There are 5 ways to get from Manila to Lào Cai by plane, car, train or bus

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 Wenshan, drive  •  15h 25m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Wenshan (WNH) MNL - WNH
  2. Drive from Wenshan to Lào Cai

$246 - $775

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Fly to Noi Bai International, train  •  16h 42m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Noi Bai International (HAN) MNL - HAN
  2. Take the train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai

$85 - $577

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Fly to Dienbienphu, drive  •  15h 38m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Dienbienphu (DIN) MNL - DIN
  2. Drive from Dienbienphu to Lào Cai

$174 - $637

Fly to Kunming, train  •  17h 33m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Kunming (KMG) MNL - KMG
  2. Take the train from Kunming Station to Hekou Bei

$154 - $577

Fly to Haiphong, bus, train  •  20h 13m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Haiphong (HPH) MNL - HPH
  2. Take the bus from Hai Phong bus station to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
  3. Take the train from Gia Lam to Sapa Lao Cai

$290 - $688

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to Lào Cai is to fly and train which costs ₱4,300 - ₱30,000 and takes 16h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Lào Cai is to fly and drive which costs ₱12,000 - ₱40,000 and takes 15h 25m.

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The distance between Manila and Lào Cai is 1994 km.

It takes approximately 15h 25m to get from Manila to Lào Cai, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manila Airport to Wenshan Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 25m and has two stopovers.

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Lào Cai is 1h behind Manila. It is currently 2:20 PM in Manila and 1:20 PM in Lào Cai.

Xiamen Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Manila Airport to Wenshan Airport.

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There are 463+ hotels available in Lào Cai. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Lào Cai.
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  • Distance: 1993.7 km
  • Duration: 15h 25m

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Lào Cai, Vietnam?

There is no direct connection from Manila to Lào Cai. However, you can take the train to Edsa Lrt, take the walk to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Lungsod ng Pasay, take the night bus to Terminal 1 Arrivals Area Rd, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Parañaque City, Manila, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Wenshan, then take the drive to Lào Cai. Alternatively, you can take the train to Edsa Lrt, take the walk to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Lungsod ng Pasay, take the night bus to Terminal 1 Arrivals Area Rd, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Parañaque City, Manila, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Dienbienphu, then take the drive to Lào Cai.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Dienbienphu via Tan Son Nhat, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Manila to Dienbienphu via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Manila to Dienbienphu via Hong Kong, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Dienbienphu via Taiwan Taoyuan, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Manila to Dienbienphu via Guangzhou Baiyun, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Manila to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Manila to Kunming via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Manila to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Manila to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat, Danang
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Manila to Wenshan via Guangzhou Baiyun, Nanning
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Manila to Noi Bai International via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Manila to Kunming via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Manila to Wenshan via Shanghai Pudong, Kunming
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Manila to Wenshan via Guangzhou Baiyun, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Manila to Wenshan via Suvarnabhumi, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Manila to Kunming via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Manila to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Manila to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Manila to Haiphong via Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Manila to Haiphong via Bandar Seri Begawan, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Manila to Wenshan via Guangzhou Baiyun, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Manila to Wenshan via Xiamen, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Manila to Wenshan via Shanghai Pudong, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Manila to Noi Bai International via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Manila to Noi Bai International via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Manila to Kunming via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Manila to Kunming via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Manila to Kunming via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Manila to Kunming via Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Kunming via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Manila to Kunming via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $23
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$7 - $11
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$9 - $13
Bed, air-conditioned
$16 - $23
Train from Gia Lam to Sapa Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $22
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$7 - $11
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$8 - $13
Bed, air-conditioned
$15 - $22
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming Station to Hekou Bei
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $10
Hard sleeper
$16 - $19
Soft sleeper
$24 - $29
Bus operators
Hai Au Bus
Phone
02253.717717
Email
cskh@haiaubus.vn
Website
haiaubus.vn
Bus from Hai Phong bus station to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
haiaubus.vn
Book at
baolau.com

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