How to get from HO CHI MINH to DA LAT?

How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat
How to get from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Da Lat? You can travel by bus, taxi, car, motorbike, flight or train+bus.

Bus – Saigon to Da Lat
Flight – Saigon to Da Lat
 Taxi – Saigon to Da Lat
Train + Bus to Da Lat
Book Tickets to Da Lat

    • Da Lat (Đà Lạt) – it is very popular place in southern Vietnam and popularity still growing. Da Lat is in the Lam Dong Province, only about 135km from Nha Trang – popular beach city. Da Lat lies 1500 meters above sea level, so it has a pleasant climate and it is a good place for escape from the hot beaches in southern Vietnam. It is very easy to get there by bus/van or motorbike from Nha Trang. Da Lat is well known for nature, waterfalls (ag. Bao Dai, Pongour, Elephant, Jraiblian, Bobla…), lakes (Xuon Huong, Tuyen Lam, Dan Kia, Lake of Sighs, Da Nhim) and also fresh fruit and vegetable production. Da Lat is not accessible by train, there is no train connection from Ho Chi Minh City, you have to travel by bus, minivan, taxi or plane.
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets + flights from Saigon to Da Lat on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat you can travel by bus, limousine, van, taxi or plane.

    • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Da Lat is about 300 km by land. The best and fastest way how to reach Da Lat City from Ho Chi Minh City is to take a direct flight to Lien Khuong International Airport (airport is about 30 km from Da Lat) from Tan Son Nhat Airport. Direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat costs about $27-70/pp and travel time is about 1 hour. Another option is to travel from Saigon to Da Lat by tourist bus or minivan. It is very easy to travel to Da Lat by bus / van / limousine – directly to the city, it is a chep option, but to travel by bus takes about 7-9 hours. Bus tickets from Saigon to Da Lat cost about $8-18/pp (depends on the type of bus). The most comfortable option is to travel by private taxi or car to Da Lat. Travel time by taxi/car from Saigon to Da Lat is about 6 hours and transfer by taxi costs about $135-285/car. You can also travel by train to Nha Trang (135 from Da Lat) and in Nha Trang you can take another bus/taxi to Da Lat or there is an option to rent a motorbike. Luxury modern limousines and vans from Saigon to Da Lat offer luxury comfort and tickets are cheap. From Da Lat you can travel by bus to Nha Trang. Book your bus tickets or direct flights from Saigon to Da Lat online.

How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat?


1. BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

    • there are several day and overnight sleeper tourist buses from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat
    • verified companies: Phuong Trang (Futabus), TheSinh Tourist, Thanh Buoi, Hanh Café, Thinh Phat, Minh Tri..
    • travel by bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes about 7-9 hours
    • the bus ticket from Saigon to Da Lat costs about $8-18/pp (depends on the type of bus)
    • arrive 30-60 minutes before departure and present voucher to board bus
    • buses to Da Lat depart from various bus stations in Ho Chi Minh City (e.g. Mien Dong, Mien Tay, An Suong bus stations)
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Saigon to Da Lat online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus in Saigon
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Phuong Trang (Futabus) buses in southern Vietnam, tickets already from $9.50 (photo: Baolau).
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Thanh Buoi luxury sleeper bus from Saigon to Da Lat (photo: 12go.asia)


2. VAN/MINIBUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

    • from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat you can also travel by comfortable luxury van or minibus
    • various companies: Minh Tri, Thinh Phat, Hoang Vu Limousine, 35 Limo…
    • travel by van/minibus from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes about 7-9 hours
    • tickets cost about $7-20/pp, depends on the type of van or minibus
    • read carefully the information before you book your ticket
    • the best way of transport from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat if you travel in the group of people
    • Book and buy e-tickets from Saigon to Da Lat online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Luxury Limousine of Hoang Vu, tickets are very cheap – only about $9-10. (photo: Baolau).
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Minibus 35 Limo – Business Class from Saigon to Da Lat (photo: 12go.asia)


3. FLIGHT from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

    • there are several direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat
    • airlines: VietJetAir, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Pacific Airlines
    • flight from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Da Lat takes only about 1 hour
    • price of the one-way direct flight from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Da Lat is about $25-75/pp
    • the best and fastest way how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat
    • airport in Ho Chi Minh City – Tan Son Nhat International Airport
    • airport in Da Lat – Lien Khuong Airport – 30 km south of city centre of Da Lat
    • Book and buy your flight from Saigon to Da Lat on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square, secured payment
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Direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat is the most fastest way of transport.


