How to go → HANOI to TRANG AN? ☀️

How to get from Hanoi to Trang An Complex
How to get from Hanoi to Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex? You can travel by train/bus to Ninh Binh or by limousine to Trang An.

1. Limousine to Trang An
2. Train to Ninh Binh
3. Bus to Ninh Binh
4. Taxi / Car to Trang An
5. Tour to Ninh Binh
🎫 Book Ticket Online

From Hanoi to Ninh Binh you can travel by train, bus, limousine, taxi.

    • Trang An is a captivating scenic complex in Ninh Binh, boasting a rich history recognized by UNESCO. The travel distance from Hanoi to Ninh Binh (home to Trang An Grottoes) is approximately 90 km. The best and most comfortable option of transfer to Trang An from Hanoi is to travel by private minivan or minibus. This option takes about 2-3 hours and you can arrive to Trang An Wharf. Trang An holds significant natural and cultural heritage status in Vietnam, featuring archaeological wonders, pagodas, caves, and smaller palaces and temples. Its main allure lies in the enchanting boat trips along the intersecting rivers traversing the area. Despite its popularity among tourists, Trang An is a must-visit destination easily accessible from Hanoi and conveniently located near Tam Coc, another renowned tourist spot in Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh emerges as an exceptionally attractive destination in northern Vietnam.

BOOK TICKETS with Baolau

    • Upon arriving in Ninh Binh via tourist bus or train to the main bus or railway station, you can opt to take a taxi, mototaxi, or a leisurely stroll to Trang An. Alternatively, you can travel by minivan/limousine directly from Hanoi to Trang An Wharf (available for booking on Baolau). Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex is approximately 5 km from the train station and 6 km from the main bus station in Ninh Binh. For the adventurous, traveling by motorbike from Hanoi to Trang An Complex is also an option. Private transport companies offer the convenience of booking private car/taxi services from Hanoi to Trang An, albeit at a higher cost. Accommodation options, including hotels, homestays, and bungalows, abound in the Ninh Binh area. Highly recommended as a top travel route to southern Vietnam, book your train or bus tickets to Ninh Binh/Trang An Grottoes online. From Ninh Binh, you can further explore central Vietnam by train/bus to Da Nang + Hoi An.
Transfer Mode – Hanoi to Trang An: Travel Time Price Range
Bus / Minivan 2-3 hours $8-16/pp
Train (to Ninh Binh) 2.5 hours $2.80-6.00/pp (seats)
Private Car 2-2.5 hours $55-165/car

BOOK TICKETS with 12go.asia


How do I get from Hanoi to Trang An Wharf?


1. VAN / LIMOUSINE from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes

    • there are some limousines/vans from Hanoi to Trang An Wharf (Trang An bus station)
    • travel by limousine/van from Hanoi to Trang An (wharf or bus station) takes about 2.5-3 hours
    • one-way ticket from Hanoi to Trang An Wharf costs about $8-16/pp (seat)
    • modern limousines, vans, minivans – XE Vietnam, Duy Khang, Duc Duong, To Vietnam Travel, King Express Bus, Grouptour, Binh Minh, Ninh Binh Excursion, Non Nuoc or Truly Ha Giang
    • limousines and vans depart from various places, check Baolau or 12go.asia
    • Book and buy tickets from Hanoi to Trang An on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜, secured payment
    • you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your smartphone or tablet and present when boarding the bus, read the information before you book your tickets
binh-minh-van-hanoi-trang-an
Binh Minh limousine from Hanoi to Trang An Complex (photo: Baolau)


2. TRAIN from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

    • this is a top travel route from Hanoi to Ninh Binh (trains continue to the south of Vietnam)
    • travel by train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes about 2.5 hours
    • one-way train ticket to Ninh Binh costs about $2.80-6/pp (seat)
    • vietnamese trains are modern, comfortable, seats, berths, cabins…
    • there are about 6 trains of Vietnam Railways from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
    • main train station in Hanoi – Hanoi Railway Station (120 Le Duan)
    • main train station in Ninh Binh – Ninh Binh Railway Station (1 Hoàng Hoa Thám)
    • Book and buy train e-tickets from Hanoi to Ninh Binh on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜, secured payment
    • you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your smartphone or tablet and present when boarding the train, read the information before you book your tickets
train-hanoi-to-ninh-binh-trang-an
You can also travel by train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh and take a taxi to Trang An.


