Hanoi to Ninh Binh Vietnam: Transport & Ticket Guide

With beautiful scenery and rich history, Ninh Binh is a must-visit place on your trip to Vietnam. Ninh Binh makes a perfect trip from Hanoi, located only 94 km outside the capital.

How to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

This article is a comprehensive transportation guide for traveling from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by train, bus, and private car.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Train

Taking a train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is a recommended option for travelers, as you can enjoy the stunning landscape along the way.


A journey from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by train takes approximately 2.5 hours withVietnam Railways.

The earliest departure time from Hanoi is 6:10 am, and the latest is 9:10 pm. We recommend taking the early train from Hanoi to explore Ninh Binh in the morning.

Vietnam train

Seat types and ticket fares

  • Hard seat
  • Soft seat
  • Hard berth (6 berths per cabin)
  • Soft berth (4 berths per cabin)

If you travel from Hanoi in the early morning (6 am), you should book a berth if you’d like to relax.

-> Read Vietnam Train Travel Guide for more information

Train stations

The railway from Hanoi train station to Ninh Binh station is about 115 km

  • Hanoi Railway station: 120 Lê Duẩn, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hà Nội
  • Ninh Binh Railway station: 1 Hoàng Hoa Thám, Thanh Bình Ward, Ninh Bình

Ninh Binh train station is located in the city’s center, so you can easily get to other attractions.

Once you arrive at Ninh Binh Railway station, you can take a taxi to Tam Coc (6 km away) or Trang An Landscape Complex (9.1 km away).

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Bus

Traveling from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by bus is another option. Frequent buses depart from Hanoi, and the journey often takes 2 hours.

Tbus Hanoi office

Tbus Hanoi office is a well-trusted transportation service providing comfortable 8-seat limousines for Hanoi to Ninh route and vice versa.

  • Time: 2.5 hours
  • Cost: 167,000 VND (~$6)

Why you should book with Tbus Hanoi office?

  • High-quality cars with modern and new interior equipment
  • Depart on time with a fixed schedule
  • Good and friendly service
  • Free wifi during the journey

If you travel with a baby or with family, we recommend booking three seats at the back to be more comfortable and have more room.

Bus stops

  • Hanoi stop: 2-26 P. Bát Sứ, Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
  • Ninh Binh stop – Ninh Binh Luxury SSB: Ninh Hải, Hoa Lư, Ninh Bình.

Hanoi SSB

Hanoi SSB bus offers high-quality sleeper buses from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. There’s one bus run daily from 5 am.

  • Time: 2 hours
  • Costs: 253,000 VND (~$10)

Bus stops

  • Hanoi stop: 2-18 P. Hàng Chĩnh, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
  • Ninh Binh stop – Ninh Binh Luxury SSB: Ninh Hải, Hoa Lư, Ninh Bình.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh by private car

If you travel in a group, you can take a private car to Ninh Binh. You can book a private transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh easily.

Is it possible to visit Ninh Binh in one day?

The answer is yes, but you will miss many amazing attractions. You should spend at least two days or three days exploring Ninh Binh.

There are plenty of things to see and do in Ninh Binh, for example

Day trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

On your own

If you’d like to visit Ninh Binh in one day, you can take the early train or bus from Hanoi. After 1.5 hours (with buses) or 2.5 hours (with trains), you can get to Ninh Binh.

From there, you can rent a bike or catch a cab to explore the city.

Mua Cave Ninh Binh Vietnam

Ninh Binh tours from Hanoi

There are several tour companies offering day tours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. Most of them will cover Hoa Lu – Tam Coc or Trang An, starting from $30.

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