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

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 $43, 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 $15 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 $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

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
  • Seafood Dinner in Altitude Rooftop Bar at Sheraton Nha Trang : $15
  • The Home Pizza Phu Quoc Cash Voucher 500.000VND : $19
  • Hoian Mama Home Cooking Class: $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
  • Home Cooking Class: $30

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 $10 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 $10
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:

  • 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 transfer from Phu Bai Airport to Hue city center: $8.50
  • 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 transfer from Hotel in Hue City to Hue international Airport (HUI): $9.48
  • 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

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
  • Shared City Transfer between Hanoi and Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc and more by Limousine: $6.39
  • PRIVATE TRANSFER Da nang Airport to Da Nang Hotel: $6.50
  • PRIVATE TRANSFER From Da Nang Airport to Hoi An Hotel: $6.50
  • 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 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 Da Nang International Airport Transfers (DAD) for Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An, & Select Areas: $8.79

Is it cheaper to fly into Hue or Da Nang?

Prices for flights to both Da Nang 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.

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 $9.83
    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
    $8.57
  • 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:

  • Phong Nha Cave from Hue Daily In-group Tour: $0.53
  • Do Quyen Spa Private Experience in Sapa: $1.75
  • L'Belle Beauty Spa Experience in Ho Chi Minh: $1.99
  • Hi Spa Experience in Ho Chi Minh City : $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
  • Alba Thanh Tan Hot Springs Ticket in Hue City: $4.19
  • Traditional Singing Performance on Huong River Ticket in Hue: $4.19
  • SUP Experience in Perfume River (Huong River - Hue): $4.39

Tours and Activities in Da Nang

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

  • 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
  • SUP Experience in Perfume River (Huong River - Hue): $4.39
  • Ngo Spa & Massage Experience in Ho Chi Minh City: $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.

The average person spends about $8.27 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 $5.09
    Da Nang $8.27
Typical Alcohol prices in Hue

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


  • Beer
    $1.10


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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