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From 11 Ba Mau lake to Ninh Binh by van

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11 Ba Mau lake, Hanoi
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From Hanoi SSB to Ninh Binh by van

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From Hanoi SSB to Ninh Binh by bus

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10:30
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11:15
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3h
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Hanoi SSB
12:45
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3h
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Hanoi SSB
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From Hanoi to Ninh Binh by taxi

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From Hanoi to Ninh Binh by train

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From Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station to Ninh Binh by bus

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From Giap Bat to Ninh Binh by train

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17:16
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2h 31m
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Passenger reviews out of total 8,162 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Apr 21, 2019
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Train could have more air conditioning. And train was shaking a lot
Apr 20, 2019
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
No AC very hot, now sick !!!!!!!!!
Apr 20, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
We waited for 20 minutes at the office which was uncomfortable because it was 37 degrees. The bus operator said he was waiting for a Grab to bring us to the minivan. When we got to the minivan place it was only 5 minutes from my house so I wish we had been told to go there instead of the office. We had to wait there for another 5 minutes. We were supposed to leave at 4.10 but we didn’t leave until 4.50. The minivan itself was ok, I was sitting at the back and had no space for my legs at all. We had to change to another minivan after an hour and the new driver drove extremely fast and dangerously, beeping the whole time. Overall this experience was much worse than other similar bus companies I’ve used. I would recommend just contacting Khanh An bus company directly instead of dealing with the Sapa bus company.
Apr 19, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Angry driver.
Apr 19, 2019
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
It was easy to purchase the tickets. 12Go Asia emailed me my ticket during the same day. The train was on time and my seat was ok. I took seat without AC which was bit uncomfortable but my own desicion.
Apr 18, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★☆☆☆☆
Trip canceled at 1 am day of.
Apr 18, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Not much communication. Asked to get off one bus and onto another. Drivers constantly using their mobile phones.
Apr 15, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
I booked last minute to travel so at 300K it was already more expensive than I was hoping for. But having just been dropped off from what was quite an erratic drive, on a not so comfortable bus, at the side of a busy road and not the actual bus station, I would highly recommend looking elsewhere to get to Ninh Binh. What was already an expensive journey turned out 50K more expensive when I had to pay for a taxi to my hostel which was walking distance from the bus station. Not great service I'm afraid
Apr 14, 2019
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Reasonable price and nicer than bus. Train on time and efficient service throughout journey. Problems are people smoking and train music/ TV far too loud.
Apr 13, 2019
train #SE5 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Solid trip. Had to share cabin with family of 4. Top bunks cramped and hard but okay for 3 hour. Not for a long journey though.
Apr 12, 2019
train #SE3 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
All fine. Seat foot rest was broken on many seats so they wouldn't go down which was a hindrance space wise. People smoking made the carriages smell bad.
Apr 11, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Bus trip was allright, we had a flat tire. So a little delay there. Hard to find the bus at the station. But the rest was absolutely fine!
Apr 9, 2019
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Booked 2nd class, which was fine, but when we saw 1st class, we kinda wished we had booked that instead.
Apr 7, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★☆
I went to the office to check in and was whisked away on a grab bike to another location. The people spoke no English (which is fine but made it confusing) and didn’t seem very organized. That said, I’m The visitor so a little confusion is to be expected. The bus was clean and drove (extremely) fast but got us there safely and they even transferred me from Ninh Binh to Tam Coc so I didn’t have to worry about finding a taxi.
Apr 5, 2019
bus Standard AC, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Not so safe driver and not much English. Bus was a bit late in the morning. No water, no explanation, no nothing.
Apr 1, 2019
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Easy!
Mar 19, 2019
bus Standard AC, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
They left more than 1h late and we were dropped at a different place, 6km further. We were offered a bus for 100k per person saying there was not taxi...but taxi are available (what we chose) and cost 60k for two. Bad experience
Mar 18, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Smoking driver in bus, small beds, and dropped off in middle of nowhere. I think there should be better options than this...
Mar 17, 2019
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Everything was o.k. No delay.
Mar 16, 2019
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Everything worked fine, we didn't have any problem with the tickets or the trip.
Mar 15, 2019
