How to get from Hanoi to Hue?

Hue is a very good stopover in central Vietnam.

Lots of historical and nice monuments, beaches and intersting landscape. Hue in central Vietnam (Thừa Thiên-Huế province) is connected to the imperial Nguyễn Dynasty, based in Hue, who ruled from 1802 to 1945, when the Emperor Bao Dai abdicated in favor of Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary government. Hue is visited by lots of travelers and tourists from all the world.

The best option
how to get from Hanoi to Hue is to use a direct flight. But for the low-cost travelers is the best way to use a train from Hanoi (or bus) to Hue. You can use a sleeper train and take a rest. It is not problem to find an accommodation in Hue and surrounding. Hai Van Pass – the famous mountain pass is about 85 km south of Hue.

1. TRAIN from Hanoi to Hue

– interesting experience is to travel by train in Vietnam
– travel by train takes about 14-15 hours
– the night trains are comfortable, you can buy food and snack
– see the Vietnam railway map
– there are 6 trains every day of Vietnam Railways from Hanoi to Hue
– one-way train ticket costs from around 450 000 – 800 000 viet.dongs (soft seat or bed)
– train station in Hanoi – Hanoi Railway Station (120 Le Duan)
– train station in Hue – Huế Railway Station (Nguyen Tri Phường Street)
– book and buy train e-tickets from Hanoi to Hue online on
Baolau or, secured online payment
– this is a top travel route from Hanoi to Hue – recommended – book your train tickets online!
– you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train

2. BUS from Hanoi to Hue 🚍

– yes, also buses run from Hanoi to Hue
– the journey takes about 14 hours
– ticket price – between 300 000 – 450 000 viet.dongs
– various companies – Hung Thanh, The Sinh Tourist, Hoang Long, Camel Travel…
– Hung Thanh is well-known and reliable company, comfortable and modern buses
– book and buy bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Hue online on
Baolau or
– you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus

3. FLIGHTS from Hanoi to Hue

– there are about 6 direct flights every day from Hanoi to Hue
– Vietnam Airlines or VietJet Air, JetStar Pacific
– flight time is only about 1 hour
– flight costs from 850 000 – 2 500 000 viet.dongs (35-100 Usd)
you can buy flights from Hanoi to Hue on Baolau

Trains in Vietnam are renovated, new and clean. Soft seats and 4-berth cabin (photo: Baolau)

What is Baolau?

– a company specializing in train tickets mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for Cambodia and Laos)
certified company from Singapore – no cheaters and scammers
– you can buy also a tickets of well-known bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinh Tourist…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines as well as flights to neighboring countries + tickets for the ferries in Vietnam
– the price of tickets depends on the official price of transport company or airlines
– you will see the final price before making the payment transaction
– you can use online train ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– you can select a seat or berth in a train
– read any other information about ticket before ordering
– read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

What is

a specialist for tickets mainly in Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar)
– you can select a seat or berth in a train
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam (not in Thailand)
– if you order an train ticket at these companies for tourist trains in Vietnam (Orient Express, Sapaly, Chapa …), you must pick it up at the station
– information about read in article about transportation in Vietnam
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand

Tam Giang lagoon in Hue
Royal Palace in Hue
Hue – historical center of the town.
Tam Giang lagoon in Hue.
The Hai Van Pass, about 85 km south of Hue.

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