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From Hanoi SSB to Hue by bus

18:30
Hanoi SSB
09:00
Hue SSB
14h 30m

From Hanoi Sinh to Hue by bus

17:30
Hanoi Sinh
06:30
Hue Sinh
13h
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18:00
Hanoi Sinh
07:00
Hue Sinh
13h
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From Hanoi to Hue by train

06:00
HNO Hanoi
19:51
HUE Hue
13h 51m
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HNO Hanoi
19:51
HUE Hue
13h 51m
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09:00
HNO Hanoi
22:28
HUE Hue
13h 28m
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22:28
HUE Hue
13h 28m
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09:00
HNO Hanoi
22:28
HUE Hue
13h 28m
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14:30
HNO Hanoi
04:55
HUE Hue
14h 25m
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14:30
HNO Hanoi
04:55
HUE Hue
14h 25m
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14:30
HNO Hanoi
04:55
HUE Hue
14h 25m
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19:30
HNO Hanoi
08:30
HUE Hue
13h
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19:30
HNO Hanoi
08:37
HUE Hue
13h 7m
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HNO Hanoi
08:37
HUE Hue
13h 7m
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HNO Hanoi
08:37
HUE Hue
13h 7m
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19:30
HNO Hanoi
08:30
HUE Hue
13h
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20:10
HNO Hanoi
09:31
HUE Hue
13h 21m
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HNO Hanoi
09:31
HUE Hue
13h 21m
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HNO Hanoi
09:31
HUE Hue
13h 21m
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20:10
HNO Hanoi
09:26
HUE Hue
13h 16m
20:10
HNO Hanoi
09:26
HUE Hue
13h 16m
20:45
HNO Hanoi
10:13
HUE Hue
13h 28m
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HNO Hanoi
10:13
HUE Hue
13h 28m
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HNO Hanoi
10:13
HUE Hue
13h 28m
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22:20
HNO Hanoi
10:59
HUE Hue
12h 39m
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HNO Hanoi
10:59
HUE Hue
12h 39m
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22:20
HNO Hanoi
11:20
HUE Hue
13h
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22:20
HNO Hanoi
10:59
HUE Hue
12h 39m
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22:20
HNO Hanoi
10:59
HUE Hue
12h 39m
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From Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station to Hue by bus

07:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
19:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
12h 30m
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13:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
01:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
12h 30m
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20:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
08:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
12h 30m
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21:30
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
10:00
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
12h 30m
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From Giap Bat to Hue by train

14:45
GBA Giap Bat, Hanoi
04:55
HUE Hue
14h 10m
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14:45
GBA Giap Bat, Hanoi
04:55
HUE Hue
14h 10m
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14:45
GBA Giap Bat, Hanoi
04:55
HUE Hue
14h 10m
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From Noibai Airport to Hue by flight

07:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
08:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
 
08:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
09:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
 
08:30
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
09:45
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 15m
 
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09:55
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
11:05
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
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14:40
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
15:55
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 15m
 
18:30
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
19:40
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
 
18:55
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
20:05
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
 
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HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
20:15
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 15m
 
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19:30
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
20:40
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
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19:40
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
20:50
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
 
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20:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
21:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
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Hanoi to Hue Schedule

Hanoi to Hue Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 06:00 – 19:51VND 586k
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 09:00 – 22:28VND 886k
Hoang Long Standard AC 13:00 – 01:30VND 462k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 14:30 – 04:55VND 993k
The SinhTourist Semi Sleeper 17:30 – 06:30VND 321k
Grouptour Semi Sleeper 18:30 – 09:00VND 350k
Violette Express Train VIP Sleeper 4x 19:30 – 08:30VND 1,780k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 19:30 – 08:37VND 1,172k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN754918:30 – 19:40VND 4,085k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ56719:30 – 20:40VND 1,481k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 20:10 – 09:31VND 1,151k
Vietnam Railways Cabin 2x 22:20 – 10:59VND 2,195k

