How to Get from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills
The Ba Na Hills, labelled as ‘Vietnam’s own Disneyland’ is one of the most famous tourist destinations of Vietnam. With picturesque views, distinctive gothic architecture and a world-renowned fantasy theme park, it is easy to see why. Due to being only 25 kilometres apart there is a great range of transport options from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills. These include private cars, shuttle buses, guided tours and the Vietnamese way, motorbike. With this array of transport options comes a lot of prices, locations and journey lengths to take into consideration. Hidden knows how overwhelming all this information can be! So we have put together a useful summary guide on how to get from Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills.
Originally founded by the French in the early 1900s as a cool climate getaway resort almost 1,500 metres above sea level, Ba Na Hills boasts stunning views over Da Nang city. Despite its great elevation and surrounding forestry, you don’t need to put on your hiking boots to reach Ba Na Hills. The world’s longest and highest cable car takes you to the views up-top in under 20 minutes. There is plenty to do at the Ba Na Hills from visiting the Golden Hand Bridge to dining in world-class restaurants. Read our ‘Complete guide to visiting Ba Na Hills’ article for all the details.
Getting from Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills
|Mode||Journey Time||Price (VND)||Price (USD)|
|Mini Bus (return journey)||1 to 1.5 hours||130,000||5.60|
|Shuttle Bus (return journey)||1 to 1.5 hours||600,000 (Adult)|
Private Car (return journey including waiting time at Ba Na Hills)
|45 minutes each-way||Approximately 780,000||Approximately 34|
|Taxi (one way)||45 minutes||300,000 to 400,000||15 to 17|
|Easy Rider Tour||All day with multiple stops||1,150,000 to 1,840,000||50 to 80|
|Guided Tour||All day with multiple stops||1,184,000 (Adult)|
|Private Transfer from Da Nang Airport (one way)||Approximately 1 hour||3 person vehicle 390,000 |
5 person vehicle 465,000
12 person vehicle 550,000
|3 person vehicle 17
5 person vehicle 20
12 person vehicle 24
|Private Transfer from Da Nang Airport (return with pickup, waiting time and drop off at your hotel in Da Nang)||Approximately 1 hour to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang Airport|
Approximately 1 hour from Ba Na Hills to Da Nang City Centre
|3 person vehicle 805,000|
5 persona vehicle 920,000
10 person vehicle 1,150,000
|3 person vehicle 35
5 person vehicle 40
10 person vehicle 50
Bus from Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills
There are currently no public buses from Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills. However, ‘Da Nang Green’ offers the option of travelling via a 16 seater mini-bus. This comes with additional benefits including, a pick-up and drop-off service at your hotel, a free bottle of water and all children under 1-metre tall travel completely free. The return bus journey costs 130,000 VND (5.60 USD) per person.
Booking this mini-bus is relatively straightforward and can be done through their website or their WhatsApp. Due to other travellers also travelling on the bus, there is no flexibility on timings. The pick-up time is normally between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., arriving at Ba Na Hills for approximately 9 a.m. The return bus does not leave Ba Na Hills until 4.30 p.m. allowing plenty of time to explore all the attractions, beauty and adventure it has to offer.
Website – Address: 376 Nguyen Tri Phuong– Price: Adult 130,000 VND (5.60 USD), Child (under 1 metre tall) Free – Duration: approximately 1-hour one-way Booking: Book via their website
Night Combo Shuttle Bus
If you are interested in a slightly different experience of Ba Na Hills, the night combo ticket may be just the thing for you. Introduced in July 2019, the Ba Na night combo costs just 600,000 VND (26 USD) per person for adults and 425,000 VND (18 USD) for children. This deal not only includes a free roundtrip shuttle bus from Da Nang centre (making the journey a whole lot simpler!), but also the admission for the cable car rides, a buffet and one litre of beer or one beverage at the Beer Plaza.
Enjoy Visiting the Ba Na Hills with Fewer Crowds
But the only catch is that this deal only offers entry between the hours of 4.p.m to 10.p.m, which limits the amount of time for experiencing the Ba Na Hills. But if you would enjoy visiting Ba Na Hills at a time that is much more slow-paced, with fewer crowds and smaller queues this could be the best travel option for you.
