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

3.2
272 / 5,605
5 58
4 72
3 55
2 39
1 48
98.4% of 5,605 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.

Mar 18, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
Confirmation email with detailed itinerary had the wrong pick up address. The only thing that saved us making that trip was the bus was late.
Mar 18, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Bus ride was ok. Nothing bad to say about it. Even dropped me off at my hotel in Mui Ne.
Mar 17, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★☆☆☆☆
Someone else was already sitting in our seats they were yelling at both parties telling the other couple to get off the bus, and that we had to sit in these seats were not going to let us sit in other free seats. Bus was dirty my drink/food tray had gum stuck over it and what looked like cigarette ash seats had tears in them and had a smell of cigarettes
Mar 14, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Booked on the 1pm bus, only to be told that we were actually in the 1:30pm bus, which was late and left closer to 2. Arrived two hours after schedule, which wasn’t a problem for us as we had no plans but not what was advertised. Bus was comfy and good air con, and made one longish test break
Mar 14, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
Good quality and comfy bus. Two rest breaks between Nha Trang and Mui Ne and on time. Very happy
Mar 12, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
I would have given higher review. The driver did a good job. However, the bus was 45 minutes late to the pickup point.
Mar 10, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
The trip was good however they did not actually drop us off at the Hue Hanh Cafe so that was confusing figuring out where we were in the city
Mar 8, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
So happy! We arrived early, handed voucher to a very nice guy behind counter, he asked if we'd like to get on an earlier bus (yes, thank u!) and we departed in no time. The bus was a sleeper w AC, so comfy!! We stopped for lunch & arrived at our destination early. Then they had 2 scooters waiting for us to take us to our hotel. We were very impressed & would travel with hanh cafe again in a heart beat! Thank u!
Mar 6, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Not bad ride. You need to come to the office to have a ticket and set up time and place(your hotel or office) of your pick up. But the time of arrival is different from what you get on 12goasia: when your go on 09:30 from Muine, your arrival time will be 14:30,not 13:30. And it comes at HCMC bus station near backpackers area.
Feb 26, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
Nice smooth trip. They dropped us all off right at our hotels as well. Would recommend.
Jan 21, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
left with 1h delay, small bus instead of a sleeper, constant stops for the driver to pick up parcels, chickens, and lunch that grandma from mui ne prepared for her daughter near da lat. but hey, at least we got there,rite?
Jan 18, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Constant music which didn’t let us sleep!
Jan 14, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
The ride was hella bumpy which seemed like the shock absorbers absorbed nothing. The driver also kept a fast pace on turns while also overtaking vehicles. It was really difficult to keep yourself stay on your seat without seatbelts nor arm rest. The seat I was on kept wiggling making it impossible to sleep (2nd to the back row, please fix it). The curtens were also too short to give everyone shade (we kept pulling and ‘stealing’ each other’s cover). The waiting area and the stop was okay (because of the hammocks on the stop).
Jan 13, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
It changed into departure at 12:30 minutes. And the bus actually came around 13 o'clock.
Jan 10, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
The ride was bumpy and we arrived 1h30 late. But we arrived right ? The pick up place (hanh cafe) was nice, I just had to show the ticket with my cellphone and they handled everything very well. The bus stopped many times; once to change tires, twice to pick up what seemed to be the bus driver's friends, and once for everyone to eat ! Also, if you're a very tall person, you won't have much space, but it's manageable.
Jan 7, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
The bus was late at pick-up and dropped us couple of km away from the announced location in Ho Chi Minh. Other than that everything was pretty ok for us, maybe we just were lucky or not expecting a lot. It’s really not very comfortable for people more than 1,75 cm tall, but since our trip was short it was ok. Honestly, in comparison with the last train full of cockroaches - it was very good experience.
Jan 5, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
The sleeper buses were neat and comfortable. These are the cheapest way to communicate within Vietnam.
Jan 5, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Neat, Great concept of sleeper bus, on-time, and easy. They even do hotel/resort pickups. Best way to travel in Vietnam.
Dec 25, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
