Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

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Refundable Cheapest
22:00
Ho Chi Minh City Sinh
7h bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4
05:00
+1
Da Lat Sinh
10 per adult
Instant Fastest
05:55
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
1h 5m flight #VN1382 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
5
07:00
DLI Lien Khuong Airport, Lam Dong
24 per adult

From Ho Chi Minh City Sinh to Da Lat by Bus

Refundable Cheapest
22:00
Ho Chi Minh City Sinh
7h bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4
05:00
+1
Da Lat Sinh
10 per adult

From Ho Chi Minh Airport to Da Lat by Flight

Instant Fastest
05:55
SGN Ho Chi Minh Airport
1h 5m flight #VN1382 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
5
07:00
DLI Lien Khuong Airport, Lam Dong
24 per adult

Transportation from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat destination reviews

RM
Bus VIP, Kumho Samco, Mar 19, 2020
The VIP bus was amazing value. Really comfortable berths and free shuttle to our accommodation in dalat.
GT
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi, Mar 5, 2020
So good trip. Staff help us to carry and allow to leave the luggag. We arrived dalat before time.
MT
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi, 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.
LO
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi, 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.
KB
Bus Express, Phuong 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.
AO
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, 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.
MN
Bus Express, Phuong 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.
PD
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi, Jan 17, 2020
Great service Thanks
LB
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Jan 16, 2020
Driver took a lot of risks when overtaking it was scary. Bus was very comfortable good rest stops
AR
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi, Jan 14, 2020
Much too cold, AC in Asia completely beserk, I catch a cold each time and know someone who gets bronchitis.
MS
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Jan 11, 2020
very comfortable
BM
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Jan 11, 2020
Very comfortable. Best buses ive ever been on
SK
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Jan 5, 2020
Not foreigners friendly - people at the counters (at Dalat) were even mocking about me when I kept asking them about the shuttle bus to the bus stop as it was only 10 mins before my bus departure.
MH
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Jan 3, 2020
Convenient, good service but no luggage storage service. The bus arrived before arrival time.(arrival time 06.30 but arrived 04.30)
ES
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Dec 28, 2019
Good
HS
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Dec 26, 2019
We were assigned seats in a wrong bus at first. The bus was modern and comfy but they drove too fast on a mountain road so sleeping was difficult.
KC
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Dec 25, 2019
The bus condition is nice enough but the cabin is too short even for a 165 cm. like me.
FB
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Dec 25, 2019
Comfortable ride. Slept all the way. Took the bus from HCMC to Dalat. Took about 5.5 hrs. Arrived at about 5:30am an hour ahead of scheduled arrival. You could go to the WC when they make a stop at the petrol station for refueling. Hubby said they made about 2 stops. Would take the VIP sleeper bus again.
SK
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Dec 24, 2019
Good service, bus on time... we arrived one hour earlier. Recommended.
MS
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Dec 23, 2019
bus leave on time, comfortable, clean, arrive in dalat at 4.30am faster than schedule
CD
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Dec 22, 2019
Really nice bus, clean, fast driver. So cool we receive a water bottle before the trip.
RK
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Dec 21, 2019
Comfortable bus
SB
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Dec 11, 2019
Comfortable & efficient! Pack your own snacks as there’s very little options at stop off. Service even offered free shuttle to hotel which we appreciated!
IP
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi, Dec 11, 2019
The lady at the busstation in HCMC helped me find my bus, which was great. The driver was driving ridiculously fast, which meant 1) no sleep and 2) arriving in Dalat at 4:30am instead of 6:30am. I couldn't check in to my accomodation until 8am and had to wait at a cold busstation. I would have preferred it if the driver had not sacrificed comfort for speed. Ticket was relatively cheap, but if you're lucky you can get a plane ticket for just a bit more money.
RD
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Dec 5, 2019
The bus is very tight, the seats are very small and you have little foot space. In addition, the leather seats are a bit sweaty and sticky. Not a very comfortable way to travel.
GK
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Dec 3, 2019
Bus is comfortable and on time. Staff is helpful. Unfortunately, some passengers can be quite noisy, and the passenger above me keep dropping things, which is very disruptive to my sleep and once the jacket hit me on the head. Might not be suitable for very tall people.
KP
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Nov 11, 2019
comfortable and quick would recommend to be early to get a good seat
MB
Bus Express, Phuong Trang, Nov 2, 2019
everything was smooth and fine
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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 train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about KRW 451,075,337. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as KRW 11,679.

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 26 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 Dan Anh (Đan Anh): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as KRW 11,679 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train - a one-way train ticket can cost as much as KRW 451,075,337.

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

  • Bus tickets - KRW 12,082 to KRW 13,425;
  • Plane tickets - KRW 25,507 to KRW 240,301;
  • Train tickets - KRW 12,780 to KRW 16,516;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from KRW 173,178 to KRW 295,343.

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.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 2 trains per day.
  • Flights from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:00 - 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 Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat 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 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 KRW 25,507.

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)

Buses

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.

Taxi

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 KRW 173,178.

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 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:

  • 39% users took a plane.
  • 38% decided to go for a bus.
  • 22% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.