4. TAXI/CAR from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat 

    • from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat you can also travel by private taxi/car or SUV
    • private taxi companies to Da Lat: Dichung Taxi, Mui Ne Sky Travel, VT Travel…
    • travel time by taxi/car from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat is about 6 hours
    • travel by taxi/car from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat costs about $135-285/car
    • Book private taxi/car from Saigon to Da Lat on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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You can also travel by private taxi/car from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Da Lat.


5. TRAIN+BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat


A) TRAIN (or BUS) from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang

    • travel by train to Nha Trang takes about 7-9 hours, Nha Trang is about 135 from Da Lat
    • trains in Vietnam are comfortable, you can buy snack + food
    • there are several trains every day of Vietnam Railways from Ho Chi Minh City
    • also luxury Saigon Golden Train and Livitrans Express – one-way tickets costs about 1 100 000 – 1 400 000 Dongs
    • one-way train ticket costs about 260 000 – 500 000 Dongs (seat or bed, Vietnam Railway)
    • railway station in Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon Railway Station (01 Nguyễn Thông)
    • railway station in Nha Trang – Nha Trang Railway Station (17 Thái Nguyên)
    • read this article: How to reach Nha Trang from Saigon?
    • this is a top travel route from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang – recommended – book your train tickets online!
    • you will receive your train e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train

B) Bus / Car from Nha Trang to Da Lat

    • there are several local and tourist buses or vans from Nha Trang to Da Lat
    • reliable bus companies: Phuong Trang, Hanh Café, TheSinhTourist
    • the bus tickets cost about 125 000 – 160 000 VND ($5-8)
    • arrive 30-60 minutes before departure and present voucher to board bus
    • read this article: How to reach Da Lat from Nha Trang?
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus

6. Travel by motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

    • travel by motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat takes about 7-8 hours
    • this way of transportation is only for experienced motorbike drivers
    • you can rent a motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon scooter rental or Tigitmotorbikes
    • rent a motorbike costs about $10-30/per day (depends on the type of  motorbike
    • You can also search a motorbike or bicycle in Vietnam with Bikesbooking icon-external-link-square

7. Book a tour to Da Lat

    • you can also search and book a tour to Da Lat in southern Vietnam
    • it is possible to book various types of tours (trekking, trails, bicycle tours…)
    • tours in Vietnam by local tour guides
    • Book your trail, tour or bicycle tour in Da Lat online on Tourradar icon-external-link-square
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Tuyen Lam Lake in Da Lat.

Baolau – search, book, buy tickets + flights online

– at Baolau you can search and book train, bus, ferry tickets, flights for Vietnam (+Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia…)
–  bus tickets of various companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Futabus, TheSinh Tourist, EcoSapa, InterBus Lines…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, Con Dao to Saigon, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Phnom Penh, ferry to Quan Lan…)
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur to Malacca…)
– the price of tickets depends on the official price of transport company, a final price before you make a payment transaction
– acceptable online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– you can select a seat or berth in the train, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

12go.asia – search, book, buy tickets + flights online

– a specialist for train, bus ,ferry tickets, flights mainly in Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Xian, Beijing to Shanghai, Shanghai to Hangzhou..)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Samui, Koh Rong, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Phangan
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Phuket
– you can use an online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (not in Thailand)
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Sapa on 12go.asia or Baolau (Orient Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– information about 12go.asia read in article about transportation in Vietnam

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Tuyen Lam Lake in Da Lat.
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Mai Anh Church in Da Lat.
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Urbanization in Da Lat town.
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Fruit farms in Da Lat.


Faqs + Tips – Travel route from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

How to book tickets + flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat?

    • You can book bus tickets + flights or taxi from Saigon to Da Lat online on Baolau or 12go.asia.

How to book a tour to Da Lat in Vietnam?

    • You can book trail/bicycle or exploring tour to Da Lat on Tourradar.

How long does it take from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat?

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes about 1 hour.
    • Travel by train/bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat (over Nha Trang) takes about 10-13 hours.
    • Travel by bus/minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes about 7-9 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes about 6 hours.

What is the travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat?

    • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat is about 330 km by bus/minivan and about 300 km by plane.

How much does it cost to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat?

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat costs about $25-70/pp.
    • Travel by train/bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat (over Nha Trang) costs about $20+/pp
    • Travel by bus/minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat costs about $8-20/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat costs about $135-285/car.

Does Da Lat have an airport?

