Hoi An

Hoi An is written into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Hoi An is small town in central Vietnam, but the attendance of foreign tourists is big. Hoi An is very rich for its historical heritage and stands out for its specific architecture and atmosphere. In 1999, the city of Hoi An was written into the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city center is preserved in its authentic form. Hoi An has also become, thanks to its ancient prosperity of the place, which managed numerous crafts (wood carving, ceramics, tailoring workshop, production of lanterns) and thanks to visitors and tourists are preserved to this day. Previously, mainly in the 17th century town of Hoi An was a major international port, sailors and traders from Asia, but also Portugal and Italy.

Da Nang is 20 km from the town of Hoi An. Take a taxi or bus.

Approximately 20 km north of Hoi An is another very famous and 4th biggest city of Vietnam - Da Nang. Da Nang is typically Vietnamese beach resort, which is definitely worth a visit if you are already in Hoi An. Beaches, modern hotels are waiting for yo. In Da Nang is also one of Vietnam’s international airports and train station. Fastest transport link from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City is using a plane, but a train journey along the coast although it has also extended its charm. There is no direct transport connection from Hanoi to Hoi An. From Da Nang to Hoi An you need to take a taxi or local bus.

Bridge on the Thu Bon river in Hoi An.


– there are apx. 20 direct flights every day from Hanoi to Da Nang
– 23 direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang
– Vietnam Airlines, JetStar or VietJet Air
flight time is only 2,5 hour from Hanoi (1 hour and 15 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City)
– flight costs from 400 000–1 800 000 viet.dongs
from Da Nang to Hoi An (20 km) you need to take a taxi or local bus
– you can buy flight tickets also on Baolau


– interesting experience is train ride in Vietnam
the journey takes around 17 hours from Hanoi
– the night trains are comfortable (soft bed), you can buy food and snack
from Da Nang to Hoi An (20 km) you need to take a taxi or local bus
– see the map of train routes in Vietnam
– there are 6 trains every day of Vietnam Railways from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
– one-way ticket costs from around 500 000–600 000 viet.dongs
– train station in Hanoi – Hanoi Railway Station (120 Le Duan)
– train station in Da Nang – Da Nang Railway Station (791 Hải Phòng)
– is official website of Vietnam Railway, but sometimes it is not possible to make online payment
– instead of use Baolau or, online payment is without any problem from everywhere


– yes, also buses run from Hanoi to Da Nang
this long journey takes around 18 hours
 – ticket price – 400 000 viet.dongs (Hoang Long)
 – from Da Nang to Hoi An (20 km) you need to take a taxi or local bus
– you can buy bus tickets from Hoang Long company on Baolau or

Buy e-tickets for trains, buses or flights in Vietnam on Baolau or

Da Nang is the 4th biggest city in Vietnam. 1 millions inhabitants.

What is Baolau?

– a company specializing in train tickets mainly for Vietnam (+Cambodia and Laos)
verified company from Singapore – no cheaters
– you can buy also a bus tickets (Mai Linh, Hoang Long…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines as well as flights to neighboring countries
– the price of tickets depends on the official price of transport company
– you will see the final price before you make a payment transaction
– you pay small comission – about 1.5 USD for train or bus ticket and 3 USD for flight ticket
– acceptable online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read any other information about ticket before you order

What is

a specialist for train tickets mainly in Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia)
– you can use an online e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam
– you can not use an online ticket in Thailand, you have to print it
– if you order an train ticket for tourist trains in Vietnam (Orient Express, Sapaly, Chapa …), you must pick it up at the station
– information about read in article about transportation in Vietnam

Hoi An — the city of the colorful lantern.
Thu Bon river in Hoi An.
Da Nang is well-known place with beautiful beaches
Da Nang — the cable car to Ba Na Hills

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