To serve for tourists who love to lớn discover the beauty of Northwest area, Sapa Panorama hotel offer daily comfortable Soft sleeper Bus to lớn Dien Bien Phu.

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Although of great historical interest khổng lồ military buffs, there are few, if any, sights as such. It is a useful stop and transport connection on the way to other destinations.There has been recent refurbishment of the remains of the French defenses as more tourists are showing interest: French Command Bunker, (west of River Ron) Strong point "Elaine" (east of River Ron) A1 hill, Vietnam Military History Museum (sometimes called Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum) and cemetery on Duong 7/5 / AH13 / QL279 about 3 km south of central markets at the intersection with Hoang Van Thai. D1 hill can be found near the central markets as a phối of giant stairs at Tran Dang Ninh and Duong 7-5/AH13/QL 279. This site contains a monument wall, statue, & great views of the valley on all sides.How to get khổng lồ Dien Bien Phu? (you can see it above on the map), something like 300 kilometers away but nothing less than a 10hr journey due lớn the terrible quality of the mountain road you take.

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From Sapa you can get a mini van for 300,000 Dong (about 20,800 = 1USD) to lớn go to Dien Bien Phu. This you can ask about at Sapa Panorama Hotel. The van will pick you up at your khách sạn or you can wait on the corner near the main market. It takes about 10-12 hours to Dien Bien Phu. It stops for lunch for about 30 mins. It"s not a long distance but the roads are dirt và in bad condition.
Itineraries Departure và Arrival time
Sapa 06:10 P.M
Lai Chau 08:30 P.M
Dien Bien Phu 05:30 A.M
Dien Bien Phu 06:30 P.M
Lai Chau 01:30 A.M
Sapa 05:30 A.M

Go nextLaos:The bus from Dien Bien Phu khổng lồ Mheung Khua in Laos leaves daily at 05:30 & costs 100,000 dong. Be sure lớn get there even earlier & claim a seat although you will likely be sharing your seat with a local, or sitting on a pile of goods piled in the aisle. As a rule, the "bus is never full." Bring water and snacks. It takes about 2 hours lớn reach the Tay Trang Vietnam exit point, which is fairly straightforward. From the Vietnamese border station it is another 6 km to the Laos border checkpoint. Visa-on-arrival is available & costs US$30-40 depending on nationality. You can pay in dong, kip, or US dollars. One passport photo is required, but if you don"t have one they"ll take a picture for you for 2,000 kip. Everyone pays 3,000 kip to lớn cross the border, plus a 2,000 kip "H1N1" thử nghiệm (they take your temperature). So 5,000 kip, plus your visa charge.From there you continue along the unpaved road lớn Muang Khua. Total journey time, including border crossings, was about 8 hours. You will have lớn pay 2,000 kip for a boat ride across the river (get some kip in change at the border station), but once across there are guesthouses và a place to exchange money at the vị trí cao nhất of the road leading from the boat ramp. You can take a tuk-tuk lớn the bus station (5,000 kip) & then connect to lớn Odoumxai for 35,000 kip, 2.5 hours. You should consider taking the boat ride down the fairly narrow & very scenic nam Ou River towards Luang Prabang, stopping overnight at nong Khiaw where road travel is possible. Departures depend on whether there are enough people interested in going. Ask at the boat ramp.

Dien Phu Bus Station is located in the northern eastern Vietnamese town of Dien Bien Phu which is 36.5 km from a border crossing to Laos & 453 km to the west of Hanoi. If you are travelling from Sapa to Luang Prabang you will need to lớn change bus at Dien Bien Phu Bus Station for the second stage of the journey through to Luang Prabang.

Ticket Counter at Dien Bien Phu Bus Station

Tickets for all services operating out of Dien Bien Bus Station can be purchased from this ticket office. Payment must be made in the local currency, the Vietnamese Dong. Change any money you need khổng lồ buy your bus ticket before you arrive in Dien Bien Phu as there no nearby money exchanges.

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Bus to Sapa

There is a choice of three different types of service from Dien Bien Phu to lớn Sapa:

Minibus: 06:30, 0830 – 230,ooo VND29 Seater Bus: 09:00, 11:30 – 230,000 VNDSleeper Bus: 17:30, 18:30 – 250,000 VNDBus khổng lồ Luang Prabang

There is a single direct service day from Dien Bien Phu Bus Station khổng lồ Luang Prabang:

Bur Times: 07:00Ticket Price: 490,000 VNDVehicle: 16 seater minibusBus Services to Hanoi

There are plenty of bus services on the route from Dien Bien Phu khổng lồ Hanoi which depart regularly during two periods of the day:

Bus times: Departures from 04:30 to 07:30 & from 16:30 lớn 21:30. Type of Bus: Depending upon whether you want lớn travel during the day or overnight you have a choice of using smaller minibuses, which are quicker, or sleeper buses with flat beds. Ticket Price: Bus tickets from Dien Bien Phu khổng lồ Hanoi cost from 250,00 khổng lồ 300,000 VND depending upon which service you take.Bus Services to lớn Son La

Buy bus its takes 4 lớn 5 hours khổng lồ travel from Dien Bien Phu khổng lồ Son La:

Bus times: 04:30, 06:30, 08:00, 12:00, 13:00 & 14:00Ticket Price: 95,000 VND

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