Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Dak Lak (March 2024)

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.

HCMCDak LakTicketCompany
08:4517:45$ 13Phuong Trang
12:1521:15$ 13Phuong Trang
21:0006:00$ 13Phuong Trang
21:3006:30$ 16Kumho Samco
22:0007:00$ 13Phuong Trang
22:1507:15$ 19Kumho Samco
22:3007:30$ 16Kumho Samco
23:0008:00$ 13Phuong 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 depending 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.

Google Map of Mien Dong Bus Station

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).

Google Map of Kumho Samco Dak Lak Bus Stop

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.

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

Lak Lake

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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