There are 9 ways to get from Bangkok to Vientiane by plane, bus, train or car

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

$19 - $20

7 alternative options

Fly Don Muang to Vientiane  •  4 h 32 min

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

$61 - $136

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

Fly Don Muang to Udon Thani, bus  •  7 h 20 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

$24 - $83

Train  •  18 h 17 min

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

$53 - $112

Bus Naga travel  •  15 h 56 min

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

$46

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  19 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane

$32

Drive  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Vientiane 495.7 miles

$70 - $110

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 $13 - $50 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
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 AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
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 Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
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
$18
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
$32
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bangkok and Vientiane is 519 km. The road distance is 793 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Vientiane is to bus which costs ฿610 - ฿640 and takes 13 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Vientiane is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs ฿1800 - ฿7000.

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.

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