If you have finished your travel time in the province Quang Binh with beautiful kinds of sightseeing and you want to travel from Dong Hoi to other places, following are the helpful transportation guide for you. Here is transportation guide from Dong Hoi to other destinations, such as by plane, train, bus, boat, yet train is the most recommended one because there is a railway station in Dong Hoi, so it is really easy to take a train, and it is also a safe way as well.
From Dong Hoi to Hanoi
Train is absolutely a very convenient way to travel from Dong Hoi to Hanoi, you can also have sightseeing along the way. There are about 8 daily trains on this route which departs at 0:53 am, 4:55 am, 8:42 am, 9:41 am, 4:25 pm, 4:50 pm, 6:40 pm, 7:40 pm and arrive in at Hanoi Railway Station after 10 – 12 hours. The ticket price is from $26 (for the soft seat) to $64 (for the soft sleeper of train number SE2 and SE4 departing in the evening).
If you don’t want to travel by train, bus is a very good alternative, and also a cheaper option. There are many companies operating buses on the main road from Dong Hoi to Hanoi, and it seems that almost tourists choose the sleeping ones. You can buy the ticket of buses departing at 9 pm and arriving in Hanoi at around 6:30 am the next day, so you will have a full day to get around. The ticket price is around $19 for a ticket on a sleeper berth.
From Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh
Most of trains running from Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh depart in the morning (at 0:53, 4:55, 8:42, 9:41), only one departs in the afternoon at 7:40 pm. Among them all, the overnight train is the most favorable, because you can have a good sleep on the train and start your travel day from early morning the next day, so you can save a lot of time for your travel schedule. The ticket price for a person is from $23 (for the soft seat) to $35 (for the soft sleeper). You will spend around 8-9 hours travelling from Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh Railway Station by train, this is the fastest way.
If you are finding a cheapest way to get from Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh, it is by bus, which cost only around $19. Time for traveling from Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh is more than 10 hours. Daily bus run on this route depart at 21:00 and arive at around 5am next day, so you have more options to choose to fit your schedule.
From Dong Hoi to Hue
Train is also a popular kind of transportation to get from Dong Hoi to Hue. Yet the seats for this route is limited, most of them are reserved for the longer routes. The traveling time is only around 3-4 hours, and you can pay for a ticket with $14 – $19. There are totally 6 daily trains run from Dong Hoi to Hue, they depart at 1:36 am, 5:35 am, 6:14 am, 8:04 am, 4:34 pm, and 7:30 pm.
Because the train ticket for this route is so limited, you have to get an alternative, and bus is the best one. The ticket price of the open bus is around $13, however; it is a bit hard to catch an open bus. Most of the buses drop in Dong Hoi to pick tourist very early in the morning. You have to get very early or you will miss it. That’s why the local bus is the alternative choice. You can take a local bus at any time with only $5 and arrive at the Bus Station in Hue after 4 hours. However the quality might be not good.
Taxi or private car is also a good option to get from Dong Hoi to Hue since the distance is not very far and you will have chance to drop by famous travel destination along the way, such as Vinh Moc Tunnels, Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge, and La Vang Holy Land. Fee for a private car is more than $100/way.
From Dong Hoi to Da Nang
Da Nang, the most modern coastal city in Vietnam, has the airport, railway station, bus station, and only 230 km far from Dong Hoi. Therefore; there are many ways for tourists to get from Dong Hoi to Da Nang. Train is the best option for the route from Dong Hoi to Da Nang, You will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best stunning sightseeing of Vietnamese countryside during around 6 travelling hours. There are 6 times trains stop at Da Nang Railway Station to pick passengers (1:36 am, 5:35 am, 6:14 am, 8:04 am, 4:34 pm, and 7:30 pm). You can get the ticket for one with $18 (soft seat) – $24 (soft sleeper).
If you are not lucky and fast enough to get a train ticket from Dong Hoi to Da Nang (because the tickets are almost reserved for longer routes), you can try the bus. You have to wake up very early in the morning not to miss the bus since most open buses from Dong Hoi to the south depart around only 5 am. The average price for one ticket is $17 and the traveling time is around 4 – 5 hours.
From Dong Hoi to Hoi An
There is no railway station in Hoi An, so you can’t transfer directly from Dong Hoi to Hoi An by train. However; if you still want to travel by train to experience the natural beauty or just because it is the safest way, you can buy the train ticket from Dong Hoi to Da Nang Railway Station (202 Hai Phong str, Tam Thuan, Thanh Khe, Đa Nang) first, then get from Da Nang to Hoi An by taxi. You can rent a car or catch a taxi to finish your traveling. Renting a private car can cost you from $20 (for a 4-seater one) to $40 (for a 29-seater one). Taxi from Da Nang to Hoi An takes more than 30 minutes with $15 – $30.
For the open bus from Dong Hoi to Hoi An, you have to pay $19 and travel in 7 hours. The buses depart early in the morning and arrive at noon in Hoi An.
From Dong Hoi to Nha Trang
Train is the top choice to travel from Dong Hoi to Nha Trang. You will spend around 15 hours traveling and have chance to enjoy the beautiful scenes outside. There are 5 daily trains run from Dong Hoi to Nha Trang departing at different time during the day (1:36 am, 5:35 am, 6:14 am, 8:04 am, 4:34 pm, and 7:30 pm). The price for one ticket is from $36 (for a soft seat) to $67 (for a soft sleeper), depending on departing time and kind of seat you choose.
Open bus is another option to get from Dong Hoi to Nha Trang. The open buses for this route pick up passengers in Dong Hoi in the early morning or afternoon then arrive in Nha Trang City in the next day, after 19 hours. The ticket price is around $30 for one seat.
From Dong Hoi to Da Lat
There is no train to get to Dalat, and the bus from Dong Hoi directly to Da Lat is very limited either. Therefore; the common ways to get from Dong Hoi to Dalat is getting to Nha Trang then continue your journey to Da Lat from Nha Trang to Da Lat by tourist bus which run twice per day.
One way is to take a train from Dong Hoi to Nha Trang, then catch a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat. The bus will take around 4 hours with $11-15 for a ticket. Mai Linh, Phuong Trang, Sinh Café are the reliable bus companies operating buses for this route.
Another way is to get from Dong Hoi to Da Nang then take a flight to Da Lat in more than 1 hour with price from $110-$150.
From Dong Hoi to Mũi Né
Open bus is the cheapest and the only direct way to get from Dong Hoi to Mui Ne. The ticket price is $16 – $30. But you have to spend almost 22 hours travelling, it is pretty long.
So another way is to take a train from Dong Hoi to Binh Thuan Railway Station and get from Binh Thuan train station to Mui Ne by taxi. There are 5 daily trains from Dong Hoi to Binh Thuan which depart at 1:36 am, 5:35 am, 8:04 am, 4:36 pm, and 7:30 pm. The ticket price is from $29 to $50. And it is a more-than-21-hour journey. You’d better book a sleeper berth so you can have a comfortable and necessary sleeping.
From Dong Hoi to Saigon
For such a long route from Dong Hoi to Saigon, train is available option. The trains depart at 1:36 am, 5:35 am, 6:14 am, 8:04 am, 4:34 pm, and 7:30 pm and arrive in Saigon Railway Station after around 23 hours. The price for a train ticket on this route is from $50 to $72.
The best option is to take plane with Vietnam Airlines, the schedule might not be available daily but you can plan and book 1-2 weeks ahead. It would be a good choice if you visit any city along the way so you can split the route and stop there some days then continue going to Saigon.
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