travel to Hue Vietnam

A full guide on how to travel to Hue Vietnam

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When mentioning Hue Vietnam, most travelers will think of stunning landscapes, long-lasting spiritual values, and a lot of traditional customs. Among all destinations, Hue City – the imperial land of Vietnam is proudly one of the only places that meet all the quintessence of Vietnam. Therefore, it’s no wonder why this city can draw an excessively high number of visitors coming each year.

If you’re about to visit Hue shortly, make sure to check our post today. If part 1 only mentions how to depart from a few destinations such as Hanoi, Danang, and Phong Nha, this part will provide you with a full guide on how to travel to Hue, Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City – where is proudly named after the national hero of Vietnam, Da Lat City – the city of love with fragrant flower fields, and Nha Trang City – the heaven of gorgeous beaches in the most detailed way.

Travel to Hue from Ho Chi Minh City

Travel to Hue from Ho Chi Minh City
Known as the central financial city of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is a traveller-pulling destination thanks to the energetic vibe as well as the bustling and modern life here. Therefore, it’s easy to understand why this city has become a tourist port to other areas in Vietnam. And Hue is no exception, too. So how can we reach Hue City from Ho Chi Minh City? There are 4 options: travelling by train, catching a bus, hiring a motorbike, and going by a private car. Let’s take a closer look now!

Bus
The first method you could apply is going by bus. From Saigon – the center of Ho Chi Minh City, you have to travel more than 1000 kilometers more to reach Hue. As both destinations are central cities of Vietnam, bus services are well developed. Visitors can easily find bus offices on the streets. Typically, the travelling duration will range from 18 hours to 19 hours depending on the routes, the weather as well as the bus agencies.

As mentioned in the previous part, we can divide buses into 2 types: The typical bus and the Sleeper bus. As its name claims, a regular bus has no differences from ordinary local buses. It also has a lot of seats and is equipped with air conditioners. The price for a ticket is about 300,000 VND. But since the length of the journey is pretty long and takes almost a day to finish, going by regular buses is not our recommendation. After the trip, you’ll feel exhausted, and your back will hurt badly.

On the other hand, although the price of a Sleeper bus is a little higher (about 400,000 VND to 450,000 VND per person), the journey is worth the money. Most sleeper buses will be equipped with air conditioners, bunk beds, pillows, blankets, a few bottles of water, and Wi-Fi. All of them are calculated in the price of the ticket; therefore, you can use them without hesitation. Some sleeper buses are so modern that they even have an onboard toilet. The experience on sleeper buses is also much more relaxing as the music is played throughout the journey.

But you should note that the onboard music may not suit your taste as they’re mostly Yellow music or Pre-war Vietnamese music from an overseas show called Paris by Night. As most passengers are Vietnamese and middle-aged, they love these kinds of music. But young generation like us wants something popular and energetic like Pop music, Ballad, EDM, and so on. Therefore, it may not be the best thing you could listen to.

Besides that, sometimes, they will play some comedy films instead of the music. If you can understand Vietnamese, these films may make you laugh out loud. But if you don’t, definitely, it would be like listening to an alien language. Therefore, we recommend you to bring some books or an MP3 player with you. Don’t use your phone as it may run out of battery.

Besides two types of buses above, you can also choose to book an Open bus. This type of bus is often a little bit pricey (around 500,000 VND to 600,000 VND) but in return, you can stop at a few tourist attractions on the way and visit them. But this is also the reason why the duration will be longer.

Pros & Cons

Travelling by bus is convenient and relaxing.
The price is also lower than some other methods.

Travellers won’t have privacy.
There are nearly no stop-off destinations on the way.
Visitors cannot contemplate other sightseeing spots on the way such as Hai Van Pass.

The same as my previous post, you should remember these tips to have a better experience. Buy the tickets in advance at bus offices or trusted online sources: It’s always better to prepare everything carefully, right? If you purchase the tickets late, the bus may run out of seats, and you’ll have to replan your schedule. On the other hand, make sure to book seats via their offices or reliable apps/websites. As some others may overcharge you or cheat you, you should choose credible places to buy tickets.

Limit your cumbersome luggage, especially if you have something fragile. As all big baggage is stored under the bus, it’s not the best way to control your stuff. Therefore, divide them into several hand-luggage, and have them by your side.

Train

The second way to get to Hue City from Ho Chi Minh City is going by train. This is actually the most popular means of transportation in Vietnam thanks to the affordable price and multiple seat options.

About types of carriage on a train, there are 6 different types: Hard seat, Hard seat with air conditioners, Soft Seat, Soft Seat with air conditioners, Hard Berth, Hard Berth with air conditioners, Soft Berth, and Soft Berth with air conditioners. But nowadays, trains only provide Hard Seat, Soft Seat with air conditioners, Hard Berth with air conditioners, and Soft Berth with air conditioners as the most common types.

On Hard Seat carriages, seats are made from hardwood and fixed; therefore, travelers aren’t able to adjust them. Although the price of this type is the lowest, you’ll have a tough time if your journey is long. Therefore, if you’re about to travel to Hue City from Ho Chi Minh City, this isn’t our recommend as your back will be broken into pieces.

On the other hand, a Soft Seat with air conditioners carriage often has 64 seats. Each one of them has a lever which allows users to lay back maximum 15 degrees. The price, as well as the services here, are average and suitable for short trips. But if you’re traveling a long way like this journey, then this isn’t a comfortable option either.

Hard Berth with air conditioners carriages provide us with 2 bunk beds, and each one of them has 3 floors. It means there are 6 places to lie down in total. Each bed is covered with a 3-cm cushion with the size of 78×190. This is a great option to relax if you have a long journey.

Last but not least is the Soft Berth with air conditioners carriages. This type of carriage is the best of the best with 2 bunk beds per room, and each bed has 2 floors. Each bed has the size of 80×190, and the cushions are very soft. The only disadvantage is that the price is costly as it sometimes equals the plane ticket.

 

To travel Hue City from Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll have to reach to the railway station first. There are two railway stations in Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Railway Station (No 1, Nguyen Thong Street, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City) and Go Vap Railway Station (No 1, Le Lai Street, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City). But as Go Vap Railway Station has ceased to function since 2013, now you can only travel from Saigon Railway Station. Meanwhile, we only have one arrival destination – Hue Railway Station (No 2, Bui Thi Xuan Street, Duc Ward, Hue City).

