Thứ Năm, 22 tháng 8, 2013

Hoi An to Hue by Train

Train from Hoi An to Hue

The train ride to Hue is one of the best in the country which is is the world-class scenic section.  The railway line is cut into the side of the mountains and overlooks the sea. The train runs along the South China Sea, snaking from cliff to jungle-covered cliff past beaches and islands, then heads through the lush green mountains via the Hai Van Pass to reach Danang.

Train schedule from Hoi An to Hue

Depart Danang
Arrive Hue
Solf Seat
Hard Sleeper
(6 berths)
Solf Sleeper
(4 berths)
12:06 PM day 1
14:43 PM day 1
14:42 PM day 1
17:06 PM day 1
10:34 AM day 1
13:21 PM day 1
23:27 PM day 1
15:28 PM day 1

Where to by train ticket from Hoi An to Hue

Hoi An doesn’t have a train station, so you’ll have to take the train to Danang and then get a taxi from there.
Da Nang Train station (Hai Phong St). The ticket office is open daily, 03:00 to 19:30. T: (0511) 3823 810.
You can book the train ticket at the station, which is the cheapest way but not the most convenience way. Da Nang is 30 km away from Hoi An centre so if you add cost of travelling from hoi an to da nang, it is not worth. It’s a good idea to book in advance, as some trains will be fully booked. The ticket office is open daily, 03:00 to 19:30. T: (0511) 3823 810.

You can ask your hotel to book train ticket for you or you can book train ticket from da nang to hue online at 

Advantage of taking train

- Best view ever

Disadvantage of taking train

- Cost more as you need to travel to Da Nang (30 km away from hoian)
- Train sometimes delays
- Train is booked very quickly during festival
- Online booking only available 1 month in advance

If cost cutting is a requirement, get the local bus to Da Nang Station (2 usd) then take the train to Hue. Hue train station is located in center of Hue. You can take a taxi to go to your hotel.

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