There are 5 ways to get from Vientiane to Hanoi by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 21 min

  1. VTE - HAN

$108 - $275

Cheapest option

Bus 27-7  •  24 h

$40

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Ho Chi Minh / ...

$45 - $56

Bus The Sinh Tourist  •  30 h

$50

Drive  •  11 h 3 min

  1. 471.1 miles

$55 - $85

What companies run services between Vientiane, Laos and Hanoi, Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines and Lao Airlines fly from Vientiane to Hanoi 3 times a day. Alternatively, 27-7 operates a bus from Vientiane to Hanoi once daily. Tickets cost $40 and the journey takes 24 h.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Vientiane to Hanoi via Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Vinh to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$7 - $9
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$9 - $13
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Saysamon Transports
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vinh Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
baolau.com
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
The Sinh Tourist

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vientiane and Hanoi is 481 km. The road distance is 754 km.

The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Hanoi is to bus which costs $40 and takes 24 h.

The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Hanoi is to fly which takes 2 h 21 min and costs $100 - $280.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station and arriving at Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Vientiane to Hanoi, including transfers.