How to go from HO CHI MINH to BUON MA THUOT?

How to get from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak)
How to get from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak province)? You can travel by bus or take a flight.

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From Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak you can travel by bus or plane.

    • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot – Dak Lak is about 330 km by land. There are 2 ways how you can travel – you can book a direct flight or you can travel by tourist sleeper bus (if you do not have your private transfer). Direct flight from Saigon (Tan Son Nhat Airport) to Buon Ma Thuot takes about 1 hour and travel by bus takes about 8 hours. The most cheapest way is to take a bus, bus tickets start $8-10/pp. Travel by plane to Buon Ma Thuot costs about $25-70/pp, sometimes there are very cheap low-cost flights. Flights are operated by Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific or VietJet Air airlines. There is no railway to Dak Lak province, so it is necessary to travel by tourist bus or plane. If you want to travel on motorbike to Buon Ma Thuot, it is a good idea only if you are an experienced motorbike driver, IDP in Vietnam is necessary. You can book bus tickets or direct flights from Saigon to Buon Ma Thuot – Dak Lak online. From Buon Ma Thuot you can travel by bus to Nha Trang.
    • Book your bus tickets or flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak online

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    • Buon Ma Thuot (Buôn Mê Thuột) is the provincal capital and „the coffee capital“ of the Dak Lak province. Dak Lak is the well-known province for the coffe production. One of the best coffe in the world come from this place. Vietnamese coffee – it is the one thing you have to try in Vietnam! It is really delicious, strong and with the combination of condensed milk, it is extraordinary. Dak Lak is known with its dozens of beautiful waterfalls and the most well-know falls are Drap Sap and Dray Nur which are both located about 25 km south of Buon Ma Thuot City. Travel by train is not possible because there is no railway between Saigon and Buon Ma Thuot. There are 2 popular ways how to reach Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak – take a direct flight or travel by tourist bus.

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How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak?


1. BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot

    • the cheapest way how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak)
    • travel by bus to Buon Ma Thuot from Saigon takes about 8 hours (about 340 km)
    • bus ticket from Saigon to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) costs about $8-16/pp
    • bus companies – eg. Mai Linh, Kumho Samco, Thinh Phat, Hoang Kim Phat… (day+night sleeper buses)
    • comfortable, modern and sleeper buses or minivans, luxury buses, reliable bus companies
    • bus station in Ho Chi Minh City – Mien Dong Bus Station, 292 Đinh Bộ Lĩnh, Phường 26
    • bus station in Buon Ma Thuot – Số 186 Nguyễn Tất Thành, Phường Tân Lập, TP. Buôn Mê Thuột
    • Book bus e-tickets from Saigon to Buon Ma Thuot/Dak Lak on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to Buon Ma Thuot 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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Mai Linh sleeper bus from Ho Chi Minh city to Dak Lak (photo: Baolau)
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Bus of Hoang Kim Phat company from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak (photo: Baolau)


2. FLIGHT from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot 

    • the fastest way how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot/Dak Lak
    • Buon Ma Thuot Airport is about 7 km from the town
    • about 3-5 flights every day to Buon Ma Thuot
    • direct flight from Saigon (Tan Son Nhat Airport) to Buon Ma Thuot takes about 1 hour
    • direct flight from Saigon to Buon Ma Thuot costs about $25-70/pp
    • airlines from Saigon to Buon Ma Thuot – Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, VietJet Air
    • Book direct flight from Saigon to Buon Ma Thuot/Dak Lak on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Direct flight to Buon Ma Thuot from Ho Chi Minh City is the most fastest transfer.

Baolau – search, book, buy tickets in Southeast Asia

– a company specializing in train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for Cambodia and Laos)
– company offers also a tickets of the bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Futabus, TheSinhTourist, EcoSapa…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry from Hai Phong to Cat Ba, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry to Phu Quoc, boat to Phnom Penh…)
– tickets for Malaysia (Cameron Highlands to Singapore, Penang to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur to Malacca…)
– you can use an online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– read other information about ticket before you order, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau
– read any other information about transportation in Vietnam

12go.asia – search, book, buy tickets in Southeast Asia

– 12go sells the train, bus, boat tickets and flights mainly for Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia…)
– ferry tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung TauKoh Rong, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi
– from 2018 – train tickets for China, the most frequented travel routes (eg. Beijing to Shanghai, Beijing to Xian…)
– bus tickets of various bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinhTourist, Futabus, Mekong Express…)
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam in your mobile phone
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Sapa on 12go.asia or Baolau (King Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– another information about transportation in Vietnam

