I. Distance from Danang to Hoi An
From Danang to Hoi An, it’s only a short distance of 30 kilometers. Therefore, if you are already in Danang, don’t hesitate to also go to Hoi An for a few days – that is our top-voted tourist city in Vietnam. Every vehicle would go on either 1 in 4 following routes:
- 1st Route: follow Truong Sa road to Vo Nguyen Giap / Lac Long Quan and turn to Hoi An City.
- 2nd Route: follow Vo Chi Cong street through Lac Long Quan / Vo Nguyen Giap and turn to Hoi An City.
- 3rd Route: follow National Highway 1A about 27km south to Vinh Dien street, then turn left along Huynh Thuc Khang street into Hoi An city.
- 4th Route: go along Le Van Hien street, then follow the road of Da Nang – Hoi An province, about 30km to Hoi An.
Here are 5 common ways to reach the vibrant city of Hoi An from Danang. Based on their pros and cons, you can decide on the most suitable means of transportation for your journey.
II. How to Get from Danang to Hoi An?
1. Private Car
► Booking: You can ask your hotel or the hotel that you book in Hoi An to find you a car rental service. Depend on your group size and your budget, you can choose to rent a 4-seat car or a 7-seat car
► Duration: A private car will probably take you from Danang to Hoi An in only 1 hour or 1 hour 15 minutes at most. Just give the driver the address of your hotel, they will surely be able to find it right away,
► Cost: 300.000VND – 400.000VND (USD $15.00 to $20.00)
► Pros and cons: Private car is the number one option to get from Da Nang to Hoi An, since it’s the most convenient and the fastest, also you can stop anywhere you like on the way, maybe for taking photos, for a drink or for lunch. Although this is the most expensive option, sharing the cost with other people actually makes renting a private car worth it.
2. GrabBike or GrabCar
► Booking: All you need to do is to download the app Grab (or Be) on your phone and book a motorbike or a car.
► Duration: Just like the private car, a GrabCar will take you to Hoi An in about 1 hour. A motorbike might take you longer, around 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- 100.000VND (USD $5) for a GrabBike
- 300.000VND (USD $15) for a GrabCar
► Pros and cons: For solo travelers with a single backpack, the motorbike option (GrabBike) is extremely cheap and convenient. Also, if you download the app Grab or Be for the first time, there would be many discounts code for you. However, these drivers – especially motorbike drivers -can go pretty fast sometimes, so you might want to bring your own helmet because they often only have low-quality helmets for the guests.
► Booking: If you don’t know how to use the app, you can call a traditional taxi instead. Taxis are available everywhere in Danang, and the most 2 popular companies that you should call are: Mai Linh Taxi (+84 511 352 5252) or Vinasun Taxi (+84 511 368 6868)
► Duration: around 1 hour
► Cost: around 300.000VND – 400.000VND (USD $15.00 to $20.00).
► Pros and cons: A taxi is almost like renting a private car, so you can place many stuff on the car, and the duration is short. However, you might not be able to stop for taking photos, and some taxi drivers may go around to get more money from you.
4. Public Bus
► Booking: You can take bus number 1 which will take you directly from Danang and Hoi An, or the other way around. The bus departs every 20 minutes, starting from 5:30AM to 6PM everyday.
► Duration: about 1:30 hour
► Cost: 25000VND (USD $1)/one way. You can get on the bus first then purchase the ticket there. There’s no online ticket available for buses in Vietnam. Tips: the price is often printed on the window of the bus, so make sure to pay the right price.
► Pros and cons: This is the cheapest way to get from Danang to Hoi An, and the duration is not too long. However, you won’t have much space to store your stuff since there might be many people on the bus (but on lucky days, there might be very few people). Another downside of taking public bus is that the bus stop is about two miles from the airport, so you will need to take a taxi there anyway
► Booking: You can easily rent a motorbike in Danang. 2 motorbike rental services that you can reliably book are:
- Truong Dat motorbike rental: +84 969 722 744 or +84 969 822 844
- Lê Trường motorbike rental: +84 981 331 331
► Duration: about 2 hour
► Cost: about 100.000VND/day, and you can get a discount if you rent it for a longer period.
► Pros and cons: Travelling by a motorbike is the best way to fully experience the beautiful coastline from Danang to Hoi An, and it’s also convenient because you are at your own pace. However, renting a motorbike will require you to put a deposit and your ID card to ensure, so you should prepare a notarized copy of your passport in advance. Also, the traffic in Vietnam may not be the same as in your country. It could be dangerous, so don’t try if you are not an experienced driver.
Above are the best 5 ways to travel from Danang to Hoi An. We hope to have informed you sufficiently, and hope that you will be able to find the most suitable means of travel for your trip. Finally, have a nice time in Vietnam!