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April 20, 2019

How to Travel from Hanoi to Da Nang? (Bus, Train, Plane)

How to get from Hanoi to Da Nang? Let’s analyze the best options for this route in Vietnam, including traveling by train, bus, plane or car

Are you traveling in Vietnam and want to know the best way to get from Hanoi to Da Nang? In this post we will explore the options in this route, including bus, plane, car and featuring a guide with maps and how to buy tickets for this route.

Da Nang, Vietnam.

Hanoi to Da Nang: What you Should Know

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, and Da Nang (sometimes written as Danang) is a much more relaxed city in Vietnam. These two cities are about 760 km from one another. There are many options to cover this distance, and you can do it directly, or also opt for stopping somewhere in the middle of this route.

The transport and tourism infrastructure are improving rapidly in Vietnam, and you will have many options to travel from Hanoi to Danang. You can take a bus, drive a car or ride a bike, fly or even take a train from Hanoi to Da Nang. You will not have a problem to find a schedule to suit your needs, as the options are pretty varied from short daily flights to night trains.

Hanoi and Da Nang also offer a number of interesting activities for all kinds of tourists. Da Nang is also close to the famous Hoi An, one of the most visited sites in Vietnam. If you want to book activities, hire a transfer or private or buy a sim card for Vietnam, check Klook.com.

Here is a map of Vietnam showing both Hanoi and Da Nang:

Hanoi to Da Nang by Bus

Taking the bus from Hanoi to Da Nang might be one of the easiest choices for one very specific reason: it is the cheapest option. While the travel time of 17 hours is comparable to those of the train ride from Hanoi to Danang, the prices are certainly lower.

There are not many companies operating in this route from Hanoi to Da Nang by bus, but it is an overall reliable option. most of the options are overnight buses. If you are a budget traveler you can also save one night of staying in a hostel by using the bus.

Here is a timetable from some of the bus companies operating in this route. As you can see, there are some options of buses from Hanoi to Da Nang. Some other companies operating on this route are not in this time table.

Bus Hanoi - Da Nang $ 18.31–22.16 15h 30m – 17h 30m
  •   VIP36 07:00, 13:00, 20:00, 21:30
  •   Standard AC 17:30
  •   Standard AC 14:30
  •   VIP36 03:18, 13:48, 16:42

How to buy bus tickets from Hanoi to Da Nang

Buying bus tickets from Hanoi to Da Nang is very easy and can be done online. Almost all (if not all) bus companies operating in this route allow you buy tickets online. Here are some websites allowing you to buy bus tickets from Hanoi to Da Nang. Here are some options of agencies selling bus tickets on this route:

EasyBook – one of the biggest travel websites in Southeast Asia and a great place to buy bus tickets in Vietnam and other ASEAN countries.

12go.asia – a great website for traveling in Asia, selling tickets for trips in various Asian countries.

Baolau – another great option to buy bus tickets in Vietnam and neighboring countries

Pros

  • Comfortable buses
  • Cheapest option

Cons

  • Approximately 17 hours trip
  • Limited number of buses in this route

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Hanoi to Da Nang by Train

Traveling by train in Vietnam is one of the most scenic experiences you can have in Southeast Asia. The landscapes are amazing, the trains are rather comfortable, and you can enjoy the Vietnamese countryside beyond big cities.

There are direct trains operating the route between Hanoi and Da Nang, making it extremely convenient to choose rail traveling for this route. There are also several different types of tickets, from seats to beds and cabins. Traveling by train in Vietnam allows the visitors to have great flexibility and an overall relaxed experience.

Even if traveling by train in Vietnam is pretty convenient, one should bear in mind that delays do occur with a relatively frequently.

Here is a timetable of trains operating in this route:

Train Hanoi - Da Nang $ 29.26–81.95 15h – 17h 20m
  •   VIP Sleeper 4x 19:30, 22:20
  •   2nd Class Sleeper AC 06:00, 09:00, 14:30, 14:45, 19:30, 20:10, 20:45, 22:20
  •   1st Class Sleeper 06:00, 09:00, 14:30, 14:45, 19:30, 20:10, 20:45, 22:20
  •   2nd Class AC seats only 06:00, 09:00, 14:30, 14:45, 19:30, 20:10, 20:45, 22:20
  •   VIP Sleeper 4x 12:45, 13:53
  •   2nd Class AC seats only 02:23, 10:03, 12:45, 13:53, 14:40, 18:45, 23:04
  •   2nd Class Sleeper AC 02:23, 10:03, 12:45, 13:53, 14:40, 18:45, 23:04
  •   1st Class Sleeper 02:23, 10:03, 12:45, 13:53, 14:40, 18:45, 23:04

How to buy train tickets from Hanoi to Da Nang

You can buy train tickets online for the route from Hanoi to Da Nang or Da Nang to Hanoi. That includes trains operated by Vietnam Railways, Violette Express Train, Livitrans Express.

Pros

  • Great experience to see the countryside of Vietnam
  • Comfortable and relatively inexpensive journey

Cons

  • The trip itself is rather slow  (usually from 15 to 17 hours)
  • Eventual delays may happen

Here are some options of agencies selling train tickets on this route:

EasyBook – one of the biggest travel websites in Southeast Asia and a great place to buy bus tickets in Vietnam and other ASEAN countries.

12go.asia – a great website for traveling in Asia, selling tickets for trips in various Asian countries.

Baolau – another great option to buy bus tickets in Vietnam and neighboring countries.

Hanoi to Da Nang by Plane

If you want to travel fast between Hanoi and Danang, the plane is the way to go. Even if it is definitely not the cheapest option, if can get you from Hanoi to Da Nang or vice versa in just 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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There are three Vietnamese airlines operating in the route from Hanoi to Da Nang: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet and JetStar. Tickets are rather inexpensive and you can find them usually under 100 US dollars.

There is just one main airport in Hanoi and one in Da Nang. Therefore, there is not much mystery on whether you should go to catch your flight. You can check our Hanoi Airport to city center guide for more information.

How to buy flight tickets from Hanoi to Da Nang

You can compare and book flights with Our Flight Tickets Search from Hanoi to Da Nang.

Pros

  • Fastest way to travel
  • Various airlines options

Cons

  • More expensive than the bus or cheapest trains
  • Time spent going to the airport and checking in.

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by Car or Motorbike

As traffic in Vietnam is pretty chaotic, I do not recommend driving a car or renting a motorbike unless you have enough experience with that. Renting a car without a driver in Vietnam is also a pretty difficult thing to organize.

As for renting or buying motorbikes, this is a much more easy affair. Once again, extreme caution is required when riding a bike in Vietnam. You can easily find places offering bikes for rent in both Hanoi and Da Nang.

Hotels in Hanoi

Oriental Central Hotel – a great hotel in one of the best areas to stay in Hanoi, at the heart of the Old Quarter.

Noble Boutique Hotel Hanoi – an excellent hotel just a short distance to the Hoan Kiem lake, in one of the best places to stay in Hanoi

Hotels in Da Nang

Lamuno Da Nang Hotel – a great hotel with easy access to the My Khe Beach in Da Nang.

New Orient Hotel Da Nang – an excellent hotel in Da Nang.

Other Vietnam Resources

If you are traveling to Vietnam you will certainly find some other guides useful. Check our guide on Vietnam e-Visas and Visa on Arrival, as well as the average and minimum salary in Hanoi. Check also the best places to stay in Hanoi and where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City.