Hanh Cafe

Company Information

Hanh Café is a travel operator that specialises in arranging travel schedules throughout Vietnam. It’s possible to travel by bus from Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in the south of the country, stopping in all the major tourist destinations you’d expect.

Hanh Café is a well-established operator with around 20 years of experience so far. The buses offered along these routes typically seat approximately 40 passengers.

Routes served by Hanh Café

From/to HCMC

There are plenty of buses departing the company’s base in HCMC, with five buses each day heading to Nha Trang between 08.00 and 22.00. The journey takes around 9 ½ hours so you can choose whether to travel overnight, arriving by 07.30, or if you’d prefer to travel during the day and be in Nha Trang by 17.30. Seats are priced at VND210,000 for all departures so the choice is yours.

There are also four departures every day heading in the opposite direction, from Nha Trang to HCMC. These departure times also allow you flexibility to suit your schedule with buses leaving Nha Trang at 08.00, 20.00, 20.30 and 21.00.

Mui Ne is an incredibly popular destination for visitors, especially those based in HCMC, and there are plenty of options with Hanh Café. There are seven buses per day heading to Mui Ne throughout the day from 07.00 until 20.00, the trip usually takes five hours so you can choose whether you wish to arrive by lunchtime or in the evening. There are six buses heading in the opposite direction between 01.00 and 16.00, priced the same at VND140,000.

From/to tther destinations

Of course, if you want to travel between Mui Ne and Nha Trang, or vice versa, there are daily services connecting the two destinations. Two buses a day travel in both directions, leaving Mui Ne at 01.00 and 13.00 and departing Nha Trang at 08.00 and 20.30. This four hour journey costs around VND180,000 in either direction.

There are plenty of other popular routes that are serviced by Hanh Café, including a daily 11 hour bus between Da Nang and Nha Trang. Priced at VND340,000, this bus departs Da Nang at 16.00, travelling through the night to arrive in Nha Trang at around 03.00.

If you’re planning on heading to Hanoi then you’ll be pleased to know that there are services connecting he capital with Da Nang and Hue. There is a bus departing Da Nang daily at 14.30, priced at VND320,000, which is due to arrive in Hanoi at 04.30. If you’re in Hue, you can jump aboard a bus at 17.30 which will have you in Hanoi at 07.30 the next morning for around VND280,000.

Pros

The biggest advantage travelling with Hanh Café is the very competitive prices. These buses tend to be cheaper than tickets with some of the operator’s competitors and far less than travelling by train.

The bus itself is pretty comfortable, certainly ideal for some of the shorter trips, but it may be a bit cramped for tall visitors.

Cons

The lack of bathrooms onboard these buses is a particular problem. Although there are breaks throughout the journey, they can be fairly irregular and using public toilets during the night may bit always be the most pleasant experience. Unfortunately, this is an issue with most buses throughout Vietnam.

Typically, Vietnamese buses experience frequent delays and Hanh Café services are no exception. Traffic across the country is unpredictable and services will often arrive later than expected. However, with Hanh Café this is not always that inconvenient as the scheduled arrival times can be less than ideal in the first place. Sometimes arriving at 05.30 instead of 04.30 could be handy as you’ll have less time to wait before you can arrive at your accommodation to check in.

Keep in mind

If you require some expert advice about your itinerary then why not pop into one of the Hanh Café offices? There are several throughout the country including in HCMC (229 Pham Ngu Lao), Nha Trang (10 Hung Vuong) and Hoi An (2 Thai Phien).

Travellers reviews

Travellers are always pleased with the price of Hanh Café services, with very reasonable long-distance trips available. Fares are always far lower than tickets in private train carriages and even below the standard Vietnam Railways prices. For this reason alone many visitors recommend Hanh Café to travel around the country.

As is the case with many bus operators across the country, the biggest complaint usually tends to be the lack of bathrooms on the buses. To those used to travelling on western buses, this will be a shock at first but you’ll have to quickly get used to it if you want to travel by bus!

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Hanh Cafe Company Reviews

3.3
119 / 2,467
5 30
4 28
3 25
2 17
1 19
98.5% of 2,467 travelers were presumably happy with Hanh Cafe as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

