Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City

Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City

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Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City Schedule

Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Saigon DMC Comfort Any timeVND 3,559k
Phuong Trang Sleeper 02:00 - 10:00VND 352k
Viet Nam Travel Bus Sleeper 44 Express 05:00 - 13:00VND 504k
Thanh Buoi Sleeper 34 06:00 - 13:00VND 385k
Phong Phu VIP 24 09:00 - 15:50VND 784k
Phuong Trang Sleeper 11:00 - 19:00VND 352k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN138312:55 - 14:05VND 1,089k
Dan Anh Van 9pax 14:00 - 20:00VND 627k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ36516:00 - 17:05VND 865k
Viet Nam Travel Bus Sleeper 44 Express 18:00 - 02:00VND 504k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN138921:15 - 22:15$ 56.52
Thanh Buoi VIP Room 22:00 - 05:00VND 506k

Transportation from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City

Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City Destination Reviews

FE
Best Nightbus we had in Vietnam so far. We were 2h earlier in Ho Chi Minh
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jun 2, 2023
LL
Great, trip faster than expected
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), May 31, 2023
EF
The VIP BUS facilities are really nice, I think it is worth the extra money. it took us 7 Hours to arrive (left at 10 and arrived at 17) to Ho Chi Minh. I felt we had many stops but maybe it is good that the driver can refresh a bit. I think that if you take the night Bus it will be faster :)
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), May 22, 2023
OH
The bus was very clean and comfortable. The extra money spent on the VIP bus is definitely worth it. Everything was on time and the bus left promptly. The only downside was the announcements from the staff throughout the journey were not in English so we didn’t really know what was happening.
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), May 12, 2023
R
Very comfortable vehicle, majority of the journey was great. Stopped outside the city and had to change buses which was not explained beforehand and nobody checked my ticket so I had to find this out for myself and get on the correct bus.
Bus Sleeper 34, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Apr 28, 2023
KB
unfortunately the bus didn't stop in Ho Chi minh city at the advertised place. Instead it stopped 25 mn away in taxi from the advertised place. I feel this is something that can easily be fixed and should be much more transparent about. As a consequence it adds a taxi fare of 35/40% of the bus ticket.
Bus Sleeper 34, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Apr 8, 2023
AU
It was good except for where they let us off in Ho Chi Minh City. There was nothing there and even the Grip Driver I used asked the same question.
Bus Sleeper 34, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Mar 18, 2023
SW
The overall experience was great! But the driver was not quite willing to try to communicate when I speak English.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Lac Hong, Mar 13, 2023
AM
At time, so clean, driver was so nice and speak good English
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Feb 27, 2023
RH
Booked for 9 - got to the pick up to be told not enough seats sold so have to wait till 10. Trip took 8.5 hours. Bus was clean and nice though.
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Feb 10, 2023
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How to get from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City

When you want to get from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City, 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 Bus 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 USD 257.64. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 14.99.

How far is Da Lat from Ho Chi Minh City?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City. Your trip will be a total of 249 miles (400 km). The flying distance is 485 miles (780 km).

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

The travel time from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 8 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Phuong Trang (Phương Trang): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 14.99 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 USD 257.64.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 14.99 to USD 22.53;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 25.24. From Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City starting from 15:00 Da Lat Bus Station until 15:00 Da Lat Bus Station
  • Plane tickets - USD 36.45 to USD 72.32;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 121.05 to USD 257.64.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:35. There are 85 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City depart during the day - there are approximately 8 departures a 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 City 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 City. 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 USD 36.45.

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 City

Bamboo Airways, VietJet Air (Công ty Cổ phần Hàng không VietJet), Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

Buses

Taking a bus from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City 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 City. 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 USD 121.05.

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

The most popular transport from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City? 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:

  • 83% decided to go for a bus.
  • 16% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 1% Other