There are 11 ways to get from Malaysia to Laos by plane, train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly Singapore to Luang Prabang  •  7 h 1 min

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

$103 - $275

Cheapest option

Fly Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Vientiane (VTE) KUL - VTE

$44 - $274

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Fly Penang to Vientiane  •  7 h 21 min

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

$62 - $283

Fly Penang to Nakhon Phanom  •  8 h 2 min

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

$70 - $171

Fly Penang to Luang Prabang  •  7 h 46 min

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

$76 - $309

Fly Penang to Udon Thani, train  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Udon Thani (UTH) PEN - UTH
  2. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai

$151 - $359

Train  •  42 h 13 min

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

$79 - $195

Bus via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal  •  37 h 30 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

$56 - $70

Train, night train  •  37 h 39 min

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

$53 - $144

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Cameron Highlands
  2. Take the bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Nakhon Ratchasima
  4. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udonthani
  5. Take the bus from Udonthani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$87 - $95

Drive  •  32 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane 1412.1 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malaysia to Laos is to bus which costs RM 230 - RM 290 and takes 37 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Malaysia to Laos is to fly which costs RM 180 - RM 1200 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The distance between Malaysia and Laos is 1722 km. The road distance is 2259.4 km.

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The best way to get from Malaysia to Laos without a car is to bus which takes 37 h 30 min and costs RM 230 - RM 290.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Malaysia to Laos, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Malaysia to Laos is to fly which takes 7 h 1 min and costs RM 420 - RM 1200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RM 320 - RM 850 and takes 42 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs RM 230 - RM 290 and takes 37 h 30 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Singapore Airport to Luang Prabang Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Malaysia to Laos is 2259 km. It takes approximately 32 h to drive from Malaysia to Laos.

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SilkAir, Vietnam Airlines, Lao Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Singapore Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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The best way to get from Malaysia to Singapore Airport is to bus which takes 1 h 45 min and costs RM 31.

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Map of how to get from Malaysia to Laos.
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  • Distance: 1076.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

What companies run services between Malaysia and Laos?

SilkAir, Thai AirAsia and five other airlines fly from Johor Bahru to Luang Prabang every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Padang Besar, Padang Besar, Bang Sue, and Nong Khai in around 42 h 13 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Penang to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Penang to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Penang to Udon Thani via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
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 Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Penang to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Penang to Luang Prabang via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Penang to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
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
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
$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 Padang Besar to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
16 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $60
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 - $60
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 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
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
$15
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
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
CS Travel & Tours
Website
cstravel.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Cameron Highlands
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
cstravel.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Unititi express
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Tanah Rata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Piya
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udonthani
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com
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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