Hue is served by 2 airports. The closest one (10 km) is Hue Phu Bai International Airport. The airport is served by flights from both Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) but there are hardly any international flights. Pick up at Hue Airport will be organized for conference participants (included in the registration fee).
Most international passengers use a larger airport in Da Nang, about 75 km from the conference site. Pick up at Da Nang Airport will be organized for conference participants and the fee is 30 EUR one‑way. The travel time is 1.5 hours. Alternatively, one can hire a taxi but beware of fast‑running meters. The price of a taxi is anywhere between 50 EUR and 140 EUR + toll surcharges. The Da Nang airport is served by about 50 flights per day, most from Saigon and Hanoi. International destinations include Seoul, Busan, Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Siem Reap and several towns in China. Many foreigners require a visa to enter Vietnam. See details below.
There are numerous local buses to/from Hue. Public buses are not comfortable but extremely low‑cost (a trip to Da Nang costs about 4 EUR). Private buses are comfortable but much more expensive and often do not leave from a bus station. There are also long distance buses (sometimes with berths) serving popular destinations in Laos. The long distance buses should be booked in advance. The hotel reception can organize purchase against a small extra fee.
The Hue public bus station is located about 3 km from the conference site and a taxi should cost 2 EUR. You will have to negotiate hard to get this price, though. The first offer will be about 6 EUR. Taxis from the conference site can be organized by the hotel. Popular destinations include the small seaside town Thon Thai Duong Ha (from 10 EUR one‑way), vibrant modern city of Da Nang (from 40 EUR one‑way), Hoi An (UNESCO Heritage old town, from 50 EUR one‑way), My Son (UNESCO Heritage sanctuary, from 60 EUR one‑way), Phong Nha Cave (UNESCO Heritage karst caves, from 120 EUR return).
The Hue train station is just over a kilometer east from the conference hotel. Local trains are notoriously slow and often late so they are not recommended for short trips. There are express trains running towards Saigon and Hanoi with sleeping coaches, which are rather basic and recommended only for travelers.