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

1.9
143 / 3,016
5 11
4 7
3 17
2 32
1 76
96.4% of 3,016 travelers were presumably happy with Hoang Long as they left good or no review

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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)
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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.

Aug 20, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Awful condition on the bus, bus arrived an hour late, although staff are helpful (though they don't speak english). A highlight was a chicken that travelled with us on the bus from Danang to Dong Hoi. Ps: drivers don't automatically stop at desgniated stops, you need to inform them. All in all, it was an experience :)
Aug 18, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
The bus is horrible. Looks nothing like the photo on the website. There were boxes everywhere, it looks like they were more interested in transporting packages than people. There was little to no suspension on the bus which make the sheet metal under our seat rattle...no chance of sleeping....even if you could sleep through the drive honking the horn ever two seconds... Staff however treated us well.
Aug 14, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
I went on a sleeper bus a few weeks ago. It was amazing. You could sit up or lay down. You could see out the windows and enjoy the view. You also got complimentary water. But you didn’t didn’t get any of this on this bus. There should be different descriptions when booking so people know what bus they are travelling on. The bus driver was a good driver though, I felt safe.
Aug 14, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
When you arrive at the station, it's not clear at all what to do. Managed to work out which cubical you go to to exchange your voucher for the ticket but it was in unattended right before the bus was due to depart. The guy eventually turns up and was aggressive and dismissive. I then worked out from asking locals that the bus was delayed an hour and a half and to wait on the seats and you'll be called when the bus is ready. Generally just not clear a bit unorganized. The bus itself was alright, though a bit dirtier than the pictures.
Aug 13, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
bus arrived on time but for some reason took 21hrs from hue-Saigon when it’s advertised to take 16. bus wasn’t particularly clean but was reasonably comfortable. only 3 toilet stops and they occurred at seemingly random times.
Aug 5, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The driver was super nice, but the trip was supposed to take 1.5 hours but it took 3.5 and the bus as really old.
Jul 30, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Very short beds
Jul 29, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★★★★
I liked my trip from Da Nang to HCMC. I didn't get a meal on the bus, but I brought my own food so it was ok. Seats were as cramped as any bus I've taken in VN, which is fine because I'm a short person. Bus driver was very helpful, and not only that but was a careful driver. There were other buses on the road passing us from other companies and he didn't try and keep up with them. Kind of a slow travel way to go, but not too expensive, the staff at the office were very helpful with my ticket, and the bus showed up on time. Not a complicated 24 hour trip. Thank you!
Jul 28, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Sits ware OK. But we didn't get meal. WC was broken nad dirty. We lost mobile. If to find, please hall me back.
Jul 26, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus arrived 1 hour late. Had a huge broken window which I know was out of their control; it was nice that the driver fixed it by covering it with boxes. Had to wait more cause the driver and other passengers had to eat lunch. What supposed to be an 11:30 departure time became 13:30. Upon boarding the bus, I found out that someone already occupied my RESERVED seat. So the driver had to re-assign me near the broken window. The seats were extremely uncomfortable for a long trip. There we’re children laying down on the aisle floor. I just felt unsafe that I had to get off. If you’re even thinking about taking the bus, don’t. I suggest you take the train instead.
Jul 22, 2018
van VIP, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
We got to Cat Ba ok, but the trip seemed everlasting : we took 3 buses, 1 boat and another bus. Other than that it was fine.
Jul 21, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★★★☆
the bus is not very clean. but comfortable. despite the eighteen hour journey I took , did not feel any problems. the toilets at stops can improve a lot. the food given was quite good.
Jul 17, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Small beds, bad smell, lack of information about the stops, no one speaks English so communication is difficult. We were like 2h late from the arrival time, also the bus left late and it's difficult to find it at the station.
Jul 14, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus was full, more people than seats, so some people was sleeping in the floor.
Jul 6, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus was terrible! It was not as the pictures they show. We take the night bus Hoang Long brand, from Hanoi to Hue. It was old, the beds were super small, I barely fit. You can not recline the seats they have this weard uncomfortably position. And they over sell tickets so even in the halls they were people sleeping! We take another bus from other company from Hoi An and was super good so I don’t recommend this one at all!
Jul 2, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Got me there and was cheap, not the most comfortable place to sleep and bring water if on a long journey.
Jul 2, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The beds were tiny. There were too many stops. No communication. Drivers smoked continuously but wasn’t too bad as it drowned out the smell of sweat after the 20 minute breaks in the sun. If you’re under 5’7 then it should be okay but try get a bottom bed so as not to feel scared of falling out when trying to sleep.
Jul 2, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus departed late, the waiting area was not comfortable at all
Jun 21, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★★★☆
From the start of this trip it was not OK. I went to the bus station and they told me the bus would be another hour and a half. When we got on the bus they took ALL our things inside the bus. My BIG backpack and camera backpack and laptop bag as well as all of my son, Trình's things. There was someone in our seats and it took the driver to get them to leave. They overbooked cargo and under the bus was full so there were a lot of item in the isle in the way. I guess it is becoming acceptable for buses to the riders off on the highway instead of taking them to the bus station in town. They dropped Trình and I off just after a toll booth and we had to take a taxi to the hotel. This is how a different bus company did it last year so I guess this is how they do it these days. I was disappointed. I still love the sleeper buses, it is a great way to get around Viet Nam.
Jun 21, 2018
bus VIP36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
As the picture tells, it is clean and comfy, but when I was at there, it just like typical of a local bus. Not clean, the bed so hard, the staff can't speak English at all, and there was durian smells around the bus, even the driver smoke while driving. I won't take this Hoang luong bus anymore
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 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 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 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.
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 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”.
Dec 20, 2017
van VIP, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Not bad
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

Hoang Long Stations

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