Refundable Recommended
08:50
HNO Hanoi
2h 17m ride in train #SE5
3.4+
11:07
NBI Ninh Binh
Refundable Recommended
14:25
HNO Hanoi
2h 34m ride in train #SE9
3+
16:59
NBI Ninh Binh
Refundable Recommended
19:25
HNO Hanoi
2h 17m ride in train #SE3
3.6+
21:42
NBI Ninh Binh

From Central circus to Ninh Binh by Vans

Truly Hagiang
Instant
06:30
Central circus , Hanoi
1h 30m van ride in VIP
4.6
08:00
Ben do Tam Coc, Ninh Binh
Truly Hagiang
Instant
07:30
Central circus , Hanoi
1h 30m van ride in VIP
4.6
09:00
Trang An Bus station, Ninh Binh

From 11 Ba Mau lake to Ninh Binh by Vans

Truly Hagiang
Instant
06:30
11 Ba Mau lake, Hanoi
1h 30m van ride in VIP
4.6
08:00
Trang An Bus station, Ninh Binh

From Hanoi Old quarter Office to Ninh Binh by Buses

Instant
08:00
Hanoi Old quarter Office
3h bus ride in Express 29
11:00
Ninh Binh Hoa Lu
Instant
08:00
Hanoi Old quarter Office
3h bus ride in Executive
11:00
Ninh Binh Hoa Lu

From Hanoi SSB to Ninh Binh by Vans

Grouptour
07:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
09:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
09:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
11:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
10:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
12:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
11:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
13:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
12:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
14:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
13:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
15:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
14:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
16:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
15:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
17:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
16:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
18:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
17:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
19:10
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
18:10
Hanoi SSB
2h van ride in VIP
3.1
20:10
Ninh Binh SSB

From Hanoi SSB to Ninh Binh by Buses

Grouptour
08:15
Hanoi SSB
3h bus ride in Standard AC
3.2
11:15
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
10:15
Hanoi SSB
3h bus ride in Standard AC
3.2
13:15
Ninh Binh SSB
Grouptour
16:15
Hanoi SSB
3h bus ride in Standard AC
3.2
19:15
Ninh Binh SSB

From Hanoi to Ninh Binh by Trains

Refundable
06:00
HNO Hanoi
2h 17m ride in train #SE7
3.5+
08:17
NBI Ninh Binh
Refundable Recommended
08:50
HNO Hanoi
2h 17m ride in train #SE5
3.4+
11:07
NBI Ninh Binh
Refundable Recommended
14:25
HNO Hanoi
2h 34m ride in train #SE9
3+
16:59
NBI Ninh Binh
Refundable Recommended
19:25
HNO Hanoi
2h 17m ride in train #SE3
3.6+
21:42
NBI Ninh Binh
Refundable
20:00
HNO Hanoi
2h 12m ride in train #SE19
3.8+
22:12
NBI Ninh Binh

From Hanoi to Ninh Binh by Taxis

Grouptour
--:--
Hanoi
2h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Ninh Binh City Hotel Transfer
OUROS Travel
Instant
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Hanoi
2h taxi ride in Comfort
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Ninh Binh City Hotel Transfer
OUROS Travel
Instant
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Hanoi
2h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Ninh Binh City Hotel Transfer
OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Hanoi
2h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Ninh Binh City Hotel Transfer
Instant
--:--
Hanoi
2h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
4
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Ninh Binh HoangLong

From Hanoi Airport to Ninh Binh by Taxis

OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
2h 20m taxi ride in Comfort
5
--:--
Ninh Binh City Hotel Transfer
OUROS Travel
Instant
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
2h 20m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Ninh Binh City Hotel Transfer
OUROS Travel
Instant
--:--
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
2h 20m taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Ninh Binh City Hotel Transfer

From Hoan Kiem Lake to Ninh Binh by Taxis

Instant Fastest
--:--
Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi
1h 25m taxi ride in Comfort
--:--
Ninh Binh Hotel Transfer

From Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station to Ninh Binh by Buses

Instant
07:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
1h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
5
08:30
Ninh Binh HoangLong
Instant
13:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
1h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
3.2
14:30
Ninh Binh HoangLong
Instant
20:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
1h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
2.4
21:30
Ninh Binh HoangLong
Instant
21:30
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
1h 30m bus ride in Standard AC
23:00
Ninh Binh HoangLong

From Giap Bat to Ninh Binh by Trains

Refundable
14:41
GBA Giap Bat, Hanoi
2h 18m ride in train #SE9
3+
16:59
NBI Ninh Binh

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Grouptour Van 9pax 00:00 - 02:00VND 2,590k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 06:00 - 08:17VND 215k
Hoang Long Standard AC 07:00 - 08:30VND 176k
Grouptour VIP 07:10 - 09:10VND 330k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 08:50 - 11:07VND 171k
Grouptour VIP 10:10 - 12:10VND 330k
Hoang Long Standard AC 13:00 - 14:30VND 176k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 14:25 - 16:59VND 180k
Grouptour VIP 16:10 - 18:10VND 330k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 19:25 - 21:42VND 174k
Vietnam Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 20:00 - 22:12VND 179k

