There are 4 ways to get from Vientiane to Hanoi by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Hanoi (HAN) VTE - HAN

$98 - $263

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Bus  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station

$40

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vinh Station
  2. Take the train from Vinh to Hanoi Ho Chi Minh

$45 - $56

Drive  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Hanoi 471.1 miles

$55 - $85

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

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Hanoi is to fly which costs $95 - $270 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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

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The distance between Vientiane and Hanoi is 481 km. The road distance is 753.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Hanoi without a car is to bus and train which takes 19 h 8 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Vientiane to Hanoi, including transfers.

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Vientiane to Hanoi bus services, operated by 27-7, arrive at Vientiane - Southern Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Hanoi is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $95 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 and takes 24 h.

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The quickest flight from Vientiane Airport to Hanoi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Vientiane to Hanoi bus services, operated by 27-7, arrive at Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Hanoi.
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  • Distance: 300.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$7 - $8
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vientiane to Hanoi is 754 km. It takes approximately 11 h 3 min to drive from Vientiane to Hanoi.

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Vietnam Airlines and Lao Airlines offer flights from Vientiane Airport to Hanoi Airport.

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There are 1667+ hotels available in Hanoi. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Vientiane Airport is to shuttle which takes 16 min and costs $2.

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