Train From Hanoi To Hoi An

Hoi An is a small town in central Vietnam that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999.

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It is known for its rich history, historical heritage, architecture and atmosphere.

Well that is all lovely và I bet you already know that Hoi An is worth a visit.

So how vì you actually get to Hoi An (or vice versa from Hoi An khổng lồ Hanoi)?

Many people who are traveling to lớn Hoi An are coming from Hanoi.

This can be a bit confusing for someone who is making the trip for the first time as many of the transfer routes are not direct.

Instead all travellers choosing lớn travel by plane or train will need to lớn make a journey from Hanoi to lớn Danang & from there find transport from Danang to Hoi An itself.

Direct transfer options are only available for those who are happy khổng lồ travel by either private transfer or sleeper bus.

Don’t worry though, this article will explain everything you need to lớn know to lớn safely make your trip.

Find below all the information on how khổng lồ get from Hanoi lớn Hoi An (& Vice Versa)


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Note:We have other transport guides as well. See how lớn get from Hanoi to Sapage authority & from Danang to lớn Hoi An.


Quiông chồng Navigation
Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An FAQ
How lớn get fromHanoi to lớn Hoi An
1. By Plane + Transfer (Most Popular Option)
2. By Train + Transfer
3. By Sleeper Bus (Cheapest Option)

Getting from Hanoi lớn Hoi An FAQ


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What is the faskiểm tra way to lớn get from Hanoi khổng lồ Hoi An?

The fasthử nghiệm way to lớn get from from either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City is using a plane.

There are no flights lớn hoi an itself. The closest airport to Hoi An is in Danang. The Hanoi to lớn Danang flight is only 1h15min long.

From there you will have sầu another 30-60 min journey lớn get to Hoi An itself.

Is there a direct transfer option from Hanoi to Hoi An?

Yes there is.

If you are happy khổng lồ grab a bed on one of the Vietphái mạnh sleeper busses, you can hop on the bus at Hanoi bus station và get off at Hoi An.

It is convenient, but might not be the most comfortable way khổng lồ travel.

It is our least favourite way to travel in Vietphái mạnh, but it is also the cheapest way to lớn get there.

Is the train from Hanoi to lớn Hoi An worth the long trip?

The benefit of taking the trainoption is that you will be able o enjoy the scenery along the coast on your journey.

Personally, I prefer to fly as the 16-17 hour train journey is simply way too long for my liking; especially in comparison khổng lồ the quick 1h15 min flight.

For further detailed information of transfers, please read the info below!


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There areapproximately 20 direct flights every day from Hanoi to Da Nang International Airport. (chú ý that there is no direct Hanoi to Hoi An flight option).

The airlines that service Hanoi to lớn Da Nang International Airport are:

Vietphái mạnh Airlines,JetStar Pacific (cheapest option),Hanh Air Systems, orViet Jet Air.

We love sầu taking the flight option và for us it is well worth the extra cash in comparison lớn the train option.

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Flight time is short (1h15min), whilst the train takes a whopping 15 hours khổng lồ get from Hanoi lớn Danang.

You can find super cheap prices as well. The cheapest prices we found were for JetStar và Viet Jet Air (around US$20-35).

Prices for Hanh Air & Vietphái mạnh Airlines are more expensive (around US$90-175) in comparison.

We have sầu personally flown on both JetStar Pacific & Viet Jet Air.

Clichồng here khổng lồ book your Hanoi to lớn Danang flight

Step 2: How lớn get from Danang to Hoi An


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An interesting experience is to travel by train in Vietphái nam.

Traveling by train from Hanoi lớn Da Nang (or the train from Danang to lớn Hanoi) takes about 16-17 hours (note there is no direct Hanoi lớn Hoi An train option).

Night trains are comfortable (they have sầu soft beds), and you can buy food & snacks on them.

There are 6 trains every day on Vietnam Railways from Hanoi to Da Nang. A one-way train ticket costs about US$20-30.

Foreigners typically prefer khổng lồ indulge in the luxury trains: Violette Train and Livitrans Express, where you can grab a private berth for around $80-90.

It is recommended that you book your train tickets online prior lớn your date of travel as they tover lớn sell out in high season.

When booking your ticket online, you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your di động phone or tablet & present when boarding the train.

Click here lớn see prices for train tickets khổng lồ Danang

Step 2: How lớn get from Danang to Hoi An

The easiest way khổng lồ grab a Danang to lớn Hoi An transfer from the train station is either via private car transfer or via a taxi.

It is pretty hard lớn get khổng lồ the buses from the train station, so if you prefer not to catch a taxi (they are crazy drivers!) it would be best lớn pre-organize your transfer.

You could either vì this through your khách sạn or if you have a bit of money to lớn splurge out on, we absolutely LOVE the comfort of Blacklane Transfers.

Comfy, air-conditioned cars và their drivers always drive sầu carefully!

Cheông xã prices for your private Blacklane transfer here.

3. By Sleeper Bus (Cheapest Option)

Journey Time: 17hrsBus

Cost Involved: US $15-$16

Cliông xã here khổng lồ see prices for bus tickets khổng lồ Hoi An

Hanoi lớn Hoi An Sleeper Bus


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Traveling by bus from Hanoi lớn Hoi An takes about 17 hours.

There are a few benefits of choosing the bus option as it is by far the cheapest option (only $15-16) và it is the only direct way khổng lồ get from Hanoi to Hoi An itself, without having khổng lồ khuyến mãi with the hassle of stopping in Danang.

Sleeper buses are however not the most comfortable way to travel, but I’m sure if you can fall asleep on a plane, then this could work as an option for you.

It is our least favourite way to travel, but if money is an issue, this is your best option.

The buscompany that travels directly from Hanoi lớn Hoi An is Hung Thanh hao.

Tip: When travelling by sleeper bus you will want to lớn arrive at the station at least 1 hour before your departure time.

Buses are known lớn leave sầu a bit early at times, và if you miss your bus you will not be given a refund.

Cliông xã here khổng lồ secure your bed on the Hung Tkhô hanh Sleeper Bus to lớn Hoi An

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