Hoi An Guide: All you should know about Hoi An bus station
Hoi An bus station on way

All you should know about Hoi An bus station

When traveling, many people are favor of taking a bus for transporting. Riding a bus is cheaper than other options and the service is not too bad. If you’re searching for information about Hoi An bus station, here are the things you must know.

Hoi An bus station on way

Hoi An bus is a popular bus with locals as well as travelers – Photo: The Christina’s Blog.

Hoi An bus station – basic information

  • Address: 67 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Phone: (0235) 3861240

Hoi An bus station is located at the corner of Phan Dinh Phung Street and Nguyen Tat Thanh Street. It’s 450 meters far away from the Japanese Covered Bridge. Therefore, it’s easy to reach the station from the Old Town. For a xe om ride (motorcycle taxi) from the bus station to the Old Town, it costs around 15,000 – 20,000 VND. But it doesn’t take much time so walking is also a great choice to enjoy the streets and local lifestyle on the way.

Hoi An bus station parking

Hoi An bus station with many kinds of buses – Photo: Internet.

Route 1: Danang Central Bus Station – Hoi An Bus Station

Departure: Danang Central Bus Station – Ton Duc Thang – Nguyen Sinh Sac – Kinh Duong Vuong – Ly Thai Tong – Thanh Khe 6 – Dung Sy Thanh Khe – Tran Cao Van – Dien Bien Phu – Le Duan – Tran Phu – Trung Nu Vuong – Nui Thanh – Tran Thi Ly Bridge – Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains) – Tran Dai Nghia – Hoi An Bus Station.

Return: Hoi An Bus Station – Tran Dai Nghia – Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains) – Tran Thi Ly Bridge – Nui Thanh – Trung Nu Vuong – Bach Dang – Phan Dinh Phung – Yen Bai – Le Duan – Dien Bien Phu – Tran Cao Van – Dung Sy Thanh Khe – Thanh Khe 6 – Ly Thai Tong – Kinh Duong Vuong – Nguyen Sinh Sac – Ton Duc Thang – Danang Central Bus Station.

Hoi An bus station roadmap instruction

The roadmap of Hoi An – Danang route – Photo: Danabus.

The whole trip takes about 40 – 50 minutes for a 36 kilometers route. Moreover, there are 76 trips a day including the going and returning and every 20 minutes, there is a bus. Therefore,  you don’t need to worry about missing one. The fare for the route is 18,000 VND/1 passenger/1 turn. The operation of this route is from 5:30 AM to 5:50 PM. Remember the time so you don’t miss the last bus.

Danang Central Bus Station is at 201 Ton Duc Thang Street, Cam Le District, Danang. To reach the Danang Central Bus Station from the city center, you can take a taxi, xe om or grab to save the money.

Other routes to travel to Nha Trang, Hue, Sai Gon, and Ha Noi

In case you want to travel by bus from Hoi An going to other locations entire the country, you can book at the tourism agencies. Some reliable units are The Sinh Tourist, An Phu, Tan Phat, etc. The Hoi An-Nha Trang and Hoi An-Hue routes are daily. Whilst, other routes take from 22 to 24 hours for a trip. Hereunder is the timetable that you can consider.

Hoi An-Nha Trang (daily)530 km – 8 hours7:30 AM – 6:30 PM / 7:30 PM – 6:30 AM200,000 VND/ pax (sleeping bus)
Hoi An-Hue (daily)120 km – 4 hours8 AM – 12 AM/ 2 PM – 6 PM60,000 VND/ pax
Hoi An-Nha Trang-Sai Gon980 km – 22 hours6 PM – 4 PM380,000 VND/ pax
Hoi An-Nha Trang-Sai Gon980 km – 22 hours6 PM – 4 PM420,000 VND/ pax (sleeping bus)
Ha Noi-Hue-Hoi An780 km – 24 hours5:30 PM – 12 AM460,000 VND/ pax (sleeping bus)

Tips for taking a bus in Vietnam

  • The first and the most important tip is buying tickets at official offices or at the registered booths inside the terminals. Don’t let the middlemen overcharge you. They usually gather around the terminal and wait to pick an easy target.
  • Make sure to know where you’re headed and how much it far from the arrival terminal once you get off the bus. There are many xe om waiting for you at the destination to offer a ride. They might overcharge you or ride around to get more money from you. So just haggle for a good price.
  • Don’t catch a bus by waiving along the road or else you’ll be irritated and wasting time. These buses usually run around to pick up enough passengers before arriving the destinations. Furthermore, they try to put more and more passengers on the bus so it’s awkward and chaotic.
Hoi An bus station Danang

The Hoi An – Danang bus with yellow color and the number 01 – Photo: Internet.

  • Watch your belongings and only have a drink from the staff, don’t take a free drink from any strangers.
  • Bring along a piece of paper with the name and address of your destination written down because many local people don’t understand English.
  • Don’t give more money for the bus staff except for the fare. Sometimes, they try to charge foreigners for some money, around 50,000 VND or more. Be careful and firm when in the conversation. Behave politely and ignore any further requests for money.

In conclusion

Hoi An bus station agency

You can book buses from tourism agencies to travel to other places – Photo: Internet.

Riding a bus on your trip brings new and interesting experiences for your trip. Besides, it’s easy to make friends when traveling on a bus. Even from Hoi An bus station going to other places doesn’t have many trips but it’s still useful to reach popular cities or destinations. Don’t forget the tips to have a great time on your way.