Rail can be the most picturesque form of transportation. This certainly rings true for the journey between Danang to Hue. Crisscross through mountainous terrain overlooking the bays of Danang, coast of Lang Co and Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon. An air-conditioned soft seat train costs just 50,000 VND one way.
Hue to Danang: 05:25 am/ 06:12 am/ 08:02 am/ 10:05 am/ 10:50 am/ 07:12 pm.
Danang to Hue: 06:58 am/ 8:59 am/ 10:34 am/ 12:06 pm/ 02:42 pm/ 04:50 pm/ 11:27 pm.
While there is no train line to Hoi An, you can easily get to the Danang station by road (30 minutes drive). Train travel to other cities can be arranged on the Northbound or Southbound Reunification Line. Remember though, journeys beyond the 4 hour mark can be tiresome and uncomfortable. There are sleeper carriages for trips to Hanoi or Saigon (one way costs around 700,000 VND) but you won’t save much in cost compared with that of a flight. For a rough guide of the travel time, see below.
Distances and Travel Time:
Danang to Hue = 103 km / 2hr 45min.
Hue to Nha Trang = 627 km / 12hr 30min.
Hue to Saigon = 1038 km / 20hr 10min.
Hue to Hanoi = 688 km / 13hr.