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Hoang Long

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About 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.


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.


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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Hoang Long Company Reviews

Bus VIP 36, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Mar 17, 2020
Rude driver, no toilet stops. We couldn’t access our booked seats. Bus arrived to Ho Chi Minh 2,5 hours earlier.
Bus VIP 36, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Mar 15, 2020
40 Minuten zu spät und nicht am Abholpunkt erschienen. Der Fahrer konnte kein einziges Wort englisch also wussten wir nicht ob wir überhaupt im richtigen Bus sitzen und ob und wann Pausen gemacht werden. Die Fahrt war ansonsten ruhig.
Bus VIP 36, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Mar 15, 2020
Not a good experience in general. Nuoc Ngam Station in Hanoi is hot, no air conditioning at passengers waiting room. Hoang Long staff and counter do not show a friendly face when we approached him, do not provide good information to us. The bus driver that night are rude, not only to customers, also the way he drive, every 5 seconds he will sound the horn, we can't sleep well. He were angry when other passangers requested for an emergency stop for toilet. He and his assistant smoke in the bus, it was really uncomfortable for this as I expecting an aircon coach without smoking. The assistant character slightly better. The meal provided are really simple, low quality. Overall the service acceptable but their staff are bad. The trip were delay for about 30 minutes. The luggage compartment were used by the drivers for the extra private earning services... So ours have to keep inside the bus... This is odd.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Mar 11, 2020
Bus journey was good but we had to wait on highway which was bot explained in electronic ticket.
Bus Express, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Feb 5, 2020
Perfekt every time again Thank you.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 22, 2020
Driver wasn't really good, they were other people in the seats we ordered.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 22, 2020
The Bus came 2 hour late, we were waiting outside, it was really cold. The bus was overloaded, the luggage was in the bus on your seat and it was really cold and no blankets. The Bus was fast and we arrived earlier. It was ok.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 21, 2020
From what we heard about this bus company it was really OK. We probably got lucky. Bus was only half full, so we got space and we had only hour delay (on 13h trip it is a huge success in my mind). The staff were not friendly but they did their job.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 21, 2020
It wasn't as bad, as some of the reviews, but still fairly unpleasent. Bus was very very full, people lying on the ground, very warm and accordingly the air was pretty bad. The Toilette was locked the entire Trip and I got droped of at a motorway on the side of the road and not at the supposed drop off place. The Bus driver was ok. Since I read reveral Reviews ahead of the Trip I was prepared for this. Nevertheless I would not do it again.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 20, 2020
Le bus est arrivé 1H00 en retard. Cependant, le trajet a été plus court, 15h au lieu de 18h. Sinon, les conditions étaient correctes.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 16, 2020
Bus pour les locaux pas chère. Celui que nous avons pris avec mon amie était très bien, la musique n'était pas trop forte. Il faisait un peu froid à cause de la clim mais il suffit de fermer les bouches d'aération au dessus des sièges et ça va déjà mieux.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 15, 2020
El precio es exagerado para el tipo de autobus que es. Luego supimos que habian autobuses para turistas mas economicos y que no te dejan superalejado de cualquier destino para que tengas que coger taxi. Además la comisión de 12asiago fue mas alta de lo k te dicen a la hora de pagar.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 14, 2020
Nightmare! No one understands English. Bus was late for an hour, and arrived in dong-hoi 4 hours earlier at 5 am. . They threw me in the middle of the road without saying anything.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 11, 2020
Наш рейс отменили, нам никто не сообщил, приехали на автовокзал поздно вечером с сумками и облом, пришлось ждать несколько часов до 2 ночи рейса который все таки поехал, было много свободного места, и удалось немного поспать, берите с собой влажные салфетки если хотите спать на чистом месте.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 5, 2020
I didn't took the bus as the operator she's kept saying delay 30 mind my schedule to leave hue is 9:45 I came early to the bus station around 8:30 and show my ticket he didn't say anything that bus will be delay, when time is 9:30am I asked where is the bus there's a lady in the office and she said wait 10:30am and when time is 10:30 she said bus will arrive 11:00 - 11:30! You know that there's is cheap local bus 70,000 vnd there are on time. This is mistake to book the ticket I read properly in what is in your platform I should have serve refund. I don't deserved to be treat it like that! FYI DON'T BOOK IN 12GO ASIA IF YOUR TRAVELLING BY BUS EXPECT THERE BUS ALWAYS DELAY. Better to book in your home stay or hostel.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 5, 2020
Schedule is not precise and arrival point at nha trang is too far from the city center. (This is just to give other traveler a heads up.) The ride was just ok though.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 5, 2020
2hr delay. A 9hour turned into a 12 hour journey as we stopped in Saigon for a 3hr detour. It was nice having a bed to lie on but the delay and detour having been unexpected was not great.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Jan 4, 2020
The journey went smoothly and the drivers were very friendly. It only would be nice if we would have been informed at the bus station in Hanoi that the bus was on its way, but an hour late.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 31, 2019
Автобус ехал достаточно быстро. Мы приехали на 1,5 часа раньше расписания. Сам по себе автобус и полки староваты, но ехать можно. Есть пледы и подушки, не первой свежести. Это куда приятнее например слипбасов в Индии. На остановке нас покормили. В автобусе был достаточно хороший для Азии туалет. Но кроме нас было всего 2 пассажира. Все остальные места занимали коробки, посылки и еще какой-то груз. Наш багаж лежал на соседней полке и закреплен он не был. В общем, эта поездка не доставит вам особого удовольствия. Но из одного пункта в другой вас привезут нормально.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 30, 2019