Hidden Hint: If you stand on the peak of Ba Na Hills after sunset, you get a magical view of Da Nang city lit up below.
The shuttle bus departs from Asia Park in Da Nang city centre at 3.p.m and 3.30.p.m. The drop off point is located outside Ba Na Hills city gate, where the return shuttle bus departs at both 9.30.p.m and 10.30.p.m. All you need to do is to reserve a seat on the shuttle bus and pay for the night combo ticket when you arrive at Ba Na Hills. Reserve by phone or email (+84) 905766777 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hidden Hint: There are currently only two bus schedule times for the return journey. Make sure you are on time or you will have to arrange your own transportation back to Da Nang
Taxi or FastGo/Grab from Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills
If you are looking for the most convenient way of travelling to the Ba Na Hills, consider hiring a taxi. A great option, especially if you decide to spontaneously take the trip or are waiting on the weather. We understand the frustration of sometimes wanting to get somewhere as quickly as possible, without set pick-up times and itineraries. Whilst Da Nang taxis are almost always reliable and taxi scams are rare, there are a few things to be aware of before making the journey by taxi.
Despite taxis being readily available in Da Nang, especially around hotels or tourist attractions, we advise not to hail a taxi on the street. By doing this, it is likely to increase the cost of your journey significantly. To avoid this negotiate a flat rate before departure or there are plenty of other ways to hire a taxi. If you are staying in a hotel or hostel, ask reception to call one for you. Alternatively, you can call them yourself. The main taxi company used in Da Nang is Mai Linh (+84 511 356 5656).
Hidden Hint: Remember to arrange a return journey. Not doing so could leave you in the sticky situation of being overcharged by a local taxi, especially being located in a somewhat isolated tourist hotspot.
Mobile ride hailing apps such as FastGo and Grab often offer cheaper prices and can be hired wherever you are located, at a time that suits you. A FastGo or Grab 4-seater car costs on average between 300,000 VND to 400,000 VND (15 to 17 USD) one-way. You can also rent a FastGo or Grab bike which are considerably cheaper. All you need to do is download the FastGo or Grab app to your phone and start using it as soon as you wish to book a ride.
Hiring a Private Car from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills
If you don’t want the stress of booking or waiting around for taxis or buses, then hiring a private car to get from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills may be just what you are looking for. Very similar to renting a taxi but considerably less expensive. A private car offers the convenience of picking up and dropping you off right outside your hotel. It also allows you the flexibility to decide how long you wish to spend in Ba Na Hills. So there’s no frustration trying to sort a ride back as your driver will either be waiting for you in the carpark or will have arranged a time to pick you up.
Renting a private car comes with additional comfort, convenience and flexibility benefits. This often also extends to a bottle of water for the journey, aircon and help purchasing tickets on arrival at the Ba Na Hills. In Vietnam, renting a private car is exceptionally cheap, especially when travelling with a much larger group where the price can be split. However, depending on the company you choose to book with, the prices vary. Renting a private car from Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills should take approximately 45 minutes to one hour. One company that offers this service is Da Nang Transfer.
Da Nang Transfer Private Car
Website – Price: Adult 780,000 VND (34 USD) return trip for maximum 3 people including driver waiting time at Ba Na Hills – Duration: Approximately 45 minutes – Booking: Via their website
Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills by Motorbike
With Ba Na Hills only 25km from Da Nang, driving their by motorbike is an easy option. The roads are generally well maintained, especially as you make the final approach to Ba Na, and there is free motorbike parking close to the ticket office. The roads leaving Da Nang city centre are busy at any time of day with bikes, busses and trucks so this would not be an easy ride for a novice.
The route from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills is fairly simple. Starting from My Khe Beach you follow Vo Van Kiet street inland across the Dragon Bridge. When you reach Da Nang Airport, turn right onto Nguyen Tri Phuong and then left onto Dien Bien Phu. From here you will be able to follow signs to Ba Na Hills as you continue West on Ton Duc Thang, Hoang Van Thai and finally Ba Na Soui Mo.
