A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Hoi An vs. Da Nang

Should you visit Hoi An or Da Nang?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Hoi An and Da Nang. 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. So, let's dig into it.

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).

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 Hoi An?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Hoi An is $40, while the average daily cost in Da Nang is $40. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Hoi An and Da Nang in more detail.




Accommodation

For a normal double-occupancy room in Hoi An, $36 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Hoi An, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $18, such as in a hostel.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $17. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Da Nang the cost is $34 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hoi An $18
    Da Nang $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hoi An $36
    Da Nang $34


Food

Food in Hoi An costs travelers about $8.64 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

Food in Da Nang costs travelers about $14 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Hoi An $8.64
    Da Nang $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)
    $15
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $4.34
  • Casual Dinner (for Two)
    $8.68

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
  • Hoi An Eco Tour & Papa's Cooking Class with Experience by bamboo Basket Boat: $29
  • Eco cooking class & Fishing tour by bamboo basket boat: $29
  • Hoian Cooking Class And Foot Massage Countryside Private Tour: $31
  • Cooking class and basket boat tour: $31
  • Best cooking class in Hoi An with Jolie (JHA3): $31
  • Buffalo Riding, Basket Boat Tour And Cooking Class: $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
  • Eco cooking class & Crab Fishing by bamboo basket boat Tour: $32

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 Riding and Cooking Class from Da Nang City: $40
  • Da Nang Local Food Tour: $40


Local Transportation

To get around in Hoi An, the average visitor spends $16 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

The average price of local transportation around Da Nang is $9.98 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hoi An $16
    Da Nang $9.98
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
    $9.55
  • Bus From Hoi An Bus Station to Town
    $0.65

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hoi An

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

  • Ngu Hanh Son District / Hoi An to Da Nang Airport Departure Transfer: $7.35
  • Transfer to the airport or train station in Da Nang from Hoi An by private car: $8.00
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Hoi An Hotel to Da Nang Airport: $8.48
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Hoi An to Da Nang (City or Airport or Train station): $8.48
  • Private Transfer: From Hotels in Hoi An Ancient Town to Da Nang Airport (DAD): $9.34
  • Private transfer from Hoi An to CITY or Airport or Train station in Da Nang: $9.48
  • Private transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang (City centre, Airport, Train station): $9.50
  • Private Transfer From Hoi An Old Town to Vinpearl Nam Hoi An: $9.54
  • Private transfer from Hoi An to City or Airport or Train station in Da Nang: $9.54
  • Private transfer from Hoi An to City or Airport or Train station in Da Nang: $9.54
  • Private transfer between Hoi An ancient town and Da Nang aiport: $11
  • Share Car transfer with others from Hoi An to Da Nang airport or trainstation: $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Da Nang

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Da Nang:

  • Transfer to Hue City via Hai Van Pass by Private Car from Da Hoi An or Da Nang: $60
  • Transfer to Golden Bridge from Da Nang city: $37
  • Transfer from hotel in Danang city to Danang Airport: $19
  • Transfer from Intercontinental Danang resort to Danang Airport: $30
  • Transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An by Sedan or SUV: $13
  • Transfer Danang Airport to hotel in Hue city: $86
  • Transfer Danang Airport to Intercontinenal Danang Resort: $29
  • Transfer Da Nang - My Son- Hoi An- Da Nang: $66
  • TOUR BY JEEP: 8-Hours Jeep transfer from Hue to Hoi An, Da Nang: $88
  • TOUR BY JEEP: 8-Hours Jeep transfer from Hoi An, Da Nang to Hue: $88
  • Shared Transfer: From Hotel in Da Nang Center to Hotel in Hoi An: $8.00
  • Shared Transfer: From Da Nang To Golden Bridge and Back: $27


Entertainment

In Hoi An, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $11 per person, per day.

Da Nang's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $12 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hoi An $11
    Da Nang $12
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)
    $161
  • Short Boat Ride
    $1.74

Tours and Activities in Hoi An

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

  • HOI AN WALKING TOUR - A truly Legend History: $5.00
  • coconut boat tour: $6.00
  • Skip the Line: Hoian Water Puppet Show Entrance Ticket: $8.00
  • Hoi An Cyclo Tour In Vietnam Traditional Ao Dai: $9.00
  • Sitting Bus Ticket from Hoi An to Hue: $11
  • Skip the Line: HoiAn Water Puppet Show Ticket: $11
  • Hoi An Water Puppet Show Ticket: $11
  • Basket Boat Experience Hoi An: $11
  • Adventure Sightseeing Tour In Hoi An: $13
  • From Half-Day Tam Thanh Mural Village Tour: $14
  • Hoi An Basket Boat Tour ( basket boat, visit water coconut forest, fishing crab): $15
  • Hoi An Basket Boat Tour ( basket boat, visit water coconut forest, fishing crab): $17

Tours and Activities in Da Nang

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

  • 1-day Ba Na hills tour from Da Nang: $101
  • 1-day Bach Ma Hiking tour from Da Nang: $133
  • 1-day Cham Island tour from Da Nang: $78
  • 1-day Da Nang Fishing Tour: $422
  • 1-day Discovering Da Nang city tour: $78
  • 2 days tour explore Phong Nha-Ke Bang cave with guide and tickets: $226
  • 2-Day Ba Na Hills Sightseeing Trip from Hoi An: $256
  • 2-Day Cham Island Tour and Homestay from Da Nang: $342
  • 2-Day Da Nang and Hue Tour from Da Nang: $264
  • 2-Day Hue Tour including the DMZ from Da Nang: $257
  • 2-Day Ly Son Island Tour from Da Nang: $280
  • 2-Days combo: Da Nang city tour including Golden Bridge and Hoi An city tour: $212


Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Hoi An spend on average $7.87 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

The average person spends about $8.16 on alcoholic beverages in Da Nang per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hoi An $7.87
    Da Nang $8.16
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
    $10



When comparing the travel costs between Hoi An and Da Nang, we can see that Hoi An 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.

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