Frequently Asked Questions

General

Baolau is a multi-transport travel search engine for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

Our mission is to interconnect cities by calculating and comparing travel routes and facilitate ticket booking for any mean of transportation: flights, trains, buses and ferries.

The service is designed to provide information about transport routes by air, railway, road and waterways.

With Baolau, you can...

Compare flights from different airlines, both domestic and international routes.

Check train schedules and fares.

Find bus routes from major bus operators.

Reach islands and coastal destinations by waterways.

Obtain information to transit between airports, train stations, bus terminals and ports by taxi.

Baolau is a free information service and you don't need to register to use it, however we may collect a service fee when we process your reservation.

Whether you access from your computer or your mobile phone you can search transport information and book your tickets anytime, anywhere. If you decide to make a booking with us, we simply collect your personal details so the Transport Provider can issue the ticket.

For more information about how Baolau protects the privacy of personal information please read our Privacy Policy.

All the information of flights, trains, buses and ferries is obtained directly from the Transport Providers. The data is constantly refreshed to offer you schedules and fares updated on real time.

We put our best effort in ensuring that all the information published is precise, but ultimately we cannot provide any warranty for its accuracy. Please note that search results may differ from the actual timetables and prices at the time of booking, and that we are not responsible for the performance of the transport providers, which may be susceptible to overbooking, delays or cancellation of service.

For more information about the General Conditions of the Online Service please read our Terms of Use.

Online booking

We assist in ticket booking for flights, trains, buses and ferries. After searching your itinerary and selecting the most suitable transport option you can proceed directly with ticket booking.

Flights

We integrate ticket booking for domestic and international flights.

At the end of the booking process you will receive the official tickets, which you can use to check-in at the airport. We support Online Payment and accept international credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB.

You will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the check-in counter of the airport before boarding the plane.

1
Submit your booking

2
Complete payment

3
Receive e-ticket

4
Check-in at the airport

5
Board the plane

For international routes passengers will be required to comply with immigration procedures and present their passports meeting visa requirements, otherwise boarding may be denied with no right to refund or delay the travel schedule.

Trains

We integrate ticket booking for trains operated by Vietnam Railways, Royal Railway, State Railway of Thailand and private railway companies Victoria Express, Fanxipan Express, King Express, Orient Express, Sapaly Express, Chapa Express, Livitrans Express, Violette Train and Saigon Golden Train.

At the end of the booking process you will receive the official tickets, which you can use to board the train. We support Online Payment and accept international credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB.

For bookings with Vietnam Railways, State Railway of Thailand and private railway companies Livitrans Express and Violette Train, you will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print and present when boarding the train.

1
Submit your booking

2
Complete payment

3
Receive e-ticket

4
Print boarding pass

5
Board the train

For bookings with Royal Railway and private railway companies Victoria Express, Fanxipan Express, King Express, Orient Express, Sapaly Express, Chapa Express and Saigon Golden Train, you will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive a voucher by email to collect the physical ticket at the station before boarding the train.

1
Submit your booking

2
Complete payment

3
Receive voucher

4
Collect ticket at the station

5
Board the train

For bookings with the international railway service Hanoi-Nanning-Beijing, you will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive a voucher by email to collect the physical ticket at the station before boarding the train.

1
Submit your booking

2
Complete payment

3
Receive voucher

4
Collect ticket at the station

5
Board the train

Passengers will be required to comply with immigration procedures and present their passports with valid visas for Vietnam and China, otherwise boarding may be denied with no right to refund or delay the travel schedule.

- Passport

- Valid visa for Vietnam (except Vietnamese residents)

- Valid visa for China (except Chinese residents)

Passengers will board the train at Gia Lam station in Hanoi at 21:20 PM and arrive to Dong Dang at 01:55 AM, where they must get off and complete immigration exit procedures at Vietnam border. At 02:50 AM the train departs from Dong Dang in Vietnam and arrives at 04:31 AM to Pingxiang in China. At this point, the watch has to be adjusted as there is +1 hour difference with Vietnam. Once in Pingxiang, passengers must get off the train again and complete immigration entry procedures at Chinese border. After entering China passengers will board the train, which departs from Pingxiang at 06:20 AM and continues the journey to Nanning-Beijing.

Buses

We integrate ticket booking for domestic and international bus routes.

At the end of the booking process you will receive the official tickets, which you can use to board the bus. We support Online Payment and accept international credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB.

