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How to get to Qui Nhon

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Qui Nhon is serviced by Phu Cat Airport, 30 kilometres northwest of the city. Vietnam Airlines runs a shuttle bus from the city to the airport. The shuttle departs 01 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street 2.5 hrs before the flight, costs 50,000 dong per person.

Jetstar, Vietnam Airlines and VietJet have flights to Ho Chi Minh City while Hanoi is served by Vietnam Airlines and VietJet.

There’s an official Vietnam Airlines booking office at 272-274 Tran Hung Dao St; T: (056) 382 5313; open daily 08:00-11:00 & 13:30-16:30.


Qui Nhon has a train station, but it's at the end of a spur that connects to the main line 15 km north at Dieu Tri, which is the main station for the area. Dieu Tri station is on the Reunification Express with routes northbound to Hanoi, southbound to Saigon.

There is only one train a day directly from Qui Nhon to Saigon via Dieu Tri at 14:56. Otherwise, get yourself to Dieu Tri for more Saigon departures throughout the day.

If you want to catch a northbound train, the train is scheduled to arrive in Dieu Tri at 15:21 and you change trains. There is a Hanoi train usually at 17:29 and 21:17. See the Vietnam railway website for up to date schedule.

You should book tickets at least a day in advance at the Qui Nhon Station for departures from Dieu Tri.

To get from Dieu Tri train station to Qui Nhon, aside from taxi, there is a public bus. Walk out to the main road to get bus T22, which can deposit you at the Coopmart on Le Duan St, in the centre of the city.


Qui Nhon's bus station is located at the roundabout with Tay Son St and QL1D in the southwest edge of town in front of a shopping centre with Big C, big box store Metro and a cinema. The station is surrounded by a fortress of motels. Meter taxis and xe om wait along the perimeter.

The station has many local minibuses that depart in the morning when there are enough people, especially for destinations in the Central Highlands such as Kon Tum and Pleiku. A handful of companies operating long distance routes with large air-con buses.

One of the better bus companies is orange Phuong Trang (Futa), which has comfortable buses with air-con, water and WiFi. With the exception of HCMC, the fare usually includes a shuttle from the bus station to your desired drop-off in the city.

Da Lat: bus departs at 20:00, 21:30. Costs 210,000 dong.
Da Nang: bus departs at 22:00. Costs 165,000 dong.
HCMC: sleeper bus departs at 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30. Costs 245,000 dong and takes 14 hrs.
Nha Trang: sleeper bus departs at 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30. Costs 195,000 dong.
Quang Ngai: bus departs at 22:00. Costs 165,000 dong.
Phan Thiet: sleeper bus departs at 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30. Costs 225,000 dong.

With other companies, sample destinations include:
Da Lat: departs at 06:30, sleeper bus at 19:30. Costs 175,000 dong; sleeper 200,000 dong.
Dak Lak (Buon Ma Thuot): departs at 18:30, 19:00. Costs 180,000 dong.
Hanoi: departs at 11:45. Costs 500,000 dong.
Hue: departs at 05:00, 06:00, 09:45; 17:00, 19:30, 20:30. Costs 200,000 dong.
Nha Trang: departs at 06:30, sleeper bus at 19:30. Costs 90,000 dong; sleeper 100,000 dong.
Tuy Hoa: departs at 10:00, 16:00. Costs 60,000 dong.
Vinh: departs at 14:00. Costs 400,000 dong.

There is bus service to Pakse and Vientiane, Laos. They leave at 06:00 and take forever.

There is a city bus network and the most handy for travellers will likely be the T11 bus south to Bai Xep. From the front of the Metro store, T11 departs hourly from 05:30 to 17:00, costs 9,000 dong. You can also catch this bus at a stop at Coopmart in the city centre. If headed to Bai Xep and you’re coming on a bus from the south, the driver can drop you off en route but you’ll have to monitor where you are on a map app and tell them where to stop as the driver may not know.

Getting around

The wide and flat boulevard along the water is excellent for cycling — perhaps one of the most pedestrian and cycling friendly waterfronts we have seen in all of Vietnam. At sunset, you’ll see locals pedalling around and taking a lazy cruise on motorbike for enjoyment.

Guesthouses rent motorbikes. The city is relatively small and a Mai Linh meter taxi can get you anywhere rather cheaply. Xe om are not a common feature in the city, except around major hubs like the bus station. For those heading to Bai Xep beach, a taxi from the city is about 130,000-170,000 dong.