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
208 / 4,197
5 13
4 14
3 25
2 41
1 115
96.3% of 4,197 travelers were presumably happy with Hoang Long as they left good or no review

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Oct 23, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Did no english at all and no space for your bags!
Oct 22, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Worst bus service ever. Bus smells really bad, driver was really rude and worst of all, he dropped me in the middle of nowhere beside a gas station, saying this is it
Oct 21, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Awful experience, the driver told me to sit right at the back and not in the seat which I paid for, then he started loading up the back of the bus with lots of large smelly boxes which I guess he was delivering, they were all piled near me for the whole journey. The bus was shaking constantly as though the shock absorbers were broken, the bus itself was old and dirty, the driver wouldn't even let me put my suitcase beneath the bus in the storage area, he just shoved it into one of the isles on the bus amongst a bunch of other boxed, there was also no meals included as advertised. If you are going from da nang to go chi minh or vice versa, just pay 100k dong extra and get the plane instead!
Oct 10, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
The bus was old, narrow beds and no toilet not as shown and described when looking to buy tickets. However the driver was good and safe not manic. Number of comfort stops and food provided at last stop.
Oct 10, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The beds Where So hard. The wc doesnt work and er was No WiFi. The driver maken noice all the time and he was smoking inside the bus. Sleeping was almost unpossible.
Sep 19, 2018
van VIP, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
We hired a mini van and when we arrived to the station that service didn't exist. Nobody explained anything to us and we just had to take a bus instead. At least they took us in a cab to the ferry and we arrived to Cat Ba without any other problem, but it wasn't the service we paid for.
12Go response:
Dear Abraham Diaz Lopez We are very sorry that on this particular day the operator was forced to run a different vehicle on the route. This can occur for any number of reasons and we contacting them to figure out why it happened. Best regards, Spencer Tiesse, 12Go Business Development Team [Support case #625253](https://12go.asia/en/support-case?token=UzYzMHl2TE15cy8weS9JMDlNMEtyZkxNTE0rTUN2WTA4OHgxeTB6T2RjdVBERGZNVGd5dktBdDBUeW1KRE04cDlzbjFLMHNLOXJJTUR5MXc5dlh3OGtoeHpTbjFDd3R6OW8zSThQQjE4Y3VKeXN0eFNYYTB0UVVB)
Sep 18, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Bus broke down a few times during the trip. Driver was a little unhelpful. Not bad, just not the best service!
Sep 17, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★★☆
Bad smell inside the bus,,, Expect more clean,,, Staff is very friendly,,, Please provide halal food on travel time,,,
Sep 14, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Bus arrived 1 hour late and had two stops on what should have been a short journey
Sep 9, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Nice to experience the sleeper bus but it would have been better of newer units were used and has wifi onboard.
Sep 6, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★★☆
Even though the staff did not speak English, they were all very helpful!! I was feeling sick and so they let me sit at the front in the passenger seat and gave me water and some fruit! I felt a lot better and they were very nice! Lovely drivers
Aug 29, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Service poor - not very helpful. When raining the window leaked causing the whole bed to get soaked. Staff smoking on the coach. Loud music played until midnight. Stop offs weren't made obvious to travellers so we did not know when they were toilet breaks. Treated differently to others in regards to food. Only given a plate of plain rice whereas everyone else got vegetables, meat and sauces. No toilet on the coach. Did take 12 hours instead of 15, despite being an hour late to pick us up
Aug 22, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
My friend and I took Hoàng Long from Hue to Ho-Chi-Minh. So, this was bearable to me, because I got in way worse buses. But to be real, it was not a very pleasant trip. First of all, the bus was super old, with bad pneumatics, and if you know how bad vietnamese roads are, you also know that with this kind of bus, you’re going to get a great bumpy ride, quite hard to sleep. If we forget about the fact that vietnamese people were just acting like vietnamese people (driver who couldn’t stop honking. Storage of commercial good in the hold, AND in the bus... I even walked on a baby’s head, because her stupid mother put her on the corridor’s floor to sleep, and it was too dark to see anything when I got in the bus. Maybe she’s dead now.), The bus was not clean at all. It was raining and water was pouring out of the ceiling window, and I’m not going to talk about the horrible smell that stayed in the air all the trip long (still wondering what it was). At least we had free meals, the bus was on time for the departure, the drivers were kind, even if they were clearly making fun of us for some unknown reasons. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the trip took 4:30 extra hours. So it was not 16 hours as mentioned on the Website, but more something like 21 hours. If you’re used to that kind of companies or worse, it should be alright. Otherwise, just avoid it.
Aug 22, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
The bus leaves you 4 km away from ninh binh city so you have to take a taxi o motorbike to get closer
Aug 22, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus was basic, and not the bus in the photos! It was dirty and uncomfortable! However they provided water and a blanket, as well as a hot meal in the morning!
Aug 20, 2018
bus VIP 36, 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 14, 2018
bus VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Very short beds
Jul 29, 2018
bus VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus was full, more people than seats, so some people was sleeping in the floor.
Jul 6, 2018
bus VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus departed late, the waiting area was not comfortable at all
Jun 21, 2018
bus VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
You get what you pay for. wouldn't recommend for long journeys.
Jun 1, 2018
bus VIP 36, 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 VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★★★★
plenty of leg room, quality banter & the missus loved it

Hoang Long Stations

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