The SinhTourist

The SinhTourist
3.4
179 / 4,903
5 45
4 50
3 43
2 13
1 28
99.2% of 4,903 travelers were presumably happy with The SinhTourist as they left good or no review


The SinhTourist VIP Sleeper 41 outside
The SinhTourist

Company Information

This bus operator has been in business since 1993 becoming established as one of the most popular travel companies in Vietnam after a name change in 2009. Sinh Tourist was initially based in a small coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) but now spans offices across Vietnam which provide expert advice as well as assisting travellers in arranging tours and transport.

Routes served by The Sinh Tourist

Sinh Tourist offers a huge range of routes all across the country. It’s possible to travel to almost every destination within Vietnam you could wish with The Sinh Tourist, ensuring you are using an excellent, reliable and safe service.

From Ho Chi Minh City

One of the most popular trips for tourists is from HCMC to Dalat, Sinh Tourist offer one service per day on this route which leaves HCMC at 22.00, arriving at 05.00 and costing VND259,000. The journey in the opposite direction is priced at VND249,000 as it often takes a little longer, leaving Dalat at 08.00 and due to arrive in HCMC at 16.00.

If you’re in HCMC and wish to head to the beaches at Mui Ne then there are three buses each day making the trip. The services are spread throughout the day between 07.00 and 20.00, with a journey time of five hours. Visitors wishing to return to HCMC can jump on buses from Mui Ne at 07.30 or 13.00 each day. Buses are priced at VND169,000 for the journey in either direction.

Of course, The Sinh Tourist can also help if you are wanting to travel between Dalat and Mui Ne. There are two buses each day heading in either direction between 07.30 and 13.00, costing VND169,000 for the four hour trip.

One of the country’s main routes is the road from HCMC to Nha Trang and there are two buses a day connecting these cities. The journey typically takes around 11 hours and you have the option of travelling during the day or overnight on a sleeper bus. Tickets are from VND239,000 and buses depart in both directions at around 07.00 and 20.00.

From Nha Trang

From Nha Trang, visitors can head south along the coast or inland to either Mui Ne or Dalat. The bus ride between Nha Trang and Mui Ne takes around five hours, with two departures each day at 07.15 and 20.00. Buses for the return journey leave at 13.00 every day and tickets are priced at VND179,000 either way.

Sinh Tourist offers just one bus per day from Nha Tang to Dalat which leaves at 07.30 and is scheduled to arrive at 11.30. However, there are two buses leaving Dalat for Nah Trang each day at 07.30 and 13.00, tickets cost VND169,000 each way.

From Hanoi

All visitors to Vietnam will spend some time in Hanoi during their trip and you’ll no doubt want to visit the ancient capital of Hue. There is one overnight service per day connecting the two cities, leaving Hanoi at 18.00 (arriving in Hue at 07.00) and departing Hue at 17.30 (getting in to the capital for 06.45). This is a 13 hour trip that will cost from VND299,000 one way.

From Hue

From Hue, Sinh Tourist can arrange transport to Da Nang, a popular coastal city in its own right but also the gateway to Hoi An. There are two services each day from Hue (at 08.00 and 13.15) making the three hour trip to Da Nang. There are also two buses every day heading tin the opposite direction, both priced at VND169,000. From Da Nang all visitors should head to Hoi An, just 1 ½ hours away. There are two buses connecting Da Nang and Hoi An each day, priced at VND159,000.

International destinations

Sinh Tourist can also help you book tickets to international destinations, including within Cambodia and Laos.

From HCMC, you can travel to Sihanoukville by bus at 07.00 each morning, the trip costs VND678,000 for the 11 hour journey. You can also visit Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, from HCMC. There are four services per day between 06.30 and 15.30 crossing the border into Cambodia. For visitors looking to return to HCMC, there are three buses each day from Phnom Penh, with prices starting at VND307,000.

From Hanoi, Sinh Tourist can arrange travel into Laos, it these are very long bus rides. There is one service each day to both Vientiane (22 hours) and Luang Prabang (24 hours), both departing at 17.00. Tickets cost VND674,000 to Vientiane and VND1,059,000 to Luang Prabang.

Pros

It’s very convenient that you are able to book all of your travel within Vietnam, and even to Cambodia and Laos, using just one company. This will save you a lot of time organising and arranging transport, so you can focus on choosing where you want to stay and what you want to eat during your trip.

As Sinh Tourist has been operating since 1993, you can be confident that you will receive a reliable and high quality service.

Cons

The prices of Sinh Tourist buses can be slightly higher than with some of its competitors, but you are paying for the expertise and professionalism of this long-established company.

Keep in mind

It is possible to purchase open bus tickets from Sinh Tourist, which allow you to hop-on and hop-off all along the route between Hanoi and HCMC. You’ll have to check the prices as it can depend on where your journey begins.

Travellers reviews

The majority of reviews of Sinh Tourist services praise the reliability and comfort of the buses and the operator has long been a hugely popular choice amongst travellers of all ages and budgets.

