The fastest way to travel the 305km distance from DaLat to Ho Chi Minh is by flight. This plane journey costs $21.50 and takes 2.5 hours, including transfers. An alternate option is to travel by bus, which costs only $10.50 and takes 8 hours.
We recommend flying from DaLat to Ho Chi Minh. There are many flights available for this route and the flight takes less than 1 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 Lac Hong Luxury Minivan. Just bear in mind that flying is safer than taking the bus.
When you travel by shuttle bus from DaLat city center to the airport and from Ho Chi Minh Airport to the city center, you will keep the costs very low.
Bear in mind that if you arrive in the late evening, shuttle buses and public buses may not be available anymore, so you will have to take a taxi to the center. You can check their schedules beforehand on our page for Ho Chi Minh Airport.
Step 1: DaLat City Center to Lien Khuong Int’l Airport by Shuttle Bus
Duration: 45min Cost: 40,000 VND ($1.80)
From DaLat center, you can take a shuttle bus which brings you in 45min to DaLat Airport.
Step 3: Ho Chi Minh Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Center by Bus/Taxi
Duration: 45min Cost: 20,000 VND ($1)
From Ho Chi Minh Airport, you can take the yellow airport bus #109 for just 20,000 VND ($1). This bus will take you in about 45min to the city center and it’s available from 5:30 am to 1:00 am. Alternatively, you can also take a public bus or get a taxi starting from 100,000 VND ($4.40).
We suggest booking a ride with either The Sinh Tourist, Hoang Vu Limousine or Lac Hong Luxury Minivan.
Futa Bus provides buses almost every hour and is one of the cheaper options. However, they drop you off at An Suong Bus Station, which requires another 30-min taxi ride to Ho Chi Minh city center.
The Sinh Tourist is the most well-known bus company on this list, but it only has 1 trip operating from DaLat to Ho Chi Minh daily. The good thing is that this bus departs from DaLat city center and arrives at Ho Chi Minh city center.
For a more comfortable and faster journey, you can also opt to book with Hoang Vu Limousine or Lac Hong Luxury Minivan for a few dollars more.
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!
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.