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.
Dalat Airport, also known as Lien Khuong International Airport, is located about 30km 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 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 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.
The Airport has three floors, with a total floor area of 12,400 m², 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. 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
Nowadays, you can easily fly to Dalat every day, and the schedule is very and 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.
Can Tho, Da Nang, Hanoi, Vinh
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Thai Vietjet Air
Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul–Incheon, Vinh
Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Phu Quoc, Thanh Hoa, Vinh
For getting from Dalat Airport to City centre, there are several transportation options such as Airport shuttle bus, Taxi and Private Car Transfer.
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.
The bus will stop at the Ngoc Phat Dalat Hotel, so unless you are staying there, you will need to take a taxi or walk to your accommodation. For a one-way trip from Lien Khuong Airport to Dalat and vice versa, the Airport Bus ticket costs 40,000 VND per person. The bus ticket can be purchased from the ticketing staff who is stationed near the bus departure point.
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.
Taxis from Dalat Airport to Dalat typically cost between 250,000 VND and 350,000 VND, depending on the taxi company and the type of car you select. 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 city
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.
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 provided you with the necessary information about this airport.
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