Travelling by bus in Vietnam is an affordable and practical way to travel across the country and the best option to reach the most popular cities, some of which are disconnected from the railway network or have no airport nearby.

We support advance ticket booking for more than 200 bus stations and bus stops across Vietnam, including the major destinations such as Hanoi, Sapa, Ha Giang, Ha Long, Cat Ba and Ninh Binh in Northern Vietnam; Phong Nha, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang and Mui Ne in the Central Coast; Da Lat in the Central Highlands; Ho Chi Minh, Vung Tau, Can Tho, Ha Tien and Rach Gia in Southern Vietnam.

We also list international bus routes connecting Vietnam with China, Laos and Cambodia.

Types of buses in Vietnam

Road transportation in Vietnam is carried out by three types of vehicles: seated buses, sleeper buses and minivans. Most local transport providers operate modern fleets of vehicles equipped with air-conditioning, seats or berths, and on-board amenities. Depending on the travel distance and the level of comfort your prefer, you can choose among bus, minibus or minivan available for your route.

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Seated buses

Seated buses generally cover long distances during daytime and connect two or more cities in different provinces.

The most common models of seating buses in Vietnam are single-deck coaches equipped with reclining seats. Large buses have capacity for 30 to 40 passengers, whereas minibuses can carry between 15 to 30 passengers.

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Most seated buses have air-conditioning and the staff on-board provides water and refreshing towels.

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Sleeper buses

Sleeper buses generally cover long distances overnight and connect two or more cities in different provinces. Journeys can take up to 8 to 12 hours, so buses are prepared for passengers to sleep during most part of the journey.

The most common models of sleeper buses in Vietnam are double-deck coaches equipped with fixed berths and capacity for 30 to 40 passengers.

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Most sleeper buses have air-conditioning and the staff on-board provides water, refreshing towels and sometimes blankets. Some modern buses are equipped with Wi-Fi internet and onboard entertainment system.

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Minivans

Minivans generally cover short distances during daytime and connect cities in the same province or neighbor provinces. For short journeys of 1 to 3 hours companies operate minivans equipped with standard seats. For long journeys between 3 to 5 hours companies operate limousine vans equipped with upgraded seats designed to offer passengers a higher level of comfort.

The most common model of minivan in Vietnam is the Ford Transit with the interior refurbished with three rows of seats accommodating 9 passengers, or one row of seats at the back and four individual seats in the center accommodating up to 7 passengers. Additionally, there is space for 1 extra passenger in the front of the van, seating next to the driver.

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Most minivan vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, onboard entertainment system, reading light and USB phone charger to ensure a pleasant trip.

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Getting around Vietnam by bus

Road transport conditions in Vietnam are rapidly improving with the construction of new expressways, although the main network still consists of national roads and provincial roads.

The National Route 1A traverses the country connecting Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh, meanwhile the new North-South Expressway runs parallel and is partially under construction.

The Hanoi–Hai Phong–Ha Long Expressway and Hanoi–Lao Cai Expressway were developed recently and have shortened the travel time from the capital to the mountains in the Northwest and the coast in the Northeast, whereas the Ho Chi Minh City–Trung Luong Expressway facilitates the access from the Southern metropolis to the Mekong Delta.

Northern Vietnam

Hanoi

The city of Hanoi offers an enchanting blend that combines traditional Vietnamese architecture, French colonial buildings and beautiful lake scenery. The capital is also the main transportation hub in Northern Vietnam with many buses and minivans departing from the main stations Gia Lam, Giap Bat, My Dinh and Nuoc Ngam, and the representative offices of the companies in Hoan Kiem District.

Northwestern Mountains

The Northwestern Mountains are characterized by amazing landscapes of impressive peaks and valleys of rice terraces and green tea fields, often inhabited by ethnic minority groups. We invite you to travel to Sapa in Lao Cai province, Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai province, and Moc Chau in Son La province.

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Bus routes to Moc Chau and Mai Chau

Northern Mountains

The Northern Mountains are distinctive by having stunning steep mountain passes, switchback roads, and misty villages stuck in time that still preserve the traditional lifestyle. Get ready to discover the ultimate destinations in Northern Vietnam, Ha Giang, Ba Be and Lang Son.

