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3 ways to get to Dalat from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and other cities

3 ways to get to Dalat from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and other cities

3 ways to get to Dalat from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and other cities

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    Getting in Dalat by airplane – The fastest way

    Dalat Airport officially called Lien Khuong International Airport, is located in Duc Trong District, 30 kilometers away from Dalat City’s Center. Recently renovated in 2009, Lien Khuong Airport has grown into the second largest airport in the South of Vietnam, only after Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. This airport receives non-stop flights from many big cities in Vietnam. For domestic flights, there are three airlines operating out of Lien Khuong Airport including Vietnam Airline, VietJet Air, and Jetstar Pacific Airline. Up to the beginning of 2018, there are five domestic routes:


    Flight Route Airline Duration Price (One-way)
    Hanoi - Dalat Jetstar, VietJetAir, Vietnam Airlines 1h 50m From VND 1,168,000
    Da Nang - Dalat Jetstar 1h 40m From VND 1,000,000
    Hue - Dalat Jetstar 1h 05m From VND 1,100,000
    Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat Jetstar, VietJetAir, Vietnam Airlines 50m From VND 668,000
    Vinh City - Dalat VietJetAir 1h 35m From VND 1,268,000
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    In November 2017 VietJet Air launched the new international route connecting Bangkok and Dalat. It’s the one and only international direct flight to Dalat. If you depart from other cities, you have to transit in one or two stops. To travel by airplane, you can book the online ticket from the website of the airline:

    Vietnam Airlines:
    VietJet Air:
    Jetstar Pacific:

    Or from one of the most popular OTA:

    Read more: 3 ways to get around Dalat, Vietnam

    From Lien Khuong Airport, there are two popular ways to get into the Dalat town center. The first one is taking an airport shuttle bus, which is suitable for people who have little luggage. The price ranges from VND 40,000 to VND 50,000. The other way is taking a taxi, which is more flexible and convenient. A taxi of 4 seats often costs you about VND 180,000.

    Lien Khuong Airport (DLI)

    Address:  Highway 22, Lien Nghia Town, Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province
    Tel: (+84) 63-384-3373
    Hotline: (+84) 63-365-1119
    Fax:  (+84) 63-384-3500

    Getting in Dalat by local bus – The cheapest way

    Here is essential information about bus journeys to Dalat: The intercity bus terminal of Dalat is located on No. 01 To Hien Thanh Street, two kilometers to the South of Xuan Huong Lake. Dalat is a popular destination, the local buses run regularly from and to other nearby cities. There are many bus operators, which leads to better services and reasonable prices. Almost all the buses are the sleeper one. They often pick you up at your hostel and drop off at the bus station or the middle of the backpacker area. Thanks to many recently renovated roads, the buses run faster and more smoothly. Therefore, the commute time has decreased by a few hours.

    Bus Route Bus Operator Duration Price
    Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat Thanh Buoi, Phuong Trang, TheSinh Tourist 8 hours VND 220,000
    Nha Trang - Dalat Phuong Trang, TheSinh Tourist, M Brother 4 hours VND 135,000
    Hanoi - Dalat Minh Thu 29 hours VND 700,000
    Mui Ne - Dalat TM Brother, Tam Hanh 4 hours VND 99,000
    Vung Tau - Dalat Thao Hong 5 hours VND 220,000
    Hue - Dalat Phuong Trang 16 hours VND 335,000
    Da Nang - Dalat Phuong Trang 15 hours VND 270,000

    As you can see from the above table, Dalat is predominantly serviced by Phuong Trang (Fu-ta Bus) and The Sinh Tourist. You can book the ticket online in or book directly from the bus operators. Alternatively, purchase the tickets at their offices or at the bus stations. In the high season, remember to book the ticket in advance, at least one day earlier to secure your seat.

    Phuong Trang Bus (Fu-ta Bus)
    Address 1: No.272 De Tham Street, Ward 01, Ho Chi Minh City
    Address 2: 11A/2 Le Quy Don Street, Ward 05, Dalat
    Tel: (+84) 28-3838-6852
    Booking Hotline: 1900 6067

    The Sinh Tourist
    Address 1: No. 246 – 248 De Tham Street, District 01, Ho Chi Minh City
    Address 2: No. 22 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Dalat City
    Tel:  (+84) 28-3838-9593
    Fax: (+84) 28-3836-9322
    Booking Hotline: (+84) 28-3838-9597

    Minh Thu Bus
    Address: No. 02 Tran Hung Dao Street, Dalat City
    Tel: (+84) 903-843-275

    Getting in Dalat by private car – The most convenient way

    Dalat Best Travel Guide

    Source: Gody

    If you travel in a group of three to eight people, traveling by private car is a smart choice. The car rental cost is as high as the taxi but the services are much better. The driver can speak English pretty fluently; therefore, he can give you a hand when necessary or provide you some essential information. The drawback of traveling by private car is that you can only depart from some nearby cities such as Nha Trang, Mui Ne, and Ho Chi Minh City.

    Vietnam Budget Car Rental Group
    Address: No. 117 -119 Ly Chinh Thang Street, District 03, Ho Chi Minh City.
    Tel: (+84) 838-486-868  or  (+84) 988-038-301
    Hotline: (+84) 838-486-868

    23 Jan 2020
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