Ninh Binh Transport
Regular buses depart to Ninh Bình from Hanoi every day. You can book a luxury van which includes transfer to Tam Cốc, where plenty of charming accommodation options await. Private cars make the journey even quicker. For those with more time, several trains leave for Ninh Bình from Hanoi daily. The best way to get around Ninh Binh is by motorcycle tour or taxi. Cycling is a great option for visitors staying in Tam Cốc.
You can arrange for a taxi from Hanoi to take you all the way to Ninh Binh, for the price of approximately USD 75. You can find ways to do this online, but you can also ask for help at your hotel to book a taxi. The journey will take approximately 2 hours.
Because you can fit up to 4 people in a taxi, this is a decent option for those travelling in a group of 3 or 4, those who don’t want to have to worry about how to find the bus or train, or those who want to get to Ninh Binh as quick as possible!
Asia Highlights can arrange a transfer for you. All you have to do is let us know where you want to be picked up and dropped off, and we can arrange for a hassle-free, worry-free transfer, door-to-door.
Getting a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is your cheapest option. The bus leaves from Hanoi’s Giap Bat Station, and tickets cost approximately USD 4 per person from there. The journey by bus can take up to 3 hours because there are sometimes other stops to make and traffic to deal with on the way.
The final option is to take the train from Hanoi Railway Station to Ninh Binh Railway Station. This journey takes about 2 hours and 17 minutes, and costs USD 5 per person. The train station in Hanoi is close to the Old Quarter so this is also a convenient way to get to Ninh Binh if you prefer the train over the bus!
You can go directly from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh by bus, so there is no need to stop off in Hanoi first if you don’t want to. You’ll have to get to Halong City’s Bai Chay bus station, and from there you can get a direct bus to Ninh Binh for approximately USD 9. The journey takes about 4–5 hours.
To get from a major city in the south of Vietnam to Ninh Binh, you can take a train. You can see prices and journey durations for these journeys below. Tickets for these can be booked online through a travel agency ahead of time, or your hotel will be able to help you if you are already in Vietnam.
|From … to Ninh Binh||Price Range||Journey Duration|
|Hue||US$28–58||Approximately 12½ hours|
|Da Nang||US$33–80||Approximately 14 hours|
|Dong Hoi||US$23–70||Approximately 8½ hours|
|Ho Chi Minh City||US$30–90||Approximately 30 hours|