Hoang Long

Company Information

Hoang Long is a private bus company that has been operating since 1997. This long-established operator now has over 200 coaches carrying passengers across Vietnam, with a wide network offering services to everywhere you’d want to visit within the country.

Routes served by Hoang Long Bus Company

Hanoi–Ho Chi Minh City

Hoang Long is one of the few bus companies that offer the mammoth Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) route. There is one bus per day that runs the entire route, all 37 hours of it!

The 13.00 bus from Hanoi and the 17.30 bus from HCMC are the ones to catch if you wish to travel the entire route, although most people onboard will be disembarking at stops along the way. Tickets cost VND1,000,000 from Hanoi and VND830,000 from HCMC.

Other destinations from Hanoi

The vast majority of visitors to Vietnam will want to stop several times along this route and Hoang Long presents plenty of choice. There are six buses each day to Haiphong, from where you can visit the world-famous Ha Long Bay. Buses depart between 11.00 and 19.20 for the 1 ½ hour journey with four services each day headed from Haiphong back to the capital. Tickets in either direction will cost VND145,000.

Another popular journey from Hanoi is the short two hour ride to Ninh Binh, there is one service a day from Hanoi (at 13.00) and costs VND180,000.

Hue is another hugely popular town along the main Hanoi – HCMC route. You can reach Hue from Hanoi on the 13.00 bus every day, the journey usually takes around 15 hours so you are scheduled to arrive in Hue at 03.45 the next morning.

Da Nang can be reached on the same bus from Hanoi in 17 hours, arriving at 14.55. Tickets cost VND420,000 to Hue and VND480,00 to Da Nang.

From Ho Chi Minh City

Da Nang and Hue can also be reached directly from HCMC. There are three buses per day heading to both cities between 14.30 and 18.30, travelling throughout the night and for most of the following day. The 21 hour trip to Da Nang costs VND500,000 whilst tickets for HCMC – Hue are priced at VND590,000, for a trip lasting 23 hours.

Pros

The biggest advantage with travelling with Hoang Long is the wide network of services offered. This allows you to easily arrange your transport throughout the country with a very highly regarded and well-established travel operator without having to worry about the quality of the coaches.

At VND830,000, the HCMC – Hanoi ticket is outstanding value, although as it is an incredibly long journey you are still likely to want to break it up with stops along the route. But if you have a reason to get to the other end of the country quickly, and flight prices are too high for your budget, then this is probably the option for you.

Cons

Hoang Long services are dirt cheap for a reason - this is an extremely ‘local’ operator and you should not at all expect western standards. Buses could be oversold or late and the drivers may feel like smoking or playing loud music for the entire journey. WiFi, toilets and air conditioning may or may not be working depending on your luck. If you want to travel like a local, Hoang Long is the operator for you! No one is going to hold your hand and tend to your every need or really care if you complain that a family of five has spilled over into your seats. On Hoang Long the staff is focused on keeping the bus moving towards its destination and little else. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Keep in mind

If you’re in Hanoi and wish to visit Ha Long Bay independently and not through an organised tour, then Hoang Long is a great option. The frequent services to Haiphong allow you to catch a ferry across to Cat Ba Island from where you can arrange trips to Ha Long Bay yourself.

Travellers reviews

If you know what to expect it’s going to be a nice little adventure you can tell your friends about. For those expecting a pleasant hassle free trip like the buses back home it can be quite traumatic.

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Hanoi - Da Nang
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Hoang Long Company Reviews

