There are 6 ways to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane by bus, night bus, car or plane

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

Bus  •  13 h 50 min

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

$20 - $36

Cheapest option

Bus via Phitsanulok  •  14 h 22 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 - $41

4 alternative options

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

$46 - $49

Drive  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Mae Sot to Vientiane 394.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Udon Thani (UTH) MAQ - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$87 - $328

Fly to Khon Kaen, bus  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Khon Kaen (KKC) MAQ - KKC
  2. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$108 - $420

What companies run services between Mae Sot, Thailand and Vientiane, Laos?

You can take a bus from Mae Sot to Vientiane via Khon Kaen in around 13 h 50 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
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 - $17
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
$27
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
$10
Schedules at
nagatravel.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mae Sot to Vientiane?

The distance between Mae Sot and Vientiane is 450 km. The road distance is 632 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane?

The cheapest way to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿1200 and takes 13 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane?

The quickest way to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane is to fly and bus which takes 7 h 43 min and costs ฿2700 - ฿11000.

Is there a direct bus between Mae Sot and Vientiane?

No, there is no direct bus from Mae Sot to Vientiane. However, there are services departing from Mae Sot and arriving at Vientiane Talat Sao Station via Khon Kaen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane?

It takes approximately 13 h 50 min to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane, including transfers.