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.

The SinhTourist Company Reviews

3.6
507 / 11,126
5 143
4 151
3 115
2 39
1 59
99.1% of 11,126 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.

Jun 21, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
It was comfortable and clean, the staff quite friendly, even they rarely speak English. The bus stop every 2 hours for us to peeing and eating
Jun 21, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Really comfortable and clean. The staff really nice and stop every 2hours for peeing or eating
Jun 20, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
This wasn't the service I expected from a sinh bus this time. Looks like it was combined with hanh and not very well. We spent the first hour going around in circles in Da Lat to pick people up. Once we go to Go Chi Minh we were dropped off at the hanh tourist shop but they refused to take the sinh people to the sinh drop off. We specifically booked accommodation near Sinh. Our booking was to the Sinh office. Not impressed! All they told us to do was take a taxi!
Jun 18, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
Toilet was out of function, Wi-Fi did not work, personnel was not friendly, no space for personal belongings. The bus did ride on time and arrive early.
Jun 18, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
It wasn't a bad journey. The driver was good, plenty of room and the stops we're appreciated. Dropping a star as the bus seemed very old and it struggled up the hills, scooters were overtaking us! Made us slightly late. I do like the sinh tourist experience though, they do it very well.
Jun 18, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Come in handy, and give the difference between every ttlravel
Jun 17, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Everything went rally well but a sleeper bus for under 160 cm tall people might not be the best even for a 3 hr journey.
Jun 17, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
The trip was good and the bus was ok! Nothing to complain!
Jun 17, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Travel made easy. Maybe we were lucky in that bus wasn't full and everyone was nice and quiet but journey was great. Arriving an hour and 40 minutes early was a great surprise though so be aware that times quoted seem to be very rough. All on all my favourite way of travelling in Vietnam.
Jun 15, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
This bus was awesome. Really comfortable and early to! Really recommend this way to travel!
Jun 15, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Love the ride
Jun 14, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
Update to office address not advised, sleep seat wouldn’t sit upright
12Go response:

We are very sorry about the mistaken address, their office was moved in the time between when you booked in February and the travel date in June. The Sinh Tourist had told us that they emailed all customers effected by the change but it's very possible that the did not or the emails were picked up by a spam filter.

