Hai Phong to Ninh Binh: Things need to know

Hai Phong to Ninh Binh Things need to know

Hai Phong to Ninh Binh – All things you need to know before going. This article is about tips for tourist when traveling to Ninh Binh. If you have not know about this destination. Please read more this article: Ninh Binh.

Start point in Hai Phong

Hai Phong is separated into two parts: Cat Ba island and the bigger part inland. So if you are already in the city center, you can choose one of below means of transportation to go. But if you are still on Cat Ba island, you may need to get back to city center by hydrofoil, ferry or bus first.

Means of transportation Hai Phong to Ninh Binh

Local Bus

From Hai Phong city center, there are 2 bus stations that you can go to buy ticket. They are Niem Nghia station and Cau Rao station.

Niem Nghia bus station:

Bus companies: Xe Hoàng Long

Departure time: 09:00, 19:00 daily

Transfer time: 2 hours 55 minutes

Drop off place: 2 Trần Hưng Đạo – Ninh Bình

Bus type: Sleeping bus 39 beds

Price: 190.000VND (US$7)/ticket

Niem Nghia bus station
Niem Nghia bus station

Cau Rao bus station:

Bus companies:

1. Xe Hải Phòng

Departure time: 8:15 daily

Transfer time: 2 hours

Drop off place: Bến xe Kim Sơn, Ninh Binh

Bus type: 16 seater van

Price: 84.000VND (US$3.65)/ticket

2. Xe Ninh Bình

Departure time: 14:05-14:30 daily

Transfer time: 1.5 hours

Drop off place: Nho Quan bus station – Tỉnh Lộ 477, thị trấn Nho Quan – Nho Quan – Ninh Bình

Bus type: 16 seater van

Price: 100.000VND (US$4.35)/ticket

3. Xe Ngọc Tín

Departure time: 22:05 daily

Transfer time: 3 hours

Drop off place: Unknow place in Ninh Bình

Bus type: Sleeping bus 41 beds

Price: 100.000VND (US$4.35)/ticket

4. Xe Thanh Long

Departure time: 06:00 daily

Transfer time: 1.5 hours

Drop off place: Nho Quan bus station – Tỉnh Lộ 477, thị trấn Nho Quan – Nho Quan – Ninh Bình

Price: 100.000VND (US$4.35)/ticket

Also, if you are on Cat Ba island, you’d better find Cat Ba Express or Discovery Travel. They go directly from island to Ninh Binh.

Above buses go directly from bus station in Hai Phong to Ninh Binh. They will not go directly to tourist attractions such as Tam Coc, Trang An or Bai Dinh pagoda. Then on getting on the bus, please show address to drop off to driver assistant. And he will tell you the closest place to get off and catch taxi to meeting point. This is not the best option to go from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh. But you will save lots of money for transfer fee. And if you have no limit in time, why not experience it!

Cau Rao bus station
Cau Rao bus station

Motobike from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh

Before you go

Motobike sounds good transportation for backpackers to explore themself as well as places to go. But this requires more skills to do and you must have driving license. Before you go, make sure that you have good enough motobike to drive. Check tires, air pressure, engine sound, petrol…Do not forget to wear helmet to protect yourself as well as follow traffic law. In some situations, you may need to refill petro. It’s easy for you to identify petro station on the way with the “P” sign (P for petro) in blue background, white text color. Do never fill diezen if you want to try! At the moment, there are 2 kinds of petrol: RON 95 and RON 92 (known as E5 RON). Price for RON 95 is 20.540VND/liter = (US$0.89). Price for RON 92 is 19.250VND/liter = (US$0.83). People consider that the RON 95 is better than RON 92. If you can not find on the road, try to use Google Map!

Speed

The speed allowance of motobike are 50-60km/hour in town or 60-70km/hour in suburb. In town, If you are on the double-street which has more than 2 lanes, you can drive maximum 60km/hour. If not, maximum speed is 50km/hour. In suburb, If you are on the double-street which has more than 2 lanes, you can drive maximum 70km/hour. If not, maximum speed is 60km/hour.

Direction

From Hai Phong, please just follow the 10th road QL10 and 38B. Then turn left to 1A road and follow 491C to Ninh Binh. It’s better if you use Google map to get direction. And remember to open options > tick to avoid highway. As if you do not do it, Google map will show you the map for car. You are on motobike and you are not allowed to drive on highway.

Train from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh

There no train to go directly from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh. But in case you need to do that, it’s still possible. From Hai Phong, please catch train to Hanoi. Then go from Hanoi to Ninh Binh train station. This may take you around 6 hours drive.

Train Hai Phong Ninh Binh
Train Hai Phong Ninh Binh

Private car transfer from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh

Private car transfer service is provided by Hai Phong Tours. Please check this article for your information: Hai Phong to Ninh Binh private car transfer.

Private car transfer from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh
Private car transfer from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh
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