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

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

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Fly Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom  •  4h 2m

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

$29 - $90

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Bus Budsarakham Tour  •  13h 8m

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

$17 - $18

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) BKK - LPQ

$92 - $260

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane  •  4h 17m

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

$48 - $204

Fly Don Muang to Udon Thani, train, drive  •  13h 41m

  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

$75 - $168

Fly Don Muang to Luang Prabang  •  4h 31m

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

$66 - $213

Fly Don Muang to Vientiane  •  5h 1m

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

$57 - $127

Train  •  18h 17m

  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  •  19h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane

$34

Night train  •  13h 48m

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

$27 - $60

Drive  •  12h 51m

  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 ฿560 - ฿600 and takes 13h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Laos is to fly which costs ฿3000 - ฿8500 and takes 4h 2m.

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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 19h.

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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 13h 8m and costs ฿560 - ฿600.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m 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 4h 2m and costs ฿900 - ฿3000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿1700 - ฿3700 and takes 18h 17m, you could also bus, which costs ฿560 - ฿600 and takes 13h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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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: 4h 2m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Laos?

Thai AirAsia and Nok Air fly from Bangkok to Thakhèk 5 times a day. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Bangkok to Vientiane once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $50 and the journey takes 9h 25m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Don Muang to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Don Muang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $120
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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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
9h 25m
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)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Budsarakham Tour
Phone
0907793900
Email
brt@budsarakamtour.com
Website
budsarakamtour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
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 12h 51m 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 Don Muang Airport is to bus which takes 1h and costs ฿150.

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