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Ea Kao Lake in Dak Lak province.
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Ea Kao Lake in Dak Lak province.
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Village in nearby of Buon Ma Thuot.
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Ca phe sua da or Cafe sua da (Vietnamese: Cà phê sữa đá; iced milk coffee)
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Thien Nga Hotel in Buon Ma Thuot (photo: Agoda). 10 best cheap hotels in Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak).


icon-info-circle FAQ – Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot:

1️⃣ How to book and buy tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • Book bus tickets or flights from Ho Chi Minh to Buon Ma Thuot / Dak Lak on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can also search another route, e.g. Ho Chi Minh > Nha Trang, Buon Ma Thuot > Ho Chi Minh…

2️⃣ How long does it take to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak takes about 8 hours.
    • Travel by plane – direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak takes about 1 hour.

3️⃣ How much does it cost to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • Travel by tourist bus/minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak costs about $8-16/pp.
    • Travel by plane – direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak costs about $25-70/pp.

4️⃣ What is the travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak is about 340 km by bus or about 260 km by plane.

5️⃣ What is the cheapest way of getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • The cheapest way of getting from Ho chi Minh to Dak Lak/Buon Ma Thuot is to travel by bus or minivan.

6️⃣ What is the fastest option of transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • The fastest way of transport from Ho chi Minh to Dak Lak/Buon Ma Thuot is to take a direct flight.

7️⃣ Is there a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • No, there is no train from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot – Dak Lak. There is no railway to Dak Lak.

8️⃣ How to go from Buon Ma Thuot to Hanoi?

    • If you want to travel to Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, you have 2 most popular options of transport. The most fastest way is to take a direct flight. Another option is to travel by bus to Nha Trang and from Nha Trang you can travel by train to Hanoi. Read this article: How to go to Hanoi from Buon Ma Thuot?

9️⃣ How to go back from Buon Ma Thuot to Saigon?

    • The same way how you arrived to Buon Ma Thuot, you can travel by tourist bus or take a direct flight.

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Bus Schedule – Ho Chi Minh to Buon Ma Thuot/Dak Lak + Bus Tickets:

Bus - Ho Chi Minh to Buon Ma Thuot

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Buon Ma Thuot

Book bus ticket

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

08:45

17:45

Book from $10.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

12:15

21:15

Book from $10.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

14:00

23:00

Book from $10.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

20:30

05:30

Book from $10.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

21:30

06:30

Book from $10.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

22:00

07:00

Book from $10.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

22:30

07:30

Book from $10.60

Futabus (Phuong Trang)

23:00

08:00

Book from $10.60

Mailinh

21:00

04:40

Book from $9.90

Mailinh

22:00

05:40

Book from $9.90

Mailinh

22:30

06:10

Book from $9.90

Kumho Samco

09:00

18:00

Book from $12.00

Kumho Samco

12:00

21:00

Book from $12.00

Kumho Samco

14:00

23:00

Book from $12.00

Kumho Samco

20:30

05:30

Book from $12.00

Kumho Samco

21:00

06:00

Book from $12.00

Kumho Samco

21:30

06:30

Book from $12.00

Kumho Samco

22:00

07:00

Book from $12.00

Thinh Phat Limousine

09:00

18:00

Book from $19.00

Thinh Phat Limousine

21:00

06:00

Book from $19.00


Bus Schedule – Buon Ma Thuot/Dak Lak to Ho Chi Minh + Bus Tickets:

Bus - Buon Ma Thuot to Ho Chi Minh

Departs in Buon Ma Thuot

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh

Bus Ticket

Futabus

08:45

16:45

From $10.80

Futabus

12:15

20:15

From $10.80

Futabus

20:30

04:30

From $10.80

Futabus

21:30

05:30

From $10.80

Futabus

22:15

06:15

From $10.80

Futabus

23:00

07:00

From $10.80

Mailinh

21:00

06:55

From $10.20

Mailinh

21:40

07:35

From $10.20

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icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus or flight from Saigon to Buon Ma Thuot/Dak Lak + Schedule:

(You can search and book another tickets, flights… Ho Chi Minh > Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh > Phu Quoc…)


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