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!

Hanh Cafe Company Reviews

3.1
184 / 3,599
5 38
4 48
3 35
2 28
1 35
98.2% of 3,599 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.

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.
Aug 22, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
We left pretty much on time, that was good. However even though we didn't have designated seats, we weren't able to choose our own, just told to move to the back of the bus. The trip itself was good but the drop off point was quite a long way out of the main part of town (where we were staying.) Everyone then had to try to sort out getting their luggage from the boot of the bus, with no help from the driver at all. I know it would be reasonably hard, but it would definitely be great if everyone could be dropped at their respective hotel's (as they do for some, on take off)
Aug 22, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
Nice bus, well places, faster than we thought. Super!!!
Aug 20, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Bus was late, journey was Not 90 but 60 min with relatively high price
Aug 19, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
The first two buses we took were ok and this is the only reason why I don't give only one start. The last bus from Hue to Hanoi was completely terrible. There were people sleeping on the floor next to us, travelling in awful conditions and making us uncomfortable as well. Besides that the drivers were very unpleasant and disrespectful with the passengers. It is the second time I use you services and is the second bad experience. I hope during the rest of my journey I don't have to come to you because it has been disappointing. You should control the bus companies that work with you so things like that don't happen.
Aug 19, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Late departure although the bus and driver had been there some time prior to scheduled departure, first stop was fuel. Journey and bus itself were all fine. Bus stop in Da Lat in middle of car park needed to hail taxis to get to various destinations - more central drop off would be an improvement.
Aug 14, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
good service. not much leg room.
Aug 13, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
2hours late
Aug 12, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
The trip from Saigon to Mui Ne was in a newer and better bus. Although there was some confusion when we were told to get into a minivan. The staff were not able to explain to us that the van was to drive us to another Hanh cafe outlet where we would board the sleeper bus. Coming back from Mui Ne to Saigon was worse. First, it was stated when we bought the tickets, the bus was supposed to pick us up at 1pm. When we got to Hanh cafe, the staff told us that the bus would leave at 130pm. But the bus was late, it only arrived at 2pm and we only reached Saigon at 7pm, 2 hours after schedule. Also, it was raining heavily and our backpacks in the luggage storage at the bottom of the bus got very wet. It was not a pleasant experience travelling with Hanh Cafe. The bus was also suffocating as the aircon was barely working on the lower decks.
Aug 7, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★★
This was a nice bus ride to Nha Trang. No complains on the comfort of the bus or the efficiency of the team getting us there. Thanks!
Aug 6, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Ok
Aug 3, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
The bus needs fumigation, there are so many small cockroaches crawling all over the sleeper seats. The driver was loud at random times too.
Jul 31, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Nice beds
Jul 17, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
Appreciated their service to pick me up from my hotel which was quite far away from the boarding point. Unfortunately, the bus did not depart as planned and we ended up 1.5 hour late to arrive in HCM. Cleanliness was ok, could be improved.
Jun 14, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
It took one hour to get out of mui né, because it was chaotic we're everybody could sit and the many stops. After that it was oké. It took 6 hours and we had one stop.
Jun 11, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★☆☆
Overall service is ok. Didn't provide blanket for 9 hrs journey. Futa bus is much better. But both having lack of English communication.
Jun 6, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
Bus ride was fairly comfortable. Would be better if there was only one break in between instead of two.
Jun 6, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
The lady incharged is responsible, friendly, approachable, and kind. The only thing I wasn’t completely satisfied was the driver stopped too many times in between of our journey from MuiNe to HoChiMinh, and that kind of delayed my schedule by a little. Overall it was a good experience. (:
Jun 6, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★☆☆☆
Not as well organised as the previous Hanh cafe bus we took. Seats not assigned and the bus was overcrowded. Seats were also well worn and wouldn't lift from reclined position. No water on this trip but did make a rest stop. Does the trick but you get what you pay for.
Jun 6, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hanh Cafe
★★★★☆
A bit of a strange experience with the sleeper bus layout but the staff were great on this route. They each passenger off at the door to their accommodation. Other buses we have taken since with the same company have not been so accommodating. Seats were all assigned and water bottles given to passengers included in ticket.
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
★★★☆☆
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
★★★★★
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 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 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

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