Bus is the cheapest way to get to around cities most especially in Vietnam. The country has an extensive network of buses, Danang is one of the major cities in Central Vietnam that offers great public transportation to its neighboring towns. Getting a Da Nang to Hoi An bus is quite easy but bus from Danang airport to Hoi An would be a different story.
This article discusses several things to consider before hopping in on a bus from Danang to Hoi An. If you have been traveling in Vietnam for quite sometime now, then you are familiar with the pros and cons. If not, then you might want to read the whole article to properly prepare yourself for the trip.
As of the moment, Danang International Airport does not have a public bus that goes directly from Danang airport to Hoi An.. To get a bus from Danang Airport to Hoi An, passengers need to go to the Danang Bus Station outside the airport. It is a little far, 5.4 kilometers, walking would a little inconvenient so you might need a taxi to get to the bus station. This taxi ride might cost you around 80.000 VND to 120.000 VND ($4-6). The bus fare from Da Nang to Hoi An is only 20.000 VND ($1).
The ride from Danang to Hoi An would take about an hour and 30 minutes depending on the traffic and the number of passengers. Upon arriving in Hoi An bus station, you can get another taxi ride to get to your hotel or homestay which might cost you another 80.000 VND to 120.000 ($4-6) if the place is just around the Hoi An old town. It will definitely gets higher if your hotel is located at the beach area.
“It’s more trouble than it is worth” says one traveler from TripAdvisor. If you feel the same, you can check other options like taking a fast and reliable private transport from Danang Airport to Hoi An. There are several options for Danang to Hoi An transport that include tours as well.