Quy Nhon to Dalat

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How to get from Quy Nhon to Dalat?

Dalat is a misty paradise in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Also known as the City of Eternal Spring, Dalat is a favourite destination for honeymooners and outdoor lovers because of its temperate weather and lush plateau.

At its heart is Xuan Huong Lake, surrounded by lush gardens and European-inspired architecture. You will find here old houses left by the French who once made Dalat their summer getaway. Around town, you should explore the many pagodas, waterfalls, and colourful markets.

3 ways to get from Quy Nhon to Dalat

There are 3 ways to travel the 340 km from Quy Nhon to Dalat: an 8.5-hour bus, a 7.5-hour train + van, or a 7.5-hour indirect flight (incl. transfers). Rates range from 367,000 VND ($15.50) to 1,590,000 VND ($67).

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus8.5 hours367,000 VND ($15.50)Check bus tickets
Train7.5 hours390,000 VND ($16)Check train tickets
Flight7.5 hours1,590,000 VND ($67)Check flights

We recommend taking a direct bus from Quy Nhon to Dalat. Buses operate overnight so you can just sleep throughout the journey and also save a night on accommodation. Bus fares start from 367,000 VND ($15.50) for the 8.5-hour journey.

An alternative option would be to take the train. There are no direct trains operating this route so you can only take the train from Quy Nhon to Nha Trang and then transfer to a van or bus to Dalat. This is why we recommend taking the train only if you’re thinking of visiting Nha Trang as well.

There are also no direct flights from Quy Nhon to Dalat, all flights make a stop in Ho Chi Minh. We think that taking a flight doesn’t offer any advantage. Flights are much more expensive and may even take longer than the bus when you include the waiting time at the airport.

Itinerary from Quy Nhon to Dalat

Quy Nhon to Dalat travelroute

Quy Nhon to Dalat by Bus

Duration: 8.5 hours
Cost: 367,000 VND ($15.50)
Duration: 8.5 hours
Cost: 367,000 VND ($15.50)

The bus is the only direct option when travelling from Quy Nhon to Dalat. The good thing about taking the bus is they operate overnight so you won’t lose your daytime on travelling. You can also save a night on accommodation.

Thanh Thuy is among the bus operators for this route. Ticket prices start from 367,000 VND ($15.50) for a sleeper bus. You can also get a more luxurious VIP bus, which offers more privacy, for 435,000 VND ($18).

Travel time by bus from Quy Nhon to Dalat takes 7.5-8.5 hours.

Departure and arrival station

Buses depart from the Big C, some 4 km south of Quy Nhon city centre. You can get there by taxi with fares from 70,000 VND ($2.95) or by motorbike taxi for around 25,000 VND ($1.05).

They arrive along Nguyen Tu Luc Street, located 5 km north of Da Lat’s backpacker area. From here, you can reach your hotel by taxi for about 95,000 VND ($4) or by motorbike taxi with rates from 40,000 VND ($1.65).

Bus schedules from Quy Nhon to Dalat

BusScheduleCosts
Thanh Thuy
(Sleeping Bus)
21:20-05:50367,000 VND ($15.50)
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Thanh Thuy
(VIP Bus)
23:20-06:50435,000 VND ($18)
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Quy Nhon to Dalat by Train

Duration: 7.5 hours
Cost: 390,000 VND ($16)
Duration: 7.5 hours
Cost: 390,000 VND ($16)

You can also take a train from Quy Nhon to Dalat. This is a good alternative option if you’re thinking of making a stop in Nha Trang.

Since there is no working railway station in Dalat, you can only take the train from Quy Nhon to Nha Trang. From here, you can take a van or bus to Dalat.

Step 1: Quy Nhon to Nha Trang by Train

Duration: 4.5 hours
Cost: 150,000 VND ($6)
Duration: 4.5 hours
Cost: 150,000 VND ($6)

There are 5 trains operating daily from Quy Nhon to Nha Trang. Want to catch the connecting bus to Dalat on the same day? Then you’ll have to take the earliest train from Quy Nhon to Nha Trang.

This train departs from Quy Nhon at 05:14 and arrives in Nha Trang at around 09:30. You will have a few hours to explore Nha Trang before the last van or bus to Dalat departs around 17:00 in the afternoon.

Train fares start from 130,000 VND ($5) for a soft seat.

