There are numerous routes to get to Laos from Vietnam, but most of travellers and tourism agencies choose to use the three common roads below:
Highway No.279 from Dien Bien Phu City, crossing Tay Trang International Checkpoint.
Highway No.8 from Vinh City of Nghe An, crossing Cau Treo International Checkpoint.
Highway No.9A from Dong Ha, crossing Lao Bao International Checkpoint.
Further Travellers can choose to hire or use their own vehicle to take a border crossing trip from Vietnam to Laos; however, getting on a bus seems to be more favored because of its convenience in procedure. There are many reputable tourism agencies are currently providing daily border crossing trips such as Trekking Company, Camel or No.14 Bus Company.
These buses depart Hanoi at 6.30-7.30pm, travel through night and arrive in Laos in the next day’s afternoon. Both seat and berth buses are available to serve travelers with ticket fare from VND 250,000 (USD 12) to VND 500,000(USD 22), but also varied by seasons and bus providers.
In Hanoi, tourists can purchase bus tickets to Laos at one of these addresses: 3A Nguyen Gia Thieu, 35B Nguyen Huy Tuong and Nuoc Ngam Bus Station (Giai Phong Street).