COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Laos. Learn More.

There are 10 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos by train, plane, bus 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

Train, fly to Vientiane  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Vientiane (VTE) KUL - VTE

$122 - $188

Cheapest option

Bus, minivan  •  37h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Danok Songkla
  2. Take the minivan from Danok to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$59 - $73

8 alternative options

Train, fly to Luang Prabang  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) KUL - LPQ

$106 - $294

Train, fly to Pakse  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Pakse (PKZ) KUL - PKZ

$144 - $212

Train, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) KUL - KOP

$80 - $226

Train, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  17h 45m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Udon Thani (UTH) KUL - UTH
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge

$157 - $403

Train via Hat Yai  •  40h 50m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue Junction
  4. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai

$67 - $219

Train  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

$3,521 - $3,565

Train, bus  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane

$3,536 - $3,537

Drive  •  32h 3m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane 2263.5 km

$100 - $160

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Laos

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Laos. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Laos.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Laos due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Laos from May 17.

Lockdown measures are currently in place for Malaysia. Leaving Malaysia may be in violation of local restrictions.

Last updated: July 9 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos is to bus and minivan which costs RM 250 - RM 320 and takes 37h 52m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos is to train and fly which costs RM 500 - RM 850 and takes 6h 21m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Laos. However, there are services departing from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Danok, Hat Yai and Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 52m.

More details

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Laos is 1886 km. The road distance is 2263.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos without a car is to bus and minivan which takes 37h 52m and costs RM 250 - RM 320.

More details

It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos, including transfers.

More details

Kuala Lumpur to Laos bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, depart from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta station.

More details

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos is to train via Hat Yai which takes 40h 50m and costs RM 280 - RM 950. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan, which costs RM 250 - RM 320 and takes 37h 52m.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Vientiane Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

Search flights

Kuala Lumpur to Laos bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, arrive at Si Chiang Mai station.

More details

Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1885.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 21m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Laos?

You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, Bang Sue Junction, and Nong Khai in around 40h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Danok, Hat Yai, Hat Yai, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit in around 37h 52m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Surat Thani, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Phuket, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $30
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)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$17 - $24
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$7 - $11
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$23 - $30
Train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $60
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)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$15 - $22
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$40 - $60
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 - $9
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$22 - $30
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$13 - $18
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
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 - $9
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$22 - $30
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$13 - $18
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$35 - $50
Eastern and Oriental Express
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
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Phone
603-62637668
Website
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta to Danok Songkla
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
minivan
Bus from Danok to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Budsarakham Tour
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
$35
Schedules at
12go.asia

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including What documents do I need to cross Niagara Falls?, Getting around the Cyclades and How to plan an amazing trip around Scandinavia - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Laos is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 5:10 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 4:10 AM in Laos.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Laos is 2264 km. It takes approximately 32h 3m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Laos.

Get driving directions

AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International and three other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Vientiane Airport.

Search flights