Victory Transportation

Victory Road Villas are located at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, 45 kilometers from the transport hub of Dong Hoi. It will take around 50 minutes to reach Phong Nha from Dong Hoi airport or train station.

How to get to Phong Nha

Here is some information on how to get to Victory Road Villas. If you would like any information or advice on onward travel to your next destination after Victory Road Villas please let us know

From Dong Hoi:
Our nearest train station and airport are in Dong Hoi, about 45 KM from Victory Road Villas. Your options for getting here from Dong Hoi are: Private transfer, local taxi or local bus. If you are booking a long distance bus from Hanoi, Hue or Da Nang, get one that comes directly to Phong Nha, not to Dong Hoi to save you on the transfer.

Local Bus: Departs regularly, is very cheap but takes around 90 minutes. It can drop you off on the road a few minutes walk from Victory Road Villas

The bus departs from Dong Hoi at 05h30, 06h00 and then every hour until 17h00
The bus departs from Phong Nha 05h30, 06h00 and then every hour until 17h00

Email us for more information and maps for taking the local bus.

Private Transfer: We can arrange a car or minivan to pick you up from/take you to Dong Hoi. The cost of the transfer is shared by the number of people arriving/leaving.

The price of transfer, between Dong Hoi and The Victory Road Villas, per person is:

1 passenger – 500,000VND
2 passengers – 250,000VND each
3 passengers – 170,000VND each
4 or more passengers – 125,000VND each

We always try to get more people in the car if arriving at the same time to make it cheaper. We’ll need the details of how and when you arrive, including your flight number or train number. Please confirm with us once you have bought your tickets. If you have a mobile number, please let us know in case there are any delays to your plane or train.

Local taxi: There are more taxis available in Dong Hoi now and competition is bringing the prices down. Barter them down to between 400,000VND and 600,000VND. Local taxis have been known to ask for between 600,000VND and 1,000,000VND in the past, sometimes even after agreeing to a lower price, so make sure you clearly agree a reasonable price before you set out. It is far easier to arrange a car from us where the driver will know where he is going and the price is fixed.

Traveling from Hanoi

Fly

The easiest way of getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha is to fly to Dong Hoi. Vietnam Airlines and Vietjetair operate flights from Hanoi daily and they can be very reasonably priced when booked in advance.

Here are the websites:

https://www.vietnamairlines.com/

http://www.vietjetair.com/Sites/Web/en-US/Home

Train

An overnight train from Hanoi is a reasonable way to get to Dong Hoi. You can see the train times and availability at vetau.com.vn. This is the official website of Vietnam Railways but they do not allow payment with non-Vietnamese credit cards. To make advance bookings with overseas credit cards, book at www.baolau.vn. They are a travel agent and will take a small fee but they are reliable. Book all trains to DONG HOI, NOT DONG HA, then either take the local bus, taxi or organise a transfer with us.

Sleeper Bus

The cheapest way of getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha is by sleeper bus. “Sleeper bus” describes the near flat seat that you will get, and is no guarantee of getting any sleep at all. If you choose to take the bus, we suggest the Hung Thanh bus from 162B Tran Quang Khai at 18:00. This drops you off in Phong Nha Village at around 04:00 in the morning. Queen Cafe bus also operates this route, but avoid the Camel Travel bus as it is very unreliable in where it drops people. If booking with an agent, please ask them which bus company they are booking you with. Once you arrive in Phong Nha Village you will need a transfer to Victory Road Villas that we can arrange for you – either by car or motorbike taxi.

Traveling from Ha Long-Hai Phong

Fly

The easiest way of getting from Hai Phong to Phong Nha is to fly to Dong Hoi. Jestar operate flights from Hanoi daily and they can be very reasonably priced when booked in advance. Here is the website: http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/home

Sleeper Bus

The cheapest way of getting from Hai Phong to Phong Nha is by sleeper bus. “Sleeper bus” describes the near flat seat that you will get, and is no guarantee of getting any sleep at all. If you choose to take the bus, we suggest the Hung Thanh bus that you can ask your hotel to book tickets to Phong Nha not to Dong Hoi. This drops you off in Phong Nha Village at around 04:00 in the morning. Queen Cafe bus also operates this route, but avoid the Camel Travel bus as it is very unreliable in where it drops people. If booking with an agent, please ask them which bus company they are booking you with. Once you arrive in Phong Nha Village you will need a transfer to Victory Road Villas that we can arrange for you – either by car or motorbike taxi.

Traveling from Ninh Binh

Train

An overnight train from Ninh Binh is a reasonable way to get to Dong Hoi. You can see the train times and availability at vetau.com.vn. This is the official website of Vietnam Railways but they do not allow payment with non-Vietnamese credit cards. To make advance bookings with overseas credit cards, book at www.baolau.vn. They are a travel agent and will take a small fee but they are reliable. Book all trains to DONG HOI, NOT DONG HA, then either take the local bus, taxi or organise a transfer with us.

Sleeper Bus

The cheapest way of getting from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha is by sleeper bus. “Sleeper bus” describes the near flat seat that you will get, and is no guarantee of getting any sleep at all. If you choose to take the bus, we suggest the Hung Thanh bus that leaves from Ninh Binh around 20:00pm. You can ask your hotel to book the bus, otherwise you can book tickets at Kinh Do Hotel-18 Phan Dinh Phung street. This drops you off in Phong Nha Village at around 04:00 in the morning. Queen Cafe bus also operates this route, but avoid the Camel Travel bus as it is very unreliable in where it drops people. If booking with an agent, please ask them which bus company they are booking you with. Once you arrive in Phong Nha Village you will need a transfer to Victory Road Villas that we can arrange for you – either by car or motorbike taxi.

