There are 7 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly to Pakse  •  1 h 38 min

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

$103 - $369

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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

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Fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 6 min

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

$112 - $217

Bus  •  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

$63

Bus, train  •  42 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai

$79 - $180

Bus, night bus  •  34 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
  3. Take the night bus from Pakse to Vientiane Naga Travel

$78 - $83

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 train and bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 38 h 27 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 - 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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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 31 h 50 min and costs $64.

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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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Ho Chi Minh City to Laos bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, depart from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office station.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Laos is to fly which takes 1 h 38 min and costs $100 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $64 and takes 31 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Pakse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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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: 1 h 38 min

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
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, 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
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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, 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
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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
$120 - $390
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Train operators
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue
Ave. Duration
18 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
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
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
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Night bus from Pakse to Vientiane Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia

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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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Cambodia Angkor Air and Lao Airlines offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Pakse Airport.

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