Dalat to Quy Nhon

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How to get from Dalat to Quy Nhon?

Quy Nhon is a luxury resort town in central Vietnam. With its beautiful beaches, picturesque cliffs, and tidy streets, it is a popular destination for the country’s rich and famous.

The city is well-known as the gateway to Bai Xep, a relatively remote fishing village with quiet beaches and pristine waters. Bai Xep offers refuge to travellers looking for an escape from Vietnam’s bustling cities.

Apart from being a beach destination, Quy Nhon also holds the biggest and most well-preserved remnants of the indigenous Champa Kingdom, which ruled the region in the 11th century.

3 ways to get from Dalat to Quy Nhon

The cheapest way to travel the 340km distance from Dalat to Quy Nhon is by bus. This direct bus journey takes 7 hours and costs around 367,000 VND ($15.50). Alternatively, you can take an indirect train for 7.5 hours or an indirect flight for 7 hours.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus7 hours367,000 VND ($15.50)Check bus tickets
Train7.5 hours427,000 VND ($18)Check train tickets
Flight7 hours1,590,000 VND ($67)Check flights

We recommend travelling with a direct bus from Dalat to Quy Nhon as this is the easiest, cheapest, and only direct option. There are at least 2 trips available daily. Bus fares start from 367,000 VND ($15.50) for the 7-hour journey.

If you’re thinking about visiting Nha Trang, which is a vibrant coastal city, you can also take the train from Dalat to Quy Nhon. There is no train station in Dalat though. So you’ll have to take a van or bus from Dalat to Nha Trang, enjoy Nha Trang for a few hours, and then take a train to Quy Nhon.

Although both destinations have an airport, there are no direct flights from Dalat to Quy Nhon. All flights on this route make a stopover in Ho Chi Minh. This makes the total travel time take up to 7 hours, just as long as taking a more convenient direct bus. Flights are also quite expensive with rates from 1,590,000 VND ($67).

Itinerary from Dalat to Quy Nhon

Dalat to Quy Nhon travelroute

Dalat to Quy Nhon by Bus

Duration: 7 hours
Cost: 367,000 VND ($15.50)
Duration: 7 hours
Cost: 367,000 VND ($15.50)

The bus is the only direct option when travelling from Dalat to Quy Nhon.

Thanh Thuy is among the main bus operators for this route. Ticket prices start from 367,000 VND ($15.50) for a sleeper bus. If you want more comfort and privacy, you can also take a VIP bus for 435,000 VND ($18).

Travel time is 7-8.5 hours, depending on which bus you take.

Departure & Arrival station

Buses depart from Nguyen Tu Luc Street, located 5km north of Da Lat’s backpacker area. You can get to the bus station by taxi for about 95,000 VND ($4) or by motorbike taxi with rates from 40,000 VND ($1.65).

In Quy Nhon, the busses arrive at the Big C, about 4km south of Quy Nhon city centre. You can reach your hotel by taxi with fares from 70,000 VND ($2.95) or by motorbike taxi for around 25,000 VND ($1.05).

Bus Schedule from Dalat to Quy Nhon

BusScheduleCosts
Thanh Thuy
(Sleeper Bus)
14:00-21:00367,000 VND ($15.50)
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Thanh Thuy
(VIP Bus)
16:00-00:30435,000 VND ($18)
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Trips are limited so we recommend booking your tickets online through BookAway for guaranteed seats.

Dalat to Quy Nhon by Train

Duration: 7.5 hours
Cost: 427,000 VND ($18)
Duration: 7.5 hours
Cost: 427,000 VND ($18)

You can also take a combined van/bus and train from Dalat to Quy Nhon. However, we recommend this option only if you plan to explore the beach city of Nha Trang.

Because there are no direct trains operating from Dalat to Quy Nhon, you’ll first need to take a van or bus to Nha Trang. From here, you can then transfer to a train bound for Quy Nhon.

Step 1: Dalat to Nha Trang by Van/Bus

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240,000 VND ($10)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240,000 VND ($10)

We recommend taking a van from Dalat to Nha Trang. Vans operating this route are faster and much more comfortable than the bus. Van fares start from 240,000 VND ($10) for the 3-hour journey.

With a bus, travel time takes up to 4 hours. Ticket prices start from 200,000 VND ($8).

TIP: Take one of the early morning trips so that you can have a few hours to enjoy Nha Trang before taking one of the afternoon trains bound for Quy Nhon.

Limo Van/Bus Schedule from Dalat to Nha Trang

Limo Van/BusSchedulesDurationCosts
Lac Hong Luxury Minivan
+ free pick-up
4x a day from
12:00-16:30
3 hours252,000 VND ($10.50)
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Cuc Tung Limo Van11x a day from
06:00-17:00
3 hours240,000 VND ($10)
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Futa Bus8x a day from
08:00 to 16:00
4 hours200,000 VND ($8)
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Cuc Tung and Futa Bus depart from the Interprovincial Bus Station, located 3km southeast of Dalat city centre. Lac Hong offers free hotel pick-up, but its first trip doesn’t depart until noon.

