LOCAL BUS PHONG NHA – PHONG NHA

The Dong Hoi-Phong Nha bus station is front of our Hotel

In the morning: 5:30 AM, 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM

In the afternoon: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 50:00 PM.

HANOI TO/FROM DONG HOI

It is relatively easy to reach Dong Hoi from Hanoi and vice versa with a number of transport options including train,
bus and of course by flight.

Bus Travel

From Ha Noi, we recommend the Hung Thanh Bus Company and we’d suggest purchasing your ticket at Hanoi Backpackers, which is easy to find at 9 Ma May in the old quarter, where all the team speaks English.
You will need to be at Hanoi Backpackers at 6:00 PM where you will meet the bus and travel a short distance further to the office of the bus company to pick up other guests, before the 7:00 PM departure from Ha Noi to Dong Hoi. You can also try and book at any travel agent in the old quarter and they will provide you with a map to the departure point which is located on the highway.
The sleeping bus is comfortable, air-conditioned and occasionally has wi-fi if you are lucky. There is a small toilet at the back of the bus and you’ll also make a stop along the way near Ninh Binh, where there are (basic) toilet facilities.
It costs approximately VND 250,000 from Ha Noi to Dong Hoi (the price might increase dramatically during Tet holiday, International Labor Day and Vietnamese National Day). The bus stops between 4 – 5 AM in the following morning.

Train Travel

Trains run from most major coastal cities up and down Vietnam and they can be a fabulous travel experience.. If you are taking an overnight train, try to book a soft-sleeper cabin (4 beds per cabin) or even a hard-sleeper (6 beds per cabin instead of 4) for the most comfortable journey.
We recommend the following trains from Hanoi to Dong Hoi:

  • • SE1 – departs Ha Noi at 7:30 PM and arrives the following morning in Dong Hoi at 5:35 AM
  • • SE3 – departs Ha Noi at 10:0 PM and arrives the following morning in Dong Hoi at 7:25 AM
  • • SE19 – departs Ha Noi at 8:10 PM and arrives the following morning in Dong Hoi at 6:24 AM
  • • SE5 – departs Ha Noi at 9:00 AM and arrives in Dong Hoi at 7:22 PM
  • • SE7 – departs Ha Noi at 6:00 AM and arrives in Dong Hoi at 4:21 PM

You can find the full list of available trains here: https://vietnam-railway.com/train/route/train-from-hanoi-to-dong-hoi, and here: https://vietnam-railway.com/train/route/train-from-dong-hoi-to-hanoi. Of course, please contact our team if you have any further questions about train travel.
You can take the taxi to reach us when you get to train station, the price for taxi is around VND 50.000 for a car 4 seats.

Air Travel

Of course, the easiest mode of transport is to take a flight here from Hanoi, it being just a 1 hour and 25 mins flight. However, you have to factor in the time travelling to the airport (1 hour from old quarter). It is best to check the Vietnam Airlines website ahead of time to ensure you can catch a flight on your desired travel dates, otherwise we recommend the train or bus to save your travel days. We can arrange to pick you up from Dong Hoi airport, VND 130.000 for a car 7 seaters and VND 100.000 for 4 seater.
Let us know if you need more information or want to use our pick up service.

HUE TO/FROM DONG HOI

Hue is located just a few hours drive from Dong Hoi. It is a relatively convenient route with trains and buses of offer from a number of companies, as well as it being a short drive by private transfer if you preferred.

Bus Travel

You can catch the Hung Thanh bus at 49 Chu Van An, Hue between 4:30 – 5:00 PM. The bus will go straight to our hotel around 8:00 – 8:30 PM. The price is 120,000 VND per person.

Train Travel

Hue is just a short 4-hour train journey from Dong Hoi.

  • • SE2 – departs Hue at 3:31 PM and arrives in Dong Hoi at 6:30 PM
  • • SE4 – departs Hue at 4:47 PM and arrives in Dong Hoi at 7:37 PM
  • • SE6 – departs Hue at 5:39 AM and arrives in Dong Hoi at 9:01 AM

You can see a full list of times on the Vietnam Railways website here: https://vietnamrailway.com/train/route/train-from-hue-to-dong-hoi or here: https://vietnam-railway.com/train/route/train-from-dong-hoi-to-hue
You can take the taxi to reach us when you get to train station, the price for taxi is around VND 60.000 for a car 4 seats .

HO CHI MINH CITY TO DONG HOI

Ho Chi Minh City, also still known by its former name of Saigon, is the biggest city in Vietnam. It is a focal point for those looking to see highlights such as the Mekong Delta, and it’s also a hub for international travel. The only practical way to journey between Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Dong Hoi City is to take a flight with Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific or VietjetAir. The tickets cost between 1,800,000 – 2,800,000 VND (80 – 120 USD) each way. The bus and train journeys are
both just too long to be viable options for those wanting to get quickly between the two cities. Alternatively, for those on a budget but who have a little bit more time, it’s common to find that the cheapest flights are often available between HCMC and Da Nang or Hue (versus direct to Dong Hoi). From Da Nang or Hue, one can find a train or bus to get to Dong Hoi directly.

Useful numbers:

  • Đồng Hới Police Station: +84(0)2 32 3822142
  • Quảng Bình Immigration Office: +84(0)232 3828648
  • Emergency:
  • • Police: 0232 113
  • • Fire Station: 0232 114
  • • Ambulance: 0232 115