Last updated: Sep 17, 2019


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How To Get From DaLat to Hoi An?

We recommend taking the flight from DaLat to Hoi An. You can book a direct flight which costs around 2,550,000 VND ($110) and just takes 1.5 hours. Want a cheaper option? Then you can also buy an indirect flight for about 1,700,000 VND ($74). This indirect flight takes about 4 hours in total.

If you want to save some money, you can also travel by bus from DaLat to Nha Trang. From Nha Trang, you can take the sleeper train to Hoi An.

When you take the morning bus from DaLat to Nha Trang, you can even spend the afternoon on the beach in Nha Trang. After having some dinner in Nha Trang you can continue with the night train to DaNang. If you don’t mind carrying your luggage around, this is a great option.

There are also direct buses from DaLat to Hoi An, but it will be a very long journey. We prefer the train or flight because this is also much safer than the bus.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight3.5 hours1,700,000 VND ($74)Check flights
Train15 hours800,000 VND ($34.50)Read article for more info
Bus17 hours350,000 VND ($15.50)Check bus tickets


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DaLat to Hoi An travelroute



DaLat to Hoi An by Flight

Duration: 3.5 hours
Costs: 1,700,000 VND ($74)

Step 1: DaLat City Center to DaLat Airport by Taxi

Duration: 45min
Costs: 200,000 VND ($9)

Lien Khuong is the airport of DaLat and takes 45 minutes by taxi from the city center. Expect to pay 200,000 VND ($9) for a taxi to DaLat airport.

Visit the page about DaLat airport for more details.

Step 2: Lien Khuong to Da Nang Airport by Flight

Duration: 1h 20min
Costs: 1,400,000 VND ($61)

There are several flights leaving from DaLat airport (Lien Khuong) to Da Nang airport. Vietnam Airlines has direct flights which take 1.5 hour to DaNang. These ticket prices start from 2,950,000 VND ($128), but it’s more likely you have to pay around 3,000,000 VND ($130).

When you want to save some money, you can also book an indirect flight with Vietjet Air for 1,400,000 VND ($61). This flight will have a stop-over in Ho Chi Minh and takes about 6 hours in total.

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Step 3: Da Nang Airport to Hoi An by Shuttle Bus

Duration: 45 min
Costs: 120,000 VND ($5.50)

From Da Nang Airport to Hoi An takes another 45 minutes. You can book a shuttle bus for 120,000 VND ($5.50). Visit the page about DaNang airport for more details.



DaLat to Hoi An by Train

Route: DaLat Nha Trang Hoi An

Duration: 15 hours
Costs: 800,000 VND ($34.50)

DaLat doesn’t have its own railway station. This means you have to go to Nha Trang first if you want to travel to Hoi An. From Nha Trang, you can catch the nigh train to DaNang and then take the public bus or a shuttle bus early in the morning to Hoi An center.

Step 1: DaLat to Nha Trang by Bus

Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 160,000 VND ($7)

We recommend booking a bus with ‘The Sinh Tourist’ or ‘Hanh Cafe’. These buses leave at 7:30 and 13:00.

If you take a morning bus to Nha Trang you still have some time to take a dip in the ocean before you catch the train to Hoi An. The drop-off point of the bus is a 10-min ride to the center of Nha Trang.

See the page from DaLat to Nha Trang for the exact schedule and more details.

Step 2: Nha Trang to Da Nang by Train

Duration: 10h 15min
Costs: 620,000 VND ($27)

From Nha Trang, you can catch one of the night trains leaving to Hoi An at either 20:04 or 23:51. The railway station in Nha Trang is just a 10-min walk from the city center. The late departure times of the night train makes it possible to have dinner and maybe some drinks in the center of Nha Trang before catching the train.

See the page from Nha Trang to Hoi An for the exact schedule and more details.

Step 3: Da Nang Railway Station to Hoi An by Bus

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

From DaNang railway station to Hoi An center takes 45 minutes by public bus. The buses are waiting just outside of the railway station.

See From DaNang railway station to Hoi An for the bus schedule and more details.


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DaLat to Hoi An by Bus

Duration: 17 hours
Costs: 350,000 VND ($15.50)

All buses from DaLat to Hoi An go via Nha Trang. This makes the journey quite long. Depending on the driver the bus ride can take between 12 and 17 hours. (Yes this time difference is huge. And that’s why we keep telling buses are not the safest option!)

When you decide to travel by bus, we recommend traveling with Hanh Cafe.

Hanh Café
13:00-08:0017h350,000 VND ($15.50)
The Sinh Tourist
(not available)
13:00-06:0015h370,000 VND ($16)

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You may also check out Baolau if you wish to book with Sinh Tourist.

Note: For this route, you have to book 2 tickets with the same company. You will have a 2-2.5 hour transit in Nha Trang, but continue to Hoi An with the same company.


My favourite places to stay in Hoi An

HaLo HomeStay

You think you can only find good banana pancakes in Thailand? Wait till you get them for breakfast at HaLo HomeStay. This homestay has it all: The high-end standard of a hotel combined with the family feeling of a homestay. The owners serve a lovely breakfast and will do everything to get most out of your stay. You can explore Hoi An with their free bicycle rental and reach the Old Quarter or beach within 5 minutes.

Double rooms from: $12

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Flame Flowers Homestay

When Halo Homestay is already fully booked, there are still several other great options to stay in Hoi An. Flame Flowers Homestay is one of them. Expect a very warm welcome from the owners. They will feel like family from the moment you meet them.

Double rooms from: $16

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Vina Beach Pool Villas

Looking for a more luxurious experience right next to the beach? This little villa is within walking distance from the beach and is a perfect place to stay when you want to escape from the busy city life. Chill at the beach, relax at the pool and have a great night of sleep in a comfy bed.

Double rooms from: $40

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ActivitiesThings to do in Hoi An

The online activity platform Klook offers many tours in Hoi An at great prices. I used it now for a couple of times and had great experiences. And the prices are often even lower than when you book with a local travel agent!

And most important, by booking the activity in advance, you avoid the problem of fully booked tours.

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