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
Grouptour Van 16pax Any time$ 138.81
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 06:00 - 08:24$ 9.53
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 08:00 - 10:14$ 10.28
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 11:15 - 13:28$ 12.33
Duy Khang Limousine Minivan 13:00 - 14:20$ 7.61
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 15:45 - 18:01VND 253k
Grouptour VIP Sleeper 41 17:20 - 18:45$ 12.41
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 19:25 - 21:41VND 161k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 20:20 - 22:31VND 270k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 22:15 - 00:24$ 9.74

Transportation from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Destination Reviews

Travel was great The seats at the back are less comfortable
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 28, 2022
Bus on time, very comfortable. But the driver refused to drop us off at our hotel even though it had been agreed by mail. So 35 minutes of walking under the rain with our luggage.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 26, 2022
Very comfortable ride
Bus Minivan, Duy Khang Limousine, Nov 22, 2022
First we were told we are picked up then we went ahead with the booking and then we were told no. After I reminded them that they already agreed to it they picked us up. The pick up did not really worked out. We were picked up 1h later then agreed. There was to be a lot of bad traffic but we could not see any on Google. The driver is driving very fast. However, in the end we arrived were we wanted only 1,5h later.
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Nov 15, 2022
Everything okay, but expect a speedy ride with some for European risky overtaking manoeuvre
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Nov 13, 2022
Great service! The limousine was on time. The driver was prompt to call once he reached location. And the vehicle itself was comfortable and luxurious for the price. It had charging socket, massage chairs, AC, wifi and we were dropped at the drop off location without delay! Great experience!
Bus Minivan, Duy Khang Limousine, Nov 12, 2022
Arrival time was quite delayed (1h approximately) due to multiple mini van changes. If you want to get from A to B is fine but don’t expect to go like shown in pictures. Positive point is they were flexible enough to take us directly to our hotel next to Tam Coc.
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Nov 10, 2022
It was a bit exciting when we were af the pickup point because nobody there knew about a check-in. Luckily there is a number you can call of Whatsapp with. The bus arrived at time and there was no issue there. We did have to transfer 3 times to a different minivan. But they where all clean and good. There was just no communication. But we did arrive where we wanted to be so we were happy.
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Nov 7, 2022
The bus journey was smooth itself - the only problem was figuring out where the bus actually went from. The Google maps pin on the PDF wasn’t 100% accurate and after asking people, each person pointed us in a different direction. We actually got picked up from no.77 on that road.
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Nov 2, 2022
The bus kicked us off in Hue(?) in the rain for about two hours before a replacement came. There was no information. That and we left two hours late too. But somehow we managed to arrive in Da Nang on time, so I guess that count that in the time. The bus was comfortable though.
Bus Minivan, Duy Khang Limousine, Nov 2, 2022
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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 Van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 4,037.14. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 6.54.

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 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 Duy Khang Limousine: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 6.54 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 USD 4,037.14.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 6.54 to USD 18.11;
  • Train tickets - USD 6.94 to USD 15.95;
  • Van price : USD 86,696.96;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 107.81 to USD 107.81.

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 13 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 107.81.

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:

  • 41% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 32% decided to go for a bus.
  • 27% opted for a van.