Directions from Kuala Lumpur to Laos

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Recommended option

Train, fly to Vientiane  •  5 h 29 min

  1. KUL - VTE

$65 - $298

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Luang Prabang  •  5 h 34 min

  1. KUL - LPQ

$44 - $262

7 alternative options

Train, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  7 h 40 min

  1. KUL - KOP

$94 - $204

Train, fly to Udon Thani  •  17 h 19 min

  1. KUL - UTH

$185 - $393

Train  •  39 h 46 min

$87 - $224

Train, night train  •  40 h 3 min

$87 - $224

Bus  •  36 h 23 min

$57 - $68

Bus, night bus  •  46 h 52 min

$76 - $78

Drive  •  32 h

  1. 1412.9 miles

$100 - $160

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, and Nong Khai in around 39 h 46 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
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nakhon Phanom via Phuket, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
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 Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
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
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $210
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 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
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
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
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
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
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
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
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $28
Train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$24 - $28
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
$16
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
$18
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
Sri Siam Tour
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Night bus from Songkhla to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Laos is 1886 km. The road distance is 2261 km.

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.

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos is to train and fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs RM 250 - RM 1200.

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Laos, including transfers.