Bus arrived two hours later, but we arrived on final destination only 30 minutes late. The driver was very o.k., other local pasengers too. We had lunch together-it was not really for our taste, but it was nice to try something very local.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 30, 2019
Выезд на 50 мин. позже графика, автобус ушатан, багаж лежал п проходах - все багажное отделение занимают посылки.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 29, 2019
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 23, 2019
Автобус с сигналом как у парохода, сигналит постоянно! Голова была квадратная после поездки, еще 2 днятвспоминал гудки. Цена дешёвая. Автобус старый. Приятный бонус, обед в местной столовой, нам очень понравился.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 21, 2019
It's not a bus ride from Hell, but it's more like a bus ride from Purgatory. You travel with packages. Both food and restrooms are advertised, but they are not provided. There is no food provided on the bus. The company does pay for food at rest stops. There is no restroom on the bus, at all. You pull over and squat and hope the locals aren't trying to get a glimpse of you. The seats are all beds and you cannot sit up. The A.C. cannot be adjusted. This is how the locals travel, and the locals can be a little crass if you are female. I don't recommend this company.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 21, 2019
Rude driver. Dirty seats.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 20, 2019
A lot of cargo being dropped off on the way to Ho Chi Minh City but all in all, solid trip. Arrived earlier than expected and got to tour the city the way I wanted to. Cheers!
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 19, 2019
They should move the Departure pick up point to somewhere else. It is in industrial or heavy truck area, even the texi driver hd difficulty finding it. Plus, for 21:00 pick up time, bus arrived at 22:25. We waited all alone in the dark for many hours. Driver was okay, passengers tried to help us. These two stars are for only the driver.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 18, 2019
Кондиционер и вода были Ехали быстро и по расписанию
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 14, 2019
You need to know the way around to figure out the chaotic process at the bus station
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 14, 2019
At all - not so bad :) Departure and arriving to destination was in time. One stop with meal included at about half of the trip from Ho Chi Mihn to Nha Trang. Bus was filled 1/4, AC sometimes was working, there isn't a kingsize bed, but for ticket cost - generally ok.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 12, 2019
The times of pick up and arrival are completely out of whack. The beds are hard compared to other buses. The horn is loud early in the morning. Other than that it's fine. Only use if you can handle the chaos
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 10, 2019
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 8, 2019
Bus was over 3 hours late to start with. The tickets state ‘include food’ which normally means, food is paid for... but it wasn’t. We arrived 3 hours later than expected in HCMC. Driving was typical, hitting every hole in the road and randomly turning the lights on during the trip. It was an experience. That’s the only way to describe it
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 8, 2019
Bus was maybe half full, I was able to fit in one of the lower seats at 1,9m height. The ride was as smooth as it gets on vietnamese roads. Company staff took care to get me into the right bus and out again at the right stop.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 4, 2019
The bus was late for one hour but all in all the trip was a bit better than I expected. Chickens in a baggage area was a funny discovery. I got lucky the bus wasn't crowded. I was very tired so managed to sleep 90% of the trip. All in all it was dirty and the smell wasn't good but as an experience it was cool. Driver was friendly but didn't speak english. The only thing I didn't like actually was the fact he dropped me 10km from Dong Hoi center (maybe if I showed him on the map would have been different) so I had to find another way to the hotel.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Dec 3, 2019
Sehr dreckig und die Toilette ist übergelaufen in den Bus, sodass der Boden nass war. Keine Kommunikation mit dem Busfahrer möglich
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Nov 22, 2019
The driver was very kind and we arrived on time to Ninh Binh then that is the best. Only the service in the bus station in Hanoi is not so good. Costumers must pay atention and ask everybody to dont miss your bus. But the rest of the trip was very good, thanks
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Nov 16, 2019
Driver was safe, friendly and did a great job.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Nov 10, 2019
El bus estaba en muy malas condiciones, asientos rotos, sucio, el baño asqueroso. Fue puntual en Hanoi pero llegamos 1hora y media más tarde de lo previsto. A la mitad del viaje empezo a entrar al bus un olor horrible de mala combustión. Una compañia horrorosa con la que no repetiremos jamas.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Nov 8, 2019
The driver was not kind with foreign visitors and dropped us in the middle of nowhere !!!
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng 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.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Nov 7, 2019
Awesome i like chicken
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng 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.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng 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.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Oct 28, 2019
El punto de recogida estaba fuera de la ciudad, y no en la direccion que habia en el voucher. Tuvimos que pillar un taxi para ir hasta dicho punto :/
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng 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.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Oct 17, 2019
Pls note, must take off shoes before entering bus. The driver was very strict about this.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng 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.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng 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.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng 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.
843 customer reviews
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