Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Hanoi to Ninh Binh

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Other Options

2

Buses

1h 25m First: 6:30 Last: 14:30

From VND 275 k
1

Taxis

2h 20m

From VND 1.46 m

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
OUROS Travel Comfort Any timeVND 1,456k
DichungTaxi Comfort Any timeVND 1,645k
Viet Technology Travel Comfort Any timeVND 1,320k
Beefuntrip Comfort Any timeVND 1,714k
Booking Car Economy Any timeVND 3,797k
Truly Hagiang VIP 06:30 - 07:55VND 275k
Truly Hagiang VIP 08:30 - 09:55VND 275k
Truly Hagiang VIP 13:30 - 15:00VND 275k
Truly Hagiang VIP 14:30 - 15:55VND 275k

Transportation from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Destination Reviews

O
Bus VIP-Class, Trang An Limousine, Oct 13, 2020
Professional efficient and clean. Some of the other travelers were gross (coughing and hacking into the air) but that's cultural.
MR
Train #SE3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 26, 2020
Excellent service by Chapa Express. Beds a bit short for large people and ride quite shaky.
MR
Train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 16, 2020
2.5 hours on the train. Left and arrived pretty much on time, comfortable and all I needed.
ML
Train #SE3 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 8, 2020
Few cockroaches but overall very good.
DB
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Feb 26, 2020
Comfortable, good value for money. Very handy drop off in Tam Coc. Driver asked for money but our tickets were prepaid. He backed off with a firm no. Not sure if he was just chancing his luck on a double payment.
LE
Bus Executive, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), Feb 25, 2020
Guide and driver were both very good.
SR
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Feb 23, 2020
Train had the loudest music blasting when we boarded had to put in earplugs. Luckily the music stopped once we were underway...on time. The soft seats were fine for the short ride.
PS
Train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Feb 17, 2020
Awesome way to travel. So easy with the e-tickets on your phone. It was fun to pass through Hanoi train street from inside the train too.
TL
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Feb 15, 2020
Train was comfortable and on time.
TG
Train #SE3 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Feb 15, 2020
O trem estava sujo e com cheiro ruim
TY
Train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Feb 14, 2020
Great and affordable transportation. Staff friendly and cabin clean
MD
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Feb 12, 2020
No one speaks English - logistics were unclear and unclear pickup point location.
JG
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Feb 9, 2020
Easy to find. Driver was just perfect. Got there ahead of schedule
NR
Train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Feb 6, 2020
Good experience. Basic facilities. Ran on time. Food option available but we didn't use this service.
CR
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Jan 28, 2020
It was all a bit chaotic, and got dropped off in a different location than discussed but we figured it out! The van itself was quite nice though
MC
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Jan 20, 2020
Brilliant organisation, lovely bus and speedy arrival. Very happy
NJ
Train #SE7 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jan 16, 2020
Hi the train ride was a great option. Not only the seats are comfy but also the sceneries are awesome.
GR
Train #SE3 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Jan 8, 2020
Ok
JB
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jan 2, 2020
We had no problems whatsoever. Everything went as stated on the confirmation we got from 12Go. There were a few pick-ups and stops along the way with local Vietnamese getting on. I'm sure we paid more than them but this is to be expected, there's always a tourist price vs local price in developing countries in general in all our experience traveling. The ride was comfortable for us and our 2 kids.
IT
taxi Comfort, OUROS Travel (Ouros Travel), Dec 28, 2019
Excellent service. The car was immaculate and the driver was very efficient.
MA
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 27, 2019
The train ride was very comfortable, and the station staff were very helpful. Booking with 12go was super easy and I would highly recommend it as the Vietnam railway site does not accept foreign credit cards.
MA
Train #SE19 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 23, 2019
The train was on time and the seats were ok. But the cleanliness needs to be improved. The whole compartment smelled like pee the whole time. I guess the toilets weren't cleaned.
RV
Train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 23, 2019
Comfortable journey
MS
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 16, 2019
very good
TS
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Dec 11, 2019
Great service, very comfortable minivan. Recommend it!
KG
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 8, 2019
Brilliant staff very helpful even arranged drop off to our hotel thank you
EV
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 7, 2019
Good transportation and on time
AK
Train #SE3 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 30, 2019
Very nice trip, modern carriage and travelling from Hanoi railway station was supereasy.
PJ
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 29, 2019
Excellent. Fast efficient service. Would definitely use again.
JG
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 25, 2019
Second class seats are as expected. Not too clean, not too dirty. But confusing with seat numbering. Frigid ice cold airco. Punctual departure and early arrival. OK enough for a 2-hour trip
GR
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Nov 22, 2019
Wrong pick up location on map. And sat waiting 45 minutes to pick up a late passenger around the corner. Comfortable ride however.
KA
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 20, 2019
Trip was ok, toilet could be more clean.
AO
Train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 17, 2019
Train was on time. Seats were comfortable and clean enough. Good price-performance ratio.
FR
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 15, 2019
seats cannot be turned into driving direction. Dirty restroom/toilets
JB
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Nov 10, 2019
Nice driver!
TH
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Nov 10, 2019
Wasn't too difficult to find the black van but had a different number plate than shown in the email. Big bags were loaded into the back of the van without needing to buy an extra seat. Journey was good.
NB
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 8, 2019
On time; & comfortable
MF
Train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 6, 2019
Easy process to check in with my e-ticket. Everything as expected, seat was fine with an accessible charging point & actually arrived a bit early. Would use again.
SH
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Nov 4, 2019
The driver didn’t speak any English. It was confusing when being picked up from the bus stop in Hanoi, initially the driver said it wasn’t my bus, but then later after he called someone who spoke English and I talked to them it turned out it was my bus. There were only 5 people on the bus and there was confusion as to where we were supposed to be dropped off. After showing the driver the map and saying not Ninh binh we are going to Tam Coc he dropped us off in the right place. He tried to understand us and make sure we were in the right place, it required a lot of patience on both sides to work everything out.
JH
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 4, 2019
Loved the semi sleeper bus
FR
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 4, 2019
Fantastic.
MR
Train #SE7 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 2, 2019
Excellent service. Tickets were sent the same day I made the payment. No need to print the tickets, just show them from your phone.
YB
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 2, 2019
The toilet was disgusting and water was leaking from it to our seat.
PC
Train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Oct 28, 2019
Train left promptly. Conductor made sure we got off at proper place Staff in Hanoi gave us conflicting info on where to go to board train. Comfort was ok but not great. Arrived on time.
MK
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Oct 24, 2019
Everything was perfect, they dropped us in front of homestay. Really recommend this bus.
MJ
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Oct 13, 2019
We were taken to a different destination in Hanoi to wait a while before boarding another van. We then picked up and dropped off various people before again changing van. Again picked up and dropped off more people before arriving over an hour after the stated arrival time. Terrible.
JS
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Oct 11, 2019
Very comfortable buses. We booked the night before an early morning departure and they were quick to confirm our tickets. The locations of the bus stops are sometimes unclear so it’s worth messaging the company to double check.
KS
van VIP, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Oct 10, 2019
Fast, easy and comfortable
DA
Train #SE5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Oct 8, 2019
Satisfied with the train journey.train was better in terms of comfort and restroom were well maintained
ED
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long (Hoàng Long), Oct 7, 2019
Everybody was helpful getting us to the bus. The bus itself was a expected very unclean. The driving was very dangerous.
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How to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Travelling between Hanoi and Ninh Binh is possible by Bus, train, van and taxi. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 3,793,740 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere VND 160,000.

