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How To Reach Ninh Binh
Situated 94 km to the South of Hanoi, off the beaten track is the island province of Ninh Binh. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most ancient parts of Vietnam, the stunning natural landscape of Ninh Binh attracts thousands of visitors all year round. It is famously called the “Ha Long Bay on Land”. The best ways to reach this destination Ninh Binh is via train or bus from Hanoi owing to the fact that it doesn’t have a domestic airport of its own. The journey takes approximately 2 hours via bus or train, with the train being the slightly more comfortable way to reach. Once in Ninh Binh, visitors can opt to rent a motorbike or cycle to get from one spot to another.
Having no domestic airport of its own, visitors will be required to fly out to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi and take a bus or taxi to get to Ninh Binh from here, which is approximately a 2-hour drive. Noi Bai airport is well connected to most international destinations and the other significant cities in and around Vietnam. This is the most efficient way to reach for international visitors. Indian travelers can get visa on arrival.
This is one of the best ways to get to Ninh Binh from Hanoi, which generally serves as the focal point for all local travel throughout Vietnam. The drive is scenic and takes approximately 2 hours, seeing that it is 100 km away from Hanoi. There are both public and private transportation options available from Hanoi’s Southern Bus Terminal.
Another one of the best and most efficient ways to reach Ninh Binh is by catching a train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh Railway Station. The journey takes anywhere between 2 to 5 hours. There are daily southbound trains, 3 of which belong to the Reunification Express that depart from Hanoi, so it should be convenient for visitors with differing budgets as well.
Getting around Ninh Binh is relatively easy and hassle free. Visitors are recommended to hire either motorbikes or cycles as the landmarks are well spread out. Alternatively, visitors looking to get some exercise can also walk from one place to another. However, the bike rentals are affordable and customer friendly.