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There are 8 ways to get from Vientiane to Vietnam by plane, train, car or bus

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Fly Vientiane to Noi Bai International

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express

Fly Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat

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

Fly Vientiane to Danang

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

Train to Luang Prabang, fly to Noi Bai International

  1. Take the train from Vientiane station to Luang Prabang station
  2. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Noi Bai International (HAN)

Fly Vientiane to Sam Neua, drive

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

Bus, minivan

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Pakse
  2. Take the minivan from Pakse AVT to Phnom Penh AVT
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express

Drive

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Vietnam is to bus which costs $54 - $57 and takes 26h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Vietnam is to fly which costs $120 - $350 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vientiane to Vietnam. However, there are services departing from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office and arriving at Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express via Pakse AVT and Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 40m.

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The distance between Vientiane and Vietnam is 812 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 26h 43m and costs $54 - $57.

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

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Vientiane to Vietnam bus services, operated by King of Bus, depart from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office station.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Vietnam is to fly which takes 4h 29m and costs $120 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $54 - $57 and takes 26h 43m.

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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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Vientiane to Vietnam bus services, operated by Virak Buntham, arrive at Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express station.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 812 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Vientiane, Laos and Vietnam?

Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines fly from Vientiane to Hanoi 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Southern Bus Station Vientiane, Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Mekong express, Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express, and Cho Thai Binh in around 26h 43m.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Vientiane to Danang via Phnom Penh, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Luang Prabang to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat via Pakse
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Flights from Luang Prabang to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Tan Son Nhat via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Danang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Vietravel Airlines
Website
vietravelairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Danang via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Vientiane to Sam Neua
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Train operators
Laos - China Railway
Website
facebook.com
Train from Vientiane station to Luang Prabang station
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
booking.baolau.com
Bus operators
Chanthachone Transportation
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Mekong Express
Phone
85512787839
Email
info@catmekongexpress.com
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
King of Bus
Phone
‎(+84) 931 45 40 25
Email
contact@baolau.vn
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Pakse
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
baolau.com
AVT Asia Van Transfer
Phone
+855 63 963 853
Website
asiavantransfer.com
Bus from Pakse AVT to Phnom Penh AVT
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
vireakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Book at
12go.asia

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More Questions & Answers

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

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