There is no rail connection between Ho Chi Minh City and Dalat so you need to travel either by road or by air. By bus the journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat takes 6 to 8 hours depending upon which bus service you use.
Bus Times Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat
There are lots of different bus services from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat which you can book online. The quickest and most convenient services for foreign visitors are the ones operated by The SinhTourist and Kumho Samco companies as these depart from the popular area near Pham Ngu Lao Street.
|07:30||15:30||$ 13||Phuong Trang|
|09:30||16:00||$ 13||Kumho Samco|
|09:30||17:30||$ 13||Phuong Trang|
|21:30||05:30||$ 13||Phuong Trang|
|22:00||05:00||$ 11||The SinhTourist|
|23:00||05:30||$ 13||Kumho Samco|
|23:30||07:30||$ 13||Phuong Trang|
- The fastest service is with the Kumho Samco bus company which is scheduled to complete the journey in 6 hours 30 minutes.
- The cheapest service is offered by The SinhTourist company which charges $11 for a one way adult ticket.
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Ho Chi Minh City Kumho Samco Bus Stop
Kumho Samco bus services to Dalat depart from 263 Pham Ngu Lao, district 1, Ho Chi Minh.
Ho Chi Minh City Phuong Trang Bus Stop
Phuong Trang bus services to Dalat depart from Mien Dong Bus Station.
Dalat Kumho Samco Bus Stop
Kumho Samco bus services from Ho Chi Minh City arrive in Dalat at a roadside bus stop on Ba Thang Tu Sreet.
Dalat Phuong Trang Bus Stop
Phuong Trang bus services from Ho Chi Minh City arrive in Dalat at Da Lat Intercity Bus Station.
Dalat, also known as Da Lat, is a city with a population of over 400,000 permanent residents located 308 km to the North East of Ho Chi Minh City. Dalat is 1,502 metres above sea level and established in 1907 by the French colonialists as a holiday centre precisely because of this elevation which makes the local climate more temperate than lowland Vietnam. The French built European style villas and boulevards in this new town in the hills as well as establishing educational facilities which were used by the children of the French colonialists. This distinctive architecture, along with the climate, makes Dalat a popular destination for Vietnamese holiday makers, particularly people on their honeymoon.
Dalat is surrounded by a series of lakes and pine forests, as well as higher forested peaks. The area offers lots of opportunities for hiking and mountain biking. The climate also allows farmers to grow different crops to the lowland area of Vietnam and produce from Dalat is sought after across Vietnam. Amongst the most popular tourist attractions in Dalat are:
- A series of flower gardens grouped around a Vietnamese style teak wood mansion at the north western end of the Xuan Huong Lake.
- A hill top pagoda accessible via a cable car.
- Dalat market which sells local produce such as flowers, strawberries and fruit preserves.
- The three palaces and summer home of Vietnam’s last Emperor.