Da Lat Airport has the exact name Lien Khuong Airport. This is the only international airport in the Central Highlands region. This airport connects Lam Dong province with other provinces of Vietnam as well as other countries in the world. Currently, tourists to Da Lat city of Bao Loc city by air will land at Lien Khuong airport.
Lien Khuong Airport (IATA: DLI, ICAO: VVDL) located in Lien Nghia Town, Duc Trong district, Lam Dong province, Lien Khuong airport is about 30km south of Dalat center. From this airport to the center of Lien Nghia town, you have to travel about 3km to the North. Lien Khuong airport is located on Highway 20; an important gateway connecting the Central Highlands region with southern provinces such as Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai.
The infrastructure of Lien Khuong Airport
Lien Khuong Airport is one of the international airports that can accommodate the largest and most modern Boeing aircraft today. Da Lat airport can welcome about 1.5-2 million passengers / year.
Although it has been built for a long time, Lien Khuong airport is always in the Top 5 most efficient airports out of 22 airports nationwide. This is due to the fact that this airport is located in Lam Dong province, where the famous tourist city of Dalat is located.
However, according to many professional assessments, Lien Khuong airport currently does not meet some standards on the layout of working rooms, customs control doors … because it has been built for a long time.
Therefore, the People’s Committee of Lam Dong province is working out a plan to renovate Lien Khuong airport, aiming to complete it by 2030. Specifically, by 2030, this only international airport in Lam Dong must be upgraded from 4D into level 4E according to ICAO standards.
Lien Khuong Airport currently has a passenger terminal and 2 floors with the following specific structure:
Level 1: This is a place to welcome domestic and international guests to meet; There are a luggage waiting area, function room, technical room, and utility service areas.
Level 2: This is the place for passengers to check in. The second floor also has an airplane lounge, function room, technical room, smoking room, and toilet area.
Coming to Da Lat Airport or Lien Khuong Airport, passengers will surely be attracted by its unique design. Inspired by the blooming wildflowers, the airport’s passenger terminal is roofed with a bright yellow roof, attracting tourists’ attention. Therefore, coming to the foggy city, Lien Khuong Airport is also a check-in place that cannot be missed by tourists from all over the world.
With its bright yellow curved dome, the Lien Khuong Airport passenger terminal stands out in the middle of a high hill, creating a very poetic and charming scene. The total area of the station is 12,400m2, the interior includes international and domestic stations, each day it can welcome up to 800 passengers to Lam Dong.
Utilities at this airport
Lien Khuong Airport meets international airport standards, so there are many modern and fully equipped services. Specifically:
- Banking and ATM services.
- Free trolley service.
- Luggage packing service.
- Drinking water service.
- Free wifi internet service.
- Free battery charging service.
- Luggage storage service.
- Health services.
- Children’s play area.
- Duty-free sales.
- Food Service.
- Rest service.
How to get from Lien Khuong Airport to the city center?
Because it is in Duc Trong district, Lam Dong province, from Lien Khuong airport, you have to move another 30km long way to Da Lat city center. You can choose from a variety of modes of transportation to enter the city; such as taxi, service car, airport shuttle, or self-renting car for self-sufficient travel.
Taxi from Lien Khuong airport to Da Lat
Most airports have a lot of taxis stopping in front of the passenger terminal, Lien Khuong airport is similar; Therefore, it will be very easy for you to catch the car back to Dalat. In fact, taking a taxi is very convenient because it does not take much time, it can carry a lot of luggage, move quickly without stopping to catch passengers like a bus.
However, the cost of a taxi will be very high, depending on each car company that you have to pay from 250,000 VND to 350,000 VND for the trip from Lien Khuong airport to Da Lat. According to the experience of many people, first-time visitors to Dalat airport should choose reputable taxi companies.
Bus from Lien Khuong airport to Da Lat
If you land at Lien Khuong airport during the day, and the luggage is not much, you can choose to take a bus to get to the center of Da Lat city for a very cheap fee, just under 50,000 VND. The bus route from the airport to Dalat operates from early morning to 6 pm; you should adjust the time accordingly so that you do not miss the plan.
Currently, in front of the passenger terminal of Lien Khuong Airport, there are 3 main bus routes that go to the center of Da Lat city:
- Airport Shuttle Bus route departs 6 am and ends at 6 pm; ticket price 40,000 VND / ticket.
- Buses of Lam Dong Motor Transport Joint Stock Company depart from 5:30 am, end at 6 pm; Ticket price is calculated according to the route with 4,000 VND / km.
Some tourist attractions near Dong Hoi Airport
Lang Biang Mountain Tourist Area
Lang Biang is one of the destinations that attract the most tourists to Da Lat city every year. This place is a towering mountain above is an exciting amusement park suitable for family travel, team building, or group.
From Lien Khuong airport, tourists move to the center of Da Lat 30km; then go about 12km more to Lang Biang mountain tourist area. This tourist area has a very cool atmosphere because it is located on the top of a high mountain; Therefore, you should prepare warm clothes when you come here to have fun. There is no bus route leading to this location; Therefore, you have to go to Langbiang by taxi or private rental car.
Con Ga Church
Not too noisy and busy like Lam Vien Square or Lang Biang mountain resort, Con Ga Church is quieter and more ancient. Quietly located in a corner in the middle of poetic Dalat, Con Ga Church stands out for its classic Western design, quartz tile roof, arc-shaped windows.
Stepping inside thanks to the house, you will be able to admire the unique design of more than 70 stained-glass panels that have been meticulously assembled on the ceiling.
In front of the Church is a beautiful path of white flowers; Therefore, every November and December, this place attracts a lot of tourists to check-in.
Because it is located in the city center, it will take you about 20 minutes to travel from the airport to the Church. If you stay at hotels in the center, it only takes you about 10 – 15 minutes to walk, the fastest is 1-2km to reach Chicken Church.
Valleys of Love
This is also an amusement park in harmony with nature, flowers and cool air of Dalat city that you should not miss. Valley of Love is a large park that includes many separate areas with flower gardens, campsites, team building areas, lakes, horseback riding … diversified and plentiful.
Visitors here can freely participate in all forms of entertainment to have a memorable tour of Dalat. The valley of love is also very close to the city center; you can take a taxi about 35km to get here from the airport.
Cau Dat tea hill
Going to Da Lat without visiting Cau Dat tea hill is a very big shortcoming for all visitors. This famous tea hill is located in Cau Dat district, about 20km from the city, but if you move from Lien Khuong airport, you will move about 35km to get here.
Da Lat Airport or Lien Khuong Airport is the place to welcome a large number of domestic and foreign tourists coming to Lam Dong province. In addition, as the only international airport in the Central Highlands, this airport has an important task in attracting international visitors to the region each year.