Ninh Binh to Halong Bay Bus: Schedule & Price

February 20, 2023 - 2764 views

Those coming to Vietnam as backpackers usually prefer buses to travel between places, as the transportation's cost is pretty low, which allows them to spend more money on relaxing, entertaining, and exploring activities during their vacation. From Ninh Binh to Halong Bay, traveling by bus will be the best way for visitors who are on a budget.

From Ninh Binh to Halong Bay, it will take you about 181 km. You can freely choose between a private car, taxi, motorbike, and bus at this distance. However, traveling by private car or taxi is quite expensive, while riding a motorbike is unsafe. It is Ninh Binh to Halong Bay bus that can give you a safe plus cheap transfer for the best choice.

Bus type from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay

Now, several choices of bus are available. From your place, finding a bus that offers a transfer can be done in just a second. In the topic, we recommend you 2 types of bus to take into consideration.

Local bus

  • Number of seats: 40
  • Transfer time: 4 hours

The local bus has defined itself as a money-saving vehicle selected by many budget visitors each year. This bus features a large capacity of up to 40 seats or sleepers and will take you from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay in about 4 hours. Considering all the points, it can be quite convenient to spend the trip on a local bus at a reasonable price. The idea seems to be more suitable for solo travelers or backpackers and wants to explore the culture by chatting with the locals. As a local bus can seat many passengers, privacy can be unsure, plus overload happens sometimes. Therefore, if you come with family or friends (especially with kids), you recommend taking a limousine instead.

Ninh Binh to Halong Bay local bus

Limousine bus

  • Capacity: 9 - 16 people
  • Transfer time: 4 hours

Despite being a newbie among Ninh Binh to Halong Bay types of bus, the limousine has been preferred by many foreign tourists that take a fancy to high-end experience. The bus type could seat only from 9 to 16 people, which explains its more tourist-focused service. On taking a limousine, you will be provided with free wi-fi, air-conditioner, private screen, drink, etc., and especially, a completely private experience. The idea is much more brilliant when you come with a group of 5 to 10 people as you can have time to enjoy the trip together without any interruption from strangers freely. The limousine will take you about 4 hours as a local bus. The trip is usually straight and direct; therefore, all the services on board can help you get tired.

Ninh Binh to Halong Bay limousine bus

Ninh Binh to Halong Bay bus Schedule & Price

There are not many buses from Ninh Binh to Halong bay that operates daily but most of them start in the early morning and arrive at noon. It is suitable for all customers who do trips and cruises in Halong (hotel & cruise check-in time is noon).

Bus price from Ninh Binh to Halong price is around 7 - 14 USD/ticket depending on the bus type and operator. Please see the schedule detail below:  

Bus Operator Schedule Price Pros Cons
THE LONG TRAVEL 1 trip/day
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7 USD
  • Suitable price
  • Can do online booking
  • Full of people
  • Sometime late
DISCOVERY TRAVEL 1 trip/day
7:15 - 11:05 AM
9 USD
  •  Clean car, on-time, friendly
  • No pickup
  • Crowded
Ninh Binh Limousine 1 trip/day
7:30 - 11:30
14 USD
  • Comfortable seat
  • Not crowded
  • Sometimes pick up late


Enjoy the bus ride from Ninh Binh to Halong

Enjoy the bus ride from Ninh Binh to Halong

Book Ninh Binh to Halong Bay Bus

If you are interested in the idea and planning to get from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay by bus, you can choose to book a bus by following one of these two ways.

1. Book directly with the bus operator

The fastest way of booking a Ninh Binh to Halong Bay bus ticket is to book directly with the bus operator. From your place, you can contact it through the website or hotline.

On booking online, you need to go to the bus operator's website, fill up all of your information (departure, destination, date of departure, type of ticket, etc.), then finish the process by paying for the ticket. For payment, you can choose to make it online or offline.

On booking through hotlines, you will have to call the bus operator to receive the booking service. If choosing this way of booking, you can get the ticket at the bus agency, or right on the bus before the trip starts.

2. Book with combo cruise/tours + bus with BestPrice Travel

The direct booking process seems to be so simple that you can do it right in your place. However, while booking, you can sometimes face some undesired situations such as getting scammed, wrong booking information, tickets being canceled, etc. Therefore, to avoid these situations, you can choose to follow our booking with the local agency.

BestPrice Travel, a local agency is available to provide you with booking services to have us help you do the booking process when it is strange to you. Besides, if you choose to opt for a local agency's combo, you will have a chance to get promoted.

Usually, it is BestPrice Travel that offers you booking service and tour combos. On booking a Ninh Binh to Halong Bay bus ticket, you can contact us through our website or hotline to help you find the best deal. If you prefer some enjoyable experiences, you can choose to book one of our tour combos. We promise to bring you the best experience during your trip to Vietnam by booking our tour combo.

You also can see our Vietnam tours list which mostly covers Ninh Binh & Halong Bay.

Above are our recommendations on Ninh Binh to Halong Bay Bus that you can refer to. Contact us anytime if you want more detailed information. We all wish you to have a great experience during your trip to our country.

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