Cuc Tung Limo Van and Futa Bus make their last stop at Nha Trang’s Central Bus Station, some 7km west of the main beach. Lac Hong, on the other hand, parks at Go! Nha Trang, some 4km west of the beach.

Step 2: Nha Trang to Quy Nhon by Train

Duration: 4.5 hours
Cost: 187,000 VND ($7.50)
Duration: 4.5 hours
Cost: 187,000 VND ($7.50)

From Nha Trang, you can take one of the afternoon trains to Quy Nhon. The trains depart at 13:49 and 18:14 and the journey takes about 4.5 to 5.5 hours.

An advantage of this schedule is that it gives you a bit of time to explore the beauty of Nha Trang, as long as you take a morning van or bus from Dalat.

Train fares from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon start from 167,000 VND ($7).

Train schedule from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon

TrainScheduleSoft seats
SE813:49-18:13167,000 VND ($7)
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SE2218:14-23:47167,000 VND ($7)
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Trains depart from Nha Trang Railway Station, located within the city centre, just 2km west of the main beach. Depending on your hotel’s location, you can get to the train station via a few minutes’ walk or a short taxi ride.

Note that the train can only take you up to Dieu Tri Railway Station, located 10km west of Quy Nhon city centre. To get to your hotel, you can take the local bus T22 for 20,000 VND ($0.80) or a taxi for 200,000 VND ($8).

Dalat to Quy Nhon by Flight

Duration: 7 hours
Cost: 1,590,000 VND ($67)
Duration: 7 hours
Cost: 1,590,000 VND ($67)

Taking a flight from Dalat to Quy Nhon doesn’t really make much sense because there are no direct flights for this route. All flights make a stop in Ho Chi Minh.

Also, total travel time takes around 7 hours, just as long as taking a much cheaper direct bus.

But if you really prefer to take a flight from Dalat to Quy Nhon, read on for more details.

Step 1: Dalat City Centre to Dalat Airport by Taxi

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 40,000 VND ($1.65)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 40,000 VND ($1.65)

You can find Dalat Airport (Lien Khuong) some 30km south of Dalat city centre. To get to the airport, you can take a 1-hour bus or a 45-minute taxi.

Buses depart from Ngoc Phat Hotel near Xuan Huong Lake in the centre. It’s best to be there at least 3 hours before your flight to make sure you arrive at the airport on time. A ticket costs 40,000 VND ($1.65).

Alternatively, a taxi ride costs around 288,000 VND ($12). The taxi is a better option if you’re already short on time or if you’re travelling with a group.

See the page on Dalat Airport for more info.

Step 2: Dalat to Quy Nhon by Flight

Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 1,500,000 VND ($63)
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 1,500,000 VND ($63)

There are several indirect flights operating from Dalat to Quy Nhon via Ho Chi Minh daily. Vietjet Air usually offers the cheapest fares, ranging from 1,400,000 VND ($59) to 1,700,000 VND ($71).

Other carriers include Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways.

The fastest indirect flight from Dalat to Quy Nhon takes around 5 hours.

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Step 3: Quy Nhon Airport to Quy Nhon City Centre by Taxi

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 50,000 VND ($2.10)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 50,000 VND ($2.10)

From Quy Nhon Airport (Phu Cat), the city centre is still 30km away. You can take a 1-hour bus or a 45-minute taxi to reach your accommodation in Quy Nhon.

The more budget-friendly option is the shuttle bus at only 50,000 VND ($2.10) per ticket. Do note though that the bus can only take you up to 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh in the city centre. Depending on your hotel’s location, you can walk or take a short taxi ride from the bus drop-off point.

For more comfort and convenience, you can also just take a taxi straight to your hotel. Taxi rates from Quy Nhon Airport to the city centre start from 350,000 VND ($14.50).

Our favourite places to stay in Quy Nhon

Accommodations in Bai Xep get often fully booked, since there is not a lot of choice in this beautiful beach town. That's why we recommend to book your accommodation before you include Bai Xep into your travel itinerary.

Quy Nhon Accommodation 1

Home of Dreamers

This is a place where you wake up, but still have the feeling you are in dream. The bungalows offer stunning ocean views and it's only a minute walk from the beach. All rooms include breakfast.

Dorm rooms from $10, double room with sea view from $31

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Quy Nhon Accommodation 2

Life's a Beach Apartments

Want to have a beach right in front of your doorstep? From these apartments you will have acces to two different beaches in just a few minutes walk. Enjoy a great atmosphere and beach vibe with rooms that offer a high level of comfort!

Double rooms from $35

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Quy Nhon Accommodation 3

Haven Vietnam

Located right at the beach with a great bar area. Enjoy the bon-fire, live bands and meet lots of fellow travellers. Most people regret they couldn't stay longer...

Dorm rooms from $6, double room with sea view from $43

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Tip: If you're someone who is always looking for the best beaches, check out Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem in Cambodia. On these islands, you can still find empty white-sand beaches that most people never heard of.

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