How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat?
The best way to travel the 320 km distance from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat is by flight. A flight takes 2.5 hours, including transfers, and costs $28.50. Another option is to travel by bus, which takes 8 hours and costs $11.
Flight or Bus?
|Flight||2.5 hours||665,000 VND ($28.50)||Check flights|
|Bus||7 hours||250,000 VND ($11)||Check bus tickets|
We recommend travelling by flight from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat. There are many flights leaving every day and the flight takes less than one hour.
The night bus is also a convenient option, but less safe than the flight. The advantage of the bus is that it leaves from Ho Chi Minh center and drops you off in Da Lat center.
Itinerary from Ho Chi Minh to DaLat
- Ho Chi Minh
- Ho Chi Minh Airport
- Lien Khuong Airport
- DaLat City Center
- Ho Chi Minh
- 7 hours
Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat by Flight
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 665,000 VND ($28.50)
Vietjet Air offers the cheapest flight on this route starting from 605,000 VND ($26). Other airlines are Jetstar, Vietnam Airlines and Hanh Air.
When you travel on the airport bus from Ho Chi Minh center to the airport and with the shuttle bus from DaLat airport to the center, you can keep the costs very low.
Bear in mind that shuttle buses and airport buses stop running in the late evening. This means you have to take a taxi when you arrive or depart in the late evening or night at the airport.
Step 1: Ho Chi Minh Center to Ho Chi Minh Airport by Bus
Cost: 20,000 VND ($1)
You can take the airport bus from Ho Chi Minh center to the airport for just 20,000 VND ($1). Look for yellow bus #109 and expect to reach the airport in 45min.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi which will bring you for about 100,000 VND ($4.40) to the airport.
See Ho Chi Minh Aiport to know where you can find the airport bus and more details.
Step 2: Ho Chi Minh to DaLat by Flight
Cost: 605,000 VND ($26)
You can book a flight from Ho Chi Minh to DaLat for as low as 605,000 VND ($26). You can choose from various companies: Vietjet Air, Jetstar, Vietnam Airlines and Hanh Air.
Step 3: Lien Khuong Int’l Airport to DaLat City Center by Bus
Cost: 40,000 VND ($1.80)
From DaLat Airport, you can take a shuttle bus which brings you in 45mins to the center of DaLat.
See DaLat Airport on DaLat Airport to the city center.
Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat by Bus
Duration: 7 hours
Cost: 250,000 VND ($11)
Though it takes longer to travel from Ho Chi Minh to DaLat by bus or minivan, you have plenty of companies to choose from. We recommend that you book with The Sinh Tourist as it is a well-known bus company. Another option is Futa Bus, but note that it often receives bad reviews.
The Sinh Tourist departs from Ho Chi Minh city center and arrives at DaLat city center. Futa Bus leaves almost every 30mins but does not drop you off in the center of DaLat. They drop you at the bus station from where it is a short 5-10min taxi drive to the center of DaLat.
For an overview of the schedules, see the options below:
|The Sinh Tourist||22:00-05:00||7h||250,000 VND ($11)|
|Futa Bus||Almost every 30 minutes, day and night||8h||250,000 VND ($11)|
Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat by Minivan
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 220,000 VND ($9.50)
A more comfortable option is to travel by minivan from Ho Chi Minh to DaLat. If you take a night trip, you can reach your destination in around 5 hours. However, note that you might arrive in the middle of the night and will still need to book an extra night for your accommodation.
Day trips take longer due to traffic. See their schedules below:
|Lac Hong Luxury Minivan||04:00-11:30|
|200,000 VND ($8.50)|
|Hoang Vu Limousine||09:00-16:00|
|220,000 VND ($9.50)|
|Minh Tri Limousine|
|7h 30m||180,000 VND ($8)|
My favourite places to stay in DaLat
At Redhouse Backpacker Hostel you will easily meet many fellow travellers. Make new friends during breakfast or the (free) BBQ and explore the city of DaLat together! Dorm-beds already start from $3 and even include free buffet breakfast!
Want to enjoy the romantic city of DaLat while staying in the city center? Doc May Boutique Villa is located in the center of DaLat and surrounded by many nice restaurants. From $29 you get a double room with excellent breakfast and very comfy beds!
This Villa is great home from where you can easily explore the surroundings of DaLat. They have a map with points of interests and can arrange a scooter to explore all these places on your own. Rooms with mountain view start from $47. Enjoy the great views while having a delicious breakfast served to your room!
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