How to go — HANOI to TRANG AN Grottoes?

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.

Limousine to Trang An
Train to Ninh Binh
Bus to Ninh Binh
Taxi / Car to Trang An
Tour to Trang An
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From Hanoi to Ninh Binh you can travel by train, bus, limousine.

    • Trang An is an fascinating scenic complex in Ninh Binh with a rich history, written in UNESCO. Travel distance from Hanoi to Ninh Binh (Trang An Grottoes) is about 90 km. Trang An is an important natural and cultural heritage of Vietnam, a tourist site that includes rich archaeological evidence, but also pagodas, caves and smaller palaces and temples. The main attractions are tourist boat trips along the rivers that intersect the entire area. Although this place is very touristy, it is definitely worth a visit and is very easily accessible from Hanoi. Trang An is near of Tam Coc, another popular tourist place in Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh is an very attractive destination in northern Vietnam.

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    • After you arrive to Ninh Binh by tourist bus or train to the main bus or railway station, you need to take a taxi or mototaxi to Trang An, or you can walk. You can also travel by minivan/limousine directly from Hanoi to Trang An Wharf (search and book these minivans on Baolau). Trang An Scenic Landscape complex is about 5 km from the train station and about 6 km from the main bus station in Ninh Binh. You can also travel on motorbike from Hanoi to Trang An Complex. There are also some private transport companies and you can book your private car/taxi from Hanoi to Trang An. Private car is the most expensive, but a comfortable option of transfer. Almost everywhere in the area of Ninh Binh you can find an accommodation (hotels, homestays, bungalows). Recommended, this is a top travel route to the south of Vietnam – book your train or bus tickets to Ninh Binh/Trang An Grottoes online. From Ninh Binh you can travel to central Vietnam, e.g. by train/bus to Da Nang + Hoi An.

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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 $8-12/pp (seat)
    • modern limousines, vans, minivans – 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 icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square, 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
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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 icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square, 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
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Train in Hanoi Railway Station. You can also travel by train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.


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 icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • 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 icon-external-link-square
    • 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

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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 icon-external-link-square

Ninh Binh/Trang An – Tourist Map:

Baolau – search, book, buy tickets + flights

– Baolau sells the train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (+Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia…)
– you can buy also a bus tickets of well-known companies (InterBus Lines, Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Sapa Express…)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry to Phnom Penh…)
– tickets for Malaysia (Singapore to Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur to Cameron HighlandsKuala Lumpur to Malacca…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar Pacific, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read also frequently asked questions on Baolau, +any other information before you buy a ticket

12go.asia – search, book, buy tickets + flights

– 12go.asia sells the train, ferry, bus tickets, flights mainly to Thailand (+ VietnamCambodia, Laos, Myanmar…)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia…eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Chang, Koh Rong, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Krabi, Bangkok to PhuketBangkok to Chiang Mai
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Shaghai, Beijing to Xian, Shanghai to Suzhou..)
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (King Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– information about transportation in Vietnam

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Tourist boats in Trang An / Ninh Binh.
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Trang An scenic landscape complex in Ninh Binh.
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A spectacular place in Ninh Binh – Mua Caves (Hang Mua).


icon-info-circle Transport from Hanoi to Trang An (Ninh Binh) – Tips:

1️⃣ 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

2️⃣ How long does it take 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.

3️⃣ How much does it cost to travel from Hanoi to Trang An Grottoes?

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

4️⃣ 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.

5️⃣ 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.

6️⃣ 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.

7️⃣ 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.

8️⃣ Where to travel from Tam Coc – Ninh Binh?

BOOK a TOUR / ACTIVITY in Ninh Binh


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

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Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Trang An

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Trang an

Bus Ticket

Binh Minh (limousine)

06:30

08:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

07:30

09:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

08:30

10:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

09:30

11:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

10:30

12:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

11:30

13:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

12:30

14:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

13:30

15:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

14:30

16:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

15:30

17:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

16:30

18:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

17:30

19:50

From $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

18:30

20:50

From $9.47

Ninh Binh Excursion (Noi Bai Airport)

07:30

09:50

From $18.05

Ninh Binh Excursion (Noi Bai Airport)

09:30

11:55

From $18.05

Ninh Binh Excursion (Noi Bai Airport)

13:00

15:25

From $18.05

Ninh Binh Excursion (Noi Bai Airport)

15:00

17:25

From $18.05

BOOK TICKET TO TRANG AN

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icon-arrow-circle-right 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…)


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