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, Duy Khanh Transport, Grouptour, Saigon DMC, Techbus VN JSC, Trang An Limousine, Truly Hagiang, Vietnam Railways

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Destination Reviews

The van arrived three(!!) hours later than planned for the scheduled two-hour journey. During this whole time we were told that the bus would arrive in the next few minutes.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 5, 2023
If I could, I wouldn't even put a star. I showed up 1 hour before as it is written in the reservation. I was supposed to leave at 2:10 p.m. At 3 p.m. I was made to take a car to wait at another place. At 4 p.m. I took another car to wait at another place. We finally hit the road at 4:50 p.m. I arrived in Ninh Binh at 6:30 p.m. Run away from this agency. I hope to be refund for my horrible trip
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 3, 2023
The booking proces was confusing, because after booking it could not be found by the company and they even denied offering the route we booked. When we later showed them the voucher, everything from there on was fine.
Van Limousine 11, Duy Khang Limousine (Duy Khang Limousine), Nov 30, 2023
Bus was nice. On the way back got water, way there we didn't. Bus left early since everyone was there. Driver found me even though wasn't standing by the van. Two passengers apparently got on the wrong van even though they said they gave a slip of paper from their hostel to insure everything was correct. They refused to get off so there was a delay but still made it ahead of time.
Van Limousine 11, Duy Khang Limousine (Duy Khang Limousine), Nov 22, 2023
We had a bus at 4:30. We went to the pick up point but there was no sign where to wait. We asked a local and he said we can just wait right where we were. We did. At 4:45 I asked the person I had contact to a little before already. She told us that the bus was already there but could not find us. She even send me a video, which the driver sent her to prove we were not there. There were some cars parking which we were behind. The driver did not get out of his car, did not call us, did not ask anybody for my name. In the end the girl I talked to was nice and sent the driver back. We went to a place which we were not supposed to be. It was all in all a lot of stress to travel with Duy Khang. The Limousine was comfortable but the airconditioner was extremely cold. We were 1 hour late.
Van Limousine 11, Duy Khang Limousine (Duy Khang Limousine), Nov 21, 2023
Guy was either a former professional racing driver or he had a record to brake. The speed and overtaking was crazy.. and very dangerous! We arrived after 1 hour even though 2 hours were calculated! We got picked up at the right place and time, at least that was nice. Car was comfortable. Everyone got driven to their hotels but us. I still dont know why.
Van Van 11pax, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Nov 19, 2023
During the relatively short trip from Hanoi to Tam Coc village (near Ninh Binh) we changed vehicles three times. Non of the drivers any English so they were able to confirm the address only by nodding and when we showed it to them on the confirmation email. It wouldn't be a problem usually, but after the darkness and being passed from one vehicle to another, we just didn't feel sure that we are on the correct ones. But the journey was generally fast and driving styles acceptable, we were offered a bottle of water in two out of four cars and all of them had working seat belts.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 12, 2023
We had to change vehicle multiple times and arrival was delayed
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 9, 2023
Bus was on time, people in the pick up spot were really reassuring and helpful as its not clear if you're in the right place for pick up. Arrived safe and on time, Deducting 1 star because unfortunately the group before us had no respect for the bus and it was left full of rubbish one seat was full of melted chocolate
Van Limousine 11, Duy Khang Limousine (Duy Khang Limousine), Nov 5, 2023
Great driver and staff, very helpful. Thank you!
Bus VIP 9 Express, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Nov 3, 2023
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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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 135.08. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 7.00.

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 7.00 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 135.08.

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 111.26;
  • Train tickets - USD 7.00 to USD 16.96;
  • Van price : USD 17.99 - USD 71.02;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 47.12 to USD 135.08.

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 47.12.

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