How to get from HUE to NINH BINH?

How to get from Hue to Ninh Binh
How to travel from Hue to Ninh Binh? You can travel by train, bus or take a flight to Hanoi.

Train – Hue to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh is a place full of history and fascinating karst sceneries.

    • Ninh Binh is a place that is very easy to access if you will be traveling from the south to the north. It offers a lot of interesting places for tourists and you can move there very easily, it is located in the lowlands, you can rent a motorbike or bicycle. One of the most interesting places are karst sceneries and boat trips in Trang An Complex and Tam Coc. Ninh Binh is one of the most visited places in northern Vietnam. Travel distance from Hue to Ninh Binh is approximately 580 km and you have several transfer options between these cities, you can travel by train, bus or you can take a direct flight to Hanoi. If you want to save your time, you should take a flight to Hanoi and train/bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.
    • You can book train/bus e-tickets from Hue to Ninh Binh online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Hue to Ninh Binh you can travel by train, sleeper bus or plane+bus.

    • A good and cheap way of transfer from Hue to Ninh Binh is to travel by train. It takes about 12 hours and train tickets cost about $13-40/pp (depends on the type of train, you can book seat or sleeper berth). There are also sleeper overnight trains (4-6 berth cabins) + private luxury trains. From Hue to Ninh Binh you can also travel by sleeper tourist bus. Travel time by sleeper tourist bus is about 14 hours and bus tickets cost about  $16-19/pp. The most fastest way of travel from Hue to Ninh Binh is to take a direct flight to Hanoi, and in Hanoi you can travel by train or tourist bus or minivan to Ninh Binh, it is only about 2-3 hours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. Direct flight from Hue to Hanoi (Noi Bai Airport) can take about 1-1.5 hour and then you  can travel by train or bus to Ninh Binh. You can not take a flight to Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh has no airport. You can book train or bus e-tickets from Hue to Ninh Binh or flights to Hanoi online. From Ninh Binh you can travel by bus or train to Hanoi.

How do I get from Hue to Ninh Binh?


1. TRAIN from Hue to Ninh Binh

    • travel by train from Hue to Ninh Binh is a cheap and comfortable way of transport
    • travel by train from Hue to Ninh Binh takes about 11-12 hours
    • the night trains are comfortable, you can buy food, snack
    • see the Vietnam Railway Map
    • one-way train ticket from Hue to Ninh Binh costs about $13-40/pp (1st+2nd class, hard, soft seat or berth)
    • +luxury tourist sleeper train – Lotus Train from Hue to Ninh Binh (about $75/pp)
    • railway station in Ninh Binh – Ninh Binh Railway Station (1 Hoàng Hoa Thám)
    • railway station in Hue – Huế Railway Station (Nguyen Tri Phường Street, Huế)
    • Book and buy train e-tickets from Hue to Ninh Binh online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • this is a top travel route from Hue to Ninh Binh – recommended – book your train tickets online!
    • you will receive your e-ticket to Ninh Binh by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone and present when boarding the train in Hue Railway Station
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Trains in Vietnam, 2nd class – seats and berths from Hue to Ninh Binh. Photo: Baolau.


2. SLEEPER BUS from Hue to Ninh Binh

    • yes, you can also travel by sleeper bus from Hue to Ninh Binh
    • bus tickets from Hue to Ninh Binh cost about $16-19/pp
    • travel by sleeper bus from Hue to Ninh Binh takes about 14 hours
    • another cheap way of transport between Hue and Ninh Binh
    • bus companies from Hue to Ninh Binh – Hoang Long, Full Moon Party Tour, Hey Travel
    • if you can – it is better to travel by train to Ninh Binh
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Hue to Ninh Binh on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
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From Hue to Ninh Binh you can also travel by sleeper tourist bus, Hey Travel bus (photo: Baolau).


3. FLIGHTS + BUS/TRAIN from Hue to Ninh Binh


You can also travel by plane. But you have to take a direct flight to Hanoi (Noi Bai Airport) and in Hanoi you can travel by train or bus to Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh is only about 85 km from Hanoi. It is a most fastest way of transport from Hue to Ninh Binh. There is no airport in Ninh Binh.

1. Direct flight from Hue to Hanoi

    • there are about 3-5 direct flights every day from Hue to Hanoi
    • airlines from Hue to Hanoi: Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Bamboo Airways
    • flight time is only about 1 hour 15 minutes
    • airport in Hue – Phu Bai Airport
    • airport in Hanoi – Noi Bai International Airport
    • flight from Hue to Hanoi costs about $30-100/pp
    • Book your direct flight from Hue to Hanoi online on Baolau or 12go.asia

2. Train, Bus, Taxi from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

    • there are various tourist buses, vans, taxi or trains from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
    • travel by train/bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes about 2.5-3.5 hours
    • train tickets start already at $2.80/pp and bus tickets from $6.00-10.00/pp
    • there are also private vans from Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport to Ninh Binh (search them on Baolau)
    • read this article: How do you get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh – Map for tourists:

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Travel Map of Ninh Binh – What to see and doo, where to stay, historical sites…

Baolau – search + book and buy tickets online

– they sell train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for CambodiaLaos, Thailand…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Ba Island, ferry to Phu Quoc Island, Con Dao to Ho Chi Minh, ferry to Quan Lan…)
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Singapore to Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, Kuala Lumpur to Penang…)
– the price of tickets depends on the official price of transport company or airlines
– you can choose your seat or berth in a train (sometimes also in bus)
– you can use your online train/bus ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read any other information about ticket before your order, read also frequently asked questions at Baolau

12go.asia – search + book and buy tickets online

– a specialist for train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Thailand (+ Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Shanghai to Hangzhou, Beijing to Shanghai, Beijing to Xian…)
– ferry tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Rong, Koh Phangan, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Chang
– tickets for the main travel routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Koh Samui
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– if you buy train tickets in Thailand at 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Fansipan, King, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– more info about trains in Thailand

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Chua Vang Temple in Ninh Binh.
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Boat rides in Tam Coc are very popular in Ninh Binh.
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Mua Caves + viewpoint (Hang Mua) in Ninh Binh.
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Hoa Lu Ancient City in Ninh Binh.
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Trang An Landscape Scenic Complex in Ninh Binh.
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Bich Dong Pagoda in Ninh Binh.


icon-info-circle Faqs + Tips – Travel route from Hue to Ninh Binh:

How to book and buy tickets or flights from Hue to Ninh Binh?

