1. Overview about Hanoi to Hoi An Flight

1.1. Introduction about Hanoi

Many people’s first thoughts when discussing Hanoi are of the historic elements of the old town and the artifacts from numerous feudal regimes. Not only that, but Hanoi also has the vibrant beat of a city that is always growing. Hanoi has become a vibrant city that can draw in visitors from a distance because of the combination of its cultural attractiveness and youthful energy.

Traveling to Hanoi is best done in the fall, from August to November, and in the spring, from March to April. Many believe that Hanoi’s autumnal weather is the most beautiful of the year. There’s a clear blue sky, a crisp wind, falling yellow leaves, and a subtle aroma from milk flowers. The arrival of spring is marked by warm temperatures, a sense of renewal in the streets, and the sprouting of trees and blooming flowers. 

1.2. Introduction about Hoi An

Hoi An ancient town is located in Quang Nam province and about 30 kilometers from Da Nang city. Hoi An ancient town is an artifact that represents the East – West cultural interference along with the historical marks of the busiest trading port of the 17th century. That is why in 1999, Hoi An ancient town was honored to be recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage.

When traveling to Hoi An, you will be able to admire more than 1,000 ancient architectural relics. That antiquity is embodied in long roads, small houses, clubhouses, etc. In addition, you can see poetic and peaceful scenery. You can also enjoy specialty dishes or participate in unique festivals only found in Hoi An tourism.

2. How to get from Hanoi to Hoi An – Updated Hanoi to Hoi An flight 2023

The distance from Hanoi to Hoi An is about more than 800 kilometers and it is not too difficult to move from Hanoi to Hoi An. Visitors can use many different means of transportation that suit the cost you can spend. However, Hoi An currently does not have an airport. This means there are no direct Hanoi to Hoi An flights. Therefore, tourists need to travel to Da Nang airport then use transportation to Hoi An. Join Metta Voyage to take a look at some means of transportation that visitors can refer to in the section below!

2.1. Plane

Airplane is a means of saving you the most time. However, currently airlines do not operate direct flights from Hanoi to Hoi An. Therefore, you need to book a flight to Da Nang airport, then continue to move to Hoi An.

Currently, the number of weekly flights from Hanoi to Da Nang is 94 including popular airlines that you can refer to: Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Air, Vietravel Airline and Bamboo Airways.

Flights from Hanoi to Da Nang have ticket prices ranging from 400,000 VND – 1,600,000 VND/way, with approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to complete the flight. Ticket prices also depend on the airline you choose, you should book air tickets as soon as possible to get cheap tickets.

After flying from Noi Bai airport (Hanoi) to Da Nang airport (Da Nang), tourists have many ways to move from Da Nang airport to Hoi An. Below are some means that visitors can refer to:

2.2. Taxi

You can easily catch a taxi at Da Nang airport with a price for a trip ranging from 350,000 VND to 450,000 VND (depending on the car company), within 45 to 55 minutes.

2.3. Bus

This means of transportation will help you save the most money. You can catch bus number 1 with the route from Da Nang Central Bus Station to Hoi An Bus Station, ticket price is only 25,000 VND/trip. In Da Nang, there will be a bus to Hoi An every 20 minutes, the latest bus of the day is at 5:50 p.m., remember to take note so you don’t miss the trip.

2.4. Motorbike:

Hoi An is about 30 kilometers south of Da Nang center. Therefore, you can rent a motorbike and travel within 30 minutes to reach Hoi An. The rental price is about 60,000 VND – 120,000 VND/day, you can rent a motorbike to travel the whole road. 

2.5. Train

You will need to make a stop at Da Nang station or Tra Kieu station, much like on an airplane. Depending on the type of seat and itinerary you select, the train ride from Hanoi to Da Nang can cost between 230,000 and 2,300,000 VND, and it takes between 15 to 20 hours.

Although the train travel time is quite long, it will definitely be an extremely interesting experience. With this vehicle, you can be completely assured about its safety.

2.6. Coach

The distance from Hanoi to Hoi An is about 847 kilometers. Because the distance is quite long and can easily cause fatigue, you need to choose a comfortable sleeper bus system to ensure your health and enjoy the vacation afterward. The average ticket price to Hoi An ranges from 300,000 VND to 380,000 VND/ticket, with travel time from 13 hours to 20 hours. Below are some reputable car companies that visitors can refer to:

  • Camel Cafe: Located at 459 Tran Khat Chan Street, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, it has 41 seats and opens at 5:30 p.m. At 8:30 the following morning, we will arrive at 137 Tran Nhan Tong Street in Hoi An, Quang Nam. The cost of each ticket is roughly 320,000 VND per way.
  • Queen Cafe: Located at 208 Tran Quang Khai Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, it has 38 seats and opens at 6:00 or 6:30 p.m. At 8:45 or 9:15 the following morning, the location is 487 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam. The cost of each ticket is roughly 350,000 VND per way.

In addition to the above two bus companies, visitors can also contact Metta Voyage for advice and to choose the most suitable and economical travel route! Metta Voyage specializes in providing shared and private tours tailored to each customer’s unique needs, ensuring visitors have a complete experience during their trip.

3. Some attractions in Hanoi and Hoi An

3.1. Some famous tourist destinations in Hanoi

3.1.1. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Thang Long Imperial Citadel is a world cultural heritage located in the heart of Hanoi and has a history of more than 1,300 years. This place contains unique relics, proving the history of Thang Long – Hanoi and the history of the Vietnamese people through many eras. 

