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Hanoi to Ninh Binh Bus: Schedule & Price 2024

January 02, 2024 - 1372 views

Ninh Binh used to be the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 11th century and is one of the top destinations in the North. This province is ideal for a getaway combining nature and history, and home to many tourist attractions such as Unesco's natural and cultural heritage Trang An, Hoa Lu, Bai Dinh Pagoda - South-East Asia largest Buddhist pagoda. Going to Ninh Binh from Hanoi is easy, you can choose the train, bus, private car, motorbike. The most popular way to get to Ninh Binh is by bus. Let see more detail of Hanoi to Ninh Binh bus in this article.

Overview about Hanoi to Ninh Binh bus

Ninh Binh is located about 94 km south of Hanoi, which takes from 1.5 to 2 hours to transfer by private car. However, you will need more than 2 hours to get there if you choose to travel by bus. Current there are 2 different bus types you can choose to travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh:

Public bus: normally departs from My Dinh, Giap Bat, or Nuoc Ngam bus stations, and finishes in Ninh Binh bus station. If you want to take the public bus, you have to transfer on your own to the bus station. The price for public buses is cheaper, but bus quality is not really good. 

Tourist bus or limousine bus: operate by some travel company, they will pick up/ drop off clients at hotel, price a little higher but bus quality is excellent.

Both public bus or tourist bus the driver could not speak English, however, the tourist bus will pick up/ drop off at the hotel, so you do not worry.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Bus


Hanoi to Ninh Binh bus schedule & price

Hanoi to Ninh Binh by Public bus

A public bus is the cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. The journey takes about 2 - 2.5 hours depending on the traffic and costs between 100,000 VND and 160,000 VND per person. The public bus can stop several times to pick up or drop off its passengers. You need to prepare for the delays because the bus often departs when the seats are filled.

To catch the public bus, you can take a taxi to the Giat Bat, My Dinh bus stations. There are many choices for bus, they will leave every 20 minutes from 6:00 to 18:00. The bus could drop you along the road if you require it, others will bring you to the bus station. In this case, you should know exactly where are you to transfer on your own to the hotel.

Hoang Long, Cuong Hung, Ba Dep, Hoang Thin, Cat Loi… are popular bus brand which you can easily find at Giap Bat bus station when you are there. Hoang Long bus may be the best bus. The bus departs four times per day: in the morning, early afternoon, two in the evening. Even though you will be traveling during day time, it is a sleeper bus, and you can find more space to stretch your legs out. The bus is also well equipped, providing toilets on board, air conditioning, steward service, and snacks.

Public bus Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Public bus Hanoi to Ninh Binh


Hanoi to Ninh Binh by tourist bus

Tourist buses or shared limousines provide better service and more comfort for their passengers. Most of the tourist buses pick up their customers within Hanoi Old Quarter and drop them off at tourist attractions in Ninh Binh, such as Trang An, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc…Therefore, it saves your travel time, money for transfer from or to the bus station or pick up point. Please see recommended tourist bus companies for Hanoi to Ninh Binh transfer below.

Bus company Number of seats Departure time Price (one-way ticket) Pick up location Drop off location
Huu Binh Limousine 9, 16, 19 7:30, 15:00 180.000 VND Hanoi Old Quarter & Hanoi Opera House Trang An Complex, Bai Dinh Pagoda, and Phat Diem Cathedral
Binh Minh Limousine 9 Every hour from 6:00 to 21:00 155.000 VND Hanoi Old Quarter Ninh Binh city center and major tourist spots in Ninh Binh: Trang An pier, Tam Coc pier, Bich Dong Pagoda, Hoa Lu…
Khanh An Limousine 9 Every hour from 5:30 to 15:30 135.000 VND 70-72 Tran Nhan Tong, Le Dai Hanh, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi Ninh Binh city center, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An Complex…


Hanoi to Ninh Binh tourist bus

Hanoi to Ninh Binh tourist bus


Taking a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh has some advantages and disadvantages. Please see more detail about the pros and cons below before choosing the best kinds of transfers between these two places.


  • Reasonable price
  • Pick up and drop off at tourist attractions (with tourist bus)


  • Pick up in city center only (with public bus)
  • Departure time-limited to the specific time of day, delays often happen (with public bus)
  • Possible language barrier

In general, the bus is one of the best ways to travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. It is safe, economical, and comfortable. However, each kind of transfer has its own good and bad point. Considering the pros and cons of bus transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, choose the best one suitable for you. Book Ninh Binh package tour from Hanoi with us the transfer is already included you don't need to find the bus on your own.

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