Hanoi to Tam Coc Ninh Binh transportation is what comes to mind when you decide to take a trip to this beautiful “Halong Bay on land”. And yes, you may face some confusion about choosing the most suitable transportation.
Original Hoa Lu Tam Coc understands that planning a trip to another country is quite hard and time-consuming, therefore we are here to give you a complete guide on how to get from Hanoi to Tam Coc. Read the whole article to find out and don’t miss useful local tips at the bottom!
Tam Coc is located 110 kilometers to the north of Hanoi. As called as “the inland Ha Long Bay”, Tam Coc is a popular tourist attraction and a must-visit place for any tourist coming to Ninh Binh.
Traveling to Tam Coc, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful natural scenery while riding on a boat through the poetic Ngo Dong river. After 2 hours on the boat, you can go to Bich Dong – a series of pagodas built inside the mountain.
The route from Hanoi to Tam Coc can go by any means of transportation. It’s all up to you to choose your preferred one. Usually, it takes around 2 up to 3 hours to travel from Hanoi center to Tam Coc depending on the mean of transportation.
Getting to Tam Coc by public transportations, you will stop at Ninh Binh center then head to Tam Coc by motorbike or taxi.
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Traveling by train is a common way as it is safe and cheap. The train will stop at Ninh Binh railway station then you can catch a taxi or rent a motorbike to get to Tam Coc. Detail information below:
Notes for you
After getting to Ninh Binh, you can choose between taxi and motorbike to travel to Tam Coc. It is just around 10 kilometers from the city center. So taxi will take around 15 minutes and 100.000 – 200.000 VND
If you wish to travel by motorbike, you can rent one from many stores in front of Ninh Binh railway station. You don’t need to contact beforehand because you can see these stores as soon as getting out of the gate. A motorbike usually costs 100.000 – 150.000 VND/day not include gasoline.
However, riding motorbike in Vietnam can be a bit tricky as the route has many turning points and quite complicated sometimes. So consider carefully before renting one!
There 2 options of taking a bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc
Bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is also quick and reasonable. You can look for many detail information below:
You can easily catch a bus to Ninh Binh in anytime as the departure time is from 7:00 to 19:00. But as traveling by train, you are recommended to take an early bus to make use of all the time in Tam Coc Ninh Binh. Also, you can avoid rush hours and arrive at Ninh Binh in a shorter time.
Notes for you
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After reaching Ninh Binh, you can get to Tam Coc by the 2 ways as said in the previous part. The Ninh Binh bus station is 7 kilometers from Tam Coc so expect the taxi price around 100.000 VND. The pick-up-drop-off bus will stop near the final destination then you can catch a taxi easily. Also, if you wish to travel by motorbike, there’re motorbike-rented stores around the bus station has too. Contact them beforehand just to be sure!
There are tourist buses with English speaking guide going directly to Tam Coc. These buses are more easy and convenient but slightly pricier.
Notes for you
This is the most comfortable and convenient mean of transportation as you can directly get to Tam Coc and plan your trip to many other attractions on your own.
Also, you will be flexible to arrange the pick-up, drop-off points and time. Then you can save much time transferring between destinations and make the most of Ninh Binh in your own way!
Notes for you
Getting from Hanoi to Tam Coc by motorbike is not too difficult. You will need 3G/4G and google map to find out the way. Basically, you have to follow the National Highway 1A to the North and pay attention to the milestones along the road.
The benefit of traveling by motorbike is that you will be able to cover all the nearby Tam Coc attractions in a day.
Notes for you: Not everyone can handle driving motorbike in Vietnam. Even if you can drive “decently”, you still have to consider many things that we will put in the tips below. Check it out!
That’s all you need to get to Tam Coc from Hanoi. Hope you can find the best transportation means for your upcoming trip.
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