As if Hoi An with its buttercup ancient buildings and lantern-lit streets didn’t have fantasy and magic enough, Hoi An Shuttle Bus recently emerged out of nowhere as yet another enchanting touch.
Matching the characteristics and hues of Hoi An Old Town, these electric, amber-colored, vintage-themed buses not only provide a cheap and effective way to get around, they are part of a push to make Hoi An transport more environmentally-friendly and pedestrian-safe.
It’s great fun to hop on, hop off or take a tour on these cartoon-like buses with neatly capped drivers at the helm as they silently convey you around town.
The Hoi An Shuttle Bus company is new to Hoi An and still developing its service. Therefore, please check their Facebook Page for any last-minute updates.
Hoi An Shuttle Bus Services
Hoi An Shuttle Bus operates three types of services: bus, taxi and tour.
Use it like a Hoi An Bus
This service is temporarily closed
The Hoi An City Shuttle Bus route departs four times per day from 1a Hoang Dieu (Corner Hoang Dieu & Phan Chau Trinh Streets) and returns via An Bang to Song Hoai Square near the Japanese Bridge. Whilst the official stops are 1a Hoang Dieu, An Bang Beach and Song Hoai Square, you can pretty much hop on or hop off as you please. If your hotel is on the tour route, you can send them a Facebook message and they will pick you up. The City Bus Tour encompasses many popular sightseeing spots around Hoi An. See our map for details.
Hoi An Bus Stops & Time:
Price per person/trip 20,000 VND.
|1a Hoang Dieu||9am, 10.30am, 3.30pm; 4.30pm|
|An Bang Beach||9.40am, 11.10am, 4.10pm; 5.10pm|
|Song Hoai Square||10.10am, 11.40am, 4.40pm; 5.40pm|
Use it like a Hoi An Taxi
Order an entire shuttle bus like you would a Hoi An taxi – it’ll pick up at your address and take you anywhere in Hoi An. The electric shuttle buses hold six to eight people.
Price ranges between 50,000 – 150,000 VND depending on distance and bus size. Contact Hoi An Shuttle Bus for price if traveling more than 10 kilometers.
|Location||Km||Price (VND) : 6-Seater Shuttle Bus||Price (VND) : 8-Seater Shuttle Bus|
|Hoi An Inner City||< 4km||50,000 VND (up to 5 passengers) | 10,000 VND per person extra (over 5 passengers)||50,000 VND (up to 5 passengers) | 10,000 VND per person extra (over 5 passengers)|
|Hoi An Inner City||4 – 7km||100,000 VND per shuttle bus||120,000 VND per shuttle bus|
|Hoi An Inner City||7 – 10km||150,000 VND per shuttle bus||170,000 VND per shuttle bus|
Use it for a Tour
Four types of Hoi An Shuttle Bus tours compete for your attention: Hoi An Old Town (Heritage Hoi An Tour), An Bang & Cua Dai Beaches (Hoi An Sea Sun – Sight Tour), Tra Que Vegetable Gardens (Good Morning Hoi An Tour) and Hoi An Countryside Tour (Hoi An Adventure Tour). Choose between a 1-hour and 2- hour tours and 6- or 8-seater shuttle buses. You can also tailor a Hoi An tour to suit your needs.
Hoi An Shuttle Bus Tour Prices:
The driver will stop so you can take photos.
|1 hour||300,000 VND|
|1.5 hour||450,000 VND|
|2 hours||550,000 VND|
Maximum 8 people per tour
Additional 100,000 VND charge for every 30 minutes extra
The Countryside Tour
If you’re looking for a fun way to see Hoi An then we highly recommend you do a Hoi An Shuttle Bus tour. Not only is it cheap, the customer service is impeccable. Our bus with capped driver at the helm arrived exactly on time and, as there were only three of us, there was plenty of room to spread out.
Whilst it was a set tour it was very flexible and the driver happily took detours and stopped whenever you wanted to take photos.
Our Countryside Tour took us through the Cam Thanh rice fields and surrounding villages then on to the Coconut Village and back to Cua Dai Road. It’s a fabulous tour to take if you want to soak in an authentic slice of Hoi An village life. You’ll pass water buffalos, farmers in the field, farm animals, villages, basket boats and more as well as plenty of stunning scenery.
While the driver didn’t speak great English there was enough for us to get by. At 200,000 VND for a 6- seater bus and driver this has to be the cheapest Hoi An tour around.
The Next Phase
At the moment there are around 120 Hoi An Shuttle Buses but there are big plans for the service to expand its reach. These include a further roll out of air-conditioned buses, a booking and tracking system that allows customers to purchase daily, weekly and monthly tickets as well being able to monitor their journey through a mobile app and plan their own itinerary tour.
Watch this space!