On the Government Backpacker bus/coach route, Ninh Binh is the first stop from Hanoi. Not many tend to book to get off here. If you fancy a change and are interested in seeing an old area of ancient earth then this is the stopping point for you. Alternatively, if you wish to exchange ancient culture to current rural living, hire a transportation for US$1 a day and simply take to a road and within a few minutes you are passing wonderful markets and into the fields of the surrounding countryside.
By Train transportation
Ninh Binh Railway Station is on the North – South Express train route
Hanoi station is located at 120 Le Duan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.
Ninh Binh station is located 01, Hoang Hoa Tham street, Thanh Binh ward, Ninh Binh city. Tel 873619
The railway from Hanoi station to Ninh Binh station is about 115 Kilometers. There are 5 trains including SE1, SE5 and SE7 (which belong to Reunification Express train) on this route. They depart every day and lost about 2 hours (From Hanoi to Ninh Binhreturn). The types of seats include the hard seat and the soft seat, called cabin. Each of the cabins is designed with the air-conditioner and the comfortable seat. The train cabins are allowed to carry baggages not to exceed the weight limitation of 20 kgs of adults and 10 kgs of children. These baggages are wrapped neatly and reliably.
If the starting point is Hanoi, visitors to Hanoi Railway Station is located on the way Le Duan to train or to Hanoi Bus South (commonly referred to Giap Bat Bus Station) is located on the road to catch the bus to go Liberation Ninh Binh;guests also can take the open tour departure of tour companies in the area of Hanoi Old Quarter. Besides public transport, visitors can go to Ninh Binh by motorcycle transport, this means visitors both save money, mobility and comfort in traveling. From the city center of Hanoi, along Liberation, through South Bus Station about 3 kilometres from Hanoi, travelers turn left 1 km on the highway Phap Van – Cau Gie and followed by Phu Ly Cau Gie – Ninh Binh.
Ninh Binh Bus Station: No 207 Le Dai Hanh, Ninh Binh City: Tel 871069.
Distance from Ninh Binh city to touristic site:
- Tam Coc/Mua cave – from 6-7 kilometres
- Hoa Lu temple – 12 kilometres
- Trang An Eco tourism – 10 kilometres
- Phat Diem cathedral – 30 kilometres
- Cuc Phuong National park – 65 kilometres
- Van Long nature reserve – 20 kilometres
- Kenh Ga floating village – 25 kilometres
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