Dalat in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

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).

Transport Options

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.

Bus

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

DestinationCost (d)Duration (hr)FrequencyDistance (km)
Buon Ma Thuot110,000-140,00055 daily200
Can Tho325,000112 daily at 7am & 8pm461
Danang265,000124 daily at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm660
HCMC210,0007hourly 6am-midnight306
Hue330,000141 daily at 4pm760
Kon Tum270,000-280,000102 daily at 4am & 6pm272
Nha Trang125,0004-57 daily136
Pleiku220,00092 daily 5am & 6pm760

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.