There are 7 ways to get from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City by plane, bus, train, car or night bus

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  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) VTE - SGN

$112 - $222

Cheapest option

Bus  •  31 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Si Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus to Ho Chi Minh City

$44 - $56

5 alternative options

Train, bus, drive  •  34 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Phuong Trinh to Bavet border Bus station
  5. Drive from Bavet border Bus station to Ho Chi Minh City

$45 - $109

Night bus, bus  •  34 h 36 min

  1. Take the night bus from Vientiane Naga Travel to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Phnom Penh
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

$78 - $83

Night bus, train  •  43 h 53 min

  1. Take the night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
  2. Take the train from Vinh to Ho Chi Minh City Hanoi

$46 - $70

Night bus, train via Da Nang  •  41 h 34 min

  1. Take the night bus from Vientiane to Da Nang
  2. Take the train from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City Hanoi

$48 - $65

Drive  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City 715.1 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City is to bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 31 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which costs $110 - $230 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Vientiane and Ho Chi Minh City is 911 km. The road distance is 1144.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City. However, there are services departing from Si Chiang Mai and arriving at Ho Chi Minh City via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Central Market, Bakor Cinema and Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 38 min.

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What companies run services between Vientiane, Laos and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines, Lao Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Bangkok Mochit, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Phnom Penh, Central Market, Monivong/Mao Tse Tung, Bakor Cinema, Damnum Kor Market, and Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus in around 31 h 38 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Hanoi, Danang
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Pakse
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Vinh to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
25 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$26 - $31
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$30 - $45
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $50
Train from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$18 - $21
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$22 - $30
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Si Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
Khai Nam Transport
Website
en.khainamtransport.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
en.khainamtransport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Phuong Trinh (Cambodia) Tourism
Website
ptbusline.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Phuong Trinh to Bavet border Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ptbusline.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane Naga Travel to Pakse
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Giant Ibis
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane to Da Nang
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Book at
soutchaitravel.com

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