A Travel Price Comparison for Vietnam Hoi An vs. Can Tho for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Hoi An or Can Tho?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Hoi An and Can Tho. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Hoi An or Can Tho?

Hoi An

Located just south of the city of Da Nang, Hoi An is famous for it's beautiful old town. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unfortunately, since its designation as a World Heritage Site in 1999, mass tourism has grown and the city has felt the growing pains. Most of the homes and shops in the old town are now used for commercial purposes. The city is still quaint, but the old town is lined with tailor shops, souvenir stores, and restaurants. Foreigners are required to purchase a ticket to enter the old town of Hoi An (120,000 VND, about $5).

Can Tho

Can Tho is the largest city of Vietnam's Mekong Delta, and is best known for its canal network of floating markets, restaurants, bars, and hotels, Buddhist pagodas, and the beauty of the delta, which is illuminated in the evenings.

Which city is cheaper, Can Tho or Hoi An?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Hoi An is $37, while the average daily cost in Can Tho is $45. 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 Hoi An and Can Tho in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hoi An $16
    Can Tho $22
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hoi An $32
    Can Tho $44
Compare Hotels in Hoi An and Can Tho

Looking for a hotel in Hoi An or Can Tho? 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 Hoi An


Hotels in Can Tho


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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: Hoi An Hotel Prices and Can Tho Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hoi An $15
    Can Tho $10
Typical Local Transportation prices in Hoi An

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Hoi An are as follows:


  • Taxi From Danang to Hoi An
    $8.84
  • Bus From Hoi An Bus Station to Town
    $0.60

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hoi An

Also for Hoi An, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Hoi An to Nha Trang - Private Transfer: $230
  • Private transfer from Hoi An to Phong Nha (single trip): $200
  • Fun transfer Hoi An - Hue by Jeep: $177
  • Full Day Private Tour and Transfer by Jeep between Hoi An or Danang and Hue: $167
  • Private Transfer from Hoi An to Hue (HUI) Airport: $105
  • Hoi An to Phong Nha or Phong Nha to Hoi An by private car one way transfer: $103
  • Private transfer from Hoi An to Hue with Hai Van Pass stop: $84
  • Private Transfer to Golden Bridge- Monkey Mountain-Dragon Bridge-Marble Mountain: $80
  • Transfer from HOI AN or DA NANG to HUE via Golden bridge,Hai Van Pass (Flexible): $80
  • Private Roundtrip Transfer to Visit Golden Bridge Ba Na Hills & My Son Holyland: $75
  • Hoi An or Da Nang City to GOLDEN BRIDGE &MY SON HOLYLAND (Private RoundTransfer): $75
  • Transfer from Hoi An to Hue city by private car: $73

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Can Tho

Also for Can Tho, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer from Thanh Thoi to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) Airport: $121
  • Private Transfer from Can Tho City to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) Airport: $128
  • Private Transfer from Can Tho City to Can Tho (VCA) Airport: $29
  • PRIVATE VAN: CAN THO AIRPORT - pick up or transfer service.: $37
  • PRIVATE CAR: CAN THO AIRPORT - pick up or transfer service.: $27

Is it cheaper to fly into Hoi An or Can Tho?

Prices for flights to both Can Tho and Hoi An 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
    Hoi An $7.97
    Can Tho $14
Typical Food prices in Hoi An

For Hoi An, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Dinner at Bamboo Village (for Two)
    $14
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $4.02
  • Casual Dinner (for Two)
    $8.04

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hoi An

For Hoi An, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Vietnamese cooking class: $13
  • The “Cafe’s” Tour – Cooking By You: $25
  • Hoi An Eco tour(Local market, Basket boat,crab fishing and cooking class: $28
  • Eco cooking class & Fishing tour by bamboo basket boat: $29
  • Hoi An Eco Tour & Papa's Cooking Class with Experience by bamboo Basket Boat: $29
  • Hoian Cooking Class And Foot Massage Countryside Private Tour: $31
  • Buffalo Riding, Basket Boat Tour And Cooking Class: $31
  • Best cooking class in Hoi An with Jolie (JHA3): $31
  • Cooking class and basket boat tour: $31
  • Hoi An Eco Cooking Class(Local market, Basket boat, crab fishing& cooking class): $31
  • Hoi An Market, Cooking Class & Basket Boat Eco Tour – Half Day: $32
  • Evening Food Tour with a Local Home Dinner: $32

Typical Food prices in Can Tho

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Can Tho:


  • Restaurant Dinner (for Two)
    $5.23
  • Coconut
    $0.28
  • Mango
    $1.09
  • Hot Pot Dinner (for Two)
    $7.00
  • Two Vietnamese Iced Coffees
    $0.64
  • Casual Lunch (for One)
    $2.81

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Can Tho

For Can Tho, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Explore Can Tho City tour combine Local Food tour - in afternoon: $31
  • Can Tho Small Group Tour with Cooking Class: $66

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hoi An $10
    Can Tho $13
Typical Entertainment prices in Hoi An

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Hoi An's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Golf (for Two)
    $149
  • Short Boat Ride
    $1.61

Tours and Activities in Hoi An

For Hoi An, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 1 Day Hoi An Foodie Tour: $123
  • 1-day Cham Island excursion tour from Hoi An: $65
  • 2 days: Hoi An - Hue - DMZ Historical Tour: $303
  • 2-Day Central Highlands & Bho Hoong Village Tour from Hoi An: $399
  • 2-Day Cham Island Homestay Experience from Hoi An: $328
  • 2-Day Historical Da Nang & Hue Tour from Hoi An: $264
  • 2-Day Hoi An and Cham Island Private Guided Tour with Sea Trek: $78
  • 2-hour Lantern making tour in Hoi An: $32
  • 3 Day Package Tour :Golden Bridge Ba Na Hill -Hoi An & Da Nang City Private Tour: $260
  • 3-Day Central Vietnam Tour from Hue, Vinh Moc, Phong Nha Paradise Cave: $476
  • 3-hour Bicycle Around Hoi An tour: $27
  • 4-Hour Hoi An Private Sunrise Photo Tour with Pick Up: $58

Typical Entertainment prices in Can Tho

For Can Tho, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Sunset Boat Ride
    $2.01
  • Half Day Floating Market Tour
    $8.44

Tours and Activities in Can Tho

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Can Tho.

