There are 11 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng by train, plane, bus, car or ferry

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, bus  •  10 h 31 min

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

$75 - $308

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Luang Prabang, bus  •  12 h 33 min

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

$63 - $281

9 alternative options

Train, fly to Nan, drive  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Nan (NNT) KUL - NNT
  3. Drive from Nan to Vang Vieng

$134 - $274

Train, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  14 h 37 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 bus from Udonthani to Nong Khai
  4. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng Laos

$147 - $316

Train, fly to Phon Savan, drive  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Phon Savan (XKH) KUL - XKH
  3. Drive from Phon Savan to Vang Vieng

Train, drive, bus  •  44 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Arau
  2. Drive from Arau to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
  4. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
  5. Take the bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

$91 - $209

Train, drive, ferry, bus  •  38 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
  2. Drive from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the ferry from Marine Department to Phra Arthlt
  5. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos

$76 - $132

Bus, train, ferry  •  41 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the ferry from Marine Department to Phra Arthlt
  4. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos

$75 - $120

Bus  •  41 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur Station to Hat Yai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos

$85

Bus via Vientiane  •  45 h 3 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 Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
  4. Take the bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

$94 - $106

Drive  •  33 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng 1497.8 miles

$110 - $170

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

You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng via Hat Yai, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal, Khaosan Road, and Bangkok Tara Travel in around 41 h 24 min.

Airlines
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 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 Nan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
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 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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
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
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phon Savan via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phon Savan via Hanoi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
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
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from KL Sentral to Arau
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $14
Gold
$19 - $21
Platinum
$25 - $29
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
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 - $22
2nd Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 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 - $22
2nd Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Tresure Travel Laos
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Udonthani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Jolly Travel
Website
jollytravel.in.th
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Station to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
jollytravel.in.th
Book at
12go.asia
Piya
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
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
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Chao Phraya Express Boat

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng?

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Vang Vieng is 1757 km. The road distance is 2397 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng?

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng is to bus which costs RM 333 and takes 41 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng?

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng is to train and fly and bus which takes 10 h 31 min and costs RM 290 - RM 1200.

Is there a direct bus between Kuala Lumpur and Vang Vieng?

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng. However, there are services departing from Kuala Lumpur Station and arriving at Vang Vieng Laos via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal and Bangkok Tara Travel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 24 min.

How long does it take to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng?

It takes approximately 10 h 31 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng, including transfers.