Da Lat Airport is where those travelling by air will arrive for their holiday in this French-built hill town. Also known as Lien Khuong International Airport, it’s about 30km south of Da Lat City Centre. It serves mostly regional airlines with direct flights connecting Da Lat with Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue, and Hai Phong.
Most travellers opt for Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, and VietJet Air to travel to Da Lat, with one-way tickets costing between US$50 and US$100. You may be able to get cheaper rates if you’re visiting Da Lat during the rainy season, which is between April and October.
Transport Options at Da Lat Airport
There are several options to make your way to Da Lat from the airport. The cheapest transport option is the shuttle bus priced at VND 40,000 per ticket. After picking up your luggage on the ground floor, you will find the ticket booths in front of the entrance. Seats tend to fill up quickly, so we highly recommend heading to the bus terminal as soon as you’ve purchased your ticket.
If you’re pressed for time, you can easily book a taxi to your hotel in Da Lat. Taxi counters are located in the main terminal, where you can pick up your ticket to give to the driver. Alternatively, head outside Da Lat Airport’s arrival gate which is usually lined with taxis from various companies. Be sure to ask your driver to turn on the metre instead of agreeing on a fixed rate. It should cost about VND 200,000 to get to Da Lat City Centre.