You will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus.

1
Submit your booking

2
Complete payment

3
Receive e-ticket

4
Print ticket

5
Board the bus

For international routes passengers will be required to comply with immigration procedures and present their passports meeting visa requirements, otherwise boarding may be denied with no right to refund or delay the travel schedule.

Ferries

We integrate ticket booking for domestic and international ferry routes.

At the end of the booking process you will receive the official tickets, which you can use to board the ferry. We support Online Payment and accept international credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB.

You will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print and present at the port before boarding the ferry.

1
Submit your booking

2
Complete payment

3
Receive e-ticket

4
Print ticket

5
Board the ferry

For international routes passengers will be required to comply with immigration procedures and present their passports meeting visa requirements, otherwise boarding may be denied with no right to refund or delay the travel schedule.

After you submit your order we will be able to process your booking in 24 - 48 hours or, in case of urgent bookings, at least 2 hours before departure time.

If you have not received any communication from us in 24 hours after submitting your order or 2 hours before departure, please inspect the SPAM or Junk Mail folder of your mailbox or check the status of your booking by accessing to Manage your booking. If you have any question, you candirectly using the contact form.

We use OnePAY to process payments with international credit cards. This payment gateway implements security authentication controls Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode. For more information, please follow this link.


What is Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode?

Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode is a Visa / MasterCard program designed to provide online merchants the added security of having Issuing banks authenticate their individual cardholders and qualify their online transactions for fraud protection or chargeback.

If you have enrolled 3D-Secure Program for your card with your Issuing Bank, namely Verified by Visa for Visa or MasterCard SecureCode for MasterCard, you need to enter an online payment password to authorize the payment.

If our website displays the error "Cannot authenticated by 3D-Secure Program. Please contact Issuer Bank." it means that you failed the security authentication. You should confirm with your bank that your credit card has Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode activated and ensure that you have configured the password. Some banks implement fixed password set by the customer and some others send a random code via sms to the customer’s phone number for verification before processing the transaction.

Also, you should confirm that your credit card accepts payments in Vietnam Dong, VND, currency. The transaction may not be successful if the Issuer Bank has not updated the system of Verified by Visa for Visa or MasterCard SecureCode for MasterCard with the format of Vietnam currency.


Complete payment of pending transactions

Once you have enabled security authentication you can use the Booking Reference to Manage your booking and complete the booking process.

When retrieving your booking you will find it in status INCOMPLETE and instructions to complete the payment. We ask you to please try again. If the error persists, we would also ask you to confirm with your bank that your credit card does not restrict payments in foreign countries, including Vietnam. If so, you may need to authorize this option. Finally, you can try using a credit card from a different bank.

If you attempted with different cards and you are unable to complete the payment transaction please Include the error description returned by the payment gateway and your Booking Reference.

Train ticket booking

For trains, ticket booking is available 60-90 days in advance, however fares will open first for the long journeys of the railway line and fares for short journeys begin locked and will open later, usually few weeks or few days before departure, depending on the occupancy rate and with no exact schedule.


FARE NOT YET OPEN

During the time that the sale period is not yet open or it is open but a particular fare is still locked, we will display the fare as "Not yet open".

In this case, we suggest that you check our site regularly and wait for the fare to open or else choose a different fare or a different route, if available. Should you wish to be notified by email when the fare is available for booking, you can subscribe to our automatic Fare Alert service.

If you have a tight schedule and need to travel on a specific train you may consider booking the end-to-end or half-way journey, which usually has all the fares available, in order to secure your tickets as soon as possible. Once you collect the tickets, you can board or get off the train in any station of the railway line. When booking with us, this option does not incur a higher cost of the service fee.


FARE SOLD OUT

During the time that the sale period is open, if all the tickets for a particular fare have been sold already we will display it as "Sold out".

In this case, we suggest that you choose a different fare or a different route, if available.

SEAT or BERTH?

Depending on the distance you may want to travel by Seat or Berth.

Our system allows seat selection when you book for 1 to 4 passengers. First, you can choose the fare: Hard seat, Soft seat, Hard berth or Soft berth. Next, you can select your seats or beds when you enter the passenger information.

In cases where seat selection is not available, we will carefully select the best places for you and your travel company.

Soft seat A/C
6 person sleeper cabin,
Hard berth A/C
4 person sleeper cabin,
Soft berth A/C

UPPER OR LOWER BERTH?

