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There are 7 ways to get from Vang Vieng to Lin’an by bus, car or plane

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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Bus  •  35h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

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Minivan to Vientiane, fly to Kunming, bus  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the minivan from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
  2. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Kunming (KMG) VTE - KMG
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

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Drive  •  13h 52m

  1. Drive from Vang Vieng to Lin’an 1089.2 km

Minivan to Vientiane, fly to Phongsaly, drive  •  15h 10m

  1. Take the minivan from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
  2. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Phongsaly (PCQ) VTE - PCQ
  3. Drive from Phongsaly to Lin’an

Minivan to Vientiane, fly to Luang Namtha, drive  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the minivan from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
  2. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Luang Namtha (LXG) VTE - LXG
  3. Drive from Luang Namtha to Lin’an

Minivan to Vientiane, fly to Oudomxay, drive  •  15h 1m

  1. Take the minivan from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
  2. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Oudomxay (ODY) VTE - ODY
  3. Drive from Oudomxay to Lin’an

Drive to Jinghong, fly to Kunming, bus  •  15h 32m

  1. Drive from Vang Vieng to Jinghong
  2. Fly from Jinghong (JHG) to Kunming (KMG) JHG - KMG
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for China

Domestic travel is restricted within China due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for China

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Last updated: September 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Vang Vieng to Lin’an is to bus which costs $105 and takes 35h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Vang Vieng to Lin’an is to minivan and fly and bus which costs $40 - $220 and takes 13h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vang Vieng to Lin’an. However, there are services departing from Vang Vieng and arriving at Yunnan Jianshui via Luang Prabang - Naluang Station and Kunming South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 45m.

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The distance between Vang Vieng and Lin’an is 523 km. The road distance is 1089.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vang Vieng to Lin’an without a car is to bus which takes 35h 45m and costs $105.

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It takes approximately 35h 45m to get from Vang Vieng to Lin’an, including transfers.

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Vang Vieng to Lin’an bus services, operated by Treasure Travel Laos, depart from Vang Vieng station.

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The quickest flight from Vientiane Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Vang Vieng to Lin’an bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Yunnan Jianshui station.

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Lin’an is 1h ahead of Vang Vieng. It is currently 6:01 PM in Vang Vieng and 7:01 PM in Lin’an.

Map of how to get from Vang Vieng to Lin’an.
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  • Distance: 523.2 km
  • Duration: 35h 45m

What companies run services between Vang Vieng, Laos and Lin’an, Yunnan Sheng, China?

You can take a bus from Vang Vieng to Lin’an via Luang Prabang - Naluang Station and Kunming South in around 35h 45m.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥1500
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥250 - ¥800
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥80 - ¥1000
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Vientiane to Phongsaly
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥75 - ¥1600
Flights from Vientiane to Luang Namtha
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥1500
Flights from Vientiane to Oudomxay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55 - ¥1500
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥1200
Flights from Vientiane to Luang Namtha
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥1500
Flights from Vientiane to Oudomxay
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55 - ¥1500
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥1100
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥1100
Air Travel
Website
redair.cn
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥1100
Chengdu
Website
cdal.com.cn
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥1100
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥210 - ¥360
Okay Airways
Website
okair.net
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥1100
China West Air
Website
westair.cn
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥1100
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥210 - ¥900
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Jinghong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥950
Bus operators
Treasure Travel Laos
Phone
+856 (0) 71254682
Email
info@treasuretravellaos.com
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥99
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
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Naluang
Phone
856071212979
Website
naluangstation.com
Bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥498
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥81
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
minivan
Bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥46
Schedules at
baolau.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Vang Vieng to Lin’an is 1089 km. It takes approximately 13h 52m to drive from Vang Vieng to Lin’an.

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Lao Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Vientiane Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Lin’an. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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