Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

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Transportation from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat Destination Reviews

Bus Sleeper, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Dec 30, 2021
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 VIP, Kumho Samco (Kumho Samco), Mar 19, 2020
The VIP bus was amazing value. Really comfortable berths and free shuttle to our accommodation in dalat.
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Mar 5, 2020
So good trip. Staff help us to carry and allow to leave the luggag. We arrived dalat before time.
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Mar 1, 2020
Semi-sleeper bus was comfortable for me (I'm 5'6") but a little short for my husband (who is 6'2"). There were two bathroom stops; both stops had food and drinks available. Staff at bus office in HCMC were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely take this bus again, but would probably buy direct from bus station. We met a traveler on one of the full sleeper buses who paid the same for her ticket for the same route on a better bus; she purchased in person at the bus station.
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Feb 23, 2020
The bus trip of about 7hrs from HCM - Dalat was pleasantly comfortable. The sleeper seats could be pushed upright or reclined. Wifi onboard. 1 toilet break + 1 lunch break.
Bus Express, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), Feb 16, 2020
It was very cheap and super luxurious, with half beds instead of seats. Honestly, that was the best bus ride I had ever.
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Feb 11, 2020
The bus leaves on time, make sure you exchange your booking for tickets beforehand. Early check in gets the ground floor beds. They provide a small water and you can buy snacks onboard and in the bus station. The beds are in fact private pods with usb chargers and beds that recline all the way. I slept comfortably although i am 1.88, with my knees bent a little. The bus stopped at least once in a gas station after about 1-1.5 hrs on the road. We arrived way before time at 4:10 AM. Once you arrive they move you to small shuttles and take you to your hotel.
Bus Express, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), Feb 2, 2020
Wasn’t given the choice to select seat and were assigned to the upper seats for all 4 pax. Don’t know how’s the allocation of seating but should prioritise on old people as am travelling with my parents and they are hard and dangerous to climb the upper part of seat.
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jan 17, 2020
Great service Thanks
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jan 16, 2020
Driver took a lot of risks when overtaking it was scary. Bus was very comfortable good rest stops
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How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 11,911. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 319.

How far is Ho Chi Minh from Da Lat?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat. 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 Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat?

The travel time from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 18 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Canh Hoa: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 319 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as THB 11,911.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 330 to THB 990;
  • Train tickets - THB 363 to THB 495;
  • Plane tickets - THB 660 to THB 11,912;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 5,576 to THB 8,810.

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

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

  • Flights from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat depart during the day - there are approximately 9 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:30. There are 6 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 0 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Ho Chi Minh 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 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 THB 660.

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 to Da Lat
Bamboo Airways, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


Taking a bus from Ho Chi Minh 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 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 THB 5,576.

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


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 Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Ho Chi Minh 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:

  • 88% decided to go for a bus.
  • 11% users took a plane.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.