How to travel from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Da Lat

Da Lat is 320km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Da Lat is located on the Lang Biang Plateau, one in the south of a series of plateaus in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat are as follows:

 By air: Da Lat is 1 hour flight from Saigon and there are several daily flights between the 2 cities. The airport in Saigon is 8km from the city center and the Lien Khuong Airport is 30km from Da Lat city center.

By private car: The road from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat is in good conditions and it is pretty scenic as you climb upon the Lang Biang Plateau. The journey takes over 6 hours.

By local bus: There are several bus companies operating daily buses from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat. The trip starts from Ho Chi Minh City’s Eastern Bus Station or the city center and concludes at Da Lat Inter-Provincial Bus Station or the city center. The journey takes 7 hours.

By motorbike: Da Lat surely can be reached by motorbike from Saigon, the trip takes a full day. It is a great experience to ride through tea plantations, pine hills… as you approach Da Lat.

By bicycle: Road trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat by bicycle should take a few days. It is a hard adventure and requires good physical exertion and great cycling passion.