May 16, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
Terrible company. Left our luggage in Hoi An (our trip was from Mui Ne to Da Nang). When we asked for them to write a note for us saying the baggage was delayed for insurance claims, they refused to do so and even said it was our fault since we didn't get off the bus at Hoi An to see that our luggage was taken out. NEVER CHOOSE THIS COMPANY. The bus was a couple of hours late and employees kept shouting at us and poking us to hurry up and all while getting off the bus. Every bus was late and they were blasting loud music in the speakers right above us thought it was late and everyone wanted to sleep. Save yourself some pain, choose a better company to take the bus from.
May 16, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
You get dropped off in the middle of nowhere, wish I would of known before
May 15, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Was kinda ok. They didn't make a stop so when people want to go to the toilet they ask and they stop on the road so you can use the bush. If you want water or food your in trouble, bring it with you. The bags come on the bus floor, so if someone wants to make a stop they will step in your bag. My shampoo explode inside the backpack because someone step on it. The lady that was with the driver was lovely and had good English.
May 15, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
The driver stoped a lot, and we arrived late, but other then that is was fine
May 12, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
The bus was good, it was a little cold so wear layers
May 4, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
If you like service without a smile this is the company for you! Office staff were rude, abrupt, blatently avoiding eye contact with customers in the hope that they got fed up and left (several did) The bus journey itself was interesting ... it left 35 mins late then we circled Ho Chi Min City centre 3 times picking up parcels and people as went ... these were then delivered individually at the other end - bit like a local bus and postal service. We also had the good fortune of a tyre issue so had to detour to the garage. Of course we were not updated about what was happening. Disappointing trip all round but it was cheap so to be expected I guess....
Apr 30, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
The bus was not on time and delay 1 hour.
Apr 28, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
Boarding point was 1 km away from the płace that is on your map.
Apr 28, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Ac in bus makes it increadibly cold. And the bus was late for more than 1 hour.
Apr 27, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
Bus was late by 30 minutes. Left us 30 minutes OUTSIDE of Hue to make up time for next bus destination. Bus is filthy and staff are so rude. Book literally anyone else.
Apr 27, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
Nice trip, just enough stops, nice beds!
Apr 27, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Reasonable on time nothing more or less to say about it
Apr 19, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Nice comfy bus. AC good really cool didn't get hot once. Enough stops. Good service.
Apr 17, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
Good and easy
Apr 17, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
The staff wasn't very nice. The communication was bad. There was no wifi on the bus. We arrived 3.5hours later then planned.
Apr 5, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
The chair was broken so I couldn’t sit upright, i had to lie down all the time. There was not enough legroom for me. There is no A/C to the aisle seats. Other than that it was fine
Apr 5, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
Old bus.we did not get any water or refresher towel as advertised. Was not able to reach anybody to organise a pick up from hotel. Hanh cafe pick up and drop off in Hue and Da Nang impossible to locate even by a local taxi driver. We did reach our destination safely and the bus was on time.
Apr 4, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Bus was by pick up 1.5 hourse delay. Agter start zhe driver bought dragenfruits waiting 15 minutes again. I don‘t know if the driver have the order to choose small streets and not the fastest way (Highway) spend a lot of time there also
Mar 22, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
Left 30mins late, arrived in Saigon 1h30mins late. No water was provided although should have been included we were given seats full of crumbs and wrappers from the people sitting before us. Terrible, use Sinh tourist instead as they are much better!
Mar 20, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
Had to change bus 3 times without being told when to get off
Mar 15, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
The bus was great but the extra guide was very rude
Mar 13, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
We booked a coach with sleeper seats. We got a bed bus with fixed beds for small people. I’m 6’0”. Which is why I booked sleeper seats. Not to mention people sleeping in the aisles. Yes - cheap. Yes - an experience. But never again.
Feb 2, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
Got there on time which was great and the air-conditioning worked well. However!! The driver was appalling and not safe what so ever there where people on the bus covering their eyes. Also we got on the bus to leave on time... but we drove around for an hour on one street and then went back to where we started. Complete waste of time when we could have come later or gone for breakfast etc. There was even one girl that wasn't allowed to go to the toilet as they said they needed to leave that second.
Jan 30, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Unsure what all the bad reviews are about... We got the early bus at 7am which only left 15minutes late and arrived 45minutes earlier than expected. If you are really tall or on the chubby size it's a bit of a squeeze but nothing too bad!! Would use again.
Jan 29, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Fine
Jan 25, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Le voyage etait plus long que prevu (15h au like de 14h) alors qu'on a pas eu de conditions de ralentissement particulier.
Jan 23, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
I go to Han Cafe office with voucher, but the bus was already full. My booking losted :( We could going , only whit next bus.
Dec 25, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
fresh clean blankets, kind staff
Nov 17, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
We took the 09:30 am bus from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh City on Nov 17, 2017. Let‘s start with the positive: - Cheap - Vouchers worked perfectly This was it. Now the negative: - Instead at 13:30 we arrived at 16:30 in Ho Chi Minh City - The bus broke down twice, after the second time we had to stop another bus to get to Ho Chi Minh City - When we entered the other bus, we had to pay 100‘000 VND toll road (That‘s 50‘000 VND per person)!! -The aircon didn‘t work during the whole trip - The driver drove like a Kamikaze and played the horn like a musical instrument. One time he even changed shirts while driving. He also spend half of the time on the left side of the road! Were it not for the kindness of some other passengers who spoke Vietnamese and English, we wouldn‘t even have known what‘s going on. The driver never informed us about anything except when we took a 15 minute toilet break. We wouldn‘t recommend Hanh Cafe!
Oct 31, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
It was fine, not sure why they have to scream and turn all the lights on full blast for every pee stop.
Oct 28, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
In Dalat had booked a hotel near the site, where there are Hanh Cafe. When I got there, I saw on the wall plate. Vietnamese language I don't know English speak is bad, but realized that the Hanh Cafe office moved to another location. Stops by signs the bus, I didn't know. After 1 hour I found listed on the nameplate of the street at the other end of the city, but the Hanh Cafe was looking for about 1 hour. It turned out to be "disguised" under a different label. Very bad. If I started to look it up later, don't have time for the bus. Better not to go with this bus campaign.
Oct 12, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
delay time
Jul 19, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
We booked with hanh cafe on the 22nd of june however received no confirmation of our booking. We went to their office at Hoi an to check they had received it. The guy had no idea who we were and im not suprised. Their "system" is a paper clipboard with nothing but dates and times.. some booking rederences, no names. Only the day before the bus left did we receive our confirmation email. (And i hear that is typical) When we arrived it was an absolute disorganised disaster, nobody got a ticket, we were told to sit by the side of the road. It took 45min to the load the luggage! Local passengers just sat wherever they wanted because nobody had a designated seat.. the conductor had to manually rearrange half the bus to fit everyone. In the end he just made up a seat number on a peice of paper and told us to sit down. Ultimately the bus was 30mins late to depart and an HOUR and a HALF late to arrive. Must be the least efficient business ive ever seen.
12Go response:

