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There are 4 ways to get from Laos to Vietnam by car, plane or bus

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Drive, fly

  1. Drive from Thakhèk to Vinh
  2. Fly from Vinh (VII) to Noi Bai International (HAN)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express

Bus, minivan

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Pakse
  2. Take the minivan from Pakse AVT to Phnom Penh AVT
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

Drive

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Vietnam. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Vietnam.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vietnam.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Lockdown measures are currently in place for Laos. Leaving Laos may be in violation of local restrictions.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Laos

Last updated: October 18 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Laos to Vietnam is to drive and fly which costs $40 - $85 and takes 6h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Laos to Vietnam is to drive and fly which takes 6h 47m and costs $40 - $85.

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The distance between Laos and Vietnam is 921 km. The road distance is 1105.4 km.

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The best way to get from Laos to Vietnam without a car is to bus which takes 26h 21m and costs $75 - $80.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Laos to Vietnam, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vinh Airport to Noi Bai International Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Laos to Vietnam is 1105 km. It takes approximately 17h 5m to drive from Laos to Vietnam.

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Bamboo Airways and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Vinh Airport to Noi Bai International Airport.

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Map of how to get from Laos to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 921 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Laos and Vietnam?

You can take a bus from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Southern Bus Station Vientiane, Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Mekong express, and Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express in around 26h 21m.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Vinh to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Bamboo Airways
Website
bambooairways.com
Flights from Vinh to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Bus operators
Chanthachone Transportation
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Mekong Express
Phone
85512787839
Email
info@catmekongexpress.com
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
King of Bus
Phone
‎(+84) 931 45 40 25
Email
contact@baolau.vn
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Pakse
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
baolau.com
AVT Asia Van Transfer
Phone
+855 63 963 853
Website
asiavantransfer.com
Bus from Pakse AVT to Phnom Penh AVT
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
12go.asia
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia

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