Ninh Binh is located 120 km south of the Noi Bai International Airport (HAN), known as the Hanoi airport. To reach Ninh Binh, travellers can take a car taxi, a bus, or a train.
Taking a car taxi is the fastest, but most expensive way to reach Ninh Binh from the airport. The trip takes 1 hour 40 minutes to 3 hours, depending on traffic, and fare is estimated to cost €50 – €100 (1,285,000-2,570,000 VND).
Another option is to take a bus or taxi to Hanoi where you can then take either a train or bus to Ninh Binh. The train takes 2 hours and 14 minutes to reach Ninh Binh. Fare is dependent on which train you take and seat you select, ranging from €2.41 (62,000 VND) for a hard seat on the earliest train to €6.27 (161,000 VND), for a bed in a 4-bed room on one of the trains that leaves later.
From Hanoi, there are many bus companies offering transfers to Ninh Binh from several different bus stations. The trip takes 2 to 3 hours, ticket price is dependent on which bus company you choose and the type of bus you take. From the Giap Bat station, you can take a bus to Ninh Binh for €2.72 (70,000 VND).
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How to get from Hanoi airport to Ninh Binh by train
From the Noi Bai International Airport, you can take a taxi or use the public bus to reach the Hanoi Railway Station. From this station, you can take a train to Ninh Binh. The train leaves five times a day from 06:00 am to 20:00 pm, and the journey takes 2 hours and 14 minutes. Fare is dependent on which train you take and your choice between a hard seat, soft seat, bed in a 6-bed room, or bed in a 4-bed room. Minimum fare costs €2.41 (62,000 VND), and the maximum costs €6.27 (161,000 VND).
How much is the train from Hanoi airport to Ninh Binh?
The cheapest ticket you can buy for the train is for a hard seat on the train leaving at 06:00 am, with fare costing €2.41 (62,000 VND). Soft seats with air-conditioning or a bed in either a 6-bed or 4-bed room cost more – a bed in a 4-bed room is the highest fare, costing up to €6.27 (161,000 VND).
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Where do I get it from?
The train to Ninh Binh leaves Hanoi from the Hanoi Railway Station. To get to this station from the airport, you will need to take either a bus or a taxi.
Taking the train is the best way to travel to Ninh Binh if you are on a budget. However, you do have to take a taxi or bus to reach the train station, increasing the cost and duration of your journey to Ninh Binh.
What is the cheapest way to reach Ninh Binh?
Taking the train is the cheapest way to get to Ninh Binh, with tickets costing a minimum of €2.41 (62,000 VND). You can use the local bus 86 to reach the train station, rather than spending more for a taxi.
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How to get from Hanoi airport to Ninh Binh by bus
Another transfer option from the Hanoi airport to Ninh Binh is to take a bus. There are many bus companies operating routes to Ninh Binh from several bus stations in Hanoi. You can choose from regular buses, sleeper buses, or limousine buses. The main stations in Hanoi for buses to Ninh Binh are the Nuoc Ngam Station and the Giap Bat Station. The least expensive bus leaves from the Giap Bat Station at least every 30 minutes during the day and costs €2.72 (70,000 VND). To reach the Giap Bat Station, or the other stations in Hanoi, you can take a taxi or the local bus from the airport.
How much is the bus from Hanoi airport to Ninh Binh?
Ticket price is dependent on the type of bus you wish to take and the company you choose. The cheapest fare is for the bus leaving from Giap Bat Station, costing €2.72 (70,000 VND). On average, tickets may cost up to €5.84 (150,000 VND), or more for luxury options. It is recommended that you only purchase bus tickets from official ticket offices at the bus station or that you book your ticket online.
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Where do I get it from?
There are several bus stations in Hanoi that service buses to Ninh Binh. The Giap Bat station is about a 40 minute taxi ride south of the airport. You can also use the local bus system to reach the station; by bus, it takes just under 2 hours.
The bus is an inexpensive way to reach Ninh Binh, however, you must also consider the added cost and time of taking a taxi or the local bus to the station.
What is the safest way to reach Ninh Binh?
The train is the safest mode of transportation to Ninh Binh, as you can avoid the chaotic highways and roads.
How far is Ninh Binh from the Hanoi airport?
Ninh Binh is 120 km south of the Hanoi airport. By car, the trip takes 1 hr 40 min without traffic.
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