How to get from Hoi An to DaLat?
The fastest way to travel the 635km distance from Hoi An to DaLat is by flight. The flight takes only 3.5 hours, including transfers, and tickets start from $58. Other options include taking the train (15 hours) or the bus (14 hours).
Flight, Train or Bus?
|Bus + Flight + Taxi||3.5 hours||1,340,000 VND ($58)||Check flights|
|Taxi + Train + Bus||15 hours||1,030,000 VND ($44.50)||Check train tickets|
|Bus||14 hours||370,000 VND ($16)||Check bus tickets|
Booking a direct flight can be quite expensive at $44 one-way. But it takes only 1 hour and 15 minutes. Note though that you will still need transfers to and from the airports. When taking a flight, you have to book one from DaNang to DaLat.
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.
Itinerary from Hoi An to DaLat
- Hoi An
- Da Nang Airport
- 2 hours
- Lien Khuong Airport
- DaLat City Center
- Hoi An
- Da Nang Railway Station
- 10 hours
- Nha Trang
- 4 hours
- Hoi An
- 14 hours
Hoi An to DaLat by Flight
Duration: 3.5 hours
Costs: 1,340,000 VND ($58)
Step 1: Hoi An to Da Nang Airport by Bus
Costs: 120,000 VND ($5.50)
You can take a shuttle bus from Hoi An center to Da Nang Airport for 120,000 VND ($5.50). Another option is the local bus which brings you for 20,000 VND ($1) to Da Nang.
See the page about DaNang airport for more details
Step 2: Da Nang to Lien Khuong by Flight
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 1,020,000 VND ($44)
There is only one direct flight leaving from DaNang airport to DaLat airport (Lien Khuong) daily. This is from Vietnam Airlines and Tickets start from 1,020,000 VND ($44) if you book weeks in advance. The flight takes 1h 15min.
There are also several direct flights operating on this route, but they are normally more expensive. They make a stopover in Ho Chi Minh and take more than 4.5 hours.
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Step 3: Lien Khuong Airport to DaLat by Taxi
Cost: 200,000 VND ($9)
A taxi from Lien Khuong airport to DaLat center takes about 45 minutes. Expect to pay 200,000 VND ($9) for a taxi.
Visit the page about DaLat airport for more details.
Hoi An to DaLat by Train
Duration: 15 hours
Cost: 1,030,000 VND ($44.50)
Step 1: Hoi An to Da Nang Railway Station by Bus
Cost: 300,000 VND ($13)
The last public bus bound for Da Nang leaves at 18:00 in Hoi An. This means you might have to take a taxi if you are taking night train SE9 from Da Nang to Nha Trang. A taxi ride costs between 300,000 VND ($13) to 400,000 VND ($17.50).
But if you are taking an earlier train, it will be much cheaper to take the public bus to Da Nang as it only costs only 20,000 VND ($1).
See the page about Da Nang railway station for more details.
Step 2: Da Nang to Nha Trang by Train
Duration: 9h 42min
Cost: 570,000 VND ($24.50)
We recommend to take a night train so you won’t lose a day travelling.
See our suggested options below:
|SE7||22:42-08:24||9h 42m||615,000 VND ($26.50)|
|SE9||08:02-18:55||10h 53m||660,000 VND ($28.50)|
|SE21||09:31-20:21||10h 50m||535,000 VND ($23)|
|20:06-06:05||9h 59m||550,000 VND ($24)|
Step 3: Nha Trang to DaLat by Bus
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 160,000 VND ($7)
When you arrive in Nha Trang, you can take a few hours of break from travelling before proceeding to DaLat.
The railway station from Nha Trang is just a 10-15min walk from the center/beach so this will be a perfect moment to stretch your legs after the train ride. You can get breakfast in the center of Nha Trang or maybe even have 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.
Hoi An to DaLat by Bus
Duration: 14 hours
Cost: 370,000 VND ($16)
We recommend booking with Hanh Cafe or Sinh Tourist bus since these are both well-known companies. Note that although An Phu Travel has the fastest travel time, it doesn’t receive the best reviews.
When we traveled this route ourselves, we booked a bus that left at 19:00 from Hoi An and was supposed to 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 travelling 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||17:30-13:00||19h 30m||350,000 VND ($15)|
|The Sinh Tourist||18:15-11:30||17h 15m||490,000 VND ($21)|
|An Phu Travel||17:30-07:30||14h||370,000 VND ($16)|
If you wish to book with The Sinh Tourist, 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 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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