Last updated:August 21, 2020Phong Nha is an excellent place to visit after your trip to Ninh Binh, Vietnam. The area is famous for caves and stunning natural scenery, offering a great time exploring and relaxing. How to travel from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha Vietnam?This article is a detailed transportation guide to Phong Nha by bus and train, including ticket prices, time table, and online booking tips.Check tickets to Phong Nha Ninh Binh to Phong Nha overviewThe distance between Ninh Binh and Phong Nha is approximately 394 km. There are two most common options to travel between two locations: by bus or train. Ninh Binh to Phong Nha busDuration: 7.5 hoursCost: $12Taking a bus from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha is the most convenient way as the bus will take you directly to Phong Nha town. Queen Cafe and Hey Travel offer night sleeper buses to Phong Nha, and the ticket price starts at $12.The buses depart at 8:30 pm from Ninh Binh and arrive at 4 am in Phong Nha.Most accommodation in Phong Nha will allow you to take a shower and rest in the common area. Some places offer early check-in at an affordable price, so you can ask them before visiting. Ninh Binh to Phong Nha trainDuration: 8 hours (train) + 1 hour (bus/taxi)See alsoVietnam Travel GuideHow To Spend 2 Weeks In Vietnam (Printable Itinerary)Cost: starts at $15If you’re not a big fan of night buses, you can travel to Phong Nha by train. Since there’s no train station in Phong Nha, you need to travel from Ninh Binh to Dong Hoi first.The distance between the two train stations is 407 km. Vietnam Railways offers five trains from Ninh Binh to Dong Hoi: SE7, SE5, Se9, SE3, and SE19.You can choose different fares, ranging depending on your seat selection. The lowest price is $13 (hard-seat). After arriving at Dong Hoi train station, you can either take a bus or taxi to Phong Nha. The travel time by bus/ taxi is about 1 hour. Best things to do in Phong Nha VietnamThere are several things to do in Phong Nha, such as exploring Paradise cave, Dark cave, and Phong Nha cave. You can also spend time wandering the Bontanical garden or relaxing at the Mooc river.