Dear Matthew Brian Christie Fiddler,
Thank you for your review. The operator will receive your feedback and there is some hope they will do some changes.
As for the experience overall, I am sorry to know that it was not up to your expectations. We choose to still include this operator in our list as they often provide routes no one else does.

We hope your future trips are more enjoyable.

Apr 2, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
left on time.. driving a bit mad but then that's just vietnam... stopped at a tourist trap on way but ok too go toilet left someone behind arrived on timeish
Mar 20, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
Worst trip I've taken in South-East Asia. The aircon didn't work, my boyfriend's light was broken and would not switch off so for 11 hours he couldn't sleep and the bus was full so he couldn't move. Other bus companies give you toilet breaks each 1-2 hours, in the entire night they stopped twice and another time when I was desperate to pee and asked the driver to pull over he yelled at me. At least 6 people threw up including my bf due to the driver's ridiculously dangerous driving, trying to overtake trucks on blind corners and having to accelerate and violently swerve to avoid oncoming traffic. Would not recommend.
Feb 25, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
The driver smoked the whole time and rarely had his hands on the wheel. The toilet stop was disgusting. I felt like I was comsantly going to fall out of my sleep due to the careless driving and the speed at which the bus went and overtook other vehicles. Cargo deliveries took priority over people's luggage. This was with hanh cafe we have also travelled with sinh tourist which was 10 times better. Go Asia charge you about 10 times more than you pay on the independent websites or at the bus station
12Go response:

Dear Daisy Haresnape

While we are sorry that you have had this experience we are surprised about your claim that we have over charged you. It is true that you pay slightly more to book online but our price is mandated by Hanh Cafe and is approximately equal to the three other online ticket sellers that we are aware of.

Feb 23, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
Bus was nice but left nearly 1hr late and travel duration stayed incorrectly on website
Feb 20, 2017
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
Reliable! I booked 7 ways of bus transportation by 12GO Asia, Bangkok-Sukhothai, Sukhothai-Bangkok, Bangkok-Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh-Sihanukville, Sihanoukville-Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh-Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh-Mui Ne, Mui Ne-Ho Chi Minh. All tickets I booked were efficient and reliable. I didn't worry for these transportations. Thank you very much!
Feb 11, 2017
bus VIP Sleeper 41, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
The overall trip was fine but it would have been nice to know that they would shuttle us from the station in a tiny minivan to the bus and also that the bus had no bathroom for an eleven hour trip(made bathroom stops about every 3 hours).
Feb 6, 2017
bus VIP Sleeper 41, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
When we arrived at Hahn cafe, we were told we are booked for next day! Eventually we were allowed to travel on the 5th Feb. The driver was very rude and wanted my husband I to change our seating and sit apart. He kept saying get out of the bus as we were booked for next day. For some reason he decided leave us alone. Then he forcefully made 2 French women their chang their seats! So many locals were picked between Da Nang to Nha Trang, who were all sleeping on the floor and some put their bags on top of us. The driver smoked cigarette all the time and I felt very sick. It was night mare and we could not sleep all night. Why was I not not told we had to change bus at Nha Trang, when I booked the ticket! The journey suppose to take 22 hours. The company just sent me email to give my review, well, we are still on the bus and not arrived in HCMC and we have now been travelling from Da Nang to HCMC for 24 hours and we will probably arrive in HCMC in next 2 hours. Very disappointed with this bus service. I will never travel on this bus service again.
12Go response:

Dear Nina Dattani

We are very sorry that you've had this horrible experience and we will be speaking with the company to understand what went wrong here and get compensation for you if possible. Hanh Cafe confirmed your booking for seats, together, on the 5th and did not inform us that there would be a change of bus in Nha Trang. There is absolutely no excuse for their behavior.

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