Vientiane to Hanoi

Vientiane to Hanoi

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Transportation from Vientiane to Hanoi

Vientiane to Hanoi destination reviews

TM
Bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7), Dec 2, 2019
Ok trip, as mentioned somewhere before asians got seated first, westerners last. Procedure on the borderline was as described on the website - hectic and little bit confusing. We paid small fee/bribe on both sites (10000 kip pp, we got receipt on Laos side), we had few stops on the way for food, toilet etc. Temperature inside bus was ok. Departure and arrival was roughly one hour later than stated, but this is normal in asia. Overall ok.
GH
Bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7), Oct 24, 2019
We were pretty nervous about getting this bus after reading the very unnecessarily aggressive terms&conditions, but it really is fine BAR getting on at Vientiane. When we arrived, an hour before our ticket time (as instructed) it would seem we were actually 2 hours early. After reading so much about locals snatching tickets and forcing you to pay again, we were pretty concerned when lots of apparent bus pushers started trying to grab ours and put our bags on their busses. Turns out this ticket is not for a specific bus but any of the many that are parked there. After much pushing and grabbing and some arguing between the bus guys (and absolutely NO letting go of our ticket) we had no choice but to assume the bus we eventually got on would take us to Hanoi. Anyway once we got settled it was fine. The bus had no toilet (travelled on a Sunday) but we stopped every few hours. We stopped around 1am and everyone including the drivers went to sleep. Apparently because we were queued at the border ready for when it opened at 7am. Fully prepared for a chaotic border crossing we were actually very relieved to find that our bus guys and other locals were happy to point us clueless tourists in the right direction. In low season we were 2 of only 5 westerners we could see doing the crossing. In conclusion, it’s fair to lower your expectations, but the Laos staff are very nice, as long as your not expecting any special treatment. Prepare for stress at Vientiane.
J
Bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7), Sep 23, 2019
Safely arrived in Hanoi on time. Staff can not speak English which seem to be normal. Overall Okay for me
TP
Bus Semi Sleeper, HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7), 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.
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How to get from Vientiane to Hanoi

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you LAK 360,550 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight+bus+van which will set you back mere LAK 196,602.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 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 55m. Flight+bus does a much slower job and take about 14h 20m 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 196,602 if you opt for a Chit Prasong (ຈິດປະສົງ), Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) flight+bus+van and as expensive as LAK 360,550 if you buy a Lao Skyway, 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 by flight from Vientiane to Hanoi starting from 12:00 Luang Prabang Airport until 12:00 Luang Prabang Airport
  • 2 by flight+Bus from Vientiane to Hanoi starting from 18:00 Luang Prabang Southern Station until 18:00 Luang Prabang Southern Station
  • 2 by flight+Bus+van from Vientiane to Hanoi starting from 18:00 Luang Prabang Southern Station until 18:00 Luang Prabang Southern Station
  • 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?

Bus

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 flight+Bus+van remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% chosen flight+Bus+van