Hanoi to Ninh Binh destination reviews

3.5
583 customer reviews
5
31%
4
25%
3
18%
2
11%
1
15%
TH
4
van VIP, Truly Hagiang, Nov 10, 2019
Wasn't too difficult to find the black van but had a different number plate than shown in the email. Big bags were loaded into the back of the van without needing to buy an extra seat. Journey was good.
MF
5
train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Nov 6, 2019
Easy process to check in with my e-ticket. Everything as expected, seat was fine with an accessible charging point & actually arrived a bit early. Would use again.
SH
4
van VIP, Truly Hagiang, Nov 4, 2019
The driver didn’t speak any English. It was confusing when being picked up from the bus stop in Hanoi, initially the driver said it wasn’t my bus, but then later after he called someone who spoke English and I talked to them it turned out it was my bus. There were only 5 people on the bus and there was confusion as to where we were supposed to be dropped off. After showing the driver the map and saying not Ninh binh we are going to Tam Coc he dropped us off in the right place. He tried to understand us and make sure we were in the right place, it required a lot of patience on both sides to work everything out.
MR
5
train #SE7 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Nov 2, 2019
Excellent service. Tickets were sent the same day I made the payment. No need to print the tickets, just show them from your phone.
YB
2
train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Nov 2, 2019
The toilet was disgusting and water was leaking from it to our seat.
PC
3
train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Oct 28, 2019
Train left promptly. Conductor made sure we got off at proper place Staff in Hanoi gave us conflicting info on where to go to board train. Comfort was ok but not great. Arrived on time.
MK
5
van VIP, Grouptour, Oct 24, 2019
Everything was perfect, they dropped us in front of homestay. Really recommend this bus.
MJ
2
van VIP, Grouptour, Oct 13, 2019
We were taken to a different destination in Hanoi to wait a while before boarding another van. We then picked up and dropped off various people before again changing van. Again picked up and dropped off more people before arriving over an hour after the stated arrival time. Terrible.
JS
4
van VIP, Truly Hagiang, Oct 11, 2019
Very comfortable buses. We booked the night before an early morning departure and they were quick to confirm our tickets. The locations of the bus stops are sometimes unclear so it’s worth messaging the company to double check.
DA
4
train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Oct 8, 2019
Satisfied with the train journey.train was better in terms of comfort and restroom were well maintained
ED
2
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 7, 2019
Everybody was helpful getting us to the bus. The bus itself was a expected very unclean. The driving was very dangerous.
LP
3
train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Oct 5, 2019
The trains ran to time which was probably the best thing I could say about the trip. Our seats were in a carriage that was quite dirty and old, yet the next one along looked like it has been refurbished.
TM
2
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 3, 2019
Broken seats that wouldn’t change position, the bus driver smoking while driving leaving us to get his exhaled smoke, constantly beeping the horn which made sleep impossible and although advertised as going to the town required we were dumped on the side of the road 10km out of town. Avoid unless for small trips only.
RJ
5
train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Oct 1, 2019
Quick and easy booking process. I read that Vietnam accepts e-ticket however I still printed it off and the paper copies made it a lot easier when getting checked by station attendants. Pleasant second class AC soft seating and train arrived on time.
SK
3
train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Oct 1, 2019
Comfort-10/10 Cleanliness-10/10 Staffs-5/10 (if only they can communicate better) Timeliness-10/10
KL
4
train #SE3 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Sep 22, 2019
Our trip was great overall! We are US citizens and have lived in Hanoi for one year. The train was easy, clean, and convenient for a weekend getaway. We will take that train again. Not a five - because of others smoking on the train. Too small of a space and no air.
DM
2
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Sep 21, 2019
The bus is a sleeper bus but no option to seat up, well you’re neither laying down nor seared, kind of half way. It’s comfortable enough, just happy it was a short trip less than 2h. I’m only putting 1 star because the driver was less than welcoming, we couldn’t pick our seat, we got dropped in the middle of nowhere outside Ninh Binh. There was 1 taxi car and 2 taxi bikes waiting. To top that up, the driver was smoking in the bus. So I wouldn’t call it a 5 star but if you to get from A to B( well nearly B) then it’s no too bad.
ML
4
train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Sep 7, 2019
Pleasant trip. Seats ok for a trip over 2 hours. Nice scenery. Ac working. Snacks available.
GL
4
train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Aug 29, 2019
Train left on time. Not too crowded. Comfortable seats. Much better than a night train I had taken previously.
JK
2
Bus Standard AC, Grouptour, Aug 27, 2019
We showed up 30 mins before departure time (as asked) and the bus was 35 mins late... 1h of waiting.... Seats not very confortable.

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
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. 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 VND 3,000,000. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as VND 149,006.

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 94 miles (150 km). The flying distance is 60 miles (96 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 149,006 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 3,000,000.

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

  • Train tickets - VND 149,006 to VND 282,002;
  • Bus tickets - VND 150,007 to VND 200,007;
  • Van price : VND 275,007 - VND 330,007;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 1,334,492 to VND 3,000,000.

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 17 trains per day.
  • Vans from Hanoi to Ninh Binh depart during the day - there are approximately 13 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:30. There are 9 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 1,334,492.

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:

  • 875 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 83 decided to go for a bus.
  • 37 opted for a van.
  • 5 decided to catch a taxi.