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Bus routes to Ba Be Lake

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Bus routes to Lang Son

Northeastern Coast

The Northeastearn Coast consists of the province of Quang Ninh and the city of Hai Phong. Travel here if you wish to explore the island of Cat Ba or cruise around Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, a coastal region formed by hundreds of limestone islands floating above the ocean, spectacular caves and secluded beaches.

Red River Delta

The Red River Delta is filled with charming old towns set in picturesque landscapes. Here you can visit temples and pagodas blended with the nature and take peaceful boat rides through rice paddies while admiring breath-taking inland karst mountains. All this waits for you in Ninh Binh.

Central Vietnam

Central Vietnam comprises three regions, namely North Central Coast, South Central Coast and Central Highlands, as well as the cities of Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An.

North Central Coast

The North Central Coast is home to Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park, a recently discovered natural marvel in Quang Binh province featuring some of the largest and most stunning caves in the world.

Central Coast

The Central Coast is home to three major tourist destinations: Hue, recognized as World Heritage Site for its well-preserved monuments, including the Imperial City and the magnificent royal tombs of the former emperors of Vietnam; Da Nang, a popular holiday destination famed for its magnificent beaches and plenty of attractions, such as the Marble Mountains, My Son Sanctuary and Ba Na Hill Station; and the Ancient Town of Hoi An, one of the oldest Southeast Asian trading ports dating back from the 15th century that represents a good example of the fusion of Asian cultures.

South Central Coast

The South Central Coast presents a diverse shoreline that varies from pristine sandy beaches to rocky cliffs. There are many top beach destinations along the coast of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan provinces, with the seaside resorts of Quy Nhon, Tuy Hoa and Nha Trang concentrating most of the tourism activity.

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Bus routes to Tuy Hoa

Central Highlands

The Central Highlands spans the provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Lam Dong and Dak Nong. The region is famous for its beautiful scenery of lakes, waterfalls and hills covered by pine trees. Pleiku and Buon Ma Thuot offer the chance to get in touch with native tribe villages and learn about their cultural heritage. If you are looking for a romantic destination, the city of Da Lat will captivate your imagination with the image of french villas and colonial palaces immersed in misty valleys.

Southern Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh

Located in the banks of Saigon river, Ho Chi Minh is a metropolis filled with war museums and bustling markets. The city is also the main transportation hub in Southern Vietnam with many buses and minivans departing from the main stations Mien Dong and Mien Tay, and the representative offices of the companies in Pham Ngu Lao and Ben Thanh wards of District 1.

Southeastern Coast

The Southeastern Coast offers some getaway options to escape from Ho Chi Minh and embrace the peaceful atmosphere by the sea. Phan Thiet and Mui Ne are two coastal towns in Binh Thuan province renowned for their sand dunes and beaches, whereas Vung Tau is a seaport town with a french colonial past that features plenty of tourist attractions.

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Bus routes to Vung Tau

Mekong River Delta

The Mekong Delta is a region of unique beauty with jungle and riverine canals best admired on board of a rowboat. My Tho and Ben Tre offer travellers the experience of navigating the water maze in the Mekong River; Can Tho is a must-stop spot to learn about the floating markets and visit the tropical fruit gardens; finally, Chau Doc contains the mystical Tra Su forest, a place only accessible by boat that looks extracted from a fairytale.

Southwestern Coast

The Southwestern Coast comprises the provinces of Kieng Giang and Ca Mau. Rach Gia and Ha Tien are the two main seaports in the West coast of Vietnam. From here, travellers can easily catch a ferry to Phu Quoc and Nam Du islands.

International routes to Vietnam by bus

For those travellers who wish to enter or exit Vietnam by road, we list international bus and minivan services from and to Nanning in China; Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Thakhek and Savannakhet in Laos; and Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Kampot in Cambodia.

China

Vietnam is connected by road with China through three border checkpoints, namely Huu Nghi–Youyi Guan in Lang Son province, Mong Cai–Dongxing in Quang Ninh province, and Hekou–Lao Cai in Lao Cai province.

If you are interested in continuing your onward journey through China by road, take a look at our Guide of Buses in China.

From Vietnam to China by bus

Routes temporarily suspended due to closure of land border crossings from 26 Jan 2020.

Travellers bound to China are required stamped visa. Visa on-arrival is not accepted at land ports of entry.

Bus routes to Nanning

From China to Vietnam by bus

Routes temporarily suspended due to closure of land border crossings from 26 Jan 2020.

Travellers bound to Vietnam are required visa exemption or else stamped visa or apply for e-visa or visa on-arrival.

