There are 10 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng by train, plane, bus, car or night train

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  •  11 h 26 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 Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany

$64 - $294

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Luang Prabang, bus  •  14 h 36 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

8 alternative options

Train, fly to Nan, drive  •  13 h 57 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  •  13 h 58 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
  4. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$170 - $353

Train, fly to Phon Savan, drive  •  10 h 44 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, bus  •  37 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar 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 Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$72 - $175

Train, night train, bus  •  37 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
  4. Take the night train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
  5. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$72 - $175

Bus  •  41 h 43 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 Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos

$78 - $91

Bus via Vientiane  •  46 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
  4. Take the bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany

$103 - $115

Drive  •  33 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng 1497.8 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng is to bus which costs RM 310 - RM 370 and takes 41 h 43 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng is to train and fly and bus which costs RM 250 - RM 1200 and takes 11 h 26 min.

More details

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Vang Vieng is 1757 km. The road distance is 2396.5 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 11 h 26 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Vang Vieng Laos via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Mochit 2 Bus Depot and Bangkok Tara Travel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 43 min.

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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 Bus Station, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Mochit 2 Bus Depot, Wat Ratchanatdaram, and Bangkok Tara Travel in around 41 h 43 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 Nan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nan via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $210
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
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
4 h 55 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
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
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
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 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
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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 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
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 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
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phon Savan via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to KLIA T1
Ave. Duration
36 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
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $20
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $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 - $28
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
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$24 - $28
Bus operators
Malany Transport
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com
Treasure Travel Laos
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
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
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
The Transport Company
Website
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
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
$39
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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