Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh Vietnam: Transport & Ticket Guide

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How to get from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam?

This article is a detailed transportation guide from Da Lat to Saigon by bus and flight, including ticket price, how to book online tickets, and schedule.


Route overview

The distance between Da Lat and Saigon is about 300 km. Currently, there are a few popular options to travel to Saigon from Dalat.

Option 1: Flight

The fastest option (55 minutes), but also more expensive than the others

Option 2: Bus ($9, 7.5 ~ 8 hours)

Option 3: Motorbike (8 ~ 10 hours)


Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh flight

Duration: 55 minutes

Cost starts at $20

Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet, and Jetstar offer daily flights from Da Lat to Saigon, and the flight time is about 50 minutes.

The journey between Da Lat and Saigon currently has a frequency of about seven flights per day. However, that’s only the average frequency as the number of trips per day may vary.

One-way ticket price is about: 450,000 – 1,200,000 VND depending on the time and provider.

Vietnam Airlines

Please note that the distance from Da Lat Airport to the center is 30 km, so you should consider your transfer time. 

You can book your private transfer from Da Lat airport to the city here.

>> Read more: How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat Vietnam


Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh Bus

Duration: 7.5 ~ 8 hours

Cost starts at $8,8 (200,000 VND)

With the dense bus system, you can easily catch a limousine or an Open Bus to Ho Chi Minh City with a departure frequency of about 30 to 60 minutes.

Some reputable car companies traveling this route are The Sinh Tourist, Thanh Buoi, FUTA, Minh Tri Limousine, and Hoang Vu.

How to book online bus tickets?

You can purchase online bus tickets easily with Baolau or 12go.asia.

By filling in your desired travel date, you can see the departure time and select your tickets accordingly.


Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh Bike

Duration: 8-10 hours

From Da Lat city, you follow Highway 20 (QL20) to National Highway 1A (QL1A).

Continue to follow the National Highway 1A to Dau Giay T-junction in Dong Nai province, 67km from Saigon. Then continue driving to Ho Chi Minh City.

It takes about 8 – 10 hours at an average speed, depending on your break time.