  • Address: 19C Hoang Dieu, Dien Ban, Ba Dinh.
  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 16:30

3.1.2. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

As one of the most important historical relics of the capital, Ba Dinh Square is where Uncle Ho once read the Declaration of Independence, and is now where Uncle Ho’s mausoleum is located to remember his gratitude.

Uncle Ho’s 1960s residence and workplace, the Presidential Palace Relics, is located on the property beyond the mausoleum. To learn more about Uncle Ho’s modest living during his lifetime, guests can explore the stilt dwellings, fish ponds, and rustic gardens.

  • Address: 2 Hung Vuong, Dien Bien, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi
  • Time to visit Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum
  • Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays
  • Hot season (April 1 – October 31): 7:30 – 10:30 (open until 11:00 on weekends)
  • Cold season (November 1 – March 31): 8:00 – 11:00

3.1.3. Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge is a landmark that unites the present and past memories of those who adore Hanoi, in addition to merely bridging the two sides of the Red River. Because it crosses the Bo De Wharf in Gia Lam, Hanoi, Long Bien Bridge, also known as Song Cai Bridge or Bo De Bridge, was constructed in 1898. The 1,682-meter-long Long Bien bridge is split into nine 61-meter-long frames, including an approach bridge measuring 896 meters. The bridge’s initial design called for 19 steel beam spans total, all positioned atop 20 piers that were higher than 40 meters.

  • Address: Ngoc Thuy, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

3.1.4. Tran Quoc Pagoda

The architecture of the Tran Quoc Pagoda is modeled by a lotus in blossom. Constructed during the reign of King Ly Nam De, the pagoda is situated on the eastern peninsula of West Lake in Hanoi. Many historically and culturally significant objects, including the set of worship figures in the Upper Palace – particularly the statue of Shakyamuni entering Nirvana – remain preserved within the pagoda. The temple is a popular tourist spot that draws a large number of Buddhists.

  • Address: 46 Thanh Nien, Truc Bach, Tay Ho, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 07:30 – 11:30 and 13:30 – 17:30

3.1.5. Quoc Tu Giam Temple

This is the first university in Vietnam. Today, visitors can visit the stone steles and solemn grounds with lotus ponds and gun ponds. The Temple of Literature is a rare peaceful and quiet place in the middle of a bustling city. Visitors will feel the harmony between ancient and modern times when coming here through the thousand-year-old walls.

Built in 1070 during the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong, the Temple of Literature. King Ly Nhan Tong founded Quoc Tu Giam House in 1076. Numerous priceless items and records are also preserved here, particularly 82 doctoral steles that have been designated as “World Documentary Heritage” by UNESCO.

  • Address: 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Van Mieu, Dong Da, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 07:30 – 17:30 (summer) and 08:00 – 17:00 (winter)

3.2. Some famous tourist destinations in Hoi An

3.2.1. Covered Bridge

The old town of Hoi An has the Covered Bridge positioned right in the middle of it. If you examine the Covered Bridge closely, you will see that it’s roof is formed like a sword and has a Japanese-style design. This sword emblem is meant to pierce the back of the fierce species known as Mamazu, which is responsible for earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural calamities.

The meaning of the Japanese when building this bridge in the 17th century was the desire to bring peace to this trading portland. Therefore, when you come to the Covered Bridge during your trip to Hoi An, you will also hear people call this place “Japanese Bridge”.

  • Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Minh Khai Ward, Hoi An Ancient Town

3.2.2. Phung Hung ancient house

Phung Hung ancient house was built by a wealthy merchant. The reason it is called Phung Hung ancient house is because this merchant wished that his family would always prosper and advance in business. So maybe for that reason, when you come here, you will feel that this place exudes an extremely solemn and luxurious atmosphere of the rich.

The Phung Hung ancient home was constructed 100 years after other structures. As a result, the charm of this old house is more contemporary. Furthermore, the Phung Hung ancient house is a perfect blend of three cultures: Vietnam, China, and Japan. Because of this, any visitor to the Phung Hung ancient mansion will be awestruck by its breathtaking beauty.

  • Address: No. 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Minh An ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam

3.2.3. Cua Dai Beach

Cua Dai beach, which is roughly five kilometers from Hoi An’s city, is as charming as a young woman. Three fabled rivers converge at Cua Dai Beach: Thu Bon, Truong Giang, and De Vong. Cua Dai beach’s soft and alluring beauty never fails to draw tourists, day or night. When visiting Cua Dai beach with friends, you can also attempt the activity of kayaking to see the sunrise on the water. Your journey to Hoi An will undoubtedly seem more appealing after this experience!

  • Address: Hoi An, Quang Nam

3.2.4. An Bang Beach

An Bang beach is located in Cam An ward, 3 kilometers from Hoi An city center. The sea is clear, blue, clean, not too busy, just enough space for you to feel relaxed. In 2011, An Bang beach was voted by CNN as one of the 50 most beautiful beaches in the world.

  • Address: Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An, Quang Nam

4. Conclusion

Above is all the detailed information about Hanoi to Hoi An flights as well as travel experiences for the two cities above that Metta Voyage suggests for tourists. Hopefully, visitors will have wonderful experiences in two ancient cities of Vietnam. Contact Metta Voyage to update more interesting travel information!

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