From HCMC, taking the inland (Hwy 20) route to Dalat via Bao Loc and Di Linh is faster than taking the coastal route (Hwy 1A) via Ngoan Muc Pass.
The following are road distances from Dalat: Di Linh (82km), Nha Trang (205km), Phan Rang (108km), Phan Thiet (247km) and HCMC (308km). There are secondary roads connecting Dalat to Buon Ma Thuot and other parts of the central highlands
Getting to Dalat:
Getting to Dalat is quite easy for the tourists who want to venture out on Dalat Tours. The city of Dalat is situated in the south Central highlands of Vietnam and there are various ways with the assistance of which the tourists can reach there. The history of the city dates back to the year 1912 and over the years the transportation system of the place has gradually developed.
By air: The travelers can reach the city of Dalat by plane to the Dalat Airport which is also referred to as the Lien Khoung Airport. The premier airlines which operates its flights over there is the Vietnam Airlines which goes to the different cities of Hanoi and Saigon to name a few. The countries of Singapore and Thailand are also connected to the airport and passengers can arrive on board Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines.
By bus: The operation of buses from various parts of Dalat is also quite good. The long distance bus service comes to the city from the capital of Hanoi. The bus services also come here from the other parts of Vietnam. The journey from Ho Chi Min city to Dalat takes a period of seven hours. If the guests decide to come from Nha Trang the journey will take four hours at the most.
Bisides that Dalat’s long distance bus station (Street: 3 Thang 4) is 1km south of Xuan Huong Lake, although many private services will (if asked) pick up and drop off at the hotel of your choice. Services are available to most of the country, including several to HCMC (six to seven hours), Phan Rang (4½ hours), Nha Trang (seven hours) and Buon Ma Thuot (four hours).
At the Eastern bus station, you can go at anytime of the day, each trip is an hour apart. Last bus leaves the station at 17 pm, so you should not go too late. It will take 6 to 7 hours to go from the Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat.
By car: The city of Dalat is also accessible by car. The national highway transportation of Vietnam connects the city from the other important parts of the country. The highway has been built recently and the cars can come to the city quite fast.
This is the most convenient and comfortable vehicle, suitable for those who travel in excursions, as they can watch many beautiful landscapes.
- From Ho Chi Minh City, you go along the National Highway 1A to the Dau Giay intersection, and then turned onto Highway 20 to Dalat city. The road from Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City is 306km.
- If you go from the Central area, you go to Phan Rang, along Highway 11, go to the Ngoan Muc Pass and go the Dran pass to Trai Mat you will go to Dalat (or can travel Thanh My to Finom then turn right to follow international Highway 20). The road from Phan Rang to Dalat is 120 km long.
Taxi in Dalat
Taxis are easy to find; if you need to call for one, try Mai Linh or Dalat Taxi Daily car rentals (with a driver) cost around US$40; ask your hotel or try Dalat Travel Service.
TAXI - (0633) 828 829
Address: 26 Thien Y, Da lat City
TAXI - (0633) 823 143
Address: 1 Le Dai Hanh, Da lat City
THANG LOI TAXI - (0633) 830 830 - 55 77 77
Address: 2B Hai Ba Trung, Da lat City
MAI LINH TAXI - (0633) 511 111
Address: 18 Nguyen Van Cu, Da lat City
BAO LOC TAXI - (0633) 733 733 - 711 711
Address: 74 Huynh Thuc Khang, Bao Loc Town