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.

Buy The SinhTourist Tickets

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13:00
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The SinhTourist Company Reviews

3.6
844 / 17,219
5 253
4 258
3 174
2 65
1 94
99.1% of 17,219 travelers were presumably happy with The SinhTourist as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

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 Express, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
The stop after less than an hour for an half one is a bit ridiculus. Too short after departure, too long for a 4h ride. The seats are very unconfonrtable. Climatisation fine, water fine, smile of the chauffeur wonderfull.
Dec 28, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Clean bus, comfortable ride.
Dec 28, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
sinh tourist is a good travel agency. on our trip though, we ride a different bus going to Phnom Penh. maybe a partner operator. the bus isn't that first class but the people are kind. it's just that they don't speak English so we don't understand that everyone has to go down for the border twice
Dec 28, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
The only thing not good is the seat is very bad. The seat cushion had gone thin. Not a very comfortable throughout the 3 hours plus journey
Dec 27, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Bad bus, to fast speed.
Dec 27, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Everything was great my husband and I were able to get open seats in the back together despite having already assigned seats. The back is pretty much like a huge bed. The restaurant they stopped at was affordable and pretty good. WiFi couldn’t connect to. They didn’t make any announcements just played really loud music to wake everyone up. Overall got there early and safe so it worked for us.
Dec 26, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Pretty cool bus, different from usual. The trip still needs some improvement on location of Mui Né stop, found it far from central area.
Dec 23, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
The Office in Hanoi is very small and there is not place to waite På dansk: kontoret i Hanoi er meget lille, der er ikke plads til at vente eller til bagage, pga alle de pakker der skal med bussen. Bussen var ok, men jeg kan ikke forstå, hvorfor vi skal stoppe, fordi chaufføren skal handle privat!!!!
Dec 21, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Trip was fine but to all the drivers in Asia I would like to say: STOP HONKING ALL THE TIME. It’s not neccessary and very enoying to everyone. Thank you.
Dec 19, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
It was such a pleasant experience to travel with this bus. The road to Dalat was bumpy and all, but it managed to arrive quiet on time and safely.
Dec 19, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
I was gonna get picked up at 6:30, and on the ticket it said I had to be at the office boarding point 30 minutes prior to this time, so I could check in. Only the office did not open until 6:30, so I waited 30 minutes outside to no use. Furthermore, the bus was 25 minutes late. And I had not been informed that it was a tourist bus and it would be making stops at tourist scenery on the way.
Dec 17, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
The trip was rather decent, with some nice scenery on route. Mid-way through the journey, we were quite worried of some fogs limiting our driver's vision, but he seemed to be quite familiar with the route and managed to bring us to our destination safe and sound.
Dec 17, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Bus was more comfortable than we were expecting. The only minus was that the bus driver spoke no English.
Dec 15, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Clean, on time, great driving, perfect trip.
Dec 10, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Smooth n wonderful journey. Comfortable (semi sleeper seat) n very recommended for long hours trip. Tq 12go.asia n The SinhTourist ????
Dec 10, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
The trip was good, bus was clean. Very simple. The only weird thing was hay we had to change bus in the middle of the trip with other people from another bus. It was so weird. I didn’t understand the necessary of that and no one explained. Make sure hey transfer your belongings if they do that while you are traveling with them
Dec 9, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
Service was not good! It felt like we just were cattle.. And we sat for a few hours in a really small bus that was all the way full, driving on unhardened roads.
Dec 9, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
we traveled from nha trang to da lat. we found the office easily and had to check in at the desk in the back then get our bag tags from a different desk. the bus was fine and driver communicated how long we would be stopping. kind of annoying we stopped about 45 min in to the drive but it’s not it a big deal. arrived in da lat on time. would use again
Dec 8, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
When arrive, driver is not clear to explain that we should get off here.
Dec 7, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
A little bit hot
Dec 6, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
My 1st time ever traveling by semi sleeper bus from hcmc to dalat n it was really interesting n somehow fun (at least for us in group of 3). Good service, punctual n very clean bus except for the air conditional thts not really cold (but thts just a small matter for us). We hv great experience along the journey n hopefully better for our next return trip.
Dec 5, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Aircon not cold. If u sleep in the middle, u will need a fan with you.
Dec 5, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Pro: Clean Cons: - Need to change a bus half-way. No information before booking. Stopping by takes at least 20 more minutes. At least, arrived in Hoi An on time. - Dropped by the street, not at Sinh Office which I managed an appointment with driver.
Dec 5, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
The bus was on time for departure. However its arrival was early by approximate 2 hours than scheduled. Glad that the bus did pit stop for toilet break.
Dec 4, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
The appartment and the location was amazing....I really recommand this place to everyone and we were directly on the beach....just WOW
Dec 2, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
Bus was late, we’ve waited for 2hrs.!!!
Dec 2, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Professional, of abrupt check in, comfortable, pre booked seats, drivers polite. Only a 45 min journey, only down side it's actually more expensive for 2 travellers than a private, air conditioned taxi
Nov 30, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Quick and efficient journey with a nice stop off point but chairs were very uncomfy! Smaller than the standard size and could feel all the springs
Nov 29, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
The bus departed on time(7.30 am). The tickets had seating numbers(which is nice). We received bottle of waters(one each). The driver drove calmly smooth(a bit surprise for me). He controlled the speed very, didn’t drive too fast. There was one stop for a rest and WC, and had a kiosk to sell some food and drink. It arrives on time as mentioned (11.30). Bus condition and cleanliness were ok. Air con was ok when in Dalat, but a bit hot after left the mountain area.
Nov 25, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
It was slightly uncomfortable due to my size, however, it was still comfortable. Slept like a baby throughout the journey. I like this type of bus. I liked the fact that the bus guys make you take off your shoes.
Nov 23, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Not sure what was “semi” sleeper, and have not used this service before. As an older couple on the top bunks it was interesting but once settled we were fine. Good to have a toilet break. On time service.
Nov 17, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Quick and efficient
Nov 15, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
boarding was in time, seats were comfirtable enought. the driver was nice, drowe carefull
Nov 14, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
The service is all good. They give you mineral water while waiting & on they bus. They even provide blanket. They will wake us up when we had arrived the stop.
Nov 12, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
The trip was very pleasant. Boarding was smooth, the bus is really comfortable. The only problem is when you arrive at Hue. In the ticket it says that the bus will arrive at The Sinh Tourist office, but actually it stops somewhere out of the city centre and nobody explains why. I got off the bus and there were tons of taxi/scooter drivers jumping on top of me, offering to take me to my hostel. I said no and just by accident I saw that there was a mini van from the company just behind the bus, that would take us to the office. And again nobody has said a word about it.
Nov 11, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
The first organized bus company I've seen so far. Bus left on time and arrived a few minutes early. We received free water and had one bathroom break during the ride. Bus was clean and comfortable too.
Nov 11, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Comfortable. Plenty of toilet stops/ comfort breaks. Arrived early!
Nov 9, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
Bus ride was uncomfortable as the airconditioning was not working properly
Nov 9, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
The staff was friendly, and the driver was ok. We were glad to see that the bus was clean, and the road was not too bumpy. Not much space for your day pack nor legroom, but all in all a good way to get from Nha Trang to Hoi an :)
Nov 7, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
On time and a comfortable ride! Bus was clean and driver good. We are quite tall but the chairs were big enough (this was just a day trip though). Appreciated the bottle of water also!

The SinhTourist Stations

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 Bus Terminal Sihanoukville Phong Nha Sinh