Getting to Da Nang

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Direct flight, leisurely train, or shuttle bus? However you prefer to travel, you’ll find it’s easy to reach Da Nang through the country’s ever-growing network of transportation services. Da Nang welcomes travellers at eight international airports and numerous land crossings and sea ports. Below is a brief overview of transport into Vietnam.

Getting to Da Nang by Plane

Da Nang International Airport (DAD) is located in the heart of the city centre. Da Nang International Airport is the third largest international airport in Vietnam. It’s a 10-minute drive from Da Nang City. This is where you fly to if you plan to visit the city’s famous My Khe Beach or UNESCO-listed Hoi An. The airport was built in 1940, featuring two runways with a length of 3,045 metres. It receives domestic and international flights.

Sample destinations

Domestic
Buon Ma Thuot (Vietnam Airlines)
Can Tho (Vietnam Airlines)
Da Lat (Vietnam Airlines)
Cam Ranh/Nha Trang (Vietnam Airlines)
Hanoi (Jetstar; VietJet Air; Vietnam Airlines)
Ho Chi Minh (Jetstar; VietJet Air; Vietnam Airlines)
Pleiku (Vietnam Airlines)
Vinh (Vietnam Airlines)

International
Beijing (China Eastern)
Hong Kong (Dragonair; Hong Kong Express)
Kunming (China Eastern)
Macau (Air Macau)
Seoul (Korean Air)
Siem Reap (Silkair, Vietnam Airlines)
Singapore (Silkair; Jetstar)
Tokyo (Vietnam Airlines)

Check flight times, fares and booking at here

Getting to Da Nang by Train

Da Nang Train Station is an important stop of the journey from the North to the South. Daily trains stop here for such a long time for you to get on and off the train.

The time to travel by train from Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh city to Da Nang, and vice versa is about 14 to 20 hours, but you can enjoy comfortable time on the wagon well equipped. You need to know the journey to have the suitable choice of seats. Bed is the best choice for long journey. For short journey, most visitors usually choose soft seat ticket, but you can also choose hard seat because there’re more spacious seating and it’s simply to save money.

Ticket Reservation

There are many ways for you to buy a train ticket in Da Nang.

The traditional method is to buy directly at train stations. It is easy to purchase the ticket this way because all you need to do is to come to stations, check the information about your desired trips in the board and then buy tickets from the tickets sellers. The disadvantage with this way of purchase is the sometimes long queue. Also, train ticket sale staff do not always understand English so you should write down of your desired destination just in case. For more information about train timetable and the fares please contact at the station

  • Da Nang Train Station
    Address: 202 Hai Phong Street, Da Nang City
    Tel: (84) 236 3752 333

A more convenient method is to book online or agents. As you can book tickets online via (Baolau, 12Asia) or through most hotels and guesthouses with a minimal commission charge (usually 20,000 VND) there really isn’t any need to go there to book your tickets.

Daily train Da Nang – Ha Noi

Odd-numbered trains head north: SE1, SE3, SE5, SE7, SE9, SE19

Daily trains Da Nang – Sai Gon

Even-numbered trains head south SE2, SE4, SE6, SE8, SE 10, SE22

Getting to Da Nang by Bus

Da Nang’s new bus station is located on Dien Bien Phu after it turns into Highway 1A. The simplest way to get there from the river is to take Quang Trang west, which turns into Tran Cao Van, veers left and meets up with Dien Bien Phu. Take a right and the station is 2.5 kilometres down on the left. This is where the local spur of the railway line intersects with Highway 1A just where it takes a sharp elbow turn. Traffic here is madness, so if you go out to the station by motorbike, use caution.

The bus station is one of the busiest in Vietnam outside Ha Noi and Sai Gon. Both the north and the south of the country are serviced from the same terminal, and there are numerous departures for all domestic routes from very early morning until late at night. The exception would be international departures to Laos, but otherwise you don’t really need to book ahead — just show up and buy a ticket for the next bus. First and second class fares are available for many routes, and will buy you a more comfortable, less crowded ride.

Services within Vietnam

Kon Tum: Takes 5 hours
Ho Chi Minh City: Takes 16 hours
Da Lat: Takes 12 hours
Nha Trang: Takes 10 hours
Vinh: Takes 10 hours
Hue: Takes 2 hours
Dong Hoi: Takes 6 hours
Hanoi: Takes 14 hours

Services to Laos

Pakse: Takes 29 hours
Savannakhet: Takes 19 hours
Tha Khaek: Takes 22 hours
Vientiane: Takes 29 + hours

Getting to Da Nang by Cruise

Tien Sa Port in Da Nang is the port stop for all the cruise ships arriving in Da Nang. When the cruise lands, the travellers will be taken care by travel agencies to visit tourist destinations in Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An and My Son.

Nowadays Tien Sa Port has upgraded the pier, the station, lanes for tourist vehicles and travellers, free electric passenger cars to the port gate for the purpose of creating a cleaner environment, convenient to attract cruise ships.

Some cruise ships regularly visit Tien Sa Port, Da Nang: Costa Victoria, Germini, Henna, Voyager, Azamara, Journey, Seabourn Legend, Le Soleal, Volendam, Europa…