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96.5% of 15,274 travelers were presumably happy with Hoang Long as they left good or no review
MM
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Nov 18, 2019
The journey was terrible. The coach was old and the Seats were terribly uncomfortbale. It took 4 hours before I was able to fall asleep as I was rocked and banged around in the bus.. I would not repeat this journey. Flying would of been worth every penny
PH
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Nov 18, 2019
Worst customer service at pickup point in Dong Hoi. Arrived in time for the pickup point stated in confirmation. At first They informed us about 1 hour delay (which we were prepared for). After a short time They told us that pickup point has changed to some What reason and we need to have a taxi to go a new pickup point. At our own cost, They refused to take the cost of transfer to new pickup point. Then we have Been waiting 2 more hours in the middle of nowhere in the night in an intersection With Heavy traffic. Finally the bus arrived, bus was overcrowded With boxes and bags but we had our own beds at least. Take Hoang Long services only if you eager to have adventourus travel...
DJ
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Nov 17, 2019
Travel with chicken in the luggage storage, box on the seat, and no clim Horrible
RM
5
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Nov 16, 2019
Driver was safe, friendly and did a great job.
LA
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Nov 7, 2019
There needs to be a toilet facility on the coach. If there was one, it was not accessible as there were not enough stops to be able to go to the toilet. If there were one on the coach however I am unsure there was. There was one cupboard looking section at the back however had a lot of stuff in front of it so was no accessible whatever it was.
TV
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 31, 2019
Big fancy bus. Friendly staff (though they do not speak english). I was allowed to board a bus that departed 1 hour earlier then my ticket. Very happy with the provider.
MD
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 29, 2019
Delayed, dirty, not much help and dropped us in the middle of nowhere far away from where they said they would.
RG
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 27, 2019
We are not going to complain about the poor bus conditions, the fact nobody spoke English or the crazy bus driver as these were of course expected and no different to many other journeys we've done in Asia. The issue is that 12go are not aware that buses are no longer allowed into Dong Hoi and the bus office they've provided is no longer accessible by bus. Hang Loang arranged for a (much more expensive than usual) taxi for us to get to another bus stop 10km away. We ended up catching the bus on the road and got on the bus on the side of the road. We spoke with those guys fine through google translate and was grateful for their help getting the bus. We did however arrive into Da Nang at 3am and not at the 6:45am advertised. Our accommodation was not open but fortunately there was a 24hour front desk hostel only a few km away which we were able to take a grab taxi to and spend the rest of the night until the following morning. 12go please speak with Hoang Long and consider updating the arrival time to 3am so people can take that into account with their accommodation and update the fact you can't actually board at Dong Hoi.
PG
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 17, 2019
Pls note, must take off shoes before entering bus. The driver was very strict about this.
ED
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 7, 2019
Everybody was helpful getting us to the bus. The bus itself was a expected very unclean. The driving was very dangerous.
TM
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 3, 2019
Broken seats that wouldn’t change position, the bus driver smoking while driving leaving us to get his exhaled smoke, constantly beeping the horn which made sleep impossible and although advertised as going to the town required we were dumped on the side of the road 10km out of town. Avoid unless for small trips only.
LC
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 3, 2019
Le bus de Haï Phong à Ninh Binh était un sleeper bus mais confortable. Le trajet à duré environ 3h.le chauffeur et le contrôleur ont été très gentils et patients avec moi malgré la barrière de la langue. Par contre : - l'adresse de pick up à Haï Phong indiquée lors de la réservation n'est pas la bonne. Il faut prendre le bus à la gare routière de Thuong Ly. -Arrivé à Ninh Binh, on vous dépose au milieu de nul part et 2 moto bike m'attendaient. Ils ont tenté un 150.000" Mais j'ai pu aller à Tam Coc pour 70 000.
ER
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Sep 21, 2019
super dirty, late and without socket to charge the phone. It’s a 16 hours travel, one should have certain commodities. Even the bathroom was out of use
DM
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Sep 21, 2019
The bus is a sleeper bus but no option to seat up, well you’re neither laying down nor seared, kind of half way. It’s comfortable enough, just happy it was a short trip less than 2h. I’m only putting 1 star because the driver was less than welcoming, we couldn’t pick our seat, we got dropped in the middle of nowhere outside Ninh Binh. There was 1 taxi car and 2 taxi bikes waiting. To top that up, the driver was smoking in the bus. So I wouldn’t call it a 5 star but if you to get from A to B( well nearly B) then it’s no too bad.
GL
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Sep 14, 2019
Bus was late, but made it up on route, so we arrived at expected time. Instead of normal bus - which was supposed to show up - we were in a sleeper one, with beds, no normal seats.
MB
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Aug 30, 2019
Small seat (bed) I was scared to fall The driver left us in the middle of nowhere
RH
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Aug 23, 2019
Our bus was cancelled without noticing us, then the next was also late. We waited about 4h30! Otherwise the car was okay
CN
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Aug 19, 2019
It wasn't too bad at all! A bit nervous at the station but once you're on the bus it's no trouble at all. Only a short trip for Da Nang to Hue but no complaints about the journey at all. My boyfriend actually enjoyed himself! :)
SB
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Aug 19, 2019
Rude and not helping drivers. (X2). Toilets unavailable. Drivers didnt tell us when stops for toilets neither meal time. No Wi-Fi, no electric plugs neither tv as described on the website. But anyway, very comfortable because bus only half full. Good luck to your company. Stéphane
KH
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Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Aug 16, 2019
We recently used your bus service, travelling from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh on Monday the 12th of August. We were two adults and one 6 year old child . We booked with your company as it stated you had WIFI , Air Conditioning and most importantly a toilet of which this was a priority given the distance we were traveling and with a young child . Please see our list of grievances below. Firstly the departure time stated 10:48 , but the bus did not pick us up until 12:20 with no apology or explanation given . We were then greeted by the rudest and most aggressive bus driver. He shouted orders at us and was intimidating to both my wife and child. The bus had minimal air conditioning which did not provide the required temperature. There was no WIFI. The bus was filthy dirty with rubbish and general grime throughout. It appeared the bus had never been cleaned!!!!! As the journey proceeded my son and myself required the use of the toilet , when we went to use it I noticed that the door was pad locked shut! I politely pointed this out to the driver or drivers assistant and he aggressively gestured me to go away by placing his hand in my face. We did stop enroute , but this was only for 30 minutes. This was not adequate for a 20 hour journey , especially when there is a child on board . I asked the driver a second time into journey to please unlock the toilet to which again I was aggressively hand gestured away. The whole experience was distressing and degrading for my family and mostly my 6 year old son .

Hoang Long Stations

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