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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane  •  3 h 42 min

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

$57 - $216

Cheapest option

Bus Budsarakham Tour  •  13 h 8 min

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

$18 - $19

9 alternative options

Fly Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) DMK - KOP

$24 - $87

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 Vientiane  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Vientiane (VTE) DMK - VTE

$61 - $136

Fly Don Muang to Udon Thani, train, drive  •  13 h 52 min

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

$70 - $165

Fly Don Muang to Luang Prabang  •  4 h 41 min

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

$61 - $210

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 Naga travel  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane

$45

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  19 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane

$31

Drive  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Vientiane 495.7 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Laos is to bus which costs ฿590 - ฿620 and takes 13 h 8 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Laos is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs ฿1800 - ฿7500.

More details

The distance between Bangkok and Laos is 761 km. The road distance is 793 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Bangkok to Laos, including transfers.

More details

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.

More details

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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Flights from Don Muang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $120
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Heading to Europe? Read this before you buy a Eurail Pass, How do I get from Sydney to Melbourne and Slovenia: Getting from Ljubljana to Lake Bled - to help you get the most out of your next trip.