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.

Unlike the vast majority of bus operators across Vietnam, Hoang Long coaches usually have toilets on board! This will be great news for any visitors who are used to the facilities on western coaches!

Cons

Hoang Long services tend to be slightly more expensive than tickets with some of its competitors, however, you are paying more for the fact that they are a long-established operator and you can expect a higher level of service and comfort.

Also, journey times on Hoang Long services can often be a little longer than those advertised by other bus companies. However, if these drivers tackle the roads at a slightly slower pace than some others then this is probably a good thing!

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

Visitors are usually delighted to find that there are bathrooms on the coaches, so you don’t have to rely on toilet stops throughout the journey as many of these can be pretty unpleasant, especially in the middle of the night. Don’t worry, there are still frequent breaks where you can get something to eat and stretch your legs.

Those who have regularly travelled across Vietnam by bus are pleasantly surprised by the standard of the coaches, which has helped enhance the company’s reputation over the last 20 years.

As is the case with all bus companies in Vietnam, delays are commonplace. Hoang Long drivers typically drive slower than many of those with other operators, trust us, that’s a good thing!

Buy Hoang Long Tickets

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Hoang Long Company Reviews

2.1
70 / 1,570
5 7
4 4
3 9
2 18
1 32
96.8% of 1,570 travelers were presumably happy with Hoang Long 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)
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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.

Jun 17, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Bus driver was smoking, calling, playing on his phone and using his car horn every 5 seconds. Horrible experience.
Jun 16, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The buss in real life is not even close to that one on the picture. Dirty and old. 200 000 is too much for such a short trip
Jun 16, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Awful experience. We were there at 8.15am and the bus was supposed to go at 9.54, and they told us that it had already left at 8am. We tried to call the company but they had always an excuse to get rid of us. Moreover, we asked if they could pay us a taxi and the they said no. Also, they didn’t give us the money back 300.000 VND. Finally, they paid us a taxi to another bus station, telling us that there was a person there to complain, and it was just to send us there so that we could buy a ticket with another company. Finally, because of 12go asia or the bus company (we still don’t know whose mistake is it), we lost one of our tours as we were late. I don’t know what to do to get, at least, the money back. I would not recommend the company, as the hotlines are useless, they always try to get rid of the client.
12Go response:

Dear Sergi Garriga Ruiz

We are very sorry for this experience. You need simply contact us and we will investigate and request a refund.

Hoang Long does reserve the right to change departure times on the day of travel but since you arrived much more than the required 45 minutes in advance, there should have been no problem. We hope to have this sorted out by the end of the weekend and you will receive an email confirmation about the refund.