If you depart from Saigon Railway Station, it will take you about 10 hours to complete the journey of 1000 kilometers. Here are the schedule of the trains as well as their prices and duration:

Train

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Duration

Price

  • SE8
  • 6:00
  • 1:34
  • 7 hours and 34 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 439,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 585,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 794,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 1,000,000 VND

 

  • SE6
  • 9:00
  • 4:52
  • 7 hours and 52 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 361,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 575,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 794,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 1,000,000 VND

 

  • SE22
  • 11:50
  • 10:10
  • 10 hours and 06 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 486,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 590,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 654,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 920,000 VND

 

  • SE10
  • 14:40
  • 12:58
  • 10 hours and 18 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 362,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 548,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 678,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 885,000 VND

 

  • SE4
  • 19:45
  • 15:26
  • 8 hours and 21 minutes
  • Soft Seat: 656,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 883,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 1,012,000 VND

 

  • SE2
  • 21:55
  • 16:19
  • 7 hours and 04 minutes
  • Soft Seat: 683,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 909,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 1,041,000 VND

If you’re about to travel by train, we have some tips that may help you:

Bring some snack with you: Although food services are available onboard, their price isn’t affordable, and the food also isn’t tasty either. Therefore, for a long trip like this, you should prepare some snack to refill your energy.

Choose the 1st bed if you’re traveling in a 6-berth carriage: As you cannot sit up straight on the second floor and the third floor, it wouldn’t be comfortable, especially in a long journey like this.

 

Pros & Cons

The price is extremely reasonable.

Visitors can observe the sceneries outside.

 

There are no stop-off destinations on the way.

If you travel in a big group, it’ll be pretty disorganized.

It would take more time traveling by train.

 

Motorbike

Since the length of the trip is pretty long (about 1000 kilometers), going by motorbike will be a little bit tired. But it’s still an incredible experience. Hiring a motorcycle and enjoy the trip with your friends will leave a lot of memories for sure. Along the way, you can contemplate the beautiful surrounding scenery as well as stop by and rest anywhere you want. Just imagine how cool is that to dive in the refreshing winds and the fragrant of nature lingering on the roads. Your Adrenaline will run into your blood and excite you!

A piece of advice is that since the whole journey can take up to a whole day in duration, you should travel early. Or else, at night, you should rest in a motel or hotel and continue the journey in the morning. It would be much safer.

 

You’ll have 3 routes to choose from when traveling by motorbikes:

Highway 1A: This route takes 18 hours and 36 minutes to finish (not including rest times). The total length of it is about 1047 kilometers, This route includes Truong Chinh Road, Cong Hoa Road, Nguyen Van Troi Road, Truong Sa Road, Dien Bien Phu Road, Highway 52, Mai Chi Tho Road, Dau Giay Intersection, Me Bong Con Slope, Phan Rang City, Highway 1, Co Ma Tunnel, Ca Tunnel, Ngan Son Bridge, Nhan My Bride, Lo Voi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Road, Highway 1D, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Highway 14: The duration of this road is about 19 hours and 03 minutes without stop-off periods. The length of this route is shorter as it’s only 940 kilometers long. This route includes Truong Chinh Road, Phan Huy Ich Road, Tham Luong Bridge, Hanoi Motorway, Dai Han Motorway, Le Van Khuong Road, Dang Thuc Vinh Road, Pham Ngoc Thach Road, Huy Van Luy Road, Provincial Highway DT742, Provincial Highway DT747, Provincial Highway DT741, Highway 14, 30/4 Road, 10/3 Road, Gia Lai City, Pleiku City, Highway 14B, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Highway 20 and Highway 1A: The last route takes 19 hours and 38 minutes. The total length of the trip is about 1048 kilometers. It includes Truong Chinh Road, Phan Huy Ich Road, Cong Hoa Road, Cong Hoa – Hoang Van Thu Overpass, Hoang Van Thu Road, Nguyen Van Troi Road, Truong Sa Road, Dien Bien Phu Road, Hang Xanh Overpass, Highway 52, Mai Chi Tho Road, Dau Giay Intersection, Highway 20,  Tran Hung Dao Road, Tran Quy Cap Road, Phan Chu Trinh Road, Me Linh Road, Ngo Gia Tu Road, Cao Ba Quat Road, Co Ma Tunnel, Ca Tunnel, Ngan Son Bridge, Nhan My Bride, Lo Voi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Road, Highway 1D, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Depending on which tourist attractions that you want to visit on the way, you can choose one of the routes above.

Pros & Cons

Travelers can easily contemplate the natural scenery surrounded as well as tons of famous attractions on the way.

Travelers will be more active as they can adjust their time and activities.

Traveling by motorbike is more expensive (the renting fee + other fees)

This method also depends on the environmental factor.

It will also take more times traveling like this.

If you are an adventurer, then here are some tips you should remember:

Store some backup bottles of petrol: As the journey is extremely long, you should always prepare petrol in case your motorbike runs out of fuel. On the way, there are nearly no gas stations; therefore, you have to store them in advance.

Bring your identity papers with you: Not only are these paper required for renting contracts, but you’ll also need them when passing some checkpoints.

Plane

If you want to reach Hue City quickly from Ho Chi Minh City, going by plane will be the best choice. It only takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes to travel between these cities, which is much faster than any other methods.

As these two destinations are big cities, airports are always available. You will depart from Tan Son Nhat Airport (Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City), and then land on Phu Bai Airport (Phu Bai Ward, Huong Thuy Town, Hue City). For your information, from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, you’re 8 kilometers far from Tan Son Nhat Airport. Meanwhile, it’s also a long journey from Phu Bai Airport to the center of Hue with the length of 18 kilometers. Therefore, after landing, you should catch a taxi or a bus to get into the center of Hue city.

 

On the plane, we will have 4 types of seats to choose from: the First Class, the Business Class, Deluxe Economy Class, and the Economy Class. Each type comes with a different price, and all carriages are equipped air conditioners. Here is a table including some flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue City as well as their prices:

 

Airlines

Flight

Duration

Price (Per ticket)

  • Vietjet
  • VJ302
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 199,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,250,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet
  • VJ304
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 199,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,250,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet
  • VJ310
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 199,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,250,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet
  • VJ390
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 199,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,250,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet
  • VJ308
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 299,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,250,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet
  • VJ314
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 299,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,250,000 VND
  • Vietjet
  • VJ316
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 399,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,250,000 VND

 

  • Vietnam Airlines
  • VN1370
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,410,000 VND
  • Deluxe Economy Class: 2,408,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,705,000 VND
  • First Class: 3,200,000 VND

 

  • Vietnam Airlines
  • VN1372
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,410,000 VND
  • Deluxe Economy Class: 2,408,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,705,000 VND
  • First Class: 3,200,000 VND

 

  • Vietnam Airlines
  • VN1374
  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,410,000 VND
  • Deluxe Economy Class: 2,408,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,705,000 VND
  • First Class: 3,200,000 VND

Although you don’t have to pay additional fees as the ticket has covered them all, you are still charged for changes. Please refer to this table below:

Airlines

  • Changes
  • Fees
  • Vietjet
  • Change The Name of Passengers
  • 450,000 VND
  • Change Routes
  • 340,000 VND
  • Change Departure Time & Date
  • 340,000 VND
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Return the tickets (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)
  • 320,000 VND
  • Return the tickets (In the Tet Holidays Period)
  • 620,000 VND

Change The Name of Passengers (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)

Free

Change The Name of Passengers (In the Tet Holidays Period)

Before the departure date: 320,000 VND

On the departure date: 620,000 VND

Change Routes (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)

Free

Change Routes (In the Tet Holidays Period)

Before the departure date: 320,000 VND

On the departure date: 620,000 VND

Change Departure Time & Date (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)

Free

 

Change Departure Time & Date (In the Tet Holidays Period)

Before the departure date: 320,000 VND

On the departure date: 620,000 VND

 

A little note is that you can only make changes 3 hours before departure time (Vietjet) and 12 hours before departure time (Vietnam Airlines). With changes related to dates and routes, you’re fully responsible for the price variances.

