Mien Dong Bus Station (Eastern Bus Terminal), Ho Chi Minh City

Mien Dong Bus Station (Eastern Bus Terminal, Bến Xe Miền Đông) is the terminal where lots of buses between Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces in Vietnam start and end. The bus station plays an important part in the economic and tourism development of Ho Chi Minh City and entire Vietnam for dozens of years.

General information

Location: 292 Dinh Bo Linh Street, Ward 26, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. The bus station is bordered by Highway 13, Nguyen Xi, Dinh Bo Linh Streets. CLICK HERE to see the location of Eastern Bus Terminal on Google Maps. The bus station is about 7.5 km from Ben Thanh Market – the city center.

Website: http://www.benxemiendong.com.vn/en

Email: benxemiendong@benxemiendong.com.vn

Tel: +84 2838991607; Hotline 24/7: 1900571292

Charter capital: VND 72 billion.

Land area: 67,857 m2.

Mien Dong Bus Station’s Plan

Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

The bus station has 6 gates: Gate 1, 2, 3 on Dinh Bo Linh Street, Gate 4, 5 on Highway 13, Gate 6 on an alley which is usually called alley Police of Ward 26. Gate 2 is the main gate and also the biggest one. There are two parking lots, the first is on the left of Gate 1, the second is on the left of Gate 4.

Mien Dong Bus Station features about 70 ticket booths (on the ground floor), Binh An and Xuan Lan supermarkets (on the first floor), office (on the second floor), a waiting house, restrooms, 2 motorbike and car parking lots, a public bus station, a taxi parking.

Gates and Main Building of Mien Dong Bus Station

Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

From the main gate of Eastern Bus Terminal, passengers see a modern three-story building with aluminum and glass facade, signboards read Bến Xe Miền Đông, Nhà Ga Hành Khách (Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station). The 1st – 30th ticket booths are located on the left to the main entrance, the 31st – 66th ticket booths are located on the right to the main entrance of the building. Walking upstairs, passengers are lost in two supermarkets Binh An and Xuan Lan. The office of Ben Xe Mien Dong Company is on the second floor of the building. In the photo, passengers get Grab, Go Viet rides to reach the bus station.

Gate 5 of Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

Motorbikes are not allowed to go through Gate 5.

Gate 4 of Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

Gate 4 is for motorbikes and bicycles.

Ticket booths at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

Passing through the main gate (Gate 2) and the main entrance of the main building, passengers can see 66 ticket booths on the ground floor of the main building. In addition, there are more than 30 ticket boots are on the left and right to the main gate (not in the main building). Each ticket booth is owned by a transport company providing some routes between Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces.

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Public Bus Area in Mien Dong Bus Station

Public bus parking at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

Green and blue public buses park in Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station.

The waiting house at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

The waiting house where there are many stainless steel waiting benches and stalls selling foods, drinks and commodities.

The waiting house at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

The waiting house has lots of stainless steel waiting benches.

Public bus office at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

The public bus office manages bus routes, drivers and ticket controllers.

A drink and food stall made from iron and corrugated iron next to the bus station with shelter.

Taxi parking in Mien Dong Bus Station

Taxi parking at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

Taxi parking area where drivers in polite uniforms wait for their customers. Vinasun and Mai Linh are reliable taxis.

Restaurants and Entertainment

Game machines at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

Game machines attract lots of passengers, especially teenagers and children.

Lotteria fast food restaurant at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

Lotteria fast food restaurant.

Long Monaco Restaurant at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

Long Monaco Restaurant serves Vietnamese traditional foods including steamed rice, noodle soups and Banh mi.

Multi-story motorbike parking building at Mien Dong Bus Station Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

The multi-story motorbike parking building.

Motorbike parking at Eastern Bus Terminal Ho Chi Minh City

Motorbike parking.

How to catch a bus from the city center to Mien Dong Bus Station?

In order to reach Mien Dong Bus Station from the city center, passengers can catch Bus No. 45 from Ben Thanh Bus Station (near Ben Thanh Market). More information about Bus No. 45: 27 – 84 seat bus; Operating time: 04:45 – 20:00; Fare: VND 6,000.

Public bus information board

The public bus information board helps passengers to find the right bus to hop on: Bus No. 45: Eastern Bus Terminal –  Ben Thanh Bus Station – District 8 Bus Station; Bus No. 14: Eastern Bus Terminal – Western Bus Station, Bus No. 54: Eastern Bus Terminal – Cho Lon Bus Station, Bus No. 159: Eastern Bus Terminal – Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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History of Ben Xe Mien Dong One Person Company Limited

This bus station was named Xa Cang Mien Dong before 1975, the office was located at 286 Le Hong Phong Street, Ward 1, District 10.

After the Independence Day (30th April 1975), the Committee of Saigon Gia Dinh City assigned the Transport to manage the bus station. On 11th December 1976, Xa Cang Mien Dong Trung Bo was founded. In 1978, Xe Khach Lien Tinh Mien Dong Company was founded and Mien Dong Bus Station was a unit of the company.

In 1981, the government decided to moved Mien Dong Bus Station to Ward 26, Binh Thanh District. The construction was started in 1985 and paused in 1990 when 10 of 19 items was finished.

Since November 1996, Mien Dong Bus Station has been the place to provide transport between Ho Chi Minh City and Southeastern, Central and North Vietnam.

In 2004, Co Khi Giao Thong Van Tai Saigon General Corporation was founded and Ben Xe Mien Dong was a subsidiary of this company. In 2005, Nha Nuoc Ben Xe Mien Dong Company was renamed Ben Xe Mien Dong One Person Company Limited.

New Eastern Bus Station

In 2017, Ho Chi Minh City’s government ordered to build a new Eastern Bus Station at 39448 Xa Lo Ha Noi Highway, Binh An Ward, District 9. CLICK HERE to see the location of the bus station on Google Maps. The total investment is VND 4,000 billion. This bus station has a capacity for 21,000 passengers and 1,200 buses per day. It can serve up to 52,000 passengers and 1,200 buses per day on high seasons, holidays and festivals.

At the end of 2019, the construction of the new bus station was completed. However, it has not begun operations. The information will be updated.

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