Getting to Hoi An, Vietnam

Visa not Needed

Brunei Darussalam, Dominica, Ecuador, Micronesia, Federated States of, Haiti, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Nauru, Niue, Philippines, Pitcairn, Palau, Seychelles, Singapore, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Thailand, Tuvalu, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa

Citizens of the following 7 countries do not require a visa to visit Vietnam for 30 days : Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand. Citizens of Philippines do not require a visa for 21 days.

Citizens of the following 7 countries do not require a visa to visit Vietnam for 15 days : Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway, Russia , South Korea, Sweden

Citizens of Brunei and Myanmar do not require a visa for 14 days.

Citizens of other countries are required to get an entry visa for Vietnam before departure or an approval letter for a Visa on. To obtain your entry visa you have to apply to any Vietnam Embassies and/or Consulates worldwide. You need a passport with at least 6 months validity.

If there is no Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in your country, or if you just want to make Vietnam part of a multi-destination trip, then Visa on Arrival is the best option.

The visa fees are ranging from US$65 – 85 if an application is sent directly to the Embassy or or US$25-55 if your visa has been pre-approved. It requires a pre-arranged application to Hanoi Immigration Department and is generally helpful to those who wish to avoid complicated “red tape” procedures.


  • 288 Nguyen Duy Hieu- Hoi An- Quang Nam

    You can travel to Hoi An by high quality buses for tourists (such as An Phu bus). You can buy tickets at any hotel; it costs 3 US$ and it includes pick-up from your hotel and takes just 40 minutes (highly recommend).

    There is a public bus from Da Nang bus station to Hoi An bus station that costs 20,000 dong and takes 45mins. On the bus they try to charge foreigners 50,000 dong. Buses are frequent - every 20 or 30min pick time, else every hour.

    If you come from Da Nang airport, the closest bus stop of the same route to Hoi An is at the roundabout where the streets Nguyễn Tri Phương and Điện Biên Phủ meet (a nice 10-15min walk, since you can walk along the lake). This bus stop is clearly marked with a road sign.

    Open-tour buses like Sinh cafe, Hanh Cafe, An Phu run daily up and down the coast from Da Nang and Hue taking 3.5-4h and priced at 80,000-120,000 dong and Nha Trang taking 9-10 hours overnight and priced at USD10-15.

    There are no shortage of travel companies and private buses travelling to and from from Hoi An to destinations such as Hue, Hanoi, Saigon, Dalat and Nha Trang.

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    202 Hai Phong, Tan Chinh Ward, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City.

    There is no railway station in Hoi An. Most guests going to Hoi by train must stop at Da Nang or Tam Ky Railway Station. Everyday there are many domestic trains from Ha noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Nha Trang etc. From Da Nang you can travel by bus, private car or can take a taxi to Hoi an.

    Ha Noi - Hue – Da Nang schedule is as followed:

    SE1 19: 00 07:57 10:31

    SE3 23:00 10:45 13:12

    SE5 15:45 06:07 08:56

    SE7 06:15 19:07 21:41

    Ho Chi Minh- Da Nang- Hue scheduleis:

    SE2 19:00 11:55 14:43

    SE4 23:00 14:30 17:06

    SE6 15:45 10:10 13:21

    SE8 06:30 23:12 02:00


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    Da Nang, Viet Nam

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    Hoi An does not have a domestic terminal, the nearest airport is in Da Nang (30 kilometres away from Hoi An), which has frequent connections to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and some international flights. There are two that service Vietnam's domestic routes: Vietnam Airlines and Jestar Airline.

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