Although you don’t have to pay fees after the payment as the ticket has covered them all, you are still charged for changes. Please refer to this table below:

Pros & Cons

Going by plane is fast since you can directly get to Hue.

It will be beneficial if your luggage and carries are a lot and heavy.

 

Traveling by plane is far more expensive than going by other methods.

You cannot contemplate the attractions on the way

The flights are often delayed for hours due to technical issues or bad weather.

 

If you wish to travel by plane, these tips are useful for you:

travel to Hue Vietnam by plane

You should put all of the high-value objects in your hand-luggage such as electronic devices, battery, charge, cosmetic (no liquid products), some snack, a coat (because it’s pretty cold on the plane), wallet, purse, and check-in/check-out papers.

If you’re going with children, you should prepare another hand-luggage stuffing with all necessary things such as milk (small bottles only), scarf, wet wipes, diapers, and so on. Remember that your hand-luggage must be as neat as possible.

Car

Last but not least is to travel by private cars. As its name states, this method is incredibly private (something that other ways cannot provide). Moreover, it’s also safer and more convenient when hiring a private car. Therefore, it’s unquestionably one of the most chosen means of transportation.

All the agencies will provide you with 3 types of private car: 4-seat car, 7-seat car, and 16-seat car. Depending on how many travelers, you can select the right type for your trip. When renting a private car, you’ll get free water, tissues, Wi-Fi, a personalized schedule with your desired stop-off destinations, and a professional driver who can communicate in English fluently.

The price of renting a private car may vary depending on your group sizes, the type of car that you want to rent as well as the number of destinations that you want to stop by. The price already covers all additional fees such as petrol, road tolls, and parking fees; therefore, you don’t have to pay any fees more except the entrance fees at tourist attractions, the restaurant’s fees that you eat, and other personal expenses. Please acknowledge that you can only have a limited number of stop-off destinations (typically is 5 to 6); therefore, if you would like to visit more places, you’ll have to inform in advance and pay more money. After adding the duration that travelers go sightseeing and visit famous tourist attractions, traveling by private cars often takes about 21 hours to reach Hue City from Ho Chi Minh City.

 

The routes you can travel by car is the same as the routes you go by motorbike:

Highway 1A: This route takes 18 hours and 36 minutes to finish (not including rest times). The total length of it is about 1047 kilometers, This route includes Truong Chinh Road, Cong Hoa Road, Nguyen Van Troi Road, Truong Sa Road, Dien Bien Phu Road, Highway 52, Mai Chi Tho Road, Dau Giay Intersection, Me Bong Con Slope, Phan Rang City, Highway 1, Co Ma Tunnel, Ca Tunnel, Ngan Son Bridge, Nhan My Bride, Lo Voi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Road, Highway 1D, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Hue City.

Highway 14: The duration of this road is about 19 hours and 03 minutes without stop-off periods. The length of this route is shorter as it’s only 940 kilometers long. This route includes Truong Chinh Road, Phan Huy Ich Road, Tham Luong Bridge, Hanoi Motorway, Dai Han Motorway, Le Van Khuong Road, Dang Thuc Vinh Road, Pham Ngoc Thach Road, Huy Van Luy Road, Provincial Highway DT742, Provincial Highway DT747, Provincial Highway DT741, Highway 14, 30/4 Road, 10/3 Road, Gia Lai City, Pleiku City, Highway 14B, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Hue City.

Highway 20 and Highway 1A: The last route takes 19 hours and 38 minutes. The journey is about 1048 kilometers long. It includes Truong Chinh Road, Phan Huy Ich Road, Cong Hoa Road, Cong Hoa – Hoang Van Thu Overpass, Hoang Van Thu Road, Nguyen Van Troi Road, Truong Sa Road, Dien Bien Phu Road, Hang Xanh Overpass, Highway 52, Mai Chi Tho Road, Dau Giay Intersection, Highway 20,  Tran Hung Dao Road, Tran Quy Cap Road, Phan Chu Trinh Road, Me Linh Road, Ngo Gia Tu Road, Cao Ba Quat Road, Co Ma Tunnel, Ca Tunnel, Ngan Son Bridge, Nhan My Bride, Lo Voi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Road, Highway 1D, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Hue City.

Most agencies will follow the shortest and fastest route, but if you require, they can change it and charge you more money.

Pros & Cons

Traveling by private car will be safer, more convenient, and more private.

You can stop at several destinations on the way.

 

If you travel by yourself, it might be a little pricey.

It will take more time when going by car.

Top Gear Motorbike Tour

If you just have a short amount of time to travel, why not consider Top Gear Motorbike Tours? They’re fun, exciting, and informational. You can travel every tourist attractions on the route of Ho Chi Minh City to Hue City with a whole-hearted tour guide. How wonderful is that! Take these famous tours below at a reference for you!

 

Name

Price

Duration

  • Indochina Motorbike Tour
  • Contact them to get the best price
  • 12 days

 

  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours
  • Contact them to get the best price
  • 12 days and 11 nights

 

Travel to Hue from Da Lat

As the most outstanding city of Lam Dong, Da Lat sits at the average height of 1500 meters above the sea level. Known as the city of love, Da Lat is a famous destination in Vietnam thanks to beautiful and fragrant flower fields, windy highlands, and mysterious stories. With the refreshing authentic highland region’s weather, this beautiful city has infatuated a countless number of visitors who came and enamored it. Therefore, it’s also an indispensable tourist attraction when mentioning tourism in this S-Shaped country. It’s also the reason why a lot of travelers want to reach Hue City from this fairyland.

Bus

Known as the national mean of transportation, many people consider buses as one of the best ways to travel from Da Lat City to Hue City. The distance between these two destinations is about 800 kilometers, and it often takes 14 hours to finish the whole journey. Of course, both the length and the duration may vary depending on the weather factors, the traffic status, the bus agencies, and the routes they choose.

 

As mentioned above, there are 2 types of bus you could take to get to Hue: The typical bus, which is the same as an ordinary bus with seats and air conditioners, and the Sleeper bus, which is filled with bunk beds.

Since the journey takes more than half of a day to complete, we would suggest you choosing a Sleeper bus to avoid broken and weary backs. Of course, no one wants to reach Hue in a tired and exhausting look, right?

