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Hanoi to Hoi An by train: An essential guide for travelers

18/06/2024 5.026

Going from Hanoi to Hoi An by train offers travelers a picturesque journey through the heart of Vietnam, showcasing the country's diverse landscapes along the way. In this guide, we will explore the various aspects of traveling to Hoi An by train, including train stations, schedules, fares, etc.

Hanoi to Hoi An by train

1. Pros and cons of traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An by train

The distance from Hanoi to Hoi An is a bit over 840 kilometers. As of now, Hoi An does not have a train station. If you want to go from Hanoi to Hoi An by train, you can go from Hanoi to a train station near Hoi An, then use other means of transportation to finally reach Hoi An.

Train rides in Vietnam are very scenic, showcasing Vietnam's beautiful landscapes along the way. These trains are generally comfortable with sleeping berths, allowing for a more relaxed experience compared to long bus rides. However, the train ride will take about 16-18 hours, which is quite significant, not to mention the time you need for the second leg to finally reach Hoi An. 

2. Guide for tourists getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by train

2.1. Train stations

The nearest train stations to Hoi An is Da Nang Train Station (30 km away) in Da Nang and Tam Ky Train Station in Quang Nam (50 km away). Obviously, Da Nang Train Station is the better choice. No matter which destination you choose, you will depart from Hanoi Train Station in Hanoi.

Hanoi station

Located at 120 Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Train Station is one of the busiest train stations in Vietnam. It is well-equipped with waiting areas, ticket counters, food stalls, and restrooms. 

Da Nang Train Station is located at 791 Hai Phong Street, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang. It features modern facilities, including spacious waiting areas, clean restrooms, and Da Nang to Hoi An transfer services.

Tam Ky Train Station is located at 2 Nguyen Hoang Street, Tam Ky City, Quang Nam Province. Although smaller than Da Nang Train Station, it still offers basic amenities such as waiting areas, ticket counters, and restrooms.

2.2. Schedule and fares

There are multiple trains departing daily from Hanoi. On these trains, there are different types of cabins and seats, resulting in a range of ticket prices to accommodate different preferences.


Train number

Travel time

Estimated fare (VND)

Hanoi - Da Nang


15 hours 37 minutes

708,000 - 1,332,000


15 hours 54 minutes

702,000 - 1,333,000


16 hours 57 minutes

641,000 - 1,206,000

Hanoi - Tam Ky


17 hours 22 minutes

727,000 - 1,426,000


17 hours 45 minutes

789,000 - 1,432,000


18 hours 38 minutes

663,000 - 1,249,000 


For updated details about seat classes, ticket prices, and train schedules, you can visit the official website of Vietnam Railways:

Hanoi to Hoi An train time and price varies

3. How to get to Hoi An after traveling from Hanoi to Da Nang or Tam Ky?

3.1. By taxi

Getting from Da Nang or Tam Ky to Hoi An by taxi is straightforward, as there are many taxi companies available. A prominent name to consider is Xanh SM, Vietnam’s first electric taxi company. Known for quality service, Xanh SM utilizes well-maintained vehicles driven by professional drivers. Travelers can call the hotline at 1900 2088 or download the Xanh SM mobile app and book a ride with just a few taps.

Typically, the fare of a taxi ride to Hoi An with Xanh SM is as follows:


Xanh SM Standard

Xanh SM Luxury

Da Nang - Hoi An

380,000 VND 

440,000 VND

Tam Ky - Hoi An

590,000 VND 

680,000 VND


Xanh SM

3.2. By bus

Taking a bus from Tam Ky or Da Nang to Hoi An is a cost-effective option among travelers. The journey takes from 45 minutes to 2 hours. The cost of a bus ticket from Da Nang or Tam Ky to Hoi An is relatively inexpensive compared to other means of transport. Prices typically start from 50,000 VND per person for a one-way trip.

3.3. By motorbike

For adventurous travelers seeking flexibility, renting a motorbike is a popular option. Riding a motorbike allows you to explore at your own pace and enjoy the scenic route along the way.

To rent a motorbike, travelers typically need to provide a valid passport and may be required to leave a deposit. The cost varies depending on factors such as the duration of rental and the type of motorbike. On average, travelers can expect to pay around 200,000 VND per day.

3.4. By tourist car

By renting a tourist car, travelers can enjoy a comfortable journey with the convenience of door-to-door service. The journey from Da Nang or Tam Ky to Hoi An takes from 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

The cost of renting a tourist car varies depending on factors such as the type of vehicle, the duration of the trip, and any additional services included. Prices typically range between 60,000 VND - 360,000 VND. To arrange a tourist car transfer, travelers can book directly through tour operators, transport service providers, or online platforms. It is advisable to book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Hanoi To Hoi An By tourist car

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Traveling from Hanoi to Hoi An by train offers a memorable experience for adventurers seeking to explore Vietnam's rich cultural and natural wonders. By considering factors such as train schedules, fares, and onward transport options, travelers can embark on an enriching journey from the capital city to the ancient town, creating lasting memories along the way. 

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