There are 7 ways to get from Hanoi to Laos by plane, car 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 Luang Prabang  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) HAN - LPQ

$72 - $219

Cheapest option

Bus Baolau  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station

$40

5 alternative options

Fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Vientiane (VTE) HAN - VTE

$98 - $263

Fly to Vinh, drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Vinh (VII) HAN - VII
  2. Drive from Vinh to Thakhèk

$52 - $276

Fly to Dienbienphu, drive  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Dienbienphu (DIN) HAN - DIN
  2. Drive from Dienbienphu to Xam Nua

$91 - $506

Bus The Sinh Tourist  •  22 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Vientiane Laos

$40 - $43

Drive  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Hanoi to Vientiane 471.8 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Laos is to bus which costs $40 and takes 24 h.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Laos is to fly which costs $70 - $220 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station station and arriving at Vientiane - Southern Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

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The distance between Hanoi and Laos is 280 km. The road distance is 754.9 km.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Laos without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 10 min and costs $40 - $44.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Hanoi to Laos, including transfers.

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Hanoi to Laos bus services, operated by , arrive at Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Laos is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $70 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $44 and takes 22 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Hanoi to Laos.
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  • Distance: 174.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Hanoi, Vietnam and Laos?

Vietnam Airlines and Lao Airlines fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang twice daily. Alternatively, The Sinh Tourist operates a bus from Hanoi to Vientiane every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 and the journey takes 22 h.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Hanoi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Hanoi to Vinh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $480
Flights from Hanoi to Dienbienphu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Hanoi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Vietnam Air Services Company(VASCO)
Flights from Hanoi to Vinh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Hanoi to Dienbienphu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Vientiane Laos
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com

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