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!

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Hoang Long Company Reviews

2.0
340 / 6,424
5 33
4 22
3 52
2 54
1 179
96.4% of 6,424 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!
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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.

Jan 20, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Bus was dirty, and dodgy. We were also dropped in the middle of the highway at ninh binh. The reserved seat was not given to us and worst of all the blanket that was handed over to me was used (not even folded) This is my worst experience in Vietnam
Jan 18, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
One needs to have a strong bladder as there was no occasion to go to the toilet for about 13 hours!
Jan 18, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Decent bus ride with solid beds. The bus was a bit dirty though and especially the toilet. Worth the cheap money.
Jan 13, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Dirty, cramped, crazy bus ride! Didn’t get the seats we had booked but to be honest we had the top ones at the back and this was better I guess than on the floor! Interesting experience overall...we did sleep most of the way though so that’s good! I wouldn’t necessarily reccomend the company but also it was cheap and we got where we needed to only 3 hours later than scheduled. The drivers did seem angry but also we don’t speak Vietnamese so if we did maybe we would have understood there occasional shouting! We survived! It could’ve been worse...but not much!
Jan 10, 2019
bus Express, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Trop humide !!! Personnel sympathique!
Jan 8, 2019
bus Express, Hoang Long
★★★★★
Fast, cheap, easy to find at the bus station. 1 sleeping bus almost empty, 1 bottle of water gifted. 4 hours of bus, 10 min boat, 30 min du bus to the downtown. 150000 Dong for that service, we just have to applause with our 2 hands. Nice job!!!!!! ++++++++++++++++
Jan 4, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★★★
The bus ride was great for the price! Quiet ride and friendly staff. It was fairly clean and they made multiple stops long the way which was good considering there was no bathroom on the bus.
Jan 3, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
They didn't allow us to have the seats we especially asked for. "Same, same" they kept on saying. Also, they dropped us in the middle of nowhere, outside the city, on the side of the road. Taxis were waiting for us there so obviously this is a common practice. It cost us an extra 80.000 to get to our hostel, that we had previously especially booked to be walking distance from the drop off point.
Dec 30, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Driver was rude and dropped us in a random place. Sleeper was ok but was not designed for tall people (I’m 6”2 and I couldn’t really fit it)
Dec 29, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★★☆
Bus operated by Huang Long. As this is the standard coach and not VIP, the quality was better than those to Ha Long Bay or Da Nang from Ha Noi. I'm 6'0" and managed to fit into and sleep in my bunk pretty comfortably (though the top bunks have more foot space, so book one if possible). The driver and staff were smoking on the front seats pretty much constantly through the 22h journey, but as a smoker myself this was not a problem. Food was good at the first rest stop, and the bumpy roads are an unfortunate part of Vietnam travel, which cannot be blamed on the buses. The driver did all he could to avoid all the surprises the road throws at you. At 30% of the cost of an air ticket it's the cheapest option - bear that in mind if you like to travel in comfort. Huang Long are a good company to travel with, and I will be using them again.
Dec 29, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
One of the driver was smoking while was driving and the smoke was in the bus
Dec 29, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
The ride was bumpy, beds were not comfy and person cannot fully stretch on the bed
Dec 25, 2018
bus Express, Hoang Long
★★★★☆
Quick and good ride
Dec 24, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Comfortable bed and supplied with a blanket and pillow. Seating not adhered to nor water supplied.
Dec 23, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
No clean blankets were provided, they had been used by previous passengers. Seat allocations weren't adhered to. No water was provided. No English instructions were given in any way. The bus arrived late. The bus driver notified us when we were at the drop off point which was helpful.
Dec 19, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Aircon didn’t work, toilet didn’t work , old bus But we did arrive safe
Dec 9, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Local bus, quite old too. Nobody spoke any English. Nobody could tell me what time we were going or when I am supposed to get on the bus. They were all friendly but I was not comfortable not knowing when i am supposed to get on or get off. The driver was smoking and drinking while driving ????
Dec 9, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus arrived at the destination 2 hours late :(
Dec 5, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Good way but the spleeping seats were very old and no comfy compare to other buses.
Dec 3, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
The bus was old and the toilet did not work/was padlocked shut. But i had a great experience. The jump in price between bus and flying can be huge for a local so I think it must be mainly vietnamese who get the long distance buses. I was the only one who spoke english on the entire bus. I got place in a top bunk at the front and it was quite narrow and unstable with minimal railing and minimal steps to get up. I would not recommend the bus for anyone who wasn't fit and nimble. There wasn't really much space for bags. I'm travelling just with a carry on backpack so i was fine but checked nope and they don't put things underneath the bus. I'm half convinced the company is running a trade/smuggling gig haha. But I had amazing views of the countryside. Sleeper trains and buses are my favourite. If at times it seemed confusing, its all just part of the experience. *i did also have my departure time pushed back 1.5 hours but whatever, i'm not on a time schedule and i made it in the end. These things happen. When some people left 5 hours in to the trip, i got told i could move down to a bottom bunk so i spent most of the trip more comfortable :)
Nov 26, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Bus is old and dirty, trash Ana boxes and bags everywhere, beds are comfy though and you can actually sleep at night if others stop listening to music without earphones for a moment. Bathroom worked no light though, we stopped for a free meal around 6 am.
Nov 14, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★★★
The bus arrived bag on time to pick us up. Quite clean, cleaner than London busses anyway, and the seat/bed was comfortable enough to have a decent sleep. Driver did have very loud conversations but this is Vietnam and I think it is a standard. Bus actually arrived slightly early to Hue which is was very impressed with! I would recommend this Huong Long service
Nov 8, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
No stop at ninh Binh busstation possible according to driver... We could go further to Tam Coc where taxidrivers were waiting.
Nov 5, 2018
bus Express, Hoang Long
★★★★☆
All included trip to get back to Hanoi. Wifi on board is nice.
Nov 2, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
THE bus was filty, and also broked down. We had over an hout delay. Sorry but we don’t like to use this bus again.
Nov 1, 2018
bus Express, Hoang Long
★★★★★
Professional, fast, perfect way to get to cat ba
Oct 29, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Fine driver and bus. Nobody speaks english, they drop you in the middle of an intersection in the main highway instead of in Ninh Binh city so you then have to pay a taxi to your hostel...
Oct 23, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Did no english at all and no space for your bags!
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!

Hoang Long Stations

Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station Ninh Binh HoangLong Dong Hoi HoangLong Phia Nam Hue Bus Station Da Nang HoangLong Binh Thuan HoangLong Mien Dong Quy Nhon HoangLong Dong Nai Station Ninh Thuan HoangLong Phu Yen HoangLong Nha Trang HoangLong Quang Nam HoangLong Dong Quang Phia Nam Thanh Hoa Ha Tinh Bus Station Ha Nam HoangLong Vinh HoangLong Quang Tri HoangLong Can Tho Bus Station Nam Dinh HoangLong Phia Bac Lang Son Thai Binh Bus Station Thuong Ly Niem Nghia Cat Ba HoangLong Hanoi HL Binh Dinh Bac Giang Ha Tinh Lang Son Long An Bus Station Quang Ngai Bus Tien Giang Vinh Long HoangLong Bac Ninh HoangLong Hai Phong HoangLong Quang Ninh Thai Nguyen Vung Tau Bus Station Hai Duong HoangLong B n xe Hung Yen Mong Cai Bus Station Tien Yen Ben Got HL Cai Vieng Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam HL Hai Phong HL