There are many ways khổng lồ get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. In this post, I have shared the best possible ways lớn reach Ninh Binh from Hanoi. Ninh Binh should be on your menu 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 và 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 khổng lồ spend a few days, make sure not to skip this beauty!

How far is Ninh Binh from Hanoi?

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

How to get from Hanoi khổng lồ Ninh Binh?


Hanoi to lớn Ninh Binh Train

Duration:2.5 hours

Costs:90K lớn 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 lớn travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is taking a train, which takes about 3 hours.

Six daily trains are available from Hanoi lớn Ninh Binh town. SE 5 is the most popular train with comfortable soft seats, almost clean with snack carts and bathrooms. Hanoi to lớn Ninh Binh trains depart from Hanoi’s main railway station stopping at Phu Ly and 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 to take a short nap. It is best to 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, and after you book, you have lớn go in person và 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 lớn travel is getting from Hanoi lớn Ninh Binh by bus. You can choose from minivans, public and private buses. More details below:

Mini Vans & Private Buses

Duration:2-3 hours

Costs:235,000 VND or USD 10

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

I recommend booking a bus on BookAway to 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 to lớn 24 hoursbefore your trip.

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Hanoi lớn Ninh Binh Public Bus

Duration:2 to 3 hours

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

There are many bus stations in Hanoi that offer buses khổng lồ different towns và cities in North Vietnam. You have to go to Giap Bat Bus Station, located in the south of Hanoi lớn travel from Hanoi to 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 lớn an hour) to reach from the old quarter in Hanoi lớn Gia Bat Bus station, which has a lot of traffic usually.

Taking a taxi to lớn Gia Bus stop is the best way, which will add 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 city or Thanh Pho Ninh Binh). You will most likely stay in Tam Coc, so you will pay another dollar or two to get there.

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

Hanoi lớn Ninh Binh by Taxi

Duration: 2 hours

Costs: USD 65 lớn 70

If you are in a group or travelling with young kids or heavy backpacks, taking a cab from Hanoi to 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 lớn Ninh Binh xe taxi for four to lớn five people costs around USD 65 lớn 70.

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Reshma is a digital content creator, storyteller, & history lover. She is the founder of The Solo Globetrotter, a site for solo travelers, female travelers wanting to lớn travel independently, & those wishing khổng lồ travel on a budget or go flashpacking. She has been traveling alone for over 6 years, currently having explored over 35+ countries. She prefers traveling slow và loves immersing in local experiences và culture, nature, hiking, festivals, & history. An Electronics Engineer turned Software Lead turned Solopreneur; she is specialized in SEO-based nội dung curation and Pinterest Management.