How To Get To Phong Nha

How To Get To Phong Nha

Finding out how to travel from and to Phong Nha might be a hassle if you are unfamiliar with navigating through Vietnamese Google search results! Therefore we’ve summed it up below. At the bottom of the page you can find a map in which we’ve pinpointed all our locations including; The Heritage By Nigh Hotel, All Caves, Ticket Office & More!


There are three major bus companies that organize night busses driving from Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Da Nang: Hung Thanh, Queen Cafe and Camel Travel. Tickets can be obtained at hostel and hotel receptions in every major city in Vietnam. The prices may differ per location of purchase, our price list is displayed below:

Departure From: Hanoi
– Daily departure
– 220,000 VND

Departure From: Hue
– Daily departure
– 150,000 VND

Departure From: Hoi An
– Daily departure
– 200,000

Departure From: Ho Chi minh
– Daily departure
– 650,000/700,000/830,000 VND

Departure From: Cat Ba
– Daily departure
– 500,000 VND

Departure From: Sapa
– Daily departure
– 400,000 VND

Departure From: Ha Long Bay
– Daily departure
– 300,000 VND

Departure From: Nha Trang
– Daily departure
– 500,000/610,000/630,000/650,000/700,000/830,000 VND

Departure From: Mui Ne
– Daily departure
– 610,000 VND

Departure From: Dalat
– Daily departure
– 500,000 VND

Departure From: Phong Nha
– Daily departure to all locations mentioned above
– Price equals all prices mentioned above

Contact Information:

HUNG THANH Limited Company
Add: No.8, Tam Trinh, Minh Khai, Hai Ba Trung Dist, Ha Noi
Tel (04.36337575 – 36337614
Website: http://hungthanhtravel.vn

Adres: Nguyễn Thái Học, tp. Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
Tel:+84 54 3829 456



Another slightly more expensive way to travel to Phong Nha is to take the plane to Dong Hoi and then travel by bus to Phong Nha. Or use one of our pick up services (50 USD both ways).

Ticket prices:
Hanoi > Dong Hoi: 850,000 ~  1,500,000
Ho Chi Minh > Dong Hoi: 999,999 ~ 3,000,000

Tickets can be booked online at:

2. At Vietnam-Airlines booking offices
3. Usually tour operators sell airplane tickets! (slightly more expensive)


The nearest train station is located in Dong Hoi City, trains pass this station major cities in the country. The tickets can be booked at the train station or online at

Ticket prices:
Hanoi – Dong Hoi (10 Hours): $34 ~ $53 (multiple daily departure times)
Ho Chi Minh – Dong Hoi (23 Hours):  $52 ~ $84 (multiple daily departure times)
Da Nang – Dong Hoi (6 Hours): $24 ~ $38 (multiple daily departure times)
Hue – Dong Hoi (3 Hours): $20 ~ $38 (multiple daily departure times)
Nha Trang – Dong Hoi (15 Hours): $40 ~ $59 (multiple daily departure times)
Ninh Binh – Dong Hoi (8 Hours): $30 ~  $44 (multiple daily departure times)


Transportation Within Phong Nha

Every location in the Phong Nha village can basically reached by foot as the village itself is not that big. However, most of the tourism sites in the area are located inside the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and are difficult to reach by foot, bicycle & motorbike. Therefore we recommend joining one of the tours for easy transportation.
However, the Phong Nha-Ke Bang Tourism Center is able to arrange tour vans for group transportation. Anyone who would like to use this service should contact the Phong Nha-Ke Bang Tourism Center at least one day in advance! For more information and prices call 0084919167246 or email at or

Motorbike & Bicycle Rental

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang Tourism Center can arrange any type of transportation within the Phong Nha area. Transfers from and to the Dong Hoi airport can be arranged for $50 per group for both ways and $25 for single way.

Bicycle Rental
Bicycles can be rented at several spots in Phong Nha village, however, at the Heritage By Night Hotel we offer a sharp price of only 100,000 VND per bicycle. If our bikes are not available on the desired day our staff will recommend another place where bikes can be rented.
Moreover, if you are interested in driving a bicycle in the Phong Nha area or Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park we highly suggest you take a look at the Boat & Bike Tour, for more information about this tour click here.

Motorbike Rental
Just like bicycle rental, bike rental is very popular in the Phong Nha area. The average price for renting a motorbike is 160,000 VND per day. Many shops have signs saying “bike rental” or “motor-bike rental”.  The staff at the Heritage By Night Hotel can point you in the right direction.

Tip: Before taking the motorbike check any damage and report it to the seller, this way you make sure that you won’t be charged for damage that was already there.

Map & Directions

Map Phong Nha Area


We are located 47 kilometres from Dong Hoi, which is the nearest big city. Phong Nha can be easily reached by car and motorbike from any direction. For back-packers travelling by motor-bike we suggest staying on the HCM trail and avoid the Highway 1 as much as possible. However, sometimes it can not be avoided.

We are located near the HCM-East Trail, take the exit when you see the big hollywood-like sign saying “Phong Nha-Ke Bang”. Arriving at night? No problem the sign is big and lit up at night. It can not be missed.

For custom directions and tips on how to get here don’t hesitate to call the hotline: (+84) 0919167246 (emergencies: 01887085172), or email us at

Map Phong Nha Village


See you soon!