Refundable Recommended
08:50
HNO Hanoi
13h 40m ride in train #SE5
3.4+
22:30
HUE Hue
Refundable Recommended
14:25
HNO Hanoi
14h 31m ride in train #SE9
2
04:56
+1
HUE Hue
Refundable Recommended
19:25
HNO Hanoi
13h 7m ride in train #SE3
3.5+
08:32
+1
HUE Hue

From Ha Noi Full Moon Party Tour to Hue by Buses

FULL MOON PARTY TOUR
Instant
17:30
Ha Noi Full Moon Party Tour, Hanoi
12h 20m bus ride in VIP Sleeper 41
05:50
+1
Hung Thanh Travel , Hue

From Hanoi Sinh to Hue by Buses

Refundable
17:30
Hanoi Sinh
13h bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4.2
06:30
+1
Hue Sinh
Refundable
18:00
Hanoi Sinh
13h bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4.2
07:00
+1
Hue Sinh

From Hanoi to Hue by Trains

Refundable
06:00
HNO Hanoi
13h 56m ride in train #SE7
3.5
19:56
HUE Hue
Refundable Recommended
08:50
HNO Hanoi
13h 40m ride in train #SE5
3.4+
22:30
HUE Hue
Refundable Recommended
14:25
HNO Hanoi
14h 31m ride in train #SE9
2
04:56
+1
HUE Hue
Refundable Recommended
19:25
HNO Hanoi
13h 7m ride in train #SE3
3.5+
08:32
+1
HUE Hue
Violette Express Train
Refundable
19:30
HNO Hanoi
13h ride in train #SE3, VIP Sleeper 4x
3.6
08:30
+1
HUE Hue
Laman Express
20:00
HNO Hanoi
13h 34m ride in train #SE19
4.4+
09:34
+1
HUE Hue
Refundable
20:00
HNO Hanoi
13h 34m ride in train #SE19, VIP Sleeper 4x
09:34
+1
HUE Hue
Refundable
20:00
HNO Hanoi
13h 41m ride in train #SE19
3.7+
09:41
+1
HUE Hue
Refundable
20:45
HNO Hanoi
13h 28m ride in train #SE17
4+
10:13
+1
HUE Hue
Violette Express Train
Refundable
22:20
HNO Hanoi
13h ride in train #SE1, VIP Sleeper 4x
3.4
11:20
+1
HUE Hue
Refundable
22:20
HNO Hanoi
12h 34m ride in train #SE1
3+
10:54
+1
HUE Hue

From Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station to Hue by Buses

Instant
07:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
12h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
19:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
Instant
13:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
12h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
01:30
+1
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
Instant
20:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
12h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
3.1
08:30
+1
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
Instant
21:30
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
12h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
3.1
10:00
+1
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station

From Noibai Airport to Hue by Flights

Instant
07:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 15m flight #VN7547 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
08:15
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant
08:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 15m flight #VN223 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
09:15
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant
08:30
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 15m flight #VN1543 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
5
09:45
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant Fastest
10:30
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 10m flight #VJ569 with VietJet Air in Economy
4.3
11:40
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant Fastest
15:40
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 10m flight #VJ567 with VietJet Air in Economy
3.3
16:50
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant
16:05
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 15m flight #VN1547 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
4
17:20
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant
17:40
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 15m flight #VN7545 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
18:55
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant
18:30
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 15m flight #VN7549 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
19:45
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant
18:55
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 15m flight #VN1545 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
20:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant
19:15
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 15m flight #VN1549 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
4
20:30
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
Instant Fastest
20:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 10m flight #VJ565 with VietJet Air in Economy
21:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue

From Giap Bat to Hue by Trains

Refundable
14:41
GBA Giap Bat, Hanoi
14h 15m ride in train #SE9
2
04:56
+1
HUE Hue

Hanoi to Hue Schedule

Hanoi to Hue Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 06:00 - 19:56VND 759k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 08:50 - 22:30VND 528k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ56910:30 - 11:40VND 563k
Hoang Long Standard AC 13:00 - 01:30VND 418k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 14:25 - 04:56VND 541k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN754517:40 - 18:55VND 2,431k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 19:25 - 08:32VND 759k
Livitrans Express VIP Sleeper 4x 20:00 - 09:34VND 1,570k
Laman Express VIP Sleeper 4x 20:00 - 09:34VND 1,850k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 20:00 - 09:41VND 731k
Hoang Long Standard AC 20:00 - 08:30VND 418k
Violette Express Train VIP Sleeper 4x 22:20 - 11:20VND 1,630k

How to get from Hanoi to Hue

What About

Hue was the imperial capitol of the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam from 1802 until the communist revolution in 1945. The city sustained heavy damage during the last war but the imperial citadel, royal tombs and temple complex still attract both foreign and domestic visitors. Hue is situated on the always beautiful Perfume River and the peaceful city is a welcome change from the rush of Hanoi.

