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Where is Hoi An and how to get there ?

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Quang Nam - Hoi An

With its ancient beauty, Hoi An makes visitors fall in love every time they visit. However, for those who travel to Hoi An for the first time, they cannot help but wonder where is Hoi An ancient town? How to go to this city? For the most complete discovery journey, do not miss the information in the article below!

1. Where is Hoi An, how many kilometers from Da Nang?

This city belongs to Quang Nam province and was established on January 29, 2008 with 13 administrative units including 4 communes: Cam Kim, Cam Thanh, Cam Ha and Tan Hiep - Cu Lao Cham island commune and 9 wards : Cam Pho, Minh An, Tan An, Son Phong, Cam Chau, Thanh Ha, Cam An and Cua Dai.

Hoi An city covers an area of about 63.55 km2, belongs to the coastal plain of Quang Nam province, located downstream of the confluence of the Thu Bon River. Hoi An is about 50km from Tam Ky city to the northeast and about 28km from Da Nang to the southeast. In particular, Hoi An is also one of the few cities in Vietnam that has both a sea and an island, which also creates geographical and ecological diversity, thereby bringing great potential for economic and travel development

2. Where is Hoi An Ancient Town located in Hoi An?

Hoi An city in Quang Nam is divided into two areas, the ancient town of Hoi An and the rest. So, where is Hoi An ancient town? Accordingly, this neighborhood is located in the lower part of the Thu Bon River, in the territory of Minh An ward. The area of the old town is about 2km2 and is located on the main roads close to the river including: Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Bach Dang street, Phan Chau Trinh street, Tran Phu street, Tran Hung Dao street, Le Loi street...

Hoi An ancient town impresses visitors with its peaceful and tranquil beauty and unique architecture. Although it has been through many visits over time, the old town still stands tall and retains its ancient beauty as in the beginning. Hoi An ancient town architecture is characterized by traditional houses - 2-storey houses with narrow width and long depth.

Hoi An's ancient houses are close to each other, extending to form roads that cross each other like a chessboard. The house in the old town has a solid structure, built with a wooden frame and brick walls. Today, coming to Hoi An, you will encounter many ancient churches, assembly halls or pagodas with ancient architecture, bold Chinese style. In particular, Hoi An ancient town is also famous for Cau Pagoda (Japanese Bridge) - a bridge built in the 16th century, spanning the creek on the Thu Bon river.

3. How to go to Hoi An city

In addition to finding out where the ancient town of Hoi An is, many tourists also wonder how to move to this city. Hoi An is about 28km from Da Nang, so you can choose to go to Da Nang, then rent a motorbike or take a taxi to Hoi An. Here are some suggested means of transportation that you can refer to!

3.1. Air plane

To save time, you can book flights to Da Nang airport of domestic airlines such as Bamboo Airways, Vietnam Airlines or Vietjet Air with flexible flight times, depending on your schedule. Currently, fares from provinces to Da Nang range from 350,000 VND to more than 1,000,000 VND depending on the airline and flight time. After landing, from Da Nang airport to Hoi An you can choose vehicles such as taxi, bus, motorbike taxi ...

3.2. Train

Accordingly, to get to the old town, you can choose a train. Time from Ho Chi Minh city or Hanoi to Hoi An ranges from 17-19 hours. Although it takes a lot of time, traveling by train allows you to relax and enjoy the scenery on both sides of the road, especially the section through the Hai Van pass with majestic scenery. Train fares to Da Nang range from 500,000 VND to more than 1,000,000 VND depending on the type of seat.

3.3. Coach

Knowing where Hoi An is, you can choose a bus to go to this city. Time from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An ranges from 15 to 16 hours and the price is similar to train. For tourists who are nearby, the bus ride time will be shorter and the fare is also cheaper. Currently, there are many bus companies in Quang Ngai Hoi An, Tam Ky Hoi An bus, Da Nang car in Hoi An ... bring many choices for visitors.

4. Popular transport from Da Nang to Hoi An

The distance between Hoi An and Da Nang is quite close, so if you do not know how to get from Da Nang to Hoi An, you can refer to some suggestions below!

4.1. Private vehicles

After knowing where Hoi An ancient town is, how far from Da Nang, you can rent a motorbike from Da Nang to the old town. The road connecting these two cities is quite close, the road is extremely spacious, so you can completely travel by motorbike. Travel time ranges from 45 minutes to 1 hour with car rental from 80,000 VND to 100,000 VND/day.

4.2. Taxi

If traveling with a large group, you can hire a taxi from Da Nang to Hoi An. Some reputable taxi companies in Da Nang that you can refer to such as Mai Linh taxi, Song Han taxi, Tien Sa Da Nang taxi, VinaSun Green taxi... In addition to traditional taxis, you can also order taxis through applications, such as: Grab, Gojek, Bee…

4.3. Shuttle bus

After answering the question of where Hoi An ancient town is and how far is the distance from Da Nang to the old town, you can book a shuttle to the place. This form is both convenient, fast and saves time. Shuttle service from Da Nang to Hoi An is now extremely developed, this vehicle is more cost-effective than a taxi, moreover you can actively give the time of pick-up and drop-off depending on the schedule. 

4.4. Bus

If you want to save money, you can catch a bus from Da Nang to Hoi An with fares ranging from 20,000 to 30,000 VND/time/person. From the inner city of Da Nang, you can take bus number 1 or bus number 14. However, the bus will have many stops to pick up and drop off passengers, so the average travel time is from 60 to 80 minutes. In addition, the bus is only suitable for young people who like to explore, but with large tourist groups, there are elderly and young children, you should choose other means.

After knowing where the ancient town of Hoi An is, make a detailed schedule so that you can fully enjoy the quintessential Hoi An cuisine and visit many famous tourist attractions here such as: Cu Lao Cham, An Bang beach, Hoi An ancient town, My Son sanctuary, Tra Que vegetable village.

Hopefully, the information in the article has helped you answer the question of where Hoi An ancient town is as well as how to move to this city. Dubbed the "ancient town" full of nostalgia of Vietnam, with its ancient and peaceful beauty, the journey travel to Hoi An ancient town will surely bring you many beautiful and unforgettable memories!

Read more: Hoi An Travel Experience Handbook 2023