The extraordinary Ba Na Hills offers cooler air, gorgeous sights, and a few world records, which is why it is such a popular day trip, or side trip, from Da Nang. However, that fact often begs the question of how to get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang. Thankfully, you have a couple different options available to you, so you will never find yourself in the middle of Da Nang wondering if you should even bother to see this incredible part of the country.
How to Get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang
One of the best ways to get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang is via a taxi or private driver. The cost for this option will vary, since every driver is different, but it is usually around 800,000 VND. This price usually includes both the trip there and back, so if you are only looking for a one-way option, it will be cheaper.
You can also consider a grab, because those prices are comparable to those of a taxi or private driver.
If you want to have a little control of your journey, then you might want to consider renting a motorbike when you are trying to get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang. The cost of a rented motorbike is normally around 150,000 VND per day and it will only take you approximately forty-five minutes to get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang.
You may be a little concerned about driving in a country that you are not used to, especially after seeing the busy city streets. However, I can assure you that the streets get a little wider outside the city and there are not as many vehicles around you. Plus, as you are riding along the roads, you will see how the atmosphere of the country changes as you leave the bustling city behind and travel out towards the rolling hills of the countryside.
It is important that you choose the right destination using your smartphone when driving a motorbike. If you simply input Ba Na Hills, the directions will take you to the top of the mountain, which you cannot reach by motorbike and you will end up nowhere near where you want to be. Instead, enter Ba Na Cable Car Service Parking Lot, because that will get you right where you can hop onto the cable car and ride to the top of the mountain where the Ba Na Hills resort is located.
Of course, if you want to keep all the planning for your time in Ba Na Hills extremely easy, you can simply choose to take a group tour from Da Nang. There are multiple companies that offer group tours and most of them include the admission into Ba Na Hills, the transportation, and even a buffet lunch in the price. The best part about using a tour group is that you will not need to wait in line for a ticket and the guide can easily show you around the park and translate anything that you do not understand.
There is a downside to using a tour group though and that is the fact that your time is not your own. You have no control of how long you stay in Ba Na Hills or what you do at what time. Your tour guide will be in charge of that and when they say it is time to go onto the next attraction, you must go with them.
Once you get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang, you will take the cable car ride to the top of the mountain. The journey does not take that long, but it offers spectacular sights of the resort and the surrounding area. In fact, if you have the time, you may want to take the ride up and down a couple of times, so you do not miss seeing any of the beauty!
A few important things to keep an eye out for during your ride include the city itself, as well as the Hai Van Pass, the sparkling sea, and the Son Tra Peninsula.
Make sure you thoroughly enjoy yourself after you get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang. There is so much to do and see and you may have a difficult time deciding which way to go at first. I recommend starting at the Golden Bridge before continuing to the funicular ride, the Linh Ung Pagoda, and the French Village.
Save some energy for your return trip too, because as easy as it was to get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang, the journey back will be tiring as the rest of your day! No worries, you will have had enough fun that you will be more than ready to go straight to bed once you arrive back at your starting point of the day.