Recently updated on May 17th, 2021 at 09:44 pm
Where is Dien Bien Phu Airport located? How many km from the city center, how long does it take to travel? This is a frequently asked question of those who are planning to explore the city that preserves these magnificent historical relics of the nation.
General information about Dien Bien Phu Airport
Dien Bien Phu Airport, also known as Muong Thanh Airport, is located in Thanh Truong Ward, Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien Province. Dien Bien Phu Airport is about 4km from the city center.
Initially, the airport was undertaken by the military and mainly served for military flights, but in 1984, the route Hanoi – Dien Bien by aircraft AN24, AK40 … was restored. In 2004, Dien Bien airport was invested to expand the aircraft parking lot with an area of up to 12,000 square meters to ensure 4 parking positions.
Along with that, the terminal area is also expanded with a usable area of 2,500 square meters, serving two ATR72 flights equivalent to 150 passengers/peak hour.
Address: Thanh Truong Ward, Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien Province
Airport code: DIN
Phone: (0215) 3824411
Fax: (0215) 3826060
The infrastructure of Dien Bien Phu Airport
Currently, Dien Bien Airport is the largest airport in the Northwest of our country with the following technical specifications and infrastructure:
- About the passenger terminal: Dien Bien Airport is currently equipped with a spacious passenger terminal with an area of 2,500 m2. Designed as 2 floors with separate areas for serving passengers coming and going. The first floor serves visitors to carry out flight procedures with an area of 1,700 m2. It is equipped with 01 service counter specializing in selling fast food and soft drinks. The second floor serves guests going with a waiting room and restricted area with an area smaller than the first floor, namely 800 m2 wide.
- Runway: 01 main, flat, solid concrete road with a length of 1830 meters and a width of 30 meters.
- Taxiways: 02 parallel designed taxiways combined with the runway.
- 01 aircraft parking lot: meeting 4 parking positions for mid-range aircraft with an area of 7,500 m2.
How to get to the city center from Dien Bien Phu Airport?
With such a very close distance, the travel time from Dien Bien Phu airport to Dien Bien center is only about 10 – 15 minutes; and may vary due to the type of vehicle and route you choose. According to Google Map, the easiest and fastest route you go in the direction of Highway 12 to Tan Thanh turns Highway 279 and goes straight to the center of Dien Bien city.
The most convenient way to go from Dien Bien Phu airport to the city center is by taxi and motorbike taxi. If you still do not know how to go, you can refer to the following suggestion:
This vehicle is suitable for large groups of people, carries a lot of luggage, and wants to move quickly. Take a taxi from Dien Bien Phu airport to Dien Bien center, there are many taxi companies to choose from; such as Him Lam Taxi, Hoa Ban taxi, Mai Linh taxi or Xuan Long taxi … Prices between taxi companies are not much different; ranging from 70,000 VND to 80,000 VND / time.
If you have fewer people and less luggage, then you can ride a motorbike taxi most comfortably. In this way, you will be able to see the scenery on the way very beautiful. To catch a motorbike taxi, you can go to the airport’s terminal gate area, but be careful to ask the price before going. The price for a motorbike taxi ride to the center of Dien Bien city fluctuates around 50,000 VND.
Some tourist attractions near Dien Bien Phu Airport
After landing at the airport, if time is too early or you do not want to move to the hotel immediately, you can visit famous places in Dien Bien such as:
Dien Bien Phu Victory relic area
Dien Bien Phu victory relic area is a very famous tourist destination in Dien Bien. Visiting this place, you will visit the museum, Dien Bien Phu victory monument, General de Castries, Him Lam, and many other historical monuments.
The Dien Bien Phu Airport (DIN) distance to the Dien Bien Phu Victory Monument is about 3 km.
Muong Thanh field
This is one of the four largest fields in the Northwest and is also a favorite place for many visitors to Dien Bien. Muong Thanh field is located along the bank of Nam Rom River; shaped like a giant petal, embracing the nation’s heroic historical relics.
The distance from Dien Bien Phu airport to Muong Thanh field is about 202km.
Pa Khoang Lake
Located in the middle of the majestic natural landscape, Pa Khoang lake is hidden between the mountain and the cloud of Dien Bien. Pá Khoang lake has fresh and cool air in summer, which is very comfortable for a relaxing trip.
It is about 21km from Dien Bien Phu airport to Pa Khoang lake.
Hua Pe hot spring
Coming to Dien Bien, you cannot miss Hua Pe hot spring, to take a hot bath and relax. From the depths of the mountain, hot water flows year-round and flows into Nam Pe and Hua He streams. Unlike other hot springs, the water in Hue Pe is drinkable and very sweet.
Dien Bien Phu Airport is about 25km from Hua Pe hot spring.