There are 10 ways to get from Mae Sot Airport to Laos by plane, train, bus, night bus 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 to Udon Thani, train  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Udon Thani (UTH) MAQ - UTH
  2. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai

$130 - $401

Cheapest option

Bus via Phitsanulok  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok 829
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Udon Thani 876
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$19 - $40

8 alternative options

Fly to Sakon Nakhon, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Sakon Nakhon (SNO) MAQ - SNO
  2. Take the bus from Sakon Nakhon to Nakhon Phanom

$61 - $204

Fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) MAQ - KOP

$65 - $190

Fly to Luang Prabang  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) MAQ - LPQ

$92 - $240

Fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Vientiane (VTE) MAQ - VTE

$65 - $188

Bus  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen 829
  2. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$19 - $34

Bus, train  •  26 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok 829
  2. Take the train from Phitsanulok to Ayutthaya
  3. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai

$67 - $158

Bus, night bus  •  21 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Maesod to Lampang
  2. Take the night bus from Lampang Bus Terminal to Udonthani Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Udonthani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$43 - $47

Drive  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Mae Sot Airport to Vientiane 396.5 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mae Sot Airport to Laos is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿1200 and takes 14 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mae Sot Airport to Laos is to fly which costs ฿2200 - ฿6500 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The distance between Mae Sot Airport and Laos is 629 km. The road distance is 634.5 km.

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It takes approximately 14 h 36 min to get from Mae Sot Airport to Laos, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mae Sot Airport to Laos station. However, there are services departing from Mae Sot and arriving at Vientiane Talat Sao Station via Khon Kaen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Mae Sot Airport, Tambon Tha Sai Luat, Amphoe Mae Sot, Chang Wat Tak 63110, Thailand and Laos?

Nok Air and Thai AirAsia fly from Mae Sot Airport to Thakhèk every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mae Sot Airport to Vientiane via Khon Kaen in around 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Mae Sot to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Mae Sot to Sakon Nakhon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Flights from Mae Sot to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Flights from Mae Sot to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Luang Prabang via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Train operators
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 Phitsanulok to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $40
Train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Sakon Nakhon to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Greenbus Thailand
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Lampang Bus Terminal to Udonthani Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Udonthani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
nagatravel.com

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