Getting to & From Dong Hoi

Our nearest train station and airport are in Dong Hoi, about 40km from Phong Nha and your options for getting between Phong Nha and Dong Hoi are Private transfer, local taxi or local bus. If you are booking a long distance bus, get one that comes directly to Phong Nha, not to Dong Hoi.

Local Bus

Departs regularly, is very cheap but takes around 90 minutes. It can drop you off opposite Easy Tiger Hostel. You can get the bus from outside the Nam Ly bus station (Ben Xe Nam Ly) or any bus-stop on Tran Hung Dao street with a blue and white sign at the location The bus is a green and yellow bus, the bus number is  B4 and says Dong Hoi – Hoan Lao – Phong Nha across the windscreen.

The bus departs from Dong Hoi at 05h30, 05h45, 07h10, 08h00, 09h00, 10h00, 11h00, 13h00, 14h00, 15h00, 16h00, 17h00
The bus departs from Phong Nha at 05h30, 06h00, 07h10, 08h10, 09h10, 10h10,11h10,13h10,14h10,15h10, 16h10, 17h05

Private Transfer

We can arrange a private car to pick you up from/take you to Dong Hoi. The cost of the transfer is shared by the number of people arriving/leaving.

The price of transfer, between Dong Hoi and Phong Nha, per person is:

1 passenger – 500,000vnd each
2 passengers – 250,000vnd each
3 passengers – 170,000vnd each
4 or more passengers – 125,000vnd each

We always try to get more people in the car if arriving at the same time to make it cheaper. To book a pickup from Dong Hoi need to know how and when you arrive, including your flight number or train number, to arrange transport to Phong Nha. Please confirm with us once you have bought your tickets as well as supplying your mobile number if you have one, in case there are any delays.

Local taxi

There are more taxis available in Dong Hoi now and competition is bringing the prices down. Barter them down to between 400,000vnd and 500,000vnd. Local taxis have been known to ask for between 600,000vnd and 1,000,000vnd in the past, so make sure you agree a reasonable price before you set out.

Motorbike Taxi

A fair price for a motorbike taxi from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha is between 200,000vnd and 250,000vnd. Fine for a sunny day, but we don’t suggest you take one at night.

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