Transportation to and from Da Nang Airport
What is the distance from Da Nang Airport to the centre of Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue?
The distance to the city centre (Da Nang Cathedral) is just 3 kilometres / 1.9 miles and takes 10 minutes by car. Most of the hotels are located close to My Khe Beach, east of the Han River, at a distance of 7 kilometres / 4.3 miles from the airport and around 20 minutes by car. The distance from Da Nang Airport is 30 km (45 minutes) to Hoi An and 93 km (over two hours by car) to Hue.
From DAD Airport to Da Nang City centre by Car
Hoi An Express to Da Nang and Hoi An
Public transportation is not a very popular option to travel to and from the airport since there are no good connections to Da Nang and Hoi An. Bus line 12 to Da Nang operated by DanaBus is the only one worth considering. Tickets cost just 5,000 VND, but the trip takes quite a long time. A good alternative is offered by Hoi An Express who offer shared shuttle bus transfers to Da Nang and Hoi An. The minivan buses depart from in front of the Domestic Terminal T1 (Gate 4). It is a five-minute walk to reach the bus stop from the International Terminal T2.
You can use this bus service to travel to your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An. Next to this, it is possible to exit at An Bang Beach or Cua Dai Beach, both close to the beautiful city of Hoi An. Buses leave from the airport once every hour between 05:00 hours and 23:00 hours. In the opposite direction, going to the airport, they operate between 04:00 hours and 22:00 hours. Travel time to Hoi An is 1 hour and 50 minutes. There is no public transport available between Da Nang Airport and Hue. Please consult website Hoi An Express for more information. It’s easy to buy a bus ticket from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An online.
Top 5 Things to do in Da Nang
1. Relax at My Khe Beach
2. Hai Van Pass and Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), rent a scooter via Da Nang Bikes
3. Sun World Ba Na Hills, including Golden Bridge (Hand Bridge), 27 kilometres west of Da Nang
4. Marble Mountains, Thuy Son is the biggest and best known 🙂
5. My Son temple complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site), 45 kilometres southwest of Da Nang
Tips Hoi An
The Ancient Town of Hoi An is officially only accessible when you are in possession of an entry ticket. This however is almost never checked. Tickets cost 80,000 VND for local residents (including visiting 3 sights) and 120,000 VND for international visitors (including visiting 5 sights). Whether you possess an entry ticket will be verified when you access one of the sights. Tickets are good for a 24-hour period and children up to the age of 16 years can enter free of charge. The proceedings of the tickets are used to maintain the beautiful city. You can find ticket offices at all entries to the ancient city. Buying a ticket is a fast process so you don’t have to reserve extra time for this. You can only enter the historic city centre by foot or bicycle!
Hue is a remarkable city, it was the country’s capital from 1802 till 1945 during the period reigned by the Nguyen Dynasty. Once in the city you can buy a combination ticket for 280,000 Vietnamese dong which will give you access to Hue’s Imperial Enclosure, the Minh Mang Tomb and the Khai Dinh Tomb. If you intend to visit these three sights the combination ticket represents a saving of 70,000 VND since a single ticket to the Imperial Citadel costs 150,000 VND and the fixed price to tombs or mausoleums is 100,000 VND per person. The most well known and most popular tomb is Tu Doc Tomb, located closer to the city centre than the other two tombs. If you didn’t see enough tombs by now, this one is worth visiting as well.
Bach Ma National Park: Private Jeep Tour with 3-Hour Hike
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