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.

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Train, fly to Vientiane, bus  •  11 h 35 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

$60 - $297

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Train, fly to Luang Prabang, bus  •  15 h 21 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

$59 - $284

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Train, fly to Nan, drive  •  14 h 7 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

$130 - $277

Train, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  14 h 7 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

$167 - $356

Train, fly to Phon Savan, drive  •  12 h 54 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  •  38 h 44 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
  4. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$65 - $155

Train, night train, bus  •  38 h 54 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
  4. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$65 - $155

Bus  •  39 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Nakhon Ratchasima
  3. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai
  4. Take the bus from Nong Khai Bus Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$89 - $93

Bus via Bangkok Tara Travel  •  45 h 14 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 Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos

$81 - $96

Drive  •  33 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng 1497.8 miles

$110 - $170

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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 Naga Travel via Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Nakhon Ratchasima and Nong Khai Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 57 min.

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

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng without a car is to train and bus which takes 38 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 35 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng bus services, operated by Sri Maju, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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

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Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng bus services, operated by Naga travel, arrive at Vang Vieng Naga Travel station.

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Vang Vieng is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 3:54 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 2:54 PM in Vang Vieng.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng is 2397 km. It takes approximately 33 h to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vang Vieng.

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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 Vang Vieng.
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  • Distance: 1098.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 35 min

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, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nong Khai, and Nong Khai Bus Station in around 39 h 57 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 Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
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 Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phon Savan via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phon Savan via Suvarnabhumi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phon Savan via Hanoi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phon Savan via Don Muang, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
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
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
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
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
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
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
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 Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $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
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
16 h 47 min
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
9 h 6 min
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)
$22 - $29
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
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
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
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Nong Khai Bus Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
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
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
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
$40
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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