Most Da Nang city hotels are no more than 25 minutes, and Hoi An hotels just 45 minutes travel time from our city international & domestic arrival halls! This is most definitely NOT London Heathrow, Changi, Sydney or LAX – but ‘Da Nang International’, our modest, modern and increasingly busy ‘city center’ airport which is the gateway to central Vietnam for the majority of our visitors from overseas.
With direct flying times of under 90 minutes from Hanoi or Ho Chi Min City and less than 2 hours from Hong Kong, Bangkok & Siem Reap (less than 3 hours from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur), Da Nang is becoming the destination of choice by more & more savvy travellers!
With such short hotel transfer times on arrival, the most cost cost-effective journey is by metered taxi – Vinasun or Mai Linh are pretty professional companies and some drivers can speak a little English. There is no Uber in Da Nang, they were bought out by ‘Grab’ fairly recently. You can buy a Vietnamese sim card in the airport for about $US7 to use the Grab app on arrival.
Private Transfers companies offer extra cost ‘meet & greet’ services but can be a good option – using modern, clean and air-conditioned vehicles. Many of the Private Transfer companies have started to understand the basic requirements of Vietnam’s important overseas visitors – like safety, child seats, moving their hand off the horn button, no-smoking and keeping their mobile phone switched off (not always the case with some taxis!).
Some hotels do offer private transfer or private driver services which can be a great profit maker for the hotel but not necessarily the best value for their guest. Worth checking out if time is limited.
My multi-day Private Tour Packages usually include Da Nang airport ‘meet & greet’ with hotel transfers. Please contact me if you have queries about this.