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How to get from Hanoi to Phong Nha
There are three ways to travel from Hanoi to Phong Nha: by plane, by train and by bus.
How far is Phong Nha from Hanoi?
The travel distance from Hanoi to Phong Nha is 510 km. You have three options to travel between Hanoi and Phong Nha: taking a flight, a train or a bus.
How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Phong Nha?
It takes 1 hour to get from Hanoi to Phong Nha by plane, 9-10 hours by train or by bus. The bus usually takes you directly to Phong Nha National Park. Meanwhile, the flight and the train takes you to Dong Hoi Airport and Dong Hoi Railway Station located in the city center. From the airport or the railway station you will need to take a public bus or a taxi to reach Phong Nha, which takes 1 more hour.
Depending on the traffic, sometimes the bus arrives 30 minutes earlier or later than scheduled. The flight and the train usually depart and arrive on time.
What types of trains operate the route from Hanoi to Phong Nha?
There are two types of train services running the route Hanoi to Dong Hoi that are managed by two operators: Vietnam Railways and Private railway companies.
Vietnam Railways: the state-owned railway company operates its own set of passenger coaches on the trains SE1/2, SE3/4, SE5/6 and SE7/8. Passenger cars are divided in five classes: Hard seat, Soft seat, Soft seat Premium, Soft bed in compartments for 1-4 passengers and Hard bed in compartments for 1-6 passengers.
Private railway companies: a number of private companies operate their own passengers cars attached to the trains hauled by Vietnam Railways, hence depart and arrive according to the same schedule. The coaches operated by the private railway companies provide a higher level of comfort, with luxury cabins decorated with wooden floor and cozy soft beds. The service also includes bottled water and snacks. Passenger cars are divided in two classes: Sleeper 2-Berth in compartments for 1-2 passengers and Sleeper 4-Berth in compartments for 1-4 passengers.
For more information about travelling by train, please read our Train Guide in Vietnam.
How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Phong Nha by train?
The train ticket with Vietnam Railways costs from 301,000 VND for Hard seat, 416,000 VND for Soft seat, 656,000 VND for Sleeper-6 Berth, and 715,000 VND for Sleeper 4-Berth. Meanwhile, the train ticket with private trains costs from 1,500,000 VND for standard Sleeper 4-Berth.
If you travel on a budget, Vietnam Railways is good enough as the passenger cars have been upgraded with the interior refurnished and higher quality components.
Where does the train from Hanoi to Phong Nha depart?
Trains on the North–South railway line depart from Hanoi Railway Station, located at 120 Le Duan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Please arrive to the station 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time to complete the boarding procedures or risk missing the train.
What types of buses operate the route from Hanoi to Phong Nha?
There is only one type of bus running the route Hanoi to Phong Nha.
Sleeper Bus: double-deck coaches equipped with fixed berths and capacity for 40–46 passengers. These are quite comfortable so you can sleep during most part of the journey.
For more information about travelling by bus, please read our Bus Guide in Vietnam.
How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Phong Nha by bus?
The price of the bus ticket from Hanoi to Phong Nha varies depending on the type of vehicle that you choose. It starts from 300,000 VND.
Keep in mind that some bus companies in Vietnam increase the price on weekends and national holidays.
Where does the bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha depart?
Most buses from Hanoi to Phong Nha depart from the representative offices of the bus companies in Hoan Kiem District, in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Please arrive to the point of departure at least 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Note that some bus companies will organize the transfer of passengers from the point of departure to the bus terminal by shuttle bus, therefore customers must show up in advance or risk missing the bus.
Where does the bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha arrive?
Most buses from Hanoi to Phong Nha arrive at the representative offices of the bus companies in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province.