Dalat is a hilltown tucked away in the Vietnamese central highlands. The town exudes an old-world European charm mixed with Vietnamese aesthetics. It has been a popular destination since French colonial times because of its pleasant weather, beautiful hills, exquisite pagodas, and picturesque lakes.
Domestic airlines that fly to Dalat
The Lien Khuong Airport is the closest airport to Dalat. It is one of the largest international airports in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and serves 1.6 million passengers every year. Currently, four domestic airlines fly to Dalat: VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, and Pacific Airlines.
Popular flight routes to Lien Khuong Airport
The most popular flight routes to Dalat are:
- Hanoi (HAN) to Dalat (DLI): Costs 1,200,000 - 2,000,000 VND. Flight time: 1 hour and 50 minutes.
- Ho Chi Minh (SGN) to Dalat (DLI): Costs 450,000 to 1,500,000 VND. Flight time: 50 minutes.
Besides Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, you can also fly to Lien Khuong Airport from Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Vinh, Hue, and Thanh Hoa.
How to travel from Lien Khuong Airport to Dalat city center?
Lien Khuong Airport is located 33 km away from Dalat. It takes around 40 minutes to reach the city. There are three main options to travel from the airport to Dalat city center- taxis, bus, airport shuttle service.
Taxis are a convenient way to travel to the city center. However, it is usually the most expensive out of the three options. It costs upwards of 120,000 VND and might even set you back 300,000 VND for a one-way trip.
Buses are cheaper but less convenient. It costs around 40,000 VND for a one-way trip. You can take the airport bus which runs from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day.
BDATrip’s airport shuttle service is another way to travel from the airport to Dalat city. It is low-cost (no additional or hidden costs), comfortable, and great for both groups or individuals.
Best time to visit Dalat
Dalat can be visited any time of the year. The city experiences pleasant weather all throughout the year. However, December to March is usually considered the best time to visit. The weather during these months is perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing. You can also see the famous flowers of Dalat in full bloom as well as the colorful annual flower festival.
When is the best time to book a flight to Dalat?
The best time to book a cheap flight to Dalat is at least 2 to 3 months before your trip.
Places to visit in Dalat
The hill station of Dalat offers tourists an escape from the stifling Vietnamese summer. The town offers multiple attractions besides its scenic natural beauty. Some of the best places to visit in Dalat are:
- Datanla Waterfall
- Tuyen Lam Lake
- Linh Phuoc Pagoda
- Lang Biang Peak
- Dalat Train Station
- Xuan Huong Lake
- Hang Nga Crazy House
- Dalat Night Market
- Valley of Love
- Elephant Waterfalls
- Bao Dai Summer Palace
Read about the best things to do when visiting Dalat.
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