In this guide, I will show you how you can best use transportation as a choice for your trip to Mua Cave as well as Ninh Binh. Take a look at these 3 ways at-a-glance to consider which way you should use for your trip.
1 . Train to Ninh Binh, visiting Mua Cave
It can be said that you definitely get your another experience in Viet Nam if buying a train ticket and it happens in case of trasferring from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh. When you are on the train onething special is looking from the window the beautiful picture of Viet Nam is appearing in front of you.
Taking a train gives you the convenience and comfortable accommodation, it doesn’t make you tired within 2 hours of transfer.
In the morning the first train of the day usually starts from 6:00- 6:15 am at Ha Noi station (120 Le Duan). After 2 hours it arrives in Ninh Binh at station (N.01 Hoang Hoa Tham).
From Ninh Binh station you can take a taxi or hire a motorbike to reach Mua Cave Tour. Other tourist places are near Mua Cave which is convenient for getting around and paying fee of transportation.
When you are back, remember that there is a train departing at 5:00 pm at Ninh Binh Traint Station
Train ticket price : US $4- $9 ( Ha Noi- Ninh Binh)
Attention : On special occasions in Viet Nam such as 2nd Sept, 30th April- 1st May, Tet holiday... you should by ticket 1 day in advance
2. With shuttle bus to Tam Coc Mua cave Tour
When you are in Viet Nam normally you choose a hotel in the centre of Ha Noi, near Hoan Kiem lake, in the Old quarter, in Hoan Kiem district so one of suggested ways for you is taking a taxi or grab bike to Giap Bat station ( away 7km from the centre) then find a bus with board named Ninh Binh.
There are a lot of buses taking you to Ninh Binh from Hanoi, the distance is about 100 km. Every day, there are about 12 buses running from 2:00 am to 20:50 with 15 bus company. It takes 3- 3.5 hours to transfer
Then take a taxi or hire a motorbike to Mua Caves
Or you can buy yourself a ticket through agencies in the Old quarter.
Bus ticket : ~ US $6-8
Another option : Hiring a private Limousine car ( 9-seat-car), ask driver to drop you off at Mua Cave Ninh Binh
Suggested bus companies : Hoang Long, Mai Linh, The SinhTourist, Futabus, InterBus Lines…
3. Get to Mua Cave Ninh Binh by Motorbike, Private car
It is possible for you can Rent a taxi in Hanoi, price can be about $60-70 for one-way trip
If you are interested in driving a motorbike
– Find a Motorbike Rental in Hanoi (1 day costs about US $7-15/person)
– Route : Giai Phong street- go ahead to Thanh Tri- Phu Xuyen - Phu Ly - Ha Nam -Ninh Binh
– Attention : Wearing helmet carefully, site map, google map, sport shoe, water,..
Conclusion, some of tourists stays a few days in Viet Nam, some of them just plan a very short trip in the north. That’s why they are more concerned about day trip organized by Travel Agent in Hanoi. Joining Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour to easily get your own experiences with local guide
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