Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is a comprehensive travel guide about private car hire, car rental with driver, easy bus, train station pickup, transfers, transport from/to Ninh Binh, Vietnam. Rent a car with driver and make the most of your trip to Ninh Binh province.

Situated on the Red River Delta, Ninh Binh province separates the North and the Central Vietnam by Tam Diep Mountain Range. It is surrounded by Hoa Binh, Ha Nam provinces on the north, Nam Dinh Province on the east and Thanh Hoa on the west and the south.

The Province is subdivided into 2 cities and 6 districts including Ninh Binh city, Tam Diep city, Gia Vien district, Hoa Lu, Kim Son, Nho Quan, Yen Khanh, Yen Mo district.

Ninh Binh map

Ninh Binh what to see

In Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital (in Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District now) was chosen as the first capital of Vietnam feudal centralism regime and the Dai Co Viet’s political, economic and cultural centre with the name of Kings Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Dai Hanh and Ly Thai To in 10th century. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long (Hanoi now), opening a new era for Vietnamese people.

Ninh Binh owns beautiful Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Dich Long, Hoa Son, Tien caves, Van Trinh Grotto and other special landscapes following:

Cuc Phuong National Park is home of varies of strange flora and fauna. Especially it is enjoyable to touch the thousand-year-old cho xanh (parashrea stellata) and sau (Dracontomelum Duperranum or Dancorra Edulis) trees, 50-70m high. The park is also suitable to watch birds, butterflies and orchid flowers.

Phat Diem Cathedral is a solemn and interesting architectural complex, reflecting the skilful and excellent stone carving art of the Vietnamese workers.

Ninh Binh’s people have created such famous and traditional products as Kim Son’s fine arts, Hoa Lu’s high-class embroidery, hanger products and rocky sculpture products for export, Gia Vien’s rattan and bamboo knitting products, etc.

How to get to Ninh Binh?

Located 90km far from Hanoi, Ninh Binh has convenient waterway and road networks of transportation. The Reunification Express Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City stops at Ninh Binh City. National Highway No.10 connects to Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa provinces and National Highway No.12B links to Hoa Binh Province.

There are several ways for getting to Ninh Binh. You can get there by private car, limousine shared transfer, shuttle, local bus, motorbike, train, or bicycle. Your choices are various depending on your departure location, your preferred means of transport, your trip duration, your personal interest and budget.

Getting to Ninh Binh from Hanoi

Hanoi to Ninh Binh private car

The best way to get to Ninh Binh from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. Booking a private transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh offers you the chance to make as many stops on the way as you wish for coffee breaks, side-road visits, or just taking pictures. The option also enables you to discover the province at your own pace. Booking a private car with driver is highly recommended for a Ninh Binh family holidays, and Ninh Binh photography tour.

We have a big fleet of vehicle including 4, 5 seat Sedan, 7, 8 seat MPV, SUV, 4WD, 15, 16 Minivan, Minibus, 29, 35, 45 Coaches offering a wide selection of car rental packages. Options include easy bus station pickup, private transfers, car rental with driver, private car hire. We also have pickup trucks and box trucks to rent out (with driver) for overland trips, self-guided bicycle, motorbike tours to Ninh Binh and the northern Vietnam.

No matter if in Ninh Binh for travel, business, or pleasure you can find the right rental vehicle to match your budget and plans. Get around with more ease with a top quality car rental in Ninh Binh from Vietnam Car Hire!

Hanoi to Ninh Binh bus

There are local buses going to Ninh Binh from Hanoi. Taking local public bus or shared transfer are low cost options for getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. Most of Limousine service and shuttle buses depart from Giap Bat bus station in the south of downtown Hanoi. There are both day and night departures. Please bear in mind local buses are usually full at weekend and/or during school holidays in summer.

We at don’t provide bus ticket booking service. Therefore we can help you with updated information about bus schedule and train timetable you may need for planning your upcoming trip to Ninh Binh province, Vietnam. More details about this budget option can also be found online at our partner’s site:

Hanoi to Ninh Binh train

Ninh Binh station is about 115 km from Hanoi railway station. There are 5 trains serving the route Hanoi – Ninh Binh, including SE19, SE5 and SE7. The train journey takes about 2.5 hours per way, from Hanoi to Ninh Binh or v.v. The seat types include the hard seat, the soft seat, hard berth (6 berths in a cabin) and the sort berth (4 berths in cabin).

Hanoi to Ninh Binh motorbike

Adventure travelers may like renting a motorbike from Hanoi for getting to Ninh Binh. This option will enable them to ride on less-busy traffic roads, small, and back roads where it is usually accessible for two wheels. Please note a valid Vietnamese driving license is required for riding motorbike in Vietnam.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh bicycle

Taking a bike ride is another option for getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. The journey requires 1 or 2 days. The option is recommended for adventure travelers to explore part of the Red River Delta at slow pace. Best time for taking this option is the winter when it used to be cool and dry (October through April). Good hybrid bikes can be rented in Hanoi bike shop.

Ninh Binh when to go?

Generally, the weather of Ninh Binh is humid subtropical climate and it fluctuates depending on each individual season. This wonderful land has four seasons including winter (dry season), summer (rainy season), spring and autumn as two transition periods. The most beautiful time to visit this place depends on the weather and scenery that you want to see in this area.

This province has such a picturesque landscape that you can visit any time of the year and still enjoy your trip. However, the best months that you should visit Ninh Binh are from late May to early July which is harvest season in summer, or from September to October, which is also the time for locals to reap the wet rice.

Ninh Binh car hire packages

The following packages are only sample car rental packages, private transfers we design for travelers to travel to Ninh Binh province or from this province to other destinations in northern Vietnam. Please contact us for personalized routes, tailor-made travel plans, car rental options, best rates, deals, seasonal promotions, and service’s availability.

Private transfers to Ninh Binh

Private transport from Ninh Binh to other destinations in Vietnam

Other routes

  • Transport from Bac Ninh to Ninh Binh or v.v
  • Transport from Ha Nam to Ninh Binh or v.v
  • Transport from Hai Duong to Ninh Binh or v.v
  • Transport from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh or v.v
  • Transport from Nam Dinh to Ninh Binh or v.v
  • Transport from Hung Yen to Ninh Binh or v.v
  • Transport from Thai Binh to Ninh Binh or v.v
  • Transport from Vinh Phuc to Ninh Binh or v.v

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for Ninh Binh Vietnam?

Ninh Binh car hire rates vary much depending on your travel plan, rental cars, routes, date of travel, as well as your trip duration. Please let us know your working agenda (if you are on a business trip) or your day-to-day itinerary (travel), we will provide a quote.

What is the most popular rental cars in Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh province is accessible by any type of vehicle including 4 Seater car, 7 seater car, 16 seater minivan, 29 seater coach, and 45 seater coach. 4 seat cars are the most popular rental cars for individual travel, and 16 seat minibus for small groups and family travel.

Why should I book Ninh Binh private transfer with Vietnam Car Hire?

When booking Ninh Binh car hire via, all your car rental options will be suggested by senior car rental agents who live in Vietnam. They are drivers, tour guides, and local people who have been to Ninh Binh. They can provide practical, updated information about this destination. There are no extra costs and no hidden fees involved in booking a rental car with Vietnam Car Hire.

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