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Travel from Hoi An

Melbourne, Australia
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Travel from Hoi An

Trying to travel from Hoi An to Dalat in August. Any buses firstly to NhaTrang, & can we book anything there on arrival. Or must we return to Danang & go buy train? Info appreciated..

Hanoi, Vietnam
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1. Re: Travel from Hoi An

Depends on how much comfort you want. They have regular buses, sleeper buses from Hoi An to Nha Trang - a very very long, uncomfortable trip on some pretty unsafe roads, or you can take the train from Danang - also very long, boring, but safe. Vietnam Air now has a flight direct from Danang to Dalat and also to Nha Trang.

The trip from Nha Trang to Dalat by bus or minibus is only 3 or 4 hrs. I took the Mai Linh Express (mercedes van) that I recommend.

Many also swear by the motorbike tours that connect Hoi An to Dalat - certainly the most interesting way to go (not so sure about comfort, safety?)

Edited: 25 May 2011, 10:30
Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Travel from Hoi An

Thanks for the info...More or less confirming what I thought & not being very young, not quite sure but a big help... Guess we've had worse than the sleeper bus...but always seem worse in the dark!!

pacific palms
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3. Re: Travel from Hoi An

You could fly from Da Nang to Nha Trang for $87 or Da Nang to Dalat for $90. VN Airlines. This would save you a lot of time. First flight is around 6am. Another woould be fly to Nha Trang and Coach up to Dalat. Not much cost saving but you would be travelling on the ground.

Cheers Ross

Hoi An, Vietnam
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4. Re: Travel from Hoi An


from hoi an to nha trang you have many choices.you can go by flight, train from da nang or by bus from Hoi an.this is sleeping bus.you leave Hoi An at 6pm and you will be there at 6am the next day.It is about 15USD per person.

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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5. Re: Travel from Hoi An

If your budget allows it, fly. Sleeper bus is like Nightmare on Elm Street once you realise what road and driving conditions are like. YOUR driver may be the world's best, but what about the other incompetent drivers in their faulty vehicles?

Train would be another alternative, but if you have only a limited time, take night trains whenever possible. That saves you a hotel room for that night.

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