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.

Recommended option

Train, fly to Vientiane  •  6 h 6 min

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

$52 - $289

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Luang Prabang  •  8 h 6 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 8 min

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

$89 - $363

Train, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  7 h 42 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 21 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

$179 - $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 - $185

Bus via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal  •  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

$55 - $67

Train, night train  •  37 h 39 min

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

$53 - $134

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Tanah Rata Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Nakhon Ratchasima
  4. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udonthani
  5. Take the bus from Udonthani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$84 - $92

Drive  •  32 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane 1412.9 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

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

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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 best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos without a car is to train which takes 42 h 13 min and costs RM 320 - RM 800.

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Kuala Lumpur to Laos bus services, operated by Sri Maju, arrive at Hat Yai Bus 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 6 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 Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Singapore
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pakse via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Singapore
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
Train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
16 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $55
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 - $55
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
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
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Bus operators
Sri Maju
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
Website
12go.asia
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
busonlineticket.co.th
Unititi express
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Tanah Rata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
CS Travel & Tours
Website
cstravel.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) to Cameron Highlands
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
cstravel.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Piya
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udonthani
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Udonthani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
nagatravel.com

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