We recommend to take a bus from DaLat to Nha Trang. Travelling by bus is very convenient and basically also the only direct option you have. Various bus and minivan options are available online.
DaLat railway station is only used as an attraction and cannot be used to reach another destination.
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.
Taking the bus or van is a convenient way to travel from DaLat to Nha Trang. There are at least four bus companies and two van companies that operate on this route. Luckily, some of them have very good safety records!
Duration: 4 hours Cost: 235,000 VND ($10)
We recommend to travel via limo-van as they offer more luxury and comfort. More importantly, they offer free pick-up and drop-off services. These alone already make up for the few more dollars you pay for.
However, Bear 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.
Lac Hong Luxury Minivan
We prefer to travel with Lac Hong because they have received only excellent reviews so far. Their drivers are well-praised for their safe driving and they offer clean and comfortable vans.
Lac Hong operates 3 trips daily and these depart at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00. Travel time is approximately 4 hrs and a seat costs 235,000 VND ($10).
If you’re travelling on a weekend, make sure to book tickets at least a week before. Because of its good record, Lac Hong tickets sell out fast.
Note: One other popular company operating on this route Catthienhai Travel. However, we have received several complaints about this company and that is why we recommend not to book with them.
Duration: 4 hours Cost: 140,000 VND ($6)
Sinh Tourist and Hanh Cafe
Sinh Tourist and Hanh Cafe are well-known bus companies in Vietnam and have buses leaving from DaLat center and arriving in the center of Nha Trang. Buses from these two companies only leave 2 times a day at 7:30 and 13:00.
An Phu Travel
An Phu Travel is another good option if The Sinh Tourist and Hanh Cafe are fully-booked. This is the cheapest bus option and it also departs from the center of DaLat and arrives at Nha Trang city center.
Futa Bus (Phuong Trang)
Another bus company is Futa Bus, but we do not recommend this company. Their reputation is not very good and many travellers have complained 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.
John’s Homestay is a charming yet low-priced homestay right in the heart of Nha Trang.
The shared lounge and terrace are the perfect place to socialize with other guests and rooms are clean and tidy. Dorms come with an electric plug, lamp and curtain for each bed and another plus: You can use the washing machine free of charge!Room $14; Dorm: $6 (+ free breakfast)
Want to wake up in a stylish & spacious room and enjoy a tasty breakfast on the rooftop restaurant?
Mojzo Inn is located close to the restaurants, bars and just a few minutes walk from the beach. When you stay at Mojzo, make sure you don’t miss out on the delicious (and free) home-baked cake served at tea time between 15:00-17:00.Private room: $30 (+ free breakfast)