Phong Nha – Ke bang is a National Park which is located in the Quang Binh Province – a province in Middle of Vietnam. Phong Nha Town is 30 km far from Dong Hoi City – the only city of Quang Binh province. In order to travel to Phong Nha, visitor first arrive in Dong Hoi City, then continue to go to Phong Nha by bus, taxi, motocycle, …
There are alot of methods to get to Dong Hoi City, it is 489km from Hanoi, 197km from Vinh City (Nghe An province), 94km from Dong Ha Town (Quang Tri Province), 166km from Hue city.
Travellers can get to Quang Binh by, long distance buses, trains or plane.
The major Railway Station in Quang Binh province is Dong Hoi Railway Station (ga Dong Hoi), located in Sub-area 4, Nam Ly Ward, Dong Hoi City, Tel: +8452 3836 789.
Dong Hoi Railway Station is a stop for the Vietnam Reunification Express trains. Route: Hanoi City– Dong Hoi City– Hochiminh City. If travelers want to go to Quang Binh from Hanoi City, just buy tickets for Hanoi – DongHoi route. It’s suggested to buy tickets of Reunification Express trains for better quality services. Tickets can be bought at Hanoi railway station, it ‘s cost about 25 usd/ pax (without meal) for Hanoi – Dong Hoi route.
The Vietnam Reunification Express train No. SE1
Reunification Express trains from Hanoi city to Dong Hoi city often starts at night and arrives in Dong Hoi City in the next morning after ten to eleven hours running. This kind of train stops at major railway stations in each province on it’s route.
Dong Hoi railway station, Quang Binh province
It’s almost similar for opposite route from Dong Hoi city to Hanoi. The name of trains for route the North to the Sounth (Hanoi – Dong Hoi – HCMC) are: SE1, SE3, SE5 and the South to the North are SE2, SE4, SE6.
By long distance bus
Buses transfer to/from Hanoi – Quang Binh – Ho Chi Minh City through the National Highway No.1.
There are many long distance Bus Companies but some of them are National Brands which travellers should select to buy bed tickets such as Hoang Long Bus, Mai Linh Bus.
The long distance buses from Hanoi city to Dong Hoi city often starts in the late of afternoon and arrives in Dong Hoi City in the early next morning, right in the downtown of DongHoi city.
If you have more time and want to enjoy the beauty of the localities, you could use a high quality car service (can be hired in Hanoi) to go to Quang Binh province. On the road, they can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the province before coming to Quang Binh.
If you do not have much time, you can travel by plane. Ha Noi – Dong Hoi (Quang Binh) – Ho Chi Minh City, 3 lines per week are often on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to Dong Hoi from Hanoi, with the ticket price about usd 60.00 and start at 13:50 PM form Noi Bai airport (Hanoi)
For HCMC – Dong Hoi route, it will take 1 hour and 35 minutes to get to Dong Hoi from HCMC, with the ticket price about usd 110.00 and start at 10:00 AM form Tan Son Nhat airport (HCMC)
Dong Hoi airport, Quang Binh province
Dong Hoi Airport (Vietnamese: Cảng hàng không Đồng Hới or Sân bay Đồng Hới) is located in Loc Ninh commune, 6 km north of Dong Hoi city. From the airport, you can get to Dong Hoi downtown by taxi or bus.