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There are 6 ways to get from Nong Khai to Lin’an by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly to Kunming, bus

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Kunming (KMG)
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

Fly to Phongsaly, drive

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Phongsaly (PCQ)
  2. Drive from Phongsaly to Lin’an

Bus, train via Vinh

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vinh Station
  2. Take the train from Vinh to Ha Noi
  3. Take the train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai
  4. Take the train from Hekou North to Jianshui

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai
  3. Take the train from Hekou North to Jianshui

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
  2. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
  4. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

Drive

  1. Drive from Nong Khai to Lin’an

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The cheapest way to get from Nong Khai to Lin’an is to bus and train via Vinh which costs ฿1600 - ฿3100 and takes 33h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Nong Khai to Lin’an is to fly and bus which costs ฿1100 - ฿7000 and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nong Khai station to Lin’an. However, there are services departing from Nong Khai Train Station and arriving at Yunnan Jianshui via Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang - Naluang Station and Kunming South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 8m.

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The distance between Nong Khai and Lin’an is 638 km. The road distance is 1270 km.

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The best way to get from Nong Khai to Lin’an without a car is to bus which takes 41h 8m and costs ฿4322.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Nong Khai to Lin’an, including transfers.

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Nong Khai to Lin’an bus services, operated by Naga travel, depart from Nong Khai Train Station.

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The quickest flight from Vientiane Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Nong Khai to Lin’an bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Yunnan Jianshui station.

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Lin’an is 1h ahead of Nong Khai. It is currently 10:17 AM in Nong Khai and 11:17 AM in Lin’an.

Map of how to get from Nong Khai to Lin’an.
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  • Distance: 638 km
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between Nong Khai, Thailand and Lin’an, Yunnan Sheng, China?

You can take a bus from Nong Khai to Lin’an via Vang Vieng Naga Travel, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang - Naluang Station, and Kunming South in around 41h 8m.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥1200
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥1500
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Vientiane to Phongsaly
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥75 - ¥1600
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Vinh to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥160
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
¥50 - ¥75
Soft seat, air-conditioned
¥60 - ¥90
Bed, air-conditioned
¥100 - ¥160
Train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥150
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
¥50 - ¥75
Soft seat, air-conditioned
¥55 - ¥85
Bed, air-conditioned
¥100 - ¥150
China Railways K-Class
Train from Hekou North to Jianshui
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥30 - ¥95
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
¥30 - ¥45
Hard sleeper
¥75 - ¥95
Soft sleeper
¥120 - ¥140
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥81
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Saysamon Transports
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vinh Station
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥162
Schedules at
baolau.com
Huyen Chau
Bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥155
Schedules at
baolau.com
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥187
Schedules at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥164
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Treasure Travel Laos
Phone
+856 (0) 71254682
Email
info@treasuretravellaos.com
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥101
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Book at
baolau.com
Naluang
Phone
856071212979
Website
naluangstation.com
Bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥497
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Nong Khai to Lin’an is 1270 km. It takes approximately 16h 39m to drive from Nong Khai to Lin’an.

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Lao Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Vientiane Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Lin’an. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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The best way to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane Airport is to drive which takes 34 min and costs ฿85 - ฿130.

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