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

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Train, fly to Vientiane  •  6 h 16 min

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

$52 - $289

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Train, fly to Luang Prabang  •  7 h 11 min

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

$40 - $265

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Train, fly to Pakse  •  8 h 9 min

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

$74 - $323

Train, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  8 h 13 min

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

$90 - $207

Train, fly to Udon Thani  •  17 h 32 min

  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 train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai

$181 - $395

Train  •  42 h 13 min

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

$79 - $194

Bus  •  36 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$54 - $66

Train, night train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 77 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

$2,826 - $2,864

Train, bus  •  2 days 13 h

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

$2,832

Drive  •  32 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane 1412.9 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos is to bus which costs RM 220 - RM 280 and takes 36 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos is to train and fly which costs RM 210 - RM 1200 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Laos. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Hat Yai Bus Terminal and Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 23 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Laos is 1886 km. The road distance is 2260.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 23 min and costs RM 220 - RM 280.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Laos bus services, operated by Sri Maju, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos is to train which takes 42 h 13 min and costs RM 320 - RM 850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 220 - RM 280 and takes 36 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Vientiane Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos.
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  • Distance: 1178.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Padang Besar, Padang Besar, Bang Sue, and Nong Khai in around 42 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Hat Yai Bus Station, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit in around 36 h 23 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$24 - $210
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Don Muang, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
16 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
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
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Eastern and Oriental Express
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
Ave. Duration
41 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2,800
Schedules at
belmond.com
Bus operators
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Budsarakham Tour
Phone
0907793900
Email
brt@budsarakamtour.com
Website
budsarakamtour.com
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
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
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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Laos is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 7:16 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 6:16 AM in Laos.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Laos is 2261 km. It takes approximately 32 h to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Laos.

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AirAsia, Lao Airlines, Thai Airways International and four other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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