Some Key Points

  • Travel distance: About 100km. 

  • Average travel time: 2 -3 hours.

  • Map:

Da Nang to Hue map

Da Nang to Hue map

  • Why Da Nang: The most vibrant city in Central Vietnam, featuring stunning beaches, bustling markets, and the iconic Ba Na Hills with the Golden Bridge. 

  • Why Hue: Vietnam's final ancient imperial city, home to five UNESCO-acknowledged heritages. Hue will unveil various traditional aspects that embody the essence of traditional Vietnam for visitors.

  • The best time to visit Da Nang and Hue is from December to September. October and November often experience rain and flooding. 

Transportation Options from Da Nang to Hue

When heading from Da Nang to Hue, you have several transportation choices, including the train, bus, car, taxi, or motorbike. To facilitate comparison and provide a clear overview, I will present a comparative table below:

Train from Da Nang to Hue

Train from Da Nang to Hue

Mode of Transport

Travel time

Ticket Price



2,5 - 3 hours

About 3 USD for a seat and 6 USD for a sleeping bed

  • Opting for the train journey from Da Nang to Hue is both a cost-effective choice and provides an exciting experience as you gaze at the beautiful mountains and sea landscapes through the window.

  • You can choose to book tickets online through the website to select your seat type and make reservations, or purchase them directly at the train station. However, I highly recommend booking online for safety and convenience.


2 - 3 hours

6 - 8 USD

  • The long bus is another widely chosen and efficient option. You can get in touch to make reservations with bus companies like Hue Tourist, Tan Quang Dung Limousine, HAV Limousine, etc. 

  • The downside of this mode of travel is that, when passing through Hai Van Pass, the bus has to go through a tunnel, so you will not see the views from the windows in this particular area.

Car/ Taxi

2 - 3 hours

61 USD

This is a private option, and of course, it's the most expensive. You can negotiate the price if you're traveling round trip.


3 - 4 hours

Motorbike Rental Fee: 4 - 6 USD/day

Petrol: About 6 USD/100km

The allure of the route from Da Nang to Hue adorned with both mountainous terrains and coastal vistas has prompted many to choose motorbike travel. 



Hai Van Pass

Travel through Hai Van Pass

Q: Is it possible to visit Hue in one day from Da Nang?

A: My answer is yes. With a single-day itinerary, you can uncover the major highlights of Hue, spanning the Hai Van Pass, the picturesque Lang Co Bay, the Imperial City, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the royal tombs.

Nevertheless, you should anticipate spending roughly 4 hours or more traveling throughout the day from Da Nang to Hue, a considerable chunk of time. If you have more travel days, you can also consider extending your stay to 2 days in Hue for a more immersive experience.

Q: What are the best tour plans from Da Nang to Hue?

A: There are multiple travel options available for your journey to Hue:

  • For 1-day trip: Da Nang - Lang Co Bay - Tam Giang Lagoon - Khai Dinh Tomb - Lunch - Hue Imperial Citadel - Thien Mu Pagoda - Da Nang

  • If you have some extra days, you can continue to visit Minh Mang Tomb and Tu Duc Tomb, explore the city with a cyclo ride, experience Hue rural life in a local village, or indulge in a royal-style dinner.

At New Asia Tours, we offer various programs and additional suggestions for you, along with personalized advice tailored to suit you and your dear companions. Get in touch with us anytime you need help from a local friend!

Hue Minh Mang Tomb

Hue Minh Mang Tomb

Q: Are there any noteworthy reminders?

A: I have made notes of some information here, I hope it proves useful for you:

  • Things to pack: Sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, light and airy clothing.

  • If you are heading to the tombs and pagodas in Hue, you should wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees as a sign of respect.

  • When visiting Hue, don’t forget to savor specialties like Bun Bo Hue (Hue-style beef noodle soup), Hue-style sweet soup desserts, Banh Nam (steamed flat rice dumplings), and Com Hen (clam rice).

  • If you would love to enjoy the festive atmosphere, consider visiting Hue around April. This is when the most lively Hue Festival takes place. Additionally, traditional New Year celebrations often occur in February.

train from Da Nang to Hue

Da Nang to Hue is an amazing travel route

For more in-depth insights, read our travel guide to Vietnam!

The journey from Da Nang to Hue may not be short, but you are sure to enjoy and experience a lot. It will be a transition from the vibrant urban life of Da Nang to the gentle flow of Hue, the ancient royal capital. Plan for your memorable Vietnam journey, and feel free to share any inquiries with us!