Danang Airport: Useful information for your arrivals and departures

Danang Airport: Useful information for your arrivals and departures

August 29, 2023 0 By Vietnam Embassy UAE

Danang Airport has become a highly advanced and active airport in recent times, which is an essential entry point for local and foreign visitors who want to discover the stunning scenery of Da Nang City. This article aims to furnish you with all the necessary details for a trouble-free journey at the airport.

Danang Airport – the main transportation hub in Central Vietnam (Source: Collected)

Located in central Vietnam, Danang International Airport has become one of the most modern and dynamic airports in recent years, welcoming over ten million domestic and international passengers annually. As a vital transportation hub for both Da Nang city and the surrounding central provinces, the airport has played a significant role in fostering economic, tourism, and cultural development in the region.

To ensure a seamless travel experience at the airport, we have gathered all the information you need to know about the services and amenities available. By familiarizing yourself with these resources, you can fully enjoy all that Da Nang has to offer.

1. Location and Significance of Danang International Airport

  • Address: Hoa Thuan Tay Ward, Hai Chau District, Danang City, Vietnam
  • IATA Code: DAD
  • ICAO Code: VVDN

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Danang International Airport, located in Hai Chau District, Danang City, is one of the three major airports in Vietnam, along with Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. It is about 5 kilometers away from the city center.

The airport was built by the French colonial government in the 1930s for military purposes and was known as Tourane Airport. Today, it serves as a major transportation hub for domestic and international passengers. In December 2011, a new passenger terminal was inaugurated, which has modern facilities and can accommodate between 4 to 6 million passengers annually.

Da Nang Beach

2. The Infrastructure of International Danang Airport

International Danang Airport is the main hub for several domestic and international airlines, including Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Bamboo Airways, providing top-notch amenities to offer tourists the best travel experience.

2.1. Runways

The airport features two paved parallel runways, 17L/35R and 17R/35L, capable of accommodating large modern aircraft.

  • 17L/35R: 3,500m long and 45.72m wide
  • 17R/35L: 3,048m long and 45.72m wide

2.2. Aprons

Danang International Airport has 21 parking stands or gates in both domestic and international terminals, providing adequate space for airplanes to park, unload and load passengers, and prepare for takeoff.

2.3. Passenger Terminals

Danang International Airport has two terminals, one for domestic flights and another for international ones, offering international air routes to Southeast Asian and North Asian countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and South Korea.

  • Terminal 1: 36,600 sqm with an annual capacity of 4-6 million passengers
  • Terminal 2: 48,000 sqm with an annual capacity of 6 million passengers

Danang Airport offers various amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for passengers:

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  • Free Wi-Fi network with complimentary newspapers and TV in the lounge
  • State-of-the-art facilities such as a VIP lounge, ATMs, charging stations, currency exchange services, a dedicated children’s area, medical facilities, and border visa stamping services
  • Numerous restaurants serving Asian and European dishes such as Pho 24, Burger King, and Big Bowl. Coffee houses including Highland Coffee and Tealive are also available.
  • The airport boasts an array of retail stores, such as souvenir and duty-free shops.
  • Passengers can indulge in a shopping spree for clothing, jewelry, and other items.

3. How to get from Danang Airport to the city center and vice versa?

Danang International Airport

Danang International Airport is conveniently located close to the city center, with a typical journey time of only 10 to 15 minutes by car. There are several transportation options available, including taxis, public buses, shuttle buses, or renting a motorbike.

  • By taxi: Taxis are a popular and convenient option, especially for those traveling in large groups, with elderly people or children. The fare for a taxi trip from Danang Airport to the city center is approximately VND 80,000 – 120,000. There are many reputable taxi companies operating at this airport, including Mai Linh Taxi Da Nang, Taxi VinaSun Green, Taxi of Han River Da Nang, and Taxi Tien Sa Da Nang.


Among these options, XANH SM Taxi stands out as a reliable, eco-friendly, and comfortable choice. It is the first electric taxi company in Vietnam and operates entirely with VinFast electric cars. By using XANH SM taxi, customers not only receive an excellent standard of service but also contribute to reducing vehicle emissions and safeguarding the environment. XANH SM provides standard and luxury taxi services, airport taxi, with attractive promotions. Customers can easily book a taxi in four ways: (1) call the national hotline 1900 2088, (2) wave on the street like a traditional taxi, (3) book on the Taxi Xanh SM app, and (4) use the beVinFast service on the multi-service customer platform BE to book Xanh SM taxi.

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  • By bus: There are eight different bus routes available to get to the city center from Danang Airport, with a fare of around VND 10,000 per trip. Customers can choose from these bus routes:
    1. Route 1: Danang Airport – Hai Van Pass – Hue City
    2. Route 2: Danang Airport – My Khe Beach
    3. Route 3: Danang Airport – Da Nang Station
    4. Route 4: Danang Airport – Hoi An Ancient Town
    5. Route 5: Danang Airport – Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village
    6. Route 6: Danang Airport – Ba Na Hills
    7. Route 7: Danang Airport – Son Tra Peninsula
    8. Route 8: Danang Airport – Marble Mountains – Hoi An

    Danang International Airport

    • Bus No. 1 runs from Da Nang Central Bus Station to Hoi An Bus Station.
    • Bus No. 2 travels from Kim Lien to Han Market.
    • Bus No. 3 goes from Da Nang to Ai Nghia Bus Station.
    • Bus No. 4 operates on the route between Da Nang and Tam Ky.
    • Bus No. 6 takes passengers from Da Nang to My Son Sanctuary.
    • Bus No. 11 goes from Hung Vuong Street to Tien Son.
    • Bus No. 12 runs from Hoang Sa Bus Station to Truong Sa Parking Lot.
    • To get from Danang Airport to the city center or Hoi An, you can also arrange for a private airport shuttle through travel agencies or hotels.

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    4. Tips for an Enjoyable Experience at Danang Airport

    To make the most of your trip through Danang Airport, please keep in mind the following guidelines for arrivals and departures:

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<li style=Secure your identification documents carefully upon arrival at the airport. Passengers should double-check and keep their identification documents secure to prevent any loss or misplacement. It is especially important to remain attentive after each check-in and security check as losing your identification may adversely impact your travel plans.

  • It is recommended that passengers wrap their luggage with plastic bags or use a suitcase with a lock to minimize the possibility of property loss.
  • If you have any checked-in bags, ensure that you estimate their weight accurately to avoid going over the specified baggage allowance. Any excess weight may delay the check-in process and ultimately affect the boarding time.
  • Before leaving the airport, it is imperative that you carefully check both your hand luggage and baggage to ensure that you do not miss or take the wrong items.
  • Be aware of the check-in time at the airport to prevent any delays or inconveniences. For domestic flights, check-in counters open two hours before the scheduled take-off time and close 40 minutes before take-off. Similarly, for international flights, check-in counters open three hours before the scheduled take-off time and close 50 minutes before take-off.
  • The distance from Danang International Airport to some popular tourist attractions in the city are as follows: Dragon Bridge (3.2 kilometers), Han Market (3.6 kilometers), My Khe Beach (6.5 kilometers), Linh Ung Pagoda (14 kilometers), and Hoi An Ancient Town (30 kilometers).