How to Reach Da Nang
By Air: Da Nang International Airport receives flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Buon Ma Thuot, Da Lat, HaiPhong, NhaTrang and Pleiku, Guangzhou, Seoul-Incheon, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai-Pudong, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo-Narita and is 3 kilometres from the city centre.
- Take a taxi into the city, and insist on using the meter. Expect to pay an airport toll of 15000 VND over and above meter amount.
- A transfer bus is also available.
By Train: Danang Train Station is located on Hoi Phang street, about 5 kilometres from city centre.
- Hanoi is about 16 hours (791 kilometres) away by the Reunification Express, but that’s because it stops a lot.
- Odd-numbered trains gonorth (Hanoi/Hue), even-numbered trains go south (Saigon)
By Bus: Da Nang Central Bus Station
- Yellow local buses numbered #1 frequently run between Hoi An and Danang. The route will be marked on window. It takes 45 minutes. Buses leave every 15 minutes.
- Take a picture of the fare chart outside the bus. Politely refuse to pay any more than that amount. If harassed, get your phone out and begin recording. Bags do not cost extra.
- The main bus station receives buses from, Hue, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Pleiku, QuyNhon, Vinh, NhaTrang, and Da Lat.
- International routes go to Pakse, Savannakhet, The Khaek, and Vientiane, all of which are in Laos.
- You are advised to travel first or second class for lesser crowds.
- It’s better to book fares from your hotel or a travel agency rather than at the bus station itself, even considering the service charges.
- By Motorcycle: For 70-150,000 VND a day, motorcycles are the best way to get around Da nang. The city’s attractions are spread all over. Remember that renting without a Vietnamese drivers licence is technically illegal, though everyone ignores this. Basically, don’t attract police attention. Remember, no one really bothers to follow traffic rules.
- By Taxi: Fares are about 8-15000 VND. All taxis are equipped with meters. Insist on using it.