Hidden Hint: On arrival at Sun World Ba Na Hills, staff direct you to parking depending upon your vehicle. Motorbikes are guided to free sheltered parking only minutes from the ticket office.
Hiring a bike in Vietnam is mostly straightforward, with most rental companies extremely helpful in terms of assisting in getting started. In order to ensure you get the most out of your biking journey, Hidden recommends going with a reputable rental company, which often offer a 24/7 helpline, quality bikes and parts and on-road repair costs cover. If you need some more information on riding or hiring a bike in Vietnam, read Hidden’s Introductory Guide to Motorbike Rental in Vietnam.
Easy Rider Tour from Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills
Want the thrill of travelling by motorbike from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills but would like to avoid planning routes? Then an easy rider tour is a great option. You’ll have your very own personal tour guide who doubles up as a motorbike driver! You can join either on their bike or follow on your own. In other words you getthe buzz which only two-wheeled driving offers without the stress of navigation.
If you would like a guided tour with an added sense of thrill then consider Mr Quang’s Easy Rider Tour. This tour will not only take you to Ba Na Hills but also to surrounding minority villages, museums and other points of interest. All whilst enjoying the stunning scenery which can only be enjoyed when travelling by motorbike.
Mr Quang Easy Rider
Website – Address: 14 Nguyễn Thị Thập, Thanh Khê Tây, Thanh Khê, Đà Nẵng 550000 – Price: Passenger on Easy Rider Bike 1,150,000 VND (50 USD), Following the Easy Rider Guide with rental, helmet and gas 1,840,000 VND (80 USD) – Duration: 8.a.m to 5.p.m – Booking: Via their website or email
Guided Tour from Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills has a great tourist infrastructure, with multilingual maps, signposts and helpful staff. However, if you would rather have a pre-planned itinerary with food and tickets included then a guided tour may be best for you. There are multiple tour companies throughout Da Nang. There are also plenty of travel agents who also provide tours so you have plenty of options. Most tours will provide similar itineraries with stops at notable popular areas. Entry tickets, pick up and drop off and lunch are all inclusive of most prices. Prices start at around 1,150,000 VND (50 USD) per person. Hidden thinks Klook.com offer good value tours with great reviews to match. However there are other companies offering similar great tours.
Hidden Hint: Speak to your Hotel reception for advice on booking a tour to Ba Na Hills, some have special offers for their guests.
Klook.com’s tour includes a stop at the Golden Bridge and the Linh Ung Pagoda. Here you can see the iconic 27 metre Buddha statue. Then a visit to Debay Wine Cellar for some Vietnamese wine tasting. Following thsi there’s time to explore the Ba Na Hills Fantasy Park. Along with visiting the attractions at Ba Na Hills you also get a Vietnamese lunch buffet, entrance tickets and both pick up and drop off from your hotel in Da Nang.
Klook.com Guided Tour
Website – Price: Adult 1,184,000 VND (51 USD), Child (1 to 1.4 m) 905,000 (39 USD) – Duration: 8.30.a.m to 5.30.p.m – Booking: Via their website
Da Nang Airport to the Ba Na Hills
If you are flying directly into Central Vietnam it is more than likely that you fly into Da Nang Airport. Located only 25 kilometres from the medieval castles, world-class restaurants and iconic landmarks of Ba Na Hills. Therefore travelling to Ba Na Hills soon after touching ground in Central Vietnam is easy. Refer to our summary table for details on travelling from Da Nang Airport to Ba Na Hills (the prices are the same)
The most efficient way of getting to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang Airport is by private transport. A private booked transfer takes approximately one hour. Hidden recommends using either Klook or Taxi Da Nang Airport. Klook have one-way transfers starting from 390,000 VND (17 USD) for a three-person vehicle. 460,000 VND (20 USD) for a five-person vehicle and 550,000 VND (24 USD) for a 12 person vehicle. These prices are all for a one-way journey to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang Airport.
