Want to know how to get from Nha Trang to DaLat? In this post, we’ll share a summary of the three ways to get there and compare each option on duration, costs and level of comfort. For each option, we go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
3 ways to get from Nha Trang to DaLat
There are three ways to travel the distance of 135 km (84 miles) from Nha Trang to DaLat: by bus (4 hours), limo van (3 hours) and private transfer (3 hours). The journey takes between 3-4 hours and the quickest way is by limo van. The lowest priced tickets start from 140,000 VND ($5.50) for the bus.
*COVID-19 UPDATE: The last time we checked (November 2022), the Sinh Tourist, Hanh Cafe, and An Phu Travel buses are unavailable. Please check the provided link to see if anything has changed.
Nha Trang to DaLat by Limo Van
Duration: 3 hours
Starts from: 240,000 VND ($9.50)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240,000 VND ($9.50)
We recommend travelling by limo van from Nha Trang to Dalat. Limo van tickets are slightly more expensive than the bus. But in return, you get a luxurious ride in a van with great seats.
Lac Hong and Cuc Tung are 2 trusted companies operating limo vans from Nha Trang to Dalat. Fares start from 240,000 VND ($9.50) for the 3-hour journey.
Which limo van to take?
We recommend travelling with Lac Hong Luxury Minivan because it gets very good reviews. Their drivers are highly-praised for good and safe driving, while their vans are known to be clean and comfortable. Also, they offer free hotel pick-up in Nha Trang.
Lac Hong offers 4 trips daily. And on weekends, tickets sell out fast. So it’s best to book a ticket with Lac Hong at least a week in advance!
We’ve only heard about good experiences with Lac Hong so far and that’s why we recommend booking with Lac Hong if you want to travel by van from Nha Trang to Dalat.
Note: One other popular company operating on this route is Catthienhai Travel. However, we have received several complaints about this company and that is why we DO NOT recommend booking with Catthienhai Travel.
Departure and arrival station
Lac Hong offers free hotel pick-up in Nha Trang and parks at its office in Dalat, 2km west of Xuan Huong Lake in the city centre. You can walk or take a short taxi ride to your hotel.
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