Hwy 1 becomes north-south Tran Hung Dao St as it goes through Ninh Binh. A couple key side-street stoplight intersections (from north) include Le Hong Phong St (near Than Thuy Guesthouse) and at the Phat Diem highway (near Lim Bridge). A canal runs just east of Hwy 1, and on its east side is Le Dai Hanh St, which passes the bus station.

You can find a couple ATMs on Hwy 1/Tran Hung Dao St, including Incombank, half a block south of the roundabout at Le Hong Phong St.

There are a couple hospitals in town, including the MAIN HOSPITAL (tel 030-87-1030) on Hai Thuong Lan Ong St.