How to get from HANOI to DIEN BIEN PHU?

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How you can travel from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu? You can take a direct flight or travel by sleeper bus or motorbike.

Flight to Dien Bien Phu
Bus to Dien Bien Phu
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    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu is about 440 km by bus or about 300 km by plane. There are 3 ways how you can get to Dien Bien from Hanoi in Vietnam – direct flight, sleeper bus or motorbike. The most comfortable and fastest option of transfer to Dien Bien Phu is to take a direct flight from Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi. Travel time by plane – direct flight to Dien Bien Phu Airport (domestic airport) is about 1.5 hour and it costs about $50-90/pp. This route is operated by Vietnam Airlines – the bigggest airline of Vietnam.
    • Another way of transfer from Hanoi to Dien Bien is to travel by sleeper tourist overnight bus. This option takes a lot of time, but it is the most cheapest way of getting to Dien Bien from Hanoi. Travel time by sleeper bus to Dien Bien is about 11-12 hours and bus tickets cost about $15-27/pp. These buses depart from My Dinh Bus Station or Yen Nghia Bus Station in Hanoi. You can use these bus companies to Dien Bien: Dũng Ngà, Lê Dũng, Xuân Long.

From Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu you can travel by train, sleeper bus or plane.

    • The last option how you can reach Dien Bien Phu is to travel on motorbike. This way is only a good way of transfer for the most experienced motorbike drivers. Because the roads in Vietnam can be dangerous, you should drive slowly and carefully and IDP in Vietnam is necessary. Because it is very long travel route, you should travel about 2 days and stay e.g. in Moc Chau or Son La. Dien Bien is a bit remoted city of northwest Vietnam, it is not so touristy and it is visited mainly by Vietnamese. It is a typical agriculture town, there are large rice fields around the town and also various small ethnic villages. Dien Bien Phu has an airport almost at the city center, but there is no railway station, so transfer by train to and from Dien Bin is not possible. You can search and book tickets or flights to Dien Bien from Hanoi easily online.

How do I get from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu?


1. DIRECT FLIGHTS from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu

    • direct flight to Dien Bien Phu from Hanois is the most comfortable and fast option of transfer
    • flight schedule is limited, there are about 2-3 direct flights every day to Dien Bien Phu
    • one-way flight from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu costs about $50-90/pp
    • flights from Nội Bài International Airport to Dien Bien Phu Airport (about 2 km from the city center)
    • airlines from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu: Vietnam Airlines
    • direct flight from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu takes only about 1.5 hour
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Direct flight to Dien Bien Phu from Hanoi is the fastest option of transfer.


2. SLEEPER BUS from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu

    • from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu you can also travel by sleeper overnight bus
    • travel by sleeper tourist bus from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu takes about 10-12 hours
    • bus ticket from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu costs about $15-27/pp
    • bus companies to Dien Bien Phu from Hanoi: Dũng Ngà, Lê Dũng, Xuân Long
    • sleeper overnight bus is the cheapest option how to travel from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu
    • buses depart from My Dinh Bus Station or Yen Nghia Bus Station and arrive to Dien Bien Bus Station
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From Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu you can also travel by sleeper bus (bus of Xuan Long).


3. Travel on motorbike from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu

    • travel on motorbike to Dien Bien Phu from Hanoi is a good idea only for the most experienced drivers
    • you should drive carefully and slowly, IDP in Vietnam is necessary for driving
    • to rent a motorbike for 1 day in Vietnam costs about $7-30/pp (it depends on the type of bike)
    • byou can rent your motorbike in Hanoi and travel via Moc Chau and Son La
    • travel distance is about 435 km, so it is better to travel about 2 days
    • Search and book your motorbike in Hanoi – Vietnam online with Bikesbooking icon-external-link-square
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Travel on motorbike from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu is the last way of transfer, IDP for driving is necessary.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu:

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu?

    • Transfer by plane – direct flight from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu takes about 1.5 hour.
    • Transfer by sleeper overnight bus from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu takes about 11-12 hours.

How to book and buy tickets / flights from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu?

    • Search and book tickets + flights from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can also change your travel route, e.g. Hanoi > Sapa, Sapa > Dien Bien Phu…

Do you want to book a tour to northern Vietnam?

    • You can search and book your private tour to the north of Vietnam online with Tourradar.

How much does it cost to travel from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu?

    • Travel by plane – direct flight from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu costs about $50-90/pp.
    • Travel by sleeper overnight bus from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu costs about $15-27/pp.

How and where to book a motorbike in Hanoi?

    • You can search and book your motorbike in Hanoi (or other city) online on Bikesbooking.

What is the best way of transfer from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu?

    • The best, fastest and also comfortable option of transport to Dien Bien from Hanoi is to take a direct flight. Flight schedule to Dien Bien is very limited, but you will save a lot of travel time.

What is the cheapest option of transfer from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu?

    • The cheapest option of transport to Dien Bien from Hanoi is to travel by sleeper overnight bus.

Is it possible to travel by train from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu?

    • No, it is not possible to travel by train because there is no railway to Dien Bien from Hanoi.

Where to travel from Dien Bien Phu?

    • You can travel by bus to Lai Chau, Sapa or Son La in the northwest Vietnam. There is no railway and there are no flights between these cities. Sapa is one of the most visited sites in northern Vietnam.

Where to stay in Dien Bien Phu?

    • Dien Bien offers mainly cheap modern hotels, motels or there are also some homestays nearby.
    • Search and book your hotel online > Book Hotel in Dien Bien Phu.

ᐈ Bus from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu — Schedule / Timetable / Prices:

Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Dien Bien

Ticket - Price

Lê Dũng

21:00

07:00

From $16-18

Lê Dũng

20:45

06:45

From $25-27

Dũng Ngà

21:00

08:10

From $15

Xuân Long

20:00

07:15

From $25-27

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There are various large rice fields around the Dien Bien Phu town.

Book tickets from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu online + Schedule:

(You can change your travel route, eg. Hanoi to Moc Chau, Hanoi to Sapa, Hanoi to Ninh Binh…)

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