There are many ways khổng lồ get from Hanoi khổng lồ Ninh Binh. In this post, I have shared the best possible ways to lớn reach Ninh Binh from Hanoi. Ninh Binh should be on your list while backpacking Vietnam. Boat trips through lush, green fields, ancient pagodas, beautiful viewpoints, caves & cycling through the village side – These are some of the things that you can enjoy in your Ninh Binh Itinerary.

An easy way to get around Vietnam is by getting the Bookaway App. There you can search for routes & book tickets online! Book tickets online.

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It is the perfect little town to lớn experience the countryside of Vietnam, which will be a fresh breeze from the urban Hanoi. Whether you are visiting Ninh Binh as a day trip from Hanoi or you intend lớn spend a few days, make sure not lớn skip this beauty!

How far is Ninh Binh from Hanoi?

The distance from Hanoi khổng lồ Ninh Binh is 95km, and the distance from Hanoi to lớn Tam Coc is 101km. Depending on your mode of transport from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, it takes around 3 khổng lồ 4 hours.

How khổng lồ get from Hanoi lớn Ninh Binh?


Hanoi to Ninh Binh Train

Duration:2.5 hours

Costs:90K khổng lồ 120K VND or USD 3 to lớn 5

Travelling in Vietnam by train is one of the best ways lớn experience the country. One of the most affordable ways to travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is taking a train, which takes about 3 hours.

Six daily trains are available from Hanoi khổng lồ Ninh Binh town. SE 5 is the most popular train with comfortable soft seats, almost clean with snack carts & bathrooms. Hanoi to lớn Ninh Binh trains depart from Hanoi’s main railway station stopping at Phu Ly và Nam Dinh & ends at Ninh Binh railway station.

There are also trains with sleeper berth that cost around USD 5, which is the best option if you are taking the early morning train lớn take a short nap. It is best khổng lồ take the train early so that you can have time to relax và explore more in Ninh Binh.

You can book online through Vietnam Railways, & after you book, you have lớn go in person & collect the physical ticket showing your confirmation and ID. I’d suggest you book the tickets in advance as the seats get filled sooner during the high season and holidays.

Hanoi lớn Ninh Binh Bus

The easiest way to travel is getting from Hanoi to lớn Ninh Binh by bus. You can choose from minivans, public & private buses. More details below:

Mini Vans và Private Buses

Duration:2-3 hours

Costs:235,000 VND or USD 10

The most convenient way lớn travel from Hanoi khổng lồ Ninh Binh is by booking a bus ticket online. There are 6 buses from Hanoi khổng lồ Ninh Binh every day. It costs just 10 USD or 235K VND.

I recommend booking a bus on BookAway to lớn reach Ninh Binh from Hanoi as you have many options for buses. The best part is these tickets includefree pick-up và drop-offand alsofree cancellation up khổng lồ 24 hoursbefore your trip.

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Hanoi to Ninh Binh Public Bus

Duration:2 lớn 3 hours

Costs:70K VND or USD 3 lớn 5(excluding cabs)

There are many bus stations in Hanoi that offer buses lớn different towns và cities in North Vietnam. You have khổng lồ go lớn Giap Bat Bus Station, located in the south of Hanoi to lớn travel from Hanoi to lớn Ninh Binh by public buses. Buses leave every hour from this station lớn Ninh Binh. Purchase tickets at the booking counter – avoid anyone luring you by offering ‘better prices’ or ‘saving your time.’

I wouldn’t recommend taking these local buses because of the many disadvantages:

It takes more than 30 minutes(sometimes up to an hour) khổng lồ reach from the old quarter in Hanoi khổng lồ Gia Bat Bus station, which has a lot of traffic usually.

Taking a taxi khổng lồ Gia Bus stop is the best way, which will showroom to the costs.

Plus, the buses at this station stop at several places around Ninh Binh province, finally arriving at Ninh Binh bus station(make sure you book the one that stops at Ninh Binh thành phố or Thanh Pho Ninh Binh). You will most likely stay in Tam Coc, so you will pay another dollar or two lớn get there.

Also, after 5:30 PM every day, there are hardly any direct local public buses khổng lồ Ninh Binh. So you can’t really plan an overnight journey with these buses.

Hanoi to lớn Ninh Binh by Taxi

Duration: 2 hours

Costs: USD 65 to lớn 70

If you are in a group or travelling with young kids or heavy backpacks, taking a cab from Hanoi to lớn Ninh Binh is the best option. Another good thing is you can reach the doorstep of your hotel/guesthouse directly from Hanoi.

A comfortable Hanoi to lớn Ninh Binh xe taxi for four khổng lồ five people costs around USD 65 khổng lồ 70.

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