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Hanoi to Da Nang: Definitive Travel Guide

February 06, 2024 - 893 views

Hanoi to Danang route seems a long and difficult one that you need good preparation before starting your trip. Do you know how to get to Danang from Hanoi? Keep reading as we will give the definitive travel guide below. 


After having explored the capital city of Vietnam, most tourists choose Danang to be the next destination. This city itself is famous for its stunning beaches and the iconic Golden Bridge. Every year, Danang attracts millions of tourists to come and spend their vacation. Usually, it is very common that tourists get to Danang from Hanoi by plane. As this is the fastest and most convenient way. Besides, you can travel from Hanoi to Danang by bus, train, or even on your rent motorbike. It is up to you which vehicle to opt for. To choose the right one that can perfectly fit your bill, you can follow our below suggestions.

Hanoi to Danang distance & travel time

Da Nang is about 767km south of Hanoi. This route stretch along with the national highway no.1A and through many cities as well as provinces like Phu Ly, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Ha Tinh, Dong Hoi, Quang Tri, and Hue. Due to such a long distance, it is obvious that the Hanoi to Danang trip will take you a large amount of time during your vacation in Vietnam.

However, each vehicle will give you a different trip so that you can choose along with them. If you want to save as much time as you can travel by plane as a direct flight from Hanoi to Da Nang only takes you an hour and 5 minutes. If you like a slow and local-like experience, then get on a bus or train which takes about 17 to 18 hours. If you have an international license, you can rent a car or a motorbike and ride there in about 14 hours and 13 minutes. Which way do you like the best?

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Best ways to travel from Hanoi to Danang

As previously mentioned, if you don’t have much time for getting around and prefer a completely comfortable experience to be ready for the trip right after reaching there, traveling by flight will be your best choice. If not, then traveling by train or bus is great, especially for those who like slow experience, admire the stunning sceneries of both sides through the window, and take some artistic background pictures. And if you are an adventurous person, you can rent a motorbike and ride it yourself.

1. Hanoi to Danang flight 

Traveling by plane is probably the most convenient way because there are around 20 flights from Hanoi to Danang every day. The prices are also reasonable and it saves you a lot of time compared to other options. Usually, flights will pick you up at Noi Bai Airport and let you alight at Danang Airport. Flight operators are various, includes Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, and Bamboo airway

In particular, Bamboo airways is a newly operated and the first 5-star airline in Vietnam. So far, it has done well in pleasing its passengers, thus enhance the image of the country’s tourism industry. If money doesn’t matter to you and you are looking for a professional service, then Bamboo airways are your first choice. 

Some of the best things about the airline are punctuality, high-end service, and the latest planes. Though flight delay is inevitable for most of the airlines, surprisingly, Bamboo Airways has ranked the first in top on-time air services of Vietnam and received plenty of good feedback from its passengers so far. On traveling with the airline, you will experience the 5-star service and modern amenities like cozy seats, spacious aisles, light-adjustable windows, etc. Therefore, you can be ready for the Danang tour right after landing. Besides, as Bamboo Airways is a new run operator, it is inevitable for flight cancelation to occur. Usually, flights are canceled due to several reasons such as lack of passengers, etc. In that case, refunding can be sometimes sophisticated as the policy is unclear. 

On choosing to fly with Bamboo Airways, you will just have a choice of departure time which is 9.30 am (arrive at Danang at 10.50 am). The price is around $51.40 per person. 

In addition, Vietnam airline is the national and 4-star airline of Vietnam, which has come into operation for 20 years and serves millions of passengers every year. The airline has received quite a lot of good feedbacks from passengers, both locals and foreigners. 

It will give you a sense of perfect safety, great convenience, and professional service. Vietnam Airlines are now using Boeing 787, Airbus A350, Airbus A321 for transportation, all of which are cutting edge with modern amenities and can ensure your safety as well as comfort. On experience a flight of Vietnam Airlines, you will be served with friendly staff, a comfort seat, and out-of-this-world food. Besides its strengths, flight delay (from 1 to 2 even 3 to 4 hours) and slow check-in process (about 50 minutes to 1 hour) are the weaknesses of Vietnam Airlines. To avoid this, you can get to the airport early and constantly check for the update about your flight. 

Available flight times when you choose Vietnam Airlines are quite various, include 8.20 am, 9.20 am, 11.45 am, 2.20 pm. Price is from $38.04 to $83.63 per person. 

For VietJet Air, it is now one of the most popular budget carriers in Vietnam. During its 10 years of operation, the airline has served millions of passengers all over the world, mainly in Asia. Some of its strengths that are highly rated by passengers are cheapness and adequate service. As the budget airline, VietJet Air provides tourists with money-saving flights. During the flight, you can be served with acceptable service by well-trained staff. However, one thing that will annoy you on traveling by VietJet Air is the high rate of flight delay. To avoid this, you will have another plan for the inevitable situation or book an early flight. VietJet Air flights are due to depart in a wide range of time, respectively at 5.45 am, 6.40 am, 7.55 am, 1.15 pm, 1.35 pm, 5 am, 6.50 pm, 9.20 pm, 9.30 pm. Price is between $8.20 and $46.07 per person.

Besides direct flights from Hanoi to Danang, there are many transit ones that will take you about 4 hours. If preferring to visit other places, you can choose this type of flight.

You can book flights through the operator's website or come to our website. You can also like to get to know about a flight to Danang.

Hanoi to Da Nang Flight


2. Hanoi to Danang train 

There are many options for trains from Hanoi to Danang and they will offer you an interesting experience when traveling in Vietnam. However, it takes longer to get to the destination, usually 17 hours. The prices fluctuate from 400.000 VND to 1.400.000 VND ($17.26 to $60.4). There are hard seats, soft seats, and comfortable seats in berth cabins. A train trip from Hanoi to Da Nang is quite long so you might need to get a comfortable seat or take the overnight train.

Hanoi to Da Nang train


3. Hanoi to Danang Bus

Similar to traveling by plane and by train, there are many sleeper buses a day if you choose this vehicle to travel. A trip by bus from Hanoi to Da Nang lasts 16-18 hours and there are a few famous bus companies like Phuong Trang, Hoang Long, etc. Traveling by bus is also the cheapest option which costs from 400.000 VND to 600.000 VND ($17.26 to $25.89) per person.

Hanoi to Da Nang Bus


Local tips to get from Hanoi to Danang

If you travel during the day, a flight might be the best option. However, taking a train or a bus will be better for an overnight ride. Because you don’t want to lose a day sitting on a bus or a train. Riding a motorbike is not recommended because it is quite a long route and traffic in Vietnam is always hectic. Also, it will be really dangerous to choose that way. 

On traveling by plane, you should book your ticket in advance, come to the airport 1 to 2 hours earlier than the due time for the check-in procedure to occur well.

For booking tickets, you should come to the website to flight/ bus/train operators or have a trustful travel agency help you with this to avoid being scammed. It is Bestprice Travel that offers to help tourists book their flight.

Besides, there sometimes promotional programs launched by some operators. Therefore, check for them when you are booking so that you can travel at a lower price. 

Hanoi to Da  Nang

Above are our recommendations for traveling from Hanoi to Danang. For more detailed information, please contact us through our website or call. We are always here to help you to get the best experience during your vacation in Vietnam.

If you are still hesitant about how to get from Hanoi to Danang, you can book one of our tours, which offers you all the transportation during your time in Hanoi and Danang. Come to our website and see some Vietnam tours, you can find the best one that fits the bill perfectly. Wish you have a great vacation in our beautiful country.

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