There are 9 ways to get from Pakbeng to Vientiane by ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Speedboat, bus  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the Speedboat from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$64 - $66

Cheapest option

Drive, bus  •  18 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Pakbeng to Sainyabuli
  2. Take the bus from Sainyabuli to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$39 - $40

7 alternative options

Speedboat, Minivan, bus  •  17 h 8 min

  1. Take the Speedