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 3,966,329 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere VND 495,000.
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 15m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 1d to reach Vientiane.
Travelling between Hanoi and Vientiane can be as cheap as VND 495,000 if you opt for a HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7) bus and as expensive as VND 3,966,329 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.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hanoi to Vientiane.
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 3,966,329.
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.
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.
HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7)
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