Jun 12, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Bus was 4 hours late and the person at the desk was very unhelpful and rude. Once the bus arrived the guy specifically wouldn't even help us put our bags on telling us it wasn't his job. Air con wasn't great. Basically unless you don't have a choice don't use this company
Jun 5, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
You get what you pay for. Super cheap and would only recommend if on a tight budget or a short journey. A 15 hour journey is unbearbale, tiny beds, toilet not in use, No water so come prepared and the air con is touch and go. But as i said it is a very cheap option, next time I'll pay that bit extra.
Jun 5, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Horrible bus and staff. Absolutely horrible.
Jun 2, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Our bus was dirty and our seats were broken. Part way through the journey randomers were sleeping in the aisles next to us so it was very cramped. Water should’ve been included and passed around by staff, instead the water was left at the front and it was carnage trying to get a bottle. The 2 drivers were having a very loud conversation throughout the drive whilst we were trying to sleep. Only positive is we left on time. I wouldn’t book again with this company.
Jun 1, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
You get what you pay for. wouldn't recommend for long journeys.
Jun 1, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Very low cost way of travelling from Ninh Binh to Da Nang but you definitely get what you pay for. Bus stop was not as advertised, took 2 taxis and a local to get us to correct stop. Scheduled for 9pm, arrived 10:45pm. Bus in very poor condition, no toilet and only 2 stops in 15 hours. We had to pee at the side of a motorway. No seat belt and was thrown into the air a lot. Driver used the horn all through the night meaning sleep was tough. Yes it is very low cost, and beggars can’t be choosers but think carefully before taking this bus.
May 31, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★★★★
plenty of leg room, quality banter & the missus loved it
May 29, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Horrible only words to describe it. Bus driver smoked cigarettes all night. My pillow was stolen by another passenger. And to top it all off, the bus driver forgot about our stop and dropped us off 60 km from where we were trying to go. Yeah never again will I use this company
May 26, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
We barely found the boarding point, the adress is not correct. We chose seats but when we boarded the bus it was a complete mess with people and bags everywhere. There were some people seated in our seats. The staff wasn't friendly at all. The bus was dirty and the seats were broke. I would not recommend this company. The only positive thing is the bus wasn't late and we left at 13:35 instead of 13:48.
May 23, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Even though the confirmation from 12go.asia mentioned that we indeed booked the bus from Dong Hoi on the 19th, our ticket was for the bus that departed on the 20th. After our hotel spend a lot of time to fix that, the bus was also 4 hours late. Luckily the hotel staff got us on an earlier bus because they called to Hoang Long. The bus itself was not clean, some seats falling apart, and was filled with packages. However, the bus drivers and fellow travelers were very kind and the ride itself was without any problems. Because of my earplugs and eyemask, I slept like a baby the entire ride.
May 19, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
As budget backpackers we were less than impressed with the Hoang Long Bus. It was so dirty and unsanitary, the seats were broken and the seatbelts were unusable for this very unsafe drive. The toilet seemed so unclean that it was unsafe to use. The driving was very unsafe and it seemed to hit every bump on the road putting us into the air and giving us whiplash.I would NOT recommend this bus company to anyone, I would tell them to look elsewhere. As we saw many other bus options that seemed a lot cleaner and nicer. We regret picking this bus company and travel option. From two very unsatisfied budget travelers, as this was even below our standards.
May 2, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Absolute shambles. Arrived 1 hour prior to departure as instructed. Guy then scribbled out the departure time to indicate that the bus was delayed an hour. So as we're waiting we notice other Brits having some sort of issue, which told us something with our ticket was also bound to be wrong. The company then tell us our bus is tomorrow not today although our 12goasia booking clearly indicates oherwise. After a bit of a battle in broken English we managed to get tickets for a later bus (3 and a half hours later) which was not the VIP bus we booked. We had to sleep in the aisle. Will absolutely not be booking with Hoang Long or through 12go.Asia again.
May 2, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
12go Asia gave us the wrong address for the departure point, so therefore we waited hours and missed our bus. Wasted money as company do not refund and had nowhere to sleep for a night so had to sleep in hotel foyer. Awful service from 12go Asia DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.
Apr 16, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Horrible. Dropped us off 2 hours earlier in the middle of nowhere. There was no place to stay or find our bearings. Had to wait outside the bus station for 2 hours in the dark. Kept turning on lights and abruptly woke us up by hitting our backs.
Apr 16, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Workers at Hanoi Nuoc Ngam station extremely rude and unhelpful. Bus was grimy, looked like it was being used to transport products beyond people. Driver was rude. But at least it ran on time.
Apr 1, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The driver was trying to get us of the bus at the highway 5 kilometers of Ninh Binh! We refused and told hem to bring us to a taxi or station. He did at the end. The driver and passenger smoked on the trip.
Mar 31, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
The bus was not a vip it was local bus
Mar 17, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
I didn’t like this trip with HoangLong. Bus was dirty with small cockroaches, staff was rude and the beds were to hard. Staff didn’t speak a single word English and they just ignored me when I tried to ask something “with hands and feet”.
Feb 18, 2018
van VIP, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
La peor experiencia!! La Van salía 07:30 Y nos pedían estar allí una hora antes, porque no se hacen responsables si salen más temprano. Nos tuvieron allí más de 4 horas y tras varias discusiones con ellos (nadie habla inglés y hemos recibido un trato pésimo) conseguimos que nos dejaran subir. Nos han hecho perder un día del viaje. Hay mil opciones para venir a Cat Ba, intentad evitar a esta gente.
Dec 25, 2017
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Driver dropped us in the middle of the road 4km away from the bus station. Haphazard driving, a lot of honking
Dec 20, 2017
van VIP, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Not bad
Nov 9, 2017
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Getting to the bus station in Hanoi was fairly easy and accessible by public transportation. Also, tickets were pretty easy to manage with the HoangLong counter. We ran into trouble when the bus driver missed our stop and instead dropped us off on the side of a highway. Yep, the side of a major highway. If we hadn't alerted the bus driver, I'm sure we would have woken up to the bus station in Ho Chi Minh City instead. The bus driver and his minion didn't help much and instead pointed us to the nearest, and most expensive taxi. We were about 15 minutes past our destination, yet the taxis wanted to charge us around 100,000 dong. Our tickets to Ninh Binh themselves cost 150,000 dong for 2 hours -- so you can see why we weren't too pleased. We decided to walk along the highway and find a public bus. The driver tried to scam us, but we were able to demand a real ticket price. Overall, I would not suggest using this company as it feels like they don't necessarily care about whether you get to your destination or not.
Oct 18, 2017
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Awful, completely different quality of bus than advertised on the website when purchasing the ticket. The bus was filthy, curtains broken, bus driver was extremely rude. All in all an awful experience
Sep 26, 2017
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
It was a sleeping bus, there where some small cockroaches and it did not leave us in the center of Nin Binh which meant we had to take a taxi to get to the centee. If possible, prefer the train
Sep 25, 2017
bus Express, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
They didn't let us know it was cancelled due to a typhoon- so we sat at an empty wharf and tried where we were going to sleep that night.
Sep 15, 2017
bus Express, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Cancelled with no explanation

Hoang Long Stations

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