Train Schedule from Quy Nhon to Nha Trang (Soft seats)

TrainScheduleSoft seat
SE705:14-09:31130,000 VND ($5)
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Trains depart from Dieu Tri Railway Station, which you can find some 10 km west of Quy Nhon city centre. You can get there by local bus T22 for 20,000 VND ($0.80) or by taxi for around 200,000 VND ($8).

You are to get off at Nha Trang Train Station, just 2 km west of Nha Trang’s main beach. Depending on your hotel’s location, you can get there via a few minutes’ walk or a short taxi ride.

Step 2: Nha Trang to Dalat by Van or Bus

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240,000 VND ($10)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240,000 VND ($10)

The best way to get from Nha Trang to Dalat is by van. You can choose from 2 companies: Lac Hong and Cuc Tung. Van trips are available daily from 06:00 to 17:00.

You can get a van ticket with prices from 240,000 VND ($10) for the 3-hour journey.

Alternatively, you can take Futa Bus for 200,000 VND ($8). However, it’s a bit slower with a travel time of 4 hours. Buses are also not as comfortable as limo vans.

Departure station

Cuc Tung Limo Van and Futa Bus depart from the Central Bus Station in Nha Trang. This bus terminal is located some 7 km west of the main beach.

When travelling with Lac Hong, you can ask to be picked up from Nha Trang Train Station, or anywhere in the city centre.

Limo Van/Bus schedules from Nha Trang to Dalat

Limo Van/BusSchedulesDurationCosts
Lac Hong Luxury Minivan
+ free pick-up
4x a day from
08:00-16:30
3 hours252,000 VND ($10.50)
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Cuc Tung Limo Van11x a day from
06:00-17:00
3 hours240,000 VND ($10)
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Futa Bus8x a day from
08:00 to 16:00
4 hours200,000 VND ($8)
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Arrival station

In Dalat, Cuc Tung and Futa Bus park at the Intercity Bus Station, located 3 km southeast of the city centre.

Lac Hong arrives at its office in Dalat, 2 km northwest of the backpacker street.

Quy Nhon to Dalat by Flight

Duration: 7.5 hours
Cost: 1,590,000 VND ($67)
Duration: 7.5 hours
Cost: 1,590,000 VND ($67)

There are no direct flights from Quy Nhon to Dalat. All flights make a stopover in Ho Chi Minh.

It doesn’t really make sense to take a flight from Quy Nhon to Dalat because the travel time takes at least 7.5 hours (same as the bus).

Also, flights can be very expensive with combined fares from 1,590,000 VND ($67).

Step 1: Quy Nhon to Quy Nhon Airport by Taxi

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 50,000 VND ($2.10)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 50,000 VND ($2.10)

Quy Nhon Airport (Phu Cat) is located 30 km northwest of Quy Nhon city centre. You can get there in 2 ways: by shuttle bus or by taxi.

If on a budget, we recommend taking a shuttle bus for only 50,000 VND ($2.10). This bus departs from 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh in Quy Nhon centre. Make sure to be at the bus stop at least 3 hours before your flight.

When travelliing in a group, you can also just take a 45-minute taxi to Quy Nhon Airport for around 350,000 VND ($14.50).

Step 2: Quy Nhon to Dalat by Flight

Duration: 5.5 hours
Cost: 1,500,000 VND ($63)
Duration: 5.5 hours
Cost: 1,500,000 VND ($63)

There are several indirect flights available daily from Quy Nhon to Da Lat via Ho Chi Minh.

Airfares range from 1,500,000 VND ($63) to 2,000,000 VND ($84). Vietjet Air normally offers the cheapest fares with a travel time of around 5.5 hours.

For the best rates, we recommend booking your flight through Skyscanner weeks or months in advance.

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Step 3: Dalat Airport to Dalat City Centre by Taxi

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 40,000 VND ($1.65)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 40,000 VND ($1.65)

Dalat Airport (Lien Khuong) is located 30 km south of Dalat city centre. To get to your hotel, you can take a 1-hour bus or a 45-minute taxi.

The bus is the cheaper option with ticket prices from 40,000 VND ($1.65). Airport buses go all the way from the airport to the city centre. You will be dropped off at either Ngoc Phat Hotel near Xuan Huong Lake or Le Thi Hong Gam Street near Dalat Market.

An alternative option would be to take a taxi for around 288,000 VND ($12).

See our page on Dalat Airport for more info.

 

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