Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Hanoi → Ninh Binh

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Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Cat Ba Express Van 16pax Any time$ 117.82
Trang An Limousine VIP-Class 05:50 - 07:10$ 7.05
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 06:00 - 08:31$ 8.10
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 08:00 - 10:14VND 279k
Trang An Limousine VIP-Class 11:50 - 13:10$ 7.05
Trang An Limousine VIP-Class 12:00 - 13:20$ 7.05
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 15:20 - 17:49$ 11.84
Trang An Limousine VIP-Class 16:00 - 17:20$ 7.05
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 19:25 - 21:53$ 8.49
Vietnam Railways Cabin 2x 20:00 - 22:21$ 25.61
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 22:15 - 00:24$ 10.42

Transportation from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Destination Reviews

Time change from 07:30 to 09:00, pick up point is not same in the pdf file.
Bus Ford 16 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jun 26, 2022
Somehow i managed to find a limousine and the driver had to call to support to ask them if i was able or not to go into that limousine and most important of all if that limousine was right to get where i wanted
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Jun 9, 2022
Easy trip!
Bus Minibus 12, Trang An Limousine, May 24, 2022
The bus was on point and the ride was comfortable. The Hotline Service is helpful, there they speak English. Bus drivers usually don‘t speak English, you have to check yourself when you arrive at the destination point (you choose that beforehand in the booking process).
Bus VIP-Class, Trang An Limousine, May 4, 2022
If more punctual, it will be much more fine.
Bus Minivan, Duy Khang Limousine, Apr 10, 2022
Professional efficient and clean. Some of the other travelers were gross (coughing and hacking into the air) but that's cultural.
Bus VIP-Class, Trang An Limousine, Oct 13, 2020
Excellent service by Chapa Express. Beds a bit short for large people and ride quite shaky.
Train #SE3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 26, 2020
2.5 hours on the train. Left and arrived pretty much on time, comfortable and all I needed.
Train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 16, 2020
Few cockroaches but overall very good.
Train #SE3 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 8, 2020
Comfortable, good value for money. Very handy drop off in Tam Coc. Driver asked for money but our tickets were prepaid. He backed off with a firm no. Not sure if he was just chancing his luck on a double payment.
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Feb 26, 2020
735 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 Taxi ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about VND 100,000,000. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as VND 171,000.

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 72 miles (115 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 171,000 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Van - a one-way Van ticket can cost as much as VND 100,000,000.

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

  • Train tickets - VND 171,000 to VND 453,000;
  • Bus tickets - VND 186,160 to VND 349,050;
  • Van price : VND 2,147,076,360;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 1,442,740 to VND 3,001,830.

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 19 trains per 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 VND 1,442,740.

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:

  • 52% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 26% decided to go for a bus.
  • 21% opted for a van.
  • 1% Other