In case that seat selection is not available, when you book for 1 or 2 passengers if you have any preference regarding Upper or Lower Berth please indicate in the booking form. For 3 or more passengers there is no need to indicate preference, as we will distribute the passengers in Upper and Lower Berths in order to accommodate the whole group in the same compartment.


TRAVELLING IN GROUP

When booking for many passengers, we will try to accommodate the entire group in adjacent seats or berth compartments, according to the fare selected. If we cannot satisfy this condition, we will contact you before processing the booking.

Children can book train tickets in accordance with the following policy.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN

For trains operated by Vietnam Railways,
− passengers under 6 years old do not need to buy ticket if they seat with their parents, or else benefit from 25% discount in all fares when they book a separate ticket. If you do not wish to take this passenger into account when making the booking, please select a smaller number of passengers.
− passengers from 6 to 9 years old need to buy ticket but benefit from 25% discount in all fares.
− passengers with 10 years old or over are not eligible for children discount, need to book as adults.

For trains operated by State Railway of Thailand,
− passengers under 3 years old do not need to buy ticket if they seat with their parents, or else benefit from 10-20% discount when they book a separate ticket. If you do not wish to take this passenger into account when making the booking, please select a smaller number of passengers.
− passengers from 3 to 11 years old need to buy ticket but benefit from 10-20% discount, depending on the train, the class and the fare selected.
− passengers with 12 years old or over are not eligible for children discount, need to book as adults.

For trains operated by Victoria Express, Fanxipan Express, King Express, Orient Express, Sapaly Express, Chapa Express, Livitrans Express, Violette Train or Saigon Golden Train,
− passengers under 3 years old do not need to buy ticket if they seat with their parents. If you do not wish to take this passenger into account when making the booking, please select a smaller number of passengers.

Changes and Cancellations

(1) In case you booked directly through the website of the Passenger Carrier or the Booking Partner, any request for change must be done to these parties, not to Baolau as we did not process your booking and we do not hold any details of it.

Baolau and its representatives have no responsibility for any costs or expenses you may incur as a result of any change of the booking on the terms that you agree during the merchant transaction with the Passenger Carrier or the Booking Partner.

(2) In case you booked through our website, you may request a change of your booking according to the following terms:

Flights

The following change terms and conditions apply to our flight fares:


Vietnam Airlines Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Super Deal Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
Special Deal Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Not permitted Permitted with fees
Economy class Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Not permitted Permitted with fees
Business class Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Not permitted Permitted with fees

If you wish to change your booking with Vietnam Airlines, please Contact Us. This option is available until 24 hours before departure, after that time please contact directly with Vietnam Airlines. Change fees will apply.

Small typing mistakes in the name of the passengers or the passport number will require a modification of the booking, subject to additional fees.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Vietnam Airlines


Jetstar Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Fare Starter Permitted with fees Not permitted Permitted with fees Permitted with fees
Fare Plus Permitted Not permitted Permitted Permitted with fees
Fare Max Permitted Permitted Permitted Permitted with fees

If you wish to change your booking with Jetstar, please Contact Us. This option is available until 24 hours before departure, after that time please contact directly with Jetstar. Change fees will apply.

Small typing mistakes in the name of the passengers or the passport number will require a modification of the booking, subject to additional fees.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Jetstar


VietJet Air Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Fare Promo Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Not permitted Permitted with fees
Fare Eco Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Permitted with fees
Fare Skyboss Permitted Permitted Permitted with fees Permitted with fees

If you wish to change your booking with VietJet Air, please Contact Us. This option is available until 24 hours before departure, after that time please contact directly with VietJet Air. Change fees will apply.

Small typing mistakes in the name of the passengers or the passport number will require a modification of the booking, subject to additional fees.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of VietJet Air


AirAsia Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Fare Low Fare Permitted with fees Not permitted Not permitted Permitted with fees
Fare Value Pack Permitted with fees Not permitted Not permitted Permitted with fees
Fare Premium Flex Permitted Not permitted Not permitted Permitted with fees

If you wish to change your booking with AirAsia, please Contact Us. This option is available until 72 hours before departure, after that time please contact directly with AirAsia. Change fees will apply.

