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Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang: Distance, Transportation means & Itinerary

12/01/2024 16.548

Let’s explore the popular Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang route with these essential tips for a safe and exciting journey which can be taken by various means of transportation.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang is a popular route for travel enthusiasts who want to explore new things. The questions of how to get there and how long it takes are always a concern for first-time travelers. To start your journey, read on to see how to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang quickly and conveniently.

1. Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang distance

If you are planning a trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang, you should know the various distances and travel times available:

  • The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang by air is approximately 958 kilometers, with a total flying time of around 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • The Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang distance by road is about 959 kilometers, with two main routes being National Road 1A and National Road 14, taking about 17-20 hours to travel.
  • Traveling by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang is another option to consider. The railway length between the two cities is close to 950 kilometers. The Ho Chi Minh city to Da Nang train departs from Saigon station and arrives at Da Nang station, taking approximately 15-19 hours to complete the journey.
Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

2. How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang?

2.1. By private transport

2.1.1. Traveling from Saigon to Da Nang by motorbike

Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang by motorbike is a great way for tourists to explore the beautiful natural scenery on the roads. Along the way, you can stop by and rest at many famous tourist spots. In addition, you also have the opportunity to enjoy delicious and unique local dishes in each area you pass through. This provides new and exciting experiences, as well as the chance to discover many tourist attractions when you travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang by motorbike.

Tourists can take National Road 1A, which passes through the coastal provinces of Central Vietnam. Specifically, start from the city center of Ho Chi Minh City, head towards Saigon Bridge to enter National Road 1A, then just go along the road. You will pass through the provinces of Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Quang Ngai, and Quang Nam. At this point, you only have about 86 kilometers left to reach Da Nang city.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

>>> When planning a trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang, one of the top things to consider is Da Nang weather!

2.1.2. Getting to Da Nang from Ho Chi Minh by car

There is an 850-kilometer-long route exclusively for cars, which begins in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Travelers will start by heading towards Thu Thiem Bridge and entering the Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway. After 55 kilometers on the expressway, turn right onto National Road 1. Continue straight for about 7 kilometers until you reach Long Khanh Town in Dong Nai Province. From here, just follow the same route as for motorbikes and you will arrive at the beautiful city of Da Nang.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

2.2. By public transportation

2.2.1. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang by plane

To travel between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, taking a flight is a fast and convenient option, with the duration of the flight varying depending on weather conditions and airlines. Vietjet Air offers the fastest flights from Saigon to Da Nang at approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, while the flights of Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways take around 1 hour and 25 minutes.

If you are planning a trip by air, there are several airlines to choose from, including Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, Vietjet Air, and Pacific Airlines. These airlines often have attractive promotional programs that offer discounts on flights. In particular, Vietjet Air and Pacific Airlines offer frequent promotional fares, ranging from 618,000 VND to 1,104,000 VND.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

2.2.2. Getting from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang by train

The train route from Saigon to Da Nang has 6 train stations for passengers to embark and disembark, with a total travel time of around 15 hours and 40 minutes. The fares are reasonable, with the most common seat class priced at around 639,000 VND. Passengers can choose from the following trains:

Train number

Saigon Railway Station

Da Nang Railway Station

Total travel time

SE8

06:00 am

10:49 pm

16 hours, 49 minutes

SE6

09:00 am

02:08 am

17 hours, 8 minutes

SE22

11:50 am

06:15 am

18 hours, 25 minutes

SE10

2:40 pm

09:48 am

19 hours, 8 minutes

SE4

7:45 pm

00:29 pm

16 hours, 44 minutes

SE2

9:55 pm

01:35 pm

15 hours, 40 minutes

 

Note that the ticket fares already include insurance. The fares may vary depending on several factors, such as the time of ticket purchase, seat class, and seat location.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

2.2.3. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang by bus

Traveling by bus from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang takes around 17 to 20 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. There are several reputable bus companies that operate on this route, including Cuc Tung, Mai Linh Express, Phuc Thuan Thao, Tuan Nam, Tang Tin, and Hoang Long.

Bus tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang are reasonably priced, ranging from around 350,000 VND to 490,000 VND. Prices may vary depending on the type of bus, the time of travel, and the seat location. It is recommended to check with the bus companies for the most up-to-date information on fares and schedules.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

>>> When it comes to the top worth-living city in Vietnam, there are plenty of things to do in Da Nang!

3. The perfect itinerary for a 3-day trip to Da Nang from Saigon

  • Day 1: Da Nang - Linh Ung Pagoda - Hoi An Ancient Town

After unpacking in Da Nang, you can take a rest or explore the beach. For lunch, you can either eat at the hotel restaurant or one of the local eateries in the city. The destination for the afternoon is Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula, a religious and cultural attraction with beautiful landscape and unique architecture. 

After visiting Linh Ung Pagoda, you can travel about 30 kilometers to Hoi An Ancient Town - an unmissable tourist spot near Da Nang. Here, you can admire the beauty of impressive ancient structures and take a boat ride on the Hoai River to see Hoi An at night with its beautiful lanterns.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

VinWonders Nam Hoi An is a colorful world-class amusement park that promises to provide a lot of exciting experiences. Here, you can explore and take photos at River Safari, which is among the largest wildlife conservation parks with a river in Vietnam. VinWonders Nam Hoi An also offers a diverse range of other subdivisions, such as Adventure Land, Island of Folk Culture, Water World, and Harbor Corner.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang
  • Day 3: Da Nang markets

If you are visiting Da Nang for 3 days and 2 nights, spend one day exploring the local markets and buying some unique souvenirs for your loved ones. These markets not only offer shopping opportunities but also showcase the cultural values of the region. You will get to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the lively city. 

There are four major markets to visit in Da Nang, where you can find affordable and attractive items: Cho Con Market, Da Nang Seafood Market, Han Market, and Bac My An Market. Each market offers a different range of products, ranging from traditional pottery to fresh seafood, from souvenirs to street food.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

>>> All the essence of Da Nang food can be found in the local markets!

If you are planning a trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang, consider staying at Vinpearl Resort & Spa Da Nang for a luxurious and unforgettable experience. Conveniently located just a 15-minute drive away from the airport, this resort is situated on Non Nuoc Beach, which Forbes magazine has voted as "the most attractive beach on the planet".

Vinpearl Resort & Spa Da Nang boasts neoclassical-style villas surrounded by a picturesque lake and colorful gardens, providing a tranquil and serene atmosphere for a leisurely stay. Apart from the scenic beauty, the resort’s prime location makes it an ideal place for exploring nearby famous attractions in Da Nang.

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

 

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang

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There are several options for traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang, each with its own advantages. Whichever means of transportation you choose, it is sure to bring a memorable journey.

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