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There are 6 ways to get from Hanoi to Laos by plane, car or bus

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Fly to Vientiane

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Vientiane (VTE)

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Bus

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

4 alternative options

Fly to Dienbienphu, drive

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Dienbienphu (DIN)
  2. Drive from Dienbienphu to Muang Xay

Fly to Vinh, drive

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Vinh (VII)
  2. Drive from Vinh to Thakhèk

Fly to Dong Hoi, drive

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Dong Hoi (VDH)
  2. Drive from Dong Hoi to Thakhèk

Drive

  1. Drive from Hanoi Nuoc Ngam to Vientiane

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Laos due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Laos

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Laos from May 17.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Laos

International flights leaving Vietnam are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Last updated: May 15 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Laos is to bus which costs $29 and takes 20h.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Laos is to fly which costs $130 - $440 and takes 4h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office and arriving at Vientiane. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20h.

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It is 280 km from Hanoi to Laos. It is approximately 745.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Laos without a car is to bus which takes 20h and costs $29.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Hanoi to Laos, including transfers.

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Hanoi to Laos bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, depart from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office station.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Laos is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs $130 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 and takes 20h.

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The quickest flight from Noi Bai International Airport to Vientiane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Hanoi to Laos bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, arrive at Vientiane station.

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Map of how to get from Hanoi to Laos.
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  • Distance: 279.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Hanoi, Vietnam and Laos?

Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines fly from Hanoi to Vientiane 4 times a week. Alternatively, The Sinh Tourist operates a bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Vientiane once daily. Tickets cost $25 and the journey takes 20h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Noi Bai International to Dienbienphu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Noi Bai International to Vinh
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Flights from Noi Bai International to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $440
Bamboo Airways
Website
bambooairways.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Dienbienphu
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $200
Flights from Noi Bai International to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $300
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Huyen Chau
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Laos is 746 km. It takes approximately 10h 53m to drive from Hanoi to Laos.

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Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Noi Bai International Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Noi Bai International Airport is to bus which takes 47 min and costs $1 - $2.

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