How to Get to Dalat from Mui Ne?

July 16, 2021 - 683 views

Da Lat and Mui Ne are pretty close to one another, but the weather is different. Dalat has cool weather all year round while Mui Ne is full of sunshine. These two beautiful places are always on the list of must-see places in Center Vietnam. Surely a lot of tourists look for ways to travel between them. Let's find the best way to travel to Da Lat from Mui Ne in this article!

Da Lat is a beautiful mountain town known for its flowers, coffee, strawberries, and fresh air, and Mui Ne is famous for its long stretches of white sand, blue sea, and rows of coconut trees. Both destinations are interested in thousand tourists. They always looking for the distance and the best way to transfer between them. Please follow our article to find all answers.

Distance and travel time from Mui Ne to Dalat

The distance from Dalat to Mui Ne is about 156 kilometres, and it takes 4 -5 hours to travel by bus. Most of the drive from Dalat to Mui Ne is downhill, and you will see a few hairpins turns, that is great when you travel on the bus with the windows open. The view is wonderful, changing from rolling hills to coastal views.  

The bus becomes a very popular choice for tourists travelling on this route thanks to its affordable price and good availability. There are many buses running on this route daily, the price starts from 120,000 VND per person. They are direct buses with several stops on the way for food and W.C. The pick up and drop off point is often in the city centre.

Da Lat to Mui Ne routes

Best ways to get to Dalat from Mui Ne

The best way to travel from Mui Ne to Dalat is by bus! However, to choose the most suitable bus for your journey would be quite confusing as there are three main types of buses for you to choose from as below:

1. Shuttle bus

Most of the shuttle buses from Mui Ne to Dalat are limousine buses, which can have a maximum of 12 seats. The limousine has reclining seats and is equipped with a lot of modern amenities, strong Wi-Fi, and a high-class air-conditioning system to create an extremely luxurious travel atmosphere, making the trip more comfortable, convenient, and luxurious. The shuttle bus takes only 4 hours, and you should book in advance.

Below are the top shuttle bus brands:

No Brand Types Schedule Prices
1 Catthienhai Travel 12 seats   250,000 VND/person
2 Thai Duong limousine 12 seats 3-4 times per day from 6:00 to 23:00 320,000 VND/person
3 Minh Tri limousine 12 seats 2 times per day at 12:00 and 23:00 250,000 VND/ person
4 Thinh Phat Limousine 7 seats every hour from 6:00 to 23:00 350,000 VND/ person
5 Minh Hung Limousine 12 seats   200,000 VND/person


Mui Ne to Da Lat shuttle bus


Sleeper bus

The sleeper bus is often a 40 or 45 seat bus, and there are many direct sleeper buses from Mui Ne to Dalat for you to choose from. The bus makes several stops for food and W.C. This kind of bus has an upper and a lower bank of beds and often has three across. They are not as comfortable as a bed, but the backs are reclined at a fixed angle. The sleeper bus has enough space for you to stretch your legs out flat. This kind of bus is more comfortable than a regular deluxe bus.

Below are the top sleeper bus brands:

No Brand Types Schedule Prices
1 An Phu Travel 40 seats 7:30, 10:00, 15:30 150,000 VND/ person
2 Thanh Lich 40 seats 7:00, 13:00 140,000 VND/person
3 Tam Hanh Travel 40 seats   120,000 VND/ person


Mui ne to Da Lat sleeper bus


Open bus

Hop on hop off bus is the most convenient and cheapest means of transportation to travel within famous places in Vietnam as it allows you to stop at these places for few days, before continuing to travel. The bus ticket is affordable, only 50 USD to travel the whole country, from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne, Dalat, Nha Trang, Hoian, Hue, Phong Nha, Ninh Binh, Hanoi. The open bus ticket is often valid for one month, and you need to confirm the following trip a few days in advance. Hop on hop off bus from Mui Ne to Dalat is often seat bus as it is a short distance and it has fewer customers than other routes.

Mui Ne to Da lat open bus

Below is the top open bus brands in Vietnam:

No Brand Schedule Prices
1 Sinh Cafe Open Bus 7:30, 13:00 170,000 VND
2 Hanh Cafe Open Bus Company 7:30, 13:00 120,000 VND

Local tips to transport Mui Ne to Dalat

Buying the ticket

Through the bus supplier: You will need to contact the supplier or go to the bus office to book the ticket. The price of booking with them is almost the same if you book through a travel agency. 

Through hotel reception: The hotel receptionist will help you to communicate with the bus supplier, send you all the detail you need for the bus trip. However, the price can be higher than booking through bus suppliers or travel agencies

Through travel agencies: Booking through them, you will have a good price, be well informed with all the detail for the bus trip. They will be able to rearrange other services if you book through them in case of bus delays or cancellations. 

Mui Ne to Da Lat

Packing the luggage

  • The temperature on the bus can vary, it can become very chilly. Therefore, do not forget to bring a light sweater or a scarf on board with you.
  • Carry your own meals if you can not eat local food. 
  • Your big backpack or bag will be stowed in the hold underneath the bus, so keep your day pack and valuables with you at all times.
  • Carry some cash or a credit card in case of an emergency.
  • Pack an eye mask and earplugs to help aid sleep if you travel on an overnight bus. or bing some music, laptops, smartphones if you can not sleep on the bus.
  • Wear flip-flops to easily get on and off the bus quickly as you need to put out your shoes when getting into the bus.

On the bus

  • Be positive, calm, and friendly in your interactions with drivers and ticket sellers and you’ll always be respected and friendly from them.
  • Do not forget to get back the bus in time when the bus stop for W.C or meals.
  • You can write down your address, so the driver can drop off you at the closest place to your address. 
  • Use google to find the way from the drop-off point to your address, and check the price for a taxi or motorbike taxi. 

Getting out of the bus

When you get out of the bus, there will be motor-taxi or taxi drivers waiting for you. They can bring you to the wrong places to get a commission from the hotel, they can charge you more money than usual. Use the knowledge you get when searching the price on the bus to bargain with them. Check with few drivers before choosing one.

All in all, the bus is the most effective way to travel from Dalat to Mui Ne. Hope that you find one which is best for you. If there is anything you need to help like booking the bus ticket, hotel accommodation, or tour or the whole country of Vietnam tours, do not hesitate to let us know.



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