How to travel from Danang to Hoian? – A Comprehensive Guide

Just more than 30 km distance from Danang to Hoian, these two popular destinations are must-visit once in Central Vietnam. From the modern coastal city of Danang to the Ancient Town of Hoian, you’ll be offered a diverse range of attractions and experiences. In this travel blog, Indochina Voyages will with you how to get from Danang to Hoian and the perfect itinerary between these destinations.

How many ways to get from Danang to Hoian?

There are 3 convenient ways by road to make the journey from Danang to Hoian, which all take around 45 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on your preferences and travel style, you can choose from private cars, shuttle buses, or even ride-hailing services like Grab.

3 ways to get from Danang to Hoian

Private car

Traveling by private car is one of the most convenient options for getting from Danang to Hoian. This allows you to have a private and comfortable journey at your own pace. You can either rent a car with a driver or self-drive if you are comfortable with the roads in Vietnam.

You can book a private car from Danang to Hoian through your hotel in Danang or ask an organized tour company to book for you. Another way is you can visit our brand Rental Car Vietnam, which specializes in organize private car in Vietnam.

Shuttle Bus

Shuttle buses are a cost-effective way to travel and offer a hassle-free experience. These buses depart regularly from Danang and drop off passengers at various points in Hoian. 

There are many buses going from Danang to Hoi An, on average one every 15 minutes. You can take a look at the Danang Hoian Routes bus below for more details:

Bus Route number 01Bus Route Number 14
Distance36 km60 km
Travel Time40 minutes1 hour and 40 minutes
Operating hours05:30 – 17:30 every day05:30 – 17:30 every day
Trip Frequency20 minutes/trip5h30 – 7h30 – 11h – 15h00 – 16h45
Ticket Price~ US $1~ US $1,25

The route of bus route number 1 is as follows: Da Nang Central Bus Station – Ton Duc Thang – Dien Bien Phu – Ha Huy Tap – Ha Khe – Nguyen Tat Thanh – Ong Ich Khiem – Le Duan – Chi Lang – Hung Vuong – Tran Phu – Trung Nu Vuong – Mountain Citadel – Duy Tan – Tran Thi Ly Bridge – Ngu Hanh Son – Le Van Hien – Tran Dai Nghia – Hoi An Bus Station.

The route of bus route number 14 is as follows: An Ha residential area – Quang Phu – Le Thanh Tong street – Duy Tan street – Phan Chau Trinh street – Nguyen Du street – Le Loi street – Hung Vuong street – Tran Phu street – Hoi An street Phan Boi Chau – Nguyen Van Troi street – DT 615 – coastal road 129 – Cua Dai bridge – DH 15 – Tran Nhan Tong – Ly Thuong Kiet – Ly Thai To – Hai Ba Trung street – Nguyen Tat Thanh street – Le street Hong Phong – Hoi An bus station.

Take a Grab Car through a Mobile App

For a more flexible and on-demand option, you can use the Grab app to book a car ride from Danang to Hoian. Grab is a popular ride-hailing service in Vietnam and provides a convenient way to get around. You can download Grab or Be (another common booking transportation Mobile App in Vietnam) to use.

A 4-seat car from Danang to Hoi An (only 1 way)As you depart Hoian for Danang, you’ll have gained a deeper appreciation for the beauty of Central Vietnam. The memories made will undoubtedly be the highlight of your Vietnam adventure. Start planning your Danang to Hoian journey today and get ready to be captivated. costs about VND 300.000 (Around US $12).

Suggested itinerary

A typical ideal duration in Danang and Hoian is 3 days. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your Danang to Hoian journey:

Day 1: Danang Arrival – Hoi An Town

After arriving at Danang Airport, you’ll be picked up by a driver and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. Once settled in, you’ll embark on a walking tour of Hoi An’s picturesque old streets, where you’ll see a blend of Chinese, Japanese, French and Vietnamese architectural styles. Visit landmarks like the Chinese Assembly Halls, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, and Tan Ky House. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hoi An.

Rural Hoian Ancient Town
Rural Hoian Ancient Town

Day 2: Hoi An Surroundings

After breakfast, you have a choice – join a half-day cooking class that includes a river cruise and market visit, giving you hands-on experience with Vietnamese cuisine. Alternatively, you can spend the half-day exploring the My Son Sanctuary, the former capital and religious center of the Champa Kingdom dating back to the 4th century. The rest of the day is free time. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 3: Hoi An / Danang Highlights / Departure

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. If your flight is later in the afternoon, spend the morning doing some last-minute shopping before transferring to Danang. In Danang, you can visit:

  • The Marble Mountains
  • Climb to the top of Thuy Son (Water Mountain)
  • Explore the Huyen Khong cave, Tam Thai and Ling Ung pagodas.

Finally, stop at the Non Nuoc stone carving village and the Han Market for some final souvenir shopping before heading to the airport for your next destination.

Danang - The city of beautiful Beaches
Danang – The city of beautiful Beaches

Above is a suggested itinerary made by our local travel expert, for more detail, you can visit here:

Hoi An Danang 3 days

Da Nang – Hoi An 3 Days

  • Explore old architecture in Hoi An such as Tan Ky old house, the Japanese – covered bridge.
  • Learn about the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom.
  • Relax by pristine and beautiful beaches of the Central: Cua Dai, An Bang, My Khe.

This is just a suggested itinerary, and you can easily extend your journey to 5 days 4 nights, or 4 days 3 nights, depending on your preferences and interests. As experts in customizing tours, Indochina Voyages can help you create a personalized itinerary that best suits your travel needs.

Extra Danang to Hoian Tips

  • Consider visiting during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, as Hoian transforms into a lively and festive destination.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes, as the old town of Hoian is best explored on foot.
  • Be mindful of local customs and etiquette, and respect the cultural heritage of the sites you visit.
  • Try the local specialties, such as Hoian’s famous lanterns, tailor-made clothing, and delicious cuisine.
  • Plan your trip during the dry season (from February to August) for the best weather and optimal sightseeing conditions.
  • Hoian has lots of hidden gems, don’t miss them!
  • If planning to visit Cu Lao Cham Island, you should arrive in Hoian and then continue to visit the island for more convenience.

As you depart Hoian for Danang, you’ll have gained a deeper appreciation for the beauty of Central Vietnam. The memories made will undoubtedly be the highlight of your Vietnam adventure. Start planning your Danang to Hoian journey today and get ready to be captivated.

From Indochina Voyages Team

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