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Hanoi - Ninh Binh bus schedule

Hanoi Ninh Binh Sun, May 19/2024

Solati Minibus
16 USD
08:00
2.5h
10:30
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Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
08:00
95km - 2.5h
Ninh Binh Hotel/ Resort in Ninh Binh
10:30 Sun, May 19
Solati Minibus
16 USD
09:00
2.5h
11:30
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Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
09:00
95km - 2.5h
Ninh Binh Hotel/ Resort in Ninh Binh
11:30 Sun, May 19
Solati Minibus
16 USD
10:00
2.5h
12:30
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Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
10:00
95km - 2.5h
Ninh Binh Hotel/ Resort in Ninh Binh
12:30 Sun, May 19
Solati Minibus
16 USD
12:00
2.5h
14:30
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Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
12:00
95km - 2.5h
Ninh Binh Hotel/ Resort in Ninh Binh
14:30 Sun, May 19
Solati Minibus
16 USD
14:00
2.5h
16:30
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Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
14:00
95km - 2.5h
Ninh Binh Hotel/ Resort in Ninh Binh
16:30 Sun, May 19
Solati Minibus
16 USD
15:00
2.5h
17:30
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Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
15:00
95km - 2.5h
Ninh Binh Hotel/ Resort in Ninh Binh
17:30 Sun, May 19
Solati Minibus
16 USD
16:00
2.5h
18:30
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Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
16:00
95km - 2.5h
Ninh Binh Hotel/ Resort in Ninh Binh
18:30 Sun, May 19

Hanoi to Ninh Binh information

The distance from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is approximately 94 kilometers (58 miles) and there are two most common routes that connect the two destinations including National Highway 1A and Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway.

  1. National Highway 1A: By taking this route, you will pass through several towns and villages along the way such as Gia Lam, Bac Ninh, Phu Ly, and Kim Son. It takes around 2-3 hours to transfer, depending on traffic conditions and your means of transportation.
  2. Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway: This expressway is a much faster and more convenient route yet only accessible for private cars and shuttle buses. The whole journey takes around 1.5 to 2 hours. 

How to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Transportation options from Hanoi to Ninh Binh are varied including private car or taxi, local shuttle bus, Limousine car, train, and motorbike.

Private car/ taxi

  • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Price: 68 USD

A private car is the fastest and most convenient option for you to transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. You can enjoy a scenic drive and flexibly choose the departure time. It is possible to book a car online, through your hotel or travel agency. 

This option is best suited for families with kids and small groups. The taxi fare is around 68 USD depending on the taxi brand you choose.

Local shuttle bus

  • Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Price: 3-5 USD/pax/one way

Public bus is a more budget-friendly mode of transportation that you can easily book at My Dinh, Giap Bat, or Nuoc Ngam bus stations or online. There are a number of bus companies operating on this route namely Hoang Long, Kumho, and Viettrans. 

The journey takes about 2-2.5 hours and may cost you only 3 to 5 USD per pax one way.

Limousine car

  • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Price: 8 - 25 USD/ pax/one-way

Limousine car is an ideal choice for independent travelers, couples, and even families with a limited capacity from 9 to 16 seats. The journey is convenient and comfortable with high-quality services and WIFI. Some notable Limousine car brands are Trang An Limousine, X.E Viet Nam Limousine, and Duy Khang Limousine.

Train

  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Price: 4-8 USD/pax/one way

Traveling by train is quite time-consuming but you can grasp exciting experiences, and leisurely admire rustic landscapes along the road. The train follows a similar route to the highway and has stops at various stations like Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, and Vinh

To take a train, you need to reach Hanoi Railway Station at 20 Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District. There are several trains running every day to Ninh Binh Train Station at No.1 Hoang Hoa Tham Street.

Train tickets can be booked online through the Vietnam Railways website or purchased at the station.

Motorbike

  • Duration: 2.5-3 hours
  • Price: 10 USD per day

Riding a motorbike is a fascinating option if you are an experienced rider as it gives you the freedom to explore the countryside and enjoy the spectacular views along the way. You can easily rent a motorbike in Hanoi at a cost of 10 USD per day.

Unlike a private car or taxi, by self-driving, you must follow Highway 1A instead of the Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway.

Pros and cons

Means of transport

Pros

Cons

Private car/ taxi

  • Fast, flexible, and convenient
  • You can follow the expressway to save time
  • Expensive
  • Not suitable for solo travelers and backpackers who are budget-minded

Local shuttle bus

  • Cheap
  • A lot of options throughout the day
  • Longer duration 
  • Crowded
  • Unsafe due to minor crimes

Limousine car

  • Affordable price
  • Suitable for many types of travelers
  • Quickly fully booked

Train 

  • Extraordinary experience
  • Cheap
  • Time-consuming
  • Limited train options

Motorbike

  • Exciting
  • Cheap and flexible
  • You cannot follow the expressway
  • Dangerous for inexperienced travelers
  • Not fit many tourists
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Frequently asked questions

What is the earliest time we can arrive in Ninh Binh?

Our earliest bus leaves Hanoi at 8:00am and arrives in Ninh Binh around 10:30am.

How long does it take from Hanoi to Ninh Binh for one way trip?

Please allow 2.5-3 hours for Hanoi - Ninh Binh one way trip, depending on traffic. We use expressway to travel only.

Can the bus pick me up from my hotel?

We can pick you up from any hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter area. If the hotel is in smaller lane and not accessible by car please walk to the nearest street to take the bus.