Hue airport transfer by car – by motorbike – by taxi
Phu Bai airport operates every day. If you are coming from Hanoi, Vietnam Airline will bring you to Phu Bai Airport. Jetstar is the only airline that offers transfer from Da Lat to Hue. You will have more options if you are coming from Ho Chi Minh since Vietjet, Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar all operate flights to Hue airport.
Hue airport is 15 kilometers south of Hue city. Getting to the city center of Hue from Hue airport will only take around 30 minutes. Hue airport to city center is just like other airports in Vietnam, multiple options travelers can choose from for Hue airport transfers.
(Noi Bai airport map – Hue airport transfer)
The airport provides a shuttle bus which is 50,000 VND – 60,000 VND. It is the cheapest option to get to the city and suitable if you are traveling alone and traveling light. Though there are only few buses and they get full immediately so waiting time might be long and a little inconvenient in a hot city like Hue.Since there would be other people on the shuttle bus, travel agencies may not know how many luggage one traveler can have, thus, this may cause inconvenience to other travelers. The shuttle bus goes to all hotels/hostels where your fellow passengers are going to stay so your travel time will be longer.
You can take xe om or motorbike taxi for only 120,000 VND – 150,000 VND. Make sure you made an agreement with the driver before getting on the motorbike to prevent from getting ripped off. This option is perfect if you are traveling light. It is hard to get on a motorbike with a lot of luggage. Not recommendable with persons with back problem.
For convenience, most of the travelers opt to take taxi instead. Hailing a taxi is not that difficult when you are in Hue airport. There is a taxi lane and you won’t have to walk that far to get one. It will cost you around 220,000 VND – 250,000 VND. It is recommended to use most trusted taxi company like Mai Linh to make sure they will run meter for you and will not take you around just to prolong your journey and get charged higher.
Another option is taking a private car with an English speaking driver for 220,000 VND. This Hue airport transfer option is highly recommended for traveling couple and/or family. This is considered a ripped-off free option since you are protected with the agreement with the travel agency. You can call/message a travel agency once you get to the airport for transfer. Or better if you book your Hue airport transfer before your arrival to be more convenient. Do not forget to provide your flight details while booking so the driver will be able to prepare Welcome Board with your name which you will see once you reach the arrival area. This will also help the driver check if you have arrived or your flight got delayed so he will know that he needs to wait more for you.
Getting back to Hue airport from the city is a little easier because you can just let your receptionist do the work for you. Prices may or may not be the same due to additional charges the hotel/hostel will add so you can either visit a travel agency around the corner or you can visit travel websites and email or call them. It will be more convenient and usually smooth process.