Traveling from Hue

Please note that these same options can be used to go TO Hue as well.

Option 1) The train

The train from Hue to Dong Hoi takes just 4 hours, but you will then need to get to the Farmstay, which is 45 KM from the train station. We can arrange a transfer for you from Dong Hoi or you can take the local bus that makes its winding way from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha Village.

You can see the train times and availability at vetau.com.vn. This is the official website of Vietnam Railways but they do not allow payment with non-Vietnamese credit cards. To make advance bookings with overseas credit cards, book at www.baolau.vn. They are a travel agent and will take a small fee but they are reliable. Book all trains to DONG HOI, NOT DONG HA, then either take the local bus, taxi or organize a transfer with us.

Option 2) Private Car

A private car from Hue to Victory Road Villas costs 2,650,000VND for up to 4 people and 3,200,000VND for group from 5 to 10 people which can be arranged by emailing us and we can arrange stops along the at the Vinh Moc Tunnels and the Ben Hai River museum.

Option 3) Motorbike – For a bit of adventure, you could also do single or multi day motorbike tour through some fabulous scenery to get to Victory Road Villas!

Option 4) Buses

Hung Thanh bus departs from 49 Chu Van An at 16:30 and arrives in Phong Nha town at around 21:00 or a little later. We can then arrange a transfer to get you to Victory Road Villas which is about 1 KM out of town. There are other bus companies that run the same route. We don’t recommend the Camel Travel bus as their drop of location is not in Phong Nha Village.

The Tan Nhat bus departs from the Why Not? Bar at 06:30/07:00 and will drop you off in Phong Nha at around 12:00. This is a bus that does a day tour to Phong Nha but also takes passengers.

DMZ bus also departs from the DMZ bar-60 Lê Lợi treet, they might pick-you up at your hotel if possible around 14:00 pm. It costs around 150,000vnd/pax. The driver can drop you off directly at Victory Road Villas.

The local bus The “Phuc Vu” (don’t ask us to pronounce that) bus departs Hue at 11h25 from Ben Xe Phia Bac (South bus station) You pay the driver 90,000-150,000VND depending what mood he is in, and tell him “Phong Nha”. This is a local bus and we have no control over it. It is cheap and fast (when it goes on time and doesn’t break down). It takes about 4-5 hours. This bus returns Phong Nha to Hue at 05h00 each day.

*please note that the bus and train schedules change without notice so please confirm the information above before you travel

Traveling from Da Nang / Hoi An

Option 1) Private Car

A private car from Hoi An to Victory Road Villas costs between 4,600,000 and 5,000,000vnd depending on the number of people and your starting point in Hoi An. Private cars can be arranged by emailing us, and we can arrange stops along the way such as the Hai Van Pass, Hue, Vinh Moc Tunnels and the Ben Hai River museum.

Option 2) The Train

The train from Da Nang is very scenic and is a great option. You can see the train times and availability at vetau.com.vn. This is the official website of Vietnam Railways but they do not allow payment with non-Vietnamese credit cards. To make advance bookings with overseas credit cards, book at www.baolau.vn. They are a travel agent and will take a small fee but they are reliable. Book all trains to DONG HOI, NOT DONG HA, then either take the local bus, taxi or organize a transfer with us. We can arrange a transfer for you from Dong Hoi or you can take the local bus from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha

Option 3) Motorbike – For a bit of adventure, consider travelling to Hue with an Easy Rider Motorbike such as with Le Family Riders on your way north, then seen the Hue transport options for getting here. You could also do a multi day motorbike tour through some fabulous scenery to get all the way to Victory Road Villas!

Option 4) Jeep – For a bit of adventure on 4 wheels rather than 2, take a Jeep from Hoi An to Hue or all the way to Phong Nha. These superb all inclusive tours can be booked through Victory Road Villas. Please let us know if you would like some more information.

Option 5) Local bus from Da Nang. Departs from the Da Nang Bus Station in Da Nang at 01:00pm. You simply go there and find the Bus with “Da Nang – Phong Nha” written across the front of it. Its Rego plate is 73L9018. You pay the driver 250,000VND depending what mood he is in. This is a local bus and we have no control over it. It is cheap and fast when it goes on time and doesn’t break down. There is also a 29 seat bus with the same company called Bao Vuong, with the number 73B-00194. *please note that the bus schedules change without notice so please confirm the information above before you travel

Option 6) Hung Thanh bus from Hoi An Hung Thanh Office, 105 Ton Duc Thang, Hoi An Old Town/ Hung Thanh bus Office in Da Nang at No 28 3/2 street. This bus will leave from Hoi An around 13:00pm/14:00pm from Da Nang and stop for about 30 minutes to an hour in Hue and get to Phong Nha Village about 21:00 pm. You can ask your hotel if they can help you to book tickets, otherwise you can go to Hung Thanh bus office at 105 Ton Duc Thang, Hoi An Old Town.

Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City

The only realistic option: Fly
Any bus or train from Ho Chi Minh is going to take too long as the distance is just too great. Save 24 hours of your holiday and fly. There are a number of airlines now flying from Saigon to Dong Hoi so the competition makes the price really reasonable. See Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar or Vietjet, with Vietnam Airlines being the most reliable airline in terms of departure time changes, delays and cancellations