All you need to know before arriving at Phu Bai Airport

All you need to know before arriving at Phu Bai Airport
Hue from above. Photo by Hue of Hue 

If you choose air transport services to get Hue, Phu Bai International airport will be the place of your arrival!

Hue airport’s area guide

On air. Photo by Quinny.

Coming to Hue airport should be no complication as it’s is a small airport in size and capacity. Listed as Level-of-service Standards, Phu Bai airport only has a two-floor terminal covering 6,500 square meters.

Here are guides for orienting the main areas within the airport.

The ground floor

The ground floor is used for restricted arrivals, including domestic and international arrivals. The check-in, security check, executive lounge, VIP lounge, waiting area, information desk, and arrival area are located on this floor.

Besides, food on the ground, such as ATM, bank, travel information, restrooms lost and found, and the medical room is available.

Some small souvenir shops, food and drinks stalls are also ready to serve on the ground floor.

The 1st floor

On this floor, located the waiting area, a restricted area for domestic and international flights, boarding gates, a bigger canteen, souvenir shops, VIP and Bussiness lounge.

1st floor of Phu Bai airport. Photo by Hue Smile Travel.

Language

The airport has a flight information display system and instruction signs in English and Vietnamese. In addition, the ground service team in the airport can also assist you in English.

Get to and from the airport, and if you choose transportation like taxi, the chances are many drivers can also communicate in English.  

Additional services

Shopping

Duty-free isn’t applicable in Phu Bai airport. However, you can shop for clothes, local special foods, handicraft souvenirs such as accessories, jewelry in department stores on the ground and the first floor.

Medical support

The medical room is located on the right of the ground floor, opposite the check-in area. The staffs are well-trained and well equipped with good medical facilities to respond to any emergency.

If needing wheelchair support, you can inform the information desk at the ground floor entrance.

Bank services

There are some ATMs located across the airport for cash withdrawals. However, you should notice the additive fee and the limited amount of money per day that the bank allows withdrawing.

Transportation

Mai Linh taxi outside Phu Bai airport. Photo by Taxi San Bay Re.

Hue airport is about 15km away from the city center. To travel such distance takes you around 15- 30 mins of travel. There are four most accessible vehicles you can choose to get from the airport to the city and vice versa.

Fastest and most convenient - Taxi

Many taxi brands are in service for you to choose from. The price range is 160 000 VND to 250 000 VND depending on the brand and the travel distance. All taxis have transparent meters or mobile phone apps, so you can easily keep track of the pricing.

Some added fees might be applied, such as waiting, packing, and car entry fares.

Here is the contact information of taxis available at Hue airport:

  • Mai Linh Taxi: 0234 3 89 89 89  or 0234 3 82 47 47
  • Huong Giang Taxi: 0234 3 78 78 78
  • Hoang Sa Taxi: 0234 3 75 75 75
  • Thanh Do Taxi: 0234 4 85 85 85
  • Thanh Cong Taxi: 0234 3 57 57 57
  • Dong Ba Taxi : 0234 3 84 84 84
  • Hoang Anh Taxi : 0234 3 55 55 55

Cheaper transportation - Motorcycle taxi service

You can choose a local motorcycle taxi rider or a digital transportation company like Grab. The average price range of local motorcycle taxi service for 15km from the airport to the city center is around 100 000 VND to 150 000 VND. Meanwhile, booking a Grab Bike will cost you from 50 000 VND to 100 000 VND.

If you choose to get a local rider, you should discuss the fare ahead of your journey to avoid being over-charged.

Money-saving option - Public bus

From the Phu Bai airport, you can catch four bus routes that lead to the city. Those are the bus routes number 02, number 07, number 10, and number 11.

This transportation only costs 7 000 VND per ticket. However, you have to wait around 30-60 mins to catch the bus. This is because the working time frame of the bus service is from 5 am to 10 pm.

Direct transfer bus service

Passengers can choose Phu Bai airport’s bus transfer service with 50 000 VND fare per person.

The bus will take you directly from the airport to the address 20 Ha Noi street (located right in the city center). The return route starts at 20 Ha Noi street to Phu Bai airport.

There is a new trip every 30 to 60 minutes. You need to contact the airport information counter to buy tickets and schedule information.

Phu Bai airport. Photo by BestPrice Travel.

Accommodation near the airport

Most of the high-ranking, high service quality accommodations are in the city, located 11km to 15km away from the airport.

Some most recommended options for your staying:

If you want to stay at a hotel, the best choices are:

  • Indochine Palace
  • Address: 105A Hung Vuong Street, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 2 300 000 VND/Double room/Night
Dining space at Indochine Palace. Photo by Indochine Palace.
  • Vinpearl Hotel Hue
  • Address: 50A Hung Vuong Street, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 1 400 000 VND/Deluxe room/Night
  • Added service: Airport shuttle available

  • Pilgrimage Village
  • Address: 130 Minh Mang, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 1 400 000 VND/Deluxe room/Night
  • Added service: Airport shuttle available
  • Alba Spa Hotel
  • Address: 29 Tran Quang Khai, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 816 000 VND/ Double room/ Night
  • Added service: Airport shuttle available
Alba spa hotel. Photo by Alba spa hotel.‌‌
  • Imperial Hue Hotel
  • Address: 8 Hung Vuong Boulevard, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 1 314 000 VND/Double room/ Night
  • Added service: Airport shuttle available

You fond of a homestay? Consider these:

  • Sahi Homestay Retreat
  • Address: 27/245a Bui Thi Xuan, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 600 000 VND/Double room/Night
Morning at Sahi homestay retreat. Photo by Sahi homestay retreat.
  • Lacasa Homestay
  • Address: No 3 Alley 17, Tran Phu, Phuoc Vinh, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 308 000 VND/Double room/Nigh

  • MyFa House
  • Address: 1B Le Viet Luong, Xuan Phu Ward, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 450 000 VND/Double room/Night
  • Added service: Airport shuttle available
Forest tag’s garden. Photo by Forest Tag.‌‌
  • Forest Tag Homestay
  • Address: 130 Truong Chinh, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 350 000 VND/Double room/Night

  • LIMDIM HERE
  • Address: Duong Van An, 06 alleys 46, Hue, Vietnam
  • Price for two people: 700 000 VND/Double room/Night

Before setting your foot at Phu Bai airport, that's all you should know. We hope your trip planning goes smoothly, and see you soon in Hue!