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There are 5 ways to get from Sukhothai to Điện Biên Phủ by bus, car or plane

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Bus, Mini Bus, drive  •  25 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok 829
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Loei 876
  3. Take the bus from Loei to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
  4. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw
  5. Drive from Nong Khiaw to Điện Biên Phủ

$44 - $69

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  40 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok 829
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Udon Thani 876
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
  4. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Muang Khua - Phongsali Bus Station
  5. Drive from Muang Khua - Phongsali Bus Station to Điện Biên Phủ

$59 - $86

Drive  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Sukhothai to Điện Biên Phủ 547.8 miles

$75 - $120

Fly from Sukhothai, Mini Bus, drive  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Sukhothai (THS) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) THS - LPQ
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw
  3. Drive from Nong Khiaw to Điện Biên Phủ

$206 - $661

Bus to Phitsanulok, fly, Mini Bus, drive  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok
  2. Fly from Phitsanulok (PHS) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) PHS - LPQ
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw
  4. Drive from Nong Khiaw to Điện Biên Phủ

$111 - $255

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sukhothai to Điện Biên Phủ is to bus and Mini Bus and drive which costs ฿1400 - ฿2300 and takes 25 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sukhothai to Điện Biên Phủ is to drive which costs ฿2500 - ฿3700 and takes 13 h 46 min.

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The distance between Sukhothai and Điện Biên Phủ is 591 km. The road distance is 876.4 km.

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It takes approximately 25 h 26 min to get from Sukhothai to Điện Biên Phủ, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sukhothai Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sukhothai to Điện Biên Phủ is 876 km. It takes approximately 13 h 46 min to drive from Sukhothai to Điện Biên Phủ.

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Lao Airlines and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Sukhothai Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Điện Biên Phủ. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sukhothai to Sukhothai Airport is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs ฿430 - ฿550.

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Map of how to get from Sukhothai to Điện Biên Phủ.
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  • Distance: 369.7 miles
  • Duration: 25 h 26 min

What companies run services between Sukhothai, Thailand and Điện Biên Phủ, Vietnam?

There is no direct connection from Sukhothai to Điện Biên Phủ. However, you can take the bus to Phitsanulok, take the bus to Loei, take the bus to Luang Prabang, take the Mini Bus to Nong Khiaw, then take the drive to Điện Biên Phủ. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Phitsanulok, take the bus to Udon Thani, take the bus to Vientiane Talat Sao Station, take the walk to Vientiane Talat Sao Station, take the shuttle to Natural Culture Hall, take the walk to Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office, take the bus to Muang Khua - Phongsali Bus Station, then take the drive to Điện Biên Phủ.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Sukhothai to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sukhothai to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
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12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok to Loei
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Phitsanulok to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Loei to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Mini Bus
Bus from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
12go.asia
King of Bus
Phone
‎(+84) 931 45 40 25
Email
contact@baolau.vn
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Muang Khua - Phongsali Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
baolau.com

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