 

A Sleeper bus often has 3 rows of 3-floor bunk beds, and each floor has an air conditioner, a pillow, a thin blanket, 2 free bottles of water, and 2 wet wipes. The floor of the bus is also covered with soft cushions; therefore, it’s pretty comfortable to walk inside it (we don’t recommend you to walk inside the bus since it doesn’t have enough space and maybe a little weird to do so). Some of the buses even have a toilet room, which is pretty useful although it’s pretty small. The average price for a seat in a Sleeper bus is about 360,000 VND – one of the lowest price you could have to reach Hue compared to other methods.

Selecting a Sleeper bus will be a great idea to relax and travel to Hue directly as there is no or only one stop-off destination along the way. You could get rested, sleep, read a book, look outside the window or listen to music while going.

 

Pros & Cons

Traveling by bus is convenient and relaxing.

The price is also lower than some other methods.

 

Travelers won’t have privacy.

There are nearly no stop-off destinations on the way.

Visitors cannot contemplate other sightseeing spots such as Hai Van Pass.

 

But what if you both want to travel by bus and visit some spots on the way? Well, take an Open bus. This is a special kind of bus which allows you to sightsee a few destinations on the route. Of course, its price also a little pricier as a ticket costs 450,000 VND.

Here are a few tips you should read if you’re about to travel by bus:

Watch your feet: For your information, some bus agencies tend to grab more passengers that haven’t booked in advance than the real number of beds; therefore, they’ll have to sit on the floor – which is covered by cushions. So don’t be surprised when you wake up, and see someone sitting below your beds (for the second floor and the third floor) or beside you (for the first floor). You should also watch your step or ask them to set aside if you want to move.

Don’t drink too much water: Although the buses provide you with free water bottles, you should save them for another time. As there are no toilets on most buses and they nearly never stop until reaching the final arrival point, you will have to hold your pants until getting to Hue. But in case you cannot take it anymore, you can ask the driver to stop and choose some bushes to pee.

 

Train

For your concerns, traveling by train is the most common method thanks to the lowest price and multiple options to choose from. Therefore, if you’re searching for a way to travel to Hue from Da Lat, consider this mean of transportation.

Although Da Lat also has a railway station called Da Lat Railway Station (No 1, Quang Trung Street, Ward 10, Da Lat City), you cannot travel here directly. For your information, the only route that is still working in this station is Da Lat – Trai Mat. The reason is that this railway station is the oldest one in Vietnam as it was built in 1932. To preserve the historical values of it, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have limited nearly all the activity of this destination. Nowadays, it’s also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Da Lat.

 

So, we know you’re wondering which station you will depart from. The answer is Nha Trang Railway Station (No 17, Thai Nguyen Street, Phuoc Tan District, Nha Trang). It also means that you’ll have to catch a bus or hire a taxi to reach Nha Trang. The distance between these two locations is only about 133 kilometers, and the cost of travel between them by bus is 150,000 VND and by taxi is about 250,000 VND. On the bright side, you can also visit Nha Trang – one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam a little bit. Our arrival destination will be Hue Railway Station (No 2, Bui Thi Xuan Street, Duc Ward, Hue City).

As normal, you’ll have 6 different types of carriages to choose from: Hard seat, Hard seat with air conditioners, Soft Seat, Soft Seat with air conditioners, Hard Berth, Hard Berth with air conditioners, Soft Berth, and Soft Berth with air conditioners. But nowadays, most trains only provide Hard Seat, Soft Seat with air conditioners, Hard Berth with air conditioners, and Soft Berth with air conditioners.

If you don’t know which type to choose yet, check out our comparison table below:

 

Type of carriage

Carriage Description

Advantages

Disadvantages

Hard Seat

Seats are made from hardwood and fixed; therefore, travelers aren’t able to adjust them

 

The price of this type is the lowest

 

You’ll be exhausting and tired when traveling over a long distance.

 

Soft Seat with air conditioners

It has 64 seats.

Each one of them has a lever which allows users to lay back maximum 15 degrees.

 

The price and the services are average and only suitable for short trips.

 

It’s not comfortable to relax.

 

Hard Berth with air conditioners

There are 2 bunk beds

Each bunk bed has 3 floors. It means there are 6 places to lie down in total.

Each bed is covered with a 3-cm cushion with the size of 78×190.

 

It’s pretty relaxing

 

Passengers choosing the second and the third floor won’t be able to sit up straight due to limited space.

 

Soft Berth with air conditioners

There are 2 bunk beds per room.

Each bunk bed has 2 floors.

Each bed has the size of 80×190, and the cushions are very soft.

 

The most relaxing carriage to travel in

 

The price is high as sometimes a train ticket equals a plane ticket.

 

Here are some trains from Nha Trang to Hue as well as their schedules and prices:

 

Train

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Duration

Price

  • SE4
  • 3:21
  • 15:26
  • 12 hours and 05 minutes
  • Soft Seat: 444,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 522,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 646,000 VND

 

  • SE2
  • 4:54
  • 16:19
  • 12 hours and 05 minutes
  • Soft Seat: 452,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 580,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 665,000 VND

 

  • SE8
  • 13:33
  • 1:34
  • 12 hours and 01 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 341,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 447,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 644,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 811,000 VND

 

  • SE6
  • 16:23
  • 4:52
  • 12 hours and 29 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 273,000 VND
  • Hard Seat with air conditioners: 341,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 457,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 644,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 841,000 VND

 

  • SE10
  • 23:51
  • 12:58
  • 11 hours and 33 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 268,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 406,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 533,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 697,000 VND

 

  • SE22
  • 20:04
  • 10:10
  • 13 hours and 94 minutes
  • Hard Seat with air conditioners: 345,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 422,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 662,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 765,000 VND

 

If you’re wondering whether you should go by train or not, refer to the comparison table below:

 

Pros &Cons

The price is extremely reasonable.

Visitors can observe the sceneries outside.

 

There are no stop-off destinations on the way.

If you travel in a big group, it’ll be pretty disorganized.

It would take more time traveling by train.

 

Here are some pieces of advice for you:

Bring some books or an MP3 player with you: As trains don’t offer any kinds of entertainment and no Wi-Fi, you should bring some books or an MP3 player with you. Of course, you don’t want to sit and do nothing for 12 hours, right?

Walk around your carriage: Yes, sitting all the time will hurt your back. Stand up, and walk around to change the atmosphere!

Plane

If you don’t worry about the expensive cost and just want to travel fast, going by plane is a great idea. You will depart from Lien Khuong Airport (Lien Nghia Town, Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province), which is 28 kilometers far from the center of Da Lat. The arrival destination will be Phu Bai Airport (Phu Bai Ward, Huong Thuy Town, Hue City) – which is 18 kilometers far from the heart of Hue. It means that you’ll have to take a taxi or catch a bus to get to the airports and travel back into the city.

