How to get to Dalat (Vietnam), transport in the city
On the plane
Although the airport has the status and the opportunity to take international flights at the time of writing on international flights to Dalat is not carried out. Daily airport takes place on several domestic flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city and Danang airline Vietnam Airlines and Air Mekong (Hanoi only).
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How to get from Dalat airport to the city
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost you 250 000 Dong (Currency of Vietnam) ($12). You can take a taxi at the exit of the airport, and you can use the official taxis. Hour official taxi is at the airport in the baggage claim area. There you pay for the trip and receive a receipt, with which the street get in your own car. Journey time is 30 minutes.
A cheaper way to reach the city is to take a bus from the airport which takes you to the city centre. Buses run frequently, the fare is 40,000 VND. Bus tickets are sold at the counter in the baggage claim area (ask for shuttle bus service) or purchased at the entrance to the bus. On the Desk at the airport tickets are sold more expensive. Better hurry up and buy your tickets quickly, otherwise there is a chance to get on the bus. Travel time – 40-60 minutes. There are also unconfirmed information about vans leaving from the exit of the airport to pay at the entrance.
By taxi or car from airport Ho Chi Minh city
Sometimes it's easier and even cheaper to not fly to Dalat airport, and to fly to the international airport of Ho Chi Minh city and take a taxi to da lat. From Ho Chi Minh city, including international airport, to lat you can get for $ 160. Be sure to bargain and negotiate the price before you travel. You can also book a Shuttle service through the form:
Even more convenient way is to rent a car in the airport of Ho Chi Minh city and drive to Dalat. But for this you must have a good driving experience, as traffic in Vietnam is not everyone's strength, moreover, will have to overcome 300 kilometers, including serpentine. For the management of rented vehicles needed an international driving permit (IDP) according to the requirements of the Vienna Convention on road traffic (read more about rent a motorcycle and car in Vietnam). Such issue in Russia, and previously was necessary to obtain a temporary local license, and no other in the country was not recognized. Now you can safely manage with a driver's license issued in Russia. Just remember that an IDP is valid only in conjunction with the national rights, so to take to Vietnam have both rights. To obtain the IDP in the traffic police, their cost is 1600 rubles (1120 in the design of public services through the site.Russia in 2018). To pass the exams to get an IDP is not required.
The price for renting a car remains quite high, from $ 50 per day. The country has opened offices international distributors, and now you can book a car rental at the airport with the help of the search form and compare prices from different companies:
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The most economical way to get to Dalat by bus. To get here by bus from almost any popular tourist spot of Vietnam. This method is also good and the fact that from the bus window you can see Vietnam not just the tourist areas, but the real Vietnam. Very beautiful is considered the road from Ho Chi Minh city to Dalat.
The most convenient way to travel by bus is to take a tourist bus Open Bus (daily routes) or a Sleeper Bus (night services). Tickets for these buses are sold throughout the travel agencies in tourist areas and in hotels. These buses depart directly from the tourist areas, and often even collect passengers from hotels. Easier to buy them in advance, because most buses go to Dalat early in the morning (7 to 8 hours). Due to the complexity of the road (part of the route passes along the mountain road) night bus to Dalat, do not go. Travel time from 7 to 9 hours depending on the route. Buses can do on the way stop at some scenic spots or near other attractions, it all depends on the carrier.
For ticket purchase please check the final stop in Dalat. Some companies include the cost of tickets, the delivery of tourists to the door of the hotel, but few people know about it, and the sellers are in no hurry to inform tourists. Be prepared for this inconvenience that is promised you a comfortable big bus you'll take the minivan on the way to someone else will pick up local residents and to transport cargo. But that usually happens when exiting from small resorts when a large bus because of a shortage of passengers replace on little.
Top tourist destinations of the buses and approximate cost:
- Ho Chi Minh City – Da Lat - $12
- Nha Trang – Da Lat - $9
- Hanoi - Da Lat - $47
- MUI Ne - Da Lat - $10$
Is there a cheaper way to get on the bus to Dalat from Ho Chi Minh city – take advantage of scheduled intercity bus. These buses make stops at landmarks, but are cheaper, leave several times a day and no less comfortable.
From Saigon, buses to recover from the station Mien Dong bus station (292, Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh District) to get to the station on city buses of Ho Chi Minh city No. 26 and No. 14. From the station in Dalat buses depart at least 8 times a day, journey time around 7 hours. The ticket price from 90 000 to 170 000 VND depending on company and route. Detailed schedule and prices here http://www.benxemiendong.com.vn
In Dalat long-distance buses arrive and depart from the station Dalat''s long distance bus station address Ð 3 Thang 4 (the position of the bus station on the map).
To view a detailed schedule and if you want to book a train or bus to Dalat via the search form:
💲 Pay the ticket online
✉ Will receive an itinerary receipt by email
🚌 Arrive to departure
Moving to da Lat, transportation
Dalat is a small town, and it is possible to navigate on foot. Most of the attractions which come here, is outside of the city, and to visit them, have to take transport or buy a group tour.
Taxis and motorcycle taxis. A taxi ride within the city costs about 2 dollars. A great option is to rent a taxi with driver for whole day, which can be made from $ 25. Motorcycle taxis that here await you at every corner, even cheaper.
Motorcycle. In Dalat, you can easily rent a motorbike, but first read the information about safety on the roads including road rights in Vietnam. The simple rental of a moped will cost $ 6.
Bike. You can hire a Bicycle from 25 000 Dong (currency of Vietnam). Some hotels offer free bikes to their guests about what you can learn from reading the hotel information in the hotel search. By bike you can explore the immediate surroundings of the city, but too far away to get to be tedious, since the area is mountainous and you always have to go uphill then downhill.
Sirigere. The lat offers the services of sirigere, which can be very comfortable, inexpensive and with great interest to see the sights in the city and in the surrounding area. If you do not drive a motorcycle and at the same time want to be independent from other tourist groups – this option is perfect for you. Read more, who are "sirigere" - here.