Route overview from Nha Trang to DaLat
Bus from Nha Trang to DaLat
4 hours, 120.000 VND (€5)
We recommend taking a bus or a van from Nha Trang to DaLat. This is the most convenient way of traveling this route and basically also the only option you have.
Train from Nha Trang to DaLat
Taking the train is not an option since there is no connecting railway between DaLat and Nha Trang. The only railway in DaLat is a tourist attraction and doesn’t operate trains to Nha Trang.
Flight from Nha Trang to DaLat
Although there is an airport 30km south of DaLat (Lien Khuong Airport), there are no direct flights. Flights from Nha Trang to DaLat have a stopover in Ho Chi Minh. This means that the journey takes at least 5 hours excluding the time it takes to get to and from the airports.
Option 1: Bus
Route: Nha Trang DaLat
Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 120.000 VND (€5)
The bus is not the safest option in Vietnam but for this route it’s the only option. Luckily there are some good options on this route, including a luxurious limousine Van!
However, take in mind that buses often drive slower than vans. If you are prone to car motion sickness, a larger bus is probably a better option.
The two most well-known companies are ‘Sinh Tourist’ and ‘Hanh Cafe’. They operate buses that they leave from Nha Trang center and also drop you off in the center of DaLat. But, take in mind that these buses only leave 2 times a day at 7:30 or 13:00.
Another bus company is Futa bus, but we do not recommend to book with them. They don’t have a good reputation and do not depart from the center of Nha Trang and neither arrives in the center of DaLat.
Since last year (2018), two new bus company called “Minh Tri Limousine” and “Catthienhai Travel” started to operate on the route from Nha Trang to Da Lat.
Tickets are slightly more expensive but in return, you get a luxurious ride in a van with great seatings. Also, do they include free pick-up at your hotel in Nha Trang and drop off at your hotel in Dalat.
Note, however, that we received a complaint about Cattheinhai Travel: One of my readers let me know they had a very bad experience with Catthienhai Travel. The driver was driving too fast and she was almost covered with bruises from being slammed from side to side. The woman next to her was vomiting for one hour straight and the driver didn’t want to stop…
For Minh Tri Limousine, we only heard good reviews so far and that’s why we only recommend booking with Minh Tri if you want to travel by van.
Minh Tri Limousine
Note that especially tickets from Minh Tri Limousine tend to sell out fast. Luckily, BookAway offers free cancellation up to 72 hours before departure.
|4h 30m||120.000 VND (€5)|
|The Sinh Tourist bus||07:30-11:30|
|4h||120.000 VND (€5)|
|3h 30m||230.000 VND (€9) + free pick-up|
|Minh Tri Limousine||12:00-15:00|
|3h||270.000 VND (€10) + free pick-up|
|Futa Bus||07:00, 8:00, 10:00,|
12:00, 13:00, 15:00,
|4h||130.000 VND (€5)|
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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