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From Hanoi to Ninh Binh by taxi

Ninh Binh HoangLong
2h 30m
  vehicle, all incl

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
DichungTaxi Comfort 00:00 – 02:30VND 1,534k

Hanoi to Ninh Binh destination reviews

463 customer reviews
30% of 463 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 18, 2019
Service from 12go.asia to purchase tickets was quick and hassle free. Airconditioning was not really working - seats were very comfortable- most passengers were great travellers however one Vietnamese man was clearly intoxicated, loud, aggressive and brought his dog on the train - staff allowed this inspite of clear regulations on tickets and spoken over loudspeaker. Thankfully the dog who was quite scared itself didn’t bite anyone. Scenery was pleasant and it was an interesting way to travel in Vietnam.
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 16, 2019
The train was punctual, but it was too warm in July.
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Jul 15, 2019
Trip was great and on time. The only downside is that the AC isn't consistent and sometimes it gets pretty hot in the train (Around 30 degrees) before the AC kicks in
bus Standard AC, Grouptour, Jul 7, 2019
The car was overloaded! The drive was fine but some people got to sit on uncomfortable seats with no back support!
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Jun 11, 2019
Very hot, luggage everywhere in the aisles, but got us there on time. I would upgrade for thw extra gew dollars in future.
train #SE5 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Jun 5, 2019
I had a 2nd class sleeper for the 2hr 20min trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh as all seats booked out. Shared the cabin with a young family who pretty much slept from 9am-10.30am then got off. I spent most time in the hallway looking out the window. Not much room for my backpack as it wouldn't fit under the bunk. I got a little reprimand from the guard for putting it on a corner in the passageway...
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Jun 4, 2019
Easy and straight forward trip. Comfortable ride. Would do again no issues.
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, May 29, 2019
The train was on time and the attitude of the staff was realy good and helpful. The sleeper carrages were clean and tidy.
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, May 25, 2019
Great trip! Train was comfortable, the staff on the train were very nice, and they were perfectly on time!
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, May 13, 2019
Very comfortable. The bathroom looked a little dirty but our journey was short so we didn't need it. I slept really well! We would get it again
train #SE9 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, May 5, 2019
Train left on time, all staff were helpful too. A bit different to trains back in the UK but good none the less!
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Apr 26, 2019
Excellent day trip to Ninh Binh !!! Definitely recommend !
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Apr 21, 2019
Train could have more air conditioning. And train was shaking a lot
van VIP, Grouptour, Apr 20, 2019
We waited for 20 minutes at the office which was uncomfortable because it was 37 degrees. The bus operator said he was waiting for a Grab to bring us to the minivan. When we got to the minivan place it was only 5 minutes from my house so I wish we had been told to go there instead of the office. We had to wait there for another 5 minutes. We were supposed to leave at 4.10 but we didn’t leave until 4.50. The minivan itself was ok, I was sitting at the back and had no space for my legs at all. We had to change to another minivan after an hour and the new driver drove extremely fast and dangerously, beeping the whole time. Overall this experience was much worse than other similar bus companies I’ve used. I would recommend just contacting Khanh An bus company directly instead of dealing with the Sapa bus company.
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Apr 19, 2019
It was easy to purchase the tickets. 12Go Asia emailed me my ticket during the same day. The train was on time and my seat was ok. I took seat without AC which was bit uncomfortable but my own desicion.
van VIP, Grouptour, Apr 18, 2019
Not much communication. Asked to get off one bus and onto another. Drivers constantly using their mobile phones.
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Apr 15, 2019
I booked last minute to travel so at 300K it was already more expensive than I was hoping for. But having just been dropped off from what was quite an erratic drive, on a not so comfortable bus, at the side of a busy road and not the actual bus station, I would highly recommend looking elsewhere to get to Ninh Binh. What was already an expensive journey turned out 50K more expensive when I had to pay for a taxi to my hostel which was walking distance from the bus station. Not great service I'm afraid
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Apr 14, 2019
Reasonable price and nicer than bus. Train on time and efficient service throughout journey. Problems are people smoking and train music/ TV far too loud.
train #SE5 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Apr 13, 2019
Solid trip. Had to share cabin with family of 4. Top bunks cramped and hard but okay for 3 hour. Not for a long journey though.
train #SE3 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Apr 12, 2019
All fine. Seat foot rest was broken on many seats so they wouldn't go down which was a hindrance space wise. People smoking made the carriages smell bad.

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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 VND 3,201,952. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as VND 183,008.

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 183,008 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 3,201,952.

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

  • Train tickets - VND 183,008 to VND 261,003;
  • Bus tickets - VND 187,005 to VND 200,003;
  • Van price : VND 330,005 - VND 330,005;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 1,533,406 to VND 3,201,952.

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 18 trains per day.
  • Vans from Hanoi to Ninh Binh depart during the day - there are approximately 11 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:30. There are 7 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?


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 1,533,406.

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 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:

  • 1000 opted for a van.
  • decided to go for a bus.
  • decided to catch a taxi.
  • users enjoyed a train ride.