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Dong Hoi to Hanoi

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3 ways to get from Dong Hoi to Hanoi

Taking a Bus from Dong Hoi to HanoiDuration: 9h
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The ride from Dong Hoi to Hanoi may be lengthy, but taking the bus is a comfortable option that is an inexpensive alternative. Buses come with air conditioning and reclining seats. Although the bus has toilets on board, the bus makes stops on the way to your destination.

  • Pros
    • Cost effective
    • Varying prices for every budget
    • Stable journey time
    • Luggage allowance
    • Sleeper bus
  • Cons
    • Slow journey
    • Long journey
    • No daytime departure options
    • Departure time limited to specific time of day
    • Shared bus: possibly noisy and crowded
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Taking a Train from Dong Hoi to HanoiDuration: 10h 30m
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The train is decked with air conditioning, WiFi, blankets, and charger sockets. Although the cortege doesn’t make any stops, there are many clean bathrooms in the carriages. There cabins are very clean and modern. Taking a train between Dong Hoi to Hanoi is a guaranteed taste of Vietnamese culture.

  • Pros
    • Excellent service
    • Privacy
    • Great Vietnamese experience
    • Toilet on board
    • Central location of train station
    • Great value
  • Cons
    • Makes no stops
    • Shared bathroom
    • Need to show voucher/passport
    • Drop off/pick up not included
    • Shared cabin - little privacy
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Taking a Flight from Dong Hoi to HanoiDuration: 1h
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There are 3 operators that run from Dong Hoi to Hanoi, with 3 departures per day. If you decide to take a Flight, you can take the Economy option.

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About the ride from Dong Hoi to Hanoi

After spending some time in the laid back, riverside Dong Hoi, it’s time for you to experience something a bit different. Get ready for one of the most vibrant cities in Vietnam, because it’s time for Hanoi!

When traveling the 503 kilometer (313 mile) distance between Dong Hoi and Hanoi, you have three options to choose from:

  • Traveling on a 10-hour sleeper bus
  • Hopping on an overnight train that takes 11 hours to arrive in Hanoi
  • Flying from Dong Hoi to Hanoi in less than 2 hours

The best time to visit Hanoi is during spring or fall. From February to April, days are sunny and warm, with minimal rainfall. Weather conditions from late September through November are quite similar to spring conditions, but it can get a bit colder, especially during the evenings and nights.

The summer months, from May to September, are the monsoon season in Hanoi, with high temperatures, lots of humidity, and rainfall. During the winter, Hanoi can get very humid and cold, and warm clothing is a must if you visit between December and February.

 

What to see when traveling from Dong Hoi to Hanoi

If you’re traveling on an overnight bus or a train, there won’t be much to see outside your window, besides the dark. However, this is the perfect time to relax and have some rest before you arrive in lively Hanoi.

Those who are traveling on a plane might be able to get a sneak peek at the blue colors of the South China Sea. The plane journey is very short, and you’ll arrive in Hanoi in no time!

As soon as you arrive in Hanoi, you’ll learn that this is a very vibrant and diverse city. If you’re looking for narrow streets packed with street food joints, shops, and traders, head straight to the Hanoi Old Quarter where you’ll find all this and much more. Around the Old Quarter, you’ll also find some of the city’s most significant landmarks, such as The Perfume Pagoda, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and the Temple of Literature.

The city is home to many museums and interesting cultural sights you can explore for days. The Hanoi Opera House, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and Water Puppet Theatre are some of the popular spots to check out around town.

If you’re looking to go on a shopping spree in Hanoi, make sure to visit Dong Xuan Market. Here, you’ll find everything from fashion, to souvenirs, to exotic spices and tasty food. 

It might take some time for you to get used to Hanoi’s hustle and bustle. If you’re in need of some nature, peace, and quiet, there are many national parks that are located just a few hours away from the city.

 

How to get from Dong Hoi to Hanoi

Taking a bus

The ride between Dong Hoi is long, but if you’re traveling on a budget, taking a bus between these two places might be the choice for you. The bus only departs in the evening, meaning you’ll also save some money on accommodation. All buses have A/C, reclining seats, and toilets on board, and they’ll make frequent stops for a chance to grab a meal and stretch your legs.

 

Taking a train

Hopping on a train between Dong Hoi and Hanoi will give you a sneak peek into Vietnamese train culture. The trains travel only during the night, and you’ll have a chance to catch up with your sleep during the journey. Cabins are equipped with A/C, WiFi, blankets, and charger sockets. The trains don’t make stops on their way, but there are many clean bathrooms on board.

 

Taking a flight

If long bus and train journeys aren’t really your cup of tea, you can hop on a plane that will take you from Dong Hoi to Hanoi in just 1 hour. The tickets are affordable, and their starting price is usually somewhere around $35. Planes are equipped with toilets and A/C.

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Bookaway's customers prefer Deluxe Train by Laman Express

Economy Flight by Bamboo Airwayswhich usually takes 1h

BUSCamel Travel | Khanh Hong

TRAINViolette Trains | New Livitrans | Laman Express | Lotus Train | Vietnam Railways

FLIGHTVietJet Air | Bamboo Airways | Vietnam Airlines

403 Km (Air)

Sleeping Bus by Khanh Hong starting at US$11

Approximately, there are 25 departures each day.