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How to get from Hanoi to Hue

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Hue, the latest imperial capital of Vietnam, is one of the most popular places to visit in this region. Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue Imperial city, Bach Ma national parks are must-see attractions in Hue.

This article is a comprehensive guide to travel from Hanoi to Hue with train, bus and airplane with details for price, schedule and how to book ticket online.

The distance between Hanoi and Hue is about 700 km by land, and the fastest way to get to Hue from Hanoi is flying. Train and bus are cheaper alternatives for travelers, and both method take approximately 13 hours.

how to get from Hanoi to Hue train bus flight

 

Hanoi to Hue train

Duration: 12.5 ~ 14 hours

Cost: $20

Vietnam Railways offers daily trains from Hanoi to Hue. Traveling by train from Hanoi to Hue is the best if you’d like to explore the scenery along the way.

how to get from Ha Noi to Hue train

The railway from Hanoi station to Hue station is about 688 km, and the journey takes approximately 12.5 to 14 hours depending on the train.

The seat types include the hard seat, the soft seat, hard berth (6 berths per cabin) and the sort berth (4 berths per cabin).

Passengers are allowed to bring up to 20 kg/ per person and can purchase food and drinks on the train from Hanoi to Hue.

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

 

Private train from Hanoi to Hue

Travelers can take private trains and enjoy luxury service while traveling to Hue from Hanoi.  Livitrans and Viollet Express Train are two company offering private trains for this route.

 

Stations

Hanoi railway station: 120 Le Duan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

Hue railway station: 2, Bui Thi Xuan street, Hue city (1 km from the city center).

 

How to book train ticket from Hanoi 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.

 


Hanoi to Hue bus

Duration: 13 hours

Cost: $15

Traveling from Hanoi to Hue by bus is the cheapest option.

Hung Thanh and Queen Cafe offer sleeper buses departing at 6 pm/ 6:30 pm in the evening from Hanoi and arriving at 7:30 pm in Hue.

-> Book bus tickets online with Baolau

 


Hanoi to Hue flight

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cost starts at $35

Flying is the fastest way to get from Hanoi to Hue. Vietnam Airlines and VietJet Air offer daily flights from Hanoi to Hue and the journey takes 1 hour 15 minutes.

Luggage note:

Vietnam Airlines: 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg carry-on luggage

VietJet Air: 7 kg carry-on luggage (can purchase extra for checked luggage)

After arriving at Phu Bai airport, travelers can take private transfer to city center or hotels. From there, you can join tours to visit attractions in Hue or rent motorbike/ private car to visit the city.

 


How to get around Hue

You can book a car charter and tour Hue with your own customized itinerary. Just need to let the driver know your chosen places and you’re good to go!

Alternatively, you can book rent motorbike to drive around the city.

things to do in Hue Vietnam

 

Exploring Hue and surrounding

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


From Hue, you can get to Da Nang or Hoi An easily by train or bus. A day trip to Ba Na Hills are recommended if you’d like to enjoy a beautiful mountain views with exciting activities.

 

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

where to stay in Hue hotels

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