There are 5 ways to get from Hanoi to Vientiane by plane, car or bus

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Fly from Hanoi  •  4 h 44 min

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

$98 - $264

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Bus The Sinh Tourist  •  22 h 10 min

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

$40 - $43

3 alternative options

Drive to Sam Neua, fly  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Hanoi to Sam Neua
  2. Fly from Sam Neua (NEU) to Vientiane (VTE) NEU - VTE

$104 - $201

Bus Baolau  •  24 h

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

$40

Drive  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Hanoi to Vientiane 471.8 miles

$55 - $85

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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 Vientiane is 481 km. The road distance is 754.9 km.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Vientiane without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Hanoi to Vientiane, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Vientiane is to fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Hanoi Airport to Vientiane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Vientiane is 755 km. It takes approximately 11 h 3 min to drive from Hanoi to Vientiane.

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Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Hanoi Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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Map of how to get from Hanoi to Vientiane.
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  • Distance: 300.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Hanoi, Vietnam and Vientiane, Laos?

Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines fly from Hanoi to Vientiane twice daily. Alternatively, The Sinh Tourist operates a bus from Hanoi to Vientiane every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 and the journey takes 22 h.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Sam Neua to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $160
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
$29
Schedules at
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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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There are 238+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Hanoi Airport is to bus which takes 47 min and costs .

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