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1. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru 536 posts) 7y

I'm off to Vietnam in February and I might possibly be going to Laos on the way, so I was just wondring how easy it is to find ATMs? I've got a Cirrus cashcard.

2. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru 536 posts) 7y

Does no-one know the situation regarding ATMs in Laos and Northern Vietnam?

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3606 posts) 7y

In Hanoi there are plenty and I think this is the case throughout Northern Vietnam. In Laos the only ATM is in Vientiane (at least this was the case when I was there last year). You can change cash and traveller's cheques in other towns though.

4. Posted by Dr_G66 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

I was in Laos in June and there were quite a few ATM's in Vientiene and there is one in Viang Vang next to the ooh La La bar

5. Posted by prendy98 (Full Member 78 posts) 7y

Dont worry about ATMs in Vietnam an Laos - Vietnam has loads of ATMs in the cities an towns and Laos has ATMs in Laung Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane - both Cirrus an Visa are accepted - I was there cpl months ago so wont be a problem - enjoy the trip mate

6. Posted by Mark3287 (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Yes would agree with prendy98 have visited Vietnam 3 times this year and travelled all over and I never had a problem finding an ATM that worked with my cirrus card. Have a nice trip I am sure you will

7. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru 536 posts) 7y

Cheers, I'm on Cirrus as well so that's really reassuring, especially for Laos.

8. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 7y

heya. in Laos now. i found atms in vientiane, luang prabang, viang vieng and luang namtha. but from my experience. the BCEL ones only take mastercard, maestro and cirrus (and i think JCB), so i wasnt able to get cash form my visa card. u cant ry getting cash advances on your card in the major cities though - ie vientiane, luang prabang and maybe pakse.

9. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 267 posts) 7y

Everywhere in Vietnam!

10. Posted by Peter (Admin 5532 posts) 7y

Interesting info. Have added to the Laos and Vietnam guides for future reference.