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How to travel from Hoi An to Nha Trang?

June 25, 2021 - 3210 views

Are you seeking a great way to travel from Hoi An to Nha Trang? Luckily, we provide the best answer in this article. You will find all answer to how long does it take, how far it is, what is the best transportation. Let's start.

Known for its precious colonial architecture, well-preserved ancient canals, and towns, Hoi An is one of the most popular vacation spots in Vietnam. This tranquil city may help you escape from the hustle and bustle of life. And when you are done here, you can spend some time exploring the lovely diving sites and beaches in the coastal resort city of Nha Trang. However, one problem with combing the two cities is that you don’t know how to travel between them. Many transportations are available to take you from Hoi An to Nha Trang. It is the long-distance that requires you to choose a vehicle that is fast, comfortable, and convenient. Here, we provide you with some suitable ways to go from Hoi An to Nha Trang so that you can enjoy your trip to Vietnam the most.

Distance from Hoi An to Nha Trang

While Hoi An is a city of Quang Nam province, which is right in Vietnam’s center, Nha Trang lies more to the South of the country. Obviously, from Hoi An to Nha Trang, it is such a great distance, to be exact 508 km long. Due to such a distance, travelling will take you about 9 hours and sometimes last overnight.

As you will not want to get tired after your trip, choosing which vehicle to go by is the most important factor. Usually, planes, buses, trains, and taxis are popular vehicles that offer a transfer. Among them, travelling by flight straight to Nha Trang will take you the least time and thus cost you the most. Bus and train are slower, then followed by taxi. Which vehicle should you choose to go by on Hoi An to Nha Trang route? Let’s take a quick look at the recommendation below to find out the best.

Hoi An to Nha Trang Distance

Best ways to travel from Hoi An to Nha Trang

Among four popular vehicles on Hoi An to Nha Trang route, plane, train, and bus are the best in terms of speed, comfort, and price. Check it out in the following lines. 

1. Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight

A plane is the best vehicle for travelling a great distance and the Hoi An to Nha Trang route is no exception. While other vehicles can take you 9 hours or even more, it is only 1 hour and 10 minutes that you have to spend going by flight. This is really fast and perfectly suitable for those who don’t have much time on their vacation.

Besides, on a plane, facilities and services are always made to serve you the best experience. Therefore, you can have a chance to enjoy a truly relaxing time after days of visiting Hoi An as well as get ready for other activities in Nha Trang. Flight attendants are available to take care of and help you with any problem. With some flight operators, meals are served. Those are the reasons why you should choose a plane as a way to travel from Hoi An to Nha Trang. Of course, with such advantages, a flight is not cheap at all. However, this is something that we can deal with later. 

Usually, there are about 10 flights every day. These flights are operated by Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, and Bamboo Airways, the three popular airlines in Vietnam. 

Hoi An to Nha Trang flight

In particular, Vietnam Airlines is the most chosen by tourists on their trip to Vietnam. The airline itself has come into operation for over 20 years; thus, gain great trust and reputation. Besides, the service of this 4-star operator has received many good feedbacks so far. Flights are rarely delayed or cancelled. Crews are professional and friendly to passengers. Planes that are used are modern and safe. Besides many strengths, the complicated check-in procedure is sometimes so annoying. However, recently this has been improved to some extent. It seems that Vietnam Airlines is a worth-opting-for operator. If you choose to fly with it, you are offered two options. Details are below. 

Flight  Depart  Arrive  Price 
VN 1947  7h00 8h15 $34.31++
VN 7947  13h10 14h25 $34.31++


Followed Vietnam Airlines is Bamboo Airways, a newly run flight operator. Though the airline just comes into operation in 2019, it has been highly rated by many passengers and is now the leading 5-star flight operator in Vietnam. On choosing Bamboo Airways flights, you will not have to experience delay and cancellation due to high punctuality. Besides, the facilities and services are excellent. Therefore, you can have time to relax after days of visiting Hoi An as well as get ready for another adventure in Nha Trang. One more thing about Bamboo Airways is that like Vietnam Airlines, it uses the latest places for every flight, which is proof of perfect safety. Flights schedule and prices are in the following table. 

Flight  Depart  Arrive  Price
QH 2307 5h40 6h50 $8.65++


Finally, VietJet Air is now one of the most popular budget carriers in Vietnam. With a reasonable airfare for each flight, VietJet Air is a great choice for those coming to Vietnam on a budget like solo travellers. On choosing to fly with the airline, you will certainly be offered a money-saving trip with quite good services. Besides, you should take note that flight delays are likely to occur and free meals are not served during the flight. Therefore, you can have a plan B before you go and bring some dry food or snack. If you care about VietJet Air flight to Nha Trang, take a quick look at the table below.

