Sleeper buses are popular in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos as they offer you an angled seat comfortable enough to sleep and by travelling through the night, you get to save on accommodation.
As there is a break in the railway between Thailand and Vietnam, the Hanoi – Vientiane Sleeper Bus is the most-straightforward northeastern missing link between the Laos (Thanaleng/Dongphosy), Thailand and Malaysia railway and the rest of the network in Vietnam, China and beyond.
The journey from Hanoi, Vietnam to Vientiane, Laos takes approximately 24 hours.
If you are looking for the shortest northeastern missing link instead, try the Vinh – Vientiane Sleeper Bus.
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Buses depart from Nước Ngầm Bus Station in Hanoi, Vietnam and the Southern Bus Station in Vientiane, Laos.
- Online from 12Go Asia (HTX Vận Tải 27-7 and TheSinhTourist)
- Online from Baolau (HTX Vận Tải 27-7 only)
- In-person at ticket counters at the bus operator’s office
How do I book tickets online?
Recommended Bus Companies
It is no secret that bus companies in this region are reputed for many scams. However, one company has managed to keep their records so clean that other companies are actually using their name to sell tickets as a scam. While this is a RailTravel Station recommendation, I bear no responsibility should anything untoward happen during your trip or if you do fall for one of their competitor’s scams as I am not the bus operator.
RailTravel Station recommends TheSinhTourist sleeper bus, bookable through 12Go Asia. While you cannot book Hanoi – Vientiane sleeper bus tickets through their official website, you can find their timetable and routes here.
Note that TheSinhTourist buses depart from their Hanoi office at 52 Lương Ngọc Quyến in Hoàn Kiếm District as shown in the attached map, and NOT Nước Ngầm Bus Station.