Route overview from DaLat to Nha Trang
Bus from DaLat to Nha Trang
4 hours, 120.000 VND (€5)
We recommend taking a bus from DaLat to Nha Trang. This is a convenient way of traveling and basically also the only option you have.
Train from DaLat to Nha Trang
DaLat railway station is only one to visit as an attraction and cannot be used to reach another destination. The only option you have is to take the bus.
Flightfrom DaLat to Nha Trang
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 last at least 5 hours. And this even excludes the time it takes to get to and from the airports.
Option 1: Bus
Route: DaLat Nha Trang
Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 120.000 VND (€5)
Taking the bus is a convenient way of traveling from DaLat to Nha Trang. There are in total three bus companies and two van companies that operate on this route.
Note that we received a bad review about one of the drivers of Catthienhai Travel, while Minh tri Limousine received very good reviews so far.
However, take in mind that vans sometimes drive faster than large buses. If you are prone to car motion sickness, the bus of Hanh Cafe or Sinh Tourist might be a better option.
Sinh Tourist’ and ‘Hanh Cafe’ are well-known bus companies in Vietnam and have buses leaving from DaLat center and also drop you off in the center of Nha Trang. Buses from these two companies only leave 2 times a day at 7:30 or 13:00.
*Note that Sinh Tourist bus is temporary, not bookable on this route.
Another bus company is Futa bus, but we do not recommend this company. Their reputation is not very good and many travelers complain about rude bus drivers. Also be aware that this bus does not leave from the center in DaLat and drops you 20min from Nha Trang center.
Want to feel like a rockstar? Then forget about the Sinh Tourist and Hah Cafe bus. With Minh Tri Limousine you will feel like a real VIP. Bring some champaign, buy some caviar at the DaLat night market and enjoy your ride while listening to Vietnamese Karaoke songs bouncing from the speakers.
In addition, both companies provide free pick up in Da Lat and will also drop you off at your hotel in Nha Trang. In our opinion, worth to spend a few extra bucks!
As these companies are quite new, there are almost no reviews available so we would greatly appreciate if you want to share your experience!
Minh Tri Limousine
Note that especially tickets from Minh Tri Limousine tend to sell out fast. Luckily, BookAway offers free cancellation up to 72 hours before departure.
Update on Catthienhai Travel: I received a review from a reader who had a very bad experience with Catthienhai Travel. The driver was driving too fast and she was almost covered with bruises from being slammed from side to side. The woman next to her was vomiting for one hour straight and the driver didn’t want to stop.
See here all the options from Da Lat to Nha Trang:
|Minh Tri Limousine||08:00-12:00|
|3h||270.000 VND (€10) + free pick-up|
|3h 30m||230.000 VND (€9) + free pick-up|
|The Sinh Tourist bus||07:30-11:30|
|4h||120.000 VND (€5)|
|4-5h||120.000 VND (€5)|
|Futa Bus||08:00, 9:00, 11:00,|
12:30, 14:30, 16:00,
|4h||130.000 VND (€5)|
Note that the duration of the bus companies differs on this schedule. In reality, there wouldn’t be that much difference but some companies will make no stop or in the case of Catthienhai Travel drive really fast.
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