Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh
Tue, Jun 18
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Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Techbus VN JSC VIP Van 10pax 00:00 - 02:00VND 2,820k
Duc Duong Bus Van + Limousine 11 05:55 - 08:25VND 313k
Duc Duong Bus Tourist Bus 16 06:45 - 09:15VND 169k
XE Vietnam Minibus 09:25 - 12:25VND 219k
Truly Hagiang VIP 10:30 - 12:00VND 220k
XE Vietnam Minibus 13:00 - 15:00VND 195k
Techbus VN JSC Van 11pax 15:15 - 17:15VND 253k
VietNam Travel Bus Limousine 9 17:00 - 19:00VND 330k
XE Vietnam Minibus 19:00 - 22:30VND 455k
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 21:20 - 23:33VND 242k

Transportation from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Facts about the transport from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Cheapest Transport$5
Fastest Transport1h 20m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure9:20 PM
Departures per day22
Distance67 kilometers
Transport CompaniesApril Adventure, Arirang Travel, Cat Ba Panorama, Daiichi Travel, Duc Duong Bus, Duy Khang Limousine, Duy Khang Limousine, Duy Khanh Transport, Full Moon Party Tour, Green Trips, Grouptour, King Express Bus, Luxury Van Limousine, Ninh Binh Excursion, PacknGo, Queen Cafe Bus, Sapa Discovery Travel, Sapa Dragon Express, Techbus VN JSC, Tien Dat Trans, To Vietnam Travel, Trang An Limousine, Truly Hagiang, Viet Nam Travel Bus, Vietnam Easy Go Travel, Vietnam Luxury Travel, Vietnam Railways, VietNam Travel Bus, Wego Halong, XE Vietnam

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Destination Reviews

Overbooked first car, so a girl had to sit og her boyfriends lap... Took os to another company in Hanoi to real minibus The ride from Hanoi to Ninh Binh was fine, in the promised "Limousine Van" with good A/C and a bottle of water. No stops tho, and crazy driving, even more crazy than other drivers. From Ninh Binh to Tao Coc was yet another car, but this ride was fine. Overall a wierd experience, drivers knew no English and the first two drove like crazy.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), May 24, 2024
Got picked up from the location on time.
Bus Limousine, Ninh Binh Excursion, May 20, 2024
The bus was delayed and there was a bit of disorganization, but that is something that happens frequently here in Southeast Asia. But overall, it was fine.
Bus Express 16, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), May 19, 2024
Car was great. However, the rest of the experience was horrible. We get picked up and then pursue to pick up the rest of the people who is driving with us. I understand that this is part of the service, but it took as long as the trip itself as we were the first to get picked up. More than an hour in Hanoi morning traffic. We finally get to the Van, which have to get us to Tam coc. This van was great as said before, but when the driver chooses to drive more than 210km/h and uses the horn everytime he passes another car, then the comfort is not compensating the slighest bit. A side note for recommendation - please give some guidelines on how to behave as a pasenger. There was a guy doing multiple phone calls (around 10), screaming into the phone on every call. I get you want to kill time, and you are of course allowed to talk on the phone or it might be nessecary - But calling your whole family and friends - and then ignore the fact that there are other people in the van who doesn’t give one damn, then please recommend them to buy there own private transportation if they are that important.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), May 15, 2024
Everything as expected. Ride was smooth and on time. Van was pretty comfy with leather massage seats.
Bus Limousine, To Vietnam Travel, May 15, 2024
Two stars because we were on time and that the journey started on time. How that happened is one star. Like others before we were brought to another place from the same agency were we changed from a van with no seatbelts to the 9-seater mini bus you see on all the pictures. This short trip to the south of Hanoi took exactly one hour. Both drivers didn’t speak English, wich I can accept when the agency takes care they stick to the plan. Concerning a decent driving style, this didn’t apply. Changing lanes all the time taking every single opportunity to overtake (left or right). If this is not what your are in for take the train. It’s not really slower and less dangerous. Grab is an alternative as well with ca double the price (15€ instead of 8€ for the mini busses), the drivers mostly speak English and will be happy to accommodate any driving style. If you like risky driving, abrupt braking and constant honking go with Ninh Binh Luxury SSB Grouptour. It’s a fair option, we did it and might repeat the experience when the train is overbooked…
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), May 15, 2024
Too many times you had to switch the mini van. The driver was riding the car a bit aggressively.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Apr 24, 2024
Driver tried asking for more money saying I hadn’t paid at our hostel he was very rude, first bus was perfect however
Van Limousine 11, Duy Khang Limousine (Duy Khang Limousine), Apr 17, 2024
Clean vehicle, but our driver was a rude and angry person who treated us and the other passengers as numbers instead of people. He drove fast, but safer comparing to the drivers in Indonesia :P Downside to this is the bumping experience in the back of the minivan
Van Limousine 11, Duy Khang Limousine (Duy Khang Limousine), Apr 12, 2024
The travel agency I booked wasn’t the one I got. In the end it was the bad rated one. We had to change the van once and the guys didn’t really speak any English, so the communication was hard. Everything was very stressful.
Van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Apr 12, 2024
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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 112.41. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 6.76.

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 6.76 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 112.41.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 4.58 to USD 79.69;
  • Train tickets - USD 6.76 to USD 18.00;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 8.02 - USD 18.68. From Hanoi to Ninh Binh starting from 05:30 259 Le Duan until 19:30 259 Le Duan
  • Bus+Van price: USD 8.65. From Hanoi to Ninh Binh starting from 06:30 259 Le Duan Street until 16:30 259 Le Duan Street
  • Van price : USD 19.48 - USD 70.25;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 61.31 to USD 112.41.

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.
  • 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 61.31.

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.
  • 16% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 10% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 10% chosen Bus+Van
  • 10% opted for a van.