Trains from Dong Hoi to Hue

By train the journey from Dong Hoi to Hue is scheduled to take from 3 to 4 hours depending upon which train you take.

Train Times from Dong Hoi to Hue


There are currently 5 trains a day from Dong Hoi to Hue.

TrainDong HoiHue
SE900:3503:32
SE502:3505:34
SE305:4108:40
SE107:0509:59
SE716:5620:33
  • The fastest train service from Dong Hoi to Hue is Train #SE1 which departs from Dong Hoi at 07:05 and is scheduled to arrive in Hue 2 hours 54 minutes later at 09:59.
  • The slowest of the train services from Dong Hoi to Hue is Train #SE7 departing at 16:56 and arriving in Hue at 20:33, a journey time of 3 hours 37 minutes.

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Location of Dong Hoi Railway Station


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Location of Hue Railway Station


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Places to visit in Hue


The three top attractions in Hue are the Imperial Citadel, The Tomb of Khai Dinh, and the Thien Mu Pagoda.

Imperial Citadel

The Imperial Citadel is easy walking distance from the centre of Hue, on the north side of the Perfume River. The Imperial Citadel was the residence of the last Imperial Dynasty of Vietnam from 1804 until 1945, when the monarchy was dissolved. The Imperial Citadel covers a large area surrounded by thick walls and a moat.

The Imperial Citadel was extensively damaged during the Vietnam War and there are a lot of open spaces and low walls around the site where once stood impressive buildings. Nonetheless, the Imperial Citadel is being slowly rebuilt and there is enough there to provide visitors with a good sense of how it would have looked in its heyday. Particularly impressive are the elaborate gates which survived the fighting.

Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue
Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue

The Tomb of Khai Dinh and the Thien Mu Pagoda are located outside the city centre and as consequence came through the Vietnam War virtually unscathed.

Tomb of Khai Dinh

The Tomb of Khai Dinh runs up the side of a hill with stairs and landing culminating in a Palace on the upper most level which contains the Emperor Khai Dinh’s tomb. Khai Dinh was an unpopular ruler who taxed his subjects heavily to build his tomb, spending their hard earned money on glass, metal work, and ceramic imported from France. The room with the tomb is staggering it’s opulence and a sharp contrast to the homes in which the poor farmers who paid for it lived in.

Thien Mu Pagoda

The Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as Pagoda of the Celestial Lady, is a 7 storey structure on the banks of the Perfume River built in 1601. The legend is that an old lady (the ‘celestial lady’ or Thien Mu) told the Lord who founded the city where it should be constructed and the pagoda was built to honour her. As well as the Pagoda there are some interesting statues and building in the grounds of the temple, including one housing the vintage car belonging to the monk Thich Quang Duc who set himself on fire in 1963 to protest against the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese Government.

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