There are 7 ways to get from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane by car, plane, bus, night bus, taxi or train

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

Drive, fly  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Pakse
  2. Fly from Pakse (PKZ) to Vientiane (VTE) PKZ - VTE

$131 - $285

Cheapest option

Drive, bus, night bus  •  20 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Na Chaluai
  2. Take the bus from Na Chaluai to Kantharalak
  3. Take the night bus from Kantharalak to Ubon Ratchathani
  4. Take the bus from Ubon Ratchathani to Khon Kaen 874
  5. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$38 - $66

5 alternative options

Drive, bus, taxi, train  •  31 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Na Chaluai
  2. Take the bus from Na Chaluai to Kantharalak
  3. Take a taxi from Kantharalak to Kanthararom
  4. Take the train from Kanthararom to Nakhon Ratchasima
  5. Take the train from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
  6. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai

$100 - $220

Minivan, bus via Roi Et  •  24 h 56 min

  1. Take the Minivan from Don Khon - 4000 islands to Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Roi Et
  4. Take the bus from Roi Et to Khon Kaen 874
  5. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$50 - $73

Minivan, bus  •  28 h 6 min

  1. Take the Minivan from Don Khon - 4000 islands to Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Pakse
  3. Take the bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station

$64 - $70

Minivan, bus #2  •  29 h 12 min

  1. Take the Minivan from Don Khon - 4000 islands to Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Nakhon Ratchasima
  4. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
  5. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$46 - $62

Drive  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane 550.8 miles

What companies run services between Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway, Laos and Vientiane, Laos?

You can take a bus from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane via Don Khon - 4000 islands, Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer, Siem Reap, Aranyaprathet, Roi Et, and Khon Kaen in around 24 h 56 min.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Pakse to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from Pakse to Vientiane via Savannakhet
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Kanthararom to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$28 - $40
Train from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $15
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$29 - $40
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Na Chaluai to Kantharalak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Night bus from Kantharalak to Ubon Ratchathani
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$3
Super
$5
Supreme
$3 - $4
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Ubon Ratchathani to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Roi Et to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Siem Reap to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
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
AVT Asia Van Transfer
Website
asiavantransfer.com
Bus from Don Khon - 4000 islands to Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
asiavantransfer.com
Book at
baolau.com
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Roi Et
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
King of Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
baolau.com
bus
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Other operators
Taxi from Kantharalak to Kanthararom
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Estimated price
$12 - $15

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane?

The distance between Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway and Vientiane is 569 km. The road distance is 881 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane?

The cheapest way to get from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane is to drive and bus and night bus which costs $35 - $70 and takes 20 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane?

The quickest way to get from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane is to drive and fly which takes 9 h 12 min and costs $130 - $290.

Is there a direct bus between Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway and Vientiane?

No, there is no direct bus from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane. However, there are services departing from Don Khon - 4000 islands and arriving at Vientiane Talat Sao Station via Siem Reap, Aranyaprathet, Roi Et and Khon Kaen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 56 min.

How long does it take to get from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane?

It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Don Det–Don Khon narrow-gauge railway to Vientiane, including transfers.