Located in North of Vietnam, Ninh Binh has always been famous for the splendors of Tam Coc, Trang An Hoa Lu, Van Long, Cuc Phuong, especially after the release of "Kong Island" - a Hollywood movie about a journey of adventures to explore the a mythical, uncharted island. Our bus will take you to the center of Ninh Binh and from there you can easily go to every corner of the city.

HOW TO GET TO NINH BINH FROM CAT BA 

Travel by public transportation

From Cat Ba to Ben Binh (mainland of Hai Phong)

Book a hyfrofoil ticket from Cat Bat Town to get to Ben Binh (nearby Lac Long Bridge) in Hai Phong City centre. It takes about 45 mins.
You can book with vetaucaotoc.com. That website is in Vietnamese so if you can't read Vietnamese, read the following English summary:

Mekong - Hoàng Yến Hydrofoils
Address: No. 06, Cu Chinh Lan Street, Hong Bang, Hai Phong
Hydrofoil takes 45 mins while speedboat takes 120 mins.

Itinerary 

Hai Phong - Cat Ba
Departure time

Travel time

Cat Ba - Hai Phong
Departure time

Travel time

07:00 45 mins 08:00 45 mins
09:30 (Daily) 45 mins 10:00 45 mins
11h30 45 mins 14:30 (Daily) 45 mins
13h30 45 mins 14:45 45 mins
15:30 45 mins 16:30 45 mins
06:45 (Daily) 120 mins 05:45 (Daily) 120 mins
12:10 (Daily) 120 mins 12:30 (Daily) 120 mins

*Note: Those are NOT noted with (Daily) are only on summer, national holidays and festivals, or when there's a group of 50 people or more.

120 mins is of speedboats, 45 mins is for hydrofoils.

Price

Type of transportation 

Price (VND)

Mekong- Hoang Yen Speedboat 200,000
Hoang Yen Hydrofoil 200,000
HP 01,02,03 Boat 180,000

*Note:

  • Childrens under 5 accompanied by parents travel free of charge.
  • For group of 16 people or more, tour guide can travel free of charge.
  • Tax is yet included in price above
  • Price for Mekong-Hoang Yen speedboat is subject to change

From Ben Binh to Ninh Binh

You have to go to Niem Nghia Bus Station to find the bus to go to Ninh Binh City. A local taxi will take you from 50.000-70.000 VND to get to the bus station. One of the most reputative companies that run bus service to Ninh Binh is Hoang Long. Travel by bus with Hoang Long will cost around 170,000 VND. The travel time is about 3 hours. There's 3 buses everyday, from 3:00 PM to midnight.

Travel by public transportation is pretty cheap but nothing can guarentee a huslt-free trip to Ninh Binh since there's dozens of middle stops to pick-up hop-on and hop-off customers. The price can also be jacked up for foreigners and in holidays.
 

By taxi

You can send yout request to every travel agent or hotel in Cat Ba. Taxi Cat Ba; Cat Ba Vision; Cat Ba Express are some decent options. It costs around 150$ - 170$/ car (depends on number of people)
If you take taxi, you can go at any time, no middle stops and it is relatively faster than any other options.

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