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Da Lat to Hoi An: 4 ways to transfer between these locations

28/03/2024 5.790

From Da Lat to Hoi An is a scenic route awaiting visitors. From air travel to road trips, find out everything you need to know through this guide.

Da Lat to Hoi An

Embarking on a journey from Da Lat to Hoi An is a dream for many travelers. This route promises not only breathtaking landscapes but also a tapestry of cultural experiences. While Da Lat boasts a cool climate, stunning landscapes, and colonial architecture, Hoi An enchants visitors with its ancient town, lantern-lit streets, and rich heritage. Join us as we delve into the various transportation options and expert tips to make your trip from Da Lat to Hoi An an unforgettable experience.

1. Distance & travel time from Da Lat to Hoi An

Traversing from the misty hills of Da Lat to the ancient streets of Hoi An offers a mesmerizing journey through Vietnam's diverse landscapes. The journey from Da Lat to Hoi An spans over 600 kilometers, taking approximately 12 hours of continuous driving by car. However, for those seeking a quicker option, air travel proves to be the most efficient, with flights covering the distance in about 5 hours.

2. How to get from Da Lat to Hoi An?

2.1. By airplane

Your flight will depart from Da Lat Airport, also known as Lien Khuong Airport (DLI) in Da Lat. As Hoi An does not have a dedicated airport, the flight will land at Da Nang International Airport (DAD), the nearest airport to Hoi An. After landing, you will make your way from Da Nang to Hoi An.

Da Lat to Hoi An
  • From Da Lat to Da Nang: Direct flights are not available; however, connecting flights with layovers at Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) or Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) are common. Ticket prices for these flights typically start from 3,000,000 VND per one-way ticket. Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air are 2 popular airlines in Vietnam that operate on this route.
  • From Da Nang to Hoi An: The distance between Da Nang and Hoi An is approximately 30 kilometers, which can be covered in a 50-minute drive. Due to this convenient proximity, many travelers opt to explore both Hoi An and Da Nang during their trip. To go from Da Nang to Hoi An, travelers have various means, such as motorbike, bus, taxi, and rental car.

2.2. By coach

Here are some popular coach companies operating on the route from Da Lat to Hoi An:


Type of vehicle

Travel time


An Phu Travel

44-seater sleeper bus

12 hrs 5 mins

From 400,000 VND

Tan Kim Chi

24-seater sleeper bus with double-bed cabins

12 hrs 5 mins

From 700,000 VND

Queen Cafe

34-seater sleeper bus

13 hrs 40 mins

From 400,000 VND

Thanh Thuy

34-seater sleeper bus

14 hrs

From 400,000 VND


Da Lat to Hoi An

2.3. By rental car

If you prefer the freedom of a self-drive adventure from Da Lat to Hoi An, you have two main routes to choose from: National Road 1A or National Road 24. The National Road 1A route is favored by many for its shorter length, taking approximately 11 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

2.4. By train

Traveling by train offers a scenic experience. However, there is no train from Da Lat to Hoi An, as Da Lat Train Station now only caters to tourist activities. If you want to take the train, you will need to make your way from Da Lat to Phan Rang - Thap Cham City. There, you will catch a train from Thap Cham Train Station to Tam Ky Train Station in Quang Nam Province. From Tam Ky, it's a short journey to Hoi An.

From Thap Cham Train Station, there are three train departures: SE8 (departing at 12:04 pm), SE22 (departing at 5:12 pm), and SE6 (departing at 9:10 pm). The journey from Thap Cham to Tam Ky will take approximately 11 hours.

To get from Da Lat to Thap Cham Train Station and from Tam Ky Train Station to Hoi An, you can take a taxi or bus ride. The distance from Da Lat to Thap Cham Train Station is about 100 kilometers, which takes around 2.5 hours to cover by road. The distance from Tam Ky Train Station to Hoi An is about 50 kilometers, which takes around an hour to cover by road.

Da Lat to Hoi An

>>> Check out this detailed Hoi An itinerary to plan your trip in advance!

3. FAQs about traveling from Da Lat to Hoi An

3.1. When is the cheapest time to fly from Da Lat to Hoi An?

According to Skyscanner, flights from Da Lat to Da Nang are typically cheapest in September. To secure affordable flight tickets to Da Nang, consider the following tips:

  • Opt for flights during off-peak hours, such as early morning or late evening, to maximize savings.
  • Purchase tickets at least 1-2 months in advance of your travel date.
  • Consider booking round-trip tickets for the best prices.
  • Stay updated on the latest flight information, fares, and promotions by visiting the official websites of the airlines.

3.2. What to prepare for a road trip from Da Lat to Hoi An?

To ensure a perfect journey, it's essential to prepare your luggage effectively. Here's a checklist of essential items to bring:

  • Identification documents
  • Cash and bank cards
  • Sunscreen
  • Medications
  • Umbrellas and raincoats
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Power banks
  • Universal plug adapters
Da Lat to Hoi An

The journey from Da Lat to Hoi An opens doors to a world of adventure, cultural discovery, and natural beauty. Whether you choose to soar through the skies, cruise along scenic highways, or traverse by rail, each mode of transportation offers its own unique charm. With careful planning and preparation, your trip from Da Lat to Hoi An is sure to be filled with unforgettable moments and cherished memories. 

In Hoi An, different attractions await visitors amidst the cobblestone streets and ancient architecture of the UNESCO-listed Ancient Town. They are Hoi An Ancient Town, Quan Cong Temple, Japanese Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, Cantonese Assembly Hall, Fujian Assembly Hall, My Son Sanctuary, Hoi An Coconut Village, Cham Islands, and VinWonders Nam Hoi An - a premier amusement park that offers thrills for all ages.

Amidst the beauty of Hoi An, visitors are recommended to indulge in a lavish retreat at Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An. Nestled amidst lush landscapes and overlooking the shimmering waters, this exquisite resort offers unparalleled luxury and comfort. Here, you can immerse yourself in world-class amenities, rejuvenate your senses at a spa, and savor delectable culinary delights crafted by master chefs.

Da Lat to Hoi An

*As you prepare for your journey from Da Lat to Hoi An, remember that the information provided serves as a mere guide. For the most up-to-date details, we encourage you to contact the transportation service providers directly.

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