Getting around: Danang, Hoi an, Hue

Getting around Da nang

Uber is currently not present in Da nang, and the only transport app available is the South-East Asia variant called Grab. The app essentially calls an official taxi to your requested location and fare calculation will be based on meter. Note that fares should not exceed 100k dong for rides within Da nang city

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Screenshot of Grab app

For intercity bus from Da nang, Sinh tourist provides services to most popular cities in Vietnam. Their office in Da nang is at 154 Bach Dang street, for more info check out their official website here

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Transport from Da nang to Hoi an

Taxis from Da nang to Hoi an cost 300k dong one-way. It’s advisable to agree on this price prior to getting on or before the driver turns on the meter, as the fare is more expensive going by meter at between 350k~400k dong

Yellow Bus #1: Find the bus stop at 5 Lê Duẩn Street, located near one end of the Han river bridge (Cau Sông Hàn). One-way fare is 20k dong, and the bus will head south all the way to Hoi an . Note: Bus #1 only runs between 0530 and 1730, click here to see a detail video explanation of this bus route

Hoi an is a compact town, and you can walk between the bus station and various sights easily. Do cater a whole day in Hoi an to see the world heritage ancient town properly

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Hoi an ancient town

Transport from Da nang to Hue

The train ride between Da nang and Hue is widely regarded as one of the most scenic in Vietnam and stated in many guidebooks to be worth taking as an excursion in itself. To see this claim for yourself, begin your journey at Da nang train station (Address: 202 Hai Phong), easily accessible at Da nang city centre

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Tickets can be bought inside the station. I’d recommend getting ‘soft seats’ tickets at 68k dong each, as it provides better cushioning and air conditioning for the 3 hour ride between Da nang and Hue. To fully enjoy the view along the way opt for either the train departing at 12:46pm or 2:13pm

After departing Da nang station the train will move along the beautiful Vietnam coast, culminating in stunning views of untouched greenery and secluded beaches when passing by Hai Van Pass

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Views at Hai Van Pass

Upon reaching Hue, the train station is located at the southwestern end of Le Loi street and from here it’s a short taxi ride to Hue city centre

For the return trip to Da nang or if you would like to move on to other cities in Vietnam, the Sinh tourist office in Hue can be found at 37 Nyugen Thai Hoc street, opposite Hue soccer stadium (Sân Vận Động Tự Do). From here you can easily catch an intercity bus to almost any destination in Vietnam

*Travelled September 2016

 

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