Getting from Hanoi to Da Nang (and back)

Da Nang is known as the tourist capital of South Central Vietnam, with a west-coast location that makes for beautiful sunsets against an impressive backdrop of lush mountains. So if you’re looking to soak up the sun while on vacation, Da Nang would be a great choice! The journey from Hanoi to Da Nang or back is quite long and challenging. The two cities are approximately 780 km (480 miles) apart, with Da Nang sitting south of Hanoi and right in the middle of Vietnam. There are five options between these two cities: bus, limousine, train, taxi, and most exciting way: scooter.

Photo: Da Nang city and Hanoi

FLIGHTS FROM Hanoi TO Da Nang

This is the fastest and most convenient way to travel from Hanoi to Da Nang. Many fly domestic flights (Bamboo Airway, Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines) between these two cities. These flights begin at the Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, about 25km from the Old Quarter, and land at Da Nang International Airport. It takes around one hour, and passengers should be at the airport one hour before departure. There are flights once every four or five hours from Monday to Sunday. It costs about 900.000 VND ($40 per person per direction. Therefore, you should book the tickets about a week ahead in advance as the price will be much lower.

Train FROM Hanoi TO Da Nang

The public train departs from the Hanoi Gas Station and takes between 17-18 hours to reach the central city of Da Nang. Up to 3 daily departures on the route, which are spread between the day. It takes a much longer time to travel, but the roads are beautiful along the coast. The train schedule and price can be found here. An adult ticket is approx 800,000 VND (approx $35) each direction.

Photo: Getting from Hanoi to Danang by train

Scooter rental FROM Hanoi TO Da Nang

Many travelers have a better way to travel from Hanoi to Da Nang. You can rent a scooter (or even buy one) from Hanoi and then visit the places between these two cities: Ninh Binh, Vinh, Dong Hoi, Hue. Once you get to Da Nang, you can leave the scooter to the scooter rental shop (Or sell it to the shop).

Photo: Getting from Hanoi to Danang by scooter

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