By bus the journey from Dak Lak to Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to take 9 hours. Travellers on this route have the option of taking a day time or an overnight bus service.
Bus Times from Dak Lak to Ho Chi Minh City
There are currently 7 bus services a day from Dak Lak to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) available to book online.
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Dak Lak Kumho Samco Bus Stop
Kumho Samco bus services from Dak Lak to Ho Chi Minh City depart from Buon Me Thuot in Dak Lak Province (Lê Duẩn, Tự An, Thành phố Buôn Ma Thuột, Đắk Lắk, Vietnam).
Ho Chi Minh City Kumho Samco Bus Stop
Kumho Samco bus services from Dak Lak to Ho Chi Minh City terminate at Mien Dong Bus Station, phường 26, Bình Thạnh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
About Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, with over 9 million permanent residents, and the most prosperous part of the country generating around 20% of its annual GDP. Ho Chi Minh City is not, however, the capital city of Vietnam and the country’s most important governmental buildings, such as the Vietnam parliament and the Presidential Palace, as located in the northern city of Hanoi.
Parks in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is, however, notable for its green spaces, in particular the large Tao Dan Park, the Saigon River which runs north to south through the city, and its large number of colonial era buildings. Ho Chi Minh City was, to a much greater extent than Hanoi, the main administrative centre of France’s Indo-China Empire and the city is full of reminders of the era of French rule.
Backpacker Area in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City also has it own backpacker area, often compared to the Khao San Road in Bangkok, is located in an area to the south of Pham Ngu Lao Street, which is referred to collectively as ‘Pham Ngu Lao’. Pham Ngu Lao is an excellent choice as somewhere for first time visitors to the city to stay as there are lots of hotels where at least some English is spoken and restaurants with English langauage menus, as well as bars, which stay open until late in the evening.
Best Known Tourist Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City
Pham Ngu Lao also has the advantage of being close to the District 1 area of Ho Chi Minh City which contains a cluster of the city’s best known tourist attractions such as:
- Saigon City Hall
- Saigon Central Post Office
- Ben Thanh Market
- Saigon Opera House
- Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral
- Nguyen Hue pedestrian street