Getting to Phong Nha

By Plane

 

From Hanoi

Daily flights take you to Dong Hoi from Hanoi . This is the fastest way to get to Dong Hoi from Hanoi, only 1,5 hours.

There are daily flights from  Hanoi to Dong Hoi . Flights are as follows:

  • 8:05 AM – 9:30 AM: VN8591: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: VN1593: Tuesday, Thurday, Saturday
  • 11:10 AM: VJ429: Daily Depatures

There are flights from  Dong Hoi to Hanoi . Flights are as follows:

  • 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM: VN8590: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • 8:50 AM – 9:50 AM: VN1592: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • 1:10 PM – 2:05 PM: VJ428 Daily Departures

Check with  Vietnam Airlines , Vietjet , f or more details.
price varies.

From Saigon

We recommend taking a flight  to Dong Hoi from Saigon. Check with  Vietnam Airlines , Vietjet , and Jetstar for more details.
1h30; price varies

By Train

 

From Hanoi

Night Train is a cheaper option than a flight, but comfortable. We suggest you reserve a soft berth, but remember to bring extra layers … it gets chilly with the air conditioning on full blast! For more information and to buy tickets, We recommend visiting www.baolau.com the website is very easy to navigate & the prices are reasonable.

We would like to recommend the following overnight trains from Hanoi to Dong Hoi

Train No Departs Arrives
SE1 7:30 PM 05:35 AM
SE19 8:10 PM 6:24 AM

 

If you are planning on traveling to Hanoi by train directly after doing a tour, we would recommend organizing a private car prior to the departure of your tour. This will ensure the car is here waiting to take you to the train station in Dong Hoi, this will ensure you catch your train on time.

Overnight train times from Dong Hoi – Hanoi

Train No Departs Arrives
SE4 7:52 PM 5:30 AM

We would however advise you to take a night bus if you are planning on leaving the same day. This is a bit later (21:00 pm) and departs from Phong Nha. 

From Ninh Binh

We would like to recommend the following overnight trains from Ninh Binh  to Dong Hoi

 

Train No Departs Arrives
SE1 9:49 PM 05:35 AM
SE19 10:17 PM 6:24 AM

Overnight train times from Dong Hoi – Ninh Binh

Train No Departs Arrives
SE4 7:52 PM 3:18 AM

We would however advise you to take a night bus if you are planning on leaving the same day. This is a bit later (21:00 pm) and departs from Phong Nha. 

From Hue

The landscape between Hue and Quang Binh Province is gorgeous, so taking a day train between Dong Hoi and Hue is a great choice. For more information and to buy tickets, visit bao lau  .

Train No Departs Arrives
SE2 3:31 PM  6:30 PM
SE10 12:41 PM 3:39 PM

If you are traveling from Dong Hoi to Hue directly after a tour, then we recommend the following option if you do not mind arriving in Hue a bit later in the evening.

Train No Departs Arrives
SE5 7:40 PM 10:42 PM

You will need to arrange your transfer from Phong Nha to Dong Hoi in advance, if you plan on making your train in time.

From Hoi An / Da Nang

The train can take you to Dong Hoi from Danang. For more information and to buy tickets, visit bao lau .

By Bus

 

From Ha Noi

Sleeping buses operated by Hung Thanh, Camel, and Queen bus companies depart from Hanoi at around 19:00 pm.  These buses will arrive very early in the morning at 4:30 am. The buses stop in the centre of the village. Your homestay can arrange pick-up service when you arrive. Please ask your hotel in Hanoi to assist you with purchasing bus tickets. Sleeping  buses take around 10.5 hours to get here & you will have one stop outside Ninh Binh.  
prices vary  but are normally around  250,000 VND

From Ninh Binh

There are 3 sleeping buses that depart from Ninh Binh. Hung Thanh, Camel, and Queen bus.  They all depart at around 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM You can book at your hotel in Ninh Binh. They will be on the same schedule as the buses from Hanoi to stop in the center of Phong Nha village. The price should be around 200,000 VND.

 

From Hue

Local buses will also take you to Phong Nha from Hue. The Tan Nhat  bus departs Hue between 06:30 AM – 07:00 AM and will drop you off in Phong Nha around 12:00 PM. This is a tour but also takes passengers. The cost of this is around 250,000 VND  Tour busses will also take you from Hue to Phong Nha. The DMZ bus leaves Hue at around  2:00 PM and stops in Phong Nha around 6:00 PM with the price of 150,000 VND / person.

Sleeping busses leave Hue around 5:00 PM & arrive in Phong Nha at around 9:00 PM Please ask your hotel in Hue to assist you with purchasing bus tickets. Prices vary but are around 150,000 VND

The Local Bus (Tan Nhat) leaves Phong Nha around 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM from Phong Nha tourism centre. It arrives in Hue at 8:00 PM The cost for this is around 250,000 VND. The DMZ Bus departs at 6:00 AM from Phong Nha to Hue with the price is 150,000 VND / person. With the itinerary that stops by the Vinh Moc Tunnels and Ben Hai River, the price is VND 500,000 / person including transportation fee, entrance fees, and a local guide.

The Sleeping Busses  Hung Thanh, Camel, and Queen bus all leave Phong Nha at 4:00 AM we can assist you in booking this when you arrive here.

From Hoi An / Da Nang

Open tour buses take you from Hoi An or Danang to Phong Nha. They leave in the afternoon and arrive in the centre of Phong Nha at around 09:00 PM. Please ask your hotel in Danang or Hoi An to assist you with purchasing bus tickets.

Local buses will also take you to Phong Nha from Danang. Look for the bus company, Bao Vuong, which departs from the Danang bus station at 13:30 everyday.

By Car

 

From Dong Hoi

The easiest and most comfortable way to get to Phong Nha from Dong Hoi is to take a private car. No matter what time, a driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it so you’ll easily recognise him.
It takes about an hour to get from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha. Prices vary depending on what size the car is needed, Prices start from 600,000 VND one way for a spacious 4 seater.  

You can also hire a motorbike driver to transfer you to Phong Nha , if you do not mind sitting on the motorbike with your luggage for an hour. This is a good way to see some of the beautiful countryside that is around these parts. Talk to a member of staff to install this. Again the driver will meet you any time, holding a sign with your name so they are easy to recognise. Prices start from  250,000 VND

If you choose to take a local bus to Phong Nha, a private car can be arranged to take you to your homestay. The price for this starts from 100,000 VND depending on the size of the car.

From Hue

private car can take you, at your leisure, from Hue to your homestay in Phong Nha. The price varies depending on the size of the car but starts from  2,500,000 VND one way.

From Hoi An / Da Nang

private car can take you, at your leisure, from Danang or Hoi An to your homestay in Phong Nha. Prices vary on the size of the car but begin at
3,200,000 VND (Danang) 6h; or 3,700,000 VND (Hoi An) 6h30