To travel from Hoi An to Danang, the cheapest way is to take the local bus.

Between 2020 and early 2024, there were more local buses between Hoi An and Da Nang, but since April 2024, there is a new bus line between Hoi An and Da Nang and vice versa.

In fact, it’s a public-private partnership between Danangbus (public buses in Da Nang) and the private company Futa Bus Lines, which is very popular in the south of Vietnam.

Unlike the old 40-seat buses, these are 20-seat shuttles, much more comfortable and clean.

Bus 2 therefore replaces bus 1 which previously covered this route.

Tickets are sold inside the bus, so there is no need to buy them beforehand.

bus da nang hoi an

Price of the Hoi An – Da Nang bus ticket

The bus journey from Hoi An to Da Nang is actually split into 2 trips:

  • the LK-02 trip (Hoi An – Vietnam/Korea University in Da Nang) | Price: 15,000 VND
  • the 02 trip (Vietnam/Korea University in Da Nang – Da Nang Bus Station) | Price: 20,000 VND

No tourist will stop at the Vietnam/Korea University, so the full trip will be Hoi An – Da Nang Bus Station (and a total of 35,000 VND per person – the combined price of the 2 trips).

Good news, you don’t have to change buses. It’s the same bus all along the trip.

trajet bus hoi an danang
ticket bus hoi an danang

Where to catch bus number 02 in Hoi An?

From Hoi An, the bus starts from 5 AM at Cua Dai port. It’s away from most hotels. I recommend taking the bus at the Hoi An bus station (Nguyen Tat Thanh). It’s easier to get there if you are in town and even from An Bang beach.

The little subtlety is that the bus does not stop at the bus station, that would be too simple, it stops at a new bus stop 50m from the bus station…

My Advice

Since there is no bus shelter, (just a bus stop sign), my advice is to wait in front of the Hoi An bus station on the road but sheltered from the sun and wave to the bus driver when he arrives and he will stop at your level.

Believe me, you don’t want to wait 15 – 30 minutes under 36 – 40 degrees or in the rain at the bus stop.

interieur bus danang hoi an

Departure times

Buses depart from Hoi An or Da Nang every 15 to 30 minutes. There are about 35km between Danang – Hoi An and it takes about 45 minutes for the complete journey.

Hoi An – Vietnam/Korea University

Departure Times
5h10h14h15
5h3010h3014h30
6h10h4515h
6h3011h15h30
7h11h1515h45
7h3011h3016h
7h4512h16h30
8h12h3017h
8h1513h17h30
8h4513h1517h45
9h13h3018h
9h3014h

Vietnam/Korea University – Da Nang Bus Station

Departure Times
6h0511h0515h35
6h3511h3516h05
7h0511h5516h35
7h3512h0516h55
8h0512h2517h05
8h3512h3517h20
8h5513h0517h35
9h0513h3518h05
9h1514h0518h35
9h3514h3518h50
10h0515h0519h05
10h3515h20

Bus stop at the Marble Mountains in Da Nang

If you want to go to the Marble Mountains by bus, good news, there is a stop nearby (Koi Resort Da Nang). Ask the driver to get off at Ngu Hanh Son (the Vietnamese name for the Marble Mountains). The drivers do not speak English.

The bus fare from Hoi An to the Marble Mountains is 35,000 VND per person. You should count the return at the same price, thus a total of 70,000 VND per person.

My Opinion

Unlike the old buses, there is a real qualitative leap and it’s much more pleasant to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang with these new buses. Especially with Futa, the prices are clearly displayed inside the bus.

One of the major drawbacks is that it does not serve either the Da Nang train station or the Da Nang airport since it bypasses the city center.

If you arrive in Da Nang by bus, this is the best and cheapest way to get to Hoi An.

In 2011, I fell in love with Vietnam after traveling extensively across the country for a month. In 2012, I decided to settle in Hoi An. In 2014, I launched "Good Morning Hoi An," a tourist site that reflects my passion for this magical place. I dedicate myself to guiding visitors through authentic experiences, helping them discover the unique charm of Hoi An as well as Da Nang, from its exquisite cuisine to its age-old traditions. This is my story, that of a Frenchman who found his second home. My email: goodmorninghoian@gmail.com

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