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

Should you visit Hue or Can Tho?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Hue and Can Tho can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Hue

Hue is a major city in central Vietnam and was historically the imperial capital. The city was the base for the imperial Nguyen Dynasty, which ruled from 1802 to 1945. During the Vietnam War the city faced many challenges. It was conquered by the Viet Cong and held for 24 days. During this time about 3,000 people were slaughtered for their political views, education level, or religious affiliation.

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 Hue?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Hue is $43, while the average daily cost in Can Tho is $50. 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 Hue and Can Tho in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Hue is $40. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

Double occupancy rooms typically run around $48 in Can Tho For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hue $20
    Can Tho $24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hue $40
    Can Tho $48

Food

Food in Hue costs travelers about $13 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.

Can Tho food costs typically run travelers around $15 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Hue $13
    Can Tho $15
Typical Food prices in Hue

Some typical examples of dining costs in Hue are as follows:


  • River Night Market Dinner (for Two)
    $8.79
  • Two Sugarcane Drinks
    $0.88
  • Quick Lunch (for Two)
    $2.42
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    $4.83

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hue

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

  • Seafood Dinner in Altitude Rooftop Bar at Sheraton Nha Trang : $15
  • The Home Pizza Phu Quoc Cash Voucher 500.000VND : $19
  • Tra Que Vegetable Village and Cooking Class Experience in Hoi An: $24
  • Tam Giang Lagoon Private Half Day Tour with Seafood Dinner: $26
  • Half-Day Tam Giang Sunset Tour with Dinner on Floating Restaurant: $26
  • Vegetarian Cooking Class in Hanoi: $28
  • Hoi An City and Food Tour with Foot Massage: $28
  • Eco Cooking and Basket Boat Tour: $29
  • Vegetarian Cooking Class in Hoi An: $29
  • Hue Authentic Street Food tour: $29
  • Jolie Da Nang Cooking Class: $30
  • M.O.M Cooking Class in Saigon: $30

Typical Food prices in Can Tho

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


  • Restaurant Dinner (for Two)
    $5.71
  • Coconut
    $0.31
  • Mango
    $1.19
  • Hot Pot Dinner (for Two)
    $7.65
  • Two Vietnamese Iced Coffees
    $0.70
  • Casual Lunch (for One)
    $3.08

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:

  • Seafood Dinner in Altitude Rooftop Bar at Sheraton Nha Trang : $15
  • The Home Pizza Phu Quoc Cash Voucher 500.000VND : $19
  • Tra Que Vegetable Village and Cooking Class Experience in Hoi An: $24
  • Tam Giang Lagoon Private Half Day Tour with Seafood Dinner: $26
  • Half-Day Tam Giang Sunset Tour with Dinner on Floating Restaurant: $26
  • Hoi An City and Food Tour with Foot Massage: $28
  • Vegetarian Cooking Class in Hanoi: $28
  • Vegetarian Cooking Class in Hoi An: $29
  • Eco Cooking and Basket Boat Tour: $29
  • Jolie Da Nang Cooking Class: $30
  • M.O.M Cooking Class in Saigon: $30
  • Saigon Cooking Class by Hoa Tuc: $31

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $11 per day to get around in Hue.

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Can Tho than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $11 on transportation in Can Tho on average per day.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hue $11
    Can Tho $11
Typical Local Transportation prices in Hue

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Hue:


  • Cyclo
    $0.53
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.97
  • Taxi Ride to Tombs
    $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hue

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Hue:

  • [Flash Sale] Six Senses Con Dao with Breakfast and Transfer: $528
  • An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay, Free Roundtrip Airport & Speedboat Transfer: $303
  • Hue to Nha Trang - Private Transfer: $285
  • Family Combo Vinpearl Discovery Wonderworld Phu Quoc with Breakfast, Optional Roundtrip Airport Transfer and Vinwonder + Vinpearl Safari: $174
  • Full-Day Hue Tour by Military Jeep Including One-Way Transfer to Hoi An: $167
  • 3D2N Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc with Free Airport Transfer, Optional F&B Credit or Vinwonders + Vinpearl Safari Ticket : $154
  • InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, with Roundtrip Airport Transfer and Optional Flights : $134
  • Private Transfer From Hue To Phong Nha: $128
  • HUE To PHONG NHA by Private Transfer and sightseeing on the way: $125
  • Sightseeing Transfer Hue - Phong Nha by Private Car with DMZ Tour: $119
  • Private transfer from Hue to Hoi An with fabulous stops: $105
  • private cars transfer from hue to phong nha cave: $102

