Hue to Hanoi

Hue to Hanoi

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Transportation from Hue to Hanoi

Hue to Hanoi Destination Reviews

HM
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 23, 2020
No wifi even though that was said to be included. No free refreshments despite being first class. The cold water dispenser was only dispensing boiling hot water and when I went to the refreshment carriage and asked to fill my water bottle there I was told no by a very unfriendly train conductor.
NH
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 19, 2020
Clean, on time, moderately comfortable. No complaints! Etickets came through almost immediately
CW
Train #SE4 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 8, 2020
Travelling Vietnam Rail is not a luxury experience, but no complaints - you get what you pay for. They should change the bed linen after each passenger though.
KL
Train #SE20 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Feb 26, 2020
Long but fun trip.staff were very helpful
LR
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jan 13, 2020
The sleeper was ok, very noisy . We also booked our bikes on, Hue was ok but getting them back at Hanoi was a joke, took over 4 hours and we ended up getting them out of a goods careage onto the tracks ourselves!!!
RO
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 21, 2019
We are a family of 5 and we bought 5 beds but squeezed into one cabin. The cabin and bedding were clean. Our cabin was an end one and I wonder if this made the ride less smooth? It was very rattly and noisy and I felt motion sick when not lying down. It was an adequate way to travel a long distance but I wouldn't be in a hurry to do again!
FP
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 4, 2019
Treno comodo, pulito e puntuale
MT
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Nov 29, 2019
Very quick check in on the airport, flight was about 10minutes faster, landing was a bit rushed, but overall great choice od travel
SH
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 23, 2019
Beds were nit comfortable and was noisy at times. Bathroom was horrible. Efficient way of travelling however.
AS
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 22, 2019
Pretty good. Toilets were clean. Refreshments could have come round a second or third time. Table could have done with a clean prior to our arrival. Other than that, punctual, clear instructions at station.
JR
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Oct 21, 2019
Easy check in at airport and early departure and therefore arrival. No issues as good flight and would recommend
CL
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Oct 16, 2019
That was our worst trip by Nighttrain. The first 2 ours there were 5 people in our 4 people room. And after leaving of two people the train officer opend and closed the door a few times verry loud. we weren’t able to sleep.
NZ
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Sep 11, 2019
Cockroaches in the cabin! It was really dirty.
GN
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Sep 7, 2019
Great flight. Super smooth. Friendly and helpful staff
RB
Train #SE4 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Aug 29, 2019
Unforgettable journey through the mountains
MD
Train #SE4 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Aug 24, 2019
Took a 6-berth sleeper for family of five. Booking was very easy. Our compartment was quite comfy and had enough space for us all plus luggage. Also, there's hot water available if you want to make instant noodles.
JM
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Aug 14, 2019
Nice little clean airport in Phu Bai with a cafe. Flight was so quick and very comfortable.
DP
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Aug 3, 2019
Much better journey on the sleeper train than some other reviews had suggested. However being on the top bunk next to the Aircon unit we were regularly bombarded with smoke coming through. Not ideal for anyone especially non smokers. Need stricter rules on where people can smoke maybe or have non smoking cabins to select.
TA
Train #SE4 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Aug 1, 2019
Make sure you take the Livitrans Express, newer cars. Train was was clean, but showing its 4 years of age. We where 1 hour late arriving 30 minutes late departing. They have 220 outlets and even USB chargers point over each bunk. We took the 1st Class 4 bunks to a cabin. You want to choose the lower bunks!!! Chance to meet Vietnamese and see the country side. Would recommend taking at least one trip. If your a heavy sleeper then the way to travel. They have a food cart to comes around so can buy fried chicken, spring rolls etc. Overall a good experience..
YE
Train #SE18 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jul 30, 2019
3 adults and 2 children we travelled over night from Hue to Hanoi in SE18 first class (carriage 6A). It goes as good as can be expected. This time we were the only people in the carriage though, maybe for that reason the AC was not kept on the whole time and if felt hot and humid half of the journey. Cleanness and quality for this particular trip were good but bring your own soap and toilet paper (even if you are booked in the 1st class!) 12go.asia service was as usual excellent, thank you so very much!
KL
Train #SE18 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jul 26, 2019
Spacious 2nd class seats air con was good, but be prepared for lots of cockroaches!
K
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jul 25, 2019
SE20 unrefurbished. Train ride was good and punctual. Cabin had power points centrally located at both sides. Bed was shorter than on the refurbished SE4 carriages which made it uncomfortable and the sheets would come off the mattress. Toilets were very small or dirty. No proper dining cart and only one warking hot water tank over 4 carriages. If possible use trains SE1 to 4 as they use the modern carriages.
RE
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jul 25, 2019
Train was late, Bedding was not fresh.
MV
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Jul 23, 2019
The booking was good and seats were great. At arrival we noticed that our bags with the flightbag and content were covered with fishjuice. We had to bring it all to the laundry service. Our bags are ruined. The bad smell is dominating and we have still one week traveling to go. We would like to have a compensation for all this trouble and ruined stuff. We would like to hear from you soon. Thank you in advance. Greetz Maya
BS
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jul 18, 2019
Was a nice trip
KL
Train #SE2 Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jul 13, 2019
Nice trip in comfortable2 berth cabin. Toilets disgusting!
KS
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jul 6, 2019
This trip was surprisingly good. Nice and clean, slight delay. Shared the first class sleeper with a nice family.
KH
Train #SE18 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jun 21, 2019
Had coatch all to myself, nice. No compleins
PC
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jun 13, 2019
