Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh

Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh

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13:00
Da Lat bus station
8h bus ride in Express
4.0
21:00
Mien Tay Bus station, Ho Chi Minh
07:00
Da Lat bus station
8h bus ride in Express
4.0
15:00
Mien Tay Bus station, Ho Chi Minh
Instant Fastest
21:50
DLI Lien Khuong Airport, Lam Dong
1h flight #VN1381 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
4.8
22:50
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport

From Da Lat bus station to Ho Chi Minh by bus

07:00
Da Lat bus station
8h bus ride in Express
4.0
15:00
Mien Tay Bus station, Ho Chi Minh
13:00
Da Lat bus station
8h bus ride in Express
4.0
21:00
Mien Tay Bus station, Ho Chi Minh

From Lien Khuong Airport to Ho Chi Minh by flight

Instant Fastest
21:50
DLI Lien Khuong Airport, Lam Dong
1h flight #VN1381 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
4.8
22:50
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport

Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh Schedule

Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Mui Ne Sky Travel SUV 4pax Any timeVND 3,300k
Phuong Trang Express 07:00 - 15:00VND 315k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN622709:40 - 10:35VND 1,404k
Phuong Trang Express 11:00 - 19:00VND 315k
Phuong Trang Express 13:00 - 21:00VND 315k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN738115:35 - 16:20VND 841k
Phuong Trang Express 15:00 - 23:00VND 315k
Dan Anh Van 9pax 14:00 - 20:00VND 272k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN138516:50 - 17:50VND 1,555k
Dan Anh Van 9pax 18:00 - 00:00VND 272k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN138121:50 - 22:50VND 634k
Phuong Trang Express 22:00 - 06:00VND 315k

Transportation from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh

Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh destination reviews

MW
Bus VIP, Kumho Samco, Mar 29, 2020
Amazingly comfortable. Staff was perfect.
CM
Bus Minivan, Thinh Phat Limousine, Feb 27, 2020
The bus itself was comfortable however the driver was incredibly rude. Approx an hour and a half from the final stop the bus pulled in and our bags were taken off the bus and put into another smaller bus without explanation. When we questioned the driver he simple told us to get off the bus. I understand not everyone in Vietnam has great English, so using google translate he again told us to get off the bus and a motor bike would bring us to the airport. We tried to explain we wanted to go into the city to which he responded thought Google translate again to get into the other bus. as we tried to ask why we were being moved from one bus to another the bus driver proceed to speak Vietnamese with other passengers and sitting around us. They all began to stare laugh at myself and my partner as we tried to understand what was happening. A very uncomfortable and unsettling experience. Having two different drivers and other passengers intentionally laughing at us was incredibly unprofessional and we won't be travelling with this company again.
DM
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi, Feb 25, 2020
Comfortable trip with two rest stops along the way.
CB
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Feb 4, 2020
Bus was comfortable, luxury. Stopped at nice bathrooms. Did get in 4hrs early.
IS
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Feb 3, 2020
Good service!
MN
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Feb 2, 2020
The first ride to Dalat was upper seats and my parents had difficulty to climb up so we requested for change on this ride but was told bus was full. Understand that if the bus was fully booked then no choice on reallocation but at the first place we weren’t given the choice to select seat! Please kindly consider to give lower deck seating to oldies.
BL
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Feb 1, 2020
Loved the ride and the view !
LM
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Jan 26, 2020
We travelled from dalat to ho chi Minh in a semi sleeper bus but don't be fooled, we didn't get any sleep. The driver drove like a maniac, constantly accelerating and then immediately braking, used the horn every two seconds, really reckless driving. I know this is how they drive in Vietnam, but I think it has to change, especially when they have tourists on board. The only good thing I can say is that we reached our destination 2 hours earlier.The two stars are because the bus was very comfortable. Unfortunately the ride was not.
GR
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi, Jan 8, 2020
Finding and booking a trip is so easy and hassle-free. It was a pleasant ride. It was just confusing that I was given a wrong bus number at the station's desk. Even the assistance crew during boarding got confused.
YF
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Jan 3, 2020
Comfy ride
PN
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Dec 21, 2019
I reached earlier than expected (~2hrs before). It was a smooth & safe journey, driver wasn't speeding & there were multiple toilet breaks. The lady at HCMC bus station was also kind enough to guide & tell us that the bus have arrived.However, please do not expect to have announcements made in english language. Also, I believe the company should look into the cleanliness of each cabin as there were leftover of what seems to be potato chips in the personal cabin.
KL
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Dec 17, 2019
Travelled with this company 3 times. HCMC to Mui Ne. Mui Ne to Dalat and Dalat to HCMC. No complaints with any of the journeys. Nice buses and comfortable. The road from Mui Ne to Dalat is incredibly bumpy but not the bus company fault. Overall consistently impressed.
EA
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Dec 12, 2019
The trip went smoothly. However, the costumer service from 12goasia was non existing, sent several emails about geting seats in the front of the bus but they did not help.
GK
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Dec 5, 2019
I was asked to pay during the trip again even though I already paid online. Booking was simple and easy, but it is much more expensive than booking on the spot. Hope the processing fee can be reduced.
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How to get from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh

When you want to get from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about VND 4,095,274. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as VND 236,455.

How far is Da Lat from Ho Chi Minh?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh. Your trip will be a total of 174 miles (279 km). The flying distance is 134 miles (215 km).

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

The travel time from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 29 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Dan Anh (Đan Anh): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as VND 236,455 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as VND 4,095,274.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh:

  • Bus tickets - VND 246,308 to VND 273,675;
  • Plane tickets - VND 519,983 to VND 3,721,981;
  • Train tickets - VND 240,848 to VND 317,120;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 2,983,058 to VND 4,105,126.

How many trips per day are there between Da Lat and Ho Chi Minh?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 2 trains per day.
  • Flights from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is VND 519,983.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh
Bamboo Airways, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

Buses

Taking a bus from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as VND 2,983,058.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 73% decided to go for a bus.
  • 26% users took a plane.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.