How to go → PLEIKU to BUON MA THUOT? ☀️

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How you can travel from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak province)? You can travel by bus/minivan, taxi/car and motorbike.

1. Bus to Buon Ma Thuot
2. Taxi/Car to Buon Ma Thuot
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From Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot you can travel by bus / minivan, taxi / car, motorbike.

    • The journey from Pleiku in Gia Lai province to Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak province, part of Central Vietnam, covers approximately 180 km and offers various modes of transport such as bus, minivan, or car. With 3 transport options available between these cities—bus/minivan, private taxi/car, and motorbike—the preferred choice for travelers is typically the bus/minivan or minibus. Local bus companies like Rang Dong, Phuc Hai, and Thành Công operate frequent services. Traveling by bus, minivan, or minibus from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot takes about 3 to 4.5 hours, with ticket prices ranging from $6 to $10 per person, making it the most economical transfer option to Dak Lak province from Pleiku. Alternatively, travelers can opt for a private taxi/car for a more comfortable but pricier journey lasting about 3 hours, with costs averaging between $120 and $155 per car. As there’s no railway connection or direct flights between Pleiku and Buon Ma Thuot, accessing Buon Ma Thuot by plane from Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang remains the most viable option.

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    • For the most experienced motorbike riders, the final option to reach Buon Ma Thuot from Pleiku is to travel by motorbike. Ensure you possess an International Driving Permit (IDP) if driving in Vietnam, as it’s mandatory. Avoid driving without an IDP. The journey by motorbike from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot typically takes about 6 hours, though it may vary based on driving skills. Buon Ma Thuot, also known as Buôn Ma Thuột, serves as the largest and most frequented city in Dak Lak province. While it boasts an airport, railway travel is unavailable. Travelers passing through the central highlands should not overlook this city, renowned for its coffee production. Approximately 30 km from the city, explore the scenic Dray Nur and Dray Sap waterfalls. Easily book bus tickets or taxi services online from Pleiku (Gia Lai) to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak). From Buon Ma Thuot, consider a bus or private taxi to Nha Trang, located approximately 185 km away. Discover detailed information on reaching Buon Ma Thuot and booking bus tickets below.
Transfer Mode – Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot: Travel Time Cost Range
Bus / Minivan (Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot) 3-4.5 hours $6-10/pp
Private Car / Taxi (Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot) 3 hours $120-155/car

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How do I get from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot?


1. BUS / MINIVAN from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot

    • bus, minivan or minibus transfer is the most popular option of getting from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot
    • bus companies from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot: Rang Dong, Phuc Hai, Việt Tân – Đà Lạt, An Phát, Thành Công…
    • transport by bus, minivan or minibus from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) takes about 3-4.5 hours
    • one-way bus ticket from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) costs about $6-10/pp
    • arrive at least 30 minutes before departure of the bus from Pleiku and present your voucher / e-ticket
    • buses or minivans depart and arrive to various bus stations from Pleiku and to Buon Ma Thuot
    • you will get your bus e-ticket to Buon Ma Thuot by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone and present at the station before boarding the bus in Pleiku
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Travel by bus, minivan, limousine to Buon Ma Thuot from Pleiku is the most popular option of transfer (photo: Rang Dong limousine, Baolau).


2. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot

    • another option of transport how to reach Buon Ma Thuot from Pleiku is to travel by private car, taxi, limousine
    • private car/taxi is the most comfortable and fastest option of transport between Pleiku and Buon Ma Thuot
    • private taxi company to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) from Pleiku: Suntaxi
    • transfer by private car/taxi from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) takes about 3 hours
    • transport by private car/taxi from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) costs about $120-155/car

3. Travel on motorbike from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot

    • from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak province you can also travel on motorbike
    • this way of transport to Dak Lak is a good idea only for the most experienced motorbike drivers
    • you can search and rent your motorbike or scooter in Vietnam online with Bikesboking ➜
    • transfer on motorbike from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak takes about 6 hours
    • to rent a motorbike or scooter in Vietnam costs about $7-15/day
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Another option of transfer from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) – travel on motorbike. IDP for driving in Vietnam is necessary.


FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot:

1. How to book and buy bus tickets from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • Book and buy bus tickets from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot easily online on Baolau.
    • You can also search another tickets and routes, e.g. Buon Ma Thuot > Ho Chi Minh…

2. What is the travel time from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • Travel by bus, minivan or minibus from Pleiku (Gia Lai) to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) takes about 3-4.5 hours.
    • Travel by private car/taxi from Pleiku (Gia Lai) to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) takes about 3 hours.
    • Travel on motorbike from Pleiku (Gia Lai) to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) takes about 6-7 hours.

3. What is the travel distance from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot?

4. How much does it cost to get from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • Transfer by bus, minivan or minibus from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot costs about $6-10/pp.
    • Transfer by private taxi/car from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot costs about $120-155/car.

5. What is the best and fast way of transfer from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • The best and fastest option of transport to Buon Ma Thuot from Pleiku in Vietnam is to travel by private car, taxi.

6. What is the cheapest way of transport from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • The most cheapest way how to reach Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak province from Pleiku in Gia Lai province is to travel by local bus, minivan or minibus. The most cheapest bus tickets to Buon Ma Thuot cost about $5-8/pp.

7. Is there a train connection from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • No, there is no railway between Pleiku (Gia Lai) and Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak), travel by train is not possible.

8. Is there a direct flight from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot?

    • No, there is no direct flight to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) from Pleiku (Gia Lai). Buon Ma Thuot has an airport, but there are only some flights from Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang or Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam.

9. Where you can travel from Buon Ma Thuot and how?

    • From Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak province you can travel to Nha Trang in southern Vietnam. There are some buses or private taxi/car from Buon Ma Thuot to Nha Trang. Travel time to Nha Trang is about 3-4 hours.

10. Accommodation in Buon Ma Thuot – hotel, resort or guesthouse?

11. How to travel solo in Vietnam?

    • Discover the wonders of solo travel in Vietnam as you explore ancient temples, cruise through scenic landscapes or karst sceneries, hike various national parks and ethnic villages and connect with the warm-hearted locals, creating a personalized journey of cultural immersion and breathtaking experiences.

12. What are the most interesting things or facts about Vietnam?

    • Vietnam, a country with a captivating allure, is celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, including the mesmerizing limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the terraced rice fields of Sapa, and the bustling waterways of the Mekong Delta. Its rich history unfolds through ancient temples in Hanoi, the imperial city of Hue, and the Cu Chi Tunnels, providing a glimpse into Vietnam’s resilience during wartime. The country’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality further enhance the allure of this Southeast Asian gem. Read this: 15 Interesting Things of Vietnam.

13. What to expect from Vietnam Culture?

    • Expect a vibrant cultural tapestry in Vietnam, characterized by traditional values, a strong sense of community, and a deep-rooted respect for family. You’ll encounter a fusion of French, Chinese, and indigenous influences in art, architecture, and cuisine. Traditional water puppetry, folk music, and dance performances showcase the country’s artistic flair. The importance of rituals and festivals in daily life adds a colorful dimension, while the warmth and friendliness of the Vietnamese people make for a welcoming and enriching cultural experience.

14. What is the weather in Vietnam and what to expect?

    • Weather in Vietnam varies with a tropical climate featuring distinct wet and dry seasons. In the north, the dry season (October to April) brings cooler temperatures, while the wet season (May to September) is marked by higher humidity and heavy rainfall. Central Vietnam experiences a dry period (January to August) with lower humidity and a wet season (September to December) characterized by increased rainfall. In southern Vietnam, the dry season (December to April) offers warm temperatures, while the wet season (May to November) brings higher humidity and occasional heavy rainfall. For accurate information, check local forecasts.

🚍 Bus Schedule / Timetable – Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot + Bus Tickets:

Bus Schedule - Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot

Departs in Pleiku

Arrival in Buon Ma Thuot

Rang Dong

07:00

10:30

Rang Dong

13:00

16:30

Rang Dong

18:00

21:30

Phúc Hải

17:00

20:00

Phúc Hải

08:00

11:00

Phúc Hải

03:30

06:30

Mai Vy

03:30

06:30

An Phát

18:30

22:00

Thành Công

06:00

10:00

Thành Công

15:30

20:00

Việt Tân - Đà Lạt

18:30

22:20

Lộc Lan

04:00

07:00

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One of the most interesting and beautiful waterfalls in Buon Ma Thuot is Dray Nur.
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Around the Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak province you can see and also visit various lakes.

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