There are 9 ways to get from Chengdu to Laos by plane, car, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Vientiane  •  7 h 16 min

  1. CTU - VTE

$223 - $616

Cheapest option

Fly to Luang Prabang  •  7 h 1 min

  1. CTU - LPQ

$88 - $500

7 alternative options

Fly to Jinghong, drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. CTU - JHG

$164 - $987

Fly to Simao, drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. CTU - SYM

$211 - $1,247

Train, bus  •  28 h 17 min

  1. K1502

$112 - $116

Train, bus via Luomashi  •  29 h 30 min

  1. K1504 / ...

$111 - $119

Bus  •  37 h 7 min

$161 - $197

Train, bus via Luang Prabang  •  2 days 0 h

$110 - $118

Drive  •  26 h 57 min

  1. 1400.8 miles

$200 - $300

What companies run services between Chengdu, China and Laos?

China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International and 10 other airlines fly from Chengdu to Vientiane hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chengdu to Vientiane via Wannianchang, Chengdu Wuguiqiao, Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station, Fuyuan, Kunming, South Ring Road, South Bus Station, and Kunming South in around 37 h 7 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Dali, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Prabang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Prabang via Dali, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Chengdu to Simao via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Chengdu to Simao
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Danang, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Prabang via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Prabang via Jinghong
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Zhaotong
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Lijiang
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chengdu to Kunming
Ave. Duration
12 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$21 - $26
Hard Sleeper
$40 - $50
Soft Sleeper
$60 - $75
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Chengdu Wuguiqiao to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Fuyuan
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Fuyuan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Luang Prabang bus station
Website
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Bus from Kunming South to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chengdu and Laos is 1186 km. The road distance is 2241 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chengdu to Laos is to train and bus which costs ¥710 - ¥740 and takes 28 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Chengdu to Laos is to fly which takes 7 h 1 min and costs ¥550 - ¥3200.

It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Chengdu to Laos, including transfers.