Hanoi to Hue

Hanoi to Hue

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Hanoi to Hue Schedule

Hanoi to Hue Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
VietJet Air Economy #VJ56505:55 - 07:10VND 1,150k
Bamboo Airways Economy #QH120307:25 - 08:40VND 1,825k
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 08:45 - 00:37VND 1,061k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ56711:40 - 12:55VND 1,260k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 12:25 - 02:41VND 761k
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 15:30 - 05:51VND 511k
Cua Ong Limousine Sleeper 40 17:00 - 06:00VND 435k
Grouptour VIP Sleeper 41 18:30 - 09:00$ 19.83
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 20:25 - 11:13VND 568k
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 22:00 - 10:45VND 1,249k

Transportation from Hanoi to Hue

Facts about the transport from Hanoi to Hue

Cheapest Transport$14
Fastest Transport1h 15m
Earliest Departure6:10 AM
Latest Departure10:00 PM
Departures per day29
Distance724 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBamboo Airways, Grouptour, KT Travel Hue, Laman Express, Lotus Train, NewLivitrans Express, Techbus VN JSC, Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Railways, Violette Express Train

Hanoi to Hue Destination Reviews

Even though we originally booked 2 lower births in a cabin. After a couple of stops the guard insisted that I moved to the upper birth to allow a lady to have the lower one. But the upper birth was comfortable once I had managed to get up there. The guard knocked on the door to let us know that our station was next and directed us to our exit.
Train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, NewLivitrans Express (SONG HONG RAILWAY TOURIST SERVICES COMPANY LIMITED), Sep 20, 2023
first-class compartment is overpriced. For more than 130$ you have very poor breakfast and hot soft drinks and beer (that should be cold actually), no toiletries, no towel, even no trainman in our coach. AC works well. Toilet is clear. Wifi is promised but doesn't work.
Train #SE19 1st Class Sleeper, Laman Express, Sep 13, 2023
Someone went into my bag and stole money while I was sleeping
Bus VIP, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Sep 4, 2023
All was very good but there was no wi-fi even though it's supposed to be provided.
Train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Aug 27, 2023
We are 2hours late. Driver stop every 2 hours for do nothing. Was smoking inside the bus whole night. It was disgusting for everyone but he doesn’t care. We paid extra money for a bus confortable and it wasn’t. No wifi. Not recommend!
Bus VIP, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Aug 24, 2023
I’m easy to please. The VNR train wasn’t what I booked or paid for but the views are the same from any window. I was bumped from Lehman and placed on a VNR car. It seems this is too commonplace. The communication from 12go.asia was top notch. Timely and thorough.
Train #SE9 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jul 19, 2023
Overall experience was good. Seats were comfortable private. However, no toilet paper or running water. Tv didn’t work.
Bus VIP, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Jun 19, 2023
Easy to book, details confirmed within hours and clear information in the mail. Arrives at pick up point where a minibus picked a handful of people and we then went to another location. It took about 1h to get sorted and separated in buses but then we were on our way. Ride was OK, seats were comfortable enough but a lot of beeping and movement meant I woke up several times overnight. Arrived to destination as advertised. Good value for money, would recommend the VIP one as it has charging points and newer seats. I'd use it again
Bus VIP 33 Sleeper , Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jun 1, 2023
Both the lower and upper berth were long enough for us (at least 185 cm). The air conditioner was weak, so it wasn't very cold. The sheet doesn't cover the entire bed, so either bring your own sheet or wear pyjamas.
Train #SE3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), May 23, 2023
The berth are really really hard, almost impossible for me to sleep. The train is shaking so much you have the impression to be on Harry Potter's magic bus. But the train was very clean, personnel very polite and we were on perfect time !
Train #SE19 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), May 17, 2023
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How to get from Hanoi to Hue

Travelling between Hanoi and Hue is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 121.37 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 23.37.

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Hue?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 hours to travel between Hanoi and Hue depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Hanoi and Hue. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 15m. Train does a much slower job and take about 14h 28m to reach Hue.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Hue?

Travelling between Hanoi and Hue can be as cheap as USD 23.37 if you opt for a Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam) train and as expensive as USD 121.37 if you buy a Laman Express Train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Hanoi and Hue ?

  • 29 from Hanoi to Hue starting from 06:10 Hanoi until 22:00 Hanoi

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hanoi to Hue.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Hanoi to Hue, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 48.18.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Hanoi and Hue

Bamboo Airways, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


Travelling from Hanoi to Hue overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Hanoi and Hue

Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), KT Travel Hue, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company)


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Hanoi to Hue?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 92% took a train
  • 5% opted for a bus
  • 3% decided to fly