3. BUS from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

    • there are lots of tourist buses from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
    • it takes about 2.5 hours by bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
    • price of the one-way bus ticket is about 100 – 150 000 viet.dongs ($4-10/pp), depends on the type of bus
    • various bus companies – Hoang Long, Queen Café, Grouptour and other companies…
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Ninh Binh online on 12go.asia ➜ or Baolau ➜
    • you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your smartphone and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus or at the bus

4. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Hanoi to Trang An

    • you can also travel by private car or taxi to Trang An Complex from Hanoi
    • travel time by taxi from Hanoi (or Noi Bai Airport) to Trang An is about 2-2.5 hours
    • private car or taxi to Trang An from Hanoi costs about $55-165/car
    • taxi companies to Trang An: VT Travel, Car Booking, Ouros Travel, Cat Ba Express, Grouptour
    • Book your private car/taxi from Hanoi to Trang An online on 12go.asia ➜
    • you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your smartphone and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus or at the bus

5. BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR to Trang An / Ninh Binh

    • you can also book a private tour or tickets for tourist attractions in Ninh Binh – Trang An
    • it is possible to book various types of tourist tours (boat trips, trekking, bicycle tours…)
    • these private tours to Ninh Binh (Trang An, Tam Coc or Bai Dinh) by local tour guides from Vietnam
    • you can also book private transfers between Ninh Binh and Hanoi Airport
    • Book a private tour / trip or other tourist activity in Trang An Complex – Tam Coc online

BOOK a TOUR to Ninh Binh ➜

book-private-tour-trang-an
With Klook you can book various private tours and tickets for tourist attractions in Ninh Binh area.


6. Travel with MOTORBIKE to Trang An

    • it is very easy route from Hanoi to Ninh Binh/Trang An Grottoes/Tam Coc on the motorbike
    • on this route you can visit: Perfume Pagoda (Chùa Thiên Trù), about 60km south of Hanoi
    • there are lots of good motorbike rentals in Hanoi (1 day costs about 7-15 Usd
    • You can search + book your bike online at Bikesbooking ➜


📍 Ninh Binh/Trang An – Tourist Map:


FAQ + Tips – Transport from Hanoi to Trang An:

1. How to book and buy tickets from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes?

    • You can book+buy tickets from Hanoi to Ninh Binh on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • It is possible to book another route and tickets, e.g. Ninh Binh to Dong Hoi, Ninh Binh to Da Nang

2. What is the trvel time from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes takes about 2-3 hours.
    • Travel by train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes about 2.5 hours.
    • Travel by private car/taxi from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes takes about 2-2.5 hours.

3. What is the price of transfer from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes?

    • Transfer by bus/minivan from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes costs about $8-12/pp.
    • Transfer by train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh costs about $2.80-6/pp.
    • Transfer by private car/taxi from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes costs about $55-165/car.

4. What is the travel distance from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes is about 100 km by train/bus/minivan.

5. Is it possible to travel by bus / van from Noi Bai Airport to Trang An Grottoes?

    • Yes, you can travel by comfortable van/minibus from Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport to Trang An Complex. You can use Ninh Binh Excursion Transport company. Book tickets from Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport to Trang An on Baolau.

6. What to do and visit in Trang An Scenic Complex?

    • Trang An Scenic Complex is a large area. There are various historical and ancient places what you can see and visit. Read this article: Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh.

7. What is the best way of transfer to Trang An Scenic Complex?

    • The best way how you can reach Trang An Complex in Ninh Binh from Hanoi is to travel by private comfortable minivan. There are some private companies and they offer transfer directly to Trang An Wharf or nearby Tam Coc or Hoa Lu. Another good option is to travel by private taxi, but it is not a cheap way.

8. What is the cheapest way of transfer to Trang An Scenic Complex?

    • If you want to save your money, you should travel by train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, train is the most cheapest way of transfer. But from Ninh Binh Railway Station you have to take a private taxi or mototaxi to Trang An. So, it is better to travel by private minivan directly to Trang An Complex.

9. Is it possible to travel by motorbike to Trang An Complex?

    • Yes, you can also rent a motorbike in Hanoi and travel on your own. It is a good idea only for the most experienced motorbike drivers with International Driving Permitt.