Taxi Da Nang Airport provide return transfers from Da Nang Airport to Ba Na Hills. The driver waits for you to complete your excursion and then drops you off at your hotel in Da Nang. Prices start from 805,000 (35 USD) for a three-person vehicle. 920,000 VND (40 USD) for a five-person vehicle and 1,150,000 (50 USD) for a ten-person vehicle. All their vehicles include free wifi and have English speaking drivers.
Klook.com Private Transfer
Website – Price: 390,000 VND (17 USD) for a three-person vehicle, 460,000 VND (20 USD) for a five-person vehicle and 550,000 VND (24 USD) for a 12 person vehicle for a one-way journey Duration: Approximately 1 hour – Booking: Via website
Taxi Da Nang Airport Private Transfer
Website Address: 123 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Hải Châu 1, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000 – Price: 805,000 (35 USD) for a three-person vehicle. 920,000 VND (40 USD) for a four-person vehicle and 1,150,000 (50 USD) for a ten-person vehicle Duration: Approximately 1 hour Booking: Via website
Taxi, Fast/Go and Grab
If you do not have the chance to book a private transfer from Da Nang Airport there are regular taxis outside the arrivals gate. They cost you in the region of 300,000 to 400,000 VND (13 to 17 USD) one way. An additional way to book a taxi is via Grab or Fast Go. They are super easy and safe ways of booking rides in Vietnam. Download their app onto your phone and simply request a pick up to your location. A one-way journey in a three-person vehicle costs in the region of 300,000 to 380,000 VND (13 to 16 USD).
If you would prefer to take the DIY route, driving yourself to Ba Na Hills by motorbike is also possible. Many of the motorbike rental companies in Da Nang offer delivery of your preferred motorbike to Da Nang Airport upon your arrival. Daily hire costs around 140,000 to 185,000 VND (4 to 8 USD). The journey takes approximately 45 minutes depending on speed and traffic. It takes you through the stunning Bach Ma National Park where the Ba Na Hills is located.
Leave Da Nang Airport onto Điện Biên Phủ heading west with the road merging onto QL1A. When approaching the fork in the road, veer left onto Bà Nà Suối Mơ . Stay on for approximately 8 kilometres before entering Bach Ma National Park. When entering the National Park follow the same road for approximately 18 kilometres. It takes you down a winding route with stunning sea views and vast forestry. Along the route through Bach Ma National Park there are signs indicating the location of Ba Na Hills. There are likely to be other vehicles heading in the same direction. Many taxis, bus tours and private cars also heading to this incredibly popular tourist destination.
Storing your Luggage at Ba Na Hills
Don’t worry if you have luggage with you! There is no need to be lugging around your bags with free storage facilities available at Ba Na Hills. The storage facility has no size limit and is located to the right of the ticket booth. They provide you with a numbered ticket linking you to your luggage. It is privately stored under camera surveillance at the ticket office. The luggage storage desk is open from 8.a.m to 9.p.m.
Hidden Hint: Speaking to your hotel prior to your arrival in Vietnam to see if they provide a pickup service from Da Nang Airport with a direct transfer service to the Ba Na Hills.
Due to the huge popularity of the Ba Na Hills, there are plenty of different transport options available from Da Nang. They cover all needs and budgets. From riding along the coast and through mountainous national parks to guided tours with wine tasting and buffet lunches. So whatever sort of journey you are looking for, it is available.
If you are part of a larger group getting a private car is likely to be worthwhile in terms of cost and time. Especially when hotel pick up and drop off is also included. Solo travellers can easily make use of the shuttle bus service or a guided tour (whether that is by bike or bus!) Each coming with its own unique perks. If you do not have time to book ahead getting a FastGo or Grab are reasonably priced options and almost instantly available.
Hidden strongly recommends that you make sure you use a reputable company to get to the Ba Na Hills. If you are unsure we are more than happy to assist, just get in touch! Ba Na Hills is more than worth making the journey for. So if you have the time whilst in Da Nang, make sure you get there.
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