- Vietnam Airlines
From Hanoi, there are 3 flights to Danang everyday at 6:35, 11:45 & 17:00 ( 1h15")
And back to Hanoi from Danang at 8:50, 14:20, 19:05
From Saigon, 3 flights everyday at 6:20, 11:20 and 5:30 ( 1h 10")
Back to Saigon at 8:20, 13:30, 19:40
Price around 60 - 65$ ( pre-book from travel agency - included tax )
- Pacific Airlines is not as modern as Vietnam Airlines, so the price is cheaper a bit. ( hard to book, always full )
We took Tigerairways (TR376) from Singapore (SIN) on 18 May 2006 at 06:45 and arrived Danang (DAD) on the same day at 08:30.
We paid SGD57.23 (SGD9.98 airfare and SGD47.25 for taxes & fees) per person on a one-way flight because we flew back from Hanoi.
Note: Tigerairways doesn't fly to Danang anymore.
Depending on how much luggage you have (suitcase vs. backpack, etc.) taxi between DaNang and HoiAn is always possible, but a scooter taxi may be cheaper. Alternatively, there is a public bus that goes between the two. I don't recall the exact pick-up in DaNang, but it is near the Green Plaza Hotel. Go there and ask the bellmen, they should point you to the right place.
Alternatively, there are pick-ups at the bus terminal on the northwest side of DaNang.
Vietnamese Goverment approved in November 2000 that there will enter other International flights to Da Nang Airport. Since early 2000 Thai Airways operates 3 weekly flight from Bangkok to Danang with a 100 seats Boeing 737-400.
Dragon Air will operate scheduled flights insteed of some charter flights from Hongkong to Da Nang.
Other airlines will operate International services too. Vietnam Airlines intends to fly to Singapore and other destinatinations...
When travelling from Da Nang to Hoi An, it is best to negotiate the price of a taxi. Do not take a metered taxi as they charge much more.
We were there in August 2011. We paid around VND 400000 taking a metered cab from Da Nang airport to Hoi An! In comparison, we paid only USD 15 for a minivan (arranged by our hotel) on our return leg from Hoi An to Da Nang train station.
To summarize, you have 2 options (from the airport) :
(a) arrange for a pickup by your hotel (typically costs USD 15), OR
(b) negotiate the price of a taxi.
Also, please note that there's not much of a view from Da Nang to Hoi An. You'd only get to see kilometers upon kilometers of newly constructed luxury residential properties when taking a taxi from Da Nang to Hoi An.
When considering whether to take a bus, or the train, or hire a private car (with driver), I'd highly recommend the train.
The train takes 3 hours, is not expensive and is very scenic. Bus is the cheapest option (around USD 3) but the least scenic (goes through a tunnel). Private car option is the most expensive and would make sense only if travelling with small children.
We did consider taking a car from Hue to Da Nang, when planning our trip, however, we learnt that there are usually a finite number of stops that are allowed. If arranging this option via your hotel, you might want to make it clear with them before they communicate this with the driver / travel agent that you might want to make multiple stops along the way.
Should you need more convincing that taking the train isn't all that bad, I shot almost 600 photographs during the train journey between Da Nang to Hue. They have been compiled into 2 videos (one 96 seconds, the other 9 minutes) on my photoblog, http://bit.ly/r6oTdX.
Since the end of 2011 Da Nang has had a new international airport that has replaced the old former airport.
The new airport is excellent and is allready being served by an increasing number of airlines.
Da Nang is a happening place businesswise and in the near future i am sure that we will see more and more international flights to this new airport.
The airport is very comfortable with lot´s of space for passengers and there are some good coffee shops aswell as a really nice australian beer bar.
The airport also has free wifi which makes waiting there more comfortable and this is an airport i look forward to using a lot more in the future.
Is this a jok or what? Our cruise ship docked at Chan May Port, This port is in the middle of nowhere! The only thing in sight was some sort of either sand or salt piles at the pier.
The closet big town Da Nang, is one hour away, and Hue is two hours away. Hoi An is one and half hours away. The closest main road to the pier is 8 km away. If you do not have a shore excursion, you are stranded because nothing was within walking distance from port. Luckly limited taxis are available. Be sure to agree on a price before getting into the taxi.
The airport is located just 3 km southwest of Danang. . There are frequent flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on both Vietnam and Pacific Airlines, as well as limited services to places in the Central Highlands and Nha Trang. There is also limited services direct to Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei and Siem Reap. Aside from a money changer, airport amenities are rather minimal. A departure tax of $8 USD is charged for international flights.
A taxi to or from town should only cost about $3 USD. A taxi from the airport to Hoi An costs about US$15 but only about half that in the other direction.