Small typing mistakes in the name of the passengers or the passport number will require a modification of the booking, subject to additional fees.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of AirAsia


Nok Air Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Fare Promotion Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Permitted with fees
Fare Nok Eco Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Permitted with fees Permitted with fees
Fare Nok Flexi Permitted Permitted Permitted with fees Permitted with fees

If you wish to change your booking with Nok Air, please Contact Us. This option is available until 48 hours before departure, after that time please contact directly with Nok Air. Change fees will apply.

Small typing mistakes in the name of the passengers or the passport number will require a modification of the booking, subject to additional fees.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Nok Air


Trains

The following change terms and conditions apply to our train fares:


Vietnam Railways Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
Promotion fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Vietnam Railways, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed. To modify the number of passengers, full passenger details, itinerary, fare or travel date, you need to cancel the existing booking and issue a new one.

Small typing mistakes in the name of the passengers or the passport number will not require a modification of the booking.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Vietnam Railways


Railway operator Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Chapa Express Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
Fanxipan Express Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
King Express Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
Livitrans Express Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
Orient Express Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
Sapaly Express Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
Saigon Golden Train Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
Violette Train Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
Victoria Express Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of private railway operators, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed. To modify the number of passengers, full passenger details, itinerary, fare or travel date, you need to cancel the existing booking and issue a new one.

Small typing mistakes in the name of the passengers or the passport number will not require a modification of the booking.


China Railways Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
MR1-T8702-Z6 Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of China Railway, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed. To modify the number of passengers, full passenger details, itinerary, fare or travel date, you need to cancel the existing booking and issue a new one.

Small typing mistakes in the name of the passengers or the passport number will not require a modification of the booking.


Royal Railway Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Royal Railway, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


State Railway of Thailand Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of State Railway of Thailand, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed. To modify the number of passengers, full passenger details, itinerary, fare or travel date, you need to cancel the existing booking and issue a new one.


Buses

The following change terms and conditions apply to our bus fares:


FUTA BUS Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Not permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 48 hours before departure.


Mai Linh Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please contact Mai Linh. For any other change, such as itinerary, you need to cancel the existing booking and issue a new one.


Vu Linh Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please contact Vu Linh. For any other change, such as itinerary, you need to cancel the existing booking and issue a new one.


ECO SAPA Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers Change Fare
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of ECO SAPA, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


Son Nguyen Limousine Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please contact Son Nguyen Limousine.


Hoang Long Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Hoang Long Express, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


Hanh Cafe Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please contact Hanh Cafe. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.


The Sinh Tourist Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the itinerary, travel date or departure time, please contact Contact Us. This option is available until 4 days before departure. Change fees of 10% per ticket will apply. No ticket change if less than 4 days to departure.


Hoang Phu Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please contact with Hoang Phu. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.


Phu Hai Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the full passenger details, travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 2 day before departure.


Mekong Explore Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time with Mekong Explore, please Contact Us. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.


HUNG THANH Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Mekong Express


Good Morning Sapa Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the full passenger details, travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 2 day before departure.


Inter Bus Line Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the full passenger details, travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 2 days before departure.

- Free of charge if 4 days before departure
- 30% per ticket if 2 to 4 days to departure
- No ticket change if less than 2 days to departure


Giant Ibis Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Not permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Giant Ibis


Mekong Express Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Not permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please contact with Mekong Express. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Mekong Express


Thero Express Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Not permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please contact with Thero Express. This option is available until 48 hours before departure.


Sorya Transport Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Not permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.


Asia Van Transfer Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the itinerary, travel date or departure time, please contact with Asia Van Transfer. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.


27-7 Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the itinerary, travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 48 hours before departure.


PHANTHAVONG BUS Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Phanthavong Bus, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


KING OF BUS Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of King of Bus, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


MALANY BUS Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Malany Bus, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


SENGCHALEUN Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Sengchaleun Bus, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


Laos Public Bus Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Laos Public Bus, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


THAI-LAO INTERNATIONAL BUS Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Thai-Lao International Bus, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


SAYSAMON TRANSPORTS Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Saysamon Transports, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


THONGLY BUS Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Thongly Bus, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


LAO-THAI INTERNATIONAL BUS Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Lao-Thai International Bus, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


Green Paradise Tours Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the full passenger details, itinerary, travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 3 days before departure.

- Free of charge if 3 days before departure
- No ticket change if less than 3 days to departure


Ferries

The following change terms and conditions apply to our ferry fares:


Cat Ba Island Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Fare Seat Permitted Not permitted Permitted

In accordance with the policy of Cat Ba Island, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


Ngoc Thanh Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Ngoc Thanh, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


Superdong Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Superdong, once the booking has been confirmed changes are not allowed.


