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Transportation Guide to Hue

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Hue was the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. With a rich history and interesting cultural activities, Hue is a must-visit place in Vietnam for travelers.

This article is an ultimate guide to get from Da Nang to Hue with train, bus and other vehicles, including ticket price, time table and other necessary information.

 

Da Nang to Hue train

Taking a train ride from Da Nang to Hue is undoubtedly the best option. This route has one of the most scenic and breathtaking views as the train passes through Hai Van pass.

 

What is Hai Van Pass?

Hai Van Pass is a impressive 21-kilometer long pass located approximately 500 meters above sea level.

It crosses the Bach Ma Mountain between Thua Thien-Hue Province and Danang City, Vietnam, offering an stunning views of mountains with blue skies and tranquil blue water, overlooking to Danang city, Son Tra Island and Lang Co Bay.

how to get from Da Nang to Hue

 

Train from Da Nang to Hue

Duration: 2.5 hours to 3 hours (from Da Nang to Hue and return)

1-way ticket price: $3 (soft seat)

The railway distance from Da Nang to Hue is approximately 103 km.

Vietnam railways offers daily trains from Da Nang to Hue including SE2, SE4, SE6, SE8, SE10 and SE20.

The first train departs at 2:23 am and the last one departs at 23:04 pm in the evening.

Seat selection: Passengers can select hard-seat, soft seat, sleeper 6-berth or sleeper 4-berth. You can select your seat easily when booking online at Baolau.

-> Read Vietnam Train Travel Guide to prepare for your trip.

-> Book train tickets online with Baolau or 12go.asia

 

Train stations

  • Da Nang Railway station: 202 Hải Phòng, Phường Tân Chính, Quận Thanh Khê, Đà Nẵng
  • Hue Railway station: 01 Bùi Thị Xuân, Huế, Tỉnh Thừa Thiên – Huế

 

Tips to have the best experience traveling by train from Danang to Hue

  • Early evening is the best time to take a train ride from Da Nang to Hue
  • You should check weather forecast before booking
  • The train ride passing Hai Van Pass is only 10-15 minutes, so you shouldn’t miss it.

 

How to book train ticket from Da Nang to Hue?

You can buy online train ticket easily with Baolau or 12go.asia

After entering your desired day of departure, you can find a fully detailed schedule of the day with different trains.


Da Nang to Hue bus

Bus is another option to get from Da Nang to Hue. The bus usually goes through the Tunnel.

Duration: 3 ~ 3.5 hours

-> Book bus tickets online with Baolau or 12go.asia

 

The Sinh Tourist

The Sinh Tourist is a reputation travel company in Vietnam specialized in tour and transportation. TST offers 2 buses everyday at 9:15 am or 2:30 pm (14:30)

1-way ticket price: 130 000 VND

Stations:

  • Da Nang bus stop: 16, 3 Thang 2, Thuan Phuoc, Hai Chau, Đà Nẵng
  • Hue bus stop: 38 Chu Văn An, Phú Hội, Huế

 

Hanh Cafe

Hanh Cafe offers sleeper bus from Da Nang to Hue. There are 2 buses departing daily at 9 am or 2:30 pm (14:30)

1-way ticket price: 110 000 VND

Stations:

  • Da Nang bus stop: 1133 Ngô Quyền, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng
  • Hue bus stop: 28 Chu Văn An, Huế, Tỉnh Thừa Thiên – Huế

 

Reserve and book your bus ticket online

 


Da Nang to Hue taxi/ rental cars

If you travel in a group with your family or friends, you can consider visiting Hue by car from Da Nang. If you travel solo, this option can be expensive and costly, so you should catch a train or bus instead.

 

Da Nang to Hue by Motorbike

For those who love to travel by bike, you can rent motorbike in Danang. If you ride a motorbike from Da Nang to Hue and vice versa, you can go by Hai Van Pass or through the tunnel.

If you follow Hai Van Pass, you can stop on the road and admire the beauty of Lang Co Bay, Hai Van, … However, there can be robberies so you should be careful. It is the best not to go too early in the morning or late at night.


Day trip to Hue from Da Nang

Is it possible to visit Hue in one day?

Yes, you can. However you will need to wake up early for the early train/ bus, and rush from places to places. If you only allocate 1 day for Hue, we recommend to take a day tour instead.

 

Day tour to Hue from Da Nang

There are several tour companies offer one day-trip from Da Nang to Hue such as Klook or Get Your Guide.

A Day trip to Hue from Da Nang usually covers bus transport from Hanoi to Halong and vice versa, including visiting Imperial Forbidden Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Khai Dinh Tomb, etc.

-> Read reviews and book day tour to Hue with Klook or Get Your Guide.

 

Where to stay in Hue?

Staying a night or more in Hue is recommended to enjoy the best of this city. You can experience the taste and lights of Hue at night by wandering around the city and visiting Hue Citadel.

-> Read reviews and check availability of accommodation in Hue with Booking.com

 

Exploring Hue

If you have more than 1 day in Hue, you can explore the city with different activities such as

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