Flight  Depart  Arrive  Price 
VJ 581 8h45 9h50 $4.31++

The suggested flights above are direct flights that only take you about over 1 hour. Besides, there are also transit flights that stop at a spot like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City during the itinerary. This type of flight will last longer, about 5 hours but still faster than most vehicles. If you’d like to visit another place apart from Nha Trang, you can choose the flight as during the transit time, you can have time to get around. 

Flights to Nha Trang always depart from Danang Airport and arrive at Cam Ranh Airport, which means that from your place in Hoi An, you have to go to Danang. It is about 30 km so you can pay from $1 to $10 per person to get through the route by bus or taxi. Alternatively, if you have some Vietnamese friends in Hoi An, you can have them take you to Danang.  


2. Hoi An to Nha Trang train

For those who have more time and are eager for a slower experience, the train is suitable. Like planes, trains that get to Nha Trang depart from Danang. Therefore, you will still have to get back to Danang. Usually, a train from Danang to Nha Trang will take you longer, about 9 hours. However, as its price is much lower than as plane’s, this is acceptable.

Sometimes, it turns out to be good as you will have more time to sleep and relax. On traveling by train, you will be offered more options. A train usually includes many different types of carriage. One is run by Vietnam Railways and features a hard-seat, soft-seat, and sleeper. The other is belongs to private operators and only offers a sleeper option.

Hoi An to Nha Trang train

If seeking comfort, you can book the sleeper of a privately-run carriage as it is cheaper than a plane’s ticket but of equal quality. One thing about the train is that this is one of the safest vehicles in Vietnam. Therefore, you will not have to worry about safety, even in bad weather conditions such as rain, storm, etc. If interested in travelling by train from Hoi An to Nha Trang, you can take a quick look at the table below to know more about each train’s schedule and price.

Train  Depart  Arrive  Price 
SE5 1h21 10h44 $12.39++
SE9 7h50 18h04 $12.00++
SE21 9h55 20h36 $14.00++
SE3 11h25 21h05 $11.79++
SE1 13h45 22h19 $10.74++
SE7 22h36 8h24 $14.96++

Additionally, on arriving at Nha Trang railway station, to get to Nha Trang city center, you will have to pay for another trip. This is around 2 km long and can take about 15 minutes or even less if you travel by bus or taxi. The bus that offers a trip from Nha Trang Station to the city centre is bus no.7. The bus is due to run from 5.15 am to 7.15 pm. There is a route every 50 minutes so you can wait at the bus stop right after getting off the train. The price is just $0.35 per person. In the case that you have to get to your hotel, a taxi will take you right to your address at the price of around $0,5/km. 


3. Hoi An to Nha Trang by bus 

The bus is the cheapest and also the most direct transfer from Hoi An to Nha Trang. As this is a popular vehicle and usually serves the locals, the price of a bus will range around $10.89 per person. Besides, as it goes directly, which means that you don’t have to travel to Danang or other places to start your trip. If you are a budget traveler and don’t want to travel much, then the bus will be your choice.

Buses are abundant in Hoi An. From your place, you can find easily find buses nearby to get to Nha Trang. Most of them are sleeper buses, so you can have a chance to relax and sleep during the trip which will last for 11 hours. Among bus, those run by Hanh Café and The Sing Tourist are the most popular. The two have only one bus each which includes 41 sleepers.

Therefore, If you travel with friends, it will not be a problem when traveling by bus. Besides, these buses are due to go through the night, which is quite convenient as you can sleep throughout the trip and be ready to explore Nha Trang the next morning. If interested in traveling by bus, you can find more information in the following table. 

Bus Depart Arrive  Price 
Hanh Café 18h00 ~5h00 $10.87++
The Sinh Tourist 18h15 5h00 $9.52++


Hoi An to Nha Trang Bus


Tips to choose your best transportation to get to Nha Trang from Hoi An

  • You can choose one of the 3 ways according to your demand 
  • Flights are for those who have limited time 
  • Trains offer a slower but equally comfortable experience
  • Buses are the most money-saving way
  • On booking a flight to Nha trang, check whether there is the golden hour to buy a cheap ticket
  • Don’t choose hard seat on the train as you don’t want to get tired afterward
  • If booking sleepers on the train, try to book in advance as they are sold out very fast
  • Don’t wait for buses at the bus stop as sometimes they can overload and you will not have a place to settle throughout the trip 
  • Finally, you should book tickets online in advance or have a travel agent do it as being scammed is hard to avoid when you buy tickets directly. 

Above is our recommendation for how to travel from Hoi An to Nha Trang. For more detailed information or booking Hoi An tours of Nha Trang tours, please contact us through our website or call. We are always available to help you with the best experience in Vietnam. Wish you have an unforgettable vacation. 

Duc Anh Tran 

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