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Hue, Tinh Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam

How much does it cost to travel to Hue?

You should plan to spend around $48 (d1,213,094) per day on your vacation in Hue. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $15 (d374,218) on meals
  • $12 (d304,450) on local transportation
  • $45 (d1,147,578) on hotels

A one week trip to Hue for two people costs, on average, $668 (d16,983,313). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $48
    d1,213,094
  • One Week Per person
    $334
    d8,491,657
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $668
    d16,983,313
  • One Month Per person
    $1,432
    d36,392,814
  • One Week For a couple
    $668
    d16,983,313
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,336
    d33,966,626
  • One Month For a couple
    $2,864
    d72,785,628
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hue cost?

A one week trip to Hue usually costs around $334 (d8,491,657) for one person and $668 (d16,983,313) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hue on average costs around $668 (d16,983,313) for one person and $1,336 (d33,966,626) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hue will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hue on average costs around $1,432 (d36,392,814) for one person and $2,864 (d72,785,628) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Hue has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hue expensive to visit?

Hue is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Vietnam, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Hue is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Mandalay, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Hue Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hue?

The average Hue trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hue travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) d1,147,578 ($45)
Local Transportation 1 d304,450 ($12)
Food 2 d374,218 ($15)
Entertainment 1 d279,527 ($11)
Tips and Handouts 1 d57,786 - 173,359 ($2 - 7)
Alcohol 2 d72,462 - 217,386 ($3 - 9)
Accommodation Budget in Hue
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hue is $23 (d573,789). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hue is $45 (d1,147,578). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $23
    d573,789
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $45
    d1,147,578

Hotel Prices in Hue

Looking for a hotel in Hue? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hue based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $21. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Hue
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hue is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 (d304,450) per person, per day, on local transportation in Hue.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $12
    d304,450

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Flights to Hue
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Rental Cars in Hue
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Hue?

Typical prices for Transportation in Hue are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hue, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Cyclo
    d12,000
  • Short Taxi Ride
    d22,000
  • Taxi Ride to Tombs
    d350,000


Food Budget in Hue
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Hue can vary, the average cost of food in Hue is $15 (d374,218) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hue should cost around $5.89 (d149,687) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hue is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $15
    d374,218

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What did other people spend on Food in Hue?

Typical prices for Food in Hue are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hue, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • River Night Market Dinner (for Two)
    d200,000
  • Two Sugarcane Drinks
    d20,000
  • Quick Lunch (for Two)
    d55,000
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    d110,000


Entertainment Budget in Hue
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Hue typically cost an average of $11 (d279,527) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $11
    d279,527

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment in Hue?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Hue are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hue, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Boat Ride
    d195,000
  • Bicycle Rental (One Day)
    d28,000
  • Imperial Citadel Entrance
    d80,000
  • Massage at Institute for the Blind
    d40,000


Tips and Handouts Budget in Hue
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Hue is $4.55 (d115,573) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Hue is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $4.55
    d115,573


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Hue
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Hue is $0.59 (d15,000), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $0.59
    d15,000


Alcohol Budget in Hue
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $5.70 (d144,924) on alcoholic beverages in Hue per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $5.70
    d144,924

What did other people spend on Alcohol in Hue?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Hue are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hue, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Beer
    d25,000


Water Budget in Hue
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.95 (d24,046) on bottled water in Hue per day. The public water in Hue is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.95
    d24,046


Hue on a Budget
Hue Royal Palace, Hue, Vietnam
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.

Today, Hue offers visitors a unique experience with a vibrant atmosphere and rich culture. Many people stop in Hue on their way between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Hue has a tropical monsoon climate. The dry season is between March and August, when high temperatures can climb above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The rainy season is from August to January, and the flood season is from October onwards. Temperatures in the rainy season average 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sights
As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, there are some great sights around the city. Make sure you visit the Imperial Citadel and the Tombs of the Emperors, both of which are highlights of the area. The Imperial Citadel is the former seat of the government and has a large complex of temples, pavilions, moats, shops, museums, and galleries. The Tombs of the Emperors are located on the Perfume River to the south of the city. They are best visited by river boat cruise.

Other interesting sights in Hue include Thien Mu Pagoda, Thanh Toan Bridge, and Phu Bai Airport.
Neighborhoods
Hue is divided by the Perfume River or Huong Giang. On the north side of the river you'll find the city's old town and the Citadel. On the south side you'll find most of the city's restaurants and hotels as well as the newer and modern city center. There's a lovely promenade and park area that runs along the riverside, making for a nice place to stroll. Check out some of the unusual sculptures along the way. There are also some interesting tombs that are further outside of town in the outskirts of the city.

Activities
There are many different activities that you can enjoy while you're in Hue. Motobike tours of the area are common. There are both day trips and multi-day trips that take you to the nearby town of Hoi An.

Other activities in the area include visiting the Alba Thanh Tan Hot Springs, going to My An Hot Spring and Spa, visiting Thuan An Beach, or enjoying a city sightseeing and food tour.
Food and Dining
If you're interested in good Vietnamese food, there are some great local specialties around Hue. The city is famous for its Imperial cuisine, which was typically served for the emperor. An imperial banquet is a unique experience that is worth trying if you have the chance.

There are several traditional local dishes in Hue. Bun bo Hue is a noodle soup with beef slices that is popular and ubiquitous. Nem Lui is made with minced pork that is cooked on bamboo sticks over hot coals. Banh Khoai is a pancake that is stuffed with bean sprouts, shrimp, and pork. Bun Thit Nuong is a barbecued pork that is served with vegetables and noodles. Banh Beo is an appetizer of sticky rice with shrimp and pork. It's usually served with a sweet fish sauce.

Also make sure you pick up a box of the locally made sesame candy which is quite tasty.

Transportation
Your options for traveling around Hue are similar to those in other Vietnamese cities. There is no shortage of cyclos, motorbikes, or taxis around town. Generally, the meters are a reliable option in Hue and you can expect the drivers to rely on their meters. Trips usually start somewhere around 15,000 dong for about two kilometers and then climb upwards from there. If you suspect that the meter has been tinkered with, mention calling the police and the driver will back down. A trip to the tombs on the outskirts of town should cost roughly 300,000 dong, including the wait time.

With motorbikes, negotiate a fair price and walk away if they do not agree to a price you consider reasonable. There are no shortage of motorbikes or cyclos so you will find someone else who is more fair in their pricing. You should not have to pay more than 20,000 dong for a trip within Hue.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.