How to travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh offers idyllic countryside of rice fields, rivers running through limestone mountains. Ninh Binh is 110km south of Hanoi and traveling from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is convenient. It is possible to take 1-day trips or 2-day tours to Ninh Binh from Hanoi. Let’s find out which of the below means of transportation suitable for you to travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.

 By private car: the road trip by private car is the most convenient way to travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. The traffic is busy within the city, then it is an excellent highway all the way. The total one-way trip should be around 2 hours.

By local bus: There are several local buses from Hanoi to Ninh Binh from the bus stations: My Dinh, Giap Bat and Nuoc Ngam. The ticket cost is 100.000VND-150.000VND/one-way ticket. All buses have air-conditioning nowadays. A bus trip should take about 2 hours to get to Ninh Binh from Hanoi.

Tam Coc Mountains
Tam Coc Mountains

By train: There are 5 trains from Hanoi which travels past and stops at Ninh Binh: SE1, SE5, SE7, SE9. The train trip is 2 hours 30 minutes. While it is the safest means of transport, traveling by train is not convenient due to the train times and that booking train tickets is not easy.

By motorbike: The road by motorbike from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is Route 1 which is quite a busy road with lots of trucks, bicycles and motorbikes. The road conditions are fairly good though some people ride quite recklessly. The motorbike trip should take 3 hours one-way. Ride cautiously on this route then.

By bicycle: You can travel to Ninh Binh by bicycle but the trip may take the whole day. The road is quite clean nowadays but the experience may not be that nice when it rains and when it is too hot. Traveling in the countryside of Ninh Binh by bicycle is a great experience though. The villages by the rivers and the limestone outcrops amid vast paddy fields are what you would expect biking through this backwater.