No toilet.
Dec 25, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Minivan was late by 20min to come and pick us up to transfer to the sleeper bus. Plus point is that they dropped me off 200m from my hotel :)
Dec 24, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Really comfortable journey, although the journey departed half an hour after is booked it. Would recommend though.
Dec 20, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
I could sleep well in bus. Driver announced many time “Nha Trang” when we arrived there, I could get off bus:)
Nov 30, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
Greay easy service pick me up from.hostel little long then theybsaid but otherwise great
Nov 25, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Small number of passengers booked at this time of year.(November) so comfortable minibus was used. Good driver. Too cloudy in mountains for great photos . Overall very good on time both ends
Nov 15, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
Driver stopped in the middle of the road to plug in his phone. Did not drop passengers at the station designated on the ticket,but at a taxi rank. He refused to remove the luggage from the luggage bin. We had to climb in and get our own.
Nov 15, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
there was some mess while boadring, but finally we departed in time and on out seats. condition blowed all the time and very cold air, so we got a cold, even after maximum turn off. the driver honked all the time
Nov 14, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Overall is good. Thank you.
Oct 26, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Travelled from Hue to Hoi An. Trip ok on sleeper bus. I am 178cm and found sleeper bed long enough. Kept to timetable and got in to Hoi An early.
Oct 23, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
Comfortable bus ride from Mui Ne to HCM Backpacker area. Pick up was at 8am at hotel, toilet break at 1030-1045am. Arrived in HCM at 130pm.
Oct 20, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
The sleeper bus isn't for someone that is taller than 5'5" or 167,64 cm. The bed laid out seat is very uncomfortable with your legs getting cramped in such a short hole built for shorter legs. Besides that when they drop you off no one helping you find your next bus if you have one. I took a taxi which he took me a short distance and charged me $200,000 dong what his meter read. I asked at the station what is the normal charge she said around $30,000. She said there are only two taxis I can trust, Vinasun Taxi, and Mai Linh taxi the rest are FAKE taxis, just saying you need to help your passenger when they get off your buses.
Oct 20, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Had to squeeze in bus from cafe to the actual bus
Oct 16, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
The trip was alright. We went from Nha Trang to Hoi An. The trip was 11 hours and stuck pretty well to that time table. We stopped once around 8:30pm for toilets which have no toilet paper or soap. Second stop was from midnight to 1 am (which was way too long, everyone was back on the bus in 10 mins waiting for the driver) at another toilet that again had no toilet paper or soap. So bring your own!! The worst part about the trip was the constant swaying of the bus as it has two levels of the sleeper seats. I would have gotten sick if I hadn’t taken Dramamine. Bring a sleeping mask because it’s not dark. Also there was one guy who had to sleep on the floor on a mat, I’m not sure why exactly, but I was happy it wasn’t me. The seats were fairly comfortable though and the air conditioning worked and we got to Hoi An at the correct time so for that I’ll give it 3 stars.
Oct 13, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Late 30 minutes..seat too small..
Oct 4, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
Very small space for me to lie. Very uncomfortable.
Sep 30, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
Bus was confortable but driver and staff too loud, rude, disrespectful with people trying to sleep. No good
Sep 19, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Pleasant overall
Sep 6, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
Left on time and arrived almost 30 minutes early. One of the staff even gave me a free lift on his moto to my hostel about 4km away as it was raining. Would definitely use there services again.
Sep 6, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Was what you would expect for the amount paid for :)
Aug 25, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
I went from Da Lat to Hue- it was meant to be approx 17hr journey but it ended up taking 22.5hrs. I had to changed buses 2 times which was fine but there was a 3.5hr wait between the 1st and 2nd bus and a 2.5hr wait between the 2nd and 3rd bus (it does state this on the website) other than this issue I found them relatively ok to deal with. I got from A to B
Aug 23, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Time indicated on receipt stated 7:30 am but only left just after 8:00am Would have enjoyed a swim at the beach if I knew it departed later. The bus trip was great though and wold be happy to use them again.

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