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 3 hours to travel between Hanoi and Ninh Binh depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Hanoi and Ninh Binh. Bus will bring you to your destination in 1h 25m. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 2h 30m to reach Ninh Binh.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

Travelling between Hanoi and Ninh Binh can be as cheap as VND 160,000 if you opt for a Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam) train and as expensive as VND 3,793,740 if you buy a Booking Car (Lang Viet Trading Co.,Ltd) taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Hanoi and Ninh Binh ?

  • 19 from Hanoi to Ninh Binh starting from 06:30 37 Tran Binh Trong until 18:10 Hanoi SSB
  • 1 from Hanoi to Ninh Binh starting from 06:30 Ben do Tam Coc until 14:30 Ben do Tam Coc
  • 1 from Hanoi to Ninh Binh starting from 06:00 Ninh Binh until 19:25 Ninh Binh

1 from Hanoi to Ninh Binh starting from 00:00 Ninh Binh City Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Ninh Binh City Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Hanoi to Ninh Binh overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Hanoi and Ninh Binh

Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu)

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Hanoi and Ninh Binh

Beefuntrip (CÔNG TY TNHH THƯƠNG MẠI VÀ DU LỊCH BEEFUNTRIP VIỆT NAM), Booking Car (Lang Viet Trading Co.,Ltd), DichungTaxi, Hai Van Transport (Hai Van), OUROS Travel, Viet Technology Travel (Cty TNHH CÔNG NGHỆ DU LỊCH VIỆT)

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

Van

Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Hanoi and Ninh Binh, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Hanoi and Ninh Binh

Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu)

What is the most popular transport to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 40% took a train
  • 31% took a van
  • 29% opted for a bus