How to get in Hue

by Administrator | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 | 1159 views

By Open Bus

There are many buses from Hanoi to Hue with the price of one way ticket about 400,000 VND / person.

* Hung Thanh Bus:

Departure position:

– 287 Tran Khat Chan – Tel: +84-4 36 337 614 ; +84-4 36 337 575

– 39 Cầu Giấy – Tel: +84-4 37 666 199

– 162B Tran Quang Khai – Tel: +84 39 274 285

* Sinh Café:

– Address 1: 40 Luong Ngoc Quyen

Tel: +84-4 39 261 568 ; Fax: +84-4 39 261 621

Email: hanoi@thesinhtourist.vn

– Address 2: 64 Tran Nhat Duat

Tel: +84-4 39 290 394  ; Fax: +84-4 39 290 395

* Trekking Travel:

Address: 1 Tran Khanh Du (Near the petrol station of Bac Co street,

close to the Historical Museum).

Tel: +84-4 37 163 751 ;

Hotline: Mr Tiến  +84908 855 785 – Mr Dat +84989 688 698

* Camel Travel:

Address: 459 Tran  Khat Chan

Tel: +84-4 36 250 739 ; +84-4 36 250 659

By Train

North-South trains are all stopped at Hue, the fare from 270,000 VND that depends on different types of hard seat, soft seat or bed and the quality of each type. Tickets are sold at the station or train ticket agents but it is better to buy the ticket at the train station because it will be worth your effort.

Reference website: www.gahanoi.com.vn

A second-class sleeper from Hanoi to Hue on the SE1 (leaving Hanoi at 07:00 p.m) cost 710.000 on October 25th, 2012 (for a hard-sleeper, 6-person cabin, middle bunk ; bottom bunk is a little more pricey while top bunk is the cheapest).

A second-class sleeper ticket from Ho Chi Minh City on the much superior ‘express’ SE2-SE6 train to Hue costs between 588,000 & 740,000 dong depending on the level you’re on (1,2 or 3). SE 2 departs at 7.00 PM. Be warned the beds are quite hard, as there is not much of a matress (about half an inch thick), and it is placed over a plastic bench/seat. You can get other train types, but the little extra you pay is worth it several times over. It offers a wonderful travel experience. The traveler gets to sit, lie and sleep in a very small cabin for 23 hours with five other people (nearly always Vietnamese), eat four plain but tasty and filling Vietnamese meals, listen to a fine selection of Vietnamese pop songs on the PA, and see some incomparably beautiful countryside, particularly in the last section between Da Nang and Hue. It’s an excellent way to see the country and meet ordinary Vietnamese, who are unfailingly friendly and helpful, even to travelers who have not bothered to learn a word of their language.

By Airplane

Phu Bai International Airport  is located just south of the central city of Hue, former capital of Vietnam. The airport fields daily flights from ad to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, but flights are quite often disrupted by bad weather during the rainy season (Mid October – Mid December). Two airlines fly to “Phu Bai” airport: Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet. The airport is 15 kilometers away from the city center and should cost no more than 250,000 VND by taxi (30 minute ride). There is also a bus that will take you into the city and even drop you at your hotel for 50,000VND. You can buy a ticket in the arrival hall of the airport. The airport facility was recently undergoing renovations and has reopened in September 2013.

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