Da Nang to Da Lat: Flights or Bus, Which one is better?

December 15, 2023 - 1164 views

Many tourists think of Dalat after their time in Danang, therefore travelling from Danang to Dalat is easy. The most popular means of transfer are flight and bus. Follow our article about Da Nang to Dalat transfer to find the one which is best for you.

Danang and Dalat are two famous tourist attractions in the centre of Vietnam. Da Nang is the third-largest, which processes one of the most innovative skylines as well as some gorges sandy beaches. Situated on the legendary Lang Biang plateau, Dalat captivates tourists by its dreamy beauty, numerous interesting things awaiting tourists to explore.

Distance and travel time from Da Nang to Dalat

The distance from Danang to Dalat is 657 kilometres and takes you about 1.05-hour transfer by flight and about 15 hours transfer by bus. Since it quite far distance most travellers will choose a flight to transfer. However, some of them prefer to learn more about local and beautiful scenery along the way they choose to travel by bus. Let's keep reading to learn about each transportation type below.

Da Nang to Da Lat maps

Best ways to get from Da Nang to Dalat

Flight and bus are the most popular ways to travel from Danang to Dalat. Please see the detail for each means of transportation below

Danang to Dalat By Flight

There are 8 direct flights run by Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Bamboo airways from Danang to Dalat daily. The average flight time is 1 hour and 5 minutes. The price often varies from 600,000 VND to 1,300,000 VND per way. The number of flights on this route is expected to increase as there are more and more people interested in Dalat.

  • Vietjet Air tickets: The price starts from 610,000 VND/way. There are 3 Vietjet air flights departing at 12:25, 15:45, and 10:20 daily.
  • Vietnam Airlines: The price starts from 740,000 VND/way. This airline operates 4 flights per day, departing at 5:50 am, 7:20 am, 11:05 am, 13:05 am, and 14:25 pm.
  • Bamboo Airways: The cheapest price is 600,000 VND/way, it has only one flight per day, departing at 7:30 am.

Flights to Da Lat will start from Danang International Airport (DAD) located in Hai Chau District, nearby City Center about 3km and bring you to Lien Khuong Airport located at Highway 20, Lien Nghia Town, Duc Trong district, Lam Dong province. It's about 30km from Lien Khuong airport to Da Lat city.

From Lien Khuong Airport it is easy to take a taxi or bus transfer back to Da lat city. Taxi is the fastest way to travel. It is a door-to-door service, and you need to pay 250,000-300,000 VND. The price is good if you have a lot of luggage or travel in a group of more than 3 people

The bus is the ideal choice when you are travelling alone or have little luggage. Da Lat has a fairly modern bus system. For example, the Airport Shuttle operates from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for 40,000 VND/way. Or you can choose the public bus with the price from 4,000 - 10,000 VND.

Da nang to Da Lat flight

Da Nang to Da Lat flight


Danang to Dalat By Bus

There are many buses from Danang to Dalat daily. Most of them are sleeper buses. You will need about 15 hours to travel. It is a good idea to book the bus departing at 16:00, 16:30, then arriving in Dalat at around 7:00, just in time for checking in at Dalat market. The price for a bus ticket starts from 260,000 VND per person.

Below are top bus providers from Danang to Dalat route:

No Bus operators Departure Pick Up Drop Off Price

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16:00 1133 Ngo Quyen, Da Nang 2/6 Ngo Quyen, Da Lat 370,000 VND
2 Ha Linh bus 18:00 185 Ton Duc Thang, Da Nang 24 Phan Boi Chau, Da Lat 260,000 VND
3 Thanh Thuy Bus 13:00, 17:00 106 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hai Chau, Da Nang 281 Nguyen Tu Luc, Da Lat 270,000 VND


If you decide to travel by bus you should aware that most drivers could not speak English and you have to make clear with the driver about time available in restop or know exactly transfer way from pick up/ drop off point to your hotel.

Dannag to Dalat bus

Tips to transport to Dalat from Da Nang

Each kind of transfer has its own pros and cons, depending on your budget and time, you can choose a suitable way to transfer.

A bus is a good option for budget tourists, as it is at a reasonable price. Moreover, an overnight bus can save your money for booking a night accommodation. However, the bus is not a good option for those who have difficulty sleeping.

Flight is fast, convenient, however, it is more expensive than travelling by bus. Besides the flight ticket, you will need to pay for the transfer to and from the airport.

No matter what kind of transfer, these beautiful cities will not disappoint you. If you are wishing to book a transfer between these two cities, tours in Dalat, and Danang, we are more than happy to help. Do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

Jenny Tran

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Hi! You are talking about multiple direct flights from danang to dalat but I can’t find a single one. Is this normal? Have this changed? Thank you

@Daphne Lemieux-Sarrasin:

Hi! Unfortunately, at present, there's no direct flight available from Da Nang to Da Lat, you should consider to get to HCMC first then get to Da Lat from there.

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