    • You can book tickets from Hue to Ninh Binh online on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can also book and buy another tickets, e.g. Hue > Hanoi, Hanoi > Hue…

How long does it take to travel from Hue to Ninh Binh?

    • Travel by sleeper bus from Hue to Ninh Binh takes about 14 hours.
    • Travel by train from Hue to Ninh Binh takes about 11-12 hours.
    • Travel by plane+bus from Hue to Ninh Binh (via Hanoi) takes about 5 hours.

How much does it cost to travel from Hue to Ninh Binh?

    • Travel by sleeper bus from Hue to Ninh Binh costs about $16-20/pp.
    • Travel by train from Hue to Ninh Binh costs about $13-40/pp.
    • Travel by plane – direct flight from Hue to Hanoi costs about $30-100/pp.

What is the travel distance from Hue to Ninh Binh?

    • Travel distance from Hue to Ninh Binh is about 580 km by train/bus/minivan or about 480 km by plane.

Is it possible to travel by plane directly from Hue to Ninh Binh?

    • No, you can a direct flight to Hanoi (about 1 hour, Noi Bai Airport) and from this airport you can travel to Ninh Binh. Read this article: How to get from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

What is the cheapest way of transport from Hue to Ninh Binh?

    • The cheapest way how to get to Ninh Binh is to travel by train (hard seat), tran ticket costs about $13/pp.

What is the best way of getting from Hue to Ninh Binh?

    • The best way how to travel to Ninh Binh from Hue is to travel by plane and bus (via Hanoi). It is also the most fastest and comfortable way how to reach Ninh Binh from Hue in central Vietnam.

What to choose – train or bus from Hue to Ninh Binh?

    • If you want to travel by land, You should travel by train from Hue to Ninh Binh, for this long journey it is better to take a train, it is more comfortable, if you can – avoid the bus.

Where to rent a motorbike or bicycle in Ninh Binh?

    • You can rent a motorbike or bicycle for example in Tam Coc, there are some motorbike rentals, or you can ask at the hotel, they have motorcycles and bicycles for tourists.

Where you can go and travel from Ninh Binh?

    • From Ninh Binh you can continue to the north of Vietnam. One of the visited place in the north is Ha Long Bay and you can travel by bus or minivan from Ninh Binh to Ha Long town (or Cat Ba Island).

How to get from Ninh Binh to Hanoi?

    • Do you want to travel from Ninh Binh to Hanoi? It is only about 90 km and you can travel by train, van or bus, tickets are cheap, read: How to get from Ninh Binh to Hanoi? You can also book private transfer to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport.

What to visit between Hue and Ninh Binh?

    • If you are traveling by train or bus, you can visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – about 40 km from Dong Hoi. Phong Nha offers a lot of activites for tourists and intersting places in nature. There is also the largest cave in the world – Son Doong. From Phong Nha you can travel by tourist bus to Ninh Binh, or you can take a train from Dong Hoi.

Train Schedule / Timetable – Hue to Ninh Binh + Train tickets:

FULL UPDATED TRAIN SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Train Schedule - Hue to Ninh Binh

Departs in Hue

Arrival in Ninh Binh

Train Ticket

Train SE2 (soft seat, sleeper)

16:35

03:18

From $17.90

Train SE6 (hard+soft seat, sleeper)

05:00

16:53

From $12.90

Train SE8 (hard+soft seat, sleeper)

02:09

13:34

From $14.80

Train SE20 (soft seat, sleeper)

21:34

09:23

From $15.80

Train SE12 (hard+soft seat, sleeper)

06:00

18:06

From $13.70

Train SE18 (soft seat, sleeper)

17:15

05:46

From $22.10

Lotus Train SE20 (soft seat, sleeper)

21:34

09:23

From $75.45

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Bus Schedule / Timetable – Hue to Ninh Binh + Bus tickets:

FULL UPDATED BUS SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus Schedule - Hue to Ninh Binh

Departs in Hue

Arrival in Ninh Binh

Bus Ticket

Hoang Long

05:48

19:30

From $16.00

Hoang Long

06:48

20:30

From $16.00

Hoang Long

07:48

21:30

From $16.00

Hoang Long

16:18

06:00

From $16.00

Hoang Long

17:18

07:00

From $16.00

Hoang Long

18:00

07:42

From $16.00

Hoang Long

18:48

08:30

From $16.00

Hoang Long

19:30

09:12

From $16.00

Hey Travel

17:00

06:00

From $17.20

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15 best cheap hotels in Ninh Binh and surrounding. Camelia Hotel Ninh Binh (photo: Agoda).
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The best 15 homestays and ecohomes/ecolodges in Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh Mountain View Homestay (photo: Agoda).
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Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh (photo: Agoda). The best luxury 4-5 star hotels/resorts in Ninh Binh.


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

(you can change your departure or arrival place, eg. Hanoi to Ninh Binh, Hue to Hanoi…)


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