Nha Trang to Dalat

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How to get from Nha Trang to Dalat?

Dalat is a misty paradise in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Also known as the City of Eternal Spring, Dalat’s temperate weather and lush plateau make it a favourite destination for honeymooners and outdoor lovers.

At its heart is Xuan Huong Lake, surrounded by lush gardens and European-inspired architecture. Everywhere you look, there are remnants from the French who once made Dalat their summer getaway. Around town, you should explore the many pagodas, waterfalls, and colourful markets.

3 ways to get from Nha Trang to Dalat

You can choose from 3 options when travelling the 135 km distance from Nha Trang to Dalat: a 3-hour limo van, a 4-hour bus, or a 3-hour private transfer. Rates range between 200,000 VND ($8) and 1,623,000 VND ($68).

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Limo Van3 hours240,000 VND ($10)Check van tickets
Bus4 hours200,000 VND ($8)Check bus tickets
Private Transfer3 hours1,623,000 VND ($68)Book a private transfer

For a luxurious ride, you can take a limo van with fares from 240,000 VND ($10). Limo vans are only slightly more expensive than the bus, but more comfortable and faster. Also, one of the limo van companies, Lac Hong, offers free hotel pick-up in Nha Trang.

The bus is the cheapest way to get from Nha Trang to Dalat. Ticket prices start from 200,000 VND ($8) and the journey takes around 4 hours. However, you may need extra time and costs when finding your way to and from bus stations.

If you prefer a private transfer from Nha Trang to Dalat, rates for a 3-seater car start from 1,623,000 VND ($68). This door-to-door ride takes around 3 hours.

Taking the train is not an option since there is no connecting railway between Nha Trang and Dalat. The only railway in Dalat is a tourist attraction and doesn’t operate trains from Nha Trang.

Although there is an airport 30 km south of Dalat (Lien Khuong Airport), there are no direct flights. Flights from Nha Trang to Dalat make a stopover in Ho Chi Minh so the journey takes at least 5 hours. Plus, taking a bus or limo van is way less harmful to the environment.

Itinerary from Nha Trang to Dalat

Nha Trang to Dalat travelroute

Nha Trang to Dalat by Limo Van

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240,000 VND ($10)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240,000 VND ($10)

We recommend travelling by limo van from Nha Trang to Dalat. Limo van tickets are slightly more expensive than the bus. But in return, you get a luxurious ride in a van with great seats.

Lac Hong and Cuc Tung are two of a few companies operating limo vans from Nha Trang to Dalat. Fares start from 240,000 VND ($10) for the 3-hour journey.

Which limo van to take?

We recommend travelling with Lac Hong Luxury Minivan as it receives very good reviews. Their drivers are highly-praised for good and safe driving, while their vans are known to be clean and comfortable. Also, they offer free hotel pick-up in Nha Trang.

Lac Hong trips vary daily – sometimes only once a day, some days up to 4x. And on weekends, tickets sell out fast. So it’s best to book a ticket with Lac Hong at least a week in advance!

We’ve only heard about good experiences with Lac Hong so far and that’s why we recommend booking with Lac Hong if you want to travel by van from Nha Trang to Dalat.

Check Lac Hong Luxury Minivan Tickets with BookAway 

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 to book with them.

Departure and arrival station

Different van companies have varying departure and arrival points. Normally, that’s at their own offices in Nha Trang and Dalat.

As mentioned above, Lac Hong offers free hotel pick-up. We recommend booking with them so you won’t have to worry about finding your way to their van terminal in Nha Trang.

Limo Van Schedules from Nha Trang to Dalat

Limo Van OperatorSchedulesDurationCosts
Lac Hong Luxury Minivan
+ free pick-up
4x a day from
08:00-16:30
3 hours252,000 VND ($10.50)
Check Van Tickets
Cuc Tung Limo Van11x a day from
06:00-17:00
3 hours240,000 VND ($10)
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Nha Trang to Dalat by Bus

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

When travelling from Nha Trang to Dalat, the bus is your cheapest choice. Ticket prices start from 200,000 VND ($8) for the 4-hour journey.

It’s worth noting though that you might need extra time and costs when finding your way to and from bus stations.

Futa Bus is among the main operators for this route, with 8 trips available every day.

Departure and arrival station

Buses depart from Nha Trang Central Bus Station, located 7 km west of the city centre.

They park at Dalat Interprovincial Bus Terminal, some 3 km southeast of the town centre.

Bus schedules from Nha Trang to Da Lat

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
07:30-13:00
4 hours160,000 VND ($6.50)
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Hanh Café*2x a day from
07:30-13:00
5 hours160,000 VND ($6.50)
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An Phu Travel*2x a day from
07:30-17:00
4 hours140,000 VND ($5.50)
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COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently (August 2022), we cannot confirm the availability and schedules of The Sinh Tourist, Hanh Cafe, and An Phu Travel.

Nha Trang to Dalat by Private Transfer

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 1,623,000 VND ($68)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 1,623,000 VND ($68)

It is also possible to get your own private transfer from Nha Trang to Dalat.

BookAway offers a variety of vehicles from small groups of 3 to big groups of 12. Rates start from 1,623,000 VND ($68) for a 3-seater car from Nha Trang to Dalat.

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