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