A beautiful view from within central Ninh Binh-mobile

How to get from
Hue to Ninh Binh

Hue to Ninh Binh Trip Overview

Distance454 km (283.8 miles)
Price range$14-$145
Ride Duration Range10h-13h
Earliest Departure07:30
Latest Departure23:43

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Taking a bus from Hue to Ninh Binh

Fastest bus: 10h

Cheapest bus: $17

The fastest: 10h

The cheapest: $17

Pros

Varying prices for every budget

Luggage allowance

Comfortable buses

Free cancellations

Cons

Few English speakers

Departure time limited to specific time of day

Limited food/drinks provided

Possible traffic delays

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Blanket

WC

TV

Charger

Wifi

Reclining Seats

Food

The fastest: 12h

The cheapest: $145

Pros

Partially refundable

Luggage allowance

WiFi and charger sockets

Great service

Cons

Long journey

Shared cabin - little privacy

Printed ticket necessary

No personal pick ups, drop offs

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Food

WC

Blanket

Charger

Wifi

Reclining Seats

English Speaking Staff

A beautiful view from within central Ninh Binh

About the ride from Hue to Ninh Binh

When traveling the 573 kilometer (356 mile) distance between Hue and Ninh Binh, you have two transportation options you can choose from:

  • A comfortable sleeper bus that will take you to Ninh Binh in around 12 hours
  • A cozy, modern train that takes between 11 and 12 hours to arrive in Ninh Binh

All buses leave Hue late in the evening, and you’ll have a chance to catch up on your sleep during your journey. When it comes to trains, you can pick between two departure times, which can be in the morning, or in the evening, based on your preferences. Traveling on a train in Vietnam is a unique way to experience the country, and there are several options available, from shared cabins to luxury, private cabins. 

 

What to see when traveling from Hue to Ninh Binh

The town you’ll arrive in, Ninh Binh, is the central town of the area that’s also called Ninh Binh. Most of the main attractions are scattered outside of the town. The town of Ninh Binh is the perfect base for the trips to see other nearby attractions.

The main attraction of the Ninh Binh area is Tam Coc, a scenic area with beautiful limestone hills that overlook the emerald green rice paddies. The best thing about Tam Coc is that it’s still off the tourist radar. You might still come across a fellow traveler or two during your visit, but there won’t be any annoying crowds. Near Tam Coc, there’s also a small village called Van Lan, where you can go to buy some local handicrafts. If you don’t feel like walking around, you can hop on a boat tour and experience the area from the water.

Back in the town, you’re probably hungry from all-day activities, and it’s time to try out some of the local delicacies. Ninh Binh’s specialty is snails, and you can get a tasty portion of them in many restaurants and joints all around the town. Snails are usually prepared with hot chilies and aromatic lemongrass.

Not in the mood for experimenting with food? Head to the Cho Bop Market, where you’ll find all the other things Vietnam is known for, including yummy noodle soups, fried foods, and more. Grab a crunchy meal, and pair it with local draft beer, bia hoi.

Some other attractions in this area include numerous religious centers, Phat Diem Cathedral, Bich Dong Pagoda, or the Buddhist complex Chua Bai Dinh. Besides these pagodas and temples, Ninh Binh has marvelous nature, and some of the places worth visiting are Van Long Nature Reserve, Cuc Phuong National Park, and the Mua Caves. 

 

How to get from Hue to Ninh Binh

Taking a bus

When it comes to traveling on a bus through Vietnam, the buses that operate on this route are far more clean and comfortable than buses on some other routes. The buses have reclining seats, and most of them depart in the evening. The buses are equipped with blankets, A/C, toilets on board, and some might have WiFi provided.

 

Taking a train

Hopping on a train from Hue to Ninh Binh is a unique way to travel through Vietnam. The train cabins are modern, clean, and comfortable. Every train has A/C and toilets on board.

 

What is the best time to visit Ninh Binh?

The best time to visit Ninh Binh is during May and June. The harvest season is at its peak during this time of the year. You’ll have a chance to enjoy gorgeous golden fields, lotus flowers in Tam Coc and Bich Dong, and the nearby caves and mountains. You can also visit it during other times of the year, but May and June have the perfect weather conditions.

Companies Operating from Hue to Ninh Binh

Average time

12h - 12h 16m

Average price

$33

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Average time

12h 20m

Average price

$73 - $145

(34)

Popular stations and stops in Hue and Ninh Binh

Departure stations in Hue

Hue Train Station

Hue Train Station

7 Doi Cung

Laurel Hotel/Queen Cafe

62 Chu Van An

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Arrival stations in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Train Station

Ninh Binh Train Station

Ninh Binh Central Hotel

Ninh Binh Railway Station

Mike's Travel Agency

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