How To Travel From Hanoi To Tam Coc

Tam Coc is not so far from Hanoi and it is a beautiful place around Hanoi to visit. Recently, it is a must-see destination for North Vietnam. So many travellers want to know how to travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc (Ninh Binh). There are some ways to travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc like train, bus or even motorbike.

You can travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc by train, bus or motorbike!



Golden Rice Tam Coc

Tam Coc is not so far from Hanoi. It is just about 110 km from Hanoi and we can get to Tam Coc from Hanoi easily by train, bus or motorbike. It is worth visiting Tam Coc with the beauty of karst mountains dotted among the villages and rivers. There are many places around Tam Coc worth visiting like Trang An, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Bich Dong Pagoda, and Thung Nang.

Considered "Dry Halong Bay", Tam Coc is worth visiting, come with Incredible Asia Journeys to see the best ways to travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc below!

1. Travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc by train

From Hanoi, you can buy a train ticket at Hanoi Railway Station for the train to Ninh Binh where Tam Coc is located. It will take about more than 2 hours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh Railway Station. From Ninh Binh Town to Tam Coc is about 5 km so you can get a taxi or a motorbike taxi. If you wish to walk then there is no matter.


Travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc by train

More information when you travel by train from Hanoi to Tam Coc (Ninh Binh)
- Travel by train from Hanoi to Ninh takes about 2.5 hours.
- Hanoi Railway Station is at 120 Le Duan, Hanoi.
- Ninh Binh Railway Station is at 01 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ninh Binh.
- One-way ticket price is about 4 to 7 USD and it is a seat (not a bed).
- There are 6 trains every day.
- Travelling by train is an interesting experience but be careful with pickpocketing on the train, prepare your food before getting on the train as there are not many things to eat on the train and they are not cheap.

2. Travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc by bus

You may travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc by a local bus. There are some buses from Hanoi to Ninh Binh then from Ninh Binh you can take a taxi to Tam Coc. There are local buses and limousines so there are options for you to choose from.

2.1. By Local Bus

There are several buses from Hanoi to Ninh Binh starting from Nuoc Ngam Station such as Hoang Long, Non Nuoc Ninh Binh, Grouptour… etc.

More Information for traveliby bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc
The bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes about 2.5 hours. From Ninh Binh, you can take a taxi to Tam Coc.
- The ticket price is about 5 USD. That is cheap but not very comfortable, especially in the holiday period.
- You may have a problem with communication as not many people can speak English.
- Most passengers on the bus are local people so that is a good experience.
- Be ready at the bus station about 1 hour before your departure time as the bus may change the departure time and will not responsible if you arrive late.
- Be careful with pickpocketing, especially at stations. If you are not an expat, please make sure you are good at travelling on your own in most Asian countries.

2.2. A limousine

With the increase in tourist numbers recently, now many good limousine bus companies have routes from Hanoi to Ninh Binh and Tam Coc. So that is easy for you to book a bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc or other areas in Ninh Binh. Some limousine bus companies are Binh Minh Limousine, Huu Binh Limousine, Duy Khang Limousine, Binh Hoai Limousine, and Trang An Limousine. They pick up from some places in Hanoi and they are good buses to travel with as there are many tourists on the bus. Most of them travel to Ninh Binh for tourism purposes so you can communicate well with them. 


Travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc by Limousine

More Information for travelling by limousine bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc
- The ticket price for a Limousine bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc is about 7 to 10 USD.
- It takes about 2.5 hours to travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc.
- The bus will drop you at some tourist places in Ninh Binh including Tam Coc.
- You can book bus tickets online with those buses, hotels or travel agents easily.
- Communication is not a problem on the bus because those buses serve tourists quite often.
- You do not have to worry much about scams as the bus will drop you at tourist places in Ninh Binh and you do not have to go to the bus station which is not safe in Vietnam.

3. Travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc by motorbike

Motorbikes are not for every tourist to travel in Vietnam as the traffic in Vietnam is not so good and people in Vietnam do not follow the traffic rules very strictly, especially in the country. So we do not recommend it for tourists except if you are an expat. If you travel in Vietnam by motorbike, you need to understand quite well about Vietnam and the habits of Vietnamese. If not, you may get the problem.


Travel from Hanoi to Tam Coc by Motorbike

More Information for travelling by motorbike from Hanoi to Tam Coc
- There are many motorbike rental shops in Hanoi so that is easy for you to rent. Your hotels may help you to rent a motorbike.
- The cost to rent a motorbike for a day is about 10 USD.
- Travel by motorbike in general is not recommended for everyone.
- The route is easy but traffic is a problem.
- You can travel from your hotel directly to Tam Coc and you can use your motorbike to travel around when you stay in Tam Coc.

4. Is Tam Coc worth visiting?

We must say that Tam Coc is very worth visiting. It is not so far from Hanoi (Only 110 km from Hanoi) so that is easy to take a trip to Tam Coc even if you do not have much time. You can take an overnight trip to Tam Coc or a day trip. You can get back to Hanoi in the late afternoon for a day trip from Hanoi.

Tam Coc boat tour

Tam Coc is considered as dry Halong Bay as its beauty is like Halong Bay with thousands of limestone mountains. There are many tourists who like Tam Coc even better than Halong Bay because Halong Bay has become more and more crowded recently. Tam Coc – Besides the beauty of nature, there is local life and culture so travellers will have more experience on their holiday to Vietnam. If you have any questions, drop Incredible Asia Journeys a message to create your Tam Coc day tour!


See more information & Tours to Tam Coc from Hanoi:
- Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Day Tour
- Best time to visit Tam Coc
- Best things to do in Ninh Binh
- Where to stay in Ninh Binh

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