 

As mentioned above, there are 4 types of seats on the plane that you can choose from: the First Class, the Business Class, Deluxe Economy Class, and the Economy Class. Each of them has a different price, and all have air conditioners. Here is a table including some flights from Da Lat City to Hue City as well as their prices:

 

Airlines

Flight

Duration

Price (Per ticket)

  • Vietnam Airlines + Jetstar Pacific
  • VN8381 + BL-500
  • 10 hours and 35 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,825,000 VND
  • Business Class: 3,752,000 VND

 

  • Vietnam Airlines + Vietjet
  • VN8381 + VJ304
  • 10 hours and 15 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,891,000 VND
  • Business Class: 3,825,000 VND

 

  • Vietnam Airlines + Vietjet
  • VN8381 + VJ318
  • 9 hours and 25 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,911,000 VND
  • Business Class: 4,032,000 VND

 

  • Jetstar Pacific + Vietjet
  • BL-345 + VJ312
  • 11 hours
  • Economy Class: 1,986,000 VND
  • Business Class: 4,143,000 VND

 

  • Vietnam Airlines
  • VN8381 + VN 1307
  • 10 hours and 45 minutes
  • Economy Class: 2,070,000 VND
  • Business Class: 4,250,000 VND

 

  • Jetstar Pacific + Vietjet
  • BL-345 + VJ308
  • 9 hours and 20 minutes
  • Economy Class: 2,074,000 VND
  • Business Class: 4,361,000 VND

 

  • Jetstar Pacific + Vietjet
  • BL-351 + VJ316
  • 5 hours and 35 minutes
  • Economy Class: 2,142,000 VND
  • Business Class: 4,432,000 VND

 

  • Jetstar Pacific + Vietjet
  • BL-345 + VJ306
  • 6 hours and 45 minutes
  • Economy Class: 2,193,000 VND
  • Business Class: 4,455,000 VND

 

  • Vietnam Airlines + Vietjet
  • VN1381+ VJ132
  • 9 hours and 05 minutes
  • Economy Class: 2,660,000 VND
  • Business Class: 4,534,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet + Vietnam Airlines
  • VJ361 + VN1372
  • 5 hours and 50 minutes
  • Economy Class: 3,517,000 VND
  • Business Class: 4,578,000 VND

 

The price of the ticket has covered all additional fees such as tax, VAT, and so on; therefore, you won’t have to pay more. But you are still responsible for changes. Please refer to this table below:

Airlines

Changes

Fees

  • Vietjet
  • Change The Name of Passengers
  • 450,000 VND
  • Change Routes
  • 340,000 VND
  • Change Departure Time & Date
  • 340,000 VND
  • Jetstar
  • Change The Name of Passengers (Starter Seat)
  • 352,000 VND
  • Change The Name of Passengers (Starter Plus Seat)
  • Free
  • Change The Name of Passengers (Starter Max)
  • Free

 

  • Change Routes (Starter Seat)
  • Not allowed
  • Change Routes (Starter Plus Seat)
  • Not allowed
  • Change Routes (Starter Max Seat)
  • Free

 

  • Change Departure Time & Date (Starter Seat)
  • 352,000 VND
  • Change Departure Time & Date (Starter Plus Seat)
  • Free
  • Change Departure Time & Date (Starter Max Seat)
  • Free

 

  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Return the tickets (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)
  • 320,000 VND
  • Return the tickets (In the Tet Holidays Period)
  • 620,000 VND
  • Change The Name of Passengers (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Free

 

  • Change The Name of Passengers (In the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Before the departure date: 320,000 VND
  • On the departure date: 620,000 VND
  • Change Routes (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Free

 

  • Change Routes (In the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Before the departure date: 320,000 VND
  • On the departure date: 620,000 VND
  • Change Departure Time & Date (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Free

 

  • Change Departure Time & Date (In the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Before the departure date: 320,000 VND
  • On the departure date: 620,000 VND

 

A little note is that you can only make changes 3 hours before departure time (Vietjet), 4 hours before departure time (Jetstar), and 12 hours before departure time (Vietnam Airlines). With changes related to dates and routes, you’re fully responsible for the price variances.

If you’re wondering whether you should travel by plane or not, please consider the advantages and the disadvantages stated in the table below:

Pros & Cons

Going by plane is fast since you can directly get to Hue.

It will be beneficial if your luggage and carries are a lot and heavy.

 

Traveling by plane is far more expensive than going by other methods.

You cannot contemplate the attractions on the way

The flights are often delayed for hours due to technical issues or bad weather.

 

Here are a few tips if you want to travel by plane:

Place the weight of your baggage when you book the ticket and avoid being overweight: This will help you save a lot of money on baggage as placing at the airport will be more expensive. Moreover, you’ll be charged a lot of money if your baggage is overweight; therefore, don’t bring too many things.

Label and lock your baggage: At the airport, there are a few people who would incise your baggage or steal them. Therefore, to keep your baggage safe, you should prepare a label tag and a lock.

Motorbike

Another fun way to travel to Hue from Da Lat is to hire a motorbike. This method won’t be ideal for families, but it would be awesome if you’re traveling in a group of friends. Gallivanting on roads filled with blooming wildflowers and golden sunlight is the best thing you can do on your vacation. It will enhance your friendship and broaden your mind, too. What could be better than experiencing adventurous roads with your friends, right?

 

If you want to travel in a backpacking style, there are 3 routes for you to select:

Highway 1A: The duration of this route is approximately 13 hours and 28 minutes for the length of about 748 kilometers. You’ll have to pass by Hung Vuong Road, Tran Quy Cap Road, Phan Chu Trinh Road, Chi Lang Road, Me Linh Road, Ngo Gia Tu Road, Cao Ba Quat Road, Highway 1, CoMa Tunnel, Ca Tunnel, Ngan Son Bridge, Nhan My Bride, Lo Voi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Road, Highway 1D, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Highway 19C and Highway 1A: This route is 762 kilometers long, and takes up to 14 hours and 44 minutes to finish. This route includes Hung Vuong Road, Tran Quy Cap Road, Phan Chu Trinh Road, Chi Lang Road, Me Linh Road, Ngo Gia Tu Road, Pinang Xa A Road, 2/8 Road, Provincial Highway DT8, Provincial Highway DT5, Highway 26, Highway 19C, Tran Phu Road, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Tranh Road, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Highway 14: The length of this route is about 794 kilometers, and the duration is approximately 16 hours and 59 minutes. It includes Hung Vuong Road, 30/4 Road, Lien Khuong – Prenn Highway, Highway 27, Buon Me Thuot City, Highway 26, Highway 14, Pleiku City, Highway 14B, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

You can choose any route you like considering your time, and you desired tourist attractions. Since all the roads are long, we have some advice for you:

Don’t go at night: Going at night may save you a lot of time, but it will be riskier. The light system here isn’t good enough, and the roads here are pretty twisted and turned; therefore, accidents are likely to happen. Also, containers and trucks often go really fast, too. Especially, if you believe in spiritual being, going through Prenn Pass might not be a good choice either.

Check the engine carefully: As these routes are zigzagging and adventurous to pass, you should check your motorbike carefully to make sure it’s strong enough and hasn’t got any damages. If you see any damages, please report to the agency, and change the motorbike for your safety.

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Pros &Cons

Travelers can easily contemplate the natural scenery surrounded as well as tons of famous attractions on the way.

