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There are 12 ways to get from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave by plane, car, bus, train or night bus

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Fly Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom, drive  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) DMK - KOP
  2. Drive from Nakhon Phanom to Son Doong Cave

$69 - $100

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Nakhon Phanom, drive  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) BKK - KOP
  2. Drive from Nakhon Phanom to Son Doong Cave

$54 - $132

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Fly Don Muang to Sakon Nakhon, drive  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Sakon Nakhon (SNO) DMK - SNO
  2. Drive from Sakon Nakhon to Son Doong Cave

$80 - $190

Fly Don Muang to Ubon, drive  •  11h 20m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Ubon (UBP) DMK - UBP
  2. Drive from Ubon to Son Doong Cave

$79 - $150

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Ubon, drive  •  11h 17m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Ubon (UBP) BKK - UBP
  2. Drive from Ubon to Son Doong Cave

$79 - $132

Fly Don Muang to Roi Et, drive  •  11h 5m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Roi Et (ROI) DMK - ROI
  2. Drive from Roi Et to Son Doong Cave

$90 - $195

Fly Don Muang to Dong Hoi  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Dong Hoi (VDH) DMK - VDH

$155 - $405

Bus, train  •  26h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal to Mukdahan
  2. Take the bus from Savannakhet to Hue - Sinh Tourist Office
  3. Take the train from Hue to Dong Hoi

$86 - $113

Night bus, bus  •  27h 35m

  1. Take the night bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mukdahan
  2. Take the bus from Savannakhet to Hue - Sinh Tourist Office
  3. Take the bus from Hue to Phong Nha Ke Bang

$67 - $72

Bus  •  27h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mukdahan
  2. Take the bus from Savannakhet to Hue - Sinh Tourist Office
  3. Take the bus from Hue to Phong Nha Ke Bang

$62 - $77

Bus, night bus, train  •  41h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
  2. Take the night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
  3. Take the train from Vinh to Minh Le

$107 - $135

Drive  •  15h 29m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave 1044.5 km

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave is to bus which costs ฿1800 - ฿2400 and takes 27h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave is to fly and drive. Taking this option will cost ฿1600 - ฿4000 and takes 7h 56m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Son Doong Cave is 744 km. The road distance is 1044.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave without a car is to bus and train which takes 26h 48m and costs ฿2500 - ฿3400.

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It takes approximately 8h 9m to get from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave is to fly which takes 9h 55m and costs ฿4600 - ฿13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1800 - ฿2400 and takes 27h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Son Doong Cave is 1044 km. It takes approximately 15h 29m to drive from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave.

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Thai AirAsia offers flights from Don Muang Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Son Doong Cave. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave.
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  • Distance: 743.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 9m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Son Doong Cave, Vietnam?

Thai Lion Mentari, Vietnam Airlines and three other airlines fly from Bangkok to Son Doong Cave hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Son Doong Cave via Mukdahan, Savannakhet, Hue - Sinh Tourist Office, Hue, and Phong Nha Ke Bang in around 27h 55m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Flights from Don Muang to Sakon Nakhon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Flights from Don Muang to Ubon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Flights from Don Muang to Roi Et
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Sakon Nakhon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Flights from Don Muang to Ubon
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Danang, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $310
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Noi Bai International, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Kuala Lumpur, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Yangon, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Cam Ranh, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Singapore Changi, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Phnom Penh, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Ubon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Ubon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Ubon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Dong Hoi via Danang, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $310
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Hue to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$6 - $9
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$6 - $9
Bed, air-conditioned
$12 - $18
Train from Vinh to Minh Le
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$5 - $9
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$6 - $9
Bed, air-conditioned
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Savannakhet to Hue - Sinh Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Sahaphan
Phone
02 537 8111
Email
mksahaphan1@gmail.com
Website
sahaphan.com
Night bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
sahaphan.com
Book at
12go.asia
Hey Travel
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Hue to Phong Nha Ke Bang
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
baolau.com
Thaisanuan Tour
Phone
+66 2936-0582
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$17
Super
$20
Supreme
$26
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
$37
Schedules at
12go.asia
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Don Muang Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs ฿150.

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