A Travel Price Comparison for Vietnam Hanoi vs. Da Nang for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Hanoi or Da Nang?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Hanoi and Da Nang can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Hanoi or Da Nang?

Hanoi

Hanoi is the chaotic capital of Vietnam, and it serves as a great introduction to the country for many travelers. It's the second largest city in the country after Saigon and is an interesting combination of East meets West. There's traditional Vietnamese culture with subtle influences brought by the French. The city continues to grow and change rapidly and it's easy to get lost amidst the chaos.

Da Nang

Halfway between Ho Chi Minh City in the south and Hanoi in the North is the easy-going beach city of Da Nang (or Danang, for some). The third most populated city in Vietnam, Da Nang draws in crowds with its beautiful and calm beaches as well as its history as a French colonial port.

With beaches, mountains, and cityscape, there's bound to be a point of interest for all travelers. Da Nang is also a transit hub to get to the four Vietnamese UNESCO World heritage sites: Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Hue, Hoi An, and My Son.

Da Nang experiences wet season from September through March and dry season from April through August with average temperatures of around 80℉.

Da Nang is also known to have some of the friendliest locals, probably due to the peace and quiet and lack of heavy traffic, even in the city.

Which city is cheaper, Da Nang or Hanoi?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Hanoi is $39, while the average daily cost in Da Nang is $37. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Hanoi and Da Nang in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hanoi $20
    Da Nang $16
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hanoi $40
    Da Nang $32
Compare Hotels in Hanoi and Da Nang

Looking for a hotel in Hanoi or Da Nang? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Hanoi


Hotels in Da Nang


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Hanoi Hotel Prices and Da Nang Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hanoi $5.50
    Da Nang $9.28
Typical Local Transportation prices in Hanoi

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Hanoi:


  • Taxi to Bus Station
    $1.21
  • Shuttle Bus From Airport (for Two)
    $3.23
  • Local Bus Ride (for Two)
    $0.40
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $1.37
  • Short Motorbike Ride (10 Minutes)
    $0.81

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hanoi

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Hanoi:

  • Hanoi City Center to Noi Bai Airport - Private Transfer: $7.90
  • Hanoi city center to Noi Bai airport - Private transfer: $7.90
  • Noi Bai Airport transfer to Hanoi Center and more: $8.00
  • Hanoi Airport Transfer to the city center: $10
  • Private Transfer: From Ha Noi city to Ha Noi Airport, Noi Bai (HAN): $11
  • Transfer between Hanoi and Sapa: $12
  • Hanoi Airport Departure Transfer: $12
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Hanoi to Noi Bai International Airport (HAN): $12
  • Hanoi airport transfer: $13
  • Hanoi Airport and Hanoi City Private Transfer: $13
  • Private Transfer: From Ha Noi Airport, Noi Bai (HAN) to Hotels in Ha Noi City: $13
  • Private Transfer Between Hanoi Airport (han) And Hanoi City Center: $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Da Nang

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Da Nang:

  • Afternoon private transfer from Da Nang city to Golden Bridge in the theme park: $55
  • Airport Private Transfers between Hoi An and Da Nang: $19
  • Airport pick up and transfer from Danang airport to Hoian: $25
  • Arrival Transfer from Da Nang Airport to Hotel in Army Jeep: $58
  • Asia Park - Sun World Da Nang Wonders Theme Park Ticket With Round Trip Transfer: $38
  • Car Transfer to Explore My Son Holyland & Marble Mountain in Da Nang City: $55
  • DA NANG AIRPORT to Da Nang Hotel By Private Transfer: $13
  • Da Nang (Ngu Hanh Son District) - Ba Na Hills Return Transfer: $24
  • Da Nang (Ngu Hanh Son District) - Hue Private Transfer: $37
  • Da Nang Airport Arrival Private Transfer: $27
  • Da Nang Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Da Nang Airport Private Round-Trip Transfer: $41

Is it cheaper to fly into Hanoi or Da Nang?

Prices for flights to both Da Nang and Hanoi change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Hanoi $10
    Da Nang $13
Typical Food prices in Hanoi

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Hanoi:


  • High End Dinner (for Two)
    $12
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $4.44
  • Bowl of Pho
    $0.81
  • Italian Dinner (for Food)
    $6.26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hanoi

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Hanoi.

  • Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Street Food Tour - Small Group: $5.00
  • (Private) Hanoi Street Food Tour By Volunteer Guide: $5.13
  • Hanoi Street Food Tours with Volunteer Guide ($5 / Group): $5.13
  • (Small Group) Hanoi Street Food Tours with Volunteer Guide: $5.13
  • Dinner with a Local Family in Hanoi: $13
  • Street Food Tour + Old City sightseeing Ticket: $15
  • 3-Hours Hanoi Street Food Tour with Guide and Meal: $16
  • Lunchtime Street Food Tour of Hanoi: $21
  • Hanoi Walking Street Food Tour: $21
  • Small Group: Ha Noi Walking Street Food Tour With Professional Tour Guide: $22
  • Guided Street Food Tour: $24
  • Bun's family food tour: $25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Da Nang

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Da Nang.

