How to travel from Hoi An to Nha Trang with Vietnam guided tours

Located in Khanh Hoa province, central Vietnam, Nha Trang has become one of the most beautiful seaside towns with well-renowned white sand beaches, impressive coral reefs, and other tourism activities. If you want to challenge yourself with recreational activities and water sports, you are definitely satisfied with perfect scuba diving and snorkeling. Additionally, if you prefer somewhere can help you feel relaxed, you are right to choose Nha Trang in your Vietnam itinerary. Considered as one of the best entertainment centers in Vietnam, according to Vietnam guided tours, Nha Trang is famous for Vinpearl Island with the luxurious resorts and theme parks, aquarium. Moreover, hot spring with mud baths can be found in the coastal city.


“3S” in Nha Trang: Sun, Sand, Sea with Vietnam guided tours
“3S” in Nha Trang: Sun, Sand, Sea

Why many travelers decide to visit Nha Trang after Hoi An?

In Vietnam tours, almost travelers wish to go through all beauty of the S-shaped country by traveling from north to south or vice versa. It’s believed that Hoi An and Nha Trang are the 2 must-visit destinations in central Vietnam. Hoi An is well known as ‘the city of light” in Vietnam with old towns, ancient houses, stunning lanterns. Whereas, Nha Trang appears to be a dynamic city. What such a perfect complement. Therefore, traveling from Hoi An to Nha Trang has become a popular choice among tourist’s itinerary going from the north to the south. It’s also common for tourists who have limited time because you can experience on 2 different cultures of Hoi An and Nha Trang in this diverse country.

How far is it from Hoi An to Nha Trang?

The distance from Hoi An to Nha Trang is about 500 km. Therefore, there are many different ways you can choose to depart to Nha Trang.


The distance from Hoi An to Nha Trang is about 500 km
The distance from Hoi An to Nha Trang is about 500 km

How many ways to travel from Hoi An to Nha Trang?

There are many choices of transportation for your preference. Let Vietnam guided tours help you to find the way which is the most suitable choice for you.

  •  Option 1: Taking a bus

It’s highly recommended by many experienced tourists that taking a bus is a perfect choice, especially for budget travelers. Because it charges you a reasonable price which you can afford easily. The price ranges from $12- $15 for a different transportation company.

You can have peace of mind about the services of the bus. It’s good enough to make you feel convenient and energized until you arrive in Nha Trang. The bus service offers the flexible departure schedules. Furthermore, the bus picks you up in the center of Hoi An and drops you off in the center of Nha Trang. It’s more common of taking a night bus which normally departs at 6 p.m and arrives in Nha Trang at 5 a.m the next day. You can get a sleep in Hoi An and get up in Nha Trang. Therefore, you have more time for visiting the beautiful coastal city.


You can have a good sleep with the comfortable seats
You can have a good sleep with the comfortable seats
  •  Option 2: Taking a private car

Booking a private car has become more and more increasingly popular for traveling from Hoi An to Nha Trang, especially for a family. Taking a private car, you can avoid being annoyed by crowds on the bus, more importantly, you can depart to Nha Trang whenever you want. Similar to the bus, it takes you about 12 hours without stops to get Nha Trang by private car.

  •   Option 3: Going on a tour

It is a good substitute for those who want to have better services, well-planned itinerary and tour guide as well.

  •  Option 4: Travelling by train

Another kind of transportation in central Vietnam suggested by Vietnam guided tours is traveling by train. Normally, a ticket charges you $20 for a soft seat and $25-$35 for a soft berth for one-way tickets. It takes you about 10 hours to get Nha Trang by train. However, there is no railway station in Hoi An, so you have to book a train from Da Nang railway station. It takes you about 45 minutes from the center of Hoi An to Da Nang station by bus or shuttle bus. The time can be shortened if you go by taxi. There are 6 trains departing daily from Da Nang to Nha Trang. To save time and be more relaxed, you should get the night train starting at 10.30 pm at Da Nang station.

Arriving at Nha Trang railway station, you can walk or take a short taxi ride to get the city center.


A modern soft berth (4 berths in a cabin) on the train
A modern soft berth (4 berths in a cabin) on the train
  • Option 5: Taking a flight

If you don’t want to travel by night and being bumped along the way, Vietnam guided tours give you the best choice to take a flight to Nha Trang. Keep in mind that taking a flight is the most expensive way but the safest and fastest one.

You have to go to Da Nang airport because Hoi An doesn’t have airport. You can take a shuttle bus to Da Nang airport. It takes you nearly 45 minutes or less than if you take a taxi. The flight takes you a little bit more than 1 hour from Da Nang to the airport in Nha Trang. You can choose a direct flight from Da Nang to Nha Trang of Vietnam airlines or low-cost airline of Vietjet Air. The cost of an air ticket is various depending on the airline company and seat class. It’s not always necessary to book a return ticket. Arriving at Nha Trang airport, you can go to the city center by bus or taxi.


Arriving at Cam Ranh international airport in Nha Trang
Arriving at Cam Ranh international airport in Nha Trang

Some tips from Vietnam guided tours

  • Bring your important documents
  • Do not forget to book the ticket in advance
  • Buy some food, snacks before getting on the bus or train to fill in your stomach along the way
  • Traveling by bus or train, we have some breaks on the way for meals and short rest.
  • If you want to admire the landscape along the way, you should depart on daytime

Of course, each has its own perks, for example, the train ride is a little bumpy but a fun experience. In conclusion, you should choose the way of traveling to fit you best  so that you can feel truly relaxed during your Indochina tour with Vietnam guided tours.


Le Huu Dan – Travel Lover

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