Many budget travelers who are exploring the country of Vietnam will arrive in the City of Da Nang by bus. There are two bus stations within Da Nang. Firstly the large Da Nang Intercity Bus Station which is located over towards the west of the city, around three kilometers from the center, and the local bus station which is almost right next door.
The main bus routes which incorporate the City of Da Nang run from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, which also stops at Hue, Lang Co, Quang Ngai, Tuy Hoa and Nha Trang. Seven buses are schedule to run each day and it is advisable to book tickets in advance, as they fill up fast. The buses are fairly comfortable and are air conditioned, but the journey can be slow going simply due to the state of some of the roads they have to travel.
The local bus station which is located around 200 meters from the Intercity Bus Station is the place to catch buses to more local destinations such as Hoi An. Most of these buses are not air conditioned and can become very full. Definitely not recommended for people travelling with small children.