Dalat to Nha Trang

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How to get from Dalat to Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a high-rise resort town in southeast Vietnam. Its sandy coast is regarded as one of the most beautiful bays in the world – thanks to its crescent-shaped white sand beach and clear turquoise waters.

Also known as the seafood capital of Vietnam, Nha Trang is bustling with many offerings – from dining choices to pagodas and sculpture gardens as well as a very vibrant nightlife. But if those are not enough, you can always visit the many islands nearby via boat or by cable car.

The best time to visit Nha Trang is from March to September.

There are 3 ways to travel the 135 km journey from Dalat to Nha Trang: a 3-hour limo van, a 4-hour bus, and a 3-hour private transfer. Prices range from 200,000 VND ($8) to 1,623,000 VND ($65).

3 ways to get from Dalat to Nha Trang

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Limo Van3 hours240,000 VND ($9.50)Check Van Tickets
Bus4 hours200,000 VND ($8)Check Bus Tickets
Private Transfer3 hours1,935,000 VND ($77)Check Private Transfers

The limo van is a luxurious way to get from Dalat to Nha Trang. You can get a limo van seat starting from 240,000 VND ($9.50), not that much more expensive than a bus ticket. If you travel with Lac Hong, you will also be picked up from your hotel for free.

The bus is the cheapest choice when travelling from Dalat to Nha Trang. You can get a ticket for as low as 200,000 VND ($8). Depending on your hotel’s location though, you may need extra transfers to get to and from bus terminals.

If you’re looking for a private transfer, we recommend booking one with BookAway. Prices start from 1,623,000 VND ($65) for a 3-seater car from Dalat to Nha Trang.

Trains aren’t available for this route. Dalat Railway Station is only used as an attraction and cannot be used to reach another destination.

There are no direct flights from Dalat Airport (Lien Khuong Airport) to Nha Trang. Flights from Dalat to Nha Trang go first to Ho Chi Minh, making the journey take at least 5 hours. And this even excludes the time it takes to get to and from the airports.

Itinerary from Dalat to Nha Trang

Dalat to Nha Trang travelroute

Dalat to Nha Trang by Limo Van

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240,000 VND ($9.50)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240,000 VND ($9.50)

If you want more luxury and comfort, taking a limo van from Dalat to Nha Trang is a great choice. Limo vans offer more comfortable seats, more spacious legroom, and faster travel time compared to the bus.

That also means that if you are prone to car motion sickness, travelling by bus might be a better option for you.

Limo van fares from Dalat to Nha Trang start from 240,000 VND ($9.50) for the 3-hour journey.

Which limo van to take?

We recommend travelling with Lac Hong Luxury Minivan because they have received only excellent reviews so far. Their drivers are well-praised for their safe driving and they offer clean and comfortable vans.

Also, Lac Hong offers free hotel pick-up in Dalat.

Lac Hong trips vary daily, sometimes up to 4, some days only 1. If you’re hoping to travel with Lac Hong, book your tickets at least a week in advance! Their tickets sell out fast, especially on weekends.

Check Lac Hong Luxury Minivan Tickets with Lac Hong

Note: One other popular company operating on this route is Catthienhai Travel. However, we have received several complaints about this company and that is why we recommend NOT booking with them.

Departure and arrival station

Departure and arrival points vary per company. Usually, that’s at their own headquarters in Dalat and Nha Trang.

With Lac Hong though, there’s no need to go to their office in Dalat. They will pick you up from your hotel as long as you note your accommodation when booking your tickets.

Limo Van Schedules from Dalat to Nha Trang

Limo Van OperatorSchedulesDurationCosts
Lac Hong Luxury Minivan
+ free pick-up
4x a day from
3 hours252,000 VND ($10)
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Cuc Tung Limo Van11x a day from
3 hours240,000 VND ($9.50)
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We recommend booking your ticket online via BookAway for less hassle and guaranteed seats.

Dalat to Nha Trang by Bus

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 200,000 VND ($8)
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 200,000 VND ($8)

Taking the bus is another convenient way to travel from Dalat to Nha Trang. It is also the cheapest option with ticket prices from 200,000 VND ($8).

Travel time with the bus is around 4 hours. Do note that you may need extra transfers when going to and from bus stations.

Departure and arrival station

Buses depart from Dalat Interprovincial Bus Terminal, which you can find 3 km southeast of the town centre.

They arrive at Nha Trang Central Bus Station, located 7 km west of the main beach.

Bus schedules from Da Lat to Nha Trang

Bus OperatorSchedulesDurationCosts
Futa Bus8x a day from
08:00 to 16:00
4 hours200,000 VND ($8)
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The Sinh Tourist*2x a day from
4 hours160,000 VND ($6)
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Hanh Café*2x a day from
5 hours160,000 VND ($6)
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An Phu Travel*2x a day from
4 hours140,000 VND ($5.50)
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*COVID-19 UPDATE: The last time we checked (August 2022), the Sinh Tourist, Hanh Cafe, and An Phu Travel buses are unavailable. Please check the provided link to see if anything has changed.

Dalat to Nha Trang by Private Transfer

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 1,623,000 VND ($65)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 1,623,000 VND ($65)

Looking for a door-to-door transfer? We recommend booking a private ride with BookAway, which offers nice cars with professional drivers.

Rates for a 3-seater car from Dalat to Nha Trang start from 1,623,000 VND ($65).

Bigger vehicles are also available for larger groups. You can get a private minivan for 2,183,000 VND ($87). This can fit up to 12 people.

Check Private Transfers with BookAway

Our favourite places to stay in Nha Trang

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John Homestay

John’s Homestay is a charming yet low-priced homestay right in the heart of Nha Trang.

The shared lounge and terrace are the perfect place to socialize with other guests and rooms are clean and tidy. Dorms come with an electric plug, lamp and curtain for each bed and another plus: You can use the washing machine free of charge!Room $14; Dorm: $6 (+ free breakfast)

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Mojzo Inn

Want to wake up in a stylish & spacious room and enjoy a tasty breakfast on the rooftop restaurant?

Mojzo Inn is located close to the restaurants, bars and just a few minutes walk from the beach. When you stay at Mojzo, make sure you don’t miss out on the delicious (and free) home-baked cake served at tea time between 15:00-17:00.Private room: $30 (+ free breakfast)

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