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Hue Airport Transfer to City Center: Ultimate Guide

July 05, 2021 - 2659 views

Hue has recently risen in popularity as a must-see tourist destination in Central Vietnam. The city is known for its historical features, but it is also a beautiful place to relax and have fun. If you're flying into Hue, essential to know how to get from Phu Bai Airport (HUI) to Hue City.

A detailed guide to all modes of transportation connecting Hue Airport and the city center. This article contains information on Hue's center transportation options, including timetables, shuttle rates, taxis, and buses.

Distance from Hue Aiport to the city centre 

The airport in Hue is named Phu Bai Aiport, located in Phu Bai Ward, Huong Thuy Village, Thua Thien Hue Province. Unlike other urban airports in Vietnam, such as Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City, Hue Airport is only around 15 kilometres from the city centre. 

Hue Aiport Transfer

Hue Airport named Phu Bai Airport 

 

Hue Airport Transfer to the city centre 

The methods of transportation that accessible to get to Hue are fairly diverse. Taxis, public buses, airport shuttles, and private pick-up arrangements are all available from the airport. In this article, we have looked through each of these modes as well as their itinerary, schedule, pricing, and therefore help you find the best option to transfer from the airport. 

By Public Bus

Local people take the public bus as the major mode of transportation to get from the airport to the city centre o Hue. Buses are the best choice for solo travellers with less luggage and belongings because they might get packed towards the centre. Besides, taking the bus is also the cheapest transfer option.

The city's bus network has been developed to serve, making travelling from Phu Bai Airport to Hue city centre for both tourists and locals much easier. The expanding system of buses works well for both ways of airport transfer and also for travel within the city centre.

There are two public bus lines that connect Hue Airport to the city at the moment.

Bus No.2: North Bus Station - South Bus Station - Phu Bai Industrial Zone

Itinerary: North Bus Station - Le Duan - Tran Hung Dao - Le Loi - Nguyen Hue - Dong Da - Le Quy Don - Ba Trieu - Hung Vuong - An Duong Vuong - South Bus Station - National Highway 1A - Phu Thu Industrial Zone - Phu Bai Airport - Phu Bai Toll - Vinh Hien and vice versa.

The first bus departs at 04:45 AM and the last bus of the day departs at 09:45 PM every day. The bus frequency is 30 to 60 minutes

 

Bus No.11: North Bus Station - Phu Bai Industrial Zone - Vinh Hien

Itinerary: North Bus Station - Le Duan - Tran Hung Dao – Le Loi - Nguyen Hue - Dong Da - Le Quy Don - Ba Trieu - Hung Vuong - An Duong Vuong - South Bus Station - National Highway 1A - Phu Thu Industrial Zone - Phu Bai Airport - Phu Bai Toll - Vinh Hien and vice versa.

The first bus departs at 09:15 AM and the last bus of the day departs at 07:00 PM every day. The bus frequency is 30 to 60 minutes

Aiport Transfer by Bus

Hue Bus station

Buses are usually parked directly in front of the airport's exit. You can take a bus at the Phu Bai Airport intersection if there are no buses parked.

 

The bus ticket price for transferring from Phu Bai airport to Hue City Center is around 5,000VND ($0,2) to 25,000 VND ($1,08) per person, depending on the route. The ticket can be purchased onboard and does not need to be purchased in advance. 

For Bus No.2 One way ticket:

  • Departure from Phu Bai Airport to South Bus Station: 5,000VND ($0,2) per person
  • Departure from Phu Bai Airport to North Bus Station: 7,000 VND ($0,3) per person

For Bus No.11 One way ticket: between 7,000VND ($0,3) and 20,000VND ($0,9)

  • Departure from the North Bus Station - Phu Bai: 7,000VND per person
  • For other points, the price can go up to 25.000 VND ($1,08) per person, depending on the trip

 

By shuttle bus

Taking a shuttle bus is an excellent and inexpensive way to travel from the airport to the city centre. When arriving at Phu Bai airport, there is a guide table near the exit door which you can book here and wait for departing. The shuttle service will stop working after the last flight landed so there is no need to worry if you arrive late in the evening. On the other hand, you can call and book before flying into Hue at their contact phone number: (054) 3826826.

The regularity for each shuttle bus is 30 minutes and the travel duration is pretty much the same time. The fee for one person is 70,000VND ($3). The downside of travelling by shuttle bus is they do not offer hotel pick-up or drop-off so, from Hue airport, they will take you to No.20 Hanoi St., Hue city. In addition, the shuttle bus does not have a large space for luggage; therefore, don't choose to transfer with it if you bring along a medium-size suitcase or something bigger. 

 

By Taxi

A taxi ride from Hue Airport would be comfortable, quick, and cost-effective, especially if you are travelling in a small party. Additionally, it is extremely convenient to get from Phu Bai Airport to the city centre if you haven’t had an airport transfer booked in advance and also bring along a lot of luggage. Not to mention a cab will save you the hassles of finding your hotel on foot and will drop you off right at the front door of your accommodation. Regularly, the journey from Hue airport to the city centre takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

Hue Airport Transfer

Transfer from Hue Airport to the city center

The cost varies depending on the distance travelled as the fare based on the taximeter and the charge per kilometre varies based on the taxi brand. Expect to pay around 250,000VND ($11) for a taxi from Hue airport to the city centre. The price would be slightly different depending on the car you take, whether it is a 4-seat cab or a 7-seat cab. 

There is a wide range of choices outside the airport for you to choose from. We have listed some reputable and high qualified taxi operators with contact details as follow:

  • Taxi Mai Linh: (84-54) 3898989
  • Taxi Thanh Do: (84-54) 858585
  • Taxi Phu Xuan: (84-54) 878787
  • Taxi Dong Ba: (84-54) 848484

 

By Private Transfer

Arrange private transportation can be the most convenient way to transfer from Phu Bai Airport to Hue city centre and vice versa. This is considered to be the best choice for tourists travelling in large groups or for families with kids. The benefit of taking a private transfer is that they will take you from the airport directly to your hotel in Hue city centre no matter how early in the morning or late at night you are travelling. 

The price of a private pick-up arrangement is charged by the vehicle and varied depends on the number of seats you need. You can contact your hotel in Hue and ask them to arrange it for you, or book through some trustworthy travel agents. You can also see many companies offer this service right at the arrival gate of Phu Bai airport. Below are some guidelines about the cost for one-way travel from the airport to the city centre:

  • One or two people with a private 4-seat car - approximately 300,000VND ($13)
  • Three or four passengers with a 7-seat car - approximately 395,000 VND ($17.2)
  • 5 to 8 passengers or more with 16-seat van - approximately 530,000 VND ($23)

 

Local tips to find the best Hue airport transfer to the city center 

  • Public buses are the best option for budget travellers and individual tourists however if you don’t want to wait a long time for the bus which is normally 30 minutes to one hour, you can stretch your budget a little bit more and pick other options. 
  • The trip from the airport to the city takes roughly 30 to 60 minutes on average, although you may have to wait a long time for the bus. If you're flying out of Hue Airport, allow enough time for the trip and be at the airport 60 to 120 minutes before the departure.
  • If taking a taxi is your choice, then you can actually negotiate for a full-distance fare instead of letting them charge by the meter.
  • When booking a private transfer when you arrive at the airport, just make sure to ask for the price and the route before taking off. Also, you can bargain for a better price as it’s never hurt to try.

In summary, transfer from Phu Bai airport to Hue city centre is absolutely easy. Since Hue airport is quite close to the city downtown so the trip is shorter and much more comfortable Hopefully, this information above helps you choose the most suitable Hue transportation and will come in handy when you travel to Hue. Visit BestPrice and join our Hue tours with our experienced guides for memorable travel experiences.

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