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There are 7 ways to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  7 h 28 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

$89 - $331

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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

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Fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 56 min

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

$66 - $197

Fly to Khon Kaen, bus  •  9 h 52 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

$110 - $422

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

$20 - $35

Bus, night bus, minivan  •  22 h 19 min

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

$47 - $51

Drive  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Mae Sot to Vientiane 394.8 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane 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 to Vientiane is to fly which costs ฿2100 - ฿6500 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mae Sot to Vientiane 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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The distance between Mae Sot and Vientiane is 450 km. The road distance is 631.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 55 min and costs ฿600 - ฿1200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane, including transfers.

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Mae Sot to Vientiane bus services, operated by Phetprasert Tour, depart from Mae Sot station.

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs ฿2100 - ฿6500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿600 - ฿1200 and takes 14 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mae Sot Airport to Udon Thani Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Mae Sot to Vientiane bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Vientiane Talat Sao Station.

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Map of how to get from Mae Sot to Vientiane.
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  • Distance: 281.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

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

Nok Air and Thai AirAsia fly from Mae Sot to Vientiane once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mae Sot 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
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mae Sot to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
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
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
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
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
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12go.asia
Bus from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $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
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
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
PTS Transit Service
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Udonthani to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Mae Sot to Vientiane is 632 km. It takes approximately 11 h 1 min to drive from Mae Sot to Vientiane.

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Nok Air offers flights from Mae Sot Airport to Udon Thani Airport.

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There are 220+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mae Sot to Mae Sot Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs ฿120 - ฿150.

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