There are 10 ways to get from Bangkok to Vientiane by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane  •  4 h 13 min

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

$48 - $204

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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 / ...

$14 - $56

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Fly Don Muang to Udon Thani, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Udon Thani (UTH) DMK - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$25 - $84

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani, bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Udon Thani (UTH) BKK - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$41 - $128

Line 503 bus to Don Muang, fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 50 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 Budsarakham Tour  •  13 h 8 min

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

$17 - $18

Bus Naga travel  •  15 h 32 min

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

$44 - $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

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Vientiane 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 Vientiane is to fly which costs ฿1500 - ฿7000 and takes 4 h 13 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 Vientiane is 519 km. The road distance is 793.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Vientiane 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 13 min to get from Bangkok to Vientiane, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Vientiane is to fly which takes 4 h 13 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 Suvarnabhumi Airport to Vientiane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Vientiane.
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  • Distance: 324.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Vientiane, 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 Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Don Muang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
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 Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
$44
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

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

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Thai Airways International, Thai Smile, Lao Airlines and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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There are 233+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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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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