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Recommended option

Fly Penang to Vientiane  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Vientiane (VTE) PEN - VTE

$122 - $517

Cheapest option

Train, train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Luang Prabang  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Seremban to Bandar Tasik Selatan
  2. Take the train from Bandar Tasik Selatan to Klia T1
  3. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) KUL - LPQ

$38 - $266

9 alternative options

Fly Penang to Luang Prabang  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) PEN - LPQ

$82 - $321

Fly Singapore to Luang Prabang  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Singapore (SIN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) SIN - LPQ

$99 - $273

Fly Penang to Nakhon Phanom  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) PEN - KOP

$81 - $183

Train, train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Vientiane  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Seremban to Bandar Tasik Selatan
  2. Take the train from Bandar Tasik Selatan to Klia T1
  3. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Vientiane (VTE) KUL - VTE

$59 - $302

Train  •  39 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
  4. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai

$87 - $219

Train, night train  •  40 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
  4. Take the night train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai

$87 - $219

Bus  •  37 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$58 - $71

Train, bus, night bus  •  42 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
  2. Take the bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the night bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane

Drive  •  32 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane 1412.1 miles

$100 - $160

What companies run services between Malaysia and Laos?

Thai Smile, Thai Airways International and two other airlines fly from George Town to Vientiane 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, Bang Sue, and Nong Khai in around 39 h 46 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $210
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Penang to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Kuala Lumpur, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Seremban to Bandar Tasik Selatan
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Seremban to Bandar Tasik Selatan
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$3 - $4
Platinum
$4 - $5
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $28
Train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $13
Gold
$18 - $20
Platinum
$24 - $28
KLIA Transit
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Bandar Tasik Selatan to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
bus
Bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Siam Lane Tour (Siam Dernrod)
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Malaysia and Laos is 2213 km. The road distance is 2259 km.

The cheapest way to get from Malaysia to Laos is to bus which costs RM 220 - RM 290 and takes 37 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Malaysia to Laos is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs RM 480 - RM 2100.

It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Malaysia to Laos, including transfers.