How to get from HANOI to TAM COC?

How to get from Hanoi to Tam Coc - Ninh Binh
How do you get from Hanoi to Tam Coc in Ninh Binh? You can travel by limousine, van, bus or train.

Train to Ninh Binh
Bus to Tam Coc
Minivan to Tam Coc
Taxi / Car to Tam Coc
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From Hanoi to Ninh Binh (Tam Coc) you can travel by bus, train or taxi.

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Tam Coc in Ninh Binh is about 100 km. There are 4 options how you can get to Tam Coc – Bich Dong from Hanoi: travel by tourist bus/minivan, train to Ninh Binh town, book your private car/taxi or travel on motorbike. The most popular and cheap way of transfer to Tam Coc from Hanoi is to travel by bus or minivan. Transfer by toruist bus/van from Hanoi to Tam Coc in Ninh Binh takes about 2-3 hours and bus tickets cost about $6-15/pp. There are various buses and minivans to Tam Coc – Boat Wharf in the center of Tam Coc. Another popular way of transport to Tam Coc is to travel by train of Vietnam Railway to Ninh Binh town. From Ninh Binh town you can take a private taxi or car to Tam Coc, it is only about 5 km. Transfer by train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes about 2.5 hours and train tickets coust only about $4-7/pp, it is the most cheapest way of transfer to Ninh Binh. The last option how you can go to Tam Coc is to book a private taxi/car. Transfer by private car/taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc takes about 2 hours and it costs about $55-165/car. Private car to Tam Coc is the most expensive way of transfer. The most experienced travelers can also travel on motorbike from Hanoi to Tam Coc. From Ninh Binh you can travel by train of Vietnam Railway or tourist bus to Hue or Phong Nha-Ke Bang in central Vietnam.
    • You can book tickets from Hanoi to Ninh Binh (Tam Coc) online

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Tam Coc in Ninh Binh – easily accessible by van, minibus, bus or taxi.

    • Tam Coc – Bich Dong is a popular tourist area close to Ninh Binh. It is very easily accessible from Ninh Binh town and also from Hanoi City. It is also a historical site and offers amazing karst sceneries of Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex and Hoa Lu District. Tam Coc – Bich Dong and Trang An Complex are a part of Hoa Lu District, it is very important place for Vietnamese, full of historical relics, monuments, pagodas. Tam Coc and Trang An Complex are ideal places for boat trips where you can see these amazing sceneries from the boat. Tam Coc has a wide range of various accommodation facilities, there are cheap small hotels, bungalows or tourist resorts in the whole area. The best way how you can explore Tam Coc and Trang An is to rent a bicycle or motorbike. It is very easy to explore these places and you should stay there about 3 days. Read the instructions how you can reach Tam Coc from Hanoi below in this article. You can also search and book tickets or taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc in Vietnam online. From Hanoi you can also travel by train or plane to Da Nang or Hoi An – the most popular ancient town in central Vietnam.

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How do I get from Hanoi to Tam Coc?


1. TRAIN from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

    • traveling by train in Vietnam is an interesting experience
    • travel by train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes about 2.5 hours
    • the trains in Vietnam are comfortable, you can buy of course snack + food
    • see the Vietnam Railway Map
    • there are 6 trains every day of Vietnam Railways from Hanoi
    • one-way train ticket costs about 70 000 – 80 000 Dongs ($4-7/pp, Seat)
    • Railway station in Hanoi – Hanoi Railway Station (120 Le Duan)
    • Railway 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 mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train, read the information before you buy your tickets
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From Hanoi to Tam Coc you can travel by train via Ninh Binh (photo: Baolau).


