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There are 7 ways to get from Vientiane to Vietnam by plane, car or bus

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Fly to Noi Bai International  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Noi Bai International (HAN) VTE - HAN

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Bus  •  24h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Mien Dong Bus Station

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Fly to Tan Son Nhat  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) VTE - SGN

Fly to Danang  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Danang (DAD) VTE - DAD

Fly to Sam Neua, drive  •  7h 49m

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Sam Neua (NEU) VTE - NEU
  2. Drive from Sam Neua to Hanoi

Bus via Phnom Penh  •  32h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

Drive  •  17h 13m

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City 1113.5 km

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The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Vietnam is to bus which costs $71 - $74 and takes 24h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Vientiane to Vietnam is to fly which takes 3h 35m and costs $140 - $330.

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The distance between Vientiane and Vietnam is 614 km. The road distance is 1113.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Vietnam without a car is to bus which takes 24h 47m and costs $71 - $74.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Vientiane to Vietnam, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Vietnam is to fly which takes 4h 29m and costs $95 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $71 - $74 and takes 24h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Vientiane Airport to Noi Bai International Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vientiane to Vietnam is 1113 km. It takes approximately 17h 13m to drive from Vientiane to Vietnam.

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Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Vientiane Airport to Noi Bai International Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Vietnam. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 614 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Vientiane, Laos and Vietnam?

Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines fly from Vientiane to Hanoi twice daily. Alternatively, Viet Lao Bus operates a bus from Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Mien Dong Bus Station twice a week. Tickets cost $58 and the journey takes 24h.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Flights from Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat via Pakse
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Vientiane to Danang
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Vientiane to Sam Neua
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Vientiane to Sam Neua
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $290
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Bus operators
Viet Lao Bus
Phone
+84 91 442 57 88
Email
vietlaobus@gmail.com
Website
vietlaobus.com
Bus from Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Mien Dong Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
vietlaobus.com
Chanthachone Transportation
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Book at
bookaway.com
Virak Buntham
Phone
081 911 911
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
vireakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/virak-buntham-express
Website
https://vireakbuntham.com/

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Vientiane Airport is to bus which takes 16 min and costs $1.

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