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There are 5 ways to get from Laos to Vietnam by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Luang Prabang

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Noi Bai International (HAN)

Cheapest

Bus via Huế

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Hue
  2. Take the bus from Hue Southern Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

Fly from Vientiane

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) 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 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: February 1 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Laos to Vietnam is to bus via Huế which costs $40 - $70 and takes 46h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Laos to Vietnam is to fly which takes 2h 9m and costs $120 - $270.

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No, there is no direct bus from Laos to Vietnam. However, there are services departing from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office and arriving at Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai via Hue Southern Bus Station and Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 15m.

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The distance between Laos and Vietnam is 921 km. The road distance is 1113.5 km.

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The best way to get from Laos to Vietnam without a car is to bus which takes 27h 18m and costs $48 - $51.

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It takes approximately 2h 9m to get from Laos to Vietnam, including transfers.

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Laos to Vietnam bus services, operated by Saysamon Transports, depart from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office station.

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The best way to get from Laos to Vietnam is to fly which takes 2h 9m and costs $120 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $48 - $51 and takes 27h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Luang Prabang Airport to Noi Bai International Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Laos to Vietnam bus services, operated by Hoang Long, arrive at Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong station.

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Map of how to get from Laos to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 921 km
  • Duration: 2h 9m

What companies run services between Laos and Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines and Lao Airlines fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Southern Bus Station Vientiane, Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh, Angkor Cinema, City Mall, Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office, Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office, and De Tham in around 27h 18m.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Vientiane to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Vientiane to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $310
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
$24
Schedules at
easybook.com
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easybook.com
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
$10
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Saysamon Transports
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Hue
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
baolau.com
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Hue Southern Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
22h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
https://12go.asia/en
Phuong Trang
Phone
1900 6067
Email
hotro@futabus.vn
Website
futabus.vn
Bus from Hue to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
https://12go.asia/en

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Yes, the driving distance between Laos to Vietnam is 1113 km. It takes approximately 17h 13m to drive from Laos to Vietnam.

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Vietnam Airlines and Lao Airlines offer flights from Luang Prabang Airport to Noi Bai International Airport.

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The best way to get from Laos to Luang Prabang Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $6 - $8.

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