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Dalat is one of the most romantic cities in Vietnam and was recommended a lot by travelers visiting here. There are many ways to travel to Dalat, and the fastest definitely is by airway. In this article, let’s discover the Lien Khuong International Airport in Dalat with BestPrice Travel.

Da Lat Airport

Intro of Dalat (Lien Khuong) Airport

Dalat Airport, also known as Lien Khuong International Airport, is located about 30 km to the south of Da Lat City Centre. The airport is adjacent to the north of Highway 27 to Dak Lak, northeast borders Highway 22 to Da Lat, west and south with the hills and valleys. Lien Khuong Airport's altitude is 962m above sea level. It serves mostly regional airlines with direct flights connecting Da Lat with Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue, and Hai Phong.

Lien Khuong Airport was built by the French colonists in 1933 with a 700-meter-long soil runway. From 1956 - 1960 American army reconstructed and upgraded Lien Khuong Airport with completed facilities. The infrastructure is quite complete, the terminal was designed in French architecture, with three stories. 

Originally, Lien Khuong Airport was opened for military purposes only. From 1981 - 1985 Lien Khuong Airport served civil service flights with the Ho Chi Minh City - Lien Khuong route, then Hue - Lien Khuong and Hanoi - Lien Khuong.

Da Lat Airport (Lien Khuong Airport)

Da Lat Airport (Lien Khuong Airport)


The Airport has three floors, with a total floor area of 12,400 m², and is designed in the image of the wild sunflowers, the typical flower of the highlands of Dalat city. Lien Khuong Airport has a runway 2,350 meters long and 37 meters wide. One taxiway is 94 meters long and 19 meters wide. The apron has an area of 23,100m2 with 5 parking positions for ATR 72 and Fokker 70 aircraft. The car parking area has an area of 1,478m2. 

The passenger terminal has an area of 1,000 square meters. Ground service equipment includes aircraft charging vehicles, passenger cars, cargo vehicles, ambulances, and fire trucks.

Dalat Airport Structure

Dalat Airport Structure

Airlines And Flights

Nowadays, you can easily fly to Dalat every day, and the schedule is very flexible so that you can choose any time that fits your travel plan. 

Look at the table below to know all airports providing direct flights from and to Dalat.




Kuala Lumpur - International

Bamboo Airways

Can Tho, Da Nang, Hanoi,  Vinh

Korean Air

Seoul - Incheon

Pacific Airlines

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Qingdao Airlines


Thai Vietjet Air

Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi

VietJet Air

Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul - Incheon, Vinh

Vietnam Airlines

Can Tho,  Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue,  Phu Quoc, Thanh Hoa, Vinh


How to Get to Lien Khuong Airport from Da Lat City Center

For getting from Dalat Airport to the city center, there are several transportation options such as Airport shuttle bus, Taxi, and Private Car Transfer.

By Airport Bus

  • Price range: 50,000 VND (~ US $2) per person
  • Originate from: Phuong Trang office - 2 Le Quy Don Street, Ward 1, Da Lat City, Lam Dong

The Airport Bus is the most cost-effective way to travel from Lien Khuong Airport to the city center or vice versa. The company operates 29-seat buses that are spacious, clean, and comfortable.

Taking the airport bus is best suited for solo travelers with limited luggage. Airport Bus is also useful for those who want to stay close to the city center. If you have booked a hotel or resort outside of the city center or in a mountain village, you should take another mode of transportation from Dalat Airport to your lodging.

As Ngoc Phat Hotel is no longer a fixed stop, the bus will originate from the Phuong Trang office and go to Dalat Intercity Bus Station to pick up more passengers (be noted that the bus only stops for a few minutes). The bus ticket can be purchased from the ticketing staff when you are aboard the bus.

Lien Khuong Airport To Da Lat By Airport Bus

Lien Khuong Airport To Da Lat By Airport Bus

By Taxi

  • Price range: From 250,000 VND (~ US $11)

Taking a taxi from Lien Khuong Airport to Dalat City is another popular option. Taxis are more convenient, travel faster, and save time because you do not have to wait for them to depart, as you would with an airport bus.

All taxi companies at Lien Khuong Airport limit the distance between the airport and Dalat to 35 kilometers. If you travel further, the price will automatically increase and you will have to pay much more.

Several taxi companies are operating at Lien Khuong Airport so you can choose from companies such as Mai Linh Taxi, Taxi Lado, Thang Loi Taxi, and Taxi Dalat.

Transfer By Taxi From Lien Khuong Airport To Da Lat City

Transfer By Taxi From Lien Khuong Airport To Da Lat City

By Private Transfer

Using a private transfer from Lien Khuong Airport to any destination in Dalat is the best option, and many tourists prefer to use this service due to its comfort and convenience. Private airport transfers are ideal for large groups because you can book the best vehicle for your needs. When you arrive at the airport, you will easily locate the car and driver who will take you directly to the door of your hotel. Because the trip is prepaid, you won't have to worry about exchanging currency or being overcharged. A private transfer from Lien Khuong Airport to Dalat or vice versa is a very convenient way to travel.

Transfer From Lien Khuong Airport To Dalat City


Da Lat is a really great place to get away from busy and crowded cities, and flying to is really easy now. Hope that this article provides you with the necessary information about this airport.

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Da Lat Airport Map

Questions & Answers (5)

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You mentioned in the above article that Dalat airport bus to Dalat city cost VND40k and vice versa. Where are the various pick up in Dalat city for airport bus to go to Dalat airport and what is the cost?


Hi, based on the information I've found, Ngoc Phat Hotel is no longer a fixed stop for the airport bus. In Dalat City, airport buses originate from the Phuong Trang office and go to Dalat Intercity Bus Station to pick up more passengers (be noted that the bus only stops for a few minutes). The price for an airport bus from Dalat City to Dalat Airport is around 50,000 VND (~ US $2 /pax).

However, if you have big luggage, taking a van /SUV transfer will be a better option. For more information, you can click HERE to see the price and car's facilities.

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Is there a luggage storage in the airport?


No sorry

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I find 2 ticket from dalat to can tho ơn Jan 2rd 2023 Plesae send to me information Thank you for your help

@Peter phan:

We have no direct bus to Can Tho, you need to transit in Saigon.

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is there an hours table when the shuttle is leaving from the city ??


There are many company providing shuttle bus from Dalat city centre, therefore, their shuttle bus's schedules may be changed due to daily circumstance. You should contact the shuttle bus providers directly to ask and book for the seats at the time you want. Please note that the real pick-up time may be earlier or later than the time you want and you will only know if they pick-up on time or not when the driver call you directly to date the pick-up time.

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Could i take shuttle bus from dalat city to lien khuong airport on early morning? My flight will departure on 7.35 am

@Hathapong Wongnang:

Yes when you arrive, go out of airport you will see many airport shuttle that can bring you back to city center with cost about 5 USD/person

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