There are 7 ways to get from Pai to Vientiane by bus, night bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Mini Van, bus Orsuksa Tour  •  20 h

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai

$40 - $49

Cheapest option

Mini Van, bus Phetprasert Tour  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani 876
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$32 - $52

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Mini Van, night bus  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai

$80 - $105

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Pai to Vientiane 467.7 miles

$65 - $100

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Vientiane  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Vientiane (VTE) CNX - VTE

$93 - $303

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Udon Thani (UTH) CNX - UTH
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$51 - $157

Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Udon Thani (UTH) HGN - UTH
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$104 - $286

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Pai to Vientiane station. However, there are services departing from Pai and arriving at Vientiane Talat Sao Station via Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and Nong Khai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h.

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The distance between Pai and Vientiane is 465 km. The road distance is 748.4 km.

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The best way to get from Pai to Vientiane without a car is to Mini Van and bus which takes 20 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 20 h to get from Pai to Vientiane, including transfers.

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Pai to Vientiane bus services, operated by Prempracha Transport, depart from Pai station.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Pai to Vientiane bus services, operated by Orsuksa Tour, arrive at Nong Khai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pai to Vientiane is 748 km. It takes approximately 12 h 43 min to drive from Pai to Vientiane.

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Thai Airways International, Thai Smile, China Southern Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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There are 238+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pai to Vientiane.
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  • Distance: 290.5 miles
  • Duration: 20 h

What companies run services between Pai, Thailand and Vientiane, Laos?

You can take a bus from Pai to Vientiane via Chiang Mai, Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, and Nong Khai in around 20 h.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Udon Thani via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
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12go.asia
Bus from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
The Transport Company
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
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Taxi Chiang Mai
Website
taxichiangmai.com

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