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Dalat to Nha Trang

Posted by MorrieC on 2/1/2011 at 23:56

Six of us will be traveling together in early March and would like to go from Dalat to Nha Trang .

How long will this trip take? Can we hire a driver and a car in Dalat to drive us to Nha Trang or will we need to travel by other means?

Thank you

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Posted by JiroIsCounting on 3/1/2011 at 08:19

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Not sure about renting a car....maybe cheaper , since you are 6...

From DALAT to Nha Trang 5-6 hours by bus...They said there is a new road now, and travel time is only 2-3 hours (not sure about this though)...

Travel Safe and Enjoy...

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Posted by duong on 3/1/2011 at 16:21

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There are a new road to connect Dalat and Nha Trang and it will take around 5 hours to get to Nha Trang from Dalat.

You could take the public bus ( big bus with AC) it is quite convenience for you and it is the cheapest kind of transfer.

Or you could ask your reception ( at your hotel in Dalat) to arrange a private transfer for 6 of you. They will arrange a mini van ( 16 seater vehicle) for you. Of course, the cost is much higher than the public bus.

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Posted by MorrieC on 3/1/2011 at 20:00

Thank you for the information. This is great help in planing our trip.


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Posted by vietnamrum on 1/2/2011 at 10:06

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On Jan 29th I returned to Nha Trang after 6 nights in Dalat. I traveled by motorbike. My girlfriend normally makes it 4.5 hours but i took closer to 7 with her on the back of the bike.

We had 2 stops for coffee and took loads of photos.

The rerurn trip there was a landslide blocking the road. More info and photos at:-

There is a new highway for part of the way. They are extending it. When we were going to Dalat this part was bad due to the mud and water combination. About an hour from Nha trang where you turn to go towards Dalat the road has lots of pot wholes for several ks.

There are buses to / from Dalat/Nha Trang. Yip you can rent a vehicle/driver or taxi.
Take warm clothes. You can buy there. Huge market area.

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Posted by Randy on 5/2/2011 at 23:25

..Here is experience from Randy, Canada about Dalat, NhaTrang. From Saigon, I and my wife took a train to NhaTrang, night train with sleeper cabin enough for 4 to 5 people, door could be locked from inside, window with steel grid, total safe. We ended up in Nhatrang around 5am. After a few days there, we took the bus to Dalat through NgoanMuc pass, beautiful scenery. Arriving to Dalat, we pick a hotel a few blocks away from tourist area, cheap, air conditioning, but you wouldn't want AC due to cold weather at night time. We rented a Honda Future, I believe 100cc,(5US per day and the bike was almost brand-new) exploring all kinds of surroundings. And we found out, the most beautiful waterfalls are not accessible by buses, beauti...beautiful scenes without human presence even fewer than 2 tourists around, but I'm a little bit scare for...some tigers coming out from bushes us. We camped there for whole day, swimming under the waterfall and enjoy picnic carried with us, (no shops, restaurants within 5km around) To me and my wife, we are fan of motorcycling at anytime possible. So, I am total satisfied with DaLat, NhaTrang travelling..Remember, have a light jacket(you can buy them at Dalat market, super cheap) when strolling around XuanHuong lake at evening or you might catch the cold more fun. Raincoats are super cheap and were sold every where around streets of Dalat. Make sure to enjoy all good foods at DaLat market. I love those foods sitting outdoor, enjoy the lively streets and too many different foods to choose from within...a few steps. Before leaving Dalat, do not forget to buy Vietnamese famous coffee right in DaLat market or you'll regret later when you realize you missed the opportunity. Myself, I bought 5 kilograms of coffee and found out still...NOT ENOUGH due to the sharing with friends back home! Cheer and wish you all have good trip.

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