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Can Tho

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

  • Shared City Transfer between Hanoi and Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc and more by Limousine: $6.39
  • Shared City Transfers between Da Lat and Mui Ne via Shuttle Bus: $6.50
  • Shared Bus Transfers between Hoi An and Ba Na Hills: $6.50
  • Private Phu Quoc International Airport Transfers (PQC) for Phu Quoc: $7.00
  • Private Da Nang International Airport Transfers (DAD) for Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An, & Select Areas: $8.79
  • Private Noi Bai Airport Transfers (HAN) for Hanoi City or Halong Bay: $9.00
  • Private Night Transfers between Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC) and Phu Quoc: $9.25
  • Private Noi Bai Airport (HAN) Transfers for Hanoi City: $9.45
  • Private Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Transfers for Da Nang, Ba Na Hills, and More: $9.59
  • Private Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR) Transfers for Nha Trang, Hon Chong & Selected Areas: $11
  • Private Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) Transfers for Hanoi: $11
  • Private Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) Night Transfers for Hanoi: $11

Is it cheaper to fly into Hue or Can Tho?

Prices for flights to both Can Tho and Hue 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.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $9.83 per person, per day in Hue. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Sightseeing expenses in Can Tho, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $15 per day, per person.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hue $9.83
    Can Tho $15
Typical Entertainment prices in Hue

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Hue are as follows:


  • Boat Ride
    $8.57
  • Bicycle Rental (One Day)
    $1.23
  • Imperial Citadel Entrance
    $3.52
  • Massage at Institute for the Blind
    $1.76

Tours and Activities in Hue

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

  • An Spa Experience in Da Nang: $13
  • Aroma Spa Foot & Body Massage Experience in Ho Chi Minh City: $9.79
  • Belle Maison Parosand Spa Experience in Da Nang: $5.75
  • Coconut Spa Experience in Ho Chi Minh: $5.05
  • Datanla New Alpine Coaster Experience in Da Lat: $6.95
  • Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach Private Sidecar Tour from Hoi An: $163
  • Hoi An Countryside Private Sidecar Tour (1 or 2 Hours): $50
  • Hue City Tour from Da Nang: $35
  • Laguna Luxury Private Sidecar Tour from Hoi An: $185
  • Lasenta Spa Experience in Ho Chi Minh City: $2.39
  • Linda Spa Experience in Da Nang: $5.49
  • Mam Gao Spa Experience in Ho Chi Minh: $15

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
    $2.20
  • Half Day Floating Market Tour
    $9.23

Tours and Activities in Can Tho

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

  • Do Quyen Spa Private Experience in Sapa: $1.75
  • Hi Spa Experience in Ho Chi Minh City : $1.99
  • L'Belle Beauty Spa Experience in Ho Chi Minh: $1.99
  • Lasenta Spa Experience in Ho Chi Minh City: $2.39
  • World Coffee Museum Ticket in Central Highland: $2.65
  • [SALE 50%] Art in Paradise 3D Museum Ticket in Da Nang: $3.09
  • LVES Spa in Saigon - VND88.000 for 60-minute Experience: $3.89
  • Upside Down World Ticket in Da Nang: $4.05
  • Traditional Singing Performance on Huong River Ticket in Hue: $4.19
  • Alba Thanh Tan Hot Springs Ticket in Hue City: $4.19
  • Ngo Spa & Massage Experience in Ho Chi Minh City: $4.39
  • SUP Experience in Perfume River (Huong River - Hue): $4.39

Alcohol

The average person spends about $5.09 on alcoholic beverages in Hue per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Can Tho, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $5.80.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hue $5.09
    Can Tho $5.80
Typical Alcohol prices in Hue

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Hue:


  • Beer
    $1.10

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
    $3.52


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Hue and Can Tho, we can see that Can Tho is more expensive. And not only is Hue much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Hue would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Hue 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 Hue.

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