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

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 Vientiane  •  4 h 2 min

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

$112 - $217

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

5 alternative options

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Udon Thani (UTH) SGN - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$101 - $263

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

$64

Bus, train  •  42 h 59 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

$91 - $176

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

$79 - $84

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 Vientiane 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 Vientiane is to fly which costs $110 - $220 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Vientiane is 911 km. The road distance is 1261.2 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane. 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 Vientiane, Laos?

Vietnam Airlines, Lao Airlines and six 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 Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office, Phnom Penh, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit in around 31 h 50 min.

Airlines
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
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.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 Siem Reap, Pakse
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
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
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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Train operators
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
royal-railway.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 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
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 Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
$34
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia

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