bus Standard AC, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Everything as advertised. 45 minutes late for departure but made it up on the drive there. Kind staff. Ok bus.
Mar 15, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
We arrived some 45 minutes early as requested on ticket as it stated that the bus could leave early but the bus driver wouldn’t let us board or put our luggage on the bus, so we had to stand with our bags for 40 minutes. The bus departed late. The trip was fine but forget taking any photos of the trip as the windows were dirty.
Mar 14, 2019
van VIP, Truly Hagiang
★★★★★
Very good service. Also the operator was very helpfull And contacted me the night before with the information
Mar 10, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Had to take an overpacked shuttle to the bus, and then another transfer in Ninh Binh, but it got us to where we wanted to be!
Mar 6, 2019
van VIP, Truly Hagiang
★★★★★
Friendly fast service.. customer support phone line speek English!
Mar 2, 2019
train #SE19 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Train was on Time. The staff was friendly, but the speakers were broken and made Strange Noises the hole Time and the bathroom was flooded.
Feb 27, 2019
van VIP, Truly Hagiang
★★★★☆
Nice van with comfortable seats. Finding bus was a bit tricky, but staff very helpful.
Feb 19, 2019
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
We had a good journey, room for two hefty rucksack on the overhead rack. A point to note - your seat number is on the back of your seat not in front of you.
Feb 9, 2019
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
We enjoyed it immensely. The people on the train were very friendly and the scenery along the way was beautiful.
Feb 7, 2019
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Didn’t realize there are two train station s in Hanoi and booked this one Gist Bat Train in second class was very basic and air conditioning wasn’t great. But for the price it was ok.
Feb 2, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Bus was supposed to be at 6h10am. No bus. Waited til the open the office. Now it was changed at 7 without me knowing it. Taxi brings me to a location. Don’t see any bus. Waited 20 minutes. Now it’s there. Then another taxi to drop me off and i had to take a cab that i had to pay to bring me to my location. Not very impressed.
Feb 1, 2019
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
We booked second class, reserved soft seating tickets. The train is pretty dirty and we were lucky to find a space for our rucksacks on the overhead railing (as locals fill it up with boxes and many bags). The toilets are filthy, with no soap or tissue paper available. There was also a person smoking on the train beside us - which on a crowded train with no ventilation is unacceptable (I actually don’t know if it was legal or not). Please bare this in mind if you are travelling with children/ asthmatic etc. While it gets you from A to B, it is not recommended for longer that a couple of hours journey.
Jan 27, 2019
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Good Trip. Good seats. On time. No problem.
Jan 26, 2019
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Good service, pleasant helpful staff. On time
Jan 21, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Ticket from Hanoi to Ninh Binh was easy and cheap to book on 12go.asia website. The Sappa Shuttle office was easy to find and the staff were friendly when I arrived. I did ask for the bus to take me to my hotel in NB but they said the roads where I was staying were not good so I would need to take a taxi which would be smaller, which is fine because when I got there I completely understood! I arrived at the office at 8.30 for the 9.10am bus. At 9.30am they told me they had ordered a taxi to take me to where the bus would be collecting from which I hadn’t been told about. The taxi didn’t come so they asked a friend to take me in his car. We arrived at a hairdressers which was the stop, just as the luxury limousine bus was pulling away. Men had to run after it and get it to turn around. If we were 10 seconds later I would have missed it completely and would have had to wait till the next day to get to NB. The bus was good though and the driver very nice and helpful despite my lack of Vietnamese and his lack of English.
Jan 8, 2019
train #SE7 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
The bed was quite comfortable but the smell in the train was pretty unpleasant. Also the toilets were old and dirty. I paid 500k dongs but my tickets costed only 338k dongs as stated in the e ticket. It is normal to pay an extra fee for the booking service but almost 50 % is way too high.
Jan 5, 2019
train #SE9 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
2hrs 45min was enough, but served a purpose
Jan 4, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Transferred from a car to a bus to another car to another bus, left an hour and a half late had to have repair work done on the way. Bus driver drove like a maniac down the hard shoulder undertaking everyone and the latter bus driver ran over a dog going way too fast through a village
Jan 4, 2019
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Smooth trip, easy. I booked via 12goasia months ahead of train trip and they were very efficient, tickets worked perfectly.
Jan 3, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
They didn't allow us to have the seats we especially asked for. "Same, same" they kept on saying. Also, they dropped us in the middle of nowhere, outside the city, on the side of the road. Taxis were waiting for us there so obviously this is a common practice. It cost us an extra 80.000 to get to our hostel, that we had previously especially booked to be walking distance from the drop off point.
Jan 2, 2019
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Music was blasted at a painfully loud volume for much of the trip. Please turn it off, or at least turn it down.
Dec 26, 2018
train #SE3 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Overall the trip is nice because they give you bottled water during my 3 hr ride. I rated 4 stars because it is very difficult to hear any announcement on the intercom and the train has no visual signal telling you which stop you're at (which would help if you don't speak Vietnamese).
