We recommend to take the bus from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. The bus leaves around 21:30 from the main street in Ninh Binh and arrives around 4:00 in the morning in Phong Nha. Besides the bus is faster and cheaper, this way of travelling also safes you the hassle of changing methods of transport.
- Trains are an enjoyable way to travel and see a bit of the countryside. They are especially comfortable if you purchase a ticket in a soft-sleeper cabin. There are only 4 beds in the cabin so there is enough room to sit up if you prefer or to lay down. A hard-sleeper cabin does not provide enough room to sit up because there are 6 beds per room versus 4. Overnight trains are also a good choice because then you can do your travel without missing anything during the day (and you’ve got somewhere to sleep for the night)!
- We recommend the following overnight trains from Ninh Binh to Dong Hoi: