Cheap flights to Vientiane

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Flights to Vientiane in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$787Average for return flights in October 2021
Return from$1,301From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Vientiane Wattay

Can I fly to Vientiane Wattay from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Vientiane Wattay

Most visitors from Australia will not be allowed to enter Vientiane Wattay.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Vientiane Wattay.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Vientiane Wattay.

Laotian eVISA - May be required.

Can I fly back to Australia from Vientiane Wattay?

Returning to Australia from Vientiane Wattay

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Vientiane Wattay must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Vientiane Wattay are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

Cheapest prices for Vientiane flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Vientiane found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

























Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Vientiane Wattay is July. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Vientiane?

Average Vientiane flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month



$650 - $1,593



22 - 29 °C



10 - 120 mm

Flying to Vientiane in March is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Vientiane then April is statistically the hottest. July is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Vientiane?

The price you pay for your flight to Vientiane may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 39 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Vientiane?

The cheapest day to fly to Vientiane is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Monday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Vientiane?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Vientiane trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

Vientiane is located on the north bank of the Mekong River on the border of Laos and Thailand. It is a small city and much more laid back and less hectic than many other cities in South East Asia. This fact lends itself to the off the beaten track feel that Laos has. Nicknamed the ‘City of Charm’, Vientiane prides itself on being friendly and welcoming. The Lao National Museum is a great place to start your visit. Featuring French Colonial architecture, the building became a museum in 2000, after a long history of use by the government and monarchy. There are many temples and stupas to visit, with fascinating histories and architecture. Pha That Luang dates back to the 16th century and Wat Si Saket has a museum and hundreds of Buddha images placed in the wall. There are plenty of shopping opportunities at shopping centres and handicraft stalls selling silk and other traditional textiles. For a self reflective moment or two, try the Lao Dhamma Center for some meditation or relax at Adina or Champa Spa. Watch or try out the local martial art Muay Lao at Kuanjai Sikhot Boxing Gym. A wide range of food is available throughout the city from local Lao dishes to many global cuisines, including Tex Mex, French, Italian and Chinese.

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When is the best time to fly to Vientiane Wattay?

The best time to visit Vientiane, for the sunniest weather, is the dry season during October to April, with the high season being November to February. May to September is the rainy season, but there are still some sunny days and it is usually the cheapest time to travel. High and low temperatures are between 20 and 30 degrees most of the year, but can get higher in March and April. There are festivals and events throughout the year. Boun Ok Phansa and the Boat Racing Festival take place in September and October, marking the end of the rainy season and the Buddhist monks’ fast. Candlelight processions are followed by the release of floating decorations on the Mekong River, there are also celebratory boat races. Lao New Year is in April and Hmong New Year is in November.

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Getting around Vientiane Wattay

When travelling around Vientiane, you will need to bargain with the driver of taxis, tuk-tuks or jumbos. Don’t be surprised if other passengers jump on board on the way, tuk-tuks and jumbos are considered public transport. Buses run around the city and to the outskirts. You can also hire cars or bicycles, if you prefer to be independent. There are guided bicycle tours around the city, a wonderful way to see the sights at a slower pace.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Vientiane?

Travellers will need to book flights to Wattay (VTE) if they wish to fly to Vientiane. The Vientiane airport is 4.6 km from the city centre.

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