Bus routes to Hanoi

Laos

Vietnam is connected by road with Laos through seven border checkpoints, namely Sop Hun–Tay Trang in Dien Bien province, Na Maew–Nam Xoi in Thanh Hoa province, Nam Can–Nong Het in Nghe An province, Cau Treo–Nam Phao in Ha Tinh province, Cha Lo–Na Phao in Quang Binh province, Lao Bao–Dansavanh in Quang Tri province, and Bo Y–Phou Keau in Kon Tum province.

If you are interested in continuing your onward journey through Laos by road, take a look at our Guide of Buses in Laos.

From Vietnam to Laos by bus

Routes temporarily suspended due to closure of land border crossings from 16 Mar 2020.

Travellers bound to Laos are required visa exemption or else stamped visa or apply for visa on-arrival.

Bus routes to Luang Prabang

Bus routes to Vientiane

Bus routes to Thakhek and Savannakhet

From Laos to Vietnam by bus

Routes temporarily suspended due to closure of land border crossings from 16 Mar 2020.

Travellers bound to Vietnam are required visa exemption or else stamped visa or apply for e-visa or visa on-arrival.

Bus routes to Dien Bien Phu

Bus routes to Sapa

Bus routes to Vinh

Bus routes to Da Nang

Cambodia

Vietnam is connected by road with Cambodia through six border checkpoints, namely Le Thanh–O Yadao in Gia Lai province, Moc Bai–Bavet and Trapeang Phlong–Xa Mat in Tay Ninh province, Banteay Chakrei–Dinh Ba in Dong Thap province, Phnom Den–Tinh Bien in An Giang province, and Ha Tien–Prek Chak in Kien Giang province.

If you are interested in continuing your onward journey through Cambodia by road, take a look at our Guide of Buses in Cambodia.

From Vietnam to Cambodia by bus

Routes temporarily suspended due to closure of land border crossings from 20 Mar 2020.

Travellers bound to Cambodia are required visa exemption or else stamped visa or apply for e-visa or visa on-arrival.

Bus routes to Kampot and Sihanoukille

From Cambodia to Vietnam by bus

Routes temporarily suspended due to closure of land border crossings from 20 Mar 2020.

Travellers bound to Vietnam are required visa exemption or else stamped visa or apply for e-visa or visa on-arrival.

How to book bus tickets in Vietnam

Booking your bus tickets in Vietnam is very quick and simple. Search for bus routes between any two cities for your travel dates.

Select your route

After search, we will display the results for your itinerary.

Find the services operated by different bus and minivan companies, and select the most convenient option.

Click to expand the details of the route, you will find the available fares. The bus companies in Vietnam offer various types of fares, depending if the service consists of a seating bus, a sleeper bus or a minivan.

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Fill in the passenger and contact details

Next, provide the passenger(s) information and select your seats.

Baolau supports seat selection on certain buses and minivans in Vietnam. In case that seat selection is available, you can choose your preferred seats during the reservation process and the seat numbers will be guaranteed when the booking is confirmed. In other cases, we will carefully select the best seats for you and your travel company.

Don't forget to provide the contact details of the person responsible for booking. We will send the ticket confirmation by email.

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Complete your payment

Select your payment method. We accept international credit or debit cards and Alipay.

Check your itinerary and price breakdown. Confirm that the booking information is correct. Before you proceed to payment, you must read and accept the terms and conditions of booking.

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Receive your tickets by email

Once your payment is complete, your reservation will be processed.

In the following 24 hours you will receive the itinerary and booking confirmation by email with the electronic tickets in PDF format.

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You can also access to Manage your booking via web and download the electronic tickets to your device.

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The electronic tickets are valid boarding passes and can be used to board the bus or minivan at the departure point. Passengers must follow the instructions contained in the e-ticket and print a physical copy in advance or carry a digital copy in the mobile phone or tablet to present it before boarding.

Comply with transport regulations when travelling by bus during Covid-19 pandemic

Following the regulation by Vietnam authorities to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • - Passengers are required to arrive to the station 1 hour before the scheduled departure time for check in and health clearance.
  • - Passengers are required to submit a mandatory health declaration in advance via https://tokhaiyte.vn/ and present when checking in at the station.
  • - Passengers must wear face masks when entering the bus station and during the journey.
  • - Passengers may need to proceed through body temperature check and additional control measures to ensure the passenger safety.




 

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