Ba Na Hills is one of the most attractive tourist destinations not only in Da Nang but also in all central Vietnam. This famous tourist attraction is located about 30 km from the center of the city but there are many ways to choose from when planning how to get from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills.
From Da Nang to Ba Na Hills by Motorbike
Motorbike is the mean of transportation that is chosen by many travelers for traveling around Da Nang so going from the city to Ba Na Hills by motorbike is not a bad choice either as long as you know how to use Google Maps and refill the tank. This is a way of transportation also used by the majority of young local people as it is a convenient and economical option. You can take control of your travel time.
Conditions of the road to Ba Na Hills are excellent. However, you must be extremely careful when driving at some parts of the road, especially on Hoang Van Thai Street in Lien Chieu District as many big trucks are using the road.
If traveling to Ba Na Hills by motorbike, you should start your trip a little early and book the cable car in advance to avoid wasting time queuing, especially during the high season.
You can rent a motorbike at your hotel or any motorbike rental shop and it should cost around 100,000-150,000 VND per day. To rent a motorbike, you need to prepare an identity card, driver's license and deposit (in most cases).
Shuttle Bus from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills
Another good way for getting to Ba Na Hills for solo travelers and small groups is taking a shuttle bus. Currently, the shuttle bus is a fairly popular mean of transportation for tourists. The shuttle bus from central Da Nang to Ba Na Hills starts running from 7:30 and returns to Da Nang in the evening, with the last trip scheduled at 19:00. It also includes a hotel pick-up and drop-off service. Shuttle bus travel time from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills is about 70-80 minutes.
Ba Na Hills Shuttle Bus Tickets
Normally, a one-way shuttle bus ticket price ranges from 110,000 VND to 150,000 VND, but you can find a much better deal for only 55,000 VND per trip here: Ba Na Hills shuttle bus transfer.
Ba Na Hills Shuttle Bus Schedule
The schedule of Ba Na Hills shuttle bus is the following.
Da Nang to Ba Na Hills:
Ba Na Hills to Da Nang:
Private Transfer from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills
When traveling in a group, booking a private transfer from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills is the most convenient option. With a private transfer, you will not have to worry about anything and there will be more time for you to explore all the attractions around Da Nang. Many reliable car rental agencies can offer you hourly and day-to-day rentals that suit your needs. You can also book Grab or Uber but the price of the trip won’t be much different. Actually, during peak hours Grab fare can be even higher than you would be paying for a pre-booked private transfer to Ba Na Hill.
If you are flying to Da Nang International Airport and want to head right to Ba Na Hills, private transfer Da Nang Airport (DAD) - Ba Na Hills will cost you from 400,000 VND per trip.
Booking a private transfer from Da Nang City to Ba Na Hills for a group of 3-12 people can be done here: Private City Transfers between Da Nang and Ba Na Hills. The price of private transfer starts from 450,000 VND for one-way trip and from 660,000 VND for round-trip.
Taxi from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills
If you are traveling with your family or in a group, taking a taxi from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills is also a good and convenient option. There are many different taxi companies in Da Nang to choose from and you can ask the hotel reception to call a taxi for you.
Some of the most reliable taxi companies in Da Nang:
- Vinasun Taxi: 0236 368 6868
- Mai Linh Taxi: 0236 356 5656
- Tien Sa Taxi: 0236 379 7979
The taxi fare from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills should be about 350,000 - 450,000 VND for a one-way trip, and 600,000 - 900,000 VND for a round-trip, depending on the type of taxi.
Many travelers charter taxi for a round trip which includes waiting time at Ba Na Hills. You should carefully check about the waiting time to agree the price before making a decision because the cheap round-trip packages they are offering are usually limited to 4 hours. Typically, at Ba Na Hills you will spend a lot of time just to buy tickets (if not booked in advance) and to take a 2-way cable car. At the end, you will have only a bit more than 2 hours to spend exploring Ba Na Hills. If you will be late, the taxi will charge an extra waiting fee that normally starts from 60,000 VND per hour. Additionally, there will be a surcharge of 100,000 VND, if you are travelling late at night or early in the morning. The round-trip packages for 800,000 VND with a 6-hour waiting time are more expensive but they might be more suitable as you can have enough time to explore all of Ba Na Hills.
Ba Na Hills Tour
There are many tours from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills, offering different quality of services. When taking a tour, the service provider should take care of everything: transportation from your hotel to Ba Na Hills, entrance and cable car tickets, lunch with the guide. Ba Na Hills tour prices range from 1,200,000 VND to 1,800,000 VND per person.
When looking for Ba Na Hills tour, you will find that tour programs of all companies are almost the same. Let us explain what you should consider and what services can be included in the tour price:
Round trip hotel transfer from and to Da Nang city center: This can save your transportation costs significantly.
Ba Na Hills Admission fee: The entrance fee is fixed at 750,000 VND per person at the moment and normally must include a cable car ride as well as entrance to all the places on Ba Na Hills such as Golden Bridge, Flower Garden, Wine Cellar, Fantasy Park, Linh Ung Pagoda French Village, except for the Wax Museum.
Buffet meals: Food at Ba Na Hills is surprisingly expensive, as you will find 1 sausage being sold at 100,000 VND. All Vietnamese buffet restaurants on Ba Na Hills such as Lavande, Beer Plaza, Morin, Arapang are priced at 255,000 VND. It might be better to book a ticket with buffet option so you wouldn’t need to worry about food.
Guide: Tour includes an English speaking guide to explain details about Ba Na Hills.
Some of the best value for money Ba Na Hills tour can be booked here: Ba Na Hills Day Trip from Da Nang.
Ba Na Hills Tour Itinerary
This is a sample itinerary when you’re taking a Ba Na Hills Tour:
- 8:00-8:45 pick up at the hotel in Da Nang City center
- 9:30 check in at Suoi Mo Cable Car Station and transfer to Marseille Station
- 10:00 explore Golden Bridge
- 10:30 drop by Le Jardin D’Amour (the Flower Garden of Love)
- Visit Linh Ung Pagoda
- Visit Debay Wine Cellar
- 11:30 take a short break and go to the restaurant
- 12:00 Vietnamese lunch buffet
- 13:00 free time to explore and play games at the Fantasy Park as well as to explore King Peak
- 15:00-15:30 return to the Cable Car Station and back to the Gateway
- 16:30-17:30 end of tour, drop off at the hotel
We normally prefer going on our own instead of taking a tour to any attractions. However, when traveling to Ba Na Hills, taking a tour is often the best and most cost-effective option. We compared the total cost of traveling independently and joining the tour and the tour came out to be significantly cheaper than self-travel. The only downside when going on a tour is limited time, but we had more than enough time for exploring everything we wanted during a 1-day tour to Ba Na Hills.
If you will be traveling there independently, book your Ba Na Hills Tickets online. You can save more than 20,000 VND per person when booking your tickets this way.