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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  •  6h 27m

  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  •  8h 27m

  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  •  8h 30m

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

$74 - $313

Train, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  8h 3m

  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, bus  •  17h 46m

  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

$177 - $364

Train  •  42h 36m

  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 - $189

Bus  •  37h 30m

  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

$55 - $69

Train, night train  •  2 days 8h

  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 / ...

$3,527 - $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

$3,535 - $3,536

Drive  •  32h 3m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane 1414.7 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 290 and takes 37h 30m.

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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 6h 27m.

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

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos without a car is to bus which takes 37h 30m and costs RM 220 - RM 290.

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It takes approximately 6h 27m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos is to train which takes 42h 36m and costs RM 320 - RM 800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 220 - RM 290 and takes 37h 30m.

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

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Laos is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 2:56 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 1:56 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.

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

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos.
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  • Distance: 1178.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 27m

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 42h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Bandar Tasik Selatan, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Hat Yai Bus Station, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit in around 37h 30m.

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
$60 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Phuket, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $210
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$24 - $210
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
Book at
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 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $19
Platinum
$22 - $26
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
16h 47m
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
9h 6m
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
9h 40m
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
Eastern and Oriental Express
Phone
001800 8392 3500
Email
reservations.singapore@belmond.com
Website
belmond.com
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
Ave. Duration
41h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3,500
Schedules at
belmond.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus operators
Udon Kaew Tour
Website
udonkaewtour.com
Bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
udonkaewtour.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
8h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
12go.asia
Budsarakham Tour
Phone
0907793900
Email
brt@budsarakamtour.com
Website
budsarakamtour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11h 36m
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
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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