Hanoi to Ninh Binh Train

Basic Information

Hanoi to Ninh Binh train travel is a popular route in Vietnam, which only takes about 2.5 hours. The distance between Hanoi Railway Station and Ninh Binh Station is about 115 km. Only three Reunification Express trains (SE5, SE7, and SE19) run on this route daily and 2 trains (SE6, SE8) for return. If passengers take SE5 from Hanoi, they will have enough time for a one-day tour in Ninh Binh. And the train SE19 is suitable for tourists who want to stay one night in Ninh Binh. There are only two kinds of seats for this route: air conditioned hard seat and air conditioned soft seat. Most passengers choose soft seat which is more comfortable than hard seat. 
Hanoi - Ninh Binh Rail Map
Hanoi to Ninh Binh Train Map

Nowadays, owing to its attractive nature scenery, Ninh Binh has developed into a highly recommended tourism city in Vietnam. Since it is near to Hanoi, one-day tour to Ninh Binh is one of the favorable choices when travelers come to Hanoi. Tam Coc, Trang An Grottoes and Mua Caves are unmissable places for walking into nature. If you would like to get rid of noise and busyness in big cities, Ninh Binh will lead you slow down and back to a carefree life. 

Railway Stations of Hanoi to Ninh Binh Train 

 Hanoi Railway Station (A Station, the Main Station)
Location: 120 Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District.

 Ninh Binh Railway station
Location:01, Hoang Hoa Tham street, Thanh Binh ward, Ninh Binh city.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh Train Schedule

(Last Updated on May 14, 2020)

Departure
Arrival
Train No.
Train Type
Ticket Fare (US$)
06:00
08:19
SE7
Reunification Express
12-15
09:00
11:18
SE5
12-15
20:10
21:55
SE19

Ninh Binh to Hanoi Train Schedule

(Last Updated on May 14, 2020)

Departure
Arrival
Train No.
Train Type Ticket Fare (US$)
13:14
15:33
SE8
Reunification Express
12-15
16:51
19:58
SE6
12-15


Where and what to see in Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh is a natural oxygen bar surrounded by mountains and rivers, which is a good destination if you depart from Hanoi.

The most famous attraction is Trang An Grottoes. Swaying on boats, you can feel the cool wind skimming over your face and see clear inverted image of blue sky. Helmsman will take you through various original caves along rivers, which would bring you an exciting sense of adventure. Mua Caves is another popular place among young people. There is a winding track consisting of more than 1000 steps, which is a little tough to climb the mountain. However, it is worthy to watch beautiful scenery of blooming lotus from the top of the mountain. Being the “Ha Long on land”, Tam Coc appeals thousands of tourists for its picturesque scenery. You can visit fields, rivers, caves and pagodas here and go back to a carefree rural life. Besides, you can still walk around temples for purifying your minds on the way. 

In a word, Ninh Binh is absolutely a nice place to slow down and enjoy life for people who are suffering in busyness. Generally, you can leave about 2-3 days to explore Ninh Binh if you are interested in rural scenery. 

Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh

Trang Caves, Ninh Binh
Trang Caves, Ninh Binh



How to travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh?

You can take bus or van in Hanoi. The duration is about 3h in total but the departure time may be adjusted from time to time. The price is almost the same with train tickets. What’s more, it’s not advisable to take taxi since it is too expensive.


How long does it take from Ninh Binh to Trang An Grottoes by motorbike?

It takes around 30mins if you take a motorbike. The distance is about 10 km.


What is the best time to visit Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh is an amazing destination that you can explore different scenery in four seasons. Peaceful temple in March, golden paddy in June, endless lotus pond in August and colorful butterflies in December.