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

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Fly Luang Prabang to Noi Bai International  •  2h 14m

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

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Bus  •  24h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Mien Dong Bus Station

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Fly Pakse to Tan Son Nhat  •  2h 9m

  1. Fly from Pakse (PKZ) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) PKZ - SGN

Bus via Phnom Penh  •  32h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

Drive  •  17h 13m

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City 1113.5 km

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The cheapest way to get from Laos to Vietnam is to bus which costs $71 - $74 and takes 24h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Laos to Vietnam is to fly which takes 2h 9m and costs $110 - $260.

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The distance between Laos and Vietnam is 665 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 24h 47m and costs $71 - $74.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Laos to Vietnam, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Laos to Vietnam is to fly which takes 2h 14m and costs $100 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $71 - $74 and takes 24h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Luang Prabang Airport to Noi Bai International Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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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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There are one+ hotels available in Vietnam. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Laos to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 664.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 14m

What companies run services between Laos and Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines and Lao Airlines fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi twice daily. Alternatively, Viet Lao Bus operates a bus from Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Mien Dong Bus Station twice a week. Tickets cost $58 and the journey takes 24h.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Flights from Pakse to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Bus operators
Viet Lao Bus
Phone
+84 91 442 57 88
Email
vietlaobus@gmail.com
Website
vietlaobus.com
Bus from Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Mien Dong Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
vietlaobus.com
Chanthachone Transportation
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Book at
bookaway.com
Virak Buntham
Phone
081 911 911
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
vireakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/virak-buntham-express
Website
https://vireakbuntham.com/

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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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