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From Nha Trang Airport to Da Nang by Flights

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Nha Trang to Da Nang Schedule
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VietJet Air Economy #BL39503:10 - 08:30VND 251k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 03:02 - 12:41VND 580k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 04:54 - 13:53VND 596k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN194410:25 - 11:30VND 760k
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Hanh Cafe Standard AC 19:30 - 09:00VND 340k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 23:13 - 09:57VND 462k

How to get to Danang from Nha Trang

Why go to Danang

Though the overwhelming majority of tourists who pass through Danang are actually heading to Hoi An, step by step Danang is becoming a destination of its own. Vietnam’s third most important city after Hanoi and Saigon, Danang is getting more and more gentrified. Coasts lined with resorts and hotels and exciting international dining scene attract quite a few Asian tourists and Westerners are starting to include Danang into their travel itinerary, too. There is a lot of colonial architecture to be seen in Danang if you venture further inland from the seaside, and foodies will definitely appreciate thriving street food scene. Many visitors say that people in Danang are among the most hospitable people in the whole country, and it looks like it is the right time to explore this destination by yourself before it is flooded with package tourists from around the world.

From Nha Trang to Danang

The road distance from Nha Trang to Danang is about 520 km. Travelling overland either by bus or train will take you around 10 hours. You have more choices with trains but tourist buses are usually cheaper with their departure and arrival points located closer to the most tourist areas.

From Nha Trang to Danang by train

Currently there is a choice of at least five trains for travelling from Nha Trang to Danang. All of them are passing through trains on their route from Saigon to Hanoi. During peak tourist periods additional seasonal trains ply the same route. These are marked from SE21 to SE24. Schedule-wise they are often the most convenient ones for travelling from Nha Trang to Danang: e.g. check SE22, leaving Nha Trang at 7.55pm and arriving to Danang at 6.15am the next morning. They may also have private cars attached. SE22, for instance, features a Livitrans Express car which is a much more comfortable and hasslefree way to travel, though a costlier one – a berth in a VIP sleeper for four passengers will cost you about USD40, compared to USD30 for a first class sleeper and USD25 for a second class sleeper in an ordinary car.

Arguably the best option is the night train TN2 at 9.30pm from Nha Trang reaching Danang at 8.35am. Note that it has no first class sleeping cars; only seats and second class sleepers (USD16 and USD22 respectively).

From Nha Trang to Danang by bus

It is possible to get from Nha Trang to Hoi An and further to Danang by tourist bus. Several companies including The Sinh Tourist offer this service. Note that not all the companies providing direct buses from Nha Trang to Danang enjoy great reputation. It may prove a better idea to use a reliable operator to get from Nha Trang to Hoi An (VND300.000/USD14; 11 hours) first and then change to a local bus or take a train [from Hoi An to Danang](/en/travel/ hoi-an-sinh/danang) (VND/USD4; one hour). Local buses connect Nha Trang with Danang, too, and cost about 20% less than tourist buses.

Note Possibly the most convenient thing about taking a tourist bus from Nha Trang to Hoi An or Danang is that normally these buses pick up their passengers in the most popular tourist areas. That means you do not need to get to the ordinary bus station or railway station first. It is especially convenient if you have heavy luggage.

Tip: For those who wish to travel from Hoi An to Danang with greater comfort, DTW Charter offers taxi service priced between USD20 and USD30 depending on the type of the vehicle (Toyota Innova for three pax or Ford Transit for 7 pax) any time of the day.

From Nha Trang to Danang by plane

Airplane can whisk you from Nha Trang to Danang in sheer 1½ hour, which is definitely good news. Unfortunately, the leading local low cost airline, VietJet Air, does not serve the route, and this is bad news. If you are lucky enough, though, you can catch a deal with the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, for about USD50 one-way. Currently there are two morning flights from Nha Trang to Danang, at 6.05am and 10.55am.

In Nha Trang, the airport is located 30 km south of the city. You can get there by taxi (from VND250.000 to 350.000/~USD15; book with your accommodation) or by airport minibus which departs from Cam Ranh airport bus station in the southern end of Than Phu (USD3). Leave at least one hour to get to the airport from there.

In Danang, the airport is right in the centre of the city. From there it is only about three km to Bach Dang and Than Phu area, which form the epicentre of tourist life in the city.

Getting around in Danang

Danang is a big city; and if you are not going to limit yourself with Bach Dang and Tran Phu area, you will need wheels. Motorbikes are rented out by many hotels and rental shops in Danang. Expect to pay about USD5-USD6 (VDN120.000) per day. Motorbike is definitely the most convenient way to get around in Danang, but strictly speaking it is illegal to ride one without a valid Vietnam driving licence, though this is widely ignored unless you are involved into an accident. Compared to Hanoi or Saigon, traffic in Danang is moderate, so riding a motorbike is relatively comfortable.