Travelers will be more active as they can adjust their time and activities.

 

Traveling by motorbike is more expensive (the renting fee + other fees)

This method also depends on the environmental factor.

It will also take more times traveling like this.

 

Car

Last but not least is traveling by private cars. As repeated many times, this method is highly praised as the best way to travel in Vietnam thanks to the safety, the privacy, and the convenience it brings back.

Depending on the number of people you’re traveling with, you can choose from 3 different types of private car: the 4-seat car, the 7-seat car, and the 16-seat car. You’ll receive free water bottles, tissues, Wi-Fi, a personalized schedule according to your desired tourist attractions, and a professional driver who can communicate in English fluently when traveling by private cars.

 

The price of renting a private car may vary depending on which cars you’re renting as well as the number of destinations that you want to stop by. The price in the contract already calculates all additional fees such as petrol, road tolls, and parking fees; therefore, you don’t have to pay any fees more except the entrance fees at tourist attractions, the restaurant’s fees that you eat, and other personal expense.

A little note is that the agency only let you stop at a limited number of stop-off destinations (typically is 5 to 6); therefore, if you would like to visit more places, you’ll have to discuss with the agency in advance and pay more money. As usual, traveling by private cars often takes about 18 hours to reach Hue City from Da Lat City (including rest times and sightseeing times).

If you don’t have any requirements about the routes, the driver will automatically follow the shortest one. If you want to refer more, here are all the routes you could take:

Highway 1A: The duration of this route is approximately 13 hours and 28 minutes for the length of about 748 kilometers. You’ll have to pass by Hung Vuong Road, Tran Quy Cap Road, Phan Chu Trinh Road, Chi Lang Road, Me Linh Road, Ngo Gia Tu Road, Cao Ba Quat Road, Highway 1, CoMa Tunnel, Ca Tunnel, Ngan Son Bridge, Nhan My Bride, Lo Voi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Road, Highway 1D, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Highway 19C and Highway 1A: This route is 762 kilometers long, and takes up to 14 hours and 44 minutes to finish. This route includes Hung Vuong Road, Tran Quy Cap Road, Phan Chu Trinh Road, Chi Lang Road, Me Linh Road, Ngo Gia Tu Road, Pinang Xa A Road, 2/8 Road, Provincial Highway DT8, Provincial Highway DT5, Highway 26, Highway 19C, Tran Phu Road, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Tranh Road, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Highway 14: The length of this route is about 794 kilometers, and the duration is approximately 16 hours and 59 minutes. It includes Hung Vuong Road, 30/4 Road, Lien Khuong – Prenn Highway, Highway 27, Buon Me Thuot City, Highway 26, Highway 14, Pleiku City, Highway 14B, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

If you’re interested in any of them, feel free to inform the agency and discuss the price with them.

Pros & Cons

Traveling by private car will be safer, more convenient, and more private.

You can stop at several destinations on the way.

 

If you travel by yourself, it might be a little pricey.

It will take more time when going by car.

Top Gear Motorbike Tours

If you only have a few days to travel in Vietnam, top gear motorbike tours will get the best out of it. You can get to know all the tourist destinations on the way with friendly tour guides as well as spend the time with locals. Here are some tours that you might want to take a look at!

 

Name

Price

Duration

  • Easy Rider Club – Da Lat Daily Tour
  • $560/person
  • 7 days and 6 nights

 

  • Da Lat Easy Riders
  • $80 person/day
  • 6 days to 8 days

 

Travel to Hue from Nha Trang

Known as one of the most-visited destinations in Vietnam, Nha Trang City attracts tourists with a various range of beautiful, turquoise beaches and silky white sandbars. Not only are visitors enamored with the beauty of beaches here, but they also fall in love with towering and imposing mountains here. As one of the most bustling and dynamic cities in Vietnam, travelers certainly cannot ignore this hidden gem. Therefore, many travelers have included this destination into their itineraries. If you’re wondering how to travel from this city to Hue, check out a few methods below.

 

Bus

The first way to travel between these destinations is to go by buses. Although this mean of transportation isn’t popular in overseas, it’s a pretty affordable and effective way to go around the provinces in Vietnam.

The total length between these two destinations is about 650 kilometers, and the duration is often more than 11 hours to get to Hue City from Nha Trang City. As usual, there are also a lot of factors that can affect the length and the duration such as the weather factors, the traffic status, the bus agencies, and the routes they choose.

For your concerns, you will have 2 types to choose from when traveling by bus: The typical bus, which is a 100% common bus filled with seats and air conditioners, and the Sleeper bus, which is furnished with bunk beds.

 

Since the journey takes more than half of a day to complete, we would suggest you choosing a Sleeper bus to relax and rest adequately. Of course, no one wants to sit up straight for 12 hours, right? Typically, a ticket for a seat on the Sleeper bus varies from 250,000 VND to 300,000 VND.

If you haven’t traveled by a Sleeper bus, here are a few details about it: a Sleeper bus often has 3 rows of 3-floor bunk beds, each floor has an air conditioner, a pillow, a thin blanket, 2 free bottles of water, and 2 wet wipes. The floor of the bus is covered with soft cushions; therefore, it’s pretty comfortable to walk inside it (we don’t recommend you to walk inside the bus since it doesn’t have enough space and maybe a little weird to do so). Some of the buses even have a toilet room, which is pretty useful although it’s pretty small.

Selecting a Sleeper bus will be a great idea to relax and travel to Hue directly as there is no or only one stop-off destination along the way. You could take a nap, read a book, look outside the window or listen to music.

 

Pros & Cons

Traveling by bus is convenient and relaxing.

The price is also lower than some other methods.

 

Travelers won’t have privacy.

There are nearly no stop-off destinations on the way.

Visitors cannot contemplate other sightseeing spots such as Hai Van Pass.

 

If you would like to visit some tourist attractions on the way, an Open bus will be your best choice. Going by an Open bus allows you to pull over and visit a few destinations. Of course, the cost is also higher. Typically, a ticket costs 350,000 VND.

Train

In Vietnam, traveling by trains is the most popular way to traveling around the provinces. If you wish to get to Hue from Nha Trang City to Hue City by train, here are some information you should know.

Your departure destination will be Nha Trang Railway Station (No 17, Thai Nguyen Street, Phuoc Tan District, Nha Trang), which is only about 2.3 kilometers far from the center of Nha Trang City. If your hotel is near this railway station, you can walk there. On the other hand, it only takes you less than 10 minutes and 30,000 VND to get there from the heart of Nha Trang. Your arrival destination remains Hue Railway Station (No 2, Bui Thi Xuan Street, Duc Ward, Hue City).

 

As stated above, there will be 6 different types of carriage for you to choose from: Hard seat, Hard seat with air conditioners, Soft Seat, Soft Seat with air conditioners, Hard Berth, Hard Berth with air conditioners, Soft Berth, and Soft Berth with air conditioners. But nowadays, most trains only provide Hard Seat, Soft Seat with air conditioners, Hard Berth with air conditioners, and Soft Berth with air conditioners.