  • 1 day tour from Can Tho to Ben Tre - King coconut trees - come back / to Sai Gon: $103
  • 3-Day Small-Group Tour of Can Tho and Bac Lieu via Soc Trang: $147
  • 3-day Mekong Delta Tour from Can Tho with Lunch and Visits: $200
  • CASA Authentic Bicycle Tour: $38
  • CASA Authentic Mekong Motobike Tour: $40
  • Cai Rang Floating Market Half-Day Tour: $45
  • Cai Rang Floating Market and Small Canal Tour: $33
  • Full-Day Ben Tre Tour from Can Tho: $119
  • Full-Day Tour in Can Tho Explore Mekong on 2 Wheels: $92
  • Full-Day Tour of Can Tho and Mekong Delta with Lunch: $89
  • Full-Day Tour to Soc Trang and Bac Lieu from Can Tho: $105
  • Half-Day Bike Tour Adventure in Can Tho: $49

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hoi An $7.29
    Can Tho $5.31
Typical Alcohol prices in Hoi An

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Hoi An are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    $9.65

Typical Alcohol prices in Can Tho

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Can Tho from other travelers:


  • Beer
    $3.22


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Hoi An and Can Tho, we can see that Can Tho is more expensive. And not only is Hoi An much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Hoi An would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Hoi An and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Can Tho would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Can Tho than you might in Hoi An.


When is the best time to visit Hoi An or Can Tho?

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 Hoi An or Can Tho in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Hoi An and Can Tho. Plenty of visitors come to Hoi An because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Can Tho because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

Can Tho receives a lot of rain in the summer. In July, Hoi An usually receives less rain than Can Tho. Hoi An gets 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Can Tho receives 313 mm (12.3 in) of rain each month for the summer.

In Hoi An, it's very sunny this time of the year. Hoi An usually receives more sunshine than Can Tho during summer. Hoi An gets 242 hours of sunny skies, while Can Tho receives 168 hours of full sun in the summer.

In the summer, Hoi An is around the same temperature as Can Tho. Typically, the summer temperatures in Hoi An in July are around 29°C (85°F), and Can Tho is about 28°C (82°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Hoi An 29°C (85°F) 
    Can Tho 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Hoi An or Can Tho in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Hoi An as well as Can Tho. Hoi An attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Can Tho attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

It's quite rainy in Can Tho. Hoi An receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Hoi An usually gets more rain in October than Can Tho. Hoi An gets 613 mm (24.1 in) of rain, while Can Tho receives 343 mm (13.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the autumn, Hoi An often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Can Tho. Hoi An gets 158 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Can Tho receives 158 hours of full sun.

In October, Hoi An is generally around the same temperature as Can Tho. Temperatures in Hoi An average around 25°C (78°F), and Can Tho stays around 28°C (82°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Hoi An 25°C (78°F) 
    Can Tho 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Hoi An or Can Tho in the Winter?

Both Can Tho and Hoi An are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Hoi An throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Can Tho throughout the year.

It's quite rainy in Hoi An. In January, Hoi An usually receives more rain than Can Tho. Hoi An gets 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain, while Can Tho receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.

It's quite sunny in Can Tho. Hoi An usually receives less sunshine than Can Tho during winter. Hoi An gets 136 hours of sunny skies, while Can Tho receives 240 hours of full sun in the winter.

Hoi An is cooler than Can Tho in the winter. The temperature in Hoi An is usually 22°C (71°F) in January, and Can Tho stays around 26°C (78°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Hoi An 22°C (71°F) 
    Can Tho 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Hoi An or Can Tho in the Spring?

Both Can Tho and Hoi An during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Hoi An because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Can Tho because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

Can Tho gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Hoi An usually gets less rain in April than Can Tho. Hoi An gets 33 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Can Tho receives 103 mm (4.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Can Tho, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Hoi An. In the spring, Hoi An often gets less sunshine than Can Tho. Hoi An gets 210 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Can Tho receives 235 hours of full sun.

In the spring, Hoi An is around the same temperature as Can Tho. Typically, the spring temperatures in Hoi An in April are around 26°C (80°F), and Can Tho is about 29°C (84°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Hoi An 26°C (80°F) 
    Can Tho 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Can Tho and Hoi An

Hoi An Can Tho
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 22°C (71°F) 112 mm (4.4 in) 26°C (78°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Feb 23°C (73°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 27°C (80°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Mar 24°C (75°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
Apr 26°C (80°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) 29°C (84°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)
May 29°C (83°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 29°C (84°F) 268 mm (10.6 in)
Jun 30°C (85°F) 87 mm (3.4 in) 28°C (82°F) 332 mm (13.1 in)
Jul 29°C (85°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 28°C (82°F) 313 mm (12.3 in)
Aug 29°C (85°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 365 mm (14.4 in)
Sep 28°C (82°F) 331 mm (13 in) 28°C (82°F) 360 mm (14.2 in)
Oct 25°C (78°F) 613 mm (24.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 343 mm (13.5 in)
Nov 24°C (76°F) 376 mm (14.8 in) 27°C (81°F) 163 mm (6.4 in)
Dec 23°C (73°F) 223 mm (8.8 in) 26°C (79°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)


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