The Wattay International Airport in Vientiane (Laos), VTE code located 3 kilometers outside of Vientiane. ATMs, currency exchange, visa for Laos and the taxi fare from the airport to downtown Wattay Vientian

Wattay International Airport

Vientiane City has an airport, the Wattay International Airport (code VTE), situated 3 kilometres on the outskirts of the city. The Wattay airport has regular flights to major cities in Laos and also to the neighbouring countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, China and Viet Nam.



Information Vientiane airport


The airport of the city of Vientiane is Wattay airport, a small Airport with flights to major cities in Laos and also many Asian countries (China, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam, mainly).
Although Wattay airport terminal is small, has all the facilities that a traveler might need: ATMs, money exchange, restaurants, taxi service, on -arrival visa for Laos, Post office, duty - free and cybercafe.


Vientiane - - Laos Wattay International Airport
Vientiane - - Laos Wattay International Airport


Airlines at Wattay International Airport


Official airline of Laos, Lao Airlines, is the airline with the largest number of flights at Wattay airport, but these are other airlines that also have flights with origin or destination airport (Wattay) VTE.
  • AirAsia
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Lao Airlines
  • Thai Airways
  • Vietnam Airlines

ATMs and exchange offices in the airport Wattay


At the main entrance to the Vientiane Wattay airport terminal there are several ATMs operating 24 hours a day, that accept most international credit cards. These ATMs they dispense Kip (see official currency of Laos). At Wattay airport, there is also a money changer to change Euros (EUR), dollar (USD) or even Thai Baht Thai (THB) to Lao Kip (LAK).

ATM ATMs in Vientiane Airport
ATM ATMs in Vientiane Airport


Taxi from the airport to downtown Wattay Vientiane


Wattay airport is located 3 kilometers from the center of Vientiane, to travel this distance we can take a taxi or a tuk-tuk.

The taxi from the center of Vientiane Wattay airport has a price of 57,000 kip (€5), this price is closed (flat rate) for a car and 67,000 kip (6€) for more capacity taxi-style van. The taxi is paid in advance at the airport counter, counter which is located a few meters from the exit of the Vientiane Wattay airport terminal.

The tuk-tuk to Vientnam Wattay airport is negotiating its price being the most common cost 40,000 kip (approx. € 4) from the airport to Vientiane Centre.

Taxi Wattay Airport in Vientiane - Laos
Taxi Wattay Airport in Vientiane - Laos


Map Wattay International Airport Vientiane


Wattay international airport is located 3 kilometres East of the city of Vientiane (the capital of Laos) to the Bank of the Mekong River.


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