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Part 1: Dalat
Q1: HOW TO GET FROM DA LAT TO HOI AN?
A1: Hoi An is 20km from Da Nang.
Travel from Da Lat to Hoi An is about 650km by land – if you travel by bus+train. It takes about 17-17 hours
But Da Lat and Da Nang have also ariport, so you can use direct flight between these cities.
There are buses from Da Lat to Hoi An and trains from Nha Trang to Da Nang..
Q2: HOW CAN I GO BY PLANE FROM DA LAT TO HOI AN
A2: You can travel by plane from Dalat to Da Nang (20km from Hoi An) then take buses to Hoi An.
A. Plane from Da Lat to Da Nang
Travel by plane takes 1,5 hours (Vietnam Airlines)
One-way flight cost 60-130$
Airport in Da Lat: Lien Khuong Airport
Airport in Da Nang: Da Nang international Airport
B. Bus/minivan from Danang to Hoi An
Bus companies: Hoi An express, TheSinh tourist, Hanh Cafe…
It takes abou 1,5 hours
One-way ticket costs 5-7$
You can also travel directly from Da Nang airport to Hoi An by Hoi An express.
Q3: HOW CAN I GO BY BUS FROM DA LAT TO HOI AN?
A3: It takes 15-17 hours
Bus companies: Hanh Cafe, Phuong Trang – Futa bus…
It costs 12-18$
This is a cheapest way to get from Da Lat to Hoi An
Bus of Phuong Trang – Futa bus arrive to Danang.
Q4: HOW TO GO BY BUS FROM DALAT TO NHA TRANG?
A4: You can go with these bus companies: TheSinh tourist, Hanh Cafe, Phuong Trang
It takes about 4 hours
It costs 5-17$.
Q5: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO TRAVEL FROM DA LAT TO HOI AN?
A5: By bus: 15-17 hours
By plane + bus: 3-4 hours.
Q6: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TRAVEL FROM DA LAT TO HOI AN?
A6: By bus: 12-17$
By plane: >120$.
Q7: HOW TO GET FROM LIEN KHUONG AIRPORT TO DA LAT CITY CENTER?
A7: You can travel by local bus, shuttle bus, or private taxi. Traveling by bus costs about 2-2,5$, taxi: 10-15$.
Q8: HOW TO GO FROM LIEN KHUONG AIRPORT TO CENTRAL OF DA LAT?
There is a public bus route from the airport to Dalat. The bus station is right in front of the airport entrance, every 15 – 20 minutes. Ticket price ranges from 40-50,000 VND. Vehicles operate from 6am – 6pm. The last stop in Dalat city is Le Thi Hong Gam street, right at Dalat market. You should ask the driver and the hotel address you book to get off at the nearest stop.
There are many large and small private taxi companies serving the airport at the price of 11,500 – 17,000 VND / km depending on the company and vehicle, but to ensure quality and safety, passengers should choose the following taxi companies: Mai Linh Taxi (063.511111), Da Lat Taxi (063 3556655), Thang Loi Taxi (063.835583), Phuong Trang Taxi (063.556556) ….
Q9: GETTING AROUND DA LAT BY BIKE?
A9: Motorbikes are the most portable and convenient means of transportation. If it is the first time going to Dalat, tourists should equip themselves a Dalat tourist map or use the GPS system (GPS device, GPS navigation function on the phone, …).
Renting a motorbike in Da Lat: There are many motorbike rental services in Dalat, visitors can contact the rental at the hotel reception or contact directly with the motorbike rental service providers. .
Some addresses for renting motorbikes in Da Lat
Kiet Lien car rental next to Minh Phuong color pictures: 5 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai 063.832619 or 0918 012 843.
2-wheel hire car service – Phone: 063 823635.
Q10: GETTING AROUND DA LAT BY ELECTRIC CAR?
A10: This is a service of Mailinh Da Lat (opened on December 11, 2007), tram can carry 6 people, visitors can go around Xuan Huong Lake. In Da Lat, services and routes will be expanded, in the near future, visitors can buy tickets or rent a complete unit to visit the tourist attractions in the city.
Phone: ticket office (063) 285066..
Q11: TAXI IN DA LAT?
A11: Taxi Anh Đào: (063). 3570570
Taxi Đà Lạt Toserco: (063). 3830 830
Taxi Thắng Lợi: (063). 3835 835
Taxi Phương Trang Đà Lạt: 0633 556 556 – 063 35 35 35 35
Taxi Mai Linh Đà Lạt (063) 38 38 38 38
Đà Lạt taxi: http://dalattaxi.com.vn 063.3556655 – 3 533 222
Q12: HOW TO GO FORM CENTER OF DALAT TO DAM RONG HOT RIVER?
A12: Dam Rong hot spring is located in Lac Duong district, about 70km from Da Lat. If you go a few people, the cheapest way is to rent a motorbike, but if you go as a big group, you can go by taxi is the most convenient. Currently, there are no bus routes from Dalat to here.
Q13: HOW TO GO FROM NGUYEN CHI THANH STREET TO SCULPTURE TUNNEL?
A13: From Nguyen Chi Thanh, you go to Pren Pass, turn right at the junction to Truc Lam Zen Monastery and then go straight to the sculpture tunnel. Total travel range 10-13km.
