Getting there & away
Dalat’s long distance bus station (Ð 3 Thang 4) is 1km south of Xuan Huong Lake, although many private services will (if asked) pick up and drop off at the hotel of your choice. Services are available to most of the country, including several to HCMC (60, 000d, six to seven hours), Phan Rang (40, 000d, 4½ hours), Nha Trang (60, 000d, seven hours) and Buon Ma Thuot (65, 000d, four hours).
Dalat is a major stop for open-tour buses. Sinh Café has a daily bus to Mui Ne (US$7, 5½ hours).
From HCMC, taking the inland (Hwy 20) route to Dalat via Bao Loc and Di Linh is faster than taking the coastal route (Hwy 1A) via Ngoan Muc Pass.
The following are road distances from Dalat: Di Linh (82km), Nha Trang (205km), Phan Rang (108km), Phan Thiet (247km) and HCMC (308km). There are secondary roads connecting Dalat to Buon Ma Thuot and other parts of the central highlands.
Vietnam Airlines (833 499; 2 Ð Ho Tung Mau) has daily services that connect Dalat to HCMC and Hanoi. Dalat’s Lien Khuong Airport is located 30km south of the city.