VinaExpress Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please contact VinaExpress. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.


Mekong Explore Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time with Mekong Explore, please Contact Us. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.


Island Speed Ferry Cambodia Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please contact Island Speed Ferry Cambodia. This option is available until 2 hours before departure.


Hang Chau Tourist Change Time/Date Change Itinerary Change Passengers
Standard fare Permitted Not permitted Not permitted

If you wish to change the travel date or departure time, please Contact Us. This option is available until 2 day before departure.

(1) In case you booked directly through the website of the Passenger Carrier or the Booking Partner, any request for cancellation must be done to these parties, not to Baolau as we did not process your booking and we do not hold any details of it.

Baolau and its representatives have no responsibility for any costs or expenses you may incur as a result of any cancellation of the booking on the terms that you agree during the merchant transaction with the Passenger Carrier or the Booking Partner.

(2) In case you booked through our website, you may request a cancellation of your booking according to the following terms:

Flights

The following cancellation terms and conditions apply to our flight fares:


Vietnam Airlines Cancel before departure date Cancel on / after departure date
Super Deal Not permitted Not permitted
Special Deal Not permitted Not permitted
Economy class Permitted with fees Permitted with fees
Business class Permitted with fees Permitted with fees

If you wish to cancel your booking with Vietnam Airlines, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund (only if permitted by fare rule). This option is available until the departure date. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Vietnam Airlines


Jetstar Cancel before / on departure date Cancel after departure date
Fare Starter Not permitted Not permitted
Fare Plus Not permitted Not permitted
Fare Max Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Jetstar, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund (only if permitted by fare rule). This option is available until the departure date. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Jetstar


VietJet Air Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Fare Promo Not permitted Not permitted
Fare Eco Not permitted Not permitted
Fare Skyboss Not permitted Not permitted

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of VietJet Air


AirAsia Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Fare Low Fare Not permitted Not permitted
Fare Value Pack Not permitted Not permitted
Fare Premium Flex Not permitted Not permitted

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of AirAsia


Nok Air Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Fare Promotion Not permitted Not permitted
Fare Nok Eco Not permitted Not permitted
Fare Nok Flexi Not permitted Not permitted

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Nok Air


Trains

The following cancellation terms and conditions apply to our train fares:


Vietnam Railways Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted
Promotion fare
20-49 days in advance
Permitted with fees Not permitted
Promotion fare
50 days in advance
Not permitted Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking at the railway station, please present the e-ticket along with your passport at the counter and claim your refund in cash. This option is available until 4 hours before departure, except in public holidays which is available 24 hours before departure.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- For standard tickets, 10% per ticket
- For tickets on public holidays, 30% per ticket
- For promotion tickets issued 20-49 days before the departure date, 50% per ticket
- For promotion tickets issued 50 days before the departure date, cancellation not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking online, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 96 hours before departure, except in public holidays.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- For standard tickets, 10% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking
- For tickets on public holidays, 30% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking
- For promotion tickets issued 20-49 days before the departure date, 50% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking
- For promotion tickets issued 50 days before the departure date, cancellation not permitted

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Vietnam Railways


Railway operator Cancel 3 days before departure date Cancel less than 3 days before departure date
Chapa Express Permitted with fees Not permitted
Fanxipan Express Permitted with fees Not permitted
King Express Permitted with fees Not permitted
Livitrans Express Permitted with fees Not permitted
Orient Express Permitted with fees Not permitted
Sapaly Express Permitted with fees Not permitted
Saigon Golden Train Permitted with fees Not permitted
Violette Train Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish cancel your booking online, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 3 days before departure.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

For Fanxipan Express, King Express, Orient Express, Sapaly Express, Chapa Express, Livitrans Express, Saigon Golden Train and Violette Train:

- 10% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking if the ticket has been issued
- 30% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking if 7 to 10 days to departure
- 70% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking if 3 to 7 days to departure
- No ticket refund if less than 3 days to departure or departure on public holiday

For Victoria Express:

- 20,000 VND per booking if the ticket has been issued
- 50% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking if 8 to 15 days to departure
- No ticket refund if less than 8 days to departure


China Railways Cancel 2 days before departure date Cancel less than 2 days before departure date
MR1-T8702-Z6 Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish cancel your booking online, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 2 days before departure.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- 20% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking if the ticket has been issued
- No ticket refund if less than 2 days to departure


Royal Railway Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Royal Railway, tickets are non-refundable.


