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bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

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bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

Hi there

How is the bus trip like form ho chi minh city to da lat. i know it take about 7 hrs, is the is the journey smooth ? how is the road condition are they safe?

thanks

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1. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

Less safe than going from Mersing to KL.

Fly or take the train to Nha Trang then bus from NT to Dalat on a much newer road.

Edited: 15 October 2015, 09:24
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2. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

Many thanks for the useful infor

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3. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

If you are going by bus to Da Lat (because it is on your bucket list) and I can't talk you out of it, here is some useful advice - before leaving HCMC find some very lucky shrines and burn incence and pray a lot.

Having said that, I have visited Da Lat twice by bus. I survived and had good times, because, according to my wife, we burned incence and prayed a lot before departing . :) true!

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4. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

Hi PaulinVungTau,

When did you go by bus to Dalat ? and which busline you went with ?

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5. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

I went the second time early last year (2014). No idea which bus company. We just went to Vung Tau bus centre and grabbed a bus.

Cheers

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6. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

That's the reason your comment is negative, Paulin. The last time you went by bus is early 2014 while in late 2014, there is the renovated national road #20 opening, which shortens the driving time into 5 hours only. That's the good road you haven't experienced.

Another not-related story is that you grabbed a bus from Vung Tau to Da Lat, while OP is asking about bus from HCM to Da Lat. It's a different way.

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7. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

This happened today on the HCMC to Dalat road and is the reason I won't travel on Vietnam buses.

click49.net/forum/…

Its in Vietnamese but the photos of the smashed buses tell the story adequately.

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8. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

Which brings us back to praying a lot and burning incense.

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9. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

I agree with DP. Road is not the issue but the road users are. I would recommend that you fly into Dak Lak.

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10. Re: bus trip form ho chi minh city to da lat

I agree with #1. But the bus from sinh cafe is ok. The cost is around 7$

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