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Da Nang to Hoi An Taxi: Local Guides to Avoid Scams

November 18, 2022 - 3054 views

Da Nang is a charming city that now developed to become an economic hub and one of the leading tourism cities in the central of Vietnam. The city is the gateway to other popular sites and cities such as Hoi An. Traveling from Da Nang to Hoi An by taxi is the most common transfer option to choose from. In this article, we have gathered information that would be crucial for you when planning to travel between these two cities. 

An overview of Da Nang to Hoi An taxi

Taxis from Danang to Hoi An are the most popular mode of transportation since they are convenient and quick; it takes about 45 minutes depending on traffic.  The cab fare is approximately 350.000 VND ($15.2) – 450.000VND ($19.5) for one-way travel. The advantage of taking a taxi is it allows you to show up and hop in the first one that comes along, particularly if you don’t like making prearranged plans

Da Nang to Hoi An taxi

Traditional Taxi

In every taxi, there is a meter installed inside and the price is calculated based on this. Taxis waiting outside the train or bus station have been known to refuse to use their meters in favour of haggling over a fare, even though this is not the usual. Every taxi company provides a contact number for you to call and order one and every taxi service has some who answer your call in English at their answering service.

To avoid the scams that might happen to you while travelling, The major taxi companies operating in Da Nang are the following:

1. Mai Linh Da Nang Taxi

Mai Linh Taxi is a popular taxi brand in Da Nang and you can also see them operating in other cities across the country. Therefore, this taxi company is reputable to travel with. You can easily recognize them by their signature green colour. The driver normally wears a white and green tie or green jacket.

If you are travelling from the city centre, you can call directly their contact number: 0511. 

Cab types Opening (to less than 30km) Next 30km After 30km
4-seat car 9.000 VND 13.000 VND/ km 10.000 VND/ km
7-seat car 10.000 VND 14.000 VND/ km 12.000 VND/ km
Waiting time 50.000 VND/ hour

Mai Linh Taxi Da Nang

Mai Linh Taxi Da Nang


2. VinaSun Green Da Nang Taxi

VinaSun Taxi is also considered a big national taxi brand. They operate mostly in Vietnam’s southern cities such as Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Nha Trang, etc... . The company uses white cars with red and green arrows in a circle as their logos. Here is the hotline that you can call and order one: 0511.

VinaSun Da Nang taxi fare:

Cab types Opening (to less than 30km) Next 30km After 30km
4-seat car 9.000 VND 13.000 VND/ km 9.600 VND/ km
7-seat car 10.000 VND 14.000 VND/ km 11.600 VND/ km
Waiting time 50.000 VND/ hour


Vinasun Taxi Da Nang

Vinasun Taxi Da Nang


3. Tien Sa Da Nang Taxi

Tien Sa Taxi is another big corporation that operates across Da Nang and Hoi An. Their taxi offers cheaper prices than other brands above yet the quality of service is similar. Not to mention, they are the first free wi-fi taxi in Da Nang so it’s worth a journey with them.

Contact number: 0511.

Cab types Opening (to less than 30km) Next 30km After 30km
4-seat car 8.000 VND 11.000 VND/ km 9.000 VND/ km
7-seat car 9.000 VND 13.000 VND/ km 11.000 VND/ km
Waiting time Free


Tien  Sa Taxi Da Nang

Tien Sa Taxi


4. Song Han Da Nang Taxi 

Another company that is on our list is Song Han Taxi which is a famous local brand. Their drivers are friendly and attentive as well as their experienced driving skills keep you safe so you can enjoy the trip thoroughly.

Contact number: 0511.

Cab types Opening (to less than 30km) Next 30km After 30km
4-seat car 10.000 VND 12.000 VND/ km 11.000 VND/ km
7-seat car 12.000 VND 14.500 VND/ km 13.000 VND/ km
Waiting time 50.000 VND/ hour


Grab taxi

Cab booking platforms, such as Uber or Lyft, are also available in Vietnam. You can take Grab, Bee, VietGo, and other services to get from Da Nang to Hoi An. Grab is the most popular of these brands, with the greatest number of service cars. To order a Grab, all you need is a smartphone, an internet connection, and an app to use their service. Because the route and charge are provided in the app, this option is also regarded as convenient, quick, and reliable, or no haggle needed, which is even better.

Tourists flying to Hoi An from Da Nang airport will need to purchase a 3G/4G SIM card at the airport in order to connect to the internet and download the app. To begin, follow the app's instructions for registering and then booking your car. After that, all you have to do is enter the pickup location and destination. Finally, you have the option of selecting the type of car you want to drive. There are 4-seater, 7-seater, and shared automobiles available. If you're travelling alone, though, the motorbike is a very cost-effective and convenient option.

The cost is highly affected by the time of day and the volume of demand. Normally, Grab service is a bit cheaper than regular taxis at the range of 200,000 VND ($8.7) and 350,000 VND ($15).

Grab taxi

Grab taxi


Tips for travelling from Da Nang to Hoi An by taxi

  • Some taxi drivers can not speak other languages than Vietnamese or can understand and speak very basic English which may cause misunderstandings. Thus some translation applications may come in handy in this case. 
  • To avoid the Grab scams (yep, that can happen), only travel in cars that have the same license plates as those displayed in your app.
  • Normally, Grab cars will not stop along the way. However, you can negotiate with the driver in advance. Also, make sure you enter the exact address of your destination; double-check on the sites and if you need assistance, don’t hesitate to ask your hotel staff in Hoi An. 
  • If you are arriving and then depart to Hoi An from Da Nang airport, walk outside the airport gate since Grab cars are not allowed to enter the airport.

Overall, Da Nang is honourable to be the safest city with genuinely honest local people in Vietnam. Surely you can be more mindful to pick what is the best way to travelling from Da Nang to Hoi An by taxi. Visit BestPrice and join our Da Nang - Hoi An tours with our experienced guide who will take you to experience an unforgettable journey. 

If you prefer other cost-effective options, you can take a look at our article about travelling from Da Nang to Hoi An by bus.

Minah Trinh

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