Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Hanoi to Ninh Binh

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Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus Minivan 4pax Any timeVND 1,450k
Daiichi Travel Minivan 04:30 - 06:30VND 237k
Daiichi Travel VIP 14 06:05 - 08:05VND 253k
Techbus VN JSC Van 11pax 08:00 - 10:00VND 225k
Grouptour VIP 9 Express 10:45 - 12:55VND 271k
Daiichi Travel VIP 14 12:30 - 15:00VND 264k
Cua Ong Limousine VIP 9 Express 14:00 - 16:00VND 271k
April Adventure Minibus 12 17:38 - 19:38VND 297k
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 19:25 - 21:49VND 201k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 20:00 - 22:09VND 422k
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 22:15 - 00:24VND 195k

Transportation from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Facts about the transport from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Cheapest Transport$6
Fastest Transport1h 20m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure10:00 PM
Departures per day26
Distance67 kilometers
Transport CompaniesApril Adventure, Daiichi Travel, Grouptour, Saigon DMC, Techbus VN JSC, Trang An Limousine, Truly Hagiang, Vietnam Railways

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Destination Reviews

We had to change the vehicle 3 times and had to wait in different locations. No one told us when we will be picked up. We arrived one hour later than expected. Also, the driver wanted me to pay 100k more for picking me up at the initial arrival location. I showed them that in the booking the arrival and pick up point was fixed and after long discussion I did not need to pay extra
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Sep 30, 2023
Everything was Fine
Bus VIP 9 Express, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Sep 27, 2023
Train seat was comfortable, departed on time and arrived only a few minutes late. Food and drinks were able to be purchased on the train.
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Sep 16, 2023
A car driver picked up us to go to the bus. He was so fast and dangerous. We almost crashed…. The trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh took one hour so imagine how fast was the driver bus too.
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Sep 6, 2023
I was picked up with a car at the office on time and we were going to pick up another 2 people. When we arrived to the bus, the bus was already full of people and the company had overbooked the trip. Our driver was panicking even though it wasn’t his fault. Then we waited for an hour at the side of the freeway for another person to join the car. An hour late we finally got on the bus. And when we almost arrived at our destination everyone had to go off the bus and into a different one. The busses were ok, but it was just so chaotic.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Aug 28, 2023
Theoretically the train had air con but in reality everyone fell asleep because it was like sitting in the blast from a hairdryer. One window fell open, which pretty much cancelled the frail attempts of the AC, and all the windows were dirty and had grilles over them so it wasn't easy to see outside.
Train #SE11 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Aug 20, 2023
Very friendly driver and good coordination
Van Van 11pax, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Aug 17, 2023
Great, but we were seated in front (right to the driver) and we didn't have a seat belt. But the experience was very good and the driver drives excellently.
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Aug 15, 2023
The vehicles were great and on time, just that most of the staff are unfriendly and impatient.
Van Limousine 11, Duy Khang Limousine (Duy Khang Limousine), Aug 14, 2023
Punctual and fast.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Aug 13, 2023
970 customer reviews

How to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

When you want to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 135.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 6.99.

How far is Hanoi from Ninh Binh?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. Your trip will be a total of 42 miles (67 km). The flying distance is 42 miles (67 km).

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

The travel time from Hanoi to Ninh Binh can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 4 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

The cost of the trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam): travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 6.99 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 135.00.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Hanoi to Ninh Binh:

  • Bus tickets - USD 5.44 to USD 111.19;
  • Train tickets - USD 6.99 to USD 16.95;
  • Van price : USD 17.98 - USD 70.97;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 47.09 to USD 135.00.

How many trips per day are there between Hanoi and Ninh Binh?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 22 trains per day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Hanoi to Ninh Binh any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 47.09.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around..

The most popular transport from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 54% decided to go for a bus.
  • 44% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% Other