Traveling from Hanoi to Hue

Traveling from Hanoi to Hue can be quite an enjoyable trip and you will have many transportations options. The journey from Hanoi to Hue on land takes about 14 hours and can be done by bus or train. Unlike neighboring countries, the bus is usually not faster than train due to poor road conditions. Going from Hanoi to Hue by train will either give you the chance to view the beautiful scenery by day or get a good sleep by night. Hanoi to Hue by airplane is only an hour of flight time but neither airport is located near the cities and delays are to be expected on domestic flights.

From Hanoi to Hue by Train

Taking the train from Hanoi to Hue is very popular amongst our users and deserves special attention as it is serviced by two private railroad companies. These firms operate luxury cars which are attached to the Vietnam Railways trains running from Hanoi to Hue. The fastest trains run at night and make the trip from Hanoi to Hue in around 13 hours. These would be the SE1 and SE3 which depart at 7:30 and 10:00pm respectively and arrive in Hue at 9:00 and 10:30am. VIP Sleeper Cabins with 4 berths in each are available on Livitrans Express and Violette Express Train. These cabins are considerably cleaner and the staff more attentive than Vietnam Railways making them ideal for going from Hanoi to Hue by train. The luxury train operators will provide more comfortable sleeping arrangements and higher quality amenities than you are likely to find elsewhere. Livitrans and Violette Express berths for the route from Hanoi to Hue will cost about $75 for the slower train and $85 for the fastest .

Vietnam Railways also operates two day trains which can give you the chance to take in the scenery along the way but they are not serviced by any private train companies. These services depart at 9:00am and 1:10pm, arriving in Hue at 11pm and 4:00am. A hard seat on Vietnam Railways for getting from Hanoi to Hue will be about $25 but we recommend that you avoid both hard and soft seats for this trip if possible as they can get quite uncomfortable after a few hours. The price for a 1st class sleeper will be around $45 and should make for a much more enjoyable trip from Hanoi to Hue.

From Hanoi to Hue by Bus

To get from Hanoi to Hue by overnight bus is one option the budget traveler can consider. Small bus companies that operate between Hanoi and Hue have questionable service records with regards to cleanliness and safety and so we advise you to travel with a well known operator that has a history of serving foreign travelers. One such company is the Sinh Tourist which operates a sleeper bus from Hanoi to Hue that departs at 7:00pm and arrives at 8:00am. Customers have only sent good feedback for the service from Hanoi to Hue and the price is $13.50.

Getting Around

Hue is a fairly compact city and most attractions (except the royal tombs) will be within walking distance. Cyclos and motorbike taxis are common so ask your hotel about reasonable prices before heading out. To avoid confusion and conflict agree on a price beforehand and write the number (including all zeroes) on a piece of paper.

While not known for having as many scams as Hanoi, Hue has few major taxi companies and thus service can be hit or miss. All taxis should have a working meter but be generally aware of how to get to your destination to avoid being overcharged. Your best option may be having a hotel or restaurant arrange the taxi for you.

Bicycles and motorbikes are widely available for rent and can be a good option for getting around town since traffic is more manageable than in the big cities. Bicycles are rented out for a few dollars a day and motorbikes for under $10. Ask your hotel to arrange the rental.

Where to stay in Hue

Popular accommodations in Hue are clustered within a few blocks of the Perfume River across from the citadel. Their rates tend to be lower than Hanoi or Saigon and the quality comparable. It is usually not necessary to book far in advance but you should consult a calendar to ensure that your time in Hue does not coincide with a holiday as the city is a popular domestic tourism destination.

Activities in Hue

The imperial citadel in Hue attracts domestic and foreign visitors alike despite sustaining heavy damage during the American War. 20 structures remain on the site and you can spend several hours exploring it and the adjacent To Mieu temples. The site is near the Perfume River, across from most accommodations and guides are available should you want a detailed history.

To the south of Hue are the tombs of several emperors from the Nguyen Dynasty, each with a unique style inline with the story of the person buried. There are four prominent sites 8 to 12 kilometers away from the center of Hue and are within biking distance if you have good directions. Each tomb is a short walk from the river and you can hire a boat to take you on a tour for the day. Expect to pay a few dollars to enter the sites but they are well worth it.

The Thien Mu Pagoda is the official symbol of Hue and it’s tiered, octagon shaped tower is an icon recognized across Vietnam. The pagoda is on a hill overlooking the river 4 kilometers south of the citadel and can be reached by both bicycle and boat.