If you don’t know what the differences between each type are, you can refer to the table below:

  • Type of carriage
  • Carriage Description
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Hard Seat

Seats are made from hardwood and fixed; therefore, travelers aren’t able to adjust them

The price of this type is the lowest

You’ll be exhausting and tired when traveling over a long distance.

Soft Seat with air conditioners

It has 64 seats.

Each one of them has a lever which allows users to lay back maximum 15 degrees.

The price and the services are average and only suitable for short trips.

It’s not comfortable to relax.

Hard Berth with air conditioners

There are 2 bunk beds

Each bunk bed has 3 floors. It means there are 6 places to lie down in total.

Each bed is covered with a 3-cm cushion with the size of 78×190.

It’s pretty relaxing

Passengers choosing the second and the third floor won’t be able to sit up straight due to limited space.

Soft Berth with air conditioners

There are 2 bunk beds per room.

Each bunk bed has 2 floors.

Each bed has the size of 80×190, and the cushions are very soft.

The most relaxing carriage to travel in

The price is high as sometimes a train ticket equals a plane ticket.

 

Here are some trains from Nha Trang to Hue as well as their schedules and prices:

 

Train

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Duration

Price

  • SE4
  • 3:21
  • 15:26
  • 12 hours and 05 minutes
  • Soft Seat: 444,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 522,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 646,000 VND

 

  • SE2
  • 4:54
  • 16:19
  • 12 hours and 05 minutes
  • Soft Seat: 452,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 580,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 665,000 VND

 

  • SE8
  • 13:33
  • 1:34
  • 12 hours and 01 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 341,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 447,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 644,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 811,000 VND

 

  • SE6
  • 16:23
  • 4:52
  • 12 hours and 29 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 273,000 VND
  • Hard Seat with air conditioners: 341,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 457,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 644,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 841,000 VND

 

  • SE10
  • 23:51
  • 12:58
  • 11 hours and 33 minutes
  • Hard Seat: 268,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 406,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 533,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 697,000 VND

 

  • SE22
  • 20:04
  • 10:10
  • 13 hours and 94 minutes
  • Hard Seat with air conditioners: 345,000 VND
  • Soft Seat: 422,000 VND
  • 6-berth carriage: 662,000 VND
  • 4-berth carriage: 765,000 VND

If you want to get to Hue by trains, we recommend you to book a 6-berth carriage or a 4-berth carriage as they would give you precious moments to rest before beginning the exploring journey in Hue.

Pros & Cons

The price is extremely reasonable.

Visitors can observe the sceneries outside.

 

There are no stop-off destinations on the way.

If you travel in a big group, it’ll be pretty disorganized.

It would take more time traveling by train.

 

Plane

Next is traveling by planes. To be fair, it is the most expensive method of all, but the quality comes with the price. You can get to Hue in the shortest amount of time! You can get to Hue from Cam Ranh International Airport (Cam Ranh Peninsula, Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province), which is 35 kilometers far from the center of Nha Trang City. You can easily get to Cam Ranh International Airport by taxi with the cost of 150,000 VND or catch the Airport Bus. The Airport Bus is a service of Cam Ranh International Airport which is usually a 16-seat Ford Transit with air conditioners. This type of bus usually runs 30 minutes after the plane lands or until when the bus is full. It often costs 65,000 VND per seat. A little note is that you can only buy the bus ticket the entrance of the airport and get on the bus from the left door of the airport.

 

Meanwhile, your arrival destination will be Phu Bai Airport (Phu Bai Ward, Huong Thuy Town, Hue City) – which is 18 kilometers far from the heart of Hue. There are two affordable way you can travel to the center of Hue is to grab a taxi for 150,000 VND to 250,000 VND. On the other hand, you can also catch a bus to get into the city, too

As mentioned above, you can choose from 4 different types of seats on the plane: the First Class, the Business Class, Deluxe Economy Class, and the Economy Class. Each of them has a different price, and all have air conditioners. Here is a table including some flights from Nha Trang City to Hue City as well as their prices:

 

Airlines

Flight

Duration

Price (Per ticket)

  • Vietjet + Vietnam Airlines
  • VJ316 + VN1372
  • 5 hours and 55 minutes
  • Economy Class: 2,981,000 VND
  • Business Class: 3,362,,000 VND

 

  • Jetstar + Vietjet
  • BL-371 + VJ304
  • 6 hours and 35 minutes
  • Economy Class: 2,166,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,985,000 VND

 

  • Vietnam Airlines
  • VN1349 + VN1372
  • 6 hours and 50 minutes
  • Economy Class: 4,137,000 VND
  • Business Class: 6,026,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet + Jetstar Pacific
  • VJ691 + BL-500
  • 7 hours and 50 minutes
  • Economy Class: 939,000 VND
  • Business Class: 1,235,000 VND

 

  • Vietnam Airlines
  • VN1556 + VN1545
  • 7 hours
  • Economy Class: 5,417,000 VND
  • Business Class: 6,250,000 VND

 

  • Jetstar Pacific + Vietjet
  • BL-371 + VJ308
  • 9 hours and 10 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,898,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,674,000 VND

 

  • Jetstar Pacific + Vietjet
  • BL-371 + VJ312
  • 10 hours and 50 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,898,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,674,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet + Vietnam Airlines
  • VJ776 + VN1543
  • 10 hours
  • Economy Class: 1,931,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,353,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet + Jetstar
  • VJ605 + BL-500
  • 10 hours and 05 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,424,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,571,000 VND

 

  • Vietjet + Jetstar
  • VJ699 + BL-500
  • 10 hours and 55 minutes
  • Economy Class: 1,741,000 VND
  • Business Class: 2,658,000 VND

 

The price of the ticket has covered all additional fees such as tax, VAT, and so on; therefore, you won’t have to pay more. But you are still responsible for changes. Please refer to this table below:

Airlines

Changes

Fees

  • Vietjet
  • Change The Name of Passengers
  • 450,000 VND
  • Change Routes
  • 340,000 VND
  • Change Departure Time & Date
  • 340,000 VND
  • Jetstar
  • Change The Name of Passengers (Starter Seat)
  • 352,000 VND
  • Change The Name of Passengers (Starter Plus Seat)
  • Free
  • Change The Name of Passengers (Starter Max)
  • Free
  • Change Routes (Starter Seat)
  • Not allowed
  • Change Routes (Starter Plus Seat)
  • Not allowed
  • Change Routes (Starter Max Seat)
  • Free
  • Change Departure Time & Date (Starter Seat)
  • 352,000 VND
  • Change Departure Time & Date (Starter Plus Seat)
  • Free
  • Change Departure Time & Date (Starter Max Seat)
  • Free

 

  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Return the tickets (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)
  • 320,000 VND
  • Return the tickets (In the Tet Holidays Period)
  • 620,000 VND
  • Change The Name of Passengers (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Free

 

  • Change The Name of Passengers (In the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Before the departure date: 320,000 VND
  • On the departure date: 620,000 VND
  • Change Routes (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Free

 

  • Change Routes (In the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Before the departure date: 320,000 VND
  • On the departure date: 620,000 VND
  • Change Departure Time & Date (Before/after the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Free

 

  • Change Departure Time & Date (In the Tet Holidays Period)
  • Before the departure date: 320,000 VND
  • On the departure date: 620,000 VND

 

Note: You can only make changes 3 hours before departure time (Vietjet), 4 hours before departure time (Jetstar), and 12 hours before departure time (Vietnam Airlines). With changes related to dates and routes, you’re fully responsible for the price variances.

