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Ninh Binh - Hanoi bus schedule

Ninh Binh Hanoi Sat, May 18/2024

Solati Minibus
16 USD
11:00
2.5 hours
13:30
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Ninh Binh No 46, 27/7 Str, Ninh Binh
11:00
95km - 2.5 hours
Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
13:30 Sat, May 18
Solati Minibus
16 USD
12:00
2.5 hours
14:30
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Ninh Binh No 46, 27/7 Str, Ninh Binh
12:00
95km - 2.5 hours
Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
14:30 Sat, May 18
Solati Minibus
16 USD
13:00
2.5 hours
15:30
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Ninh Binh No 46, 27/7 Str, Ninh Binh
13:00
95km - 2.5 hours
Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
15:30 Sat, May 18
Solati Minibus
16 USD
15:00
2.5 hours
17:30
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Ninh Binh No 46, 27/7 Str, Ninh Binh
15:00
95km - 2.5 hours
Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
17:30 Sat, May 18
Solati Minibus
16 USD
17:00
2.5 hours
19:30
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Ninh Binh No 46, 27/7 Str, Ninh Binh
17:00
95km - 2.5 hours
Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
19:30 Sat, May 18
Solati Minibus
16 USD
18:00
2.5 hours
20:30
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Ninh Binh No 46, 27/7 Str, Ninh Binh
18:00
95km - 2.5 hours
Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
20:30 Sat, May 18
Solati Minibus
16 USD
9:00
2.5 hours
13:00
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Ninh Binh No 46, 27/7 Str, Ninh Binh
9:00
95km - 2.5 hours
Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter
13:00 Sun, May 19

Ninh Binh to Hanoi information

The distance between Ninh Binh and Hanoi is around 94 kilometers (58 miles) and depending on the type of vehicle you choose, you can transfer via National Highway 1A or Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway.

If you take National Highway 1A, you'll pass through several towns and villages such as Gia Lam, Bac Ninh, Phu Ly, and Kim Son. The journey usually takes 2-3 hours, depending on traffic conditions and your mode of transportation.

On the other hand, the Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway is a faster and more convenient route, but it's only accessible to private cars and shuttle buses. The journey usually takes around 1.5 to 2 hours.

How to get from Ninh Binh to Hanoi

To transfer from Ninh Binh to Hanoi, you can take a private car or taxi, a local shuttle bus, a Limousine car, a train, or a motorbike. In general, private cars/taxis and Limousine cars are the most popular options thanks to their affordability and convenience.

Private car/ taxi

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

If you prefer more flexibility and privacy on the journey from Ninh Binh to Hanoi, a private car/ taxi is the best option. This option can be more expensive (around 68 USD) but offers the convenience of door-to-door service. Families with kids and small groups of 3 to 4 people are highly recommended to choose it

Local shuttle bus

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

There is no dearth of public buses departing daily from Ninh Binh Station to major bus stations in Hanoi such as My Dinh, Giap Bat, and Nuoc Ngam. This is the cheapest way to transfer between the two destinations and particularly fitted independent, backpacked travelers. The bus ticket is priced at around 3 to 5 USD/pax/one-way and you can easily book online or buy at the bus ticket counters.

Limousine car

  • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Price: 8 - 10 USD/pax/one way

Limousine cars are a time and money-saving option for independent travelers, couples, and even families. The car would not be crowded with a maximum of only 9 to 16 passengers. The fare ranges from 8 to 10 USD per pax/one-way. This offers the ultimate comfort and convenience with high-quality services and WIFI. To book a Limousine car, you can contact car operators such as Trang An Limousine, X.E Viet Nam Limousine, and Duy Khang Limousine.

Train

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

Train is another favorite choice for you to travel from Ninh Binh to Hanoi although it is a bit time-consuming, with the journey taking approximately 2.5-3 hours. It offers a comfortable and scenic mode of transportation and you can choose from various classes ranging from economy to luxury, depending on your preferences. Train tickets can be purchased online through the Vietnam Railways website or directly at the Ninh Binh train station.

Motorbike

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

Exploring the rustic landscapes by motorbike on the way from Ninh Binh to Hanoi is a fascinating option if you are an experienced rider. You'll have the freedom to explore at your own pace.  However, traffic in Vietnam can be chaotic and the journey may make you tired since you are not allowed to follow the expressway.

Pros and cons

Means of transport

Pros

Cons

Private car/ taxi

  • Time-efficient
  • Flexible and convenient to travel at your own pace
  • High price
  • Not suitable for independent travelers

Local shuttle bus

  • Cost-saving
  • Best-suited for budget-minded travelers
  • Many buses throughout the day
  • Often crowded and uncomfortable
  • Be aware of minor crimes

Limousine car

  • Reasonable price
  • Fast and quite comfortable
  • Suitable for many types of travelers
  • Quickly fully booked

Train 

  • Low-cost option
  • A great chance to admire the scenery along the way
  • Limited options in a day

Motorbike

  • Flexible
  • Memorable experiences
  • Only fit experienced drivers
  • Tiring
  • Challenging and sometimes dangerous
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Frequently asked questions

Is there luggage limit?

You can bring 1 medium/ large suitecase per guest. If there are extra suitcase, extra charge may apply.

Can the bus drop off at our hotel?

We can drop off at any hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. If the hotel is in smaller lane and not accessible by car you will need to walk from a nearby street. 

What if I am late for the bus? Can I change ticket free of charge?

Late arrival or no-show will result in full cancellation fee. If you need to delay the bus time please inform us by email at least 24 hours in advance so we can assist you.

How long is the bus ride one way Ninh Binh to Hanoi

It normally takes 2-2.5 hours one way from Hanoi to Ninh Binh/ Ninh Binh - Hanoi.

Please take into account traffic hour which can further delay the arrival time.