How to transfer from Cat Ba island to Ninh Binh?
- on Jun 8, 2019       By: Hoàng
In the past, there was no bus transfer directly from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh. Travelers had to come back to Hanoi then go to Ninh Binh. Nowadays, there are many transfer options to connect between Cat Ba and Ninh Binh.
It is very convenient and it saves time for travelers. From Cat Ba town, there will be some high-quality bus transportations with very reasonable price for your choice. Here is a specific information for How to transfer from Cat Ba island to Ninh Binh?
Transfer from Cat Ba Island to Hai Phong city and from Hai Phong city, catch a bus to Ninh Binh:
Travelers could take hyrofoils from Cang Ca Pier in Cat Ba to Binh Pier. Which leaving Cat Ba at 8.00 – 10.00 – 14.30 – 16.30 and Arrive in Binh Pier at 8.45 – 10.45 – 15.15 – 17.15.
It takes 45 minutes and ticket price is 220 000 VND (about 10 USD).
Hydrofoils between Cang Ca Pier and Binh Pier
When arriving in Binh pier, you could take a taxi to Cau Rao Bus station in Hai Phong city. Hoang Long Bus and some other buses to Ninh Binh with the tickets of 7 USD for the distance of 150km for 3 hour driving.
With this transfer, it will take time and cost. It may be used for travelers who have time and would like to explore the real Vietnam as a local people. This was the way that used in the past for transfer from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh.
This is the first choice and the most convenient for travelling from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh or vice versa.
There are many transportation companies specializing in transfer tourists for this route.
Got ferry Pier to Cat Ba Island
The buses will pick up tourists at hotels in Cat Ba town or homestay or other locations in Cat Ba island, driving along the coastal road to Cai Vieng ferry port to Got ferry pier.
Waiting time and transfer on ferry is about 20 minutes to Got Pier. Then from the Got Pier driving directly to Ninh Binh city or Tam Coc on the request of travelers.
The ticket for the entire routes is about 16 USD.
The travelling time for total is about 4-5 hours
This is the bus time schedule from Cat Ba island to Ninh Binh:
Starting at 7.45 – arriving at 12.30
Starting at 8.45 – arriving at 13.30
Starting at 13.45 – arriving at 18.00
Starting at 15.45 – arriving at 20.00
These are specialized tourist transportation from Cat Ba Island to Ninh Binh:
Good morning Cat Ba Express
Add: No 265 Nui Ngoc Str, Cat Ba Town, Vietnam
Tel: +84 913 096 281
The Long Travel
Add: Van Lam, Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh (Tam Coc)
Cat Ba Discovery Travel
Add: No 5, Tung Dinh str, Cat Ba town, Vietnam
Tel: +84 988.558.392
Cat Ba Express bus
Add: No 224, 1 April street, Cat Ba island, Vietnam
Tel: +84 096 290 5335
Map of bus transfer from Cat Ba island to Ninh Binh
If you still have to return to Hanoi and then go to Ninh Binh. There will be more options and more convenient. However, you will have to stay 1 night in Hanoi and go to Ninh Binh the next day. Please see more at How to transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
So you can check which one is the best convenient for your travelling from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh.
The buses will drop you off in the center of Ninh Binh city or in Tam Coc tourist area which has many kind of hotels for travelers to stay and relax to prepare the next discovery in Ninh Binh.