Transportation Guide: Getting Around in Da Nang

Da Nang is a fantastic coastal city to explore with many attractive destinations. Here is our advice for you to conquer the city on your own and the absolute must-not-miss places in the city!

Da Nang is one of the most desirable cities to live in Vietnam. Vibrant and dynamic, ever-moving forward at a perfect pace with well-rounded infrastructure development, the city has proved to be highly efficient in transportation. So, getting around Da Nang should be easy and enjoyable for all travelers.

Getting around in Da Nang is fairly convenient compared to other cities in Vietnam thanks to its spacious roadways, bridges, and walkways as well as budget-friendly public transportation. Known as the tourist capital of South Central Vietnam, there are plenty of sightseeing, dining, and shopping opportunities available within the city centre. However, no trip to Da Nang is complete without making your way to its pristine beaches, breath-taking mountains, war memorial sites and ancient pagodas, all of which require the use of motorised vehicles such as motorcycle taxis, buses, and private cars. With that being said, we’ve compiled a helpful guide on Da Nang transportation for a hassle-free vacation.

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Grab car/ Taxi – Comfortable Da Nang transportation

Grab car is a popular app used in Da Nang due to its convenient and quick features. Besides, it helps you save a bit of money in comparison with taxis. You can easily get a Grab on the streets as long as you have the app ready in your smartphone. However, it requires an Internet or data connection to use this app. Therefore, before traveling to Vietnam, remember to check the information about mobile data packages. Thanks to the exact pinpointing in pickup and drop-off locations, you can avoid communication problems. Moreover, you can pay by credit cards if having a Grab ride.


Taxis are available everywhere in Da Nang, particularly nearby hotels, tourist attractions, and shopping malls. While taxi scams are quite rare in Da Nang, the most popular (and reliable) taxi companies are Mai Linh (+84 236 356 5656), Taxi Xanh (+84 236 368 6868), and Vinasun (+84 236 368 6868). All taxis are fitted with metres, with the starting price at VND 12,000 and VND 15,000 for every subsequent kilometre. The drivers also have a fairly good command of English, and there’s also a helpline number stated on the passenger door should you require further assistance.

Grab bike/ Motorbike taxi – Popular Da Nang transportation

Travelling by motorcycle taxi or xe om is a good way of exploring outside the city centre on a budget. You can easily find several parked at the tourist-friendly Bach Dang and Tran Phu Street as well as popular attractions such as My Khe Beach, and Marble Mountains. Do note that the fare is based on your bargaining skills, so make sure you have finalised the price with your driver before hopping on a motorcycle taxi. To be on the safe side, a two-kilometre xe om ride should cost between VND 10,000 and VND 15,000.

Not like traditional motorbike taxi, Grab bike offers a better way to travel in the city. It can locate exact locations and show a clear price for your booking. Referring to the motorbike taxi, it’s the origin of Grab car in Vietnam but now it’s not popular as it used to be. It gives you a more true and unique local experience with the elder drivers. However, you have to bargain the price and sometimes, you can be fall in a scam. Hence, if you want to have a go, know the destination and the price before hopping on a motorcycle taxi.

Bus – Friendly Da Nang transportation

To encourage the citizens to use public transportation, the authorities have provided modern buses and improved the services as well. Besides, the city also has subsided bus routes with only 5,000 VND/passenger/turn to get around in the urban area. Thanks to this, travel by bus brings a pleasant experience for customers.

Additionally, you can use the Google Map and its schedule explorer to locate exactly the nearest bus stop and the arrival time of the bus. It helps your journey more convenient.

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From the first moment of your arrival in Vietnam, FPT University will provide transportation from Noi Bai International Airport, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, and Da Nang International Airport. A free airport pickup service is only offered to newly commencing international students to bring the warmest welcome for them.

In addition, the university also provides transportation support for international students. One of the best ways to save money when you go abroad is to use local vehicles. At FPT University, all new international students will have a chance to get a free bus pass for the first year, which can be used to travel throughout the city.

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