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How to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Travel Guide

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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 as it’s located only 94 km outside of the capital.

How to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

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

how to get from hanoi to ninh binh


Hanoi to Ninh Binh Train

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


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

There are 6 trains daily from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. The earliest departure time from Hanoi is 6 am, and the latest one is 8:10 pm. We recommend taking the early train from Hanoi to explore Ninh Binh in the morning.

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Seat types and ticket fares

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

Ticket price starts at 70 000 VND ($3) for a hard seat. 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

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

Once you arrive at Ninh Binh Railway station, you can take a taxi to get 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. There are frequent buses departing from Hanoi and the journey takes 1.5 hours (with Non Nuoc Ninh Binh) or 2.5 hours (with Queen cafe)

Non Nuoc Ninh Binh

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

Time: 1.5 hours

Cost: 150 000 VND (~$6.4)

how to get from hanoi to ninh binh bus


Why you should book with Non Nuoc Ninh Binh

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

If you travel with a baby or with family, we recommend to book 3 seats at the back to be more comfortable and have more room.

Seat selection is available on Baolau

Hanoi to Ninh binh bus seat selection

Bus stops

  • Hanoi stop: Entrance of FLC Building, 36 Phạm Hùng, Mỹ Đình 2, Nam Từ Liêm, Hà Nội
  • Ninh Binh stop: Bến Xe Phía Đông, Trần Nhân Tông, Vườn Hoa, Bích Đào, Ninh Bình

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Queen Cafe

Queen Cafe Open bus is high-quality sleeper bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. There’s one bus run daily from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

Time: 2.5 hours

Costs: 165,000 VND (~$7)

travel from hanoi to ninh binh bus

Bus stops

  • Queen Cafe Hanoi stop: 208 Trần Quang Khải, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
  • Ninh Binh stop: 46 đường 27 Tháng 7, Nam Bình, Ninh Bình

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Hanoi to Ninh Binh by private car

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


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 2 days or 3 days to explore Ninh Binh.

-> Read related: Best things to do in Ninh Binh


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 departing from Hanoi. After 1.5 hours (with bus), or 2.5 hours (with train), you can get to Ninh Binh.

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

best places to visit in Ninh Binh


Ninh Binh tours from Hanoi

There are several tour companies offers day tours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. Most of them will cover Tam Coc – Bich Dong or Trang An.

Klook and Get Your Guide offer several one-day trips from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, starting from $30



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