Da Lat to Dong Nai Province Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

Da Lat to Dong Nai Province Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

Đồng Nai (Vietnamese: [ɗə̂wŋm naːj] ( listen)) is a province in the Southeast region of Vietnam, located east and northeast of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The largest city in Đồng Nai is Biên Hòa. Prior to Vietnamese colonization, the area was dominated by the Funan, Chenla, Khmer empire and subsequent influences until 1627. The area was known as Kâmpéâp Srâkatrey (កំពាប់ [កំពប់] ស្រកាត្រី) in Khmer.

If you’re planning this same drive and want to know all about it – how long it is, how long it takes, and where to stop along the way – read on. By the end of this post, you’ll know everything about the drive between Da Lat and Dong Nai Province.

How far is Dong Nai Province from Da Lat?

As the crow flies, it’s roughly 102 miles between Da Lat and Dong Nai Province. Luckily, we can’t skip over all the good stuff and have to drive – that means seeing some of the sights and countryside between these two points.

For driving, it is roughly 134 miles or 216 km between Da Lat and Dong Nai Province. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.

Da Lat to Dong Nai Province drive hours

In terms of travel time by car, the 134 miles drive from Da Lat to Dong Nai Province takes 3 hours 10 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Da Lat and end in Dong Nai Province.

As 134 miles is roughly one tank of gas, you may or may not need to stop for gas along the way; there are plenty of options along these major roads.

Da Lat to Dong Nai Province road trip

Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Da Lat to Dong Nai Province, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Dong Nai Province, and you need to stop along the way to rest. Plus if it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Andorra, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 3 hours 10 minutes on the road

Itinerary

Start at Da Lat.

Drive for about 3 hours, then stop in La Ngà (Dong Nai Province) and stay for about 2 hours. Finally, drive for about 0.2 hours and arrive in Dong Nai Province.

Da Lat to Dong Nai Province airports and flights

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Lien Khuong Airport (DLI)

Arrival airport: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 32 minutes

Getting to your destination: 1 hour 16 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from DLI to SGN and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 16 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Da Lat to Dong Nai Province including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 4 hours 4 minutes

Flying non-stop from Da Lat to Dong Nai Province

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Da Lat and Dong Nai Province. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight time from Da Lat, Lam Dong Province to Dong Nai Province is 12 minutes under avarage conditions.

Our flight time calculator assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots.

Actual flight times may vary depending on aircraft type, cruise speed, routing, weather conditions, passenger load, and other factors.