State Railway of Thailand Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking online, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 24 hours before departure.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- 20% of fare + 30 THB per ticket + 30 THB per booking if more than 4 days to departure
- 50% of fare + 30 THB per ticket + 30 THB per booking if 1 to 4 days to departure
- No ticket refund if less than 1 day to departure


Buses

The following cancellation terms and conditions apply to our bus fares:


FUTA BUS Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Futa Bus, tickets are non-refundable.


Mai Linh Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Mai Linh, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 24 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 10% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking will apply.


Vu Linh Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Vu Linh, please kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 24 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 10% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking will apply.


ECO SAPA Cancel 2 days before departure date Cancel less than 2 days before departure date
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish cancel your booking with ECO SAPA, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 2 days before departure.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- 20,000 VND per booking if the ticket has been issued
- 50% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking if 2 to 4 days to departure
- No ticket refund if less than 2 days to departure


Son Nguyen Limousine Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Son Nguyen, tickets are non-refundable but exchangeable for up to one year from the date of purchase.


Hoang Long Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Hoang Long Express, tickets are non-refundable.


Hanh Cafe Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Hanh Cafe, tickets are non-refundable but exchangeable for up to 3 months from the date of purchase.


The Sinh Tourist Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with The Sinh Tourist, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 4 days before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 20% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking will apply. No ticket refund if less than 4 days to departure or departure on public holiday.


Hoang Phu Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Hoang Phu, please kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 24 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 10% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking will apply.


Phu Hai Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish cancel your booking with Phu Hai, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 2 days before departure.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- 20,000 VND per booking if the ticket has been issued
- No ticket refund if less than 2 days to departure


Mekong Explore Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Mekong Explore, tickets are non-refundable.


HUNG THANH Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Hung Thanh, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 24 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- For standard tickets, 10% per ticket
- For tickets on public holidays, 30% per ticket


Good Morning Sapa Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish cancel your booking with Good Morning Sapa, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 3 days before departure.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- 20,000 VND per booking if the ticket has been issued
- 50% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking if 3 to 7 days to departure
- No ticket refund if less than 3 days to departure


Inter Bus Line Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish cancel your booking with Inter Bus Lines, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 2 days before departure.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- 20,000 VND per booking if the ticket has been issued
- 30% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking if 2 to 4 days to departure
- No ticket refund if less than 2 days to departure


Giant Ibis Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Giant Ibis, tickets are non-refundable but exchangeable for up to one year from the date of purchase.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Giant Ibis


Mekong Express Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Mekong Express, tickets are non-refundable but exchangeable for up to one year from the date of purchase.

For more information, please read the fare rules and the change and cancellation policy of Mekong Express


Thero Express Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Thero Express, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 48 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 20,000 VND per booking will apply.


Sorya Transport Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Sorya Transport, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 24 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 20,000 VND per booking will apply.


Asia Van Transfer Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Asia Van Transfer, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 24 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 20,000 VND per booking will apply.


27-7 Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with 27-7, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 48 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 10% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking will apply.


PHANTHAVONG BUS Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Phanthavong Bus, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 48 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


KING OF BUS Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with King of Bus, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 72 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


MALANY BUS Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Malany Bus, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 48 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


SENGCHALEUN Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Sengchaleun Bus, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 72 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


LAOS PUBLIC BUS Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Laos Public Bus, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 48 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


Thai-Lao International Bus Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Thai-Lao International Bus, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 48 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


SAYSAMON TRANSPORTS Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Saysamon Transports, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 48 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


THONGLY BUS Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Thongly Bus, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 48 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


LAO-THAI INTERNATIONAL BUS Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Lao-Thai International Bus, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 48 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


Green Paradise Tours Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Green Paradise Tours, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 72 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 3 USD per ticket + 1 USD per booking will apply.


Ferries

The following cancellation terms and conditions apply to our ferry fares:


Cat Ba Island Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with Cat Ba Island, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 6 days before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 50% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking will apply.


Ngoc Thanh Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Ngoc Thanh, tickets are non-refundable.


Superdong Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Superdong, tickets are non-refundable.


VinaExpress Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish to cancel your booking with VinaExpress, please kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 24 hours before departure. Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees of 10% per ticket + 20,000 VND per booking will apply.


Mekong Explore Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Mekong Explore, tickets are non-refundable.


Island Speed Ferry Cambodia Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Not permitted Not permitted

In accordance with the policy of Island Speed Ferry Cambodia, tickets are non-refundable.


