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 an 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 a stunning view of mountains with blue skies and tranquil blue water, overlooking to Danang city, Son Tra Island and Lang Co Bay.
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 offer daily trains from Da Nang to Hue including SE2, SE4, SE6, SE8, SE1, 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 a hard seat, soft seat, sleeper 6-berth or sleeper 4-berth. You can select your seat easily when booking online at Baolau.
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
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 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
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 a 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.