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How can you get from Hanoi to Hue City?

Flight from Hanoi to Hue

With so many historical monuments, beautiful beaches and magnificent landscape, especially romantic Perfume River, Hue which is home to the old Kings of Vietnam is a very good stopover in central Vietnam. To get from Hanoi to Hue City, you can choose flight, train, bus or motorbike. To get more information, you can click: Indochina travel and Vietnam

By air

Flight from Hanoi to Hue

Flight from Hanoi to Hue- source: internet

A direct flight is certainly the most comfortable and best way to get to Hue from Hanoi. Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air are the two airlines operating daily flights from Hanoi to Hue City. There are 4 flights per day from Hanoi to Hue, 3 operated by Vietnam Airlines and 1 by Vietjet Air. Vietnam Airlines leave Noi Bai at 8.45 AM; 7.15 PM and 5.30 PM and Vietjet Air leaves at 12.30 AM.

The flying duration is only 1 hour and 10 minutes, pretty longer than when you travel by train or by bus. However, expect the total traveling time to be a little longer as you will have to get from Hanoi city center to Noi Bai International Airport (the distance is 40km) and go from Phu Bai Airport to Hue City Center (the distance is 15km). You can get from Hanoi Old Quarter to Noi Bai by bus (for USD $ 2-3) or by taxi (for USD 4.4) in 45-60 minutes. To get from Phu Bai to the city center, you can go by bus if you do not have much luggage (for ~ USD $2) or by taxi (for USD $8.8) or by services of these tour operators (for ~ USD $3-4 per person) in 15-20 minutes.

The average price for a one-way ticket for economy class is VND 790,000 (USD $35) (taxes included) while business class is about VND 2.5 million (USD $110) (taxes included).

By train

Book train ticket at the train station

Book train ticket at the train station- source: internet

The second fast way to get from Hanoi to Hue is by train with the total traveling time about 12 – 14 hours. A train ride to Hue is really a pleasant experience as you can freely and comfortably lie down on a sleeper bed while admiring the spectacular view from your window, which is much more satisfying and charming than what you can see through the plane window. It is pretty easy to book train ticket online on Vietnamese railway website or or book on Otherwise, if you do not want to pay for the processing fee (about USD $2), you can go ahead to the train station and get a ticket directly from the ticket booth. private vietnam tour packages

Depending on the types of seats or beds, the ticket price will vary from USD $14 (hard seat) to $62 (soft berth). There are 7 trains running from Hanoi to Hue: SE1 departs at 7.30 PM; SE19 departs at 8.10 PM; SE3 departs at 10.00 PM; SE5 departs at 9.00 AM; SE 7 departs at 6.00 AM; TN1 at 2.35 PM and SE23 at 8.05 PM.

By bus


Camel travel to Hue

Camel travel to Hue- source: internet

In term of public means of transportation, traveling by bus takes the longest time. However, for low-cost travelers, there is no better choice than bus. An overnight sleeper bus ride will take you 15 hours. Hung Thanh, TheSinhTourist (Sinh Cafe), Hoang Long, Trekking, Camel Travel, Nhat Tuan, Minh Map, An Phu, Queen Cafe, TM Brother and Duc Thinh are running buses on this route. The ticket price is from VND 200,000-300,000 (USD $8.8-13.3). Tickets can be purchased online or directly at the bus station in Hanoi.

By motorbike

Ride a motorbike to Hue

Ride a motorbike to Hue- source: intenret

Riding a motorbike on the National Highway 1A or 1B to get to Hue City is the most suitable way to go for those who are seeking for adventure in Vietnam. However, this unique experience requires your driving license.

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