  • Half Day Private Street Food Tour By Scooter from Da Nang: $0.44
  • Hoian Mama Home Cooking Class: $19
  • Da Nang Home Cooking Class: $30
  • Home Cooking Class: $30
  • Jolie Da nang cooking class only (JDN3): $31
  • DaNang Small Group - Vietnamese Breakfast food Tour: $31
  • Bicycle experience countryside & cooking class in Hoi An & free foot massage: $32
  • Market Tour and Cooking Class in Danang: $35
  • Jolie Da Nang Cooking Class- Market-Coffee-Cooking: $36
  • Da Nang Local Food Tour: $39
  • Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang: $40
  • Da Nang Local Food Tour: $40

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hanoi $6.88
    Da Nang $11
Typical Entertainment prices in Hanoi

Here are a few typical costs in Hanoi for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Puppet Theater
    $1.61
  • The Hanoi Hilton Entrance
    $1.61
  • National History Museum
    $1.61
  • Puppet Theater Ticket
    $2.83

Tours and Activities in Hanoi

Here are a few actual costs in Hanoi for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Tickets: $4.78
  • Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Tickets: $4.79
  • Skip the Line:Water Puppet Show Ticket - Plus Free Tour for Hanoi (Optional): $4.93
  • Hanoi Old Quarter Private Walking Tour with Student Guide: $5.00
  • Private Walking Tour of Hanoi City: $5.00
  • (Evening) HANOI CUSTOMIZED Walking Tour: $5.00
  • Private Guided Tour of Hanoi: $5.13
  • Hanoi City Tour By Volunteer Guide: $5.13
  • (Half Day) Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour: $5.13
  • Hanoi Old Quater Walking Tour: $5.13
  • Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Show Ticket - with Hotel Ticket Delivery: $5.13
  • Skip the Line: Lotus Water Puppet Entrance with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery: $5.50

Tours and Activities in Da Nang

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Da Nang are as follows:

  • Upside Down World Da Nang Ticket: $5.50
  • Monkey Mountain & Son Tra Peninsula Tour - U.S Army Jeep - 1HR: $25
  • Da Nang Small Group City Tour: Marble Mountain & Lady Buddha from Da Nang: $26
  • Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour: $29
  • Hoi An Ancient Town Tour: Japanese Covered Bridge & Old House from Da Nang: $30
  • Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Small Group Tour from Da Nang – Full Day: $31
  • Hoi An Half - Day From Da Nang Daily In-group Tour: $31
  • Half day Hoi An city tour: $31
  • DA NANG – Shopping tour: $32
  • Da Nang hafl day tour (Marble mountain, monkey mountain around 4 hour): $32
  • Day trip to Da Nang city tour with private car and driver: $33
  • Hoi An: Small-Group Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Tour: $33

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hanoi $6.22
    Da Nang $7.59


When comparing the travel costs between Hanoi and Da Nang, we can see that Hanoi is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Hanoi or Da Nang?

Both destinations experience a tropical climate with warm weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Hanoi or Da Nang in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Hanoi and Da Nang. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Hanoi throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Da Nang throughout the year.

Hanoi gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In July, Hanoi usually receives more rain than Da Nang. Hanoi gets 210 mm (8.3 in) of rain, while Da Nang receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.

Hanoi is around the same temperature as Da Nang in the summer. The temperature in Hanoi is usually 29°C (84°F) in July, and Da Nang stays around 29°C (85°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Hanoi 29°C (84°F) 
    Da Nang 29°C (85°F)

Should I visit Hanoi or Da Nang in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Hanoi as well as Da Nang. Plenty of visitors come to Hanoi because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Da Nang because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

It's quite rainy in Da Nang. Hanoi receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Hanoi usually gets less rain in October than Da Nang. Hanoi gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Da Nang receives 613 mm (24.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the autumn, Hanoi is around the same temperature as Da Nang. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Hanoi in October are around 25°C (77°F), and Da Nang is about 25°C (78°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Hanoi 25°C (77°F) 
    Da Nang 25°C (78°F)

Should I visit Hanoi or Da Nang in the Winter?

Both Da Nang and Hanoi are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Hanoi attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Da Nang attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Da Nang. In January, Hanoi usually receives less rain than Da Nang. Hanoi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Da Nang receives 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.

In January, Hanoi is generally cooler than Da Nang. Temperatures in Hanoi average around 17°C (63°F), and Da Nang stays around 22°C (71°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Hanoi 17°C (63°F) 
    Da Nang 22°C (71°F)

Should I visit Hanoi or Da Nang in the Spring?

Both Da Nang and Hanoi during the spring are popular places to visit. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Hanoi throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Da Nang throughout the year.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Hanoi. Hanoi usually gets more rain in April than Da Nang. Hanoi gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Da Nang receives 33 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.

Hanoi is around the same temperature as Da Nang in the spring. The temperature in Hanoi is usually 24°C (75°F) in April, and Da Nang stays around 26°C (80°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Hanoi 24°C (75°F) 
    Da Nang 26°C (80°F)

Typical Weather for Da Nang and Hanoi

Hanoi Da Nang
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 17°C (63°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (71°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
Feb 17°C (63°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Mar 21°C (70°F) 50 mm (2 in) 24°C (75°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Apr 24°C (75°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 26°C (80°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
May 28°C (82°F) 150 mm (5.9 in) 29°C (83°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Jun 29°C (84°F) 190 mm (7.5 in) 30°C (85°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Jul 29°C (84°F) 210 mm (8.3 in) 29°C (85°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Aug 29°C (84°F) 200 mm (7.9 in) 29°C (85°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Sep 28°C (82°F) 160 mm (6.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 331 mm (13 in)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 25°C (78°F) 613 mm (24.1 in)
Nov 22°C (72°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 24°C (76°F) 376 mm (14.8 in)
Dec 18°C (64°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 223 mm (8.8 in)


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