2. BUS from Hanoi to Ninh Binh/Tam Coc 

    • many buses, vans, minivans run from Hanoi to Ninh Binh and Tam Coc
    • travel by bus/van from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes about 2-3 hours
    • price of the one-way bus ticket is about 100 – 170 000 viet.dongs ($5-10/pp)
    • various companies – Hoang Long, Grouptour,Non Nuoc Ninh Binh, Binh Minh Queen Café…
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Ninh Binh 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 mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus
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Bus of Grouptour from Hanoi to Ninh Binh (photo: 12go.asia)


3. LIMOUSINE or MINIVAN from Hanoi to Tam Coc

    • you can also travel by luxury limousine and tickets are very cheap
    • travel by limousine from Hanoi to Tam Coc (Tam Coc Wharf) takes about 2.5 hours
    • price of the one-way ticket is only about $6-9.50/pp
    • private companies to Ninh Binh or Tam Coc from Hanoi: Trang An Limousine, Duy Khang Limousine, Binh Minh, Grouptour, Truly HaGiang, Dichung…
    • by this limousine (Huu Binh) you can also travel to Mua Caves (Hang Mua) or Tam Coc
    • Book and buy e-tickets from Hanoi to Tam Coc/Ninh Binh on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Binh Minh Limousine from Hanoi to Tam Coc (photo: Baolau)


4. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Hanoi to Tam Coc

    • you can also book your private car or taxi to Tam Coc from Hanoi
    • travel by private car/taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc takes about 2 hours
    • travel by private car/taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc costs about $55-165/car
    • taxi companies to Tam Coc: Booking Car, Beefuntrip, Hai Van Transport, Ouros Travel, Dichung Taxi, Cat Ba Express…
    • there are various modern and comfortable cars or luxury minivans to Tam Coc (Ben Do Tam Coc)
    • Book your private car/taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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From Hanoi to Ninh Binh or Tam Coc you can also travel by private taxi/car (photo: Ouros Travel, 12go.asia)


5. BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR to Tam Coc / Ninh Binh

    • you can also book a private tour or tickets for tourist attractions in Ninh Binh
    • 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, Bai Dinh) by local tour guides from Vietnam
    • you can also book private transfers between Ninh Binh and Hanoi or Hanoi Airport
    • Book a private tour / trip or other tourist activity in Ninh Binh – Tam Coc online

BOOK a TOUR / ACTIVITY in Ninh Binh

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With Klook you can book various private tours and tickets for tourist attractions in Ninh Binh – Trang An, Tam Coc, Bai Dinh…


6. Travel by MOTORBIKE to Ninh Binh

    • it is very easy route to Ninh Binh on the motorbike
    • recommended place for visit on this route: Perfume Pagoda (Chùa Thiên Trù)
    • there are lots of motorbike rentals in Hanoi (1 day costs about 7-15 Usd)
    • You can search and rent a motorcycle in Hanoi: Bikesbooking icon-external-link-square

 Ninh Binh – Tourist Map:

Baolau – search, book, buy tickets and flights online

– Baolau company sells the train, bus, ferry  tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (+Cambodia and Laos, Malaysia…)
– you can buy also a bus tickets of well-known companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Sapa Express, InterBus Lines…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, JetStar Pacific, VietJet Air, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– tickets for the ferry in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Baferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry Con Dao to Saigon…)
– 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 any other information about ticket on Baolau website, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

12go.asia – search, book, buy tickets and flights online

– 12go.asia sells the train, ferry, bus tickets, flights mainly to Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Shanghai, Beijing to Xian, Shanghai to Hangzhou..)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Tao, Koh Rong, Koh Samui, Koh Chang
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg. Bangkok to Krabi, Bangkok to Hua Hin, Bangkok to Chiang Mai
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand
– if you order a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Sapa on 12go.asia or Baolau (Orient Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station

– read in article about transportation in Vietnam and information about 12go.asia

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Mua Caves (Hang Mua) – an amazing place with stunning views, about 3 km from Tam Coc.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Hanoi to Tam Coc:

1️⃣ How to book tickets or car from Hanoi to Tam Coc (Ninh Binh)?

    • You can book tickets or taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc online on Baolau or 12go.asia

2️⃣ How to book a tour to Ninh Binh / Tam Coc?

    • You can search and book a tour to Vietnam and to Ninh Binh or other popular sites in Vietnam online with KLOOK. There are some holiday trips in Vietnam.

