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Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat Bus: Brands, Schedules & Prices

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Travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat is quite easy, the bus is the most popular way as it is cheap, convenient, and less time-consuming than other kinds of transportation.  If you plan to get to do not miss this article: Saigon to Dalat Bus: Brands, Schedules, and Prices. You will find useful information, so keep reading.

About Ho Chi Minh to Dalat bus

The distance from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat is about 300 kilometres, and there are many options to travel between these two cities. The bus is the cheapest & convenient option and takes around 7 to 8 hours to complete the journey. Some buses offer free pick up at your hotel and transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel in Dalat city centre. Some only pickup customers at the bus station and keep collecting customers on the way to Dalat. There are about 100 buses departing daily. The buses can be 16-seat buses, 28-seat buses, or 45-seat buses. You can choose either a sleeper bus or a seated bus.

For luxurious travel, you can take a limousine bus. When using this service, you will be treated like a VIP in a limousine equipped with reclining seats and various modern amenities. The limousine is suitable if you travel in a group of a maximum of 9 people, you will be met at a specified location at your preferred time. The travel time is also shortened to 6-7 hours.

Ho Chi Minh to Da lat bus


Saigon to Dalat Bus: Brands, Schedules, and Prices

As mention above there are several bus types transfer from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat, let's learn each option below:

Sleeper bus

The sleeper bus is very popular on this route, as you will be travelling for about 8 hours. It is a double-deck coach equipped with fixed berths and a capacity for 40–46 passengers. These are quite comfortable so you can sleep during most part of the journey.

Bus providers Pick-up time Pick up location Drop off location Price (VND)
Phuong Trang Every 30 minutes Phuong Trang Saigon Office No 1, To Hien Thanh Street, Da Lat From 240,000
Thanh Binh Xanh 5:40, 20:40 26B BA GIA, Tan Binh, Binh Duong 43 Hùng Vương, Da Lat From 180,000
The Sinh tourist 7:00 246 - 248 De Tham Street, Dist.1 22 Bui Thi Xuan, Da Lat From 290,000

Pros: You can lie down, sleep in the sleeper bus

Cons: You will need to share the bus with many other customers, so it is noisy on the bus

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat sleeper bus


Seated bus

The seated bus is often cheaper than a sleeper bus. It can be a 16, 28, or 45 seat bus. The seated bus is a good choice for tourists who are not familiar with a sleeper bus

Bus providers Pick-up time Drop off time Pick up location Drop off location Price (VND)
Quynh Nhu 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 8 hours     180,000
Xuan Hung 8:00, 13:00 8 hours     150,000
Thao Tam 4:15, 5:15 8 hours     160,000
Minh Thu 6:30 8 hours     150,000
Duy Quang 9:00 8 hours     170,000


Limousine bus

Limousine bus is a more luxury option when comparing with seat and sleeping bus. The limousine is a bit more expensive than a normal bus, but it is much more comfortable and can shorten your travel time. The limousine often offers door-to-door service, as well. They are often redesigned from 16 seat cars, which creates spacious and large seats. The limousines are equipped with Wifi, a USB charging port near the seats, a large 21-inch LED screen and free wet tissue with mineral water. The seats are designed to slip down with the adjustment buttons. 

Bus providers Pick-up time Pick up location Drop off location Price (VND)
Nguyen Kim Limousine 9:00, 23:00 31 Tran Trieu Luat, Tan Binh. Da Lat Intercity Bus Station No. 1 To Hien Thanh, Ward 3, Da Lat, Lam Dong From 379,000
Minh Tri Limousine 9:00, 12:00, 23:00 Parking lot Area C30 Lot B5, 230 Thanh Thai, Ward 14, District 10 D11, KQH Hoang Dieu, Ward 5, Da L From 280,000
Thinh Phat 9:00, 10:00, 21:00     From 350,000
Vy Van  10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 23:00 83/16 Thoai Ngoc Hau, Hoa Thanh Ward, Tan Phu E2, KQH Hoang Dieu, Ward 5, Dalat From 250,000
Dan Anh bus 11:00, 22:00 Dam Sen Cultural Park, No. 5 Hoa Binh Street, Saigo No. 54 Mai Anh Dao, Da Lat From 250,000

Pros: It is one of the best ways to travel. It is comfortable, at a reasonable price

Cons: You will need to share the shuttle bus with other people and need to book the bus early in advance

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat limousine bus

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat limousine bus


Local tips for the best Saigon to Dalat bus trip

Buying the bus ticket

  • Choose the lower deck if you easily get carsickness. 
  • Choose the seats in the middle of the bus to avoid being disturbed when the door is open
  • The seats at the back of the bus are often hotter than others as it is the place where the bus engine is located. Sitting at the back, you will need to share the seats with strangers.
  • If you do not stay in the city centre, you should choose the bus providers which have free pick up from your hotel. 
  • You should book a night bus departing from Saigon so you can reach Da Lat in the morning
  • Check the arrival bus stop carefully before booking

Being on the bus

  • Carry your handbag to put valuable, fragile items there
  • The bus will stop for the restroom and food. You can choose to bring your own food or try out local food. But double-check if the food is in good condition
  • Always fasten your seatbelt.

All in all, the bus is the most economical way to get from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat. If you need any more information about this kind of transfer or help to arrange tours, and accommodation in Dalat, or Ho Chi Minh City, do not hesitate to contact BestPrice Travel

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I am going to get a VIP Limousine bus from Dalat to Ho Chi Minh end of May. There are many buses company out there.. could you recommend one bus company which their bus have longest bed because my husband quite tall. I worry he can’t stretch his feet. And hope there have the more comfortable bed because we are travel with my 7yo son. Also can you please recommend which bus company to choose which provide pick up from Dalat hotel and drop off to Ho Chi Minh hotel? Thank you so much!!????


Hi! Actually, beds on limousine sleeper bus between Dalat - Ho Chi Minh are usually in same size (around 1.6m long). For the most comfortable bed, you should try Trong Minh or Kumho Samco Limousine sleeper bus.

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Hi, may I know how many days in advance to book the vip limousine van from HCM to Dalat. Planning in mid November, for 4 pax. Pls give me a return price for 4 pax. Preferably in your currency. Thanks

@Agnes chew:

Hi! You should book for the vip limousine van in advance at least 2-3 days before your trip if traveling in November. The returned ticket price at present is about 1,200,000 VND/pax (about USD 50/pax). Please note that as your trip is at the end of this year, the price may change due to the rise of costs.

If you want to book the service, please contact us through: sales@bestpricetravel.com or Whatsapp: +84904699428

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How do you see where the busses are located if you are not getting picked up?

@Simon Wemmelund:

Afterbooking bus we will send you adress pick up & time.

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Are there any night buses that will pick me up from Ho Chi Minh airport on Friday Oct. 7?


There is no bus from Airport directly to Dalat now. If you need the other request. Please do not hesitate to contact me any time. 

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