Bed bugs! I could tolerate them but my partner was crazy itchy. Bring your own snacks and toilet paper as options and English are very limited! I slept well but I’m 1.54m so I was super comfy.
CB
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Jun 12, 2019
Booking was easy, confirmation from kiwi.com was quick. Flight left on time and only took 1 hour! Can’t complain. 20kg baggage is included in ticket price ????????.
DL
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jun 9, 2019
Train SE2 or the track made it quite a bumpy ride. Part of travel in Asia. Still good and timely way to go.
NH
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), May 18, 2019
Booking/payment process good, although we were put into a cabin with a couple with a small child when there were free cabins available. Train is not the cleanest, stained sheets and marks on the cabin walls, the aircon is freezing (especially on upper bunks) and the toilets are pretty foul.
JD
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist (The SinhTourist), May 10, 2019
Shit staff
CV
Train #SE2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train, Apr 29, 2019
We had a ticket, but the coach nummer was not mentioned. So, very confusing by which coach nummer we need to check in. The train is ok. Airco on the train to hot or to cold (you can not set the temperature in each separate cabin). Next time I would take the plane, but the kids loved the train
BZ
Train #SE6 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Apr 21, 2019
Train was nearly 3 hours late, nearly missed connecting trip to Sapa. Also coach was infested with cockroaches! When I approached crew, she just shrugged it off. Would probably try bus next time.
SL
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Apr 21, 2019
Suited what we needed - transport from Hue to Hanoi. Train ran on time and quite comfortable. Air con worked well. Toilets were unclean however we didn't expect it to be 5star. Ended up having the entire cabin to ourselves which was nice. Easy to book, just had to show booking confirmation to front desk who then exchanged it for a paper ticket. Would recommend if looking to save money on transport.
KR
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Apr 21, 2019
It was perfect
MP
Train #SE4 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Apr 19, 2019
The beds were clean, the coach was old and the bathrooms were unclean.
GL
Train #SE4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express (LienViet Transport & Trade Joint stock Company), Apr 3, 2019
Everything was fine but the toilets needed a clean before we got to Hanoi
SB
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 16, 2019
Our sleep beds were occupied when we jumped on in Hue. Sleepwagon very filthy. Not reccomendable.
TF
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist (The SinhTourist), Mar 12, 2019
if you are in a middle bed there is no air conditioning above your bed but it was to bad. Could of done with a net above the bed to put bags as it gets cramped in on the bed.
TM
Train #SE4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express (LienViet Transport & Trade Joint stock Company), Mar 11, 2019
Journey was pleasant and train ran roughly to time. The only issue was boarding the train. Despite our printout from 12go stating go straight to coach 11 and the staff at the Livitrans desk in Hue station also saying go straight to train, we were nearly refused boarding due to the on board staff not understanding our ticket. We were allowed on and after around 10minutes the Livitrans rep on board ushered us to coach 9 and gave us our actual ticket. This actual ticket did not match the berth we were in or our passport numbers
LH
Train #SE4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express (LienViet Transport & Trade Joint stock Company), Mar 3, 2019
Compartment was simple but had sheets and covers, complimentary soft drinks and some biscuits. We boarded at Dong Hoi ( not Hue) but that went smoothly. Thanks GoAsia you have been so helpful with all our Vietnamese travel bookings. Highly recommended
CS
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist (The SinhTourist), Feb 28, 2019
The trip was fast and comfortable, we arrived ahead of time by about an hour. The only reason I haven’t given 5 star as they wouldn’t let you eat on the bus, and being diabetic this was an issue for me, something to bare in mind if you are travelling with children too.
MW
Train #SE2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Feb 6, 2019
The room was okay, beds were good. We slept for a good few hours. As clean as can be expected. We had the fortune to have the room for to ourselves.
CM
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Feb 2, 2019
Super ... Cheap flight, vietnam Airlines ist super great and you travel so fast :)
BF
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jan 24, 2019
Nice clean rooms and beds. The toilets could be much better - more clean. It would be great og it was possible to buy food/snacks on the way
TW
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jan 22, 2019
No bad. A nice trip on Vietnam and experience take a train.
SS
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Jan 19, 2019
Good job I booked it myself as this app had technical difficulties!!!
SM
Train #SE20 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jan 14, 2019
Bathroom really dirty
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How to get from Hue to Hanoi

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 11,822,190 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere VND 584,001.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 28 hours to travel between Hue and Hanoi depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Hue and Hanoi. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 20m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 3h 55m to reach Hanoi.

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

Travelling between Hue and Hanoi can be as cheap as VND 584,001 if you opt for a Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam) train and as expensive as VND 11,822,190 if you buy a Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) flight 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 Hue and Hanoi ?

  • 1 from Hue to Hanoi starting from 10:45 Hanoi Noi Bai Airport until 16:00 Hanoi Noi Bai Airport
  • 1 from Hue to Hanoi starting from 16:18 Phia Nam Hue Bus Station until 16:18 Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
  • 1 from Hue to Hanoi starting from 03:54 Hanoi until 17:04 Hanoi

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

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

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Hue to Hanoi, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as VND 1,133,914.

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 Hue and Hanoi

VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

Bus

Travelling from Hue to Hanoi 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 Hue and Hanoi

Hoang Long (Hoàng Long)

Train

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 Hue to Hanoi?

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

  • 67% took a train
  • 33% decided to fly