Last updated: Aug 09, 2019

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Flight, Train or Bus from Hoi An to DaLat?

 

How to get from Hoi An to DaLat?

When you want to travel form Hoi An to Dalat, you have 3 options: You can travel by plane, train or bus. We recommend to book a flight as this only takes 1 hour and 40min. If you want to save some money you can also take the bus which only costs about €13 or a train which costs €32. However, take in mind that this journey by bus or train will take more than 14 hours.

Booking a direct flight can be quite expensive and usually costs around 100 euro’s. Want to save some money on your flight? then you can also book an indirect flight for about 50 euros. This indirect flight will take around 4 hours.

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.

A direct bus is also an option, but it will be a very long journey and is not as safe as taking the train.

 

Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus + Flight + Taxi3,5 hours1.884.000 VND (€72,50)Check flights
Bus + Train + Bus15 hours839.000 VND (€32)Check train tickets
Bus17,5 hours350.000 VND (€13)Check bus tickets

Hoi An to DaLat travelroute

 

 

Flight

Flight: Hoi An to DaLat


Duration: 3,5 hours
Costs: 1.884.000 VND (€72,50)

Step 1: Bus from Hoi An to Da Nang Airport

Duration: 45min
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

Step 2: Flight from Da Nang to Lien Khuong

Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 1.564.000 VND (€60)

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 1.564.100 VND (€60). But, it’s more likely that you pay around 2.200.000 VND (€84,50) for a ticket.

When you want to save some money, you can also book an indirect flight with Vietjet Air or Jetstar. This flight has a stopover in Ho Chi Minh and takes in total about 5-8 hours.

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Step 3: Taxi from Lien Khuong Airport to DaLat

Duration: 45min
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.

 

 

Train

Train from Hoi An to Dalat

Route: Hoi An Da Nang DaLat


Duration: 15 hours
Costs: 839.000 VND (€32)

DaLat’s railway station is not connected with Hoi An (DaNang) or Nha Trang. For this reason, you have to take the train from Da Nang railway station to Nha Trang and then continue by bus to DaLat.

Step 1: Bus from Hoi An to Da Nang Railway Station

Duration: 45min
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.

Step 2: Train from Da Nang to Nha Trang

Duration: 9h 48min
Costs: 699.000 VND (€27)

We recommend to take one of the 2 night trains, so you won’t lose a day of traveling.

See our suggested options below:

TrainScheduleDurationSleeper berth
SE907:50-18:0410h 14m673.000 VND (€26)
SE2109:55-20:3610h 41m 609.000 VND (€23,50)
NH1
(not available)
20:06-06:059h 59m549.000 VND (€20,50)
SE722:36-08:249h 48m699.000 VND (€27)

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Step 3: Bus from Nha Trang to 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.

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Bus icon

Bus from Hoi An to Dalat


Duration: 17,5 hours
Costs: 350.000 VND (€13)

All buses from Hoi An to DaLat go via Nha Trang and do not drive straight to DaLat. This makes it quite a long journey that will take between 12 and 17 hours, depending on the driver.

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:

BusScheduleDurationCosts
Hanh Café17:30-14:0019h 30m350.000 VND (€13,50)
The Sinh Tourist Bus18:15-11:3017h 15m430.000 VND (€16,50)

 

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  Hotel

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The Orchid Villa Dalat

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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