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How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat

Transportation Guide to Dalat

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Located about 300 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat attracts thousands of travelers yearly and become a popular destination in Vietnam.

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 tickets to Dalat and other information.

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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 on 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

-> Book bus ticket from Saigon to Dalat with Baolau or


Minh Tri

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: 180 000 VND

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 the 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 a 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


Hoang Vu

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 23:40 pm.

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

-> Book bus ticket from Saigon to Dalat with Baolau or

Ho Chi Minh to Dalat Flight + Bus

Ho Chi Minh to Dalat Flight

Duration: 50 minutes

Cost starts at $20

The fastest way to get from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat is by plane. Vietjet Air, JetStar and Vietnam Airlines offer daily flights from Ho Chi Minh city to Dalat.


Dalat Airport to Dalat city center Bus

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: 40 000 VND (~1.5$)

Lien Khuong Airport is located 30 km from Dalat city center.

From Lien Khuong Airport, you can take a shuttle bus to Dalat city center easily. The shuttle bus will include drop-off service at your hotel.

Alternatively, you can take a private Dalat Airport transfer directly to your hotel in Dalat.

-> Book Lien Khuong Airport transfer to Dalat


Ho Chi Minh to Dalat Train + Bus/Motorbike

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 a train from Hochiminh to Nha Trang, then take a bus from Nha Trang to Dalat or rent a motorbike to Dalat.

Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang Train

Duration: 7 – 10 hours

Cost starts at 170 000 VND ($7) for a 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

Nha Trang Railway station: 17 Thái Nguyên, Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa

-> Book train ticket from Saigon to Nha Trang with Baolau or

-> Read Vietnam Train Travel Guide for more information


Nha Trang to Dalat Bus

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: 120 000 VND (~$5)

From Nha Trang, you can take sleeper bus or limousine to Dalat. The Sinh Tourist, Hanh Cafe, and Cat Thien Hai Travel are great choices.

-> Book bus ticket from Nha Trang to Dalat with Baolau or


Ho Chi Minh to Dalat Taxi

Cost: ~$130

Besides going from Saigon to Dalat by plane or bus, you can also travel to Dalat by private car.

However, this option is only recommended if you travel in a group as it can be costly. If you travel alone, you should consider taking a bus or flight to Dalat.

-> Book private car transfer from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat

Ho Chi Minh to Dalat motorbike

If you wish to go directly from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat by motorbike, you need to prepare well in advance.

As the distance is 300km and the road can be difficult and dangerous to drive, we only recommend doing this if you’re sure about the route and your driving skills.


How to get around Dalat

As tourist attractions in Dalat are located in the far distance, the best way to get around Dalat is by car.

You can book a car charter and tour Dalat with your own customized itinerary. Just need to let the driver know your chosen places and you’re good to go!

-> Book Dalat private car charter and explore Dalat


Alternatively, you can rent a motorbike and explore the city on your own.

If you stay in Dalat city center, you can rent a bicycle and bike around Xuan Huong lake or walk to the night market and enjoy Dalat street food.


Explore Dalat with Dalat tours

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Would you like to join exciting activities in Dalat?

Klook and Get Your Guide offers several amazing tours around the city. Recommended activities are:

Where to stay in Dalat

We recommend staying in Dalat city center or nearby. Thus, it will be easier to get around or join day tours in Dalat.

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