Danang To Hoi An

7 Best Ways To Travel From Danang To Hoi An | 2024

Danang to Hoi An is roughly 30km and there are 6 ways to complete this journey. Read to find out the best way to get from Danang to Hoi An for you!

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If you are coming into the airport then book your shared shuttle transfer right here. It’s the easiest and most convenient way in my opinion.

If you are arriving anywhere in the town then either arrange collection with your hotel in Hoi An or download the Grab app (android/apple) and get a taxi to your hotel.

These are our three top accommodation options for Hoi An | Homestay | Villa | Boutique Hotel


Traveling From Danang To Hoi An

Here is a quick breakdown of all 7 options to travel from Da Nang to Hoi An.

CostTime (m)RatingHow To Book
Shared Shuttle£5/$650-905*
Private ShuttleVaries455*
Arranged By HotelVaries45-904*Call Or Message The Hotel Prior To Arrival
Taxi$15454*Use The Grab App (android/apple)
Tour$84Varies3*
Bus$1.190-1201*Buy On The Day
Motorbike$5450*Do Not Do This

I’ll go into a bit more detail about all of the different options below! Remember to click on any of the links to see updated prices, reviews, and availability for your chosen dates.

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A Map From Da Nang To Hoi An


#1 Shared Shuttle

If you are flying into Da Nang International Airport (and there are less than 3 of you) then this is THE option to choose from. It’s by far the cheapest option (apart from the public bus) and it is easy, seamless, and quick.

When you book, you will be given lots of time slots to choose from. Choose the one closest to your arrival time. After you come out of the airport there will be a representative waiting for you with your name on a card and will take you to the shuttle bus.

The bus may also have other people on and may stop at a few places to pick up other passengers. This is why the time varies from 50mins to 90mins. This service will drop you off at your hotel so there is no travel time once you get to Hoi An.

The shuttles themselves are of decent quality and the drivers are all very professional. They have insane reviews on get your guide so check that out here and check availability below!

The lanterns you can see  after travelling from danang to hoi an
The gorgeous lanterns of Hoi An

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#2 Private Car – Booked

This is with the exact same company as the shuttle above but instead of a shuttle you get a private car/shuttle (depending on the size of your group).

It is quicker and more convenient than the shuttle but it is more expensive. This cost difference gets smaller and smaller the more people you have in your group. Check out the prices here to see what I mean.

So, I recommend this option for groups of at least 3+.

You may be thinking, why not just get a local taxi? Well, a local taxi from the airport will try to charge you a huge premium if you are being picked up from the airport and if you decide to use the Grab app then you will need a local sim card.

If you don’t want the hassle of haggling, being ripped off, or getting a local sim then this takes all the stress out of the experience! Check out more information and book here. (you will need to change the option to private transfer to see the price).

Mi Quang after travelling from Danang to hoi an
Some gorgeous Mi Quang In Hoi An

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#3 Taxi

We ALWAYS get a local sim if we are going somewhere our sim does not work. In SE Asia these sims are usually very affordable and make the entire trip much more manageable and simple.

The reason I say this is, with a local sim you will be able to download and use Grab (android/apple). This app is a taxi/ride app and, in my experience, works very well and has very competitive rates.

It will remove the need to haggle (which I dislike) and you will be able to get a taxi very fast from wherever you are. So, this is definitely the best option if you are arriving in Hoi An from any other mode of transport, other than by air.

Pro Tip

The only thing that I would say is that some Grab taxi drivers will immediately cancel the job and try to charge you the same fare/more. This is because they do not agree with the % that Grab takes. If you go this route then you lose all the customer service that Grab offers (which is very good) but you may get a cheaper fare. It’s up to you.

The beaches in Hoi are amazing, just another reason to travel from Danang to hoi an
The beaches in Hoi An are stunning

#4 Arranged By The Hotel

If you want the most convenient and easiest way to do the Da Nang to Hoi An trip then just ask your hotel to sort out transport. Contact them before you arrive, let them know exactly where you want to be picked up from and they will arrange a driver for a fee.

They may send a shuttle bus, a taxi, or a private vehicle depending on the hotel but it is probably the simplest way of organizing this. The fee is usually slightly higher than you can get if you do it by yourself but this is usually negligible.

Once you arrive at the hotel, they will ask for payment and that’s the whole transaction completed. This is actually the way we did it. I still think going for the shared shuttle is a better option as it is slightly cheaper than what we paid and it will be a nicer bus.

Travelling from Danang to Hoi An gets you access to the incredible night market
Merchandise that can be bought at the Hoi An night market.

#5 Tour

This is only an option if you are planning on staying in Da Nang. It is a very cool city and it has some incredible things to do but I would actually suggest coming down to Hoi An for a couple of days at least.

Either way, if you do not have time for that then jump on this one-day tour of Hoi An and the tourist hotspots of the area. You will visit the archaeological ruins of the Champa Kingdom and then take a guided tour of the incredible Hoi An Ancient Town.

This is a fantastic option if you are set on not staying in Hoi An but it will cost more than the other options on this list. Check out the price for you and your availability here!

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Other Options To Travel From Da Nang To Hoi An

#6 Bus

The bus from Da Nang to Hoi An is the most affordable option on this list. However, in most cases, it is also the slowest and most difficult.

If you are coming from the airport then the closest bus stop is 3km away so you will have to take another bus/taxi to the closest stop (or walk but…who wants to do that?). Once you actually get to a station, buying a ticket is relatively easy and the busses do run very frequently throughout the day.

If you have luggage then I recommend you just avoid the bus altogether. You will pay a little extra but the main issue is if the bus is busy then it can be difficult just to get the luggage on the bus.

