Vientiane International

Wattay International Airport (VTE)


The airport is two miles (3km) from Vientiane.

Getting to the city

Public buses, minibuses, and tuk-tuks are available outside both terminals. Many local hotels offer free shuttle transfers for guests by prior arrangement.


GMT +7.


Tel: +856 (0)21 512 006.

Car rental

Asia Vehicle Rental and Sixt are represented at the airport. However, visitors are advised not to hire a car. Book a car with a driver through your hotel or travel agent instead.

Airport Taxis

Taxi counters are located near the exit of each terminal; passengers must buy a taxi coupon before leaving the airport. Taxis to central Vientiane cost around LAK 54,000.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are within easy walking distance of each other.


Facilities at the airport include banks, bars, restaurants, duty-free shopping, a post office and a couple of shops.


Parking is available at the airport.

Departure Tax

Departure tax is now included in the price of the air ticket and no longer paid in cash on departure.


Wifi services are available.

Vientiane International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.