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

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Fly to Luang Prabang  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) HAN - LPQ

$106 - $280

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20h

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

$23 - $25

4 alternative options

Fly to Phon Savan  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Phon Savan (XKH) HAN - XKH

$72 - $191

Fly to Vientiane  •  4h 48m

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

$72 - $234

Fly to Vinh, drive  •  7h 33m

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

$50 - $112

Drive  •  10h 55m

  1. Drive from Hanoi Nuoc Ngam to Vientiane 748.3 km

$55 - $85

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Laos

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within Laos. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Laos.

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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.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 4/23/2020

Domestic travel is restricted within Laos due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/6/2020

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.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 4/21/2020

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Laos is to bus which costs $23 - $25 and takes 20h.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Laos is to fly which costs $100 - $280 and takes 4h 3m.

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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 three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20h.

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The distance between Hanoi and Laos is 280 km. The road distance is 748.3 km.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Laos without a car is to bus which takes 20h and costs $23 - $25.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Hanoi to Laos, including transfers.

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Hanoi to Laos bus services, operated by Huyen Chau, depart from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Laos is to fly which takes 4h 3m and costs $100 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $25 and takes 20h.

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The quickest flight from Noi Bai International Airport to Luang Prabang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Hanoi to Laos bus services, operated by Huyen Chau, arrive at Vientiane - Southern Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Hanoi to Laos.
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  • Distance: 279.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Hanoi, Vietnam and Laos?

Vietnam Airlines and Lao Airlines fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang twice daily. Alternatively, Huyen Chau operates a bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost $24 and the journey takes 20h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Noi Bai International to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Noi Bai International to Vinh
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $85
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Flights from Noi Bai International to Phon Savan via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Noi Bai International to Phon Savan via Don Muang, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Noi Bai International to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Bus operators
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
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
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Laos is 748 km. It takes approximately 10h 55m to drive from Hanoi to Laos.

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Vietnam Airlines and Lao Airlines offer flights from Noi Bai International Airport to Luang Prabang 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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