Mien Tay Bus Station (Western Bus Station) is one of the biggest, most popular and important bus stations in Ho Chi Minh City. The 39,000 m2 bus station is a transport hub where passengers can catch buses to most of the provinces in Southwest Vietnam and more than 10 public bus routes to other parts of the city.
General information about Bus Station at 23/9 Park
Location: 395 Kinh Duong Vuong Street, An Lac Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City. CLICK HERE to see the location of the bus station on Google Maps.
Tel: +84 28 38752953 – +84 28 38751252
Land area: 39,000 m2
The bus station is located at the western gateway of Ho Chi Minh City. At this time, it operates more than 150 transportation companies and about 200 bus routes and public bus routes between stops in the city, South Vietnam and Central Vietnam.
The destinations from and to Western Bus Station include Can Tho, An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Long An, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Dak Lak, Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong, Ho Chi Minh City.
Public Bus Routes from Mien Tay Bus Station
There are 13 bus routes end/start at Mien Tay Bus Station. The most popular routes include Bus No. 2 and Bus No. 39: Western Bus Station – Ben Thanh Market, Bus No. 119: Western Bus Station – Tan Son Nhat Airport, Bus No. 14: Western Bus Station – Eastern Bus Station.
Guide Map of Mien Tay Bus Station (Western Bus Station)
The bus station has three entrances, all are located on An Duong Vuong Street. The bus station features motorbike parking, ticket office, office, waiting area, service area, public bus parking, bus parking, taxi parking. Phuong Trang and Thanh Buoi – two popular bus brands have private waiting areas for their passengers in the bus station. Each ticket window is owned by a transportation company, provides bus routes between Mien Tay Bus Station and other destinations.
Tips at Mien Tay Bus Station
Although Mien Tay Bus Station is not crowded on normal days and the security guards work well, passengers should take care of the belongings, especially jewelry, cellphones, cameras, wallets, handbags and clutches. At festivals and on holidays, the bus station is full of passengers, it is better to not schedule your trip starting at the bus station these days.
If you have already booked the bus online, you can show the electronic voucher to the bus controller. In case you have not booked any bus, you can buy tickets at the proper window. Ask the staff where to buy the ticket to the destination, for example, Can Tho, Soc Trang, My Tho, they will tell you the ticket window. Phuong Trang and Thanh Buoi are reliable buses in Vietnam, they provide lots of bus routes and the prices are not very high.
If you have just arrived Western Bus Station and would like to take a public bus or taxi, you can find them easily in the bus station. Mai Linh and Vinasun are good taxis.
The gates are very dangerous because the traffic of buses and motorbikes are crazy. So that you should be careful when passing through the gates.
Food stalls and restaurants are abundant in the bus station and on the other side of An Duong Vuong Street. However, not all of the foods and drinks are safe to eat. You can eat a Tho Phat baozi or steamed sticky rice.
After the Independence Day (30th April 1975), the new government of the Communist Party in South Vietnam operated Xa Cang Mien Tay. In July 1975, Xa Cang Mien Tay was expanded and renamed Ben Xe Mien Tay (Mien Tay Bus Station).
In 1992, the bus station became a government-owned company.
On 21st May 2004, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee decided to join Cho Lon Bus Station and Mien Tay Bus Station.
On 15th July 2005, the bus station was not operated by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee but became a child company of Sai Gon Mechanical Engineering Corporation (SAMCO).
On 21st October 2005, the company was turned into West Coach Station Joint Stock Company. This company provides the following services:
- Public transportation within Ho Chi Minh City, between the city and other provinces, most of which are in South Vietnam;
- Kiosk and parking, stores;
- Goods transportation;
- Many others.
The new Mien Tay Bus Station is planned to be built in An Phu Ward, Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.