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There are 6 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Vientiane (VTE) SGN - VTE

$112 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal  •  30 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$43 - $55

4 alternative options

Fly to Pakse  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Pakse (PKZ) SGN - PKZ

$103 - $369

Bus  •  34 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
  3. Take the bus from Pakse to Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office

$66

Train, bus  •  38 h 27 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

Drive  •  20 h 32 min

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

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos is to bus which costs $40 - $55 and takes 30 h 51 min.

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

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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 City and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Leang Heng Bookshop, Phnom Penh and Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 51 min.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Laos is 1086 km. The road distance is 1261.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 51 min and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos, including transfers.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Laos bus services, operated by Khai Nam Transport, depart from Ho Chi Minh City station.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $110 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $55 and takes 30 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Laos bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, arrive at Si Chiang Mai station.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos.
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  • Distance: 678.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

Vietnam Airlines, Lao Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus, Leang Heng Bookshop, Soriya Cinema, Phnom Penh, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit in around 30 h 51 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Vientiane via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Vientiane via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Vientiane via Pakse
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Vientiane via Pakse, Savannakhet
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Pakse
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue
Ave. Duration
18 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$19 - $23
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$24 - $35
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Khai Nam Transport
Phone
0972 098 300
Email
khainam_vietnam@yahoo.com
Website
en.khainamtransport.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
en.khainamtransport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Budsarakham Tour
Phone
0907793900
Email
brt@budsarakamtour.com
Website
budsarakamtour.com
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
12go.asia
King of Bus
Phone
‎(+84) 931 45 40 25
Email
contact@baolau.vn
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Pakse to Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
baolau.com
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Hue - Sinh Tourist Office to Vientiane Laos
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn

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Yes, the driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City to Laos is 1261 km. It takes approximately 20 h 32 min to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos.

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Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia and two other airlines offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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