Visiting Hue from Hoi An for one day is not a good ideal since it will take you about seven hours on the road just getting there and back, especially when you have to accomplish this in daylight hours (the highway can get even more feral after dark). It means that you had not much timeto explore Hue. Some seems to get up very early in the morning taking day trips to see the main sights in Hue then come back to Hoi An late in the evening. It is not ideal as well since it makes you tired.
There are many ways to visit Hue from Hoi An: take an open bus from your hotel or travel agents, take a taxi or go to Da Nang and then transport by train, hire a motorbike from Hoi An or join an adventure tour.
What is the ideal and cheap way after all?
1. Take an open bus.
There are many agents in town offering open bus from Hoi An to Hue. The drive south along Highway 1 is fairly scenic and the road is surprisingly good, though very twisty. It costs approximately $9, and takes 4.5 hours (including 16-29 seater- bus with air-conditioner, water, insurance, and guide). They will pick you up from your hotel in Hoi An and drop you off at your hotel in Hue. Cheap travel, good scenery at the Hai Van pass (morning bus). Book Open Bus ticket online at Yourlocalbooking
|Hoi An – Hue||7h00||Da Nang–> Hai Van pass–> Lang Co beach–> Cau Hai lagoon–>Hue||220,000 VND/pax|
|Hoi An – Hue||15h00||Da Nang–>Hai Van pass (go into tunnel)–> Lang Co beach –> Hue||180,000 VND/pax|
2. Take a taxi.
Take a taxi – private car from Hoi An to Hue is the most expensive way. The price is between $55 and $85. Of course, you can feel more comfortable in this way which offer you stops to take photos at Lang Co Beach on way or any place you want. Beautiful! Can be booked at any hotel or the dozens of booking offices in Hoi An. You can ask the driver to pass the Hai Van Pass (great trip) or go through the new tunnel. It takes about 4 to 5 hours over Pass, less through tunnel!
3. Go to Da Nang and then transport by train
You can take a car from Hoi An to Da Nang train station which costs about$15 to $25 (around 30 minutes)or you can get a minibus at 5$ per person through a few agencies in town, but the times don’t match well. Then take a train ticket with the cost around $5 (that included agency’s fee if you don’t buy it directly at the train station). The train will take you just under three hours to get to Hue. You can go to www.seat61.com/Vietnam for all train schedules
4. Hire a motorbike from Hoi An
Transport yourself to Hue on a motorbike will be an interesting experience. Hire a motorbike in Hoi An and make your own ride to Hue. It takes nearly 4 hours from Hoi An to Hue by motorbike. You can stop at any place to take photos or to see beautiful scenes as long as you want. There is no better way to see the views than on the back of a motorbike. You can visit http://www.hoian-motorbiketours.com/ to hire a motorbike that suitable to you or ask your hotel whether they has bike rental service. Wandering Hoi An there are also lots of rental agents for you to choose. Just make sure you know how to ride a bike and the traffic rules in Vietnam. Read this hoian-tourism
5. Join an adventure tour
If you want to ride a motorbike by yourself but still not sure about the rout or you want to sit behind a rider, join an adventure tour. You will have no worry about your luggage as their bikes are equipped to carry it or they will transport it by a lorry. Once you come to Hue, your luggage is already there. Travelling north to Hue, theytake you through Danang tovisit Marble Mountainsthen stop at the famous My Khe Beach with its fine white sand beforetravelling over the Hai Van Pass. After that, they let you stop for photos at Lang Co Beach. Next, they let you visit Elephant Springs where you can cool off in the rock pools. Finally, you pass villages and rice paddies to come to Hue. You can choose http://www.hueriders.com/ , http://easyrider-hoian.com/ or http://www.hoian-motorbiketours.com/.
The price is $48- 60$/ person.
Now, I’m sure that you can choose the way you want easily to visit Hue from Hoi An. The recommendation will be you leave Hoi An to visit Hue early in the morning then stay one night in Hue and get back the day after. Wish you a wonderful trip!
Cheap way to visit Hue from Hoi An