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There are 7 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.

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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  •  8 h

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

$68 - $107

5 alternative options

Bus, train via Guangyuan  •  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 to Guangyuan
  4. Take the train from Guangyuan to Lhasa
  5. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$265 - $328

Bus  •  3 days 12 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 Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$273 - $276

Bus, train  •  3 days 16 h

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

$283 - $325

Minivan, bus, train  •  4 days 17 h

  1. Take the minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany
  2. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  4. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa
  5. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$240 - $279

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Kathmandu 2176.6 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Laos to Nepal is to fly which costs $65 - $110 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Laos to Nepal is to fly which costs $65 - $110 and takes 8 h.

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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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The best way to get from Laos to Nepal is to fly which takes 8 h 26 min and costs $300 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $272 - $276 and takes 3 days 12 h.

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There is no direct flight from Vientiane Airport to Kathmandu Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Nepal is 1 h 15 min behind Laos. It is currently 7:19 AM in Laos and 6:04 AM in Nepal.

Yes, the driving distance between Laos to Nepal is 3483 km. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from Laos to Nepal.

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Sichuan Airlines, Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and three other airlines offer flights from Vientiane Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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There are 412+ hotels available in Nepal. Prices start at $9 USD per night.

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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 four other airlines fly from Vientiane to Kathmandu 5 times a day. 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 3 days 12 h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Kathmandu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Vientiane to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 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 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Regent Airways
Website
flyregent.com
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Dhaka
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Nakhon Phanom to Kathmandu via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
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 to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$40 - $50
1st Class Seat
$70 - $80
Business Class Seat
$130 - $160
Train from Kunming South to Changsha South
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$75 - $90
1st Class Seat
$120 - $150
Business Class Seat
$230 - $280
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chongqing West Station to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$27 - $40
1st Class Seat
$35 - $55
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 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$13 - $18
Hard Sleeper
$26 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$40 - $55
Train from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
17 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$20 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
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
Train from Changsha to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
47 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $70
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $140
Soft Sleeper
$170 - $220
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
38 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$30 - $50
Hard Sleeper
$80 - $95
Soft Sleeper
$110 - $150
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
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
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
checi.cn
Malany Transport
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
12go.asia

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The best way to get from Laos to Vientiane Airport is to shuttle which takes 19 min and costs $2.

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