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There are 4 ways to get from Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from Ninh Binh to Minh Le

$49 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha Ke Bang

$35 - $39

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave 406.3 km

$30 - $45

Bus, fly  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi Airport
  2. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Dong Hoi (VDH) HAN - VDH

$83 - $155

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Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

International flights leaving Vietnam are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Last updated: March 3 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave is to drive, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave is to bus and fly which costs $80 - $160 and takes 5h 21m.

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The distance between Ninh Bình and Son Doong Cave is 313 km. The road distance is 406.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave without a car is to train which takes 8h 9m and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 8h 9m to get from Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave is to train which takes 8h 9m and costs $45 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $40 and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Noi Bai International Airport to Dong Hoi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave is 406 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave.

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Vietnam Airlines offers flights from Noi Bai International Airport to Dong Hoi Airport.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Son Doong Cave. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ninh Bình to Son Doong Cave.
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  • Distance: 313.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 9m

What companies run services between Ninh Bình, Vietnam and Son Doong Cave, Vietnam?

Vietnam Railways operates a train from Ninh Binh to Minh Le once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $25 and the journey takes 7h 5m. Alternatively, operates a bus from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha Ke Bang once daily. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 9h.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $90
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ninh Binh to Minh Le
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$8 - $13
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$10 - $15
Bed, air-conditioned
$18 - $25
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha Ke Bang
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
bookaway.com
Ninh Binh Excursion Transport
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
booking.baolau.com
Book at
vexere.com

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