Last updated: Aug 09, 2019


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How To Get From DaLat to Ho Chi Minh?

We recommend flying from DaLat to Ho Chi Minh. There a many flights leaving from DaLat airport and the flight takes less than one hour.

Taking a night bus is also a convenient option. Futa Bus provides multiple bus trips daily. However, if you prefer the more luxurious van ride, you can also book with Hoang Vu Limousine or Minh Tri Limousine. Just bear in mind that flying through this route is safer than taking the bus.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight2.5 hours700,000 VND ($30.50)Check flights
Bus8 hours220,000 VND ($9.50)Check bus tickets


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DaLat to Ho Chi Minh travelroute



DaLat to Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 2.5 hours
Costs: 700,000 VND ($30.50)

From DaLat airport you can book a flight for just 500,000 VND ($22) to Ho Chi Minh.

When you travel by shuttle bus to DaLat airport and with the public bus from Ho Chi Minh airport to the city center, you will keep the costs very low.

Take in mind that shuttle buses and public buses stop running in the late evening, so you will have to take a taxi when you arrive in the late evening or night.

Step 1: DaLat City Center to Lien Khuong Int Airport by Shuttle Bus

Duration: 45min
Costs: 40,000 VND ($1.80)

From DaLat center you can take a shuttle bus which brings you in 45 minutes to DaLat airport.

See DaLat airport for more information.

Step 2: DaLat Airport to Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 50min
Costs: 640,000 VND ($28)

Jetstar offers flights on this route starting from 640,000 VND ($28) but Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines and Hanh Air also operate flights on this route.

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Step 3: Ho Chi Minh Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Center Bus/Taxi

Duration: 45min
Costs: 20,000 VND ($1)

From Ho Chi Minh Airport you can take the public bus for just 5,000 VND ($0.30). This bus will take you in about 45min to the airport. Alternatively, you can also take a shuttle bus or get a taxi starting from 100,000 VND ($4.40).

See Ho Chi Minh Aiport for more details.


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DaLat to Ho Chi Minh by Bus

Duration: 8 hours
Costs: 220,000 VND ($9.50)

We suggest booking a ride with either Futa Bus, Hoang Vu Limousine or Minh Tri Limousine.

Futa Bus provides buses almost every 30 minutes daily and is one of the cheaper options. The only advantage is they drop you off outside the Ho Chi Minh city center.

If you prefer comfort when traveling through this route, you can opt to book with Hoang Vu Limousine or Minh Tri Limousine. See their schedules below.

Phuong Trang (Futa Bus)Almost every 30 minutes, day and night8h220,000 VND ($9.50)
Hoang Vu Limousine11:00-18:00
7h220,000 VND ($9.50)
Minh Tri Limousine08:00-17:01
9h 01m180,000 VND ($8)

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My favourite places to stay in Ho Chi Minh

Boholand Hostel

Want to enjoy a great atmosphere with a bit more privacy than the typical backpack hostel? Boholand hostel offers lovely decorated private rooms. The super friendly host will give you the best recommendations of where to go. And best of all, she serves a delicious home-made breakfast for a perfect start of the day!

Double rooms from: $20

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Chez Mimosa

This boutique hotel is located just oustide of the center, but everything is still in walking distance, or just $1 by taxi to the center. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the balcony after a great night of sleep in the comfy beds. The very helpful owners also provide airport shuttle service.

Double rooms from: $31

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SGN Living Artist Apartment

This apartment is located a few minutes walk from the backpacker street and offers great value for money. Expect stylish modern rooms with lots of space and very comfy beds.

Double rooms from: $40

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ActivitiesMekong Delta

One of the popular activities from Ho Chi Minh is visiting the Mekong Delta.

We recommend to check out Klook to get a better impression about this tour. Tickets start from $16.50 for a full day tour including entrance fees.

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