The bus station in Ninh Binh is located near the Lim Bridge, just below the overpass to Phat Diem. Regular public buses leave almost hourly for the Giap Bat bus station in Hanoi ( 2½ hours, 93km). Ninh Binh is also a stop for open-tour buses between Hanoi ( two hours) and Hue ( 10 hours), which drop off and pick up passengers at some of the hotels.
Ninh Binh's train station (1 Ð Hoang Hoa Tham) is a scheduled stop for Reunification Express trains, with destinations including Hanoi (two to 2½ hours, four daily), Thanh Hoa (one to 1½ hours, three daily) and Hue ( 12½ to 13½ hours, three daily).
Travelling distances to the nearest major towns are 93km to Hanoi, 60km to Thanh Hoa and 49km to Thai Binh.
Getting around Ninh Binh
Bikes and motorbikes (with or without drivers) can be hired from most hotels. Bicycle hire usually only costs around US$ to US$ per day, while motorbikes are around US$ to US$. A driver's rates will depend on distance and time, but for a full day is likely to be around US$.
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