Travel Guide

How to get to Da Lat from major cities in Vietnam

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Da Lat is a world apart from the rest of Vietnam. The mild climate is dominant instead of the intense heat making the plateau perfect place for adrenaline junkie activities. 

Da Lat

Da Lat is surprisingly tranquil, an ideal getaway for those who like a break from the bustling of Vietnam major cities; which is why it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam. Feeling excited yet? Here is how to get there:

From Ho Chi Minh City (a.k.a Saigon)

The quickest way to get to Da Lat is by plane. The route between the two cities is serviced by Vietnam airlines, Vietjet air, and Jetstar. There are several flights a day from Tan Son Nhat international airport. You will be dropped off at Lien Khuong airport, 30 km from Da Lat. From there, you can choose either hopping on an airport shuttle bus for a ride to the city center at 40.000 VND or take a taxi at 180.000 VND.

Vietnam Airline

Vietnam airline is the national carrier of the country (Source: Internet)

Airlines

Ticket price

Departure time

Vietnam airlines

1.129.000 VND

11:45 a.m

01:40 p.m

Jetstar

550.000 VND

7:30 a.m

8:20 a.m

Vietjet

580.000 VND

07:10 p.m

08:20 p.m

(Please note that the rate might change according to time of departure and the carrier’s promotion)

If you are on a budget and want to save money on transportation, catching a bus is a viable alternative. Although the route between Saigon and Da Lat has been improved considerably in recent years, it still takes the best part of eight hours. Here are some bus companies that offer such buses:

Bus companies

Address

Phone number

Departure time

Ticket price

Phuong Trang

272-274-276 De Tham, District 1.

Phone number:

Saigon:

08.3837 5570

08. 38 333 468

Da Lat:

063.3 58 58 58

 

6h15 – 24h30

Seat: 180.000 VND

Bed: 240.000 VND

Thanh Buoi

266-268, Le Hong Phong, District 5.

Phone number:

Saigon:

08. 38 306 306

08. 38 308 090

Da Lat:

063. 3 540 540

One bus every hour

Seat: 180.000 VND

Bed: 240.000 VND

Another option is Open bus, which will stop at several spots on the way. Some companies that have them are:

Bus companies

Address

Phone number

Departure time

Ticket price

Phuong Trang

272 De Tham, District 1

(08) 3 837 5570

5.00-24.30

 

KimTravel

270 De Tham, District 1

08. 920 5552

8:15 a.m.

 

Hanh Café

227 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

08-3920 5679 3837 6429

7:30 a.m.

$8

The Sinh Tourist

246-248 De Tham. District 1

08.3837 6833

7:30 a.m.

130.000 VND

If you wish to save time, contact one of the Vietnamese travel agencies in the city and ask them to arrange the trip for you. They can also book a local tour guide for you to make the most of your visit.

FUTA buslines

FUTA buslines (Source: Internet)

From Nha Trang

Nha Trang is 214 km from Da Lat and the best way to travel between the two cities is by bus. A standard trip might take 4 to 5 hours. Some bus companies service the route are:

Nha Trang is 214 km from Da Lat and the best way to travel between the two cities is by bus. A standard trip might take 4 to 5 hours. Some bus companies service the route are:

Bus companies

Address

Phone number

Departure time

Ticket price

Mai Linh

20A Nguyen Thien Thuat, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa.

058.6255.888

0988.004.888

0914.355.459

8:30 a.m

3:00 p.m

80.000 VND

Phuong Trang

5 Le Thanh Ton, Nha Trang city

058.3 524 315

8:00 a.m

10:00 a.m

2:00 p.m

100.000 VND

From Hanoi

For those who wish to save time, take a flight to Da Lat is the most viable option. All major airlines in Vietnam offer such flights at different rates depending on the time of departure.

Airlines

Ticket price

Departure time

Viet Nam Airline

1.844.000 VND

6:10 a.m.

Vietjet

1.264.000 VND

9:40 a.m

Jetstar

1.995.000 VND

12:00

(Please note that the rate might change according to time of departure and the carrier’s promotion)

If you want to tie in some other tourist attractions in Vietnam, we highly recommend taking a sleeper bus at about 700.000 VND to 800.000 VND. The trip will take around 36 to 40 hours and stops at Hue, Hoi An, and Nha Trang. Both Phuong Trang and The Sinh Tourist service this route at a similar rate.

Since Da Lat is a popular destination for both domestic and international tourists; there is nothing short of transport to get you to the town. Do some research and pick one that suits your plan.

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