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From Sapa SSB to Dien Bien by bus

Sapa SSB
Dien Bien Phu Bus station

Popular Routes in Vietnam

How to get from Sapa to Dien Bien

When you want to get from Sapa to Dien Bien, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about VND 360,004. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as VND 360,004.

How far is Sapa from Dien Bien?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Sapa to Dien Bien. Your trip will be a total of 280 miles (450 km). The flying distance is 95 miles (152 km).

How long does it take to get from Sapa to Dien Bien?

The travel time from Sapa to Dien Bien can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 9 to 9 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Sapa to Dien Bien?

The cost of the trip from Sapa to Dien Bien varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as VND 360,004 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as VND 360,004.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Sapa to Dien Bien:

  • Bus tickets - VND 360,004 to VND 360,004;

How many trips per day are there between Sapa and Dien Bien?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 18:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 18:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Sapa to Dien Bien is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Sapa to Dien Bien

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Sapa to Dien Bien? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 1000 decided to go for a bus.