Route overview from Hoi An to DaLat
|Bus + Flight + Taxi||3.5 hours||2.830.000VND (€107,50)|
|Bus + Train + Bus||15 hours||738.000 VND (€28)|
|Bus||17 hours||370.000 VND (€14)|
Flight from Hoi An to DaLat
3,5 hours, 2.830.000VND (€107,50)
We recommend booking a flight from Hoi An to DaLat airport. You can book a direct flight which costs around 100 euro’s and takes a little over 1 hour. When you want to save some money, you can also book an indirect flight for about 50 euros. This indirect flight will take around 4 hours.
Train from Hoi An to DaLat
15 hours, 547.000 VND (€21)
Another option is to take the night train from DaNang railway station to Nha Trang. You can then spend the morning in Nha Trang and take the bus that leaves at 13:00 to DaLat.
The advantage of the train is that you can have a good night of sleep while crossing the largest distance.
Direct bus from Hoi An to DaLat
17,5 hours, 350.000 VND (€13,50)
A direct bus is also an option, but it will be a very long journey and is not as safe as taking the train.
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Option 1: Bus + Flight + Taxi
Route: Hoi An Da Nang DaLat
Duration: 3,5 hours
Costs: 2.833.434 VND (€107,50)
Bus: Hoi An Da Nang Airport
Costs: 120.000 VND (€4,50)
You can take a shuttle bus from Hoi An center to Da Nang Airport for 120.000 VND (€4,50). Another option is the local bus which brings you for 20.000 VND (€0,80) to Hoi An.
See the page about DaNang airport for more details
Flight: Da Nang Lien Khuong
Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 2.513.434 VND (€95)
There are several flights a day leaving from DaNang airport to DaLat airport (Lien Khuong). Vietnam Airlines has direct flights to DaLat airport. The flight takes 1h 40min and tickets start from 2.513.434 VND (€95). But, it’s more likely that you pay around 3.000.000 VND (€111) for a ticket.
When you want to save some money, you can also book an indirect flight with Vietjet Air or Jetstar from 1.151.061 VND (€43,50). This flight has a stopover in Ho Chi Minh and takes in total about 4-6 hours.
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Taxi: Lien Khuong Airport DaLat
Costs: 200.000 VND (€7,50)
A taxi from Lien Khuong airport to DaLat center takes about 45 minutes. Expect to pay 200.000 VND (€7,50) for a taxi.
Visit the page about DaLat airport for more details.
Option 2: Bus + Train + Bus
Route: Hoi An Da Nang DaLat
Duration: 15 hours
Costs: 687.000 VND (€26)
Bus: Hoi An Da Nang Railway Station
Costs: 20.000 VND (€0,80)
We recommend taking the public or shuttle bus when you take the NH1 leaving at 20:06 from Da Nang. When you decide to take a later train you have to take a taxi to Da Nang, since there are no buses leaving after 18:00 from Hoi An center to DaNang railway.
The public bus costs only 20.000 VND (€0,80) while a taxi will costs between 300.000 to 400.000 VND (€11-€15).
See the page about Da Nang railway station for more details.
Train: Da Nang Nha Trang
Duration: 9h 48min
Costs: 547.000 VND (€21)
We recommend to take one of the 2 night trains, so you won’t lose a day of traveling.
See our suggested options below:
|SE9||07:50-18:04||10h 14m||408.000 VND (€15,50)|
|SE21||09:55-20:36||10h 41m||536.000 VND (€20,50)|
|20:06-06:05||9h 59m||549.000 VND (€20,50)|
|SE7||22:36-08:24||9h 48m||547.000 VND (€21)|
Bus: Nha Trang DaLat
Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 120.000 VND (€5)
When you arrive in Nha Trang you can decide to continue directly with a bus leaving to DaLat at 7:30 or spend a morning in Nha Trang.
The railway station from Nha Trang is just 10-15min walk from the center/beach so this will be a perfect moment to take a break after the train ride. You can get some breakfast in the center of Nha Trang or maybe even make a morning swim in the ocean, before you take the bus at 13:00 to DaLat.
We recommend to book the bus tickets in advance, so you won’t risk that bus tickets on that day will be sold out.
See the page of Nha Trang to DaLat for the bus schedule and more details.
Option 3: Bus
Route: Hoi An Nha Trang DaLat
Duration: 17,5 hours
Costs: 350.000 VND (€13,50)
We recommend booking with Hanh Cafe or Sinh Tourist bus since these are both well-known companies.
When we traveled this route ourselves, we booked a bus leaving at 19:00 and should arrive around 10:00 in DaLat. Somehow, the bus driver managed to arrive 3 hours earlier (at 7:00) in DaLat.
Luckily, we arrived all well and safe, but bear in mind that this is definitely not the safest option. For this reason, we recommend traveling by plane or train instead. The reason we traveled by bus was that it was ‘Tet Holiday’ and all train tickets and flights to DaLat were fully booked.
These are the options we recommend:
|Hanh Café||17:30-12:00||17h 30m||350.000 VND (€13,50)|
|The Sinh Tourist Bus||18:15-11:30||16h 45m||370.000 VND (€14)|
If you wish to book with The Sinh Tourist Bus, you can check out Baolau.
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 costs less than €5 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 €36. Enjoy the great views while having a delicious breakfast served to your room!
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