There are metered taxis in Danang, and motorbike taxis are also available if you do not want to rent a vehicle. Both are wonderfully affordable.

Where to stay in Danang

For those who want stay close to restaurants and nightlife, the best areas to look for accommodation are Bach Dang, which faces the river, and Tran Phu, which runs parallel to the riverfront and is slightly cheaper. There is a good choice of reasonably priced mid-ranged hotels (about USD25) there. If you are looking for cheaper deals, check the eastern bank of the River where Tran Hung Dao Street hosts a collection of smaller hotels selling their rooms at about USD15. Neither western nor eastern bank digs are close to the beach, but both boast great river views.

If beach is your thing, choose one of the three beach areas. The most popular beach in Danang is My Khe Beach, also known as China Beach. To reach it, cross the river over the Dragon bridge (Cau Rong), which is rather spectacular – especially at night. To the north of My Khe lies Pham Van Dong, and to the south – Holiday Beach (or Ngu Hahn Son area) popular with surfers thanks to all season high waves; it arguably has the best beach and the vibe of the whole area. The accommodation close to the beach is predictably pricier or – if you need to stay on a budget – be ready to get a cramped windowless room a couple of blocks from the seaside: these are usually filled up by locals during weekends.

Things to do in Danang

Danang is not home to many high profile sights but if you find yourself in the region, there are a couple of things definitely not to be missed. The first one is the Cham Museum which was established under the patronage of the l'École française d'Extrême-Orient. The rooms of the museum host over 400 pieces attributed to Champa Kingdom, which dates back to as early as the 2nd century AC. It is the largest collection of the kind in the world, and even those who prefer to hunt for ancient artifacts not in museum showcases but ‘in the wild’ will be impressed.

The second one is the Marble Mountains in Ngu Hanh Son District. The five mountains bear the names of the five elements and are cut through by a number of tunnels opening to cave sanctuaries, grottoes and chambers some of which contain stone images of Hindu and Buddhist deities. Climb the mount Thuy Son for a panoramic view of the area.

Your onward travel from Danang

From Danang to Hoi An

A historic town of Hoi An, which attracts a lion’s share of tourists passing through Danang, has no train station of its own. To get to Hoi An from Danang, take a taxi, a local bus or a minivan. The distance between Danang and Hoi An is about 30 km, and your trip is going to last from 45 minutes to one hour. Taxis are very affordable – a ride from Danang to Hoi An should not cost more than USD15 for a small vehicle and under USD30 for a bigger one, accommodating up to nine passengers. Local buses are dirt-cheap and cost less than USD1. Tourist buses cost more (USD6; The Sinh Tourist), but may be convenient as they pick up passengers in Bach Dang area in Danang and call to the centrally located Sinh Cafe in Hai Ba Trung Road in Hoi An.

From Danang to Lang Co

Lang Co is an easy day trip from Danang. It offers a beautiful stretch of sand fringed with palm trees bordered by a lagoon on one side and the sea on the other one. You can take a train from Danang to Lang Co – the trip will last 1½ hour. For a day in Lang Co, consider one of the morning trains, e.g. SE22 or SE2, leaving Danang at 6.30am and 8.35am respectively. Seats cost USD4 (VND90.000). A more expensive but very picturesque way to get from Danang to Lang Co is to get a taxi. Ask your driver to go via Hai Van Pass and enjoy the scenery. It is the old highway, which was used prior to the new tunnel. If you have not visited Bach Ma National Park yet, you can do it from Lang Co.

From Danang to Hue and further north

There is a good choice of trains from Danang to Hue and further north throughout the day. Travel time to Hue by train is 3½ hours with seats in a second class AC car sold from VND125.00 (USD6); berths in sleeping cars go a bit higher (USD8), but it makes more sense to opt for a seat as the journey is not long.

Sleeping cars tickets [to Hanoi}(/en/travel/da-nang/hanoi) start from VND730.000/USD33 (second class sleeper) and up to VND970.000/USD50 (first class sleeper) – always check that you are buying a sleeper, not a seats-only ticket as it takes from 16 to 18 hours to get to Hanoi from Danang – a bit too long to spend the whole journey on your lower back! Private companies (Violette Express or Livitrans Express) charge more – a berth in a VIP sleeper sets you USD90 back. Both companies have their cars attached to SE2 train, which calls to Danang at 12.45pm and reaches the capital early the next morning at 4.50am.

