There are 11 ways to get from Bangkok to Laos by bus, plane, train, car or night train

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Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 503 bus from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram to Opposite Tmb Headquarter Bank
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) DMK - KOP

$25 - $88

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Bus Budsarakham Tour  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$17 - $18

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Vientiane (VTE) BKK - VTE

$48 - $204

Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly to Udon Thani, train, drive  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 503 bus from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram to Opposite Tmb Headquarter Bank
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Udon Thani (UTH) DMK - UTH
  3. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
  4. Drive from Nong Khai to Vientiane

$71 - $166

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani, train, drive  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Udon Thani (UTH) BKK - UTH
  2. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
  3. Drive from Nong Khai to Vientiane

$87 - $210

Fly Don Muang to Luang Prabang  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) DMK - LPQ

$62 - $211

Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the line 503 bus from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram to Opposite Tmb Headquarter Bank
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Vientiane (VTE) DMK - VTE

$53 - $125

Train  •  18 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC

$53 - $111

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  19 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane

$31

Night train  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 77 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

$27 - $60

Drive  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Vientiane 495.7 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Laos is to bus which costs ฿560 - ฿600 and takes 13 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Laos is to line 503 bus and fly which costs ฿800 - ฿2900 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Tara Travel and arriving at Vientiane. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h.

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The distance between Bangkok and Laos is 761 km. The road distance is 793.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Laos without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 8 min and costs ฿560 - ฿600.

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Bangkok to Laos, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Laos bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, depart from Bangkok Mochit station.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Laos is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs ฿1500 - ฿7000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿1700 - ฿3700 and takes 18 h 17 min, you could also bus, which costs ฿560 - ฿600 and takes 13 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Bangkok to Laos bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, arrive at Si Chiang Mai station.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Laos.
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  • Distance: 475.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Laos?

Lao Airlines, Thai Airways International and two other airlines fly from Bangkok to Vientiane every 4 hours. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Bangkok to Vientiane once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $50 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Don Muang to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Don Muang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $120
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Laos is 793 km. It takes approximately 12 h 51 min to drive from Bangkok to Laos.

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Nok Air and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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