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How do i get to Laos from Hanoi?

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1. Posted by kazzabug (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

Hi,
Can I please have your suggestions on cheapest and quickest way to get to laos (luang Prabang or vientiene is ok) from hanoi? and if you know costs for modes of transport that would be great too :)
Thanks is advance

kaz

2. Posted by MOTOTOURS (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi
Cheapest: by bus from Hanoi to Vientiane around 20 - 30 USD I dont know exactly but it is around
Fastest: flight to Luang Prabang 129 USD one way ticket by Laos Airline. Vietnam Airline is much more expensive but they use the same plane.

You can also take a bus to Thanh Hoa and then from Thanh Hoa there is one bus going to Sam Nua cross border at Na Meo (Nam Soi) I don't know the price but I often meet them on road. From Sam Nua you can take tuk tuk to go to Nong Khiew or plan of Jar.

Good trip

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 9y

I have heard the bus between Hanoi and LP/Vientiane is a nightmare. It takes ages - around 18 hours I think - and is prone to breaking down. We looked into this and decided to fly; we got a one - way ticket the other way (from Vientiane to Hanoi) with Vietnam airlines for $110.