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How to get from Da Nang Airport to the City Centre

Da Nang has become an increasingly popular destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Although it’s a relatively small city compared to the capital Hanoi, or Ho Chi Minh City, thanks to its beautiful beaches and great food, it is known for its extremely relaxed atmosphere and slower pace of life.

Da Nang Airport is located in the city itself and is a mere 3 km from the centre, making it very convenient for visitors to travel to. Surprisingly, public transport options into the city centre from the airport are very limited however, with only a single bus service (route 12) offering transport to a small section east of the city. This option is an even further inconvenience as the location of the bus stop is a 10-minute walk from the airport. The most suitable way to travel from Da Nang airport to the city centre is, therefore, with an airport taxi or private shuttle service.

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How to get from Da Nang Airport to the city centre by taxi

Hotels are scattered throughout the city, which includes the centre and the coast east of the Han River, and easy access to them can be acquired via a taxi or private transfer. The proximity of Da Nang Airport to the city centre (3 km) and the large number of taxis available, make an airport taxi or private transfer the fastest and most convenient way of getting downtown. The lack of public transport options from the airport also doesn’t really leave any other major option.

Taxi cost from Da Nang Airport to the city centre

Taxis are quite affordable in Da Nang and you can expect a transfer from Da Nang Airport to the city centre to cost between €3-5 (VND 72,000-115,000). Taxis fares are calculated by a calibrated taximeter and taxi rates are set by the city. The rates are as follows: an initial base fee of €0.35 (VND 8,500), a per km cost of €0.40 (VND 10,000) and a waiting time charge per hour from €1 (VND 25,000). Fixed-rate fares are also available but they have to be agreed with the taxi representative at the start of the journey.


€5 (VND 115,000)

Trip Duration

10 mins

Some hotel transfers can cost up to €10 (VND 250,000) depending on their location.

Value for money

Taxis at Da Nang Airport are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Taxi ranks at Da Nang Airport are located outside the Arrivals Hall of each Terminal buildings 1 and 2.


Taking a taxi from Da Nang Airport to Da Nang city centre is not just convenient, it is also a necessity in most cases, as there is hardly any public transport available.

Editor’s Note

When taking a taxi, it’s important that only registered official taxis are used as scams are known to take place and there are sometimes reports of overcharged passengers. Some of the most frequently used taxi companies include Mai Linh and VinaSun Green Taxi.

Useful Tips

To avoid any fare disputes, make sure that the taximeter is always reset at the beginning of the journey.
Most taxis do not accept card payments, so make sure that you have cash in the local currency available, to pay for your fare.
Try to have your destination written out in Vietnamese to show your driver, as most Da Nang taxi drivers do not speak English.
Tipping your driver is optional and not expected at the end of your transfer.

How to get from Da Nang Airport to the city centre by bus

Da Nang Airport is very close to the city centre but no practical public transport option is available to connect the airport to the centre itself. Even though a number of public bus routes are in place to enable transportation for locals, only one bus service (route 12), run by DanaBus, provides two stops in the vicinity of the airport. Both bus stops are inconveniently located, about a 10-minute walk from the terminal, whilst the bus route only passes through a very specific section of the city making its way to the city coast and ending up in Ben Xe Bui Duon Lich. Therefore, anyone wishing to use this service must make sure that this route is suitable, depending on their exact desired destination downtown.

How much does the bus from Da Nang Airport cost?

The DanaBus route 12 ticket is very affordable at a cost of €.025 (VND 6,000) but is not transferable onto any other bus route. Tickets can be purchased from the conductor directly on the bus and payment can only be made in cash and in local currency (VND).


€0.25 (VND 6,000)

Trip Duration

30 mins

Bus tickets are available when boarding the bus and can only be paid for in cash and local currency (VND).

Value for money

DanaBus route 12 runs daily, from 5:00-21:00 with 20 minute intervals.

Where do I get the bus from?

Bus route 12 stops at two locations near Da Nang Airport, but both bus stops are rather inconveniently located about 10 minutes from the airport terminal on foot. The first bus stop can be found on the corner of Nguyen Van Linh and Nguyen Tri Phurong, whilst the second bus stop is located on Nguyen Huu Tho.


DanaBus bus route 12, is not a convenient method of transport to get to Da Nang city centre, and it’s mostly suitable for backpackers or travellers with very light luggage. The two bus stops that serve this route are approximately a 10-minute walk from the airport terminal, whilst the actual route covers a very limited section of the city. Therefore, the bus is not recommended for travellers carrying a lot of baggage or for families with young children.

Editor’s Note

Compared to the bus and its complexity, the affordability of taxis in Da Nang makes them a much better and more convenient option when travelling from Da Nang Airport to the city centre.

Useful Tips

Passengers opting to take bus route 12 from Da Nang Airport requiring directions to the bus stops, should enquire at the airport information desk for the confirmation of their pickup and drop-off location.
Travellers who want to use the public bus option should make sure that bus route 12 suits the exact city destination they are travelling to.
When using bus route 12, make sure you have cash available in the local currency (VND), as card payments are not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the nearest airport to Da Nang, Vietnam?

The nearest airport to Da Nang, Vietnam is Da Nang Airport, which is located in the western section of the city and is merely 3km from the city centre. A taxi transfer from Da Nang Airport to the city centre will take about 10 minutes.

How do I get from Da Nang Airport to the city?

The most convenient and hassle-free way to get from Da Nang Airport to the city is a taxi or private transfer. Taxis in Da Nang are affordable and the ride lasts only 10 minutes. The only public transport option is via a bus service run by DanaBus (route 12) but the bus stop is a 10-minute walk from the airport terminal and the route only passes through a very specific section of the city, so will not suit all travellers.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Da Nang Airport to the city centre?

The cost of a taxi from Da Nang Airport to the city centre will cost between €3-5 (VND 72,000-115,000), depending on the location of your hotel. Taxi fares are calculated using a taximeter so make sure the meter is turned on at the start of the transfer to avoid being overcharged, as scams are possible. For a guaranteed fixed-rate fare with no hidden costs, you can book your Da Nang Airport to City ride with Welcome Pickups and pay online in advance.

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