On the Government Backpacker bus/coach route, Ninh Binh is the first stop from Hanoi. Not many tend to book to get off here. If you fancy a change and are interested in seeing an old area of ancient earth then this is the stopping point for you. Alternatively, if you wish to exchange ancient culture to current rural living, hire a transportation for US$1 a day and simply take to a road and within a few minutes you are passing wonderful markets and into the fields of the surrounding countryside.
Ninh Binh is 90 kilometres from Hanoi. The transport system is convenient with national highways 1A, 10, 59, 12A, 12B, 12C running across Ninh Binh Province.
By Train transportation
Ninh Binh Railway Station is on the North – South Express train route: No 1 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ninh Binh City: Tel 873619.
If the starting point is Hanoi, visitors to Hanoi Railway Station is located on the way Le Duan to train or to Hanoi Bus South (commonly referred to Giap Bat Bus Station) is located on the road to catch the bus to go Liberation Ninh Binh;guests also can take the open tour departure of tour companies in the area of Hanoi Old Quarter. Besides public transport, visitors can go to Ninh Binh by motorcycle transport, this means visitors both save money, mobility and comfort in traveling. From the city center of Hanoi, along Liberation, through South Bus Station about 3 kilometres from Hanoi, travelers turn left 1 km on the highway Phap Van – Cau Gie and followed by Phu Ly Cau Gie – Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh Bus Station: No 207 Le Dai Hanh, Ninh Binh City: Tel 871069.
Distance from Ninh Binh city to touristic site:
- Tam Coc/Mua cave – from 6-7 kilometres
- Hoa Lu temple – 12 kilometres
- Trang An Eco tourism – 10 kilometres
- Phat Diem cathedral – 30 kilometres
- Cuc Phuong National park – 65 kilometres
- Van Long nature reserve – 20 kilometres
- Kenh Ga floating village – 25 kilometres