Dec 24, 2018
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Great experience. Highly recommend.
Dec 23, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Unconfortble bus. 14 people with luggage is like too much people.
Dec 21, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Booking with 12go is reliable. Booked from Hanoi to Ninh Binh at night. Request a drop off near my place/hotel. Trip was ok. In Ninh Binh we changed vehicle. I requested a drop off near my place/hotel. Everything was fine until, About 400 meters before arriving the driver refused to continue, pretending the road was too narrow which actually could fit a Lorry.
Dec 9, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Perfect travel. time ok All was good
Dec 1, 2018
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Prineted ticket but noone really scanned it, just show them the paper to get on board
Nov 26, 2018
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Agréable d’être allongé MAis toilettes répugnant et personnel du train hyper désagréable
Nov 21, 2018
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Exactly good service and informative service.
Nov 11, 2018
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Relaxing trip but dirty and smoky bistro.
Nov 8, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
No stop at ninh Binh busstation possible according to driver... We could go further to Tam Coc where taxidrivers were waiting.
Nov 8, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Bathroom needed attention. Smell was horrible, and a very tiny space. Everything else was good.
Nov 7, 2018
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Train was ok and clean. Airco didn't work so for me it was pretty hot.
Nov 7, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Easy boarding. Scenic trip. 2nd class AC seat was comfortable for short trip. No issues.
Nov 5, 2018
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Train carriage was very old with broken seats and numerous cockroaches. Extremely noisy and cold when the air conditioning came on.
Nov 3, 2018
train #SE19 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Busy, hot and noisy, but cold beers were good. Efficient way to travel
Oct 31, 2018
train #SE19 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Difficult to know where your stop is, no English signs, but the conductor was very helpful and noticed me to go out at my stop. There where cacarouches in the train.
Oct 29, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Fine driver and bus. Nobody speaks english, they drop you in the middle of an intersection in the main highway instead of in Ninh Binh city so you then have to pay a taxi to your hostel...
Oct 28, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Pick up and drop off points not clear at all, very disorganised, they tried to scam me for more money several times, very unfriendly staff I could go on but it's not worth my time.
Oct 25, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Easy to arrive at station and go through ticket barrier. E-ticket acceptable. Train noisy and crowded, people in wrong seats. Journey on time. Good value for money overall.
Oct 23, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Did no english at all and no space for your bags!
Oct 21, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Train left and arrived on time. 2nd class AC seats were fine for 3 hour journey. No issues at all during journey.
Oct 17, 2018
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
the train ride was good. and the train is punctual. Excellent
Oct 6, 2018
train #SE7 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Train à l'heure au départ et à l'arrivée
Oct 6, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Bus was nice. Driver could not speak English or read the GPS (?) to drop me off at my homestay just outside Ninh Binh. We went around in circles. Eventually gave up and walked.
Oct 5, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Train left from Hanoi and arrived right on time. Comfy seats and air conditioned coach. Good experience.
Oct 2, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★★
Very good ride between Hanoi and Ninh Binh, even with a stop for bathroom and shopping ! On time in Hanoï and even in advance in Ninh Binh
Sep 28, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Took the bus from hanoi to ninh binh. Rescheduled my tour without problems. Bus arrived at the expected time.
Sep 10, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Comfortability was ok. We could not unterstand the announcements in the train and had to check where we are on our own
Sep 9, 2018
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Coaches are clean and comfortable. The seats recline and there is plenty of leg room. Train staff were attentive and the food trolleys well equipped. A slightly Pongy toilet but actually not much worse than UK trains 10 yrs ago.
Aug 29, 2018
train #SE7 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
good trip. thank you
Aug 27, 2018
train #SE7 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Train service was ok. People selling fruits were too frequent and noisy.
Aug 22, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
The bus leaves you 4 km away from ninh binh city so you have to take a taxi o motorbike to get closer
Aug 16, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Very loud
Aug 10, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Kinda bumpy, occasional screeches from faulty speakers, a little so and so with the a/c. But nothing that made the journey unpleasant. And as western tourists we had a great time hanging out with the friendly locals during the trip.
Aug 8, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Trains old
Aug 5, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The driver was super nice, but the trip was supposed to take 1.5 hours but it took 3.5 and the bus as really old.
Aug 1, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Seats were good
Jul 30, 2018
