Getting to Hue

Hue is located in the middle of Vietnam, being about 400 miles north of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and about 335 miles south of Hanoi (the capital city). Hue may be approached from either direction by airplane, bus, or train.

By air

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Phu Bai international airport

Hue’s international “Phu Bai” (IATA: HUI) airport handles daily flights to and from Saigon and Hanoi, Flights may be disrupted by bad weather during the rainy season (October to December) comparatif cialis. Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet are two airlines fly to “Phu Bai” airport. The airport is 15 kilometers away from the city center and should cost about USD 12.00 by taxi,  USD 2.5 by bus. From the city center to the airport, take the Vietnam Airlines minibus which leaves from the airlines’ offices at 12 Hanoi street a couple of hours before the scheduled flight.

By Trains


There are several daily trains (the Vietnam Reunification Express train) from Hanoi to Saigon and returning  which  Hue railway station is a stop on their routes.

– Trains from Hanoi to Hue: Vietnam Reunification Express train numbers SE1, SE3, SE5

– Trains from Saigon to Hue: Vietnam Reunification Express train numbers SE2, SE4, SE6.

Check for updating the Rainway schedule:

 By buses

Hue is connected to major cities in Vietnam by a public long distance bus network. Buses entering Hue from Hanoi and other northern cities such as Vinh city, Dong Hoi city (Quang Binh) terminate at An Hoa station, northwest of Hue’s center. Buses from southern destinations like Sai Gon, Nha Trang, Hoi An and Da Nang terminate at the An Cuu station, southeast Hue’s city center.

The bus route from Hanoi city to Hue city is a 16-hour journey. Buses route from Da Nang city or Hoi An take about 6 hours journey.


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