Traveling to Hue – 5 ways to save money !
What will you do with less than 100 USD ? You want to travel but you worry about cost, you think this money is not enough to satisfy a journey. However, after reading this article, you will change your mind. We will introduce about tourist city where is famous with romantic and mystical beauty- Hue city. There are many travel tips in Hue including Hue free attractions and transportation in Hue. How to save money when traveling in Hue ?
1.Use cheap mean of transportation to Hue
Train is one of the good ideas to help you limit travel costs.
|limit collision with other transports||speed is quite slow|
|more relaxing than driving||some locations are not near the railway-station|
|enjoy the side of the road such as mountain, pass, river, field, other|
Ticket price from Ha Noi to Hue is only $13-$28/ person with the soft seat
Ha Noi- Hue route schedule
Booking and more details at http://www.duongsathanoi.com/
Email: [email protected]
Hue railway-station : 0978198489
Phong Nha- Hue route
The distance from Phong Nha to Dong Hoi railway-station is about 44 km ( the price is about $1). You have to go to Dong Hoi railway-station to book train ticket and go to Hue ( The price is about $14)
|Departure time||Landfall time|
|08:04 am||10:52 am|
|07:30 pm||10:42 pm|
|06:14 am||09:42 am|
|04:36 pm||07:47 pm|
|05:35 am||08:30 am|
Hoi An- Hue route
Firstly, you will go from Hoi An to Da Nang train station by local bus.Then you have to buy train ticket from Da Nang to Hue. You will lose about $ 3 for this trip.
|have more free time to talk||may be lack of seats if passengers are dense|
|reduce the traffic jam in the peak hour|
|friendly with the environment|
|quite popular in Hue city and you can be easy to find|
Hoi An- Hue route
|Form||Departure time||Landfall time|
|Form||Departure time||Landfall time|
Public transportation ticket is depend on the seat or bed. The price is only $9 to $11/ person.
Booking and more details at http://www.vietfuntravel.com.vn/open-bus-vietnam/open-bus-khoi-hanh-tu-hoi-an-hue.html
Hotline :+8428 7300 6749
Ha Noi- Hue route
You will depart from the bus station in Hanoi such as Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station, Hanoi SSB, Hanoi Sinh and go to the bus station in Hue such as Quang Nam Hoang Long, Phia Nam Hue Bus Station, Hue SSB, Hoi An SSB, Hue Sinh
This route spends about 15 hours. The first leave at 07:00 am and the last leave at 21:30 pm
The ticket price is only $11
Booking and more details at https://www.virail.vn/xe-buyt-tu-ha_noi-toi-thanh_pho_hue
Phong Nha – Hue route
- Length of the route : 175 km
- Duration : 3 hours
- The ticket price : about $4
- Number of bus route : 2
|Hanh Luyen||$4.3||04:00 am|
|Phuc Vu||$4||06:00 am|
Booking and more details at
This option is suitable when traveling with a family or a group of friend :
- Raising the sense of initiative: you can stop at any landmark to visit if you want. You can take a nap with a soft seat when feel tired.
- Avoiding the element weather such as rain, sunshine, dust, other.
- Bringing more baggage
Details of some popular routes in Viet Nam :
|Hoi An- Hue||Ha Noi- Hue||Phong Nha- Hue|
|Duration||3 hours||5 hours|
2.Visit beautiful Hue attractions with free entrance
As you know that Hue is a tourist city where attracts a large number of visitor every year. Everybody call Hue is “ Than Kinh” land because Hue is the capital of Viet Nam in the feudal and having more mystical stories in here. However, traveling in Hue is cheaper in comparison with other tourist city such as Ha Noi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh, other. You will have two options to save money when traveling in Hue.
Đông Ba market
Đông Ba market is located in the middle of the Trang Tien bridge and Gia Hoi bridge. This is a famous market in Hue. You will be lost in a colorful world from goods to local dishes such as Banh Beo, Banh Xeo, Banh Nam, Nem Lui,..
Go Lim bridge
This walking route is located along the southern bank of the Perfume river with a length of 400m. The project is 100% funded by the Korean Government. Go Lim bridge is still in progress and it is expected to start operation early the rainy season 2018.
Trang Tien Bridge
It was built by Gustave Eiffel, the person who constructed the Eiffel Tower. This bridge across the romantic Huong river and become a witness of history. Although the bridge has been remodeled a few times, but the original beauty is not lost.
Thien Mu Pagoda
The Pagoda is located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River, about 5km west of the city. Thien Mu pagoda was built in 1601 and then renovated by Lord Nguyen Phuc Tan in 1965. This temple was called the most beautiful temple in ” Đàng Trong ” at that time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMbB_5olOOc
You can visit Thien Mu pagoda by bicycle or motorbike. For tourists who want to discover the ancient beauty and traditional architecture of Pagoda, they can reach there by car or boat.
You can refer to the rental location and prices at Hue motorbike rental
Quoc hoc High school
Quoc hoc Hue was a famous school in Hue center. It was built in 1896 under the direction of Thanh Thai emperor. Moreover President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap and many other famous leaders attended in here.With a special architecture, Quoc Hoc high school became an attractive location for visitor.
Walking tour seems suitable for you to visit here. You also have a good chance to enjoy some surrounding beautiful landscapes such as Hai Ba Trung high school, Le Loi park or Trang Tien bridge, other.
Con Hen Island
This is a small island on the Perfume River running through Hue City. Con Hen became an island – a high land with an area of 26.4ha and it is famous for Com hen, Che Bap- specialty of Hue cuisine.
Dieu De pagoda
Dieu De pagoda is one of three important pagodas under Nguyen dynasty. The pagoda is called the Dieu De pagoda because the emperor wants to protect the city
and helps people back to the good way.
