Hoi An to Hue is 124 kilometers away and it would take an average of 3 hours depending on how you want to get from Hoi An to Hue. Hoi An and Hue are the two most visited cultural cities in Central Vietnam aside from the modern city of Danang. This article will discuss the best option on how to get from Hoi An to Hue.

Introduce Hoi An & Hue

Hoi An is famous for the UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site – Hoi An Old Town while Hue is renowned for being the capital of Vietnam’s last imperial dynasty, the Nguyen. Travel from Hoi an to Hue or Hue to Hoi An is not surprising even if the distance is quite far.

Hoi An old town
Hoi An Old Town


Hue citadel
Hue Citadel

Travel from Hoi An to Hue by private car

There are several ways on how to get from Hoi an to Hue and the most of sought after is by private car. Hoi an to Hue by car is the most convenient option as it usually comes with tours or stops along the way.

Travellers can opt to visit some famous places free of charge like My Khe Beach, Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass, Lang Co beach, Lap An lagoon and oyster farming village. My Son Sanctuary, Linh Ung Pagoda and Elephant Springs are also available upon request.  Or simply ask the driver to stop if passenger sees a nice view or want to try something while on the trip. It will not be hard to communicate with the driver since they normally can speak basic to conversational English, saves travellers from paying for a tour guide.

How to get from Hoi An to Hue
VM Car team

Transfer from Hoi An to Hue by car is initially costs a little more but definitely worth every penny, it ranges from $60 – $80 USD depending the quality of service and car.  Comparing it to the backpackers’ favorite – motorbike ride, Hoi An to Hue by private car is a lot safer while on the winding road of the Hai Van Pass and keep you from sunburn.

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Getting from Hoi An to Hue by taxi

getting from Hoi An to Hue by taxi
Hoi An to Hue by taxi

Tourists can also get from Hoi An to Hue by taxi but it is a little harder to get one who would agree with such long travel and a higher tendency of getting ripped off due to rampant tampering of taxi meter. If taxi is preferred make sure to book it from hotel or negotiate price before getting in. VinaSun, Mai Linh, Thang Cong and Taxi Vang are the most common taxi companies. 

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by bus

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by Bus
Hoi An to Hue by bus

If on a budget, there is one other option to get from Hoi An to Hue but it could be a little inconvenient. One can reach Hue from Hoi an by bus, which most locals take thus bus gets crowded. The big number of passengers may cause issues like no space for luggage or more bus stops leading to added time to the already long drive. Note that there is no train station in Hoi An, thus train as an option was not added on this article.

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