A beautiful view from within central Hoi An

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Nha Trang to Hoi An

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3 way to get from Nha Trang to Hoi An

Taking a Bus from Nha Trang to Hoi An
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When travelling between Nha Trang to Hoi An, you can take the bus and arrive in style. The buses are usually sleeper buses, which depart in the evening and arrive in the morning. You need to provide your printed ticket before boarding. There is no toilet on board but buses make rest stops for food and restroom use.

  • Pros
    • Many cabin class options
    • Inexpensive
    • Rest stops (no pick ups)
    • Overnight accommodation replacement
    • Luggage allowance
  • Cons
    • Possible language barriers
    • Noisy journey
    • Speedy driving
    • Printed ticket required
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Taking a Car from Nha Trang to Hoi An
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If you’ve got an extra buck to spend, or are travelling with a big group/your family, you can book a private driver. Going from Nha Trang to Hoi An is super comfortable; the vehicle fit, maximum, up to three people.

  • Pros
    • Baby seat for small fee
    • Free cancellations
    • Direct travel
    • Personal driver
    • Private transfer (personal pick up and drop off)
  • Cons
    • Driver lottery
    • Expensive
    • Not environmentally friendly
    • Few amenities offered - not luxurious offerings
    • Not shared cabin
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Taking a Minivan from Nha Trang to Hoi An
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Book a minivan from Nha Trang to Hoi An and experience all the comforts a private driver can offer. The vehicle is air conditioned. This is a long journey so make sure to bring entertainment with you. This option may seem pricey, but keep in mind that the ticket price includes up to eight people.

  • Pros
    • Driver makes toilet stops
    • Luggage allowance
    • Luggage allowance
    • Private transfer (personal pick up and drop off)
    • Baby car seat provided
    • Free cancellation
  • Cons
    • Baby car seat fee - $5
    • Possibly cramped
    • Private van: pricey
    • Not very suitable for solo travel
    • Long journey
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About the ride from Nha Trang to Hoi An

Nha Trang is, in many ways, the perfect seaside destination. Beaches with sparkling blue waters, opportunities to go island-hopping, and the chance to witness a spectacular underwater world at some fabulous snorkeling and diving sites make this one of the most popular vacation spots in Vietnam. But the fun doesn't stop there. As the sun goes down, Nha Trang's vibrant nightlife comes alive. Dine at swanky restaurants and dance the night away at some of the most happening nightclubs! 

Hoi An, in contrast, has a more relaxed and historical vibe to it. It is truly one of the most picturesque towns in Vietnam with its mustard-colored houses and ornate temples. Lose yourself in the alleys of its atmospheric Old Town, visit the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge or explore the town's fabulous food scene at the Hoi An Riverside. You could even sign up for a cooking class and learn how to shop for the freshest Vietnamese ingredients at the local market and get to prepare some flavorful pho!  

Traveling the 318 miles (510 km) from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes, depending on how you travel, anywhere between 9-13 hours. Overnight buses, private minivans, and taxis provide multiple departures throughout the day, giving travelers the choice of picking the most convenient time and mode of transport.

Overnight buses are the most economical option available. The buses come with cushioned, reclining seats and leave Nha Trang in the late evening and reach Hoi An in the morning, thereby helping save on hotel accommodation.

If, however, comfort and convenience are of utmost importance, then you can choose to book a private minivan, that is perfect for groups of up to 9 passengers, or a cab/taxi, that is ideal for solo travelers and couples.

How to get from Nha Trang to Hoi An

Taking a bus

With ticket prices starting from as low as $13 per person, buses are the most economical way to travel from Nha Trang to Hoi An. All the buses offer evening or night departure times, making it a great way to save on hotel costs. The buses take around 10-13 hours to complete the journey. All the coaches are air-conditioned and fitted with cushioned, reclining seats. Some of the operators provide travelers with a blanket, food, and water. Since the coaches don't have onboard toilets, the buses make multiple stops for restroom breaks.

Taking a minivan 

Perfect if you are traveling as part of a group, minivans are the fastest way to get to Hoi An. Travel times are around 9 - 9 ½ hrs. Most private minivans can accommodate 8-9 passengers and provide hotel pick up and drop off. Some operators even offer a baby car seat for an additional fee making this a good option for those traveling with children.

Hiring a private car/taxi 

Travelers heading to Hoi An from Nha Trang can also book a private taxi or cab. With more legroom, space for luggage, and hotel pick up and drop off, it's the most comfortable way to travel. Travel times are similar to private minivans with the journey taking about 9 - 9 ½ hours. For those traveling with young children, baby car seats are available for an additional charge.

What to see when traveling from Nha Trang to Hoi An?

Those traveling by private minivan or taxi during the day will get to see Vietnam outside its tourist hotspots. The route from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes you through the picturesque Vietnamese countryside and typical rural and village scenes. Sit back and relax as you watch farmers working their land, children heading out to school, and locals going about their everyday lives. Stop at one of the many snack and food joints that line the route to stretch your legs and chat with friendly locals. 

If you are taking one of the overnight buses, there will be little you can see as most buses start in the evening. Get a good night's sleep and wake up to a beautiful sunrise in charming Hoi An. 

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