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

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Fly  •  5 h 41 min

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

$112 - $222

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Night bus, train  •  43 h 17 min

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

$46 - $70

5 alternative options

Bus  •  31 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Bus Station Vientiane to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Siem Reap
  3. Take the bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express

$51

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

$83

Bus, train  •  38 h 49 min

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

$64 - $90

Night bus, train via Da Nang  •  40 h 50 min

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

$47 - $65

Drive  •  17 h 20 min

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

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Vientiane station to Ho Chi Minh City. However, there are services departing from Central Bus Station Vientiane and arriving at Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express via Pakse and Siem Reap Mekong Express. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 37 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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The best way to get from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.

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Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City bus services, operated by Vientiane Capital Bus Enterprise, arrive at Central Bus Station Vientiane.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Vientiane Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City bus services, operated by Mekong Express, arrive at Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City is 1144 km. It takes approximately 17 h 20 min to drive from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile, Thai Airways International and six other airlines offer flights from Vientiane Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • Distance: 569.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

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

Vietnam Airlines, Lao Airlines and nine 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 Pakse, Siem Reap, and Siem Reap Mekong Express in around 31 h 37 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Pakse
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Savannakhet, Pakse
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Guangzhou Baiyun
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
6 h 50 min
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
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Vinh to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
25 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$17 - $21
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$22 - $29
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Vientiane Capital Bus Enterprise
Website
vientianebus.org.la
Bus from Central Bus Station Vientiane to Pakse
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
vientianebus.org.la
King of Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Pakse
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
baolau.com
PPSDN
Website
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Pakse to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ppsoryatransport.com
Book at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Pakse to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Book at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane Naga Travel to Pakse
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Giant Ibis
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
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
$20
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane to Da Nang
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Book at
soutchaitravel.com

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

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