The Hai Van Pass.
See also: Hai Van Pass and Hai Van Tunnel
Đà Nẵng is a major station along the North-South Railway, also known as the Reunification Express. National Highways 1A and 14B run through the city, providing road connections to Hanoi in the north and Hồ Chí Minh City in the south, as well as the Central Highlands and Laos to the west. The Hải Vân Pass is a mountain pass separating Đà Nẵng and Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, where Highway 1A road passes through. To cut down on transit time and the danger to motorists from navigating the twisting mountain road, the Hải Vân Tunnel was built, opening in 2005. It is the longest tunnel in Southeast Asia at 6.28 km, and allows motorists to save between 30 minutes and an hour on traveling times over the old Hải Vân Pass route. An expressway between Đà Nẵng and nearby Quang Ngai is also in the planning stages.
Several bridges cross the Han River and its tributaries in Đà Nẵng, including the iconic Han River Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Nguyễn Văn Trỗi Bridge, Tuyen Son Bridge and the recently completed Thuan Phuoc Bridge, which is the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam.The Dragon River Bridge will cross the Han River at the Le Dinh Duong/Bach Dang roundabout, offering tourists coming from Đà Nẵng International Airport a more direct route to Mỹ Khế and Non Nuoc beaches, along the city’s eastern edge.
The Legend of the Seas calls at Da Nang Port in February 2009.
Main article: Da Nang Port
Đà Nẵng’s port system is the third largest in Vietnam after Hồ Chí Minh City and Hải Phòng. In 2008, Đà Nẵng’s port handled 2.7 million tons of cargo, of which 1.2 million tons were exports, 525,900 tons were imports, and 985,600 tons were domestic cargo. Over 29,600 passengers passed through the port in 2008, a significant increase over previous years. The port system consists of two areas: Tiên Sa Seaport, and Song Hàn Terminal. Tiên Sa Seaport has a navigation depth of 11m, and is able to receive medium range tankers of up to 45,000 DWT, as well as container ships and large cruise ships. The approach to Song Hàn Terminal is 12 nautical miles (22 km) long with a navigation depth of 6-7m, and can accommodate vessels of up to 5,000 DWT. Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) is the port authority for Đà Nẵng’s port system.
Despite the fact that the port’s infrastructure is not specifically designed to accommodate cruise ships, the number of large cruise ships docking at Đà Nẵng Port has increased in recent years.In the first two months of 2010 alone, 12 cruise ships docked in Đà Nẵng, carrying 6,477 passengers.