From Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Hanoi by Buses

1 trips
1d +
Vientiane Southern Bus Station
1d bus ride in Semi Sleeper
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station

Vientiane to Hanoi Schedule

Vientiane to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN289614:20 - 15:30LAK 1,037,340
HTX Van Tai 277 Semi Sleeper 17:00 - 17:00LAK 243,870
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN92019:55 - 21:05LAK 1,037,340
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN492020:00 - 21:10LAK 1,221,944

Vientiane to Hanoi destination reviews

32 customer reviews
34% of 32 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277, Jul 6, 2019
The journey is fine and reasonably comfortable. But the level of completely blatant racism is just laughable. Asians are treated like people, westerners are treated like dirt. Every Asian was allowed on the bus to choose a seat prior to departure. We (having been the very first to arrive) were made to wait until the very end and were constantly shouted at for no reason. In the UK, the staff on this trip would have been fired within days.
bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277, May 20, 2019
They didn't stopped at my stop and I had to pay 500bath for a taxi to go to the stop.....
bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277, Jan 11, 2019
Bus left at 18:00 from Vientiane Southern Bus Station. As usual in Laos, it travelled quite slowly due to the numerous potholes and washouts in the road. The Bus made it into Nam Phao/Cau Treo Border post at 02:30, whereupon the driver, lined up in the growing queue of busses and turned off the engine (and therefore the AirCon). I was only just getting used to the various tonal snores of the various people when I dropped off myself. The bus driver and his offsider were helpful, though they didn't speak any English, giving me the nod when to get off the bus and where they would pick me up from. Get off at the Lao side, get stamped, walk about 1km to the Vietnam side, get your passport stamped, hopefully you have an e-visa and meet the bus. You have to then take your luggage off the bus and send it through the luggage scanner, collect it and wait while the border guards give the bus the once over. After they have, put your luggage back on and hi-ho away we go to Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station. Bus was comfortable,in that I fell asleep a number of times. The AirCon is Arctic. They do give you a pillow and blanket, which is helpful, but wear thick socks and rug up. You HAVE to remove your shoes to get on the bus. They lay a strip of mattress on the aisle, so passengers can really stretch out and when you get off the bus, especially to the toilets, the ground is just plain filthy and you don't want to bring that back. They do provide you with slippers for when you get off the bus. However, either bring your own or buy some at Vientiane Southern Bus Station, which is what I did. All in all a good experience, The driver was exceptional as a driver, managing to avoid most of the potholes and just keeping the bus journey really smooth. Caught the Wednesday bus (with no on-board toilet or WiFi), rest stops about every 2 hours. Got into Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station at 18:00.
bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277, Dec 13, 2018
We arrived 3 hours early and the bus staff did not assign us a seat until the last minute and gave us the worst seat at the back of the bus. I have been told this always happens to westerners.

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How to get from Vientiane to Hanoi

Travelling between Vientiane and Hanoi 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 LAK 1,027,803 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LAK 243,757.

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

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

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

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

Travelling between Vientiane and Hanoi can be as cheap as LAK 243,757 if you opt for a HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7) bus and as expensive as LAK 1,027,803 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 Vientiane and Hanoi ?

  • 2 from Vientiane to Hanoi starting from 14:20 Vientiane Airport until 19:55 Vientiane Airport
  • 1 from Vientiane to Hanoi starting from 17:00 Vientiane Southern Bus Station until 17:00 Vientiane Southern Bus Station

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Vientiane to Hanoi, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as LAK 1,027,803.

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 Vientiane and Hanoi

Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


Travelling from Vientiane to Hanoi 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 Vientiane and Hanoi

HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7)

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

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

  • 981 opted for a bus
  • 19 decided to fly