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

Should you visit Hue or Da Nang?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Hue and Da Nang 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.

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 Hue?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Hue is $42, 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 Hue and Da Nang 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.

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
    Hue $20
    Da Nang $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hue $40
    Da Nang $34


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.

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
    Hue $13
    Da Nang $14
Typical Food prices in Hue

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


  • River Night Market Dinner (for Two)
    $8.68
  • Two Sugarcane Drinks
    $0.87
  • Quick Lunch (for Two)
    $2.39
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    $4.77

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hue

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

  • Hue Authentic Street Food tour: $29
  • Visit Hue By Clyclo With Dinner: $31
  • Hue : Enjoy Night City Cyclo Tour & Happy Dinner: $32
  • Hue Walking Food Tour | Savor 5 Hue Local Food in the evening: $33
  • Hue Off the Beaten Path Motorbike Tour and Cooking Class: $35
  • Hue Food Tour By Bicycle: $36
  • Hue Specialty Food Cooking Class: $36
  • Royal Dinner Cruise: $39
  • Hue Street Food Tour: $41
  • Hue Morning Bike Tour and Cooking Class: $45
  • Hue Street Food Tour At Night By Scooter: $45
  • Hue Vegetarian Food Tour By Scooter: $45

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

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

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.
    Hue $11
    Da Nang $9.98
Typical Local Transportation prices in Hue

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


  • Cyclo
    $0.52
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.95
  • Taxi Ride to Tombs
    $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hue

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Hue:

  • Private transfer from Phu Bai Airport to Hue city center: $8.50
  • Private transfer from Hotel in Hue City to Hue international Airport (HUI): $9.48
  • Hue Airport to City Center - Hue Airport Transfer: $14
  • Transfer from Hue city to Phu Bai airport: $15
  • Hue Airport Transfer: $15
  • Bus Transfer from Hue to Hoi An with Sightseeing: $16
  • Private transfer from Hue to Phu Bai Airport or railway station: $16
  • Hue Airport Transfer: Hotels to Phu Bai Airport: $17
  • Hue Airport Transfer: Phu Bai Airport to Hotels: $17
  • Transfer from hotel in Hue city to Phu Bai airport: $17
  • Transfer Phu Bai Airport to/from Hue City by Private Car Transport: $19
  • Hue airport pick up by private transfer to Hue city: $21

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Da Nang

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Da Nang:

  • Da Nang City Center to Da Nang Airport Departure Transfer: $5.88
  • PRIVATE TRANSFER Da nang Airport to Da Nang Hotel: $6.50
  • PRIVATE TRANSFER From Da Nang Airport to Hoi An Hotel: $6.50
  • Private Transfer: From Hotels Da Nang City to Da Nang Airport (DAD): $8.00
  • Private Transfer: From Da Nang Airport (DAD) to Hotels in Da Nang Hotels: $8.00
  • Shared Transfer: From Hotel in Da Nang Center to Hotel in Hoi An: $8.00
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: From Da Nang Airport to Hotel in Hoi An city center: $8.48
  • Private Transfer: From Da Nang Airport (DAD) to Hotels in Hoi An Ancient Town: $9.34
  • Private transfer from Da Nang airport/ train station to hotel in Da Nang/ Hoi An: $9.50
  • Private transfer from Hotel in Da Nang center to Airport or Train station: $9.54
  • Private Airport Transfers to hotels in Da Nang or Hoi An city center: $10
  • Private Da Nang Airport Transfer to Hoi An or Da Nang Hotel: $10


Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $9.70 per person, per day in Hue. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

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.
    Hue $9.70
    Da Nang $12
Typical Entertainment prices in Hue

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


  • Boat Ride
    $8.46
  • Bicycle Rental (One Day)
    $1.21
  • Imperial Citadel Entrance
    $3.47
  • Massage at Institute for the Blind
    $1.74

Tours and Activities in Hue

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

  • Phong Nha Cave from Hue Daily In-group Tour: $0.53
  • Hue Private Tour with Local Student by Motorbike: $9.99
  • Hue City Night Cyclo Tour 1 hour: $10
  • Bus From Hue to Danang With Sightseeing Stops: $14
  • Half-Day Hue Kite-Making Tour by Bicycle: $15
  • Bus Hue To Da Nang With Sightseeing Stop: $17
  • Hue Motorbike Rental with Driver for Sightseeing Tours: $17
  • Bus Hue To Hoi An With Sightseeing Stops: $18
  • Hue City Tour: $19
  • Hue sightseeing 3 tombs with private driver: $20
  • Hue city tour full day: $21
  • Hue Tour: $21

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
  • 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
  • My Son Sanctuary Small Group Tour & Cultural Ceremony from Da Nang – Full Day: $33
  • Cham Culture Traces _my Son Joining Tour: $33


Alcohol

The average person spends about $5.03 on alcoholic beverages in Hue per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

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
    Hue $5.03
    Da Nang $8.16
Typical Alcohol prices in Hue

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


  • Beer
    $1.08



When comparing the travel costs between Hue and Da Nang, we can see that Hue 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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