There are 5 ways to get from Laos to Nepal by plane, bus, 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

Fly from Vientiane  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Kathmandu (KTM) VTE - KTM

$303 - $433

Cheapest option

Fly from Nakhon Phanom  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Nakhon Phanom (KOP) to Kathmandu (KTM) KOP - KTM

$68 - $107

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
  3. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
  4. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$257 - $280

Bus, train  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Chongqing West Station
  3. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
  4. Take the train from Guangyuan to Lhasa
  5. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$280 - $330

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Kathmandu 2176.6 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Laos to Nepal is to fly which costs $65 - $110 and takes 12 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Laos to Nepal is to fly which costs $300 - $440 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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The distance between Laos and Nepal is 2151 km. The road distance is 3482.6 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Laos to Nepal, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Laos to Nepal.
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  • Distance: 1344.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

What companies run services between Laos and Nepal?

China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and five other airlines fly from Vientiane to Kathmandu every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vientiane to Kathmandu via Kunming South, South Bus Station, South Ring Road, North station, Kunming North, Chengdu, Chengdu, Lhasa, Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station, and Kathmandu in around 2 days 23 h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Kathmandu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Vientiane to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $650
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Vientiane to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Himalaya
Website
himalaya-airlines.com
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Singapore
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $280
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$50 - $65
1st Class Seat
$90 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $200
Train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$40 - $50
1st Class Seat
$65 - $80
Business Class Seat
$130 - $160
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$13 - $19
Hard Sleeper
$26 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$40 - $55
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangyuan to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$30 - $45
Hard Sleeper
$70 - $90
Soft Sleeper
$100 - $140
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Guangyuan to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
37 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Trip 8080
Website
lasa.trip8080.com
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn

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