Getting there & away
The main bus station is 4km to the southeast on the continuation of Ð Hung Vuong (it becomes Ð An Duong Vuong and Ð An Thuy Vuong). The first main stop south is Danang (40,000d, three hours, six daily). An Hoa bus station (Hwy 1A), northwest of the Citadel, serves northern destinations, including Dong Ha (25,000d, 1½ hours).
Hué is a regular stop on the open-tour bus routes. Most will drop passengers off around the Ð Hung Vuong tourist ghetto and pick up from the hotels. Expect a complete circus when the bus stops, as you’re likely to be followed by several persistent touts, all keen to direct your wallet to their hotel.
The Hué train station (822 175; 2 Ð Phan Chu Trinh) is at the southwestern end of Ð Le Loi. Destinations include Ninh Binh (205,000d, 12½ to 13½ hours, three daily), Vinh (143,000d, 6½ to 10 hours, seven daily), Dong Hoi (65,000d, 2½ to 5½ hours, eight daily), Dong Ha (25,000d, 1½ to 2½ hours, six daily) and Danang (40,000d, 2½ to four hours, seven daily).
The main office of Vietnam Airlines (824 709; 23 Ð Nguyen Van Cu; 7.15-11.15am & 1.30-4.30pm Mon-Sat) handles reservations. Several flights a day connect Hué to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).