Q14: HOW TO GO FROM DA LAT TO NHA TRANG BY BIKE?
A14: Drive along the route of Da Lat – Khanh Vinh – Nha Trang. Going by this road is very beautiful and shortened by 90km compared to the road passing Phan Rang – Thap Cham to Nha Trang..
Q15: BUS GO FROM DA LAT TO NHA TRANG?
A15: – Phuong Trang bus
Dalat: 11A Le Quy Don, Da Lat – Phone: (063) .3585858
Nha Trang: 5 Le Thanh Ton, Nha Trang City – Phone: 058.3 524 315
– Mai Linh bus
Dalat: 14 Nguyen Van Cu, Ward 1, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province – Phone: (063) 3542 888 – 352 1111
Nha Trang: 20A, Nguyen Thien Thuat, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa – Phone: (058) .36255.888.
Q16: WHERE IS THE INTERCITY BUS STATION IN DA LAT?
A16: Intercity bus station in Da Lat:
Address: 01 Tô Hiến Thành – P.3 – Tp. Da Lat.
Q17: HOW TO GO FROM DA LAT TO BINH THUAN BY BUS?
A17: • Tam Hanh
Route of Da Lat – Mui Ne (245km)
Dalat: 68 Truong Cong Dinh.
Phone: (063) 382.83.83.
Mui Ne: 88 Nguyen Dinh Chieu.
Phone: (062) 384.7561 – 384.7560.
Phan Thiet: Near Phu Gia Hotel, Ton Duc Thang Street. Phone (062) 3833277.
• Sinh Café
There is a daily trip from Da Lat – Phan Thiet, departing at 7:30 ‘
144 Nguyen Dinh Chieu – (062) 3847542
4A Bui Thi Xuan – 063.3822663 – 3836702.
Part 2: Sapa
Q1: ANY IDEA ON THE BEST HIKES AND EASIEST TRANSPORTATION TO THE BEST HIKE/SCENERY ?
A1: It’s Sapa. $45 USD through a tour agency in Hanoi for a 2 day 1 night trip. It included all transportation to Sapa and back to Hanoi, tour guide, meals, and bedroom in a homestay. The total distance hiked was around 15 km..
Q2: ANY DIRECT BUSES FROM SAPA TO HALONG BAY?
A2: There’s one from Sapa to Halong City.
Q3: IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE A BUS OR OTHER TRANSPORTATION FROM SAPA TO HA GIANG? AND PRICES?
A3: From Sapa to Hà Giang just have a companies bus. Price 220k.
Q4: I’M TRAVELLING TO SAPA AND BAN GIOC, SHOULD I BOOK THE TOUR IN ADVANCE?
A4: It’s very easy to do most things in Vietnam on your own, and also all the tours I ever booked I did it only a day or a couple days in advance.
Tips: Almost everything is cheaper in person. Agencies can advertise higher prices if being booked in advance because you have fewer options. However, when you are on the ground you’ll see that there are countless options, most of which aren’t available online, and almost all of which can be further negotiated..
Q5: HOW CAN I TRANSPORT IN SAPA AND HA GIANG
A5: It’s really easy to arrange your transport here in your hostel or homestay, and the bus from Sapa to Ha Giang is only six hours. In Ha Giang: just get an easyriser at jasmin hostel, they are really good en not expensive! It is really so easy!.
Q6: HOW TO GET AND TRAVEL FORM LAO CAI TO SAPA?
A6: You have to travel by public or tourist bus or taxi/mototaxi
You can book bus tickets from 1,3$/pp from Lao Cai to Sapaa online. You can check it here: https://www.baolau.com/s/lao-cai/sapa?source=northvietnam.
Q7: HOW DO I GET FROM SAPA TO BAC HA?
A7: Taking place every Sunday’s morning, Bac Ha is the local market where ethnic communities living in Lao Cai Province gather to exchange and trade goods. Bac Ha Market attracts tourists from all over Vietnam as well as foreigners for the original and diverse features of culture. People can visit Bac Ha Market by catching buses from Lao Cai Terminal or Sapa Terminal, as it is located 70km far from Lao Cai City and 80km from Sapa Town.
Every day, there are three buses departing from Lao Cai Terminal at 6 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m., with the fare around VND 70,000. In addition, passengers who travel by train can get off at Pho Lu station, which is only 50km far from the market; and then use local buses or motorbike service.
From Sapa, tourists have several alternatives to go to Bac Ha Market: buses or motorbike. There are direct buses from Sapa Terminal with the ticket price of VND 80,000; and it will take up to three hours to reach Bac Ha Market.
Tourists can also hire motorbike (Minsk is the most popular) for VND 100,000/day and enjoy the wildly picturesque sceneries on the way to Bac Ha. The route passes through Ban Phiet; then following Highway 70 for about 40-50km, turning left at the three-way crossroad leading to Bac Ha.
Q8: HOW TO RENT CAR IN SAPA?
A8: Suitable for groups of friends traveling. However, cars often stop at the outside, you will walk or bike (bring) to explore more inside the village. You can rent a car at tour operators in Sapa or contact the car company (you can contact the driver directly on the Sapa – Lao Cai route to rent)..