From Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) you can travel to Dak Lak either by bus, minivan or fly there. Dak Lak is not connected to Vietnam’s railway network. The flight time is slightly less than an hour which is a lot quicker than travelling by bus, however, it costs 3 to 6 times more to fly than it does to travel by bus.
Bus Times from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak
There are currently 8 bus services a day from Mien Dong Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to Dak Lak available to book online.
|08:45||17:45||$ 13||Phuong Trang|
|12:15||21:15||$ 13||Phuong Trang|
|21:00||06:00||$ 13||Phuong Trang|
|21:30||06:30||$ 14||Kumho Samco|
|22:00||07:00||$ 13||Phuong Trang|
|22:15||07:15||$ 18||Kumho Samco|
|22:30||07:30||$ 14||Kumho Samco|
|23:00||08:00||$ 13||Phuong Trang|
- Journey Time to Dak Lak: By bus the scheduled journey time from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak from 7 hours 20 minutes to 9 hours 00 minutes dpending upon which service you take.
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Ho Chi Minh City Kumho Samco Bus Stop
Kumho Samco bus services from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak depart from Mien Dong Bus Station, phường 26, Bình Thạnh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Dak Lak Kumho Samco Bus Stop
Kumho Samco bus services from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak terminate at Buon Me Thuot in Dak Lak Province (Lê Duẩn, Tự An, Thành phố Buôn Ma Thuột, Đắk Lắk, Vietnam).
About Dak Lak
Dak Lak is located on the Dak Lak Plateau some 600 metres above sea level.
Buon Ma Thuot
The main town in Dak Lak Province is Buon Ma Thuot, which is a great base for exploring the region but the town itself has few attractions for visitors. Dak Lak Province is heavily forested (50%) with some great scenery particularly its famous waterfalls.
Waterfalls in Dak Lak
The two most famous waterfalls in Dak Lak Province are the Dray Nur and Dray Sap waterfalls. From Buon Ma Thuot you can reach the waterfalls by public bus.
Another major attraction in Dak Lak Province is Lak Lake which is 52 km from Buon Ma Thuot on the road to Dalat. Lak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and home to mainly Hmong people many of whom make a living fishing from wooden canoes on the lake. The villages where the Hmong live are themselves becomes tourist attractions with people visiting to see how they live and home stays are available for visitors who want to experience life in a village first hand. For those visitors preferring a more comfortable stay there are some resorts built on the side of the lake along with some restaurants.