Hue Museum of Antiquities
if you do not want to pay $6 for Hue Imperial city, there is an option for you to still visit Hue museum of antiquities at Hue city.
Hue Imperial Museum is the place to display more than 300 valuable exhibits of the Nguyen Dynasty, providing tourists with an overview of life in Hue ancient palace.
You can read more here
Free places to visit outside of Hue
Vong Canh hill
Vong Canh Hill is only 7-km from the center of Hue city, a tourist destination suitable for those who like to explore. When you come here, you are like lost in a colorful world. In addition, the landmarks closed by are:
- Royal monuments: Tu Duc Tomb, Dong Khanh Tomb, and several Queens tombs
- Tu Hieu Pagoda
- Nam Giao Altar
- Incense Village
You just save money, just have a memorable vacation in beautiful City so Why not try to come here. You can be easily reached by car, motorbike or bicycle.
Thanh Toan village
Thanh Toan is an ancient bridge and located in Thanh Thuy Chanh village, about 8 km from the center of Hue city. Through the ups and downs of history, the bridge still preserves the architectural features.
Places to visit in at night
Embroidery Art Museum of XQ Hue
It is located 49 Le loi street, Hue city.
This is a unique feature in Vietnamese culture and the XQ in Hue is a perfect place for anyone who loves the art of embroidery.Moreover,XQ Hue is also a meaningful souvenir for domestic and foreign tourists.
Hue Walking Street
This is a ideal location for you to visit Hue at night.With the system of ranges of shops, cafes, restaurants,..It’s perfectly safe for pedestrians on weekend.
III. Book homestay in Hue
Homestay is a right choose for intelligent visitor. You can consult a few of the advantages of homestay in Hue :
The cost you spend is relatively low but you get a lot of things
– If you are traveling on a budget, homestay will help you save more money. The price of Homestay is less than Hotel but it makes your trip more meaningful.
– You will understand more about the new culture, experience the life of a Viet Nam family.
– Instead of being alone in a large room, you will be welcomed warmly and live in a very friendly space in Hue homestay.
– You will become a part of the host family and they will listen story about your journey.
– You will contribute to the development of the local economy.
Here are some suggestions for homestay/ hostel/boutique hotel to rest for you:
Best Hue homestay in Hue center
Deja Vu Homestay
The space is beautiful, bringing the closeness and relaxation for visitor.
Address: 191/3 Dien Bien Phu Street
Opening hour: 06:00 – 23:00
Price: 150,000 VND – 450,000 VND (around $6-$19)
Booking and more details at : http://www.metrip.vn/hue/deja-vu-homestay-14006
This is a comfortable and friendly space with full of service in Hue center. Coming here, you can cook, talk and share your experience together.
Address: 11 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Opening hour: 00:00 – 23:30
Price: 140,000 VND – 250,000 VND (around $6-$10)
Booking and more details at http://www.metrip.vn/hue/april-hostel-20455
This hotel is quite familiar to tourists because of the reasonable price and friendly, comfortable space
Address: 21/3 Pham Ngu Lao Street
Opening hour: Full day
Price: 130,000 VND – 500,000 VND (around $6-$22)
Booking and more details at https://www.foody.vn/hue/tin-tin-hostel
2.Best homestay in the outskirt of Hue
This is “Green” tourism model and it gives you feeling of returning to peaceful village.
Address: Minh Mang Street
Opening hour: 00:00 – 23:59
Price: 150,000 VND – 300,000 VND (around $6-$12)
Booking and more details at http://www.metrip.vn/hue/vu-homestay-14005
Located near the city center, Mosaic Garden is designed to be simple but it is still very modern with full of facilities.
Address: 11 Thuy Van commune, Huong Thuy district Hue city
Opening hour: 00:15 – 23:30
Price: 200,000 VND – 500,000 VND (around $9-$21)
Booking and more details at http://www.metrip.vn/hue/mosaic-garden-homesay-23918
How to choose best group tour that suits you?
- Based on the number of your companions
- Base on the location where you choose is far or near city
- Based on your finances
V.Eat Hue street food
Hue street food is one of the unique features of Hue cuisine. Although these dishes are sold in the street, however, nutritional value and traditional value are not lost. It is a well- known fact that Hue is not only famous for “ delicacy dishes” but also known as the land of unique and diversities local food such as Banh My, Banh loc, Banh nam, Nem lui, Banh khoai, Sweet soup,..
|Nem Lui||Banh Khoai||Banh My||Hue beef noodle||Che|
|Address||Dong Ba market||Lac thien ( 06 Dinh tien Hoang street)||Trang Tien bridge||Ha Noi street or Tran Hung Dao street||Hue walking street|
|Opening hour||05:30am to 07:00pm||at night|
You can click here to have more informations about local food https://blog.beebeetravel.com/top-5-famous-hue-street-food-to-eat-before-you-leave/
If you want to know more about the local life as well as have wonderful experience when visiting the old capital of Vietnam, you can explore the whole city with our food tour.
VI.Best selling tour
You are puzzled which place is suitable with your journey. Do not worry, these are some of the best selling tours that you should refer :
VII. Book tour with local company
- Local company is quite familiar with the landscapes in Hue including road systems or locations.
- Depending on the requirements of the customer that the tour of our company is quite diverse : Company for walking tours ; company for private transfer to Hue ; company for motorbike tour around Hue
- We have support on booking tickets for customers
- You can save money when book tour with local company
Although established not long but Beebee travel becomes a reliable company for domestic and foreign tourist. We always make effort to bring the most enjoyable and meaningful experiences for visitor. Therefore,Beebee Travel will be your great companion because we are proud of friendly and understanding.
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