Nha Trang to Da Nang destination reviews

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65% of 311 travelers were happy with this destination
JN
3
train #SE22 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express, Oct 16, 2019
The service was fine although navigating the stations was an interesting experience. The sleeping couches were not comfortable - very very thin mattress.
AG
5
avia Economy, Vietnam Airlines, Oct 14, 2019
Used the app several times over the last couple of years will use it again
CH
3
train #SE8 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Oct 9, 2019
The journey was what we had expected after reading other reviews.
SW
4
train #SE22 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Oct 6, 2019
Overnight train is a cool experience though you need to prepare for noise, toilets that can get messy and a lot of stops thru the night which woke me each time. We booked all 6 births in second class for 4 of us so plenty of space for all our bags etc. I had tried to get first class tickets but the sold out for a large tour group the day they went up. Had a couple of cockroaches and people playing cards loudly when we were trying to sleep (walls are thin) but not to late. Was also able to charge our devices onboard. Was our third train trip of 3 or more hours in Vietnam for context.
FB
2
train #SE8 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Sep 10, 2019
We took SE8 train from Nha trang to Da nang. The train was not what we expected. The condition is average. Toilet bowl and floor were dirty and no tissue. The local passengers seemed like to put their feet to others arm stands. Their staffs kept coming to the coach to sell many kind of foods in a day and somehow its a bit smelly. Air-conditioner was bad. Their officer were not friendly. Overall, it was a bad experience and not worth our money.
TH
3
train #SE10 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Sep 8, 2019
Good budget travel. Train was reasonably tidy and comfortable enough to sleep. Toilets could use more regular cleaning
WS
4
train #SE8 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 21, 2019
On line booking was easy and reliable. Seats in train were comfortable although we travelled backwards all the way from Nha Trang to Da Nang. The main complaint was the television and the annoying screeching comedy shows.
KR
4
train #SE22 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Aug 19, 2019
We chose 1st class sleeper after reading some reviews and it was definitely the best choice for an extra few pounds. 12go Asia saved us lots of money on the ticket too! The cabin was fine, actually really comfy and the bedding was clean although we did have our own sleeping liners too. It got cold throughout the night as it has AC and just being on a train in general can get quite cold so pack extra layers. The facilities in the bathroom could have been a little cleaner but overall it didn’t feel dirty at all to sleep in the beds etc - no bugs :) also you don’t need to print tickets for Vietnam railways as they accept E ticket
BD
3
train #SE10 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Aug 19, 2019
We travel from Da Nang to Hoi An and it was as expected, bumpy, a bit loud, the bed was hard and they just change the bed sheet - so pillow and duvet gonna be used by sveral people... :-( Apart from that a great experience to see a lot of vietnam landscapes... (Didn't write it myself copy/paste but fully agree)
KL
3
train #SE10 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 8, 2019
When we got on the train we discovered that people had slept in our beds as far as Nha Trang. We assumed we would get fresh blankets and pillows. The toilet door would not close which was semi-ok for men but I dont know how any women coped. Overall the price for the 2nd class sleeper was not justified. Only out of necessity would I travel this train again.
AJ
3
train #SE8 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 7, 2019
Ok, trip from Nha Trang to Da Nang. Train. 9.5 hours. 30 mins late. Uncomfortable, kind of, reclinable seats. Tough. On the other hand, ok, interesting, great scenery, food on trolleys, Overall, fine. This is real life in Vietnam. Go for it!
WS
4
train #SE22 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Aug 5, 2019
Train was hour late and there were people smoking in the train. The rest was fine.
JJ
4
train #SE2 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 4, 2019
Train travel is the best way to see the countryside and I met some of the nicest people! It is so economical and has been one of the highlights of my trip!
A
2
train #SE10 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Aug 1, 2019
Beds were reasonably comfortable so their is opportunity to get some sleep! But the whole experience feels pretty dirty, cabins, toilets etc! Going to make efforts to take shorter trips on our next journey!
NV
5
train #SE22 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 30, 2019
Great trip. Beds were comfortable and train was on time.
AM
4
train #SE2 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 24, 2019
This driver was by far the most restrained and safe driver I've rode with in SE Asia (no constant honking, driving too fast, etc) one thing that baffled me was his decision to use his turn signal each time the curvy mountain road curved. His signal was basically on the whole time. Amusing and irritating at best, dangerous at worst. But other than that, great driver.
MV
3
train #SE10 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 22, 2019
It is a good price to travel. Only the upper beds were to small for tall people. And the beds are in the wrong position because they are very rocking when the train is driving. The toilet was not clean. We didn't get that much sleep. Overall the experience was oké. 12goasia is a good company. You get your tickets very fast.
TB
2
train #SE22 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jun 20, 2019
i book two seats together but i was given the seats in two different rooms.
BL
3
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe, Jun 7, 2019
The drive itself was alright and the sleeper seats were comfortable (quite small for anyone with longer legs though). When we stopped in Hoi An for a break before heading on to Da Nang, instead of instructing us to get off the bus, the driver case along and slapped both mine and my girlfriend’s leg as well as other passengers and started shouting at us in Vietnamese making all of the English speaking passengers very uncomfortable
KL
2
train #SE8 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Jun 6, 2019
The seats and car was infested with bugs. I stood most of the time to avoid them from crawling on me. These cars need to be fumigated and thoroughly cleaned.

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