How to travel from Hoi An to Hanoi?

June 18, 2022 - 876 views

If you are traveling to Vietnam for the first time, it might be tricky for you because almost all the rules of transportation can be quite different from your thoughts. But don’t worry, take a deep breath and keep reading. If you are wondering which is the best way to travel from Hoi An to Hanoi, we are here to guide you to the safest and most enjoyable trip stress-free. 

Duration and Distance

Flight is the fastest way to cover the 800 kilometers between Hoi An and Hanoi. This flight takes approximately 3 hours and costs around $30. You can also take the train (which takes 18.5 hours) or the bus (16.5 hours).

  Duration  Estimated price
Flight 3 hours 20 minutes $27
Train 18 hours 30 minutes $31
Bus 16 hours 30 minutes $16

Traveling by rail is a long journey, but traveling at night can save money on hotels and crucial time. A sleeper bus is a good option for those on a budget, but it isn't the safest or most pleasant option. Flying from Hoi An to Hanoi is recommended. Flights are frequently less expensive than trains and take about 3 hours to arrive in the heart of Hanoi.

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How to Travel

Get a flight from Hoi An to Hanoi

  • Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Cost (estimated): $27

Because Hoi An does not have an airport, you will need to hire a shuttle van from Hoi An to Da Nang Airport. Another option is to use a local bus which costs $1. It takes about 45 minutes to reach Danang Airport.

You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to flights; Da Nang Airport has many flights to Hanoi. Vietjet Air, Jetstar, and Bamboo Airways have low-cost flights starting at $20.5. With Vietnam Airlines, expect to pay extra.

We recommend booking your flights in advance to get the best prices since costs rise as the day of travel approaches.

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Get a train from Hoi An to Hanoi

  • Duration: 18 hours 30 minutes
  • Cost (estimated): $31

You can take a public bus to Da Nang Railway Station from Hoi An city center. The bus ride is 45 minutes long and costs only $1. 

Because this is such a long journey, we recommend doing the majority of it at night. Several train schedules are available. You may choose a convenient departure and arrival time.

Get a bus from Hoi An to Hanoi

  • Duration: 16 hours 30 minutes
  • Cost (estimated): $16

We do not advocate taking the bus on this route. It's a long journey and not the safest or most comfortable mode of transportation.

If you want to experience the bus transfer, you should choose the bus which leaves Hoi An city center at 13:30 and arrives in Hanoi around 06:00 the next day (near Hoan Kiem Lake). It will help you get a more comfortable ride, and you can travel around Hanoi the next day as soon as possible. 


 Hoi An to Hanoi routes


There are 03 routes you can refer to moving from Hoi An to Hanoi. Hope that this article provides you with detailed information for your best choice. 

Moreover, do you have any plans for Hanoi traveling? If the answer is ‘not yet’, you may need our recommendation for The Best Hanoi City Tour.  



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2 questions. If there's only a 4 sleeper cabin on the train available do my husband & I have to share ? Why do the buses note leave until 13:00 then arrive after midnight, do they not depart in the morning ? Thank you Denise

@Denise Wildman:

There are many sleeper cabins on the train, each cabin offers 4 beds, and you can pay for 4 berths to get a private cabin. 

And the train schedule is fix, we could not change it.

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