Hanoi to Hue

Hanoi to Hue

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Hanoi to Hue Schedule

Hanoi to Hue Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 06:00 - 20:22VND 1,205k
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 08:00 - 21:45VND 647k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN154511:45 - 13:00$ 96.95
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN154712:10 - 13:25$ 77.88
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 15:20 - 05:59VND 1,118k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ156716:15 - 17:30$ 55.10
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 19:25 - 08:55VND 638k
Vietnam Railways Cabin 2x 22:20 - 10:47VND 2,498k

Transportation from Hanoi to Hue

Hanoi to Hue Destination Reviews

Bus was late to board, supposed to board at 6pm and didn't board till almost 7pm. Seats were very narrow, I am 6 ft tall(170lbs) and could not straighten my legs. 12 hours of agony. Would not do it again.
Bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jul 20, 2022
Suppose to be ‘luxury’ and nice. Was average at best. Kids running down hallways and playing loudly. No breakfast was offered to us. What I guess was ‘wakeup’ music started playing at an extreamily loud, distorted volume at 8am. It could of been much calmer and not giving me a headache. Compared to the trains I slept on in India it is way better, but I will be looking for a better option next time. But in the end it got me and my partner to Hue so it did it’s job.
Train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Jul 5, 2022
Overnight train in 2 person sleeper is incredibly simple to do for a much more private experience. I’m sure the 4 berth would have been fine if you’re a social person. Only issue was the air conditioning. Amazing how cold it was in the cabin. Had to sit with blanket around us to keep warm (although…still way better than the heat it could be at)
Train #SЕ1 1st Class Sleeper, Laman Express, Jul 3, 2022
12Go lied about this booking - we were told we would be in a separate car, but were instead placed in a regular soft sleeper car with other passengers on the train.
Train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Jun 14, 2022
Was comfortable nice air con but was advertised as free Wi-Fi which there wasn’t any so that’s why it dropped a star
Train #SE 1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train, Jun 9, 2022
Not as advertised, very uncomfortable - worth getting the train or flying instead
Bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jun 7, 2022
The price is quite hight compare to the cleaness and the confort of the cabins
Train #SE3 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), May 9, 2022
perfect, booked a train trip and paid online, printed ticket and everything went smoothly
Train #SE1 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 27, 2020
Would do it again!
Train #SE19 1st Class Sleeper, Laman Express, Mar 23, 2020
There is no charm to the Vietnamese trains system and really no reason to prefer it to air transportation.
Train #SE19 1st Class Sleeper, Laman Express, Mar 23, 2020
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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 120.99 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 15.92.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 17 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 16h 25m 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 15.92 if you opt for a Queen Cafe Bus bus and as expensive as USD 120.99 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 ?

  • 20 from Hanoi to Hue starting from 06:00 Hanoi until 22:15 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 42.78.

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, VietJet Air, 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), Queen Cafe Bus


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

  • 82% took a train
  • 11% opted for a bus
  • 7% decided to fly