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Taking a Bus from Hoi An to HanoiDuration: 17h
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Sleeping buses are a common option to choose when travelling between Hoi An to Hanoi. It’s a long journey but luckily one that departs in the evening, so it’s a great way to replace overnight accommodations. There’s a bathroom on board and the bus makes stops, nonetheless.

  • Pros
    • Bus stations in center
    • Cost effective
    • Easy contact with suppliers
    • Blankets provided
    • Stable journey time
  • Cons
    • Possible language barriers
    • Long journey
    • No daytime departure options
    • Patchy WiFi
    • Slow traffic
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About the ride from Hoi An to Hanoi

A route which takes you between perhaps the two most exciting and interesting cities in the entirety of Vietnam, traveling from Hoi An to Hanoi allows you to experience two very contrasting sides of Vietnamese city life.

While Hoi An is laid-back and laconic, with an endearingly slow pace, Hanoi is the polar opposite. A city full of tooting scooters, endless traffic and perpetual chaos and craziness, it’s the complete antithesis of Hoi An.

If you travel directly from Hoi An to Hanoi, you can see the vast differences for yourself, and treat yourself to enjoying two very different - but equally appealing - Vietnamese cities. 

The direct journey from Hoi An to Hanoi is very popular, with hundreds of tourists making the trip every single day. Popular with families, couples and budget backpackers alike, the trip takes you between two of the most popular locations on the nation’s tourist trail.

If you want to take the 800km (497 mile) journey from Hoi An to Hanoi, an overnight bus is your only option. But although it’s your only option, there are several companies who service the journey, leaving you with lots of options for getting from Hoi An to Hanoi. 

All journeys from Hoi An to Hanoi leave in the early afternoon and arrive in the early morning, leaving you with a full day to explore Hanoi’s frenetic and frantic atmosphere. It’s the perfect way to arrive in the nation’s capital - you’ll be rested, recuperated and ready to enjoy one of the most exciting destinations in the whole of Southeast Asia.

Because there’s only one way to take the trip from Hoi An to Hanoi, you don’t have to spend time choosing between transport options. Instead, you simply hop on a bus and get on your way! 


What to see when traveling from Hoi An to Hanoi

For the first part of your journey, you’ll be leaving Hoi An behind on your way towards one of the planet’s busiest and most bustling cities. Before you reach Hanoi, your journey is largely made up of well-maintained highways: this trip isn’t hampered by the pothole-ravaged barely-roads which service many other journeys throughout Southeast Asia.

Though the journey from Hoi An to Hanoi is along fast-moving highways, some of the views are relatively attractive, with the nation’s shores to your east and its mountainous peaks to your west. During some stretches, you’ll drive very close to the South China Sea, which hugs Vietnam’s eastern shore.

An important consideration here: many travelers hope that the bus from Hoi An to Hanoi will ride along the Hai Van Pass. But that’s not the case. Instead, buses to Hanoi from Hoi An take the quicker, easier and more accessible tunnel route. 

But don’t despair: if you want to visit the Hai Van Pass, it’s very easy to visit as a day trip from Hoi An. Not only is it simple and affordable, but for many travelers it’s preferable. Only 60km from Hoi An, a day trip there makes seeing the pass easy, enjoyable and stress-free - much better than traversing it on the way elsewhere.

As night descends upon your bus, you’ll fall asleep in the comfort of your overnight ride, ready to wake around - or even before - sunrise in Hanoi. As you make your way towards the centre of Vietnam’s capital, the roads will be relatively quiet and traffic-free. But that’s not always the case here - as you’ll learn during your time in Hanoi, the city’s traffic is one of the craziest sights you’ll ever see. 

Once you’ve checked into your accommodation, your early arrival time gives you the full day to explore Hanoi. With charming side streets, excellent street food and an unparalleled atmosphere, you’ll need plenty of time to explore it.


How to get from Hoi An to Hanoi

Taking a bus

Taking the bus from Hoi An to Hanoi, though the only option, is a fantastic option. It’s comfortable, convenient and affordable, and it allows you to get plenty of shut-eye while you make your way towards Vietnam’s pulsating capital. Even better, it saves you the cost of one night of accommodation! 

All buses from Hoi An to Hanoi offer very comfortable bed-style seats along with AC and blankets. Some even offer WiFi, toilets and English-speaking staff.

The buses which don’t have toilets will stop for toilet breaks along the way.

For the specific perks offered by individual bus companies, you should check the listings for each particular journey.

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