Taxis in Da Nang: Prices, Useful Tips, Local Guides to Avoid Scams

Da Nang, located on the central coast, is one of Vietnam’s most important port cities. It is an exciting travel destination, known as the city of bridges, due to the unique bridges that cross the Han River. Visitors can relax at the many beach resorts or stroll on the stunning beaches, whilst inland, pagodas, cathedrals and delicious food, await the city traveller.

Taxis in Da Nang are a great way to move around the city and make the most of your time here. Da Nang taxis are affordable, easy to find and will quickly transport you to your local destination. Furthermore, when you arrange a transfer with a reliable company like Danang Transfer, you can be assured a safe, comfortable and stress-free experience, allowing you to concentrate and enjoy every minute of your travels.

HOW MUCH DOES A TAXI COST?

The cost of a taxi in Da Nang is quite reasonable and the taxi rates are set by the cities or districts. The Da Nang taxi rates were last set in January 2023 and are enforced via the use of calibrated taximeters. Passengers should therefore ensure that the taximeter in the vehicle is turned on at the start of the transfer, to avoid any disputes regarding the fare. The current Da Nang taxi rates are as follows:

Cab typesOpening (to less than 30km)Next 30kmAfter 30km
4-seat car11.000 VND14.000 VND/ km12.000 VND/ km
7-seat car12.000 VND15.000 VND/ km13.000 VND/ km
Waiting time90.000 VND/ hour

Night rates are the same as day rates, so transfers should not cost more when using taxis in the after-hours. Fixed-rate fares are also an option but must be negotiated when booking in advance – either via your hotel or directly with a taxi representative because most drivers do not speak English.

With Danang Transfer, we provide available options. Taxi prices will be calculated according to the travel route or hourly/day

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HOW TO GET A TAXI IN DA NANG

Finding a taxi in Da Nang is easy, as they are readily available. If you are arranging a transfer in advance the easiest way to get a taxi is by requesting it through your hotel reception. The hotel could also negotiate a set-rate fare on your behalf, especially for longer distances. If you are on the street, you can simply hail a cab directly by raising your hand in the direction of a taxi, or find one at a taxi stand. Local taxi ranks will be located outside main bus and train stations, as well as large shopping complexes. It is recommended to use reputable taxi companies exclusively, as scams can be quite common – with visitors often charged excessive prices or taken on longer journeys than necessary.

If you wish to phone up a local provider for pickup service, some of the most established and well-known Da Nang taxi companies you can call for on-demand assistance are:

Mai Linh: +84 (236) 356 5656

VinaSun Green Taxi: +84 (236) 368 6868

Danang Tien Sa Taxi: +84 (236) 379 7979

BOOKING YOUR TAXI IN DA NANG IN ADVANCE

Booking your Da Nang taxi in advance is a smart move. After a long flight, your taxi will take you to your hotel hassle-free, avoiding any queues and without having to negotiate the cost of your transfer. When booking with a prestigious company like Danang Transfer you will also get a guaranteed fixed-rate fare with no hidden costs and a fair cancellation option. Booking is simple; you can confirm your reservation in under 60 seconds online or via WHATSAPP : +84-0905442279, and once booked you can relax and look forward to your trip.

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DA NANG TAXI TIPS

  1. Always use a credible company when using a taxi in Da Nang, as scams are quite common. Danang Transfer is a reliable company that you can trust both for your airport transfers and for getting around the city.
  2. One of the best ways to avoid a scam when taking a taxi, is to make sure that the taximeter is turned on at the start of your transfer.
  3. Most Da Nang taxi drivers do not speak English; having the destination you’re travelling to written down in Vietnamese can be extremely helpful.
  4. Most taxi companies in Da Nang do not have wheelchair-accessible vehicles. However, some of the more prominent and well-known taxi companies can accommodate such requests as long as they’re made in advance of the transfer. Mai Linh can provide fully wheelchair-accessible vehicles and can be contacted at +84 (236) 356 5656.
  5. Da Nang taxi safety and complaints. Da Nang is a safe city to travel in and taxis are a great medium of transportation. Taxi users should be aware that scams where passengers can be taken advantage of, with regard to the cost of the ride, do occasionally happen; so travellers should use reliable companies only, like Danang Transfers, or book their transfers in advance. In any case, if using a taxi with a taximeter make sure the meter has been turned on at the start of the journey. If you do have a negative experience make a note of the vehicle and driver registration and all details of the transfer and contact the taxi company you used, ideally via your hotel – who can help with any language barriers. For more serious issues or for further escalation, you may wish to contact the local police department directly.

=> In case of emergency, please contact the management agency immediately for support via phone number: [Visitor support center] 0236.3550.111 & [Da Nang City Tourism Rapid Response] +84-0919.247.009

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I call a taxi in Da Nang?

The most reliable way to call a taxi is through your hotel reception as they will pick a credible company that they have experience with and can also negotiate a fixed-rate fare on your behalf. If you require a taxi whilst on the street, you can hail one directly by raising your hand, or pick one up at a taxi rank – those are located outside hotels, main attractions, shopping centres and large transport hubs.

Can I pay for my taxi in Da Nang by card?

Many taxis in Da Nang do not offer card payment options, so if you’re picking up a taxi off the street, make sure you have cash on hand to pay for the ride. Luckily, you can pay in cash or by card when pre-booking your transfer online with Danang Transfer.

Do I need to tip my Da Nang taxi driver?

Tipping your taxi driver is not obligatory but you may, of course, tip if you feel that you have been provided with a great service. Generally, passengers tend to round up their fare to the nearest 50,000 (VND) denomination.

Overall, Da Nang is honourable to be the safest city with genuinely honest local people in Vietnam. Surely you can be more mindful to pick what is the best way to travelling in Da Nang and Hoi An by taxi. Visit Danang Transfer and join our Da Nang – Hoi An tours with our experienced drivers who will take you to experience an unforgettable journey.

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