How to Reach Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu is connected with the rest of Vietnam through air, roadways and even by the river (Nam Ou). However, the best way to reach this town is through bus transport or by air from Hanoi.

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How to Reach Dien Bien Phu from India

Flights to India (Mumbai and New Delhi) are available from Hanoi. Hanoi can be reached either by flight or bus from Dien Bien Phu.

How to reach Dien Bien Phu by flight

Vietnam Air Services Company, also known as, Vietnam Airlines is the only service provider that operates flights to Dien Bien Phu from Hanoi. There are daily flights, however, the schedules are subject to change.

How to reach Dien Bien Phu by road

Dien Bien Phu is located approximately 450 away from Hanoi. The QL6 connects the two destinations and passes through rolling hills and quaint town.
Cabs are available from Hanoi and Sapa/Lao Chai. However, the bus is far more preferred and easier way to travel and get to Dien Bien Phu.

How to reach Dien Bien Phu by bus

  • Sleeper Buses are available from Hanoi's My Dinh at 5:30 pm every day. The trip takes 11-12 hours and 350,000 dongs. Buses are also available from Sapa/Lao Cai and Laos. The prices, however, are subject to change.
  • You can also self-book your bus at My Dinh Bus Station in Hanoi Old Quarter if you do not wish to go through a travel agent.

How to reach Dien Bien Phu by Waterways

From Muan Khua, a boat ride can be taken to Muang Ngoi, Nong Khiaw and Luang Prabang. Nam Ou river offers some stunning natural scenic beauty along the way.

Local transport in Dien Bien Phu

The town is quite small and you can walk around. Motorbikes are available easily for rides and you would be able to see various service providers ambling around in the streets. Cabs (Van) are also available for long distances.

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Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam

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