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.

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The SinhTourist Company Reviews

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1230 customer reviews
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99.1% of 25,141 travelers were presumably happy with The SinhTourist as they left good or no review
ML
5
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Nov 22, 2019
Good company, the bus was very comfortable, staff friendly, bus driver was safe and professional.
HV
2
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Nov 21, 2019
We missed our original bus. We were at the office 30 (6:00 a.m.) minutes before the said departure (630am). The person who were at reception knew that we had a schedule. 625 am...we asked her again for follow-up..it was only then she were coordinating with her officemate.
NA
4
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Nov 20, 2019
I had a really nice experience on the bus. The driver was lovely, always smiling. We had a stop off at a station where there were toilets and places to get some food for the rest of our journey which was good. The only downfall was the size of the seats. They were pretty small. Some of the taller passengers found it a little uncomfortable however as the bus wasn’t full, we were able to move seats. Overall a really pleasant journey
DS
2
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Nov 18, 2019
The bus was not as shown in the pictures. It was really small, dirty and quite old. The seats are small and if you are above 1.7m you won't have enough leg room. On a good note: the driver was nice and the views were spectacular.
MR
5
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Nov 17, 2019
I was impressed the driver was the safest bus driver on the journey, with other buses doing dangerous passing, while our driver kept to the realistically scheduled ETA, which he did.
AA
2
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Nov 15, 2019
I wasn't aware of the arrangements of a 'semi sleeper'. I am 170cm tall and found it uncomfortable where as my partner is over 200cm and it was impossible for him to fit, there should be some indication of this prior to booking.
DA
5
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Nov 13, 2019
Great service, arrived early. Good shuttle service to city centre. Booked with them again already.
MB
5
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Nov 12, 2019
Bus is on time. Seats are comfortable and AC is working well. Works well on this very long trip.
KP
5
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Nov 11, 2019
comfortable and quick would recommend to be early to get a good seat
WH
4
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Nov 8, 2019
Chauffeur, drives very risky passage maneuvres, while checking his dougter babyphone-camera on I-phone and also checking his wive during all ride and swithes to look video movi during whole ride.
GH
3
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Nov 7, 2019
Bus was half an hour delayed, but aside from that, it went pretty fast. The seats layout though is a bit weird, and for someone tall maybe not that confortable.
MB
5
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Nov 7, 2019
perfect ride. good driver..well maintain sleeper bus (Sinh).
UF
4
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Nov 5, 2019
Wir hatten 2.5 Stunden Verspätung - statt 6h, 8.5h Fahrzeit. War einerseits den zwei längeren Pausen (mit Essen), andererseits dem Verkehr geschuldet.
MB
4
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Nov 4, 2019
the ride was very bumpy..kudos to the driver..drived slowly but surely..i was so happy to ride on the small bus rather than big or even worst sleeper bus..it will be much scarier..im happy to recommend Sinh Bus to another fellow traveller
HF
2
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Nov 4, 2019
They should have inform us that they will transfer us to a local bus. The green bus smells drug. My anxiety almost hit the top. It made the trip better because the drivee and the conductor is not rude. Please give instruction to tourist next time !
JV
3
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Oct 26, 2019
The bus left on time and this time the driver was not a maniac. The trip was save, only we didn’t booked a sleeping bus because my husband is almost 2 meter and that won’t fit. Therefore the trip was not that comfortable.
EM
3
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Oct 22, 2019
We were picked up by a different bus company since they said they have a problem with their bus but I think it is just because there seems to be only less than 10 of us for that trip. I don't know what to expect since I haven't seen the inside of their bus but the one we were transferred into is a regular sleeping bus, the one without curtains to separate each bed and no wifi. For the Sinh company I expect that there is no pickup so meetup is in the location indicated so I was expecting a direct and smooth trip without much stopover and will be arriving in HCM early. But with the alternative bus, we had to make a lot of stops to pickup most of the passengers from where they are staying, we spent a lot of time just for the pickup of passengers. Also there is only one driver as far as I know and no guide. The driver is so grumpy and not really approachable but we arrived safely in HCM so all is good.
EL
3
Bus Express, The SinhTourist, Oct 13, 2019
Poor service, messy bus, cannot understand English.
CG
2
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Oct 12, 2019
Put everyone up top even though bus was half empty, very rude guys who drive the bus. The drivers were constantly shouting to each other, not talking and if it wasn’t to each other they were shouting down the phone to someone! Then once they had finished talking they watched a film while driving!!! Oh and didn’t do a head count before setting off from the toilet stop so nearly left two behind!! Terrible , you would be safer walking!
SB
4
Bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist, Oct 9, 2019
Good service they don't have USB charge on the bus but it is almost new. Good experience. They pick you up at his office on the center of the city and they drop you to the station to take the big bus.

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