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Hanoi to Hue: Travel distance, duration and transportation choices

21/01/2024 6.002

Travelers have multiple transportation options to travel from Hanoi to Hue. This journey takes them on an exciting exploration of the country's rich history and vibrant cultural heritage.

Hanoi to Hue

If you are planning to explore Hue from Hanoi - two famous tourist attractions, it is essential to know the best way to travel between them. Discovering how to get from Hanoi to Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, will ensure a seamless and enjoyable trip. Keep reading to plan your ultimate adventure!

1. How many kilometers is the Hanoi to Hue distance?

The distance between Hanoi - the capital of thousands of years of civilization, and Hue - the former imperial capital preserving the history of Vietnamese dynasties, is approximately 670 kilometers. With this distance, there are several convenient transportation options available between the two cities. If traveling by car or train, the journey takes about 12-13 hours, while the flight duration between the two cities is from 30 to 40 minutes.

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2. The best way to travel from Hanoi to Hue

How to get from Hanoi to Hue? There are four popular modes of transportation: flight, train, bus or car, and motorbike.

2.1. Flight from Hanoi to Hue

Hanoi to Hue

Flying is the fastest and most convenient way to travel between Hanoi and Hue, with a flight time of around 1 hour from Noi Bai International Airport, one of the busiest Vietnam airports, to Hue Airport. Currently, multiple airlines in Vietnam offer regular flights on this route, giving you the flexibility to choose a suitable departure time. However, the downside is that airfares can be relatively high, ranging from 800,000 VND to 1,500,000 VND for a one-way ticket.

2.2. Train from Hanoi to Hue

Hanoi to Hue

Trains are a popular mode of transportation between Hanoi and Hue. Opting for a safe train journey can provide a sense of comfort, especially for those prone to motion sickness. Moreover, you can enjoy the majestic mountains and tranquil countryside scenery, making the trip quite fascinating. Ticket prices for this journey range from 500,000 to 1,000,000 VND, depending on the type of seat or berth you choose, ranging from hard seats to sleeping berths. Currently, Vietnam's railway system operates multiple train services between Hanoi and Hue each day, offering convenient options for travelers to select and plan their itineraries.

2.3. Bus from Hanoi to Hue

Hanoi to Hue

Bus from Hanoi to Hue is considered a popular choice among many young travelers due to its affordability and the opportunity to enjoy the scenery along the way. Hanoi Hue bus tickets range from 280,000 VND to 500,000 VND for a one-way trip, taking approximately 12-14 hours, which helps you save a significant amount of money. Currently, there are numerous bus brands specializing in the Hanoi-Hue route, such as Queen Cafe Open Bus, Thuy Ngan Limousine Bus, Camel Travel Bus, Sam Huong Sleeper Bus, and Hoang Long Bus. It is advisable to thoroughly research the necessary information to choose a bus with a suitable departure time and location and book your ticket in advance to ensure a safe journey.

2.4. Hanoi to Hue by motorbike or by car

Hanoi to Hue

In addition to public transportation, those who enjoy freedom and adventure can travel to Hue by motorbike or car. The easiest route to reach Hue from Hanoi is to follow the National Highway, which is approximately 670 kilometers long. You will travel in the direction of the Phap Van - Cau Gie Expressway, continue on the expressway until the end at Ninh Binh, then turn onto National Highway 1A, which will lead you straight to Hue. You can use Google Maps and ask locals for assistance. Please strictly adhere to traffic laws to ensure safety throughout your journey.

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After traveling from Hanoi to Hue, you must not ignore some tourist attractions in Hue, such as Hue Imperial City, Thien Mu Pagoda, Perfume River, Meridian Gate, Hue Historic Citadel, An Dinh Palace, Mausoleum Of Emperor Minh Mang, Hue Night Walking Street, Thuy Tien Lake, Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, Thien An Monastery, etc.

Hanoi to Hue

From Hue, you can easily explore other popular tourist destinations in Central Vietnam, such as  Hoi An and Da Nang, which are just 126 kilometers and 100 kilometers away from Hue, respectively.

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There are several convenient transportation options from Hanoi to Hue to easily explore the cultural and historical wonders and delightful cuisine of this ancient city. Hopefully, this article has provided you with valuable insights to ensure a smooth journey and make the most of your visit to Hue.

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