The city of thousand flowers offers a charming atmosphere with fresh air, beautiful nature and interesting activities. Although it takes more than 2 days to explore this city, Dalat can be a great getaway weekend from Saigon.
This article is a comprehensive guide to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat by bus, flight and other vehicles, with details of ticket price, timetable, how to book ticket to Dalat and other information.
Ho Chi Minh to Dalat bus
Duration: 6.5 ~ 8 hours
Cost: 180 000 – 220 000 VND ($8~$10)
Traveling from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat by bus is the easiest and most affordable option. The journey takes approximately 6.5 hours to 8 hours depending the transport providers.
There are frequent day and night sleeper buses departing from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat. Luxury van and limousine are alternative choices that offer luxury services at affordable price.
Recommended transport providers are Phuong Trang (Futa), Minh Tri, Hoang Vu, and The Sinh Tourist.
You should book a night bus departing from Saigon so you can reach Dalat in the morning
Check the Arrival bus stop carefully before booking
Minh Tri is the first travel company offering limousine service for Ho Chi Minh to Dalat route.
As the number of seats is limited (9 seats) and the quality of service is high, there will be no good seats or tickets if the booking date is too close to departure date. Thus, you should book the seat in advance.
There’s wifi and a large 21-inch LED screen on each car, and the USB charging port is located near the seats. Passengers can have cold tower and free water bottle for each trip.
Departure bus stop: 230 Thành Thái, Ward 12, District 10, Ho Chi Minh city
Arrival bus stop: D11 KQH, Hoàng Diệu, Ward 5, Đà Lạt city, Lâm Đồng
Duration: 7 hours
Price: 180 000 VND
Hoang Vu offers limousine transport from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat.
Departure bus stop:315 Trần Nhân Tôn, Ward 2, District 10, Hồ Chí Minh
Arrival bus stop: 2 Lê Đại Hành, Ward 1, Đà Lạt city, Lâm Đồng
The Sinh Tourist
Duration: 7 hours
Price: 250 000 VND
The Sinh Tourist is a famous travel company offering tours and transportation.
The Sinh Tourist offers buses daily from Saigon to Dalat, but we recommend taking the night bus departing at 10 pm so you can arrive at 5 am in the morning.
Departure bus stop: 246-248 Đề Thám, District 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Arrival bus stop: 22 Bùi Thị Xuân, Đà Lạt city, Lâm Đồng
Phuong Trang (Futa)
Duration: 8 hours
Cost: 220 000 VND
Phuong Trang is a well-known transport company specialized in sleeper bus service in Vietnam. The company currently has more than 200 buses 45-seat Hyundai’s brand.
There are several FUTA buses departing daily from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat, with the first bus departs at 1 am and the last one departs at 23:40pm.
There are buses almost every 30 minutes so you don’t need to be afraid of missing one.
Departure bus stop:95 Kinh Dương Vương, Phường An Lạc, Bình Tân District, Hồ Chí Minh
Arrival bus stop: 1 Tô Hiến Thành, Phường 3, Đà Lạt city, Lâm Đồng
Although Dalat Train station is closed at the moment, you still can take a train if you wish to. Firstly, you’ll need to take train from Hochiminh to Nha Trang, then take a bus from Nha Trang to Dalat or rent motorbike to Dalat.
Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang Train
Duration: 7 – 10 hours
Cost starts at 170 000 VND ($7) for hard seat.
Vietnam Railways offer daily trains from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat, and the journey can take from 7 hours up to 10 hours depending on the train.
Saigon Railway station: 01 Nguyễn Thông, Phường 9, District 3, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh