Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

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Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat Schedule

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
OUROS Travel SUV 4pax Any timeVND 5,078k
Phuong Trang Sleeper 02:00 - 10:00VND 352k
Lac Hong VIP 9 Express 05:00 - 11:00VND 366k
Viet Nam Travel Bus Sleeper 44 Express 07:00 - 15:00VND 504k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ36008:30 - 09:25$ 34.95
Phuong Trang Sleeper 11:00 - 19:00VND 352k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN622012:15 - 13:10VND 1,009k
VietJet Air Economy #VJ36415:30 - 16:25VND 850k
Phuong Trang Sleeper 17:35 - 01:35$ 15.15
Thanh Buoi Sleeper 34 19:00 - 02:00$ 15.63
Thanh Buoi VIP Room 21:00 - 04:00$ 20.83
An Anh Limousine VIP 24 23:00 - 06:30$ 15.74

Transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

Facts about the transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

Cheapest Transport$12
Fastest Transport50m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure11:00 PM
Departures per day105
Distance400 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBamboo Airways, Dichung, Mui Ne Sky Travel, OUROS Travel, Phuong Trang, Saigon DMC, Techbus VN JSC, Thanh Buoi, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines

Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat Destination Reviews

Bus was late 1,5hour comparing to hour in 12go.asia system. Thankfully we could wait in office waiting room and the workers there told us about delay (traffic). Bus was ok, quite new and clean and enough comfortable. We received small water during journey.
Bus Sleeper 36, Duc Duong Bus, Dec 7, 2023
The bus driver was driving like maniac, breaking like crazy. Couldn’t sleep because he was using the horn every 10 seconds. Horrible experience over all
Bus VIP 36, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Nov 30, 2023
Did not drop us off at specifi
Bus Sleeper 36, Duc Duong Bus, Nov 29, 2023
Bus was relatively comfortable. However there was no wifi and the driver didn’t let me off to go to the toilet even while he was stopped at a station for around 5 minutes. So we went around 4 hours or so without being able to use the toilet. Would not recommend
Bus Sleeper 34, Viet Nam Travel Bus (Việt Nam Travel Bus), Nov 24, 2023
The bus wa more than hour late (but I was informed about the delay in email a few hours ago, which was good). Nobody speaks english so just you google translate if ypu want to know something. Bus was very nice and clean, not really noisy with power outlet for mobile charging. I was left off in another place as is written an Da Lat, but when I asked in the counter they ordered minivan and took us to our hotels as a compensation for late arrival. Overall it was ok.
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 10, 2023
Got called to be one hour earlier at the meeting point 30min before that time. No one talked in english. Had to change the bus once. Bus was modern and comfortable. Enough breaks.
Bus Sleeper 36, Duc Duong Bus, Nov 3, 2023
Comfortable as it can be but it was next to impossible to sleep. I would recommend a day bus to others thinking about getting one
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Oct 27, 2023
Pick up in HCMC was in D5 by a mini van who drove me to the main bus station. The sleeper bus was very nice, clean, comfortable, full flat bed, usb fast charging and WiFi. It took 7h30 to reach Dalat. We made 1 food break and 1 shorter break. They dropped me close to my hotel. Driving was smooth and careful. Operator was also very professional and replied immediately to all my questions by WhatsApp. Great service! Overall highly recommended
Bus VIP 22, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Oct 25, 2023
Was very comfortable until halfway when my window started squeaking. I did have noise cancelling headphones though which helped with this. I am 5ft 9.5 and I couldn't stretch fully but managed. The round pillow you get really helped with getting comfy!
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Oct 23, 2023
Somehow it seems that I paid for trip insurance which I did not intend to purchase. The trip was fine except on a sleeper bus if the driver continually honks the horn it is difficult to sleep.
Bus VIP Room, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Oct 18, 2023
341 customer reviews

How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

When you want to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat, 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 249.69. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 14.53.

How far is Ho Chi Minh City from Da Lat?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat. Your trip will be a total of 249 miles (400 km). The flying distance is 441 miles (709 km).

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

The travel time from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat?

The cost of the trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat 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 14.53 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 249.69.

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

  • flight+taxi price: USD 11.76. From Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat starting from 00:00 District 1 until 00:00 District 1
  • Bus tickets - USD 14.53 to USD 21.83;
  • Plane tickets - USD 39.43 to USD 48.82;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 118.36 to USD 249.69.

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

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 23:00. There are 73 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat. 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 39.43.

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 Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

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


Taking a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat. 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 118.36.

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 Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat

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

  • 94% decided to go for a bus.
  • 4% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other