BEST WAYS TO TRAVEL FROM HUE TO PHONG NHA – KE BANG

Phong Nha Cave is one of the most attractive destinations in Quang Binh province. Located about 180 km to the North of Quang Binh, Hue is a great stop for tourists before getting to Phong Nha. Tourists can travel from Hue to Phong Nha by any means of transportation as private car, bus, motorbike or train. Certainly, this will be an interesting experience.

TRAVEL BY TRAIN FROM HUE TO PHONG NHA

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Train is one of the most popular ways to travel from Hue to Phong Nha. Traveling by train is not only cheap but also comfortable. Besides, tourists can experience the feeling of sleeping on the train. This is an interesting memory.

Tourists can come to Phong Nha through the night train from Hue to Dong Hoi (Quang Binh). You should start at the Hue train station at night so that you enjoy the cool weather in Dong Hoi early in the morning. From Dong Hoi train station, tourists can hire a bus or taxi to get to Phong Nha. Then you will have much time to check in hotels and visit Phong Nha cave.

Itinerary

Some experiences when traveling by train from Hue to Phong Nha.

      1.     Travel by train from Hue to Dong Hoi: There are about 5 trains from Hue to Dong Hoi. They depart every day and will take you about 3 – 3.5 hours. You can buy train tickets online from the official website of Vietnam Railways or buy at Hue train Station (address: 2 Bui Thi Xuan street, Hue, Vietnam). Remember to choose: From “Hue” to “Đồng Hới”. Price depends on type of seats (hard seat and soft seat, beds). The price range is from 100.000 VND to 250.000 VND[1]
      2.     Take a bus from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha: Phong Nha cave is about 45km from Dong Hoi. It takes about 1.5 hours by bus to Phong Nha. It is about 1.4 km from Dong Hoi station to Nam Ly bus station which is the nearest one or any bus-stop on Tran Hung Dao Street. Tourists can walk or hire a taxi to get there. Then you can catch the local bus to Phong Nha. The bus ticket is 35.000 VND per person.
ProsCons

Cheap and stable ticket price

Safe

Comfortable

Punctual

It is easy to book ticket

Time consuming

Cannot stop half way

Noisy

Lack of privacy

GETTING FROM HUE TO PHONG NHA BY BUS

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Travel by bus from Hue to Phong Nha is a unique experience. There are two type of buses that you can choose. They are a local bus and open bus, but open bus is better. The first, the open bus helps you save money. The second, tourists will be completely initiative on departure time, stop time and entertainment activities. The last, it is equipped with modern facilities such as air conditioning, cold towels, water, blankets, wifi, etc.

Reliable Open Bus

The Sinh Tourist bus– one of the most famous open buses in Hue: The ticket from Hue to Phong Nha is 260.000 VND per person.  It departs at 6:30 A.M in 37 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hue city and arrives in Phong Nha at 11:30 A.M. This is a perfect choice if you want to visit the Phong Nha Cave in the afternoon.

DMZ bus: Tourists can catch the bus at 60 Le Loi Street, Hue city. The bus departs at 14:00 and arrives at 21:00 in Phong Nha. The cost is 500.000 VND per person including tourist guide.

Tan Nhat Bus: The bus departs from 1A Hung Vuong Street at 7:00 am and arrive in Phong Nha at 11:00 a.m. The price is 250,000 VND per person.

ProsCons

Budget-friendly

Safe

Reduce the traffic jam and pollution

Convenient

Noisy

Lack of privacy

Cannot stop half way

JOIN IN A MOTORBIKE TOUR

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Traveling from Hue to Phong Nha by motorbike will bring you an exciting and unexpected experience that other means of transportation do not have. You can also enjoy the beauty of many attractive places on the way from Hue to Phong Nha. If you are adventurous people, do not hesitate to join in a motorcycle tour.

Recommended tour

The one of the best motorbike tour from Hue to Phong Nha is the Hue Motorbike Tour. Tourists will have a chance to experience the feeling of riding motorbike with the lead of a tour guide.[2]

The tour price is 130 USD (approximately 2.990.000 VND) per person for 2 days tour. The price include 1 night hotel, water and petro. In particular, they pick you at your hotel and their rider speak English well. If you need any further information, please contact on email: anhhuemotorbiketour@gmail.com[3]

In addition, tourists will visit to many famous attractions: Long Hung Church, Quang Tri Old Citadel, Ben Hai river, Hien Luong bridge, Cua Tung Queen Beach, Vinh Moc tunnel, Doc Mieu Firebase, Truong Son Cemetery, Khe Sanh, Sa Mu pass, Lang Ho village, etc . However, it requires you have a good health to finish the tour.

ProsCons

Enjoy many attractions on the way

Take initiative

Amazing experience

Comfortable

Dangerous

Require good health

Expensive

Time consuming

HIRING HUE PRIVATE CAR

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Private car is a perfect choice for those who want to have private space. It is one of the popular options for tourists traveling from Hue to Phong Nha. You will have a chance to visit famous places on the way such as La Vang Church, Hien Luong bridge – Ben Hai river, Vinh Moc tunnel,…. and get some useful information about these places from drivers.

Hue is about 220 km from Phong Nha. It takes about 4 hours to there. Therefore, private car equipped with modern facilities is a great option. It will help you relax and take many beautiful pictures on the way.

The price for Hue private car is reasonable in comparison with other means. It depends on number of members and the type of car you choose such as 4 seats, 8 seats, 16 seats, etc.

Best Hue private car service

ILoveVietnamTour[4] provide the Hue private car helping you go to everywhere in our beautiful country. The price will depend on the attractions on the way and other tours discount. We can be really flexible time for organizing to make you feel comfortable in your holiday. Additionally, we also can have our tour guide for you if you request us.

If you want to book ticket or need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact IloveVietnamtour through 

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Or let’s check out Hue car service[5]. We believe that you will have an unforgettable experience with our team.

ProsCons

Safe

Save time

Convenient and confortable

Private

Can be costly if travel alone

To conclude, whether traveling by any means, the journey from Hue to Phong Nha is a memorable journey for tourists. You will admire the beauty of the scenery on the way and especially you will visit and explore the mysterious Phong Nha cave.  Let’s join in our team to have a nice trip. Welcome!

References

  1. ^ official website of Vietnam Railways (dsvn.vn)
  2. ^ Hue Motorbike Tour.  (huemotorbiketour.com)
  3. ^ anhhuemotorbiketour@gmail.com (ilovevietnamtour.com)
  4. ^ ILoveVietnamTour (ilovevietnamtour.com)
  5. ^ Hue car service (ilovevietnamtour.com)

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