From Ireland, you can get the flight to Cambodia from Dublin airport.
There are 3 main international airports in Laos. The first one is in Luang Prabang, which of course will serve as the entrance to Luang Prabang and northern Laos. The second one is in the capital Vientiane for the one who wish to explore the capital, the surrounding and the central Laos. The last one is in Pakse, the biggest town of southern Laos. This is the gateway to explore Bolaven Plateau, Wat Phou, and 4000 Islands.
Q. When is the best time to book flights to Laos?
Aim to have your flight tickets secured at least four months in advance to give yourself a chance of finding the cheapest flights to Laos. If you can then book them even further ahead, especially if your dates coincide with a major event or the peak season.
Once you’ve narrowed down your destination by choosing a city, usually either Vientiane or Luang Prabang, you’ll be able to figure out what dates offer the cheapest flights to Laos and go from there.
Flexibility is the key to securing discounted flight tickets so if you’re not governed by a particular set of weeks or to a specific location then you’ll give yourself the best chances of finding the cheapest flights to Laos.
Don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on as each has their benefits and offer equally impressive view through your flight.
Q. How long is the flight to Laos?
Dublin to Vientiane
The nearest airport to Dublin, is Dublin Airport (DUB) and the nearest airport to Vientiane, is Wattay Airport (VTE)
Distance from Dublin to Vientiane is approximately 9600 kilometers.
Flight time from Dublin to Vientiane is 14 hours 22 minutes
There are no non-stop flights from Dublin to Vientiane. Therefore, you'll have to take connecting flights. In such cases, flight time depend on the stopover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.
Q. Where should I fly to if I want to visit Plain of Jars?
The famous plain of jars locates in the province of Xieng Khuang, Northeastern Laos. There is no international flight here. Hence, the best way for you to get to Xieng Khuang is to fly into Vientiane first, then take a connecting flight to Xieng Khuang. The flight here is also very limited, so you can expect to spend 1 or 2 nights in Vientiane before getting the flight to Xieng Khuang
Q. Where should I fly to if I want to visit the ruin Wat Phou?
Wat Phou locates in the province of Champasak, 40km away from Pakse International Airport in Southern Laos. Hence you can find the flight to Pakse and take a short transfer to Champasak to visit the ruin of Wat Phou. In case you find it difficult to find the flight to Pakse, you can take the flight to Ubon Ratchathani the bordering province in Thailand, which has fruitful connection flights from Bangkok, and take the 3 hours transfer to Champasak.
Q. Last but not least, how much does it cost to fly to Laos?
Compared to Thailand and Vietnam, the price ticket to Laos is a little bit higher ranging from $550 to $1,100 depending on your flight route and date. It is because you need to add up the cost for the onward flight from those countries.
We recommend using some online ticket booking platform (Kayak, Cheapflights, or SkyScanner) to look for the cheapest flight possible according to your travel plan. They do have alert system when there is the price change on your travel date.
Here is how to get the cheapest flight possible to Laos