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

3.6
725 / 15,694
5 210
4 218
3 155
2 58
1 84
99.1% of 15,694 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.

Oct 23, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
The bus arrived on time i feel safe while traveling.
Oct 21, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
We arrived in Hoi An half an hour ahead of schedule, so that’s great. But like every other bus journey in Vietnam, the driver needlessly honks his horn every 10 seconds, so don’t expect a quiet ride or much sleep
Oct 21, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Nice and helpful personnel that is explaining some interesting facts about the highlights on the route to Phong Nha. Been transferred directly to our hotel. Perfect. Unfortunately I am obviously too tall for the local seats and it was quite critical for me for the 5 hours Trip. Even Ryanair seats have more space to the next in Front.
Oct 21, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★☆☆☆☆
We were mislead by an other company which looked like sinh. They helped us rebook to another bus, but we lost the prices of the ticket.
Oct 21, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
The bus was okay, but the road was in the very poor condition.
Oct 20, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Good service and on time and bus clean. Beds are not long enough though for anyone who is tall.
Oct 19, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Bus was fine, it wasn’t very clear how to get tickets and get to bus though, had to ring the booking company on three different numbers. Bus had WiFi it was a bit slow but hey better than nothing, no plug sockets though.
Oct 19, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
The staff in the office was great - nice and helpful. Bus was comfortable and the ride was smooth. However, the steward/conducter in the bus was very rude, did not allow food in the bus, eventhough this rule was never mentioned by the staff in the office or in the list of rules on the bus and it seemed to apply only to foreigners, as vietnamese tourists could eat there without problems. He was also very careless with the luggage, he even put several bags of people who boarded the bus later on his seat and then slept on them (!!!) because he did not feel like putting them in the luggage space. The behaviour of the bus personnel really ruined what otherwise could have been a very pleasant experience.
Oct 15, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Super comfortable seats on the bus and clean. I just wish it was more streamlined. We showed up 30 minutes early as requested, just to take a van 40 minutes later to a big bus. Then take wait 30 more minutes for the big bus to leave... and then halfway through change busses to keep going. Luckily the busses were great! It was just a lot of waiting and changing of vehicles.
Oct 14, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
The bus departed and arrived on time. The Aircon was nice and we had a nice 15min snack/pee break.
Oct 11, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Lovely clean bus, calm, steady and polite driver.
Oct 11, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Curtains are thin. So at night street lights doesn't let you fall asleep. Accept that I had a good journey
Oct 10, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Driver was very helpful and journey smooth. Dropped more or less outside hotel
Oct 10, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Nice ride for 5 hours. We had to walk 200 mtr with our heavy bags to the busstop, but were dropped off in front of our “hotel”
Oct 9, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Fast and right at the door of our resort. Sleeper buses can be scary if you are not used to Vietnamese driving. Don’t look through the front window and listen to some music and you have a nice drive
Oct 8, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Super bus
Oct 2, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Good!
Sep 24, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Again sleeper bus could do with more leg room and not that comfortable but relatively quick trip, arrived nearly an hour early
Sep 23, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Bus was okay, but seats can be put so far down that it becomes difficult to sit behind. Driver was comparatively calm, little honking. But shock absorber were completely worn down, so you could feel each bump.
Sep 22, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Without incident. Quiet, peaceful driver. I was pleased he did not overtake vehicles on blind corners like other Asian bus drivers I’ve experienced in the past. Good work amigo
Sep 21, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Luckily had seats at the back of the bus so had space t put our bags. Could of done with more leg room. Arrive an hour early at 0500am with no taxis to be seen at first aside from fake motorbike taxis.
Sep 21, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Great bus super clean and comfortable but the bus arrived at 4am not 5:40am as advertised and nothing was open so we had to sit at the beach
Sep 20, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Was ok
Sep 16, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Rating 5 stars for the company because this process was smooth from start to finish. We purchased tickets online and exchanged they them at the sinh tourist office in our city of departure. They even let us choose seats. The bus departed on time and luggage was stored securely under the bus. Tip: don’t bring much hand luggage, as it must fit in the seat with you (no on bus storage). “Bed” was quite comfortable. Bring a towel or sheet as the plastic can be quite sweaty. They hand out blankets and if you’re on the top bunk, the air con is great. The bus departed at 7pm and stopped for a bathroom break at 9:30pm. From there the lights went out and we got a decent nights sleep. The only negative was one continuously sick passenger and one who insisted on listening to something without headphones, but that’s not the bus conpany’s fault! We were not sure what this experience would be like and we were very surprised and appreciative. Recommended!
Sep 15, 2018
bus Express, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
At time, good staff
Sep 15, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Bus was on time leaving but arrived 1 hour early. Clean and tidy but would 't suit anyone over about 5 foot eight. Would help if staff don't scream especially if you hzve been asleep. However for the price it was comfortable and quick.
Sep 15, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Good journey
Sep 12, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Good trip. Comfortable. Made good time. WiFi intermittent
Sep 10, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
The sleeping bus was good but the driver was really disrespectful and really unfriendly with all of us. We had a 11 hour drive we stopped after one 1 hour to go to the toilet. We asked him 3 times that we need to go to the toilet finally the second stop after 7 hours. I would like to get an information when they plan to make a stop.
Sep 9, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
There was not enough space for our feet.
Sep 8, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Bus deoarted and arrived in time, very confortable sleeping seat, bus very clean e wifi good Bus was very slow though even when no traffic and route was free i coulnt understand why
Sep 8, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Standard travel and quite clean. No problems :)
Sep 8, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
The smell in the bus was terrible. And we had to wait almost 40 minuets in the bus during it was repaired before the trip started. But the driver then delivered us almost on time.
Aug 26, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Air conditioning in the bus was poor, other than that it was amazing!
Aug 24, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Perfect travel
Aug 22, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Very good, only the arrival time was 2 hours early. So we were in the middle of the night in ho chi Minh. We travel with kids, so that was a little hard
Aug 22, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Great trip. Weak wifi
Aug 21, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Everything was great but please leave the AC on high the whole time!
Aug 21, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★☆☆☆
The feet of the passenger behind me smelled quite bad
Aug 21, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Thank's for respect time to go , but also time to leave the bus... when you say and write passengers will leave at 6:30 , please don't leave entire family on the road at 4:00 AM...

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