There are many tourists wants to know how to get to Ninh Binh from big cities in Vietnam. It can be confusing whether you want to go to Ninh Binh from Saigon city in the south, Danang city in the central part or even Hanoi in the north of Vietnam which is not really far from Ninh Binh. This article, Best Asia Tours will bring you all the necessary information for the route from the mentioned cities, but first, let’s check the best time to travel to Ninh Binh.
Best time to travel to Ninh Binh
Tourists can travel here in all seasons, but the best time to go is from January to March of the lunar calendar. In spring weather, the weather here is pleasant, not too cold or too hot, especially visitors can combine tourism and spring tourism to visit the temple because it is the festival time. In addition, in late May and early June is the time of the ripe rice season in Tam Cốc which is very suitable for tourists who love taking photos.
How to Get to Ninh Binh From Hanoi
Ninh Binh City is about 93km away from Hanoi to the South, traffic is extremely convenient when both National Road 1A and North-South Railway run through. Therefore, you can go by road and rail.
By road from Hanoi: You can take any bus at these bus station: Mỹ Đình, Giáp Bát, Gia Lâm, etc. They are always available. The price range is from 70,000 VND to 150,000 VND/ticket.
Ninh Binh with Motorbike
If you go by car or motorbike, it is much more convenient: From the center of Hanoi city, follow Giải Phóng Street, pass Giáp Bát Bus Station for about 3 km, turn left for 1 km to Pháp Vân – Cầu Giẽ Highway, then continue heading toward Ninh Binh. It only takes about 1h to 1h30 to reach there by road.
By railway from Hanoi: You need to go to Hanoi Station, then buy a train ticket. The ticket price depends on seat class.
Here is the list of tickets:
- SE1 departs at 9.09pm (58,000 -128,000 VND)
- SE5 departs at 11.14am (46,000 – 124,000 VND)
- SE7 departs at 8:29am (46,000 – 124,000 VND)
You can go to Mien Dong bus station to catch a coach bus going straight to Ninh Binh. The ticket price ranges from 650,000 VND to 860,000 VND.
If you want to save time, taking a plane to Hanoi is the best choice, then just catch a taxi to Ninh Binh.
Middle and Southern provinces: Go to Saigon Station to catch a train to the north.
Here is the list of ticket:
- SE2 departs at 1.38pm (740,000 – 1,643,000 VND)
- SE6 departs at 4.55pm (586,000 – 1,580,000 VND)
- SE8 departs at 12.49pm (586,000 – 1,580,000 VND)
Bed buses are the best choice for travelers traveling from Danang because they are comfortable, safe and do not take much time. With a distance of more than 800 km but only about 350,000 VND. Because the train is quite expensive and takes a long time (14 hours), it is not the best option for this route.
Traveling in Ninh Binh: You can rent a taxi or motorbike to travel to this beautiful land. But for a cheap, economical tour, you’d better rent a motorbike which helps save cost and always keeps proactive. If traveling in a group, you can rent a car.
This area has many affordable motels to luxury hotels. Depending on your budget, you can find suitable accommodation. Here are some suggestions for hotels with quality and modern style to stay:
- Thu motel: No. 2, Kim Dong Street, Center of Ninh Binh City
Room price is from 216,000 VND / room / night
- Ha Trang Hotel: Tam Coc-Bich Dong
Room price is from 218,000 VND / room / night
- Ninh Binh Family Homestay: Bai Dinh Temple
Room price is from 300,000 VND / room / night
- Vissai Hotel: 848 Trần Hưng Đạo street, Ninh Bình city
- Emeralda Resort: Đầm Vân Long, Gia Vân, Gia Viễn
- Thanh Binh Hotel: 31 đường Lương Văn Tụy
With the convenience of location and the variety of prices, visitors can choose for themselves the ideal resting spots to regain the energy to prepare for the next exciting discovery journey.