Hue City Center to Phong Nha

Hue City Center to Phong Nha

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Hue City Center to Phong Nha Schedule

Hue City Center to Phong Nha Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 03:34 - 07:10$ 14.44
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 13:51 - 17:07$ 9.35
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 15:15 - 18:15$ 11.90
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN137517:50 - 19:20$ 149.67

Transportation from Hue City Center to Phong Nha

Hue City Center to Phong Nha Destination Reviews

The driver drove crazy. He smoked, phoned and drove simultaneously, didn't feel very save. The seats in the bus couldn't get up, which made you lie down dringend te entire trip (our trip was from 16.30 till 21.30, so we weren't planning to sleep).
Bus Sleeper 41, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Sep 17, 2022
Excellent service
Bus AC Seater, Samtour (SẠMTOUR), Mar 15, 2020
The bus is small and very cramped more suited to a local school run than a 4.5 hour journey. Narrow seats and no leg room.
Bus AC Seater, Samtour (SẠMTOUR), Feb 25, 2020
- sinh tourist office not open at 6.00 when recommended to arrive - bus arrived late - half an hour spent picking up other tourists when we waited 45 min at 6am for the bus to show up - stop at a catholic church On the way as the bus was apparently partly a guided tour
Bus Express, The SinhTourist (The SinhTourist), Aug 12, 2019
Bus is tiny with small leg-room. It is also serves as a tour bus for people visiting Phong Nha Cave from Hue so lots of pick ups before you leave the city. No water unless you are part of the tour.
Bus AC Seater, Samtour (SẠMTOUR), Aug 5, 2019
No troble. Its good service.
Bus AC Seater, Samtour (SẠMTOUR), Jul 28, 2019
The bus seemed to be a tour for a group of tourists and departed an hour later than stated. Very small uncomfortable seats.
Bus Express, The SinhTourist (The SinhTourist), Jun 22, 2019
Very pleasant bus ride with a very good guide. Will definitely use this service again.
Bus Express, The SinhTourist (The SinhTourist), Mar 9, 2019
Good driver and nice place for break
Bus AC Seater, Samtour (SẠMTOUR), Feb 17, 2019
4 h journey last 5 hours, a lot stops to pickup tourist, because intercity bus is merged with tour
Bus AC Seater, Samtour (SẠMTOUR), Jan 29, 2019
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How to get from Hue City Center to Phong Nha

When you want to get from Hue City Center to Phong Nha, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 266.80. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 9.00.

How far is Hue City Center from Phong Nha?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hue City Center to Phong Nha. Your trip will be a total of 91 miles (145 km). The flying distance is 91 miles (145 km).

How long does it take to get from Hue City Center to Phong Nha?

The travel time from Hue City Center to Phong Nha can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 4 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Hue City Center to Phong Nha?

The cost of the trip from Hue City Center to Phong Nha varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam): travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 9.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as USD 266.80.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Hue City Center to Phong Nha:

  • Train tickets - USD 9.00 to USD 22.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 150.00 to USD 150.00;
  • Bus tickets - USD 199.00 to USD 267.00;

How many trips per day are there between Hue City Center and Phong Nha?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 00:00. There are 3 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Hue to Phong Nha. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 150.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Hue to Phong Nha
Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


Taking a bus from Hue to Phong Nha is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Hue City Center to Phong Nha

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hue City Center to Phong Nha? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 53% users took a plane.
  • 47% users enjoyed a train ride.