Onward travel from Hue

Several hours south of Hue by bus or train is the city of Danang and the nearby tourist attraction of Hoi An Town, a restored trading post dating back hundreds of years. The journey by train from Hue to Danang is considered especially beautiful and takes only three hours with a cost of $5 on Vietnam Railways. There are three trains daily but only the 10:30am departure will allow you to enjoy the scenery during daylight hours. To travel on to Hoi An you will need to catch a taxi from the train station or book a charter taxi to avoid being overcharged. The transfer takes about one hour and costs $40. The Sinh Tourist offers bus services at 8am and 1pm from Hue to Danang for $5 and continuing on from Danang to Hoi An for under $15.

Hanoi to Hue destination reviews

3.3
989 customer reviews
5
21%
4
31%
3
23%
2
12%
1
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JS
4
train #SE7 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Nov 17, 2019
Great ontime service. Comfortable. Dirty toilet.
HW
3
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Nov 13, 2019
Flight was great crew was professional. Air port in hue was fine but the cabbies waiting outside are a pushy and kind of creepy. Take the bus !
TK
4
train #SE5 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 11, 2019
Bed is comfortable even for sitting. We had upper bed, where lunch and dinner were not such simple as downstairs. In email we got voucher and real ticket, that we used directly on the train station.
FD
4
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Nov 10, 2019
Excellent voyage, clean train, very good service & organisation, comparbele to European standards or better.
VP
2
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Nov 10, 2019
The bus leave with 30 minutes of delay. The seats are really short, maximun 1,5mt. The driver honked all the way and drived really fast, we could not sleep and we arrived two hours before the time of arrive. He got off everyone 5km form the point of arrive that was write on the ticket so we had to pay for a man that brought us to the hostel.
YB
4
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Nov 10, 2019
Excellent trip from beginning to end. Good service, clean, recommended
LA
2
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Nov 7, 2019
There needs to be a toilet facility on the coach. If there was one, it was not accessible as there were not enough stops to be able to go to the toilet. If there were one on the coach however I am unsure there was. There was one cupboard looking section at the back however had a lot of stuff in front of it so was no accessible whatever it was.
SH
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Nov 7, 2019
Good clean cabins and fantastic complimentary drinks. Arrived in Hue on time. Would definitely use this service again.
SF
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Nov 7, 2019
The trip was very comfortable. Laman express have an excellent service and the cabin was clean.
LL
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Nov 6, 2019
Booked a 4 sleeper with 2 and absolutely loved it! Great service and lots of free drinks, snacks and breakfast
SN
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Nov 3, 2019
Really smooth - checked in at hotel, as prompted by ticket. Waited in comfort until train arrived at the station at which point a member of staff showed us into the carriage and the correct bunks. Train itself comfortable and clean with reading light and USB power point for every bunk and a regular power point for the cabin itself.
PF
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Nov 3, 2019
From check-in at the Mango Hotel (including the complimentary drink), being escorted to our carriage and cabin, having a very well-appointed cabin together with plenty of complimentary drinks and two pastries travelling with Laman Express was a very good experience. Would definitely recommend to friends travelling to Vietnam.
AM
4
train #SE5 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 3, 2019
We had a great trip. Had a problem with a few cockroaches but guess that’s to be expected. The train people were very nice and it was a comfortable travel with lovely scenery, even in the rainy weather. Glad we were traveling by train. The porter was helpful. Thx. Amelia
HD
3
train #SE1 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 31, 2019
Beetles in cabin Had to kill over 10 Otherwise comfortable and slept well
AV
4
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Oct 30, 2019
Great room and service. Toilet and washingfacilities good have been a little bit better though but lovely trip.
RI
4
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Oct 30, 2019
Much better than expected. The cabins were clean and reasonably comfortable. The complimentary drinks and snacks we adequate and the WiFi was strong enough to stream Netflix on our journey. Very helpful to have a guard come to tell us when we were nearing our destination. Toilets aren’t great, especially towards the end of the journey and other guests could be a little noisy and disrespectful to your sleep but this is not the company’s fault. All in all a lovely little ‘must-have’ adventure when travelling through this lovely country.
KR
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Oct 26, 2019
Very clean, efficient. Waiting room at hotel great idea and escorted to your bunk so no confusion. Toilet clean, drinks cold. Breakfast pastry and banana delivered in morning. Bed a bit too hard for me but still slept reasonably well. Couldn’t fit suitcase under the bed fully. Would definitely use again.
JA
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Oct 25, 2019
Just. Wow. From beginning to end. Can’t say how impressed I was with this journey. I would not hesitate to recommend to everyone!
MB
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Oct 23, 2019
I really enjoyed the night train. Great service and comftable as possible. Maybe the aircon was a little bit too cold, so bring warm clothes. But that’s the only “negative” thing I could say. Would definitely book a train trip with them again!
BB
5
train #SE1 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 23, 2019
Overnight train an important part of any Vietnam tour.

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