Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

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Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat Schedule

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Mui Ne Sky Travel SUV 4pax Any timeVND 3,190k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN738205:45 - 06:50VND 1,530k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN738006:05 - 07:10VND 1,530k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN622008:55 - 10:00VND 907k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN138210:15 - 11:15VND 1,606k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN138212:15 - 13:20VND 1,286k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN138414:10 - 15:15VND 1,994k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN708016:55 - 18:00VND 699k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN738218:45 - 19:50VND 1,530k
Bamboo Airways Economy #QH132220:25 - 21:25VND 686k
Phuong Trang Express 21:00 - 05:00VND 294k
Phuong Trang Express 22:00 - 06:00VND 294k

Transportation from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat destination reviews

RM
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.
GT
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.
MT
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.
LO
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.
KB
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.
AO
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.
MN
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.
PD
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jan 17, 2020
Great service Thanks
LB
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
AR
Bus Express, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), 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 (Thành Bưởi), Jan 11, 2020
very comfortable
BM
Bus Express, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), Jan 11, 2020
Very comfortable. Best buses ive ever been on
SK
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), 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 (Thành Bưởi), 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 (Phương Trang), Dec 28, 2019
Good
HS
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), 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 (Thành Bưởi), 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 (Thành Bưởi), 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 (The SinhTourist), Dec 24, 2019
Good service, bus on time... we arrived one hour earlier. Recommended.
MS
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Dec 23, 2019
bus leave on time, comfortable, clean, arrive in dalat at 4.30am faster than schedule
CD
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist (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 (Phương Trang), Dec 21, 2019
Comfortable bus
SB
Bus Express, Phuong Trang (Phương 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 (Thành Bưởi), 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 (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 (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 (The SinhTourist), Nov 11, 2019
comfortable and quick would recommend to be early to get a good seat
MB
Bus Express, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), Nov 2, 2019
everything was smooth and fine
MJ
Bus Semi Sleeper, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Oct 18, 2019
Accommodating and patient to their clients
EH
Bus Semi Sleeper, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), Oct 8, 2019
Exteremely flixable and very good experience
EL
Bus Semi Sleeper, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), Sep 25, 2019
No english speaking No good toilets on the stops Good chairs
RC
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Sep 22, 2019
HCMC - Da Lat (VIP Sleeper) Worth every penny. Staff at the bus station spoke English. Important to identify yourself as a tourist, they will pay more attention to you and bring you around to board you bus. I had a small bus brought us to the main bus that was parked outside Nikko Saigon. Got on and the space was nice. Privacy was the best thing. Being enclosed, you also don't have to witness what's happening on the road. The attendant might come along to collect money because some locals pay on the bus, just show him your ticket and you should be good. There was 2 rest stop, I only went down once and I actually ran because I didn't know how long the break was (turns out it was pretty long). There was no other foreigners on the bus except me so I had to be mindful with all the Vietnamese spoken. But it was fine. There is a free transfer in Da Lat. They will fetch you directly to your accommodation for free. Just show your address when you arrive at their carpark and they will tell you the bus number.
OK
Bus Semi Sleeper, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), Sep 3, 2019
We arrived almost 3 hours earlier than was written. And for us, it was problem. Because what do you want to do in Da Lat at 4:30 AM instead of 7:30 AM. On the other side, the way was good and comfortable.
AP
Bus Business Class, 3S Limo (3S Limo), Sep 1, 2019
Very accommodating & friendly driver
AS
Bus Business Class, 3S Limo (3S Limo), Aug 20, 2019
Everything was fine, the bus was on time, and very comfortable as expected. The driver was really safe.
LS
Bus Business Class, 3S Limo (3S Limo), Aug 17, 2019
Staff was extremely friendly, absolutely lovely! BUT the bus mostly looks luxurious, seats aren’t actually that comfortable for sleeping, the pillow is too big and can’t be removed. The Wi-Fi did not work well at all and all of the on bus entertainment on the screens was lame, 1 movie, 2 songs, just a few games
FA
Bus Business Class, 3S Limo (3S Limo), Aug 11, 2019
The driver was awesome. Good english and drives really well.. The bus was definitely worth it.
PC
Bus Business Class, 3S Limo (3S Limo), Aug 7, 2019
Best experience ever! Worth the money.
DP
Bus Business Class, 3S Limo (3S Limo), Aug 5, 2019
Really nice ride
EH
van VIP, Minh Tri Limousine, Aug 5, 2019
Comfy chairs and was on time to pick us up, but that’s the only good I can say. The bus driver spoke loudly on phone calls the entire trip. And then we arrived in Da Lat two hours early, which wouldn’t be terrible normally but our accommodations host was expecting us around 6am, so getting in at 4am was awkward and inconvenient for them.
GH
Bus Semi Sleeper, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jul 28, 2019
Bus driver like a crazy man, swerving in and out of traffic, constantly honking horn. Felt in constant danger. At least we arrived...
MV
Bus Semi Sleeper, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), Jul 16, 2019
The service of the website and instructions where to go were very good. The trip it self was oke but i hope you can sleep with nonstop honking. That was to bad. We arrived two and a half hours to early. Overal is was oke.
AK
Bus Semi Sleeper, Phuong Trang (Phương Trang), Jul 8, 2019
We booked online, got ticket from bus station quite easily but the staion of Futa bus quite far from the entrance have to ask and people dont speak english
NP
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jul 6, 2019
Reasonably comfortable bus and cool little pod you get but driver was crazy so was hard to get sleep.
SE
Bus Semi Sleeper, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jul 4, 2019
Comfortable trip but we arrived over three and a half hours early so we had to find accommodation in the middle of the night.
JB
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist (The SinhTourist), Jun 30, 2019
Always bring a neck pillow and and sleeping mask for sleeper buses. The lighting changes a lot suddenly. I was asleep for almost my entire ride, but the bus was reasonably comfortable compared to other I’ve ridden. If you’re over 6 feet tall you probably won’t be able to stretch out much, but it’s worth it for the price.
DL
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jun 22, 2019
Bus station announcements were not in English so we were unsure when our bus would arrive, however a kind gentlemen did help us from the company so can be forgiven, being 6"3 the bus was a bit cramped but still comfortable enough (vip bus) , driving was a little chaotic but it's Vietnam so to be expected, overall could be better could be worse - we had very low expectations based on reviews so happy enough
JM
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist (The SinhTourist), Jun 10, 2019
Quite cramped space but overall ok trip
CH
Bus VIP 20, Thanh Buoi (Thành Bưởi), Jun 7, 2019
Not able to cancel and return money. The driver drive in sleepy mode and this will caused danger to all of us.
DW
Bus Minivan, Thinh Phat Limousine (Thịnh Phát), Jun 5, 2019
The staff were easy to help , the trip was almost on time , no obvious problems
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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 VND 9,334,168,916. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as VND 274,187.

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 25 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 VND 274,187 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 VND 9,334,168,916.

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

  • Bus tickets - VND 277,799 to VND 416,698;
  • Plane tickets - VND 694,496 to VND 7,306,101;
  • Train tickets - VND 260,003 to VND 336,005;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 3,194,683 to VND 4,416,996.

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 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:30. 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 VND 694,496.

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), Vietravel Airlines

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 VND 3,194,683.

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:

  • 80% decided to go for a bus.
  • 15% users took a plane.
  • 5% decided to catch a taxi.