How to go from Saigon to Buon Ma Thuot?

Buon Ma Thuot is around 360 km from Saigon. This question reminds me the times when I was a student at university in Saigon and I had to go back home for visiting my family during holidays.

  1. Airplane: using low cost air company
  • Vietjet air & Jetstar airline: both of them have competitive prices from Saigon to Buon Ma Thuot. Sometimes the ticket price is quite low, especially in working days (50 -100 usd). The flight is 45 minutes from HCMC to BMT, it takes other 20 min to reach the city center by car. I often enjoyed the trip on the way home, since it passes by a rubber forest with a nice view, also nice are the trees in front of the entrance of the airport.
  • Vietnam airline has higher price and higher quality
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The rubber forest on the way to BMT city

2. Bus/ sleeping bus: 8-10 hours
I often used this bus when I was a student as the ticket is quite cheap : 230 000 – 350 000 VND. The sleeping bus leaves night time (around 9-10pm) from HCMC and arrives early in the morning ( 6-7am).
Tips:

  • Ask the bus company if they can pick you up from near your home when you book the ticket.
  • On the way, ask the bus driver if he can drop you at the place where you would like to stop or somewhere near your place with a address note on paper.
  • To Lan Anh hostel : 232 Nguyen Cong Tru street

Airbnb link:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17079086

Dung Nghia bus / sleeping bus : ticket 230 000 VND
Office at Saigon: 51 Nguyễn Thái Bình, Tân Bình district
Phone: 08 22 363636
Office at BMT: 161 Hoàng Diệu, Thống Nhất street
Phone:05003 811 888

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A sleeping bus

Thuan Phat Limousine: ticket 350 000VND
This bus is quite new brand with high quality and only 17 seats which make you feel more comfortable. They have 2 trips/ day at 9am or 9pm.

Office at Saigon:  198 QL.13 street , Bình Thạnh district
Phone: 0988.641.641
               0888.641.641
               0868.641.641
Office at BMT:  118 Điện Biên Phủ street , Thống Nhất district
Phone: 0500 3996996
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Interior of the limousine bus
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