A beautiful view from within central Da Nang-mobile

How to get from
Hanoi to Da Nang

Hanoi to Da Nang Trip Overview

Distance627 km (391.9 miles)
Price range$16-$278
Ride Duration Range1h 15m-18h 38m
Earliest Departure22:10
Latest Departure23:10

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Travel Schedule Options from Hanoi to Da Nang

Taking a bus from Hanoi to Da Nang

Fastest bus: 11h 45m

Cheapest bus: $16

The fastest: 11h 45m

The cheapest: $16


Bus stations in center

Cost effective

Easy contact with suppliers

Blankets provided

Stable journey time


Possible language barriers

Long journey

No daytime departure options

Patchy WiFi

Slow traffic






Reclining Seats




The fastest: 15h 15m

The cheapest: $26








English Speaking Staff



English Speaking Staff

The fastest: 1h 15m

The cheapest: $43




A beautiful view from within central Da Nang

About the ride from Hanoi to Da Nang

Escaping hectic Hanoi can be like a breath of fresh air, and the beautiful beaches of Da Nang offer an ideal antidote to all of those crazy scooter-filled streets. It's funny though, no sooner than you've departed the Vietnamese capital and you'll already be pining for the food markets, French-style buildings and even the heart-racing experience of crossing the road at rush hour. 

The ride from Hanoi to Da Nang is a lengthy one. It's a southbound overland trip of 767 kilometers (476 miles) which takes, roughly, 16 hours to complete. There's a good choice of bus and train departures from midday onward with overnight sleeper buses and trains offering the most efficient way to experience Vietnam in daylight hours. Also, you'll save on accommodation costs, too - what's not to like? Comfort levels range from local sleeper buses with reclining seats to luxury VIP train cabins. It's up to you how far you'd like your vacation budget to stretch and what levels of comfort you're willing to enjoy or endure as part of the traveling experience. 

It is a long trip and, no matter which mode of transport you opt for, being prepared is the key to success. Black out sleep mask, ear plugs and plenty of snacks and drinks will always come in handy. Bus seats won't recline to full-on horizontal so take a neck support or travel pillow to ensure you arrive without too many aches. Trains often offer more opportunities to mingle with local folk as well as fellow travelers. Packing a phrasebook is a great way to brush up on your Vietnamese and prepare yourself for what lies ahead in the sleepy beachside communities of Da Nang


What to see when traveling from Hanoi to Da Nang

If you're taking an overnight sleeper train or sleeper bus from Hanoi to Da Nang then you're not really going to see much apart from the bright lights of the service stations and roadside bathrooms en route. As you depart from Hanoi, however, you'll get to see all walks of life in the capital city's suburbs. Many local market traders and workers live on the outskirts of the city and commute in each day to make a living. It's a real eye-opener to see the living conditions in comparison to what you'll have been used to seeing in central Hanoi and even in the Old Quarter. 

Nighttime travel to Da Nang from Hanoi is a great way to save money on accommodation and give yourself more time to enjoy Vietnam during the day. As you get closer to Da Nang you might well be greeted by the sunrise. This, again, is a good opportunity to see how local people live as they wake up early for work in the countryside or around local villages and towns. 

A good idea is to book your accommodation in Da Nang in advance. You might then be met at the bus or train station by a representative of your hotel or hostel. Alternatively, it's never hard to hail a cab, or even walk, once you arrive. Give yourself time to take in your new location over a coffee, if possible. Catching your thoughts and recounting traveling tales after a long trip is all part of the experience. Try not to rush through at a frantic pace. Vietnam's been around for a long while, try to travel like a local and go with the flow as you soak up every inch.


How to get from Hanoi to Da Nang

Taking a bus to Da Nang from Hanoi

Bus travel, especially an overnight sleeper bus, is a rite of passage in Vietnam. Due to the narrow nature of the country, it's really easy to get from top to tail without missing much out in between. Buses, however, can be a little bit cramped and don't often provide a great deal of peace and quiet. All of those snaking side roads and winding mountain passes can also make even the hardiest travelers just a wee bit dizzy. One thing is for sure: this is going to be an experience that you won't ever forget!

Onboard amenities that you can expect on a bus journey from Hanoi to Da Nang will include an onboard WC, air conditioning (and travel blanket), WiFi coverage and seats that partially recline. Comfort breaks for food and bathroom facilities offer good opportunities to stretch your legs but can also interfere with sleep patterns if you've only just begun to grab forty winks.

The best advice is to just go with the flow and appear bleary-eyed with other travelers who will probably have fared no better or worse than yourself. It's all part of the fun and just think of the savings you'll be making on a night's accommodation!

Taking a train 

It's really straightforward to exit Vietnam's capital by train. There's only one train station in Hanoi, and Da Nang, so you can't go wrong! Most departures from Hanoi to Da Nang include an overnight sleeping berth where beds fold down from carriage walls. You can also book a four berth cabin for more privacy and comfort. Train classes are as follows: Economy, Second Class, Luxury, Deluxe, VIP, Tourist and Sleeper.

There's a lot to choose from so ask questions before purchasing your train ticket. Alternatively, just buy whichever grade suits your budget. Everyone on the train will get from Hanoi to Da Nang at the same time and often those traveling alongside local people will have the most interesting stories to recount. Go on, push those comfort zones to the max!

Companies Operating from Hanoi to Da Nang

Average time

16h - 16h 22m

Average price

$73 - $278


Average time

18h 30m

Average price



Average time

16h - 16h 10m

Average price

$75 - $148


Average time

15h 37m - 18h 38m

Average price

$26 - $50


Popular stations and stops in Hanoi and Da Nang

Departure stations in Hanoi

Hanoi Noi Bai Airport (HAN)

Office 208 Tran Quang Khai, Old Quarter

8 Bat Su, Old Quarter

Giap Bat Bus Station

Hanoi Train Station

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Arrival stations in Da Nang

Da Nang International Airport (DAD)

Queen Cafe Hoi An office

Queen Cafe Da Nang office

105 Ton Duc Thang, Hoi An

Da Nang Central Bus Station

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