There are 9 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos by plane, car, bus or train

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 Pakse  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Pakse (PKZ) SGN - PKZ

$103 - $369

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  38 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue Ho Chi Minh
  2. Take the bus from Hue - Sinh Tourist Office to Vientiane Laos

$46 - $66

7 alternative options

Fly to Vientiane  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Vientiane (VTE) SGN - VTE

$121 - $229

Fly to Thanh Hoe, drive  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Thanh Hoe (THD) SGN - THD
  2. Drive from Thanh Hoe to Xam Nua

$87 - $333

Fly to Vinh, drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Vinh (VII) SGN - VII
  2. Drive from Vinh to Thakhèk

$58 - $124

Fly to Dong Hoi, drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Dong Hoi (VDH) SGN - VDH
  2. Drive from Dong Hoi to Thakhèk

$56 - $197

Bus via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal  •  31 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$64

Bus  •  34 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
  3. Take the bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station

$72 - $77

Drive  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane 788.2 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos is to train and bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 38 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos is to fly which takes 1 h 38 min and costs $100 - $370.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Laos is 1086 km. The road distance is 1261 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Phnom Penh and Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Laos?

Lao Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Pakse once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office, Phnom Penh, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit in around 31 h 50 min.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Danang, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoe
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,100
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Pakse
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Pakse via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Pakse
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Siem Reap, Pakse
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoe
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Pakse via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Siem Reap, Pakse
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue
Ave. Duration
18 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$20 - $23
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$24 - $35
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$27 - $40
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Hue - Sinh Tourist Office to Vientiane Laos
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nattakan-transport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
Giant Ibis
King of Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
baolau.com

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