Last updated: Sep 18, 2019


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Flight or Bus from Ho Chi Minh to DaLat?


How to get from Ho Chi Minh to DaLat?

We recommend traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat. There a 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 the center and drops you off in DaLat center.


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight2,5 hours542.000 VND (€21)Check flights
Bus8 hours230.000 VND (€9)Check bus tickets

Ho Chi Minh to DaLat travelroute



Flight from Ho Chi Minh to DaLat

Duration: 2,5 hours
Costs: 542.000 VND (€21)

Jetstar offers the cheapest flight on this route starting from 500.000 VND (€19). Other airlines are Vietjet air, Vietnam Airlines and Hanh Air.

When you travel on the public bus from Ho Chi Minh center to the airport and with the shuttle bus from DaLat airport to the center, you will keep the costs very low.

Take in mind that shuttle buses and public 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: Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Ho Chi Minh Airport

Duration: 45min
Costs: 20.000 VND (€0,80)

You can take the public bus from Ho Chi Minh Center to the airport for just 5.000 VND (€0,20). this bus takes about 45min to the airport.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi which will bring you for about 100.000 VND (€4) to the airport.

See Ho Chi Minh Aiport how to get from Ho Chi Minh center to airport.

Step 2: Flight from Ho Chi Minh to DaLat

Duration: 50min
Costs: 482.000 VND (€20)

JetStar offers the lowest flight rate for this route at 527.000 VND (€20). Other airlines operating on this route are Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines and Hanh Air.

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Step 3: Bus from Lien Khuong Int Airport to DaLat City Center

Duration: 45min
Costs: 40.000 VND (€1,50)

From DaLat airport you can take a shuttle bus which brings you in 45 minutes to the center of DaLat.

See DaLat airport how to get from DaLat airport to the city center.


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Bus from Ho Chi Minh to DaLat

Duration: 8 hours
Costs: 230.000 VND (€9)

Though it takes longer to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat by bus, you have plenty of trips to choose from. You can either book with Phuong Trang (Futa Bus) or opt for the more luxurious van ride from Hoang Vu Limousine and Minh Tri Limousine.

Phuong Trang bus leaves almost every 30 minutes 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:

Phuong Trang (Futa Bus)Almost every 30 minutes, day and night8h230.000 VND (€9)
Hoang Vu Limousine09:00-16:00
7h220.000 VND (€8,50)
Minh Tri Limousine08:00-15:30
7h 30m180.000 VND (€7)

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