We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Nguyen Trai Street, Ward 9 Dalat city, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
Description: In its heyday, Dalat Station boasted three arrivals and departures daily...
In its heyday, Dalat Station boasted three arrivals and departures daily. The French built the railway station itself, while the zigzagging tracks were planned and implemented by the Swedish, experts in tricky terrain.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 309 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Most recent review
quaint station

it was not as spectacular as we expected since the building was not very well maintained and rather small. however the saving grace would be the stained glass windows. also not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Abamama
,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Add Photo Write a Review

309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

it was not as spectacular as we expected since the building was not very well maintained and rather small. however the saving grace would be the stained glass windows. also not forgetting the classic old style trains and passenger carriages on display, which provided fun photo opportunities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The building itself is really impressive. The station also has old museum-like train and small cafe in wagon (drinks only!). You can also ride an old thain (30 minutes to a nearby walley), but you should find out the timetable in advance!

Was this review helpful? Yes
u.k.
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Pretty authentic thirties railway station and the train trip was worth doing. Only an hour and a half including 40 minute stop at the end of the line. Horn hoots long and loud on every crossing and you travel alongside polytunnels of flowers and domesticity.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hangzhou, China
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The station is a nice small french stile train station. You can take the old train to the Temple which already the ride is nice passing all kind of plantations and when you arrive to destination the temple is beautiful. So worth it to see!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The station itself is of some limited interest and they have some excellent bonsai style bougainvilleas outside. Of much greater interest is the short rail trip from Dalat to Ga Trai Mat which is definitely worth doing. Lovely and fascinating views of the flower and vegertable nurseries along the way.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beijing, China
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Its a nice structure, interesting shapes/roof but no more than 30 minutes worth. If you go on an organised trip and the guide says "the train arrives in 15 minutes, you want to wait and watch?" personally I would say no....it's a nothingy diesel engine pulling the tourists in one or two carriages. If you are going to do that,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
188 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you have the time, take the train for 30 minutes to the pagoda worth a ride. Its nice to see an old locomotive and what this station look like at the time. The clocks on the wall represents what was important at the time and at the present time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you are interested in old places, this rail station is a perfect one in Dalat. I was talked that this is the oldest one in Indochina. There is an old wagon, old machine for you to explore, inside there is an old car and old ticket booth. This place is popular for wedding photos or romantic ones. The train... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
48 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Disappointed. We took the trip to Trai Mat, but unfortunately there were no more nice view along the rail. My friend took the trip some years ago and he talked about flowers fields and strawberry farms along the rail. However, we did not see much farms. Instead, there are many houses along the rail.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
47 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Inside the station you will find a stationery engine, we were told it had French origins, and a diesel train which pulls three carriages. The carriages are old and the seats very hard. The journey takes you past a lot of greenhouses. Worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dalat Railway Station also viewed

Dalat, Lam Dong Province
Dalat, Lam Dong Province
 
Dalat, Lam Dong Province
Dalat, Lam Dong Province
 

Been to Dalat Railway Station? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dalat Railway Station staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?