Travel from Phong Nha to Ninh Binh

The only way to travel direct by public transport from Phong Nha to Ninh Binh is by bus. By bus the journey from Phong Nha to Ninh Binh is scheduled to take from 5 to 9 hours depending upon which bus service you use.

Bus Times from Phong Nha to Ninh Binh


There are currently 13 bus services a day from Phong Nha to Ninh Binh available to book online.

Phong NhaNinh BinhCostCompany
20:4005:40$ 16Cua Ong Limousine
20:4005:40$ 16Techbus VN JSC
20:4005:00$ 17Full Moon Party Tour
20:5005:10$ 17Full Moon Party Tour
21:0006:00$ 16Grouptour
21:0003:00$ 35Full Moon Party Tour
21:1006:10$ 16Cua Ong Limousine
21:1506:15$ 16Grouptour
21:1506:15$ 16Techbus VN JSC
21:3006:30$ 16Grouptour
21:3006:30$ 16Cua Ong Limousine
21:4502:35$ 16Grouptour

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Phong Nha Bus Stop


Grouptour bus services from Phong Nha to Ninh Binh depart from near Central Backpackers Hostel in Phong Nha.

Google Map of Central Backpackers Hostel in Phong Nha

Ninh Binh Bus Stop


Grouptour bus services from Phong Nha to Ninh Binh terminate near the The Long Restaurant in Ninh Binh.

Google Map of The Long Restaurant in Ninh Binh

About Travel to Ninh Binh


Ninh Binh City itself is fairly small, with around 130,000 permanent residents, and has no major tourist attractions. It is, however, an excellent base for visiting a variety of attractions within a 30 km radius of the city. The closest of these attractions is the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex. The Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex is a protected area covering 62 square kilometres and featuring steep sided limestone hills rising from rice fields. This park is only 6 to 7 km from Ninh Binh City and many visitors choose to travel there by bicycle. Within the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex there are 4 main attractions:

  • Tam Coc, where you can take a boat ride along a scenic river which passes through 3 partially submerged caves.
  • Trang An Grottoes, where you can also take boat rides into partially submerged caves.
  • Bich Dong Pagoda, which features a series of temple buildings around a lake and on a steep hillside.
  • Hua Mua Peak, where you need to climb 500 steeps to reach a viewpoint with a photograph worthy small pagoda.
Boats on the Ngo Dong River in Ninh Binh
Boats on the Ngo Dong River in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh’s other attractions are slightly further away from Ninh Binh City and you need to take motorised transport to get there. These attractions include Bai Dinh Pagoda, which is vast temple complex 22 km by road from Ninh Binh City, Phat Diem Cathedral, which is 29 km by road from Ninh Binh City, and Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, which 14 km by road from Ninh Binh City.

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