Flights & getting there
Lien Khuong Airport
Lien Khuong Airport is 30km south of Dalat.
There are regular flights with Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air and Jetstar, including five daily to Ho Chi Minh City (45 minutes), four daily to Hanoi (1¾ hours) and four flights a week to Danang (1¼ hours).
The Vietnam Airlines bus between Lien Khuong Airport and Dalat (40,000d, 40 minutes) is timed around flights. It leaves from in front of the Ngoc Phat Hotel at 10 Ð Ho Tung Mau two hours before each departure; your lodgings can organise to have it pick you up (though most rarely advertise this service), so include an extra 30-minute buffer to pick everybody else up too!
A transfer company offers taxi services to Dalat from the airport for a fixed 170,000d; fixed-fee taxis from Dalat are 200,000d. Metered taxis cost around 430,000d.
Dalat is a major stop for open-tour buses. The Sinh Tourist has daily buses to Mui Ne, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.
Dalat’s long-distance bus station is 1.5km south of Xuan Huong Lake, and is dominated by reputable Phuong Trang buses that offer free hotel pick-ups and drop-offs and cover all main regional destinations.
Buses from Dalat
|Destination||Cost (d)||Duration (hr)||Frequency||Distance (km)|
|Buon Ma Thuot||110,000-140,000||5||5 daily||200|
|Can Tho||325,000||11||2 daily at 7am & 8pm||461|
|Danang||265,000||12||4 daily at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm||660|
|Hue||330,000||14||1 daily at 4pm||760|
|Kon Tum||270,000-280,000||10||2 daily at 4am & 6pm||272|
|Nha Trang||125,000||4-5||7 daily||136|
|Pleiku||220,000||9||2 daily 5am & 6pm||760|
Car & Motorcycle
From Nha Trang, a high road offers spectacular views – a dream for motorcyclists and cyclists – hitting 1700m at Hon Giao mountain and following a breathtaking 33km pass.
Hwy 27 to Buon Ma Thuot is scenic but pot-holed in places. A major new road is being built between Dalat and Buon Ma Thuot that bypasses the airport.