bit of money to splurge out on, I absolutely LOVE the comfort of Limo transfers. Comfy,  air-conditioned cars and surprisingly affordable.

On a motorbike ride 20km through the Hải Vân Pass offering views of mountains, jungles and rural Vietnam.

Da Nang to Hue

Public bus

How to book
You don’t really need to book ahead — just show up and buy a ticket for the next bus. First and second class fares are available for many routes and will buy you a more comfortable, less crowded ride.

70,000 VND (ordinary), 108,000 VND (2nd class).

How long

While it’s the cheapest option, the ride takes the longest.

  • Bus station in Da Nang – Da Nang Bus Station ( 201 Tôn Đức Thắng, Hoà Minh)

Bus Shuttle/Transfer

Bus companies
The SinhTouist, Hanh Cafe, Hoang Long, Phuong Trang Travel (Futa bus, Camel Travel

How to book
Book Online at or through your hotel.

Bus ticket cost 150 000 – 200 000 Viet dong ($6-8)

How Long
3.3.5 hours

Arrive 30-60 minutes before departure and present voucher to bus driver. You’ll get your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present it before boarding the bus


Da Nang to Hue

Train operators 
Vietnam Railways

How to book
Book Online at or directly at the Train station

One-way train ticket costs between 50 000 – 150 000 Viet dong (hard seat, soft seat, SE+NH trains, 1st & 2nd class)

How Long
2,5-3 hours

 Arrive 30 minutes before departure and present voucher to train operators. You’ll receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the train.
The trains are comfortable and you can buy food and snacks.

-See the Vietnam railway map
-Train station in Da Nang – Da Nang Railway Station (791 Hải Phòng)
-Train station in Hue – Huế Railway Station (Nguyen Tri Phường Street)

Da Nang to Hue

Car companies 

Dichung Taxi, Hue Private Cars, Black Lane

How to book 

Book Online at or or Get Your Guidethrough your hotel or at Da Nang Airport

Private transfers cost 60- 150 USD

How Long

1-2.5 hours

You’re usually picked up at your hotel or you can arrange a more convenient place.

Why not check out the prices and times for Private Transfers here?

Da Nang to Hue

Motorbike Rental
Da Nang Easy Riders, Da Nang Bikes, The Motorbike Station, Truong Dat motorbike rental, Le Truong motorbike rental

How to book
Online at Da Nang Easy Riders or at rental shops

How Long

–Da Nang to Hue (100 km)
– Travel through the Hải Vân Pass
–Renting a bike costs around 10usd a day

You may need to show your ID or your passport. Some rental shops will retrieve the bike or you can pay the shop extra money and they will bring it to your hotel.

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