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There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Vientiane by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani, bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Udon Thani (UTH) BKK - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge

$18 - $99

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Train  •  9h 35m

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

$6 - $50

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Fly Don Muang to Udon Thani, bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Udon Thani (UTH) DMK - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge

$35 - $62

Fly Don Muang to Vientiane  •  4h 36m

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

$55 - $405

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane  •  4h 28m

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

$111 - $552

Bus  •  11h 36m

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

$15 - $40

Drive  •  9h 10m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Vientiane 644.9 km

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Vientiane is to bus which costs ฿460 - ฿1100 and takes 11h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Vientiane is to fly which costs ฿3300 - ฿17000 and takes 4h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Mochit and arriving at Si Chiang Mai. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 36m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Vientiane is 519 km. The road distance is 644.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Vientiane without a car is to bus which takes 11h 36m and costs ฿460 - ฿1100.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m 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 4h 36m and costs ฿1600 - ฿13000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿190 - ฿1500 and takes 9h 35m, you could also bus, which costs ฿460 - ฿1100 and takes 11h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Udon Thani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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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: 519.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Vientiane, Laos?

Thai AirAsia flies from Bangkok to Vientiane once daily. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai 3 times a day. Tickets cost $6 - $50 and the journey takes 9h 6m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Flights from Don Muang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $95
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $70
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $50
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$23 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$13 - $19
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Udon Kaew Tour
Website
udonkaewtour.com
Bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
udonkaewtour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Budsarakham Tour

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Vientiane is 645 km. It takes approximately 9h 10m to drive from Bangkok to Vientiane.

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Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Udon Thani Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $100 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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