train #SE19 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Un voyage de 2h folklorique, les gens étaient amusés de voir une européenne mais très peu, y compris dans le personnel du train, parlait anglais. Sièges confortables et écran télé divertissant. A éviter pour un voyage de nuit.
Jul 19, 2018
bus Standard AC, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
The trip was delayed one house from Hanoi. But the guide was very helpful and gave good information.
Jul 11, 2018
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
The only two issues we head were the smell of the toilets and how loud the television was while trying to sleep.
Jul 10, 2018
bus Standard AC, Grouptour
★★★★☆
The driver was a bit reckless in driving. Other than that, everything was okay.
Jul 10, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Seats should not be an option for 2+ hour trips. Pay the little extra and get a soft bed. The train shakes a lot and is noisy. If your ride is more than 3 - 4 hours, consider the bus, or fly if you can. Always selct a 4-bed room and book the bottom beds. Six-bed rooms are very cramped (same size room). The train is not always on time. ALL the toilets are very dirty. I would not by food on the train!
Jul 8, 2018
bus Standard AC, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Notre bus pour Ninh Binh est parti 20min plus tôt que prévu mais heureusement nous étions là juste à temps! Pour l'arrivée, pensez à coordoner à l'avance un lieu de dépot si besoin sinon on vous depose au Long Hotel à Tam Coc et le personnel vous propose des taxis au double du vrai tarif... Sinon, bus correct et 2h de trajet comme prévu.
Jul 7, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Very hot air on not keeping the carriage cold.
Jul 4, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
It was alright. Train was pretty much on time. Although the cabin got pretty hot with all the people on it and the very hot temperature outside so you couldn’t feel much AC air. But seats did recline way too far back in my opinion as a tall girl (175 cm). So when other local passengers took advantage of the reclining of the seats, it hit my knees where they’re heads were basically in my lap and I would have to ask them to push up a little.
Jul 3, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Train left on time and also arrived on schedule. Train staff was helpful, although they did not speak much English. The Seats were comfortable for our two hour ride. The booking process was simple and we didn‘t need to print the tickets.
Jun 30, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
To much noice from the train tv
Jun 27, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
The train departed on time and the train attendant was kind to inform us of our alighting stop. CK.
Jun 26, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Online booking was easy. Toilets where dirty. Seats where ok. Train arrived on time.
Jun 25, 2018
train #SE5 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Good easy journey
Jun 16, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The buss in real life is not even close to that one on the picture. Dirty and old. 200 000 is too much for such a short trip
Jun 14, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
The train staff looked after us really well, spoke English to us when we needed to get off the train. Way better than we were expecting!!
Jun 11, 2018
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
The beds were clean and nice but the doors would jerk open once in a while when the train comes to a stop. The toilets were clogged up due to the faulty flushing system during the trip.
Jun 8, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Train left shortly after scheduled time, but it was comfortable seats. No printed tickets were needed. Will book this on the way back.
Jun 5, 2018
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Good connection. A bit de later but nothing serieus.
Jun 1, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Great service!
May 31, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★★★★
plenty of leg room, quality banter & the missus loved it
May 18, 2018
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Could have been cleaner and the address to the station should have been printer higher up in the ticket. Train was on time and comfortable.
May 17, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
The train left on time and the cabin was clean. Only TV was extremeley loud!

Popular Routes in Vietnam

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
  • 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 Train 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 VND 2,220,003. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as VND 207,007.

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 87 miles (139 km). The flying distance is 56 miles (89 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 3 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 VND 207,007 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 VND 2,220,003.

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

  • Train tickets - VND 207,007 to VND 321,004;
  • Van price : VND 330,007 - VND 330,007;
  • Bus tickets - VND 363,007 to VND 363,007;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 1,405,894 to VND 2,220,003.

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 18 trains per day.
  • Vans from Hanoi to Ninh Binh depart during the day - there are approximately 11 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:30. There are 4 available bus trips every 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?

Buses

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.

Taxi

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 VND 1,405,894.

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

Trains

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.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for travelling 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 travelling 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:

  • 969 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 30 decided to go for a bus.
  • 9 opted for a van.
  • 1 decided to catch a taxi.