Quy Nhon need to know guide

Quy Nhon - getting there and away

26 Jun 2012

Getting to and from Quy Nhon by air, road and rail.

By air

Vietnam Airlines operates several flights per day between Hanoi, Saigon and Quy Nhon. Quy Nhon's main airport is the former US base at Phu Cat. It's 40km north of the town.

Since Quy Nhon tends not to be a major magnet for travellers, if you're flying in, there's a fair chance you're headed to Life Resort - the best beach resort in the area.

If you're arriving by air, you might want to include visits to some of the Cham towers nearby the airport on your way to town.

By road

Quy Nhon is most commonly visited by travellers heading up or down Highway 1 between Nha Trang and Hoi An. It's a convenient middle point.

If you're travelling along Highway 1, you'll likely be using one of the traveller bus services that ply the route. It's also possible to use taxis or private cars (with drivers) for these legs and this becomes reasonably economical if there are two or more people travelling together.

The advantage of travelling in your own vehicle rather than a bus, is the flexibility to stop as you please and take photos. You'll be able to visit some of the Cham towers along Highway 1 if you have your own vehicle.

Bus drivers are notoriously aggressive as well so there is probably a better chance of a safe journey in a private vehicle where you can impress on the driver that you'd like to move cautiously.

By rail

The main Reunification Express rail line between Hanoi and Saigon stops in Quy Nhon at Dieu Tri station. There are several services arriving each day from north and south. Check locally for latest fares and schedules.

Dieu Tri station is 10kms from downtown Quy Nhon just off Highway 1.

Mark Bowyer
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