If you have a small bag and want the most cost-effective way of travelling then the easiest way is to plan your trip with google maps. Simply put in your arrival point in Da Nang and your arrival point in Hoi An and it will give you the option to choose the bus, this will then give you the closest bus station to you.

Remember! Look out for the yellow buses, they are the ones going to Hoi An!


#7 Motorbike

Do you have a motorbike license in your home country? If not then your travel insurance WILL NOT cover you for any accidents or injury as a result of riding a motorbike, including as a passenger.

If you do then you also have the option of getting a Grab Bike which is just the same as using the Grab app for a taxi but you will be picked up on a motorbike. It’s not a lot cheaper and it is only available to people with basically no luggage so I just think it’s a worse experience in general.

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Where To Stay In Hoi An

If you haven’t already booked your accommodation for Hoi An then here are a few of our absolute favorites at different price points. Remember to click through to have a look at availability and prices!

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Homestay

D Central Hoi An

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Right next to the Hoi An night market, D Central is the affordable option that still has insanely high reviews and fantastic rooms and facilities. The breakfast here is even affordable at £2 / $2.2 and they have free bike here too! It just keeps getting better.

Villa

Serenity Villa

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Serenity Villa is a really nice little option for people who want a tiny bit more luxury in their lives. That luxury includes a gorgeous inner courtyard pool and daily housekeeping. They do some crazy sales (70% off as of writing) so remember to take a look now.

Boutique

La An Central Boutique

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La An Central is for those who know and love the boutique vibe. Those smaller more intimate experiences with little additional touches like a spa and wellness centre and bar on the grounds. All three of these options have incredible reviews so remember to check these out through the links!

If these 3 options don’t suit you then have a look at this accommodation map of Hoi An. Remember to put your dates in to see what is available for your stay.

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Things To Do In Hoi An

Get Clothes Made

Hoi An is the best place in the whole of Vietnam to get tailored clothes. We weren’t even going to do it but we ventured into a local tailor (Bong Tailor) and we were so impressed by the value and the professionalism that we ended up designing and ordering a few dresses for Jade.

After seeing how good the dresses came out I secretly designed and ordered a dress for Jade while she was changing and ordered myself a suit for an upcoming wedding. Watch the video to see how immense the whole experience was (or read the full article here) and remember to check out Bong Tailor when you visit Hoi An.

We Found The Best Hoi An Tailor! 1 Suit + 3 Dresses (Plus A Surprise!)

Cham Islands

The Cham Islands are very close to Hoi An and you can jump on a local tour boat to go and visit for the day.

If you’re looking for a snorkel kit then check out this mask and snorkel. We have been on so many snorkel and boat tours where the snorkel hire was dreadful and it ruins the experience. If you have room then definitely take your own set. Take a look at our recommended kit here.

Usually, lunch is included and you should also be picked up from your hotel. This sort of your is suitable for anyone over 8 and you do not have to be a confident swimmer to enjoy the trip.

If you’re stuck on what kind of towel to take with you then take a look at this microfibre poncho. We absolutely love ours and it is insanely helpful when you need to change on the beach. They dry fast and pack down super small so you’ll be able to fit one in your day pack easily enough. Check out the price here.


Beaches

There are a few gorgeous beaches to relax on after your Danang To Hoi An trip. We visited all of the beaches in Hoi An to see which are the best for you so check out the video below to see where you want to go and soak up the rays.

All The Beaches In Hoi An - A Lot Of Work NEEDS To Be Done

Lantern Making

You probably already know this but Hoi An is basically the global capital for lanterns. They are literally everywhere which justifies the nickname of Hoi as the lantern city. SO! What better way to spend your time here than in a lantern-making class?

You will learn how to make a lantern and they will specifically teach you how to make lanterns that fold flat so you will be able to fit them in your luggage to bring back home with you.

Check out how to book and prices right here!


Night Market

The Hoi night market is one of the most beautiful night markets we have been to in all of Asia. The lantern booths with places to take photos really make this a photographer’s paradise. Check out our video on the Hoi An night market below for more information on how to make the most of your visit (or view the whole article here).

A Quick Guide To The Gorgeous Hoi An Night Market

Explore Ancient Town

Ancient Town in Hoi An is a gorgeous part of Hoi An that has winding streets with no cars or motorbikes. You can really get lost just walking around the shops, bars, and cafes. This is also the location of all the tailors and night market so you will probably be heading down here anyway!


What To Pack

Here is a list of a few of the most important things to pack on your Danang to Hoi An trip. After I will also include an essentials list that all travellers should have in their bags.

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Osprey Daylite Plus Backpack

Jade has used this backpack throughout the world on our travels and we have both been very impressed with the design. It comfortably holds a 3L water reservoir in the specifically designed pouch and contours very nicely over your back to distribute the weight well. I have always had a full camera bag so Jade usually has to take enough for two people which it can do. It's a very reasonable price for a very good day pack.

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Panasonic LUMIX LX10

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Akk Womens Walking Shoes

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s The Best Way To Travel From Danang To Hoi An?

I think the best way to travel from Danang to Hoi An is a shared shuttle from the airport or a private Grab taxi from anywhere else in the city.

Is Danang To Hoi An An Easy Journey?

Yes. It is roughly 45-90minutes depending on the transport you choose but after reading this guide you will see that it is an easy journey.

How Long Does It Take To Get From Danang To Hoi An?

It takes roughly 45-90 minutes to get from Danang to Hoi An. It’s 45 minutes by taxi or private shuttle and up to 90 in anything that is shared.

Can I Get From The Airport In Danang To Hoi An?

Yes. I recommend you get a shared shuttle as it is very convenient and affordable. However, you could also get a taxi on the Grab app or ask the hotel to arrange transport for you.


That’s our entire guide to travelling from Danang To Hoi An. Let us know in the comments section below if you found this helpful or would like to improve this guide in any way!


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