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Recommended option

Fly to Luang Prabang  •  3 h 58 min

  1. HAN - LPQ

$72 - $219

Cheapest option

Bus The Sinh Tourist  •  22 h 10 min

$37 - $40

5 alternative options

Fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 13 min

  1. HAN - VTE

$107 - $275

Fly to Vinh, drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. HAN - VII

$52 - $276

Fly to Dienbienphu, drive  •  12 h 3 min

  1. HAN - DIN

$91 - $506

Bus Baolau  •  24 h

$40

Drive  •  11 h 3 min

  1. 471.8 miles

$55 - $85

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 once daily. Tickets cost $27 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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hanoi and Laos is 280 km. The road distance is 755 km.

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

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

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

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