Criticism of these trips tend to focus on the same issues that plague bus travel across the country, such as fairly common delays affecting journey times and the lack of toilets onboard the buses. Unfortunately, delays are a fact of life when travelling through many countries and Vietnam is no exception. The absence of toilets is a bigger issue but, again, is one that affects travellers on almost every bus in the country.


October 3.2

September 3.0

August 3.4



October 2017

Avinasha, Oct 21, 2017 - The staff was great! The border crossing was smooth and well handled! I wish the seats were a bit bigger in the HCMC to PP stretch!
Michalina, Oct 21, 2017 - Comfortable travelling!
Michalina, Oct 19, 2017 - Wonderful convenient journey
Lilli, Oct 15, 2017 - Trip was perfect but realised I’d paid 50% extra by using 12GoAsia rather than the company. Bus was as expected for a sleeper bus.
Steven, Oct 14, 2017 - Nice bus, liked the seating arrangement, needed more A/C (hot and sweaty) and WiFi didn't work. Could use a shelf above feet area to place personal items.
Darren, Oct 14, 2017 - Good and functional. Would have been better if there was some kind of itinerary published as there was a bit of confusion over stops. I wouldn't expect the driver to have good English and he didn't, this made it a bit tricky.
Magdalena, Oct 14, 2017 - Pleasant trip. Easy to sleep in the bus. Just the bus driver was a little bit pissed off for some reason.
Niamh, Oct 13, 2017 - We could not make our bus as our train was cancelled and because we booked online we could not get a refund. I don't think this is fair as most bookings I'm sure are made online. - 12Go: Dear Niamh Burke I think the issue is that bookings can't be cancelled on the day of travel, so anyways if you send us copies of the tickets you purchased to replace these I can try to get it refunded.
Veronique, Oct 7, 2017 - Good drive, however bus left 10 min earlier so almost missed it and location of pick up was a bit unclear
Richard, Oct 5, 2017 - Very unhappy. We arrived at the departure address on the voucher Sinh Tourist. The office had moved. Went to the new office but now the travel company was Inter who refused to take us as we booked with Sinh Tourist we paid for priority support there was no support. The hotline support tel number was not recognised. We were abandoned with no bus and no assistance. Avoid all things Sinh. Booked our own bus arrived Hanoi 6 hours late Not happy - 12Go: Dear Richard Dancy Our sincere apologies about this problem, we will be checking with Sinh Tourist and issuing a refund. Best regards, Spencer Tiesse, 12Go Business Development Team [Support case #190323](https://12go.asia/en/support-case?token=QmNGTkQwQWdHQURndjZTWXpkRUJlMjI1UksxdXBFUDZjTkZlK2ZXZXg1YjVndXQyYlBYSVB2akFvZE1jV2toenBhY3hxenIwWnd4RjA1QVBLZnd1aDZ4bzkwQWltbnRBNDgrS3k0YUlEVjQ3R0dSVVJMc3QrQU09)

September 2017

Beguem, Sep 28, 2017 - Very nice staff. The trip was better than expected. But the AC was a bit annoying and made my head ache. But that's personal preference. All in all it was really good.
Szuting, Sep 22, 2017 - I thought I paid much more expensive than I bought in the shop.
Audrey, Sep 22, 2017 - This is operated by Catba Express and not the Sinh tourist. Catba Express staff were lovely and transfers from bus-boat-bus were all smooth (we didn't wait at all between each). Only downside is the seat size and legspace in the first (and longest) bus... Sinh tourist staff were very inattentive and careless. I wish recommend booking g with Catba Express directly if possible. - 12Go: Dear Audrey Sequier Thank you very much for your feedback. We are working to get Catba Express on board as a partner directly very soon. Hope the rest of your trip goes well. Best regards, 12Go Business Development Team
Stephen, Sep 11, 2017 - All good, but was not aware we would have to change buses halfway. Bus arrived 30 mins early, but better early than late.
Russell, Sep 7, 2017 - Bus ride was good, but no communication in English for traveller's when stopping and crossing the border.
Martinez, Sep 6, 2017 - Horrible ! The driver was crazy with dangerous driving. Impossible to sleep, stressfull all night long. Happy to be alive
Polina, Sep 3, 2017 - We encounted no problems along the way. Everything was fine and on time.
Gillaine, Sep 3, 2017 - Clean your buses!
David, Sep 3, 2017 - Was moved onto a different bus, poorer quality and without the services paid for, low quality AC had to be within 5cm of the device to feel any air, driver stopped 50 times to pick up random (non-booked) passengers, bus was carrying more people than it should have been - people sleeping in the walkways

August 2017

Charlee, Aug 23, 2017 - The bus ride was far too bumpy. The driver obviously wasn't driving very carefully. The passengers bumped their heads many times, especially those at the back of the bus. I cut open my elbow because of the force of one of the bumps meaning I hit my elbow.
David, Aug 20, 2017 - Arrived at the sinh tourist office only to be moved to another bus from another company, bus was old and leaking and uncomfortable. Not anything like the image they provide. No communication or direction at the border and then the bus drove off without the guy who had our passports on board, we got them later after we stopped at a restaurant but still was worrying. Would have arrived on time if the driver didn't keep stopping to let his friends at the front of the bus stop to piss by the roadside. Would absolutely steer clear
Emma, Aug 19, 2017 - Seats were very comfy. No plugs, no toilet, driver beeped way too much, other travellers were very noisy. Very difficult to sleep.
Kossela, Aug 19, 2017 - Great service Clean bus Stuff are friendly Unexpected Just wow
Silvia, Aug 15, 2017 - Good
Tom, Aug 15, 2017 - The beds were to small, i am 185cm and my legs started camping.
Antonio, Aug 12, 2017 - We bought tickets from Hanoi to Sapa by night.The bus was a sleeping bus, new and confortable. They arrive at time (3'30 am) and they permit you to stay sleeping on bus to 5 a.m.Very good service.
Silvia, Aug 9, 2017 - The travel was very good.
Maria, Aug 4, 2017 - viaje cómodo y tranquilo, también a horario
Dani, Aug 3, 2017 - Nice new bus. Trip Wasn't as listed. Only stated a bus ride. Was 2 buses and a boat, all transitions were smooth and staff was very helpful. Would highly recommend. When buying it said "Sinh tourist" but was ran by Catba Express.
Bonnie, Aug 2, 2017 - Desk was closed when we arrived, bus late, heavy driving.

July 2017

Jessica, Jul 31, 2017 - The whole bus smelled so strongly of old cigarettes it was hard to breathe.
Logan, Jul 25, 2017 - Luckily bus was mostly empty so it was comfortable. But had the bus been full there would be no room for my legs. If you are over 5’ 10” be aware.
Shauna, Jul 25, 2017 - Easy travelling but didn't have a seat on the boat which was annoying as we had to sit on a suitcase. Otherwise great
Logan, Jul 23, 2017 - Seats are very narrow. The bus smells of BO. No bathroom. And no way to store delicate items other than sleeping with them. But it was fast and on time.
David, Jul 17, 2017 - We were very nervous about using the night bus after reading reviews, however it was fantastic! Much better than the 11 hour plane journey to get to Vietnam. The seats were comfy and the footwell was perfect for tucking your valuables into. It was essentially bunk beds on a bus and travelling with my three kids they loved it. Ridiculously cheap and that was for the VIP sleeper. I can't comment on the cheaper buses but if you can pay a little bit more it is well worth it.
Fintan, Jul 17, 2017 - Got to hoi an on time and safely thanks!
Frederic, Jul 16, 2017 - Driver should not answer their phone when driving. This is very dangerous . on the positive point very comfortable .
James, Jul 9, 2017 - Bus was rather tired and scruffy and we didn't stop off for a break on the 4 hour journey. Not too bad though but there are some things that would have made it a little better.
Stephen, Jul 8, 2017 - The bus was an older model but seats were more spacey i.e. Greater leg room . Good space above seats for storage. Bus left Phnom Penh and we were given bottle of water . Plenty of stops along the way to get food and rest room breaks. Bus arrived in timely manner in Ho Chi Minh city. All for $13 one way. Border was a breeze.
Ross, Jul 3, 2017 - Sinh bus station is NOT at 154 Bach Dang St! It's about 2 miles from there, and we almost missed the bus. The bus itself was fantastic, not much room for carry on, and wifi slow, but much better than regular bus :-)

The SinhTourist

The SinhTourist VIP Sleeper 41 Inside
The SinhTourist VIP Sleeper 41 Inside
VIP Sleeper 41 Outside
The SinhTourist VIP Sleeper 41 Outside
The SinhTourist Express Inside
The SinhTourist Express Inside
Express Outside
The SinhTourist Express Outside

Schedule The SinhTourist


07:30; 13:00, 13:30;
13:00;
4.0 Da Nang - Hue
09:15, 14:30;
10:30, 15:30;
07:45, 14:00;
2.6 Hanoi - Hue
17:30, 18:00;
17:00;
07:45;
5.0 Hanoi - Sapa
07:00, 22:00;
14:00; 07:00, 20:00;
22:00;
07:00, 20:00;
06:30, 08:30, 10:00, 11:30, 15:30;
07:00;
3.7 Hue - Da Nang
08:00, 13:15;
2.9 Hue - Hanoi
17:30;
3.9 Hue - Quang Nam
08:00, 13:15;
07:30, 13:00;
08:00, 13:30;
07:15, 20:00;
07:15, 20:00;
07:30, 13:00;
19:00;
06:00, 08:30, 11:30, 15:30;
08:30, 13:45;
3.7 Quang Nam - Hue
08:30, 13:45;
18:15;
2.3 Sapa - Hanoi
08:30, 15:30, 22:00;

Stations The SinhTourist

Mui Ne Sinh, Ho Chi Minh City Sinh, Nha Trang Sinh, Dalat Sinh, Phnom Penh (SinhTourist), Hoi An Sinh, Danang Sinh, Hue Sinh, Hanoi Sinh, Tuan Chau Island Sinh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Buon Ma Thout - Dak Lak Interprovince, Phong Nha Sinh, Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station, Vientiane Southern Bus Station


Comparison The SinhTourist