Danang International Airport (IATA: DAD) is the most modern and newest of Vietnam ‘s three international airports. There are frequent flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on both Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Tiger Airways, Airasia, etc… as well as domestic services between Buon Ma Thuot, Da Lat, Hai Phong, Nha Trang and Pleiku and internationally Guangzhou, Seoul-Incheon, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai-Pudong, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo-Narita. As of November 2006, international departure taxes should be included in the price of your ticket. Local travelers often arrive less than 30 minutes before their flights compare to lager airports; there are also many of shopping center, restaurants/coffee shops opposite the terminal, which offer more choice, if not lower prices, than inside the departure area.
The airport is located within the city, just 3 km south-west of the center of Danang, a 10-minute trip at most. Many travelers now choose to stay in Danang as it is considered as a gateway to Central Vietnam World Heritages Sites: ancient town Hoi An (25-30 min) or Kingdom of Hue (2 hours), MySon Holyland (1-1.5 hours), Phong Nha caves (4 hours).
Current regular and terminated flights serving Da Nang International Airport are as follows
|China Southern Airlines||Charter: Shenzhen|
|Far Eastern Air Transport||Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan|
|Jetstar Pacific Airlines||Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi|
|Lao Airlines||Pakse, Savannakhet, Vientiane|
|SilkAir||Siem Reap, Singapore|
|VietJet Air||Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi|
|Vietnam Airlines||Buon Ma Thuot, Da Lat, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, NhaTrang, Pleiku, Vinh, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Macau, Seoul-Incheon, Siem Reap|
The Reunification Express makes a stop in Danang. Many motorbikes and taxis are available outside of the station. Scheduled arrival and departure times are loosely followed. If you just want to get to Hue, you can also take the ‘local’ train which is slow (about four to four and a half hours from Danang to Hue, with several stops along the way; a private car does it in two with take 2 hours only). If you want to get Hoi An, you take a car with 30 mins.
Train schedule from Danang Station to Hanoi , Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh city (The Reunification Express). You can book train tickets online at your local booking and get instant confirmation.
By private car or bus
Private car, the popular and most convenient service, take you to Hoi An, a short distance from the city. It is of a distance where a car or taxi (little high cost) is better than a motorbike.
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There bus-pass services make stops in Danang, and can be taken to either Hue or further in either direction. Trip takes about three hours with one refreshment stop on the way. The bus uses the tunnel so does not go over the spectacular pass between Da Nang and Hue .
A bus station serves transport to several cities including a few locations in Laos . It has daily bus to Savanakhet,Tha Khek and Vian Tieng in the morning.
Transport to Hoi An
Rent a car with driver to travel from Da Nang airport to Hoi An costs about 30 USD per day for most rental companies in Da Nang . The distance is approximately 30 km and take about 40 minutes. The route is fairly simple and straight forward and takes you along the coastline of Da Nang allowing you an extraordinary experience and view along the beaches to Hoi An. The traffic is light and make sure you bring along a windbreaker or sweater as during the autumn and spring Period the temperature along the coastline can be a little cold. Avoid riding in winter seasons as the wind is particularly strong and rain is particularly frequent.