    • Yes, Da Lat has an airport – Lien Khuong International Airport, about 30 km south of Da Lat town. From Da Lat you can take a flight to various cities of Vietnam, eg. from Da Lat to Hanoi. From Da Lat town you can take a shuttle bus or taxi to the airport (about 45 minutes).

How to get from Lien Khuong Airport to Da Lat city center?

    • From Lien Khuong International Airport to Da Lat city center you can travel by local bus, shuttle bus or you can use private taxi. Travel by bus costs about $2-2.50, travel by taxi costs about $10-15.

What is the best way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat?

    • The best way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat is definitely to use a direct flight, only about 1 hour and sometimes flights are very cheap. Another option is to travel by luxury comfortable van or minibus.

Is there a direct train connection from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat?

    • No, there is no direct train connection from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat, the only way how to get there is to travel by bus/van, plane, motorbike. If you want to travel by train, you have to take a train to Nha Trang and from Nha Trang you can take a bus to Da Lat, read > How to get from Nha Trang to Da Lat?

What is the best time to visit Da Lat?

    • Da Lat has two distinctive seasons each year but visitors come all the year. The dry season in Da Lat – takes place between November and March, rainy weather lasts from April to October. Temperatures are highest in May (30°C – 32°C) and lowest in January (20°C – 23°C).
    • The best time to visit Da Lat is between December and March – you can see its famous flower gardens in full bloom. Temperatures at this time of the year are ideal for outdoor activities.

Where to travel from Da Lat?

    • From Da Lat you can travel to Nha Trang – the most visited place in southern Vietnam. It is only about 140 km and you can travel by bus/van or private vehicle, it takes about 4 hours. Check it > Da Lat to Nha Trang – Bus Schedule.

Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat – Schedule / Timetable / Bus Tickets:

(FULL UPDATED BUS SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE)

Bus Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Da Lat

Bus ticket - Price

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

01:00

09:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

02:00

10:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

05:00

13:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

06:00

14:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

07:00

15:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

08:00

16:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

09:00

17:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

10:00

18:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

11:00

19:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

12:00

20:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

13:00

21:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

14:00

22:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

15:00

23:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

22:00

06:00

From $9.50

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

23:00

07:00

From $9.50

Minh Tri Limousine

08:00

15:30

From $7-13

Minh Tri Limousine

11:00

18:30

From $7-13

Minh Tri Limousine

14:00

21:30

From $7-13

Minh Tri Limousine

16:00

23:30

From $7-13

Minh Tri Limousine

20:00

03:30

From $7-13

Minh Tri Limousine

21:00

04:30

From $7-13

Minh Tri Limousine

22:00

05:30

From $7-13

Minh Tri Limousine

22:59

06:29

From $7-13

The Sinh Tourist

22:00

05:00

From $10.80

Hoang Vu Limousine

09:00

16:00

From $9.50

Hoang Vu Limousine

23:00

06:00

From $9.50

Hoang Vu Limousine

23:30

06:30

From $9.50

Hoang Vu Limousine

23:59

06:59

From $9.50

Hoang Vu Limousine

09:00

16:00

From $9.50

Hoang Vu Limousine

12:00

19:00

From $9.50

Hoang Vu Limousine

16:00

23:00

From $9.50

Hoang Vu Limousine

20:00

03:00

From $9.50

Hoang Vu Limousine

22:00

05:00

From $9.50

Hoang Vu Limousine

23:00

06:00

From $9.50

Lac Hong Limousine

08:00

15:00

From $8.60

Lac Hong Limousine

11:00

18:00

From $8.60

Lac Hong Limousine

16:00

23:00

From $8.60

Lac Hong Limousine

21:00

02:00

From $8.60

Lac Hong Limousine

22:00

03:00

From $8.60

Thanh Buoi

00:00

06:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

01:00

07:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

02:00

08:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

03:00

09:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

04:00

10:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

05:00

11:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

07:00

13:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

08:00

14:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

09:00

15:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

10:30

17:00

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

11:00

17:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

12:00

18:30

From $10.80

Thanh Buoi

13:00

19:30

From $10.80

BOOK TICKET TO DA LAT

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15 best and good cheap hotels in Da Lat. There are various good cheap hotels.
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Mooka ‘s Home (Backpackers) in Da Lat (photo: agoda). 15 best cheap hostels in Da Lat, a good way for backpackers.
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15 best luxury hotels and resorts in Da Lat, you can book various luxury hotels.

Book bus, train, flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat + Schedule

(You can change your departure, arrival… Ho Chi Minh > Nha Trang, Nha Trang > Da Lat…)


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