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
860 customer reviews
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18%
4
30%
3
25%
2
13%
1
14%
73% of 860 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
HA
3
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 18, 2019
Everything ran on time but the train was overcrowded. Too many people with large amounts of luggage, huge boxes jammed between seats...
RH
3
train #SE19 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 17, 2019
Paid for second class and was put on the top bunk of three even though the tickets were pricey enough and the more you pay the lower birth u get, was woken up at 1am to a woman screaming at her son and slapping him. Top bunk was very claustrophobic and couldn't sit up straight, kept banging my head. If you're a tourist pay the extra money for a 1st class because its not worth the savings
LT
4
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train, Aug 17, 2019
The train was clean, bathrooms were fine, slept well. Individual lights and charger ports
DD
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Aug 15, 2019
Excellent trip. Check in is easy. Clean berths and staff incredibly nice. Highly recommended
AP
2
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Aug 14, 2019
We booked VIP 1st class softsleeper, well that sounds better than it is in real. Old wagons with hard beds, just the siiting matress with a sheet over it. I don’t advise it, but it is a way to travel over a lang distance, but not cheap.
DA
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Laman Express, Aug 11, 2019
Great experience. Our cabin was very clean, WiFi was surprisingly good and the pastries were tasty! Would happily recommend it.
GN
3
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 11, 2019
Cabin was clean enough but small cockroaches were running on the floor and up to the walls???? Air conditions made the stay very cold
JR
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Aug 11, 2019
Awesome trip. Easy check in and great facilities...would recommend without hesitation
KS
3
train #SE1 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 8, 2019
The train was punctual but my ticket was for the top tier. As a big westerner, I found it very claustrophobic. The train conductor was rude at times when I asked to change bunk.
HF
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Aug 7, 2019
excellent train trip, everything provided and comfortable, thank you!
MC
4
train #SE19 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 6, 2019
12go.asia great service, easy booking - we wanted 1 compartment for our young family of 6 which was very easy to book through this site. Yes beds hard, train bumpy and noisy, and it was late arriving, but we had done our research and knew what to expect so a good fun experience overall. Part of the adventure!
SV
4
train #SE1 Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways, Aug 5, 2019
The train journey itself is good and relaxing. The air conditioning wasn’t working all the time and the toilets were dirty. Other than that, time flies and it was a comfortable ride.
AW
2
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train, Aug 1, 2019
AC could not be regulated and it was set to VERY cold!! We were all freesing all trough the night!! VERY helpfull staff though!
AR
2
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jul 30, 2019
Some things were great...train arrived in Hue almost on time and the scenery was amazing..this was a daytime train leaving Hanoi at 9 am...my major problem was being allocated a top berth with not enough headroom to sit up.. during the journey a string of families , paying on the spot used the berths below. I finally managed to eat a meal by sitting in the corridor on a plastic chair...with frequent moves to let trolleys and people pass. I am 67 years old and fortunately just agile enough to use the small high foothold to get on to my berth. When l booked, several weeks ago your company stated that a lower berth would be allocated if available...this was clearly not the case.
TL
5
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Jul 29, 2019
Very clean, wonderful trip. Excellent service. Beautiful scenery. Recommended!
JA
4
train #SE1 Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways, Jul 29, 2019
Our cabin was very comfortable and we slept well. Beautiful scenery!
AC
5
train #SE19 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 26, 2019
Booking with 12go was fast and efficient, I got the confirmation and tickets at once. Hanoi station is clean, our train arrived on time. I travelled with kids and they were able to get the long rest they needed because of the comfortable beds that we got.Thanks 12go
JI
2
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jul 24, 2019
I bought 1st class sleeper, ii doesn't match with expectation
LW
4
train #SE17 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 22, 2019
The compartment was super clean and the aircon worked well to keep it cool. The bathrooms weren't the greatest but they weren't terrible either, but there was no toilet paper after a few hours. Would definitely travel on the train again.
DD
5
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 21, 2019
The booking through 12GoAsia is very good. Easy to use. Tickets within a few minutes. The Train journey was long and hot as the air conditioned struggled.

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