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How to get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An

Hoi An is a historical city in the Quang Nam Province of Vietnam. It is a wonderfully preserved 15th to 19th-century South East Asian trading port, combining the architectural fusion of local and foreign influences. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999 and a must-see destination when visiting the city of Da Nang or central Vietnam.

Hoi An lies 30 km south of Da Nang Airport and direct transportation options are available from the airport. The journey takes between 45-90 minutes depending on traffic and method of transport, with the most convenient, fastest and most comfortable option being the use of an airport taxi or private transfer service. The other way of getting to Hoi An is using a shared shuttle service. A public bus used to be available as well, though the service was suspended due to the Covid pandemic and is yet to resume.

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How to get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by taxi

Getting from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by taxi is the simplest and most comfortable transport option. Taxis are abundant, available 24/7 at the airport and quite an affordable means of transport. The fare is calculated using a calibrated taximeter but fixed-rate fares can also be requested with a taxi representative at the airport. For the most hassle-free option and a fair set fare, you can book your airport shuttle in advance with a credible company like Welcome Pickups and have your driver greet you in the Arrivals Hall.

How much does a Da Nang Airport to Hoi An taxi cost?

A taxi from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An will cost about €12.50 (VND 320,000). Taxi fares are calculated using calibrated taximeters and are made up of 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) starting from €1 (VND 25,000). Fixed-rate taxi fares are available, especially for popular destinations like Hoi An but need to be agreed upon before the start of the transfer. 


€12.50 (VND 320,000)

Trip Duration

45 minutes

Travel time from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by taxi should take about 40-45 minutes but may be considerably more during heavy traffic.

Value for money

Taxis at Da Nang Airport are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Da Nang Airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 is for domestic flights, while Terminal 2 is for International flights. In both cases, airport taxi ranks are located outside the Arrivals building of each terminal.


Due to the lack of public transport options at Da Nang Airport, a direct transfer from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by taxi or a private transfer is the most convenient way to travel. Taxis are readily available and will get you to your destination in the shortest amount of time. You will also travel in greater comfort and with privacy.

Editor’s Note

Always use official, registered taxis at the airport as unlicensed taxis are active too and overcharge for their services. Some of the most popular taxi companies available at the airport include Mai Linh and VinaSun Green Taxi.

Useful Tips

When using a taxi with a taximeter, always make sure that it has been reset at the beginning of the journey to avoid any fare disputes.
Most Da Nang taxi drivers do not speak English, so it would be helpful to have your destination written down in Vietnamese to show it to them.
Very few taxis accept card payments, cash in the local currency is the preferred method of payment.

How do I get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by bus

There are a number of companies that offer a shared shuttle service from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An. These include the Hoi An Express Shuttle, the Sinh Tourist Bus and the Hanh Cafe Tourist Bus. Currently, these are the only bus options available, as the public transport bus (Route 1 – yellow bus) has been temporarily suspended since the onset of the pandemic and the service has still not been resumed.

Hoi An Express is the most popular provider, with their airport service operating 7 trips a day, from 7:00 to 21:00 and a travel time of approximately 75 minutes to cover the journey.

How much does the shared shuttle bus service cost?

The Hoi An Express shuttle bus from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An will cost an adult €5.60 (VND 140,000), one way. Children aged 6-11 travel at half price (€2.80, (VND 70,000)) and infants up to 5 years old travel free. Tickets can be purchased online and in advance from the Hoi An Express Shuttle website.


€5.60 (VND 140,000)

Trip Duration

75 minutes

Ticket prices may vary between the different providers.

Value for money

The Hoi An Express Shuttle runs seven trips a day, from 7:00 to 21:00.

Where do I get the shared shuttle bus from?

The bus stop for the Hoi An Express shuttle at Da Nang Airport is located outside the exit of Gate A4 of the Domestic Terminal (1).


The shared bus shuttle service is a convenient and more affordable way to travel from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An. The travel time, however, is longer than taking a taxi or private transfer, while there are also some limitations to travelling with this service – such as the number of baggage items each passenger can have on board and the specific departure times that may not suit all travellers.

Editor’s Note

It is recommended to book your tickets for this shared bus shuttle service in advance so you can guarantee a seat on your preferred date and time of travel.

Useful Tips

Please note that each passenger is only allowed one piece of baggage, measuring (22 inch x 11 inch x 9 inch) with a maximum weight of 20kg, plus one small personal bag.
Try to arrive at the bus stop at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure of the bus.
The average travel time is about 75 minutes so you may want to get a snack and some water before you board the bus.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Da Nang Airport to Hoi An distance?

The distance from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An is approximately 30 km. A taxi or private transfer will therefore take between 40 and 50 minutes to fulfil this transfer.

How to get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An?

There are two main options for transfer from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An. Firstly, a number of shared shuttle bus services are available, such as the Hoi An Express Shuttle or the Sinh Tourist Bus with daily, regular trips. The second option involves taking a Da Nang taxi or private transfer service that will swiftly and comfortably take you directly to the city of Hoi An.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An?

A taxi from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An will cost about €12.50 (VND 320,000) when calculated using a taximeter. A fixed-rate fare can be requested for a destination such as Hoi An, but it needs to be agreed upon with the taxi driver before boarding the vehicle. For a reliable and safe journey, you can pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups, where you will be guaranteed a fixed-rate fare with no hidden costs and a hassle-free experience.

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