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
Mui Ne Sky Travel SUV 4pax Any time$ 185.11
Phong Phu VIP 24 03:00 - 09:50VND 784k
Thanh Buoi Sleeper 34 05:00 - 12:00VND 363k
Thanh Buoi Sleeper 34 07:00 - 14:00VND 363k
Phong Phu VIP 24 09:00 - 15:50$ 33.82
Phuong Trang Sleeper 10:30 - 18:30VND 330k
Thanh Buoi Sleeper 34 12:00 - 19:00VND 363k
Thanh Buoi VIP Room 14:00 - 21:00VND 484k
Phong Phu VIP 22 16:00 - 22:50VND 784k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN138719:40 - 20:40$ 91.72
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN138921:40 - 22:40VND 1,146k
Philip Travel VIP Sleeper 41 22:00 - 05:40VND 283k

Transportation from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City

Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City Destination Reviews

Bus isn’t built for taller people, very uncomfortable ride and a lack of toilets even tho I paid for a vip which I felt was no different
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Nov 20, 2022
Transport was ok, but we were not informed at all (duration of break, where to get off, since there were to options in Ho Chi Minh City) as a consequence of the lack of english of the bus crew.
Bus Sleeper 34, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Sep 16, 2022
We went from Da Lat to HCMS. Nice Bus Station in Da Lat, friendly staff, we got water and a wet tissue. The bus was modern, clean and tidy, not smelly. The passengers >175cm should be prepared to not fully stretch out. Our luggage got a sticker and we only got it back when we showed the pickup ticket. The driver drove carefully without honking all the time. We arrived 1h 40mins early in HCMC.
Bus Sleeper 34, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Sep 16, 2022
Agréable voyage avec deux arrêts sur le circuit!
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Aug 18, 2022
12GO gave the wrong boarding address in their email and when we arrived we were told to go to another pick up location. We only arrived with a minute to spare!
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Aug 6, 2022
Went relatively well, but took 2h30 more then expected.
Bus Sleeper 34, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jul 27, 2022
Arrived one our to early. Because it was in the middle of the night this was not ideal.
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jun 8, 2022
okay service other than the driver being obsessed with beeping his horn over and over from 4am! And I mean loads literally once a minute which seems odd for a SLEEPER bus! Would use again but would take ear plugs
Bus Sleeper, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), May 1, 2022
12Go didn't reserve a ticket, provide my phone number to the bus company (which they needed to look up my ticket), and didn't pay the company on time. Information about terminals and departure time was not made clear by 12Go and covid safety information provided by 12Go was not accurate. Thanh Buoi was good- but 12Go sucks.
Bus Sleeper, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Dec 30, 2021
Amazingly comfortable. Staff was perfect.
Bus VIP, Kumho Samco (Kumho Samco), Mar 29, 2020
141 customer reviews

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 243.22. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 13.17.

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 948 miles (1525 km). The flying distance is 397 miles (638 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 31 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 Philip Travel: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 13.17 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 243.22.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 13.17 to USD 32.92;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 24.90. 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 32.19 to USD 118.59;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 127.14 to USD 243.22.

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 23:59. There are 100 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City depart during the day - there are approximately 10 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?


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 32.19.

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, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


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.


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 127.14.

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:

  • 77% decided to go for a bus.
  • 14% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 8% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other