Hang Chau Tourist Cancel before departure Cancel after departure
Standard fare Permitted with fees Not permitted

If you wish cancel your booking with Hang Chau Tourist, kindly manage your booking and request a cancellation to proceed with the refund. This option is available until 2 days before departure.

Service fees will not be refunded. Cancellation fees will apply.

- 20,000 VND per booking if the ticket has been issued
- 30% per ticket if 2 to 4 days to departure
- No ticket refund if less than 2 days to departure

If you could not find your question listed, please feel free to

Instructions

Make a booking

Following your search request, we will display the Results for your itinerary.



If you wish to Modify your search and change the origin, destination, travel date or number of passengers, 1 click on MODIFY button to open the form and make a new search.

If the itinerary is correct, the first step is to select the departing trip.

Take a look at the list of results connecting the origin with the destination. If you wish to filter the results by mean of transportation (flight, train, bus, ferry) then 2 check / uncheck the transportation boxes to display / hide the corresponding routes in the results.

To examine a result, 3 click on the down-arrow to expand the details of the route, including time of departure, time of arrival, duration of the journey, point of departure, point of arrival, transport carrier and vessel number.

Next to the route details you will find the available fares. You can 4 select the most suitable fare and 5 click on the information icon to display the fare rules. We recommend that you take a look to the terms of Change and Cancellation before you go ahead and book.



Once you chose the desired route for your departing trip and selected the fare, 6 click on the BOOK ONLINE button.

In case that your journey is round trip, the second step is to select the returning trip.

Please note that you can choose a different carrier or different mean of transportation for the departing and the returning trip, should it be more convenient for you.



Once you chose the desired route for your returning trip and selected the fare, click on the BOOK ONLINE button and continue to Passengers form.

After you chose the departing (and returning) trip, you must fill in the Passenger details.

Verify that the number of passengers is correct. Then, for each passenger enter the full name, first and middle name then last name, and the passport number.

If you are travelling with children, please check the box for Child / Infant and enter the date of birth of the passenger to apply for children discount on selected transport providers.



To proceed with the booking process you must fill in the Contact details.

Enter the full name of the person responsible for the booking, first and middle name then the last name. Next, enter the email address where you want to receive the tickets. Ensure that you input the correct email address. Finally, enter the phone number in case we need to contact you regarding your booking.



Once you filled in the Passenger details and Contact details you can CONTINUE to payment.

After you filled in the Passenger details, you must select your Payment method, which includes International card.

We accept international credit or debit Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Union Pay.



Next, you must read and accept the Terms and conditions of booking. When you are done, check the box and confirm that you have read and understand the terms.

The final step is to check carefully your itinerary and price breakdown. When you are done, check the box and confirm that the booking information is correct.



When ready, click on PROCEED TO PAYMENT button and you will be redirected to the payment gateway, where you can complete your payment transaction with International card.

Follow the instructions and enter your card details.



We use OnePAY to process payments with international credit cards. This payment gateway implements security authentication controls Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode. If you have enrolled 3D-Secure Program for your card with your Issuing Bank, you need to enter an online payment password to authorize the payment. Some banks implement fixed password set by the customer and some others send a random code via sms to the customer’s phone number for verification before processing the transaction.

If you experience any problem during payment, kindly read WHAT CAN I DO IF ONLINE PAYMENT FAILS? in our Frequently Asked Questions.

After you filled in the Passenger details, you must select your Payment method, which includes ATM card.

We accept ATM card from most banks in Vietnam.



Next, you must read and accept the Terms and conditions of booking. When you are done, check the box and confirm that you have read and understand the terms.

The final step is to check carefully your itinery and price breakdown. When you are done, check the box and confirm that the booking information is correct.



When ready, click on PROCEED TO PAYMENT button and you will be redirected to the payment gateway, where you can complete your payment transaction with ATM card.

Select your bank, follow the instructions and enter your card details.



We use OnePAY to process payments with ATM cards. This payment gateway implements security authentication controls. If you have enrolled internet banking with your bank, you need to enter an online payment password to authorize the payment. Some banks implement fixed password set by the customer and some others send a random code via sms to the customer’s phone number for verification before processing the transaction.

If you experience any problem during payment, please contact your bank.

After you succesfully completed your payment, you will see the Confirmation page.

Kindly read the instructions carefully to ensure you receive your tickets.



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