The closest airport to Bac Ha is the Dien Bien Phu Airport, and no direct flights are available from India to Vietnam. Airlines that provide these services include Vietnam Airlines, China Southern, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways and Hong Kong Airlines.
Overnight trains are available from Hanoi to Lao Cai, from the Lao Cai Station you can get into any one of the parked taxis to get to the village of Bac Ha.
Buses leave from Lao Cai at regular intervals and typically cost VND 60,000, the road is safe and in good condition too. If you are taking a day trip from SaPa to reach Bac Ha over the weekend, the best idea is to join one of the tour groups leaving from SaPa regularly. This works out to be more economical as well as efficient.
River cruisesto Vietnam are available and are fast gaining popularity.
Bac Ha is a relatively small town and hence, commuting on foot makes the most sense. All the essential things are also within walking distance from the centre of the town.