Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak (July 2022)

From Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City) 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 9 bus services a day from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to Dak Lak available to book online.

HCMCDak LakCostCompany
08:4517:45$ 12Phuong Trang
12:1521:15$ 12Phuong Trang
21:0004:00$ 22Long Van Limousine
21:0006:00$ 12Phuong Trang
21:3006:30$ 15Kumho Samco
22:0007:00$ 12Phuong Trang
22:1507:15$ 18Kumho Samco
22:3007:30$ 15Kumho Samco
23:0008:00$ 12Phuong Trang
  • Journey Time to Dak Lak: By bus the journey time from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak is 9 hours 00 minutes.

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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 Saigon 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. 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.

Dray Nur Waterfall in Dak Lak Province
Dray Nur Waterfall in Dak Lak Province

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.

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