Dien Bien

Dien Bien is a comprehensive travel guide about private car hire, car rental with driver, easy bus, train station pickup, transfers, transport from/to Dien Bien, Vietnam. Rent a car with driver and make the most of your trip to Dien Bien province.

Dien Bien Province is on the North – West Viet Nam. It is next to Lai Chau, Son La provinces, Laos and China. The province has many mountains stretching along north-west and south-east direction. Muong Thanh Valley is largest one of this region. The topography includes forests, high mountains, narrow valleys, small plains, and springs.

The Province is subdivided into 1 city and 8 districts including Dien Bien Phu, Muong Lay, Dien Bien Dong, Muong Ang, Muong Cha, Muong Nhe, Tua Chua, Tuan Giao, and Nam Po.

Muong Thanh Valley is largest one of this region. The topography includes forests, high mountains, narrow valleys, small plains, and springs.

Dien Bien map

Dien Bien what to see

With favor natural conditions like diversified topographies, rivers, mountainous beautiful sceneries that help Dien Bien province to develop its tourism potentiality. There are many places with naturally, historically or artificially man-made can draw tourist such as Pa Khoang Lake, virgin forest in Muong Nhe, Muong Toong, Muong Phang Forest, Pa Thom Cave, Tham Pua Cave, hot spring in Hua Pe, U Va, Sang village, Son La Dam.

Dien Bien province also owns many monumental histories attached to the build and protect process of Vietnam like Muong Luan Tower, Tam Van Citadel, Ban Phu Citadel, Hoang Cong Chat Temple and most special is Dien Bien Phu Victory Monument.

How to get to Dien Bien?

The network of road is convenient. It takes 478km from Ha Noi following National Highway No. 6 to Tuan Giao and then the 279 to Dien Bien Phu. It is 195km from Dien Bien Phu to Ma Lu Thang border gate (Lai Chau) following National Highway No. 12. The National Highway No. 279 links Tuan Giao to Tay Trang border gate vise Dien Bien Phu.

You can get to Dien Bien by private car, plane, limousine shared transfer, shuttle, local bus, motorbike, or bicycle. You have many choices depending on your departure location, preferred means of transport, your trip duration, your personal interest and budget.

Getting to Dien Bien from Hanoi

Hanoi to Dien Bien private car

The best way to get to Dien Bien from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. Booking a private transfer from Hanoi to Dien Bien offers you the chance to make as many stops on the way as you wish for coffee breaks, side-road visits, or just taking pictures. The option also enables you to discover the province at your own pace. Booking a private car with driver is recommended for a family holidays, and photography tour.

But by road, travelers go over kilometers of mountainous road and cross Pha Din Pass. The stretch of road goes uphill and downhill alternately with many sharp bends. It is a memorable event for everybody in this superb mountain.

We have a big fleet of vehicle including 4, 5 seat Sedan, 7, 8 seat MPV, SUV, 4WD, 15, 16 Minivan, Minibus, 29, 35, 45 Coaches offering a wide selection of car rental packages. Options include easy bus station pickup, private transfers, car rental with driver, private car hire. We also have pickup trucks and box trucks to rent out (with driver) for overland trips, self-guided bicycle, motorbike tours to Dien Bien and the northern Vietnam.

No matter if in Dien Bien for travel, business, or pleasure you can find the right rental vehicle to match your budget and plans. Get around with more ease with a top quality car rental in Dien Bien from Vietnam Car Hire!

Hanoi to Dien Bien bus

There are also public buses going to Dien Bien from Hanoi. Taking local public bus or shared transfer are low cost options for getting from Hanoi to Dien Bien. Most of Limousine service and shuttle buses depart from My Dinh bus station in the west of downtown Hanoi. While most of overnight buses leave from My Dinh bus station, you may also find some day buses departing from Giap Bat bus station. Please bear in mind local buses are usually full at weekend and/or during school holidays in summer.

We at vietnamcarhire.com don’t provide bus ticket booking service. Therefore we can help you with updated information of local bus schedule you may need for planning your upcoming trip to Dien Bien, Vietnam. More details about this budget option can also be found online at our partner’s site: 12go.asia

Hanoi to Dien Bien flight

Traveling from Ha Noi to Dien Bien Phu, it takes 1 hour by plane.

Hanoi to Dien Bien motorbike

Adventure travelers may like renting a motorbike from Hanoi for getting to Dien Bien. Taking this option they will have the opportunity to ride on less-busy traffic roads, small roads where it is usually accessible for two wheels. Please note a valid Vietnamese driving license is required for riding motorbike in Vietnam.

Hanoi to Dien Bien bicycle

Cycling from Hanoi to Dien Bien requires about 3 days. The option is recommended for adventure travelers exploring northwest Vietnam at slow pace. Best time for taking this option is the winter in northern Vietnam (October through April). Good hybrid bikes can be rented in Hanoi bike shop.

Dien Bien when to go?

Dien Bien climate is monsoon tropical in altitude with low temperature and few rain in winter, hot and heavy rain in summer. Average annual temperature is 21-230C, lowest temperatures occur from December to February of the following year (14-180C), from April to September average temperature is 250C. Dry season lasts from October to April of the following year.

April to June is the best time to visit Dien Bien Phu as it is spring season. Dien Bien Phu is located in Northwestern Vietnam of its location in the North and thus, winters can be freezing and rough. The spring months between April to June and September to November are good to plan your trip here.

Dien Bien car hire

The following packages are only sample car rental packages, private transfers we design for travelers to travel to Dien Bien province or from this province to other destinations in northern Vietnam. Please contact us for personalized routes, tailor-made travel plans, car rental options, best rates, deals, seasonal promotions, and service’s availability.

Private transfers to Dien Bien

Private transport from Dien Bien to other destinations in Vietnam

Other routes

  • Transport from Hoa Binh to Dien Bien or v.v
  • Transport from Lai Chau to Dien Bien or v.v
  • Transport from Lao Cai to Dien Bien or v.v
  • Transport from Son La to Dien Bien or v.v
  • Transport from Yen Bai to Dien Bien or v.v

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for Dien Bien Vietnam?

Dien Bien car hire rates vary much depending on your travel plan, rental cars, routes, date of travel, as well as your trip duration. Please let us know your working agenda (business trip) or day-to-day itinerary (travel itinerary), we will provide a quote.

What is the most popular rental cars in Dien Bien?

7 seat SUV Ford Everest, Isuzu Highlander and Toyota Fortuner are the most popular rental cars for individual travel in Dien Bien, Vietnam. For small group tours (3-6 people), Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinters (Minivan and Minibus) are also popular rental cars. 4,5 seat Sedans and 45, 50 seat coaches are only recommended for traveling to Dien Bien Phu city or few districts of Dien Bien such as Muong Ang, Muong Cha, Muong Nhe or Nam Po. Other mountainous districts of Dien Bien province might be very difficultly accessible by sedan and/or big coach.

Why should I book Dien Bien car hire with Vietnam Car Hire?

When booking Dien Bien car hire via vietnamcarhire.com, all your car rental options will be suggested by senior car rental agents who live in Vietnam. They are drivers, tour guides, and local people who have been to Dien Bien. They can provide practical, updated information about this destination. There are no extra costs and no hidden fees involved in booking a rental car with Vietnam Car Hire.

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