10. Where to travel from Tam Coc – Ninh Binh?

11. What makes Trang An Complex unique?

    • Trang An Complex is unique for its breathtaking natural scenery and its combination of cultural, archaeological, and natural values. It features a network of limestone karst mountains, caves, and winding rivers, creating a stunning landscape that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The complex also houses ancient temples, pagodas, and historical sites, offering a rich cultural experience.

12. Can you explore Trang An Complex by boat?

    • Yes, exploring Trang An Complex by boat is a popular and recommended way to experience its beauty. Visitors can take a scenic boat tour that navigates through the complex’s waterways, passing by limestone karsts, caves, and lush greenery. The boat tours typically last around 2-3 hours and offer a peaceful and immersive journey through this remarkable natural wonder.

13. How to travel solo in Vietnam?

    • Discover the wonders of solo travel in Vietnam as you explore ancient temples, cruise through scenic landscapes or karst sceneries, hike various national parks and ethnic villages and connect with the warm-hearted locals, creating a personalized journey of cultural immersion and breathtaking experiences.

14. What is the weather in Vietnam and what to expect?

    • Weather in Vietnam varies with a tropical climate featuring distinct wet and dry seasons. In the north, the dry season (October to April) brings cooler temperatures, while the wet season (May to September) is marked by higher humidity and heavy rainfall. Central Vietnam experiences a dry period (January to August) with lower humidity and a wet season (September to December) characterized by increased rainfall. In southern Vietnam, the dry season (December to April) offers warm temperatures, while the wet season (May to November) brings higher humidity and occasional heavy rainfall. For accurate information, check local forecasts.

BOOK a TOUR / ACTIVITY in Ninh Binh


🚍 Bus from Hanoi to Trang An – Schedule / Timetable + Bus Tickets:

FULL UPDATED BUS SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Trang An

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Trang An

Bus Ticket

Duy Khang Limousine

05:30

07:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

06:30

08:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

07:30

09:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

08:30

10:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

09:30

11:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

10:30

12:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

11:30

13:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

12:30

14:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

13:30

15:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

14:30

16:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

15:30

17:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

16:30

18:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

17:30

19:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

18:30

20:50

From $12.00

Duy Khang Limousine

19:30

21:50

From $12.00

Trang An Limousine

05:50

07:10

From $6.00

Truly Ha Giang

07:30

09:00

From $11.00

Truly Ha Giang

08:30

10:00

From $11.00

Truly Ha Giang

09:30

11:00

From $11.00

Truly Ha Giang

10:30

12:00

From $11.00

Truly Ha Giang

10:30

12:00

From $11.00

BOOK TICKET TO TRANG AN

best-homestay-ninh-binh-vietnam
The best selection of 15 homestays in Ninh Binh.
best-cheap-hotels-ninh-binh-vietnam
15 best cheap hotels in Ninh Binh.
best-luxury-hotel-ninh-binh-vietnam
Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh (photo: Agoda). The best luxury 4-5 star hotels + resorts in Ninh Binh.


4 Ways of Transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh:

1. VAN / LIMOUSINE from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes
Transfer Options Limousine/Van
Travel Time About 2.5-3 hours
One-way Ticket Cost About $8-16/pp (seat)
Transport Companies Binh Minh, Ninh Binh Excursion, Non Nuoc, Truly Ha Giang…
2. TRAIN from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
Travel Time About 2.5 hours
One-way Train Ticket Cost About $2.80-6/pp (seat)
Train Station in Hanoi Hanoi Railway Station (120 Le Duan)
Train Station in Ninh Binh Ninh Binh Railway Station (1 Hoàng Hoa Thám)
3. BUS from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
Transfer Options Bus
Travel Time About 2.5 hours
One-way Bus Ticket Cost About 100,000 – 150,000 VND ($4-10/pp), depends on the type of bus
Bus Companies Hoang Long, Queen Café, Grouptour…
4. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Hanoi to Trang An
Transfer Options Private Car or Taxi
Travel Time About 2-2.5 hours
Transfer Cost About $55-165/car
Taxi Companies VT Travel, Car Booking, Ouros Travel, Cat Ba Express, Grouptour…

🎫 Book + buy train or bus ticket from Hanoi to Ninh Binh + Schedule:

(You can change your departure, arrival, eg. directly from Hanoi to Trang An Wharf…)

Train travel in Vietnam ➜

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 4.8 / 5. Vote count: 41

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Share: