From Noibai Airport to Vientiane by Flights

Flight #FD643 by Thai AirAsia
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
4h 45m flight #FD643 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
VTE Vientiane Airport
Flight #VN4921 by Vietnam Airlines
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 10m flight #VN4921 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
VTE Vientiane Airport
Flight #VN2897 by Vietnam Airlines
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
1h 10m flight #VN2897 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
VTE Vientiane Airport

From Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station to Vientiane by Buses

From Hanoi Sinh to Vientiane by Buses

Hanoi to Vientiane Schedule

Hanoi to Vientiane Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD64309:15 - 14:00VND 2,994k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN492109:55 - 11:05VND 3,532k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN92110:15 - 11:25VND 3,705k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN289716:40 - 17:50VND 5,266k
HTX Van Tai 277 Semi Sleeper 17:00 - 17:00VND 550k
The SinhTourist VIP Sleeper 41 17:00 - 15:00VND 674k

Hanoi to Vientiane destination reviews

29 customer reviews
3% of 29 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277, Apr 23, 2019
Well, you get what you pay for. It did say on the ticket don't expect much. But I thought it was fine. Staff don't speak English, but as long as you are nice and polite they are also nice and polite so no big deal. No toilet but they make plenty of stops, and I got the feeling that if you asked to stop to use a toilet that would be no problem. Towards the end of the journey, the air con started leaking hahaha was a bit crazy but all part of the fun. Yeah the border is a little hectic but everyone finds their way. It's not up to the bus driver to hold your hand. All in all I thought it was fine and would probably do it again.
bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277, Apr 17, 2019
To be honest even just sitting on a bus for 24h is not a 5 star experience in general. But a toilet and wifi would habe definitely make the time on the bus better. It is true - bus full of stuff like packages, ready-to-sell-tshirts and ohter things. You got your seat and that’s it - no wandering around as there is people (even staff) laying in the narrow walkway. We got brought to the passport-check-out in Vietnam at the border (btw. 1 USD) and then to the Laos border where it was a little chaotic. But well the bus waited for everyone (at least it seemed like it) and we made the it to Vientiane. Earplugs are a must.
bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277, Dec 9, 2018
This really gives me PTSD. Would highly recommend against anyone doing this trip. Its not for the faint of heart. 24 hours on a bus is no joke. The place is quite dirty, pillows feel a bit damp so you really aren’t sure what was on it before you. Also the toilet onboard is really smelly and damp too. You can’t wear shoes onboard so I’m not sure how you’re supposed to use the toilet without dirtying your feet with urine and fecal matter. Also the drivers and assistants weren’t friendly to foreigners at all and were actually quite hostile. If you are traveling alone, I would definitely recommend you reconsider because they will bully you. Just don’t do this.
bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277, Nov 30, 2018
The driver was VERY unfriendly to all the foreigners but the seats were comfortable and it wasn't as bad as I had expected! And it only took us 18 hours!
bus VIP Sleeper 41, HTX Van Tai 277, Aug 18, 2018
Our trip wasn't as bad as other reviews I have read. The bus was loaded with random packages, and was cramped, but it didn't bother me and my girlfriend too much. The guys on the bus were nice enough, and tried to be helpful at the border (pointing in a general direction, but he did actually take us to the first passport gate). The only thing that would help is if they spoke even very basic English. But then again I suppose we could learn very basic Vietnamese. Yes, it was long, but we tried to sleep most of the way and succeeded. Ear plugs are a MUST. I asked for the toilet and had to wait another 90 minutes for what was a planned stop anyway. No wifi, toilet, so be prepared to be dehydrated for risk of going to the toilet on yourself.

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How to get from Hanoi to Vientiane

Travelling between Hanoi and Vientiane is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 4,216,582 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere VND 550,009.

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Vientiane?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 24 hours to travel between Hanoi and Vientiane depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Hanoi and Vientiane. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 1d to reach Vientiane.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Vientiane?

Travelling between Hanoi and Vientiane can be as cheap as VND 550,009 if you opt for a HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7) bus and as expensive as VND 4,216,582 if you buy a Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Hanoi and Vientiane ?

  • 3 from Hanoi to Vientiane starting from 09:15 Noibai Airport until 16:40 Noibai Airport
  • 1 from Hanoi to Vientiane starting from 17:00 Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station until 17:00 Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hanoi to Vientiane.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Hanoi to Vientiane, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as VND 2,979,702.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Hanoi and Vientiane

Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


Travelling from Hanoi to Vientiane overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Hanoi and Vientiane

HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7)

What is the most popular transport to get from Hanoi to Vientiane?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 996 opted for a bus
  • 4 decided to fly