If you’re wondering whether you should travel by plane or not, please consider the advantages and the disadvantages stated in the table below:

Pros & Cons

Going by plane is fast since you can directly get to Hue.

It will be beneficial if your luggage and carries are a lot and heavy.

 

Traveling by plane is far more expensive than going by other methods.

You cannot contemplate the attractions on the way

The flights are often delayed for hours due to technical issues or bad weather.

 

Here are a few tips you need to know before going by plane:

The Cam Ranh Bus Service only picks up and drops customers on the old entrance to the airport, which is No 86A, Tran Phu Street.

Since the buses pick up passengers in several destinations, you have to catch it 2 hours before the arrival time at least if you don’t want to miss it.

If your group is larger than 16 people, you could contact directly to the airport. They’ll organize a bigger bus to pick you up.

Motorbike

Another amazing mean of transportation is a motorbike. If you’re a backpacker who loves twisted and turned roads, the journey from Nha Trang to Hue will seduce you. Known as the sun-drenched land, traveling by motorbike will be pretty tired yet fun. Sea breezes will hug you, the sunlight will make the roads sparkling as if you’re riding on diamonds, and the bright cloudless sky will watch your steps. How wonderful is that! You can both travel while contemplating the artistic beauty of nature.

 

There are 3 routes you could take while traveling by motorbike:

Highway 1A: This route is about 615 kilometers long and often takes 11 hours to complete. This route includes Tran Phu Road, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Road, Hung Vuong Road, Le Thanh Ton Road, Provincial Highway DT657, Ton That Tung Road, Lac Thien Road, 2/4 Road, Highway 1, Co Ma Tunnel, Ca Tunnel, Ngan Son Bridge, Nhan My Bride, Lo Voi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Road, Highway 1D, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Highway 19C and Highway 1A: The length of this route is 671 kilometers, and travelers will have to spend 12 hours and 41 minutes to complete the journey. This route includes Tran Phu Road, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Road, Hung Vuong Road, Provincial Highway DT657, Ton That Tung Road, Lac Thien Road, 2/4 Road, Highway 1, Provincial Highway 5, Highway 26, Highway 29, Highway 19C, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Tranh Road, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Danang – Quang Ngai Highway and Highway 1A: This route is about 720 kilometers and often takes 14 hours and 08 minutes to finish. This route includes Tran Phu Road, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Road, Hung Vuong Road, Le Thanh Ton Road, Provincial Highway DT657, Ton That Tung Road, Lac Thien Road, East Annamite Road, Road 7, Provincial Highway DT647, Highway 19B, Provincial Highway DT639B, Highway 1, Provincial Highway DT631, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Tranh Road, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

You can choose any of them as long as that route suits your schedule. The duration above is only estimated and haven’t included your rest times.

 

Pros & Cons

Travelers can easily contemplate the natural scenery surrounded as well as tons of famous attractions on the way.

Travelers will be more active as they can adjust their time and activities.

 

 

Traveling by motorbike is more expensive (the renting fee + other fees)

This method also depends on the environmental factor.

It will also take more times traveling like this.

 

Our advice for you is:

Slow down when you’re going on mountainous roads: As mountainous roads in Vietnam are mostly twisted and turned as well as hidden, it’s likely to have accidents when you cannot control your speed. Therefore, take your time on mountainous roads.

Put on sunscreen and a light coat: As this region is extremely hot and sunny, remember to have sunscreen as well as a light coat to protect yourself. It will also help you avoid dehydration.

Car

Last but not least is traveling by a private car. No need to say much, it’s the best type of traveling as it overcomes all the disadvantages of other means of transportation. It’s private, convenient, relaxing, and safe. You’ll also get in contact with a private driver who is fluent in English. Moreover, you can pull over and contemplate a few tourist attractions on the way, too.

 

You can also select the type of cars you want to rent: the 4-seat car, the 7-seat car, and the 16-seat car. Based on your group size as well as how many attractions you want to pull over, the price will be different.

A little note is that the contract only includes a limited number of stop-off destinations (typically is 5 to 6); therefore, if you would like to visit more places, you’ll have to pay more money as well as inform the agency.

The routes available when traveling by car is the same as the routes when you go by motorbike.

Highway 1A: This route is about 615 kilometers long and often takes 11 hours to complete. This route includes Tran Phu Road, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Road, Hung Vuong Road, Le Thanh Ton Road, Provincial Highway DT657, Ton That Tung Road, Lac Thien Road, 2/4 Road, Highway 1, Co Ma Tunnel, Ca Tunnel, Ngan Son Bridge, Nhan My Bride, Lo Voi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Road, Highway 1D, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Highway 19C and Highway 1A: The length of this route is 671 kilometers, and travelers will have to spend 12 hours and 41 minutes to complete the journey. This route includes Tran Phu Road, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Road, Hung Vuong Road, Provincial Highway DT657, Ton That Tung Road, Lac Thien Road, 2/4 Road, Highway 1, Provincial Highway 5, Highway 26, Highway 29, Highway 19C, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Tranh Road, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

Danang – Quang Ngai Highway and Highway 1A: This route is about 720 kilometers and often takes 14 hours and 08 minutes to finish. This route includes Tran Phu Road, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Road, Hung Vuong Road, Le Thanh Ton Road, Provincial Highway DT657, Ton That Tung Road, Lac Thien Road, East Annamite Road, Road 7, Provincial Highway DT647, Highway 19B, Provincial Highway DT639B, Highway 1, Provincial Highway DT631, Highway 1A, Danang – Quang Ngai Highway, Tranh Road, Hai Van Tunnel, Phuoc Tuong Tunnel, Ly Thanh Tong Road, Nguyen Hue Road, Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, An Duong Vuong Road, Hue City.

You can also adjust the routes, but you have to talk to the agency first. And this adjustment can also change your price, too.

 

Pros & Cons

Travelers can easily contemplate the natural scenery surrounded as well as tons of famous attractions on the way.

Travelers will be more active as they can adjust their time and activities.

 

 

Traveling by motorbike is more expensive (the renting fee + other fees)

This method also depends on the environmental factor.

It will also take more times traveling like this.

 

In conclusion

If you’re looking for a way to get to Hue City from multiple tourist attractions, definitely our post on a full guide on how to travel to Hue Vietnam will be your lifesaver. We hope that our post has given you every information that you need to have a lovely holiday in Vietnam. Thank you!

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