Everywhere along the S-shaped country possesses a unique beauty that makes us overwhelmed by the beauty of nature. In the North, Ninh Binh and HaLong Bay are two attractive destinations most visited by tourists because of the harmonious beauty of "mountain" and "water". Ninh Binh to Ha Long distance is about 200km and travelling between the two places is also quite convenient where the main means of transportation is bus.

Table Contents
  • 1 - Bus from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay
  • 2 - Private car from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay
  • 3 - The Ninh Binh to Halong Bay train
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Ninh Binh to Halong Bay distance title
Source: Internet

Located in the north of Vietnam, Ninh Binh and HaLong Bay are favorably ranked in the list of the most popular tourist destinations here. The good news for tourists is that these two locations are only 188km apart, and it only takes about 3 hours to travel from Ninh Binh to HaLong Bay on the highway.
Coming to Ninh Binh, tourists can not only visit Bai Dinh pagoda - the second largest temple in Southeast Asia, or immerse in the romantic Ngo Dong river flowing across the deep green rice fields. Ha Long Bay is known as a natural heritage recognized by Unesco, with the ingenious combination of nature seen through majestic and vivid islands.


From Ninh Binh to Halong Bay

Overview of Ha Long Bay from above (Source: Team Riccardo Mucelli)

1 - Bus from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay

If you travel by bus, it will take you nearly 4 hours to travel with fares from 100,000 
to 200,000 VND per person.
Currently, there are many bus companies operating Ninh Binh - Ha Long route and vice versa, with an average of 43 trips per day. You can find and contact bus companies for more accurate information about the travel schedule to choose a suitable trip. Here are some bus companies that you can refer to:
- The Long Bus Company 250,000 - 300,000 VND / person / way (~ $ 6.5 - $ 12). Tourists can refer to the routes, fares and contact the company through the website:
- Discovery Travel: 200,000 - 300,000 VND / person / way (~ 9 - 13 $). Visitors refer to the information at website

2 - Private car from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay

If you want to freely explore as well as enjoy the surrounding scenery, then private car rental service is a great choice for you. The distance from Ninh Binh to HaLong is about 188km, if traveling by car takes about 3 hours, the car rent ranges from 2,000,000 - 3,000,000/4 - 7 seat car/day (~ 90 - 130) $).

Private car from Ninh Binh to Halong

New Hanoi - Ha Long Expressway (Source: PhuongDo)

You can contact The Long garage via website for advice.
The advantage of using a private car is the flexibility of travel time and resting time as well as the availability of a private space. Private car is a great choice for small groups or families.

3 - The Ninh Binh to Halong Bay train

Currently, this route has stopped working so we will update information on this later.
Above is the full set of tips on travelling from Ninh Binh to HaLong Bay for you. If you are planning a trip this summer then hurry up, pocket these useful information and have a memorable trip!

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