How to Get to Laos from Vietnam

Vietnam and Laos share a long border, making it possible to travel these two countries together. Besides, as a landlocked country, Laos is the perfect destination after you visiting the beautiful beaches in Vietnam. It attracts more and more tourists to get there with its stunning and diverse landscape, as well as friendly local people. Here is the information about how to get to Laos from Vietnam, hoping it can help you to have a great trip in Laos. 

By Flight

By far, taking the flight is the best and the fastest way to travel from Vietnam to Laos. Right now, Laos has four international airports: Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Luang Prabang International Airport, Savannakhet International Airport and Pakse International Airport.

Laos Airline

From Hanoi to Laos

There are two direct flights from Hanoi to Vientiane everyday, which will take only one hour. And there are many other flights that will transfer at Bangkok Airport and Luang Prabang Airport. From Hanoi to Luang Prabang, there are two non-stop flights everyday and will take one hour to get to Laos. Other flights will transit at Vientiane and Bangkok. Be attention, tourists may be required to have the Thailand Visa if they are going to take the flights that will transit at Bangkok.

From Ho Chi Minh City to Laos

As for flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vientiane, they will all make a stop at Phnom Penh Airport, taking three hours. There will be two direct flights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or there will be one direct flight. And other flights will transit at Hanoi Airport, Bangkok Airport and Phnom Penh Airport. There are no direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Luang Prabang. Tourists need to transit at Hanoi Airport, Bangkok Airport or Siem Reap Airport.

By Land

There are six border points between Vietnam and Laos, making it possible to travel from Vietnam to Laos. In the major cities in Vietnam, such as Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Hue, tourists can take the bus to get to Laos. Bus from Hanoi to Vientiane is a 24 hour ride.

Travel by land
Travel by land

The road condition is poor and most of it is in mountainous areas, but the scenery along the way is amazing. Although visa on arrival is possible on most border points, it is recommended that you get to in advance or check before you come on the official websites and the immigration.  

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