There are 6 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 2 min

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

$112 - $217

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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 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 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

$63

Bus  •  36 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Sorya Bus to Ban Nakasang
  3. Take the bus from Ban Nakasang to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$71

Drive  •  20 h 32 min

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

$95 - $140

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

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 50 min and costs .

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

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Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane 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 Vientiane is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air and two other airlines offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane.
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  • Distance: 569.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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
Tuesday and 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 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
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue
Ave. Duration
18 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 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
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
bus
Bus from Ban Nakasang to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25

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There are 238+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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