The Wattay airport is one of the few international airports of Laos and it offers flights to many of the major cities in the Southeast Asia.
International flights to Vientiane can be expensive and it can be a good option to fly to nearby Udon Thani in Thailand and take a bus to the border.
Which airlines fly to Wattay International Airport?
- Lao Airlines
- Vietnam Airlines
- Bangkok Airways
- Thai Smile
- Thai Airways
- Tiger Airways
- China Eastern Airlines
- Jin Air
- Jeju Air
There are more airlines flying to Wattay International Airport. See here for a complete list of airlines flying to Wattay International Airport or look for flights to Vientiane.
How many runways and passenger terminals does Wattay International Airport have?
The airport has two terminals, a smaller domestic one used by Laos Airlines, Lao Air and Lao Central Airlines, and a larger, recently upgraded, international terminal. The airport has all basic facilities like ATM's, shops, restaurants and currency exchange.
Where is Wattay International Airport located?
The Wattay International Airport of Vientiane is located just 4 km west of the city center.
How to get from the airport to Vientiane city centre by public transport?
You can take one of the tuk-tuks which, after negotioation should cost about 30.000 kip ($ 3.50). If you are on a budget there is the option to walk to the main road (500 meters) and take a local bus for less than $ 1.
How much does a taxi cost from the airport to Vientiane city centre?
Taxis to your destination in Vientiane can be booked at the taxi booth inside the arrival hall for just US$ 7.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
What are popular destinations from Wattay International Airport?
Most flights from Wattay International Airport are to Bangkok and to Hanoi but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Lao Airlines. Every day there are flights to 11 destinations from Wattay International Airport. Here are the most popular destinations:
- 1. Bangkok: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
- 2. Hanoi: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
- 3. Seoul: Incheon International Airport (ICN)
- 4. Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ)
- 5. Kunming: Wujiaba International Airport (KMG)
- 6. Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH)