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Best way from Hong Kong to Vietnam or Laos.

Travel Forums Asia Best way from Hong Kong to Vietnam or Laos.

1. Posted by Freesurfer (Budding Member 26 posts) 8y

Hi,

Spending 8 weeks in SE Asia in the summer, flying into Hong Kong, then need to get to Vietnam or Laos. Is there any cheap airlines that fly to anywhere in these countries or can you go over land through China via a bus or train?

Thanks

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 8y

From Macau, Viva Macau Airlines flies to Saigon direct, and Air Asia flies indirectly via Bangkok or KL. No LCC's at present from Hong Kong proper.

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

Yes, you can go overland via China (visa required) to both Vietnam and Lao.

Vietnam:
- Train or Bus from Nanning to Hanoi (Via Dong Dang)
- Bus from Kunming to Lao Cai (for Sa Pa) and onwards to Hanoi by train.

Lao:
- Bus Kunming direct to Vientienne (or major points on route, such as Luang Prabang)
- Bus Kunming via Jinghong (optional) to Mengla, then onwards to the border at Boten

From HK/Macau, you can either go direct to Nanning or Kunming, or stop off (Yangshuo and Guilin are popular, and there are direct sleeper buses there from Zhuhai (chinese side of border to Macau), Guangzhou and sometimes HK. And lots of other places in Southern China (such as Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge etc) that could happily divert you on the way, if you so wished.