Jun 14, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★☆☆☆☆
The driver’s driving skill is so terrible that make me not feeling well.
Jun 14, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
The ride itself was good and smooth. The only complaint is that the pickup location/ Sinh Tourist Office in Hue is a total mess. No sign indicating the companies name and we got stacked in a tiny shuttle bus and transferred to the actual bus.
Jun 14, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
A very good trip. Comfortable bus, efficient service.
Jun 13, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
We were late to arrive due to the flight delayed but the office manage to ask to bus to wait us at the roadside. Thanks god we caught the bus and have a pleasant sleep to Muine.
Jun 11, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Very good 4.5 hour drive one stop at 1.5 hour from ho chi min. Drop off at the hotel, because they drove bij anyway
Jun 10, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
The sleeping bus is awesome
Jun 10, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
The driver didn’t drive as smoothly as he should.
Jun 8, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★☆☆☆☆
We arrived 45 minutes early to the Sinh Cafe station for a bus which was meant to leave at 8.30am. The staff then said that the bus would be leaving 5 minutes late. There were three of us waiting and they took us to a different (and cheaper) bus company and made us wait until 9.15 before taking a minibus to another location, where we waited in about 37 degree heat until 10.45 before we actually left. When I questioned the staff they initially tried to lie to us and said that we were getting the same bus but that it was just running a bit late. Essentially they didn’t have enough customers on the bus so they cancelled it and tried to send us off to a cheaper company and hoped that we wouldn’t realise. The reality was we were waiting for a very long time with very heavy bags and the staff were incredibly disrespectful and totally unapologetic. This is the second time we have used Sinh- the first time was a bus from hanoi and we were directed to about 8 different locations (none of which were the correct place) and had all our stuff with us and almost missed our bus because the staff failed to give clear instructions as to where we should go. We won’t be using the company again.
Jun 7, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
There should be more information about when you can stop for a toilet break and also about the final stop where it is located. Bus was nice but all the chairs didn't work.
Jun 7, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Bus isn’t the newest but it’s perfectly fine. Appeared clean enough. The toilet was out of order but I actually prefer this. Stopped along the way for toilet breaks. Got to my destination earlier than expected. Was hard to sleep due to constant beeping of the horn though. Next time I’ll bring ear plugs
Jun 6, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
On time. Fast. One small stop for toilets. Left us at the right place in Hoi An. Good driver. The only thing is that the AC was not working so good.
Jun 6, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
It gets you from point A to point B safe and sound. However, if you’re over 5ft 9in (I’m 6’1”) then you’ll be very uncomfortable and won’t be able to sleep well. I recommend people who are a bigger build (westerners) to pay the extra money and go on a VIP bus.
Jun 5, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
If you are not too tall, a perfect way to sleep during traveling.
Jun 5, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
the first impression was not good. on 31 May we booked our bus trip, this went smoothly and easily. on the day of departure we walked to the specified address with our backpacks to find out that the office is closed since 1 june and moved to another location. on the way to the new address we asked several people, not everyone was equally helpful probably by language and culture. finally reached the bus in the nick of time. once in the bus it was super, the service is good and it was comfortable. so far the best sleeper experience in Vietnam.
Jun 4, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Hanoi to Hue the coach journey was fine, they stopped a few times for toilet breaks over the 13 hours as there was no toilet onboard. what I want to complain about is when we got to the office to check in for the bus and they told us to goto another office which was only across the road a bit. When we got to the other office they told us to go somewhere else about 15 minutes walk away. They only checked our ticket at the last stop so why not just tell us to go there first of all instead of walking around thinking we are going to miss our bus. Overall the bus ride was safe and good.
Jun 3, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Easy, quick transaction, overnight train rides were a great adventure!
Jun 2, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
For the first time in Vietnam (we are travelling here about 80 days now) we had a bus driver who drove real safely and without constantly claxoning. Compliments for the driver. The only minus point was that are group of 7 persons had 2 seats which were not capable to sit in an upright position.
Jun 2, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
The travel agent needs to train in english
Jun 1, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Left and arrived on time. Expect a bumb, and sometimes very uncomfortable, ride
May 26, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
No wifi - no instructions that our seats were numbered - no gentle wake-up, just a loud scream - no person who can even speak one word of English - the steward just moved bags without asking.
May 24, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Was totally impressed with the comfort and organization of this company. Just used them again today. Super reasonable too, great way to travel and see the country
May 22, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
There was a bit of body odour on the bus but everything else was great
May 19, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
The trip was good, clean bus and nice driver. However, we found our in Sinh offices that 12go.asia takes 50% commision on bus fares!!!! That was a huge surprise. So we paid 150k dongs for the bus trip and in sinh offices it costs 100k. Crazy, will definitely check with the agency first in the future before buying over 12go.asia.
12Go response:

Dear Zvonimir Sabljic

We have to sell at the Sinh Tourist mandated prices which do not change but their at the counter sale prices fluctuates based on various factors. Sometimes these are higher and sometimes they are lower.

May 19, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
There was no wifi, no toilets and the staff was very cold. We reached at 5 in morning and there was nothing around to reach to our destination. Time for this one needs to change.
May 18, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Wifi didn't work and there was no toilet on the bus, otherwise very comfortable traveling.
May 16, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Took the night bus from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang, left right at 8 PM as stated and arrived earlier than expected. Smooth sailing all the way and this trip confirmed we will continue to bus rather than fly
May 15, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Great service, easy and efficient. Only negative was lack of air conditioning for middle row of the bus
May 14, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
As the compagnie ask, we arrived 30 minutes in advance. Our bus was at 6h30 am so we arrived at 6h00, but the office oh Sinh tourist was not open wet, so we waited 30 minutes outside. When they open, the ladys that served us didnt understand english very well. The bus was 30 minutes late, so we waited 1h in total. There wasn't enough place for our legs in the bus, our knees were in the seat in front of us. We were in a bus with a tour, so we stop at two places during the traveling time and we have not been told that those stops were planned.

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 Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station Vientiane Southern Bus Station