yellow bus from danang to hoi an plus more
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Feb 7, 2013 8:13 AM Last Post By: GwenMH85
Jul 21, 2012 9:13 PM
Just wanted to post a bit of a detailed message on how to take the public bus from danang to hoi an as I had a hard time finding information when I was looking for it.
If you arrive in Danang by train you will be very close to a place to take the yellow bus (#1 line maybe) to hoi an. After walking out of the train station, walk straight across the street down Hoang Hoa Tham. The second street you see will be Le Duan. Cross the street, as you want to catch the bus that is going East towards the ocean. There isn't an obvious bus stop, but if you wait in front of the mobile store (maybe motorola) on Le Duan, you will see a big yellow bus coming your way. Wave it down and get on. From what I understand the locals pay 18,000 vnd, and they charged us each 30,000 vnd. You could fight, but I tried and it didn't seem to help. I'd suggest to pick a battle that saves you more money and just pay the extra 'tourist tax' on this one.
It takes about an hour to get to Hoi An, but leaves you a bit outside of town. You can catch a mototaxi for 15,000 vnd or walk 15 minutes or so to some of the action.
I will also say that the budget hotel options that we found in Hoi An were substandard and after doing some looking we finally settled on Hoa Bin and paid $14 to have AC. They have a pool too, but no chairs near it and it is indoors, so nobody really uses it. It isn't special, but clean and fine.
maybe somebody else knows the stop in Danang for the yellow bus that is closest to the airport.
p.s. the 2 yellow buses that we were on did not have ac
Sep 2, 2012 3:30 AM
Nov 18, 2012 9:20 AM
Just wanted to add a bit of extra information on how to catch this bus to Hoi An. We used Gabe's info (see previous message) and it was extremely useful and we were very grateful to him taking the time to explain how to get the bus. There's just a couple of extra bits of info which may help further. Follow Gabe's directions walking down the road with the train station at your back. Keep to the left hand side of the road. When you get to the crossroads go straight across keeping the train station at your back. Once over the road turn left, walk about 30 feet, there is a bus stop on the side of the road. It is white with blue/black writing and says Danang / Hoi An #1, it is in front of a clothes shop. Watch for a yellow bus, it will have Danang / Hoi An on the front, wave it down but be ready to jump on as they do not waste time, the conductor jumped off and got our bags on. He then came round collecting fares. We paid 40,000 dong each, more than the locals, but as Gabe says it's not worth the hassle arguing. The locals on the bus were very friendly and welcoming. Journey took about 40mins and takes you into Hoi An bus station.
Feb 7, 2013 8:13 AM
3This advice has been great! Cheers guys! I'm in Hanoi at the moment but flying to Danang tomorrow, we then want to go from there to Hoi An! This has really helped! Anyone know weather the buses still go during Tet? (New Yr) Tet kicks off on the 10th and can last for a few days and I'm aware that many services shut down or services are reduced?
Gwen : )
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