3️⃣ How long does it take from Hanoi to Tam Coc?

    • Travel by train+taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc (over Ninh Binh) takes about 4 hours.
    • Travel by bus/van/limousine from Hanoi to Tam Coc takes about 2-3 hours.
    • Travel by private car/taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc takes about 2 hours.

4️⃣ What is the travel distance from Hanoi to Tam Coc?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Tam Coc is about 100 km by combination of train/bus.

5️⃣ How much does it cost to travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc?

    • Travel by train+taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc (over Ninh Binh) costs about $7-15/pp.
    • Travel by bus/van/limousine from Hanoi to Tam Coc costs about $6-9/pp.
    • Travel by private car/taxi from Hanoi to Tam Coc costs about $55-165/car.

6️⃣ Where do you keep your luggage in Hanoi?

    • If you want to keep your luggage in Hanoi you can try Radical Storage service. This service offers a few places in the city center of Hanoi, it is a cheap and your luggage will be safe.

7️⃣ What is the best way of transport from Hanoi to Tam Coc?

    • The best and most comfortable way of transport from Hanoi to Tam Coc is to travel by van/limousine or minibus directly to Tam Coc from Hanoi. There are various private vans and minibuses, search and book tickets on Baolau.

8️⃣ What is the cheapest way of transfer from Hanoi to Tam Coc?

    • The most cheapest way of transport to Tam Coc in Ninh Binh is to travel by train or private minivan / limousine to Ninh Binh city center or private minivan directly to Tam Coc.

9️⃣ In which bus stations buses and van from Hanoi to Tam Coc arrive?

    • Buses and limousines arrive to various places in Tam Coc (wharf or hotels). Some buses or private limousines/vans arrive to Tam Coc Wharf or another places, eg. to various hotels. Read and check carefully on Baolau/12go.asia from where the buses depart and arrive.

🔟 From Ninh Binh to central Vietnam, where to go?

    • You can travel by train or bus from Ninh Binh to central Vietnam. You can travel by regular sleeper trains (+luxury tourist sleeper trains) to Hue or Da Nang (+Hoi An).

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Bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc – Schedule / Timetable / Bus Tickets:

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Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Tam Coc

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Tam Coc

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Binh Minh (limousine)

06:30

09:00

Book from $9.47

Binh Minh (limousine)

07:30

10:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

08:30

11:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

09:30

12:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

10:30

13:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

11:30

14:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

12:30

15:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

13:30

16:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

14:30

17:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

15:30

18:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

16:30

19:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

17:30

20:00

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Binh Minh (limousine)

18:30

21:00

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Grouptour

08:15

11:15

Book from $9.00

Grouptour

09:45

12:45

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Grouptour

15:45

18:45

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Truly Hagiang

06:30

08:00

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Truly Hagiang

07:30

08:55

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Truly Hagiang

08:30

09:55

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Truly Hagiang

13:30

14:55

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Truly Hagiang

14:30

15:55

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Taxi from Hanoi to Ninh Binh – Schedule / Prices + Private Companies:

Taxi Schedule - Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Departs in Hanoi

Travel Time

Price (Car)

Booking Car

Any Time (Hanoi)

01:40

From $165.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time (Airport)

02:20

From $63.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time (Airport)

02:20

From $75.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time (Airport)

02:20

From $98.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time (Hanoi)

02:00

From $75.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time (Hanoi)

02:00

From $98.00

Ouros Travel

Any Time (Hanoi)

02:00

From $109.00

Beefuntrip

Any Time (Hanoi)

01:25

From $75.00

Cat Ba Express

Any Time (Hanoi)

02:00

From $83.00

Cat Ba Express

Any Time (Hanoi)

02:00

From $94.00

Cat Ba Express

Any Time (Hanoi)

02:00

From $99.00

Hai Van Transport

Any Time (Airport)

02:30

From $110.00

Hai Van Transport

Any Time (Airport)

02:30

From $131.00

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icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus or train tickets from Hanoi to Ninh Binh + Schedule:

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


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