Cat Ba To Ninh Binh Vietnam: Transport & Ticket Guide
Known as Halong Bay on land, Ninh Binh is an ideal stop for your next destination in Vietnam after taking a cruise around Lan Ha Bay from Cat Ba island.
How to get from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh?
This article is a complete transportation guide from Cat Ba island to Ninh Binh by bus, train, and ferry, including departure schedule, transport provider review, and guides to buy online tickets.
Currently, there are two ways to travel from Cat Ba island to Ninh Binh
- Taking a bus from Cat Ba, then getting a ferry to Got Harbor and continuing on the bus.
- Taking a boat from Cat Ba to Hai Phong, then a bus or train from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh.
Below is a comparison of the two options.
Option 1: Cat Ba to Ninh Binh Bus (recommended)
- Price: 420,000 VND
- Duration: 4.5 hours
Taking a bus from Cat Ba island to Ninh Binh is the easiest option.
Good Morning Cat Ba offers daily service from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh, and the ticket includes all the necessary transportation.
The journey includes a bus from Cat Ba to Cai Vieng, Ferry to Got harbor, and a bus to Ninh Binh.
About Good Morning Cat Ba
Good Morning Cat Ba organizes tours and tourist transport for domestic and foreign customers.
With the best quality products and professional and dedicated service, the company has always been highly appreciated by customers. Tripadvisor has ranked it as one of the best travel companies in Vietnam.
With the journey from Cat Ba island to Ninh Binh and vice versa, customers will experience dedicated services from friendly staff.
Address of Good Morning Cat Ba company:
- In Hanoi: 13 Hang Huong, Ly Nam De, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
- In Cat Ba: 265 Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba Town
To be more specific, the bus will pick you up at the meeting point in Cat Ba town. Then it will take you to Cai Vieng.
A speed boat is waiting there, and it takes 5 minutes to get to the other side, and from here, you will continue on another bus straight to Ninh Binh town and Tam Coc upon your request.
Bus from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh Timetable
Option 2: Cat Ba to Ninh Binh Train
Alternatively, you can take a train from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh.
However, first, you will need to take a ferry from Cat Ba back to Hai Phong. There’s one ferry to Hai Phong from Cat Ba island, departing at 2:30 pm and arriving at 3:20 pm.
Because there’s no direct train from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh byVietnam Railways, you will need to take a combination of 2 trains: the first train from Hai Phong to Hanoi and the 2nd train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.
Therefore, I won’t recommend option two because it will take lots of time and it’s not convenient for your trip.
If you still wish to take a train, I recommend staying in Hanoi for one night and then going from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.
In conclusion, the first option – taking a bus from Cat Ba island to Ninh Binh – is the best choice.
How to book bus tickets from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh
It’s easy to reserve your bus ticket to Ninh Binh with 12go, a recommended transportation search engine.
After entering your desired travel date, you can search and choose your travel slot.
When the booking procedure is done, you will receive a confirmation email and get ready to travel.