By bus the journey from Hanoi to Hoi An is scheduled to take between 16 hours 30 minutes and 19 hours 30 minutes depending upon which bus service you take. Travel by direct bus takes about the same time as travelling by train via Da Nang and then taking a local bus service to Hoi An.
Bus Times from Hanoi to Hoi An
There are currently 4 direct services a day from Hanoi to Hoi An available to book online.
|17:40||13:10||$ 22||VIP Sleeper 41||Grouptour|
|17:50||13:20||$ 22||VIP Sleeper 41||Grouptour|
|18:00||13:30||$ 22||VIP Sleeper 41||Grouptour|
|18:30||11:00||$ 18||Sleeper||Queen Cafe Bus|
Buy Tickets from Hanoi to Hoi An
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Hanoi Bus Stop
Grouptour services from Hanoi to Hoi An depart from the Grouptour office at No. 16 Hang Chinh Street.
Hoi An Bus Stop
Grouptour services from Hanoi to Hoi An terminate at 125-123 Tôn Đức Thắng, Tân An, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam.
About Travel to Hoi An
Hoi An’s Old Town area is a massively popular tourist attraction which has been granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Hoi An has a long history. The town is believed to have been established in the 1st Century AD and rose to prominence as the main trading port of the Cham Empire during the 7th to 10th Centuries, at that time the trade was in spice and ceramics. Hoi An rose to prominence again during the 16th to 18th Centuries as trading port and during this period settlers from Japan and Europe came live in Hoi An. Many of the historic buildings which have survived intact are from that later period.
It’s free to enter Hoi An’s Old Town area, and there are hotels and guesthouses where you can stay overnight in the historic old town as well as restaurants and bars. At night the Old Town is very lively during the tourist season, particularly during the monthly Full Moon Lantern Festival.
A fee does though need to be paid to visit some of the old buildings and hisotric sites in Hoi An. There are five groups of attractions you need to pay to enter:
- Museums: Hoi An Old Town has 4 museums including the Museum of Hoi An History and Culture and the Museum of Sa Huynh Culture, which focusses on the early history of Hoi An.
- Old Houses: Four very old family homes have been opened to the public. The families who own the houses still live there and allow visitors to see inside the houses, which are partially filled with museum type displays.
- Assembly Halls: Hoi An’s expatriate communities used these halls as meeting places. They were once the focal point for people from specific regions in China who formed support groups for other Chinese people from their home town or region.
- Historic Sites: Hoi An has two main hsitorical sites, a Japanese style covered bridge and a 15th Century Chinese temple.
- Craft Centres: Performances of local folk dancing and craftsmanship are held frequenctly during the tourist season at Hoi An Art Craft Manufacturing Workshop and Hoi An Traditional Art Performance House.