How to get from Hoi An to Da Nang by Bus

I am going to show you how you can get from Hoi An to Da Nang by bus. We needed to go from Hoi An to Da Nang and weren’t ready to pay 250,000 VND for a cab. While it was a little trick, we eventually figured out how to go from Hoi An to Da Nang by bus.

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The local that will take you from Hoi An to Da Nang

Take the local bus

If you want to go from Hoi An to Da Nang by bus you can take the local bus. The local bus departs from the local bus station at Taking the local bus is the cheapest way to reach Hoi An.

Getting to the bus station

The bus station is a little further out. If you stay nearby you can walk and if you are further out you can catch a grab car. Luckily our guest house was located a 15 minutes walk from it.

Paying for your ticket

The bus ride to Da Nang is 20,000 VND. There’s a display on the bus that says so and my host also confirmed that 20,000 VND is the correct price. If you decide to take this bus, then make sure to have the exact amount ready. I can’t stress the importance of this enough.

How (not) to get ripped off

The bus driver tried to convince me that the correct price is 30,000 VND. I paid for my ticket with a 50,000 VND bill and he refused to give me the correct amount of change. If you think this was a one-off, read their google reviews, and think again. It’s sadly common practice to rip people off. The amount itself doesn’t matter to me, it’s the principal – I am simply not one to support such practices. I argued with him for ages but to no avail.

The ride

The bus ride itself was fairly pleasant. In a little under an hour, we were in the center of Da Nang. The bus stops at various locations in Da Nang. I highly recommend mapping it all out and following the bus on google map. That way you make sure to get out at the right stop, closest to your accommodation.

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Inside the local bus to Da Nang

While getting ripped off made me really uncomfortable, I really enjoyed the ride itself. If you need to go from Hoi An to Da Nang by bus then definitely take the local bus. It’s by far the cheapest option.

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9 Comments

  1. June 30, 2018 / 12:28 AM

    It’s great that you made it safe to the destination. It’s just sad that tourists are being taken advantage. In times like this, I wish credit card is an acceptable mode of payment.

    Good luck Nina for more adventures and may there be more kindness and fairness everywhere.

    • Nina
      Author
      June 30, 2018 / 3:26 AM

      I find it a little disheartening. I think it wouldn’t take much. All it would need is a couple of huge signs with the prices on it. That one thing would help a lot. Thank you so much! šŸ™‚

  2. Charlotte
    February 6, 2019 / 5:33 PM

    Where does the bus leave da nang from to Hoi An?

    • Nina
      Author
      March 3, 2019 / 10:12 AM

      I mentioned it in my post. Just punch in the location I mentioned and you’ll find it in google maps! šŸ™‚

  3. bella
    July 2, 2019 / 6:05 PM

    thanks for this.

    do you know when the last bus takes off?

    • Nina
      Author
      July 7, 2019 / 2:21 PM

      Unfortunately, I don’t know. That being said, most locals would be able to help you out with this as it’s a bus that’s not advertised to tourists! šŸ™‚

  4. Paul
    November 26, 2019 / 1:24 PM

    So regarding the local bus.

    Update for 11 / 2019.

    The official price is printed on the bus. It is 18.000 Dong pp. However the greedy cheating Bus ladies will try to rip you off. We payed 30.000 each on the way there. On the way back the price had changed to 40.000. the price is printed on the bus. Near the front door. They just want to extort some money for personal profit. Should be arrested. On getting off the bus the cheating bus lady tried to hide the price sticker on the bus under a towel So I wouldn’t see it. Such a cheat. Take a picture of the price sticker on the bus before you get on and show it to the cheating lady. Only pay for the correct amount. Such behaviour is what gives Vietnam a bad name. Just appalling.

  5. stefan
    February 15, 2020 / 12:01 PM

    From Hue to Hoi An I booked a Bus for 100.000 WITH ticket please, on the bill it read first 120.000. To Hue I came from Thakhek, Laos on the 10th, while my Laos Visa expired the 9th. The staff @ the ticket counter knew nothing, what is almost normal in Laos. I was lucky that I could pay the Vietnam Bus in Laos with Dong, as I had spent all my Kip. The Driver asked for 500, no change, no ticket. No Info @ the border, where and when to board the bus again.

    Hue has one Central Bus Station with the Thakhek connection on a big shedule for 260.000 Dong and a even bigger map. As there is only one bus from Thakaek, it is easy to know, that my bus must end @ this bus Station (the staff dropped only me already @ the citadel). I couldn’t convince the staff from the bus Station, that this bus exists and they had no idea, what a compny it is, that runs the bus on my .jpg and where to find it. So this is already international corruption!

    In Vientiane the trip from the southern bus Station far north to the center by local bus was fine. On the screen were the stops displayed and again and again a phone Nr to call, if the conductor sells no tickets.

    Very curious About my ride back to Danang, where I will board the FUTA Bus to HCM, best company, even bookable online !

    • Nina
      Author
      March 9, 2020 / 5:58 AM

      I hope you had a good ride on Tuesday! Thank you so much for sharing everything in such detail! This is going to be super helpful to anyone taking the journey going foward! šŸ™‚

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