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  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Halong Bay, Vietnam
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  • Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Halong Bay - Ninh Binh bus schedule

Halong Bay Ninh Binh Sun, May 19/2024

D-Car Minibus
22 USD
4 hours
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Halong Bay Tuan Chau Marina
210km - 4 hours
Ninh Binh Hotel/ Resort in Ninh Binh
15:40 Sun, May 19
Fuso Bus
18 USD
4 hours
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Halong Bay Tuan Chau Marina
210km - 4 hours
Ninh Binh Hotel/ Resort in Ninh Binh
15:50 Sun, May 19

Halong Bay to Ninh Binh information

The total distance between Halong Bay and Ninh Binh is approximately 220km which takes around 5 hours to drive. From Halong Bay, you have plenty of transportation options to travel to Ninh Binh Province including private car/ taxi, tourist/ Limousine bus, local shuttle bus, train, and motorbike.

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The most convenient and direct route that connects Halong Bay and Ninh Binh is Highway 18 running south to Hai Phong City then you follow Highway 10 running west towards Ninh Binh.

Route short description:

  1. From Halong Bay, head south toward Bai Chay Bridge
  2. Cross Bai Chay Bridge and drive either on Highway 18 or CT06 Expresswat for around 50km to Hai Phong City.
  3. Upon arrival in Hai Phong City, approach and follow Highway 10 for around 170km to Ninh Binh City.

How to get from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh

The primary means of transportation connecting Halong Bay and Ninh Binh include private car/ taxi, tourist/ Limousine bus, local shuttle bus, train, and motorbike. Choose the optimal vehicle to transfer that suits your budget, travel style, and purposes.

By private car/ taxi

Hiring a private car or taxi brings you a sense of utmost convenience and comfort while transferring from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh. This option is the most expensive but ideal for families and small groups. The taxi fare is about 100 - 150 USD.

Taxi brands from Halong Bay - Ninh Binh:

  • Mai Linh Taxi: 0203 362 86 28
  • Hon Gai Taxi: 0203 384 84 84
  • Thanh Cong Taxi: 0203 367 57 57

By tourist/ Limousine bus

Solo travelers and couples who prefer a shared, money-saving mode of transportation should take a tourist or Limousine bus. It is much cheaper but still convenient enough for a long-haul drive. The price is around 15 USD to 20 USD per pax.

By local shuttle bus

Local buses are a cost-saving option for budget-minded travelers, although they may not be the most comfortable. You should buy bus tickets in advance which are available at the Bai Chay bus station. The prices range from 7 USD - 12 USD per pax/ one way. 

Some local bus companies offering direct transfers from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh are Anh Thang Bus, Vu Ngu Bus, Quan Nam Bus, and Hai Thang Bus.

By motorbike

If you are an adventurous traveler craving a scenic motorbike ride from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh, passing spectacular landscapes, it is best to rent a motorbike. The route can be busy and chaotic sometimes but pretty straightforward and you can also stop for taking photos or resting flexibly.

This option is not recommended for inexperienced drivers.

By train

Taking a train is a good option if you want to come back to Hanoi and then transfer to Ninh Binh. It is more time-consuming but worth trying for an extraordinary experience.

  • Hanoi Railway Station: No. 120 Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District
  • Ninh Binh Railway Station: No.1 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Ninh Binh City

Trains depart every day and the ticket price is around 6.5 USD - 11 USD per pax.

Pros and cons

Means of transportation



Private car/ taxi

  • Fastest and most convenient
  • Private
  • Most expensive
  • Not suitable for independent travelers

Tourist bus/ Limousine car

  • Less crowded
  • Reasonable price
  • Fully booked quickly

Local shuttle bus

  • Cheap
  • Available with many buses per day
  • Crowded
  • Unsafe because of local crimes


  • Hassle-free
  • Not stuck in traffic congestion
  • Time-consuming


  • Flexible
  • Money-saving
  • Enjoy scenic drive
  • Dangerous and challenging for inexperienced travelers
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Frequently asked questions

What is the latest time to get the bus? Will I miss the bus if I finish the cruise late?

We can wait for you up to 10 minutes from the appointed time on the eticket, to allow for the case that the cruise disembarks late. Please contact us if you need further assistance.

Where in Tuan Chau Marina can you pick up?

We can pick up from the cruise hall if you just get off a cruise, or from in front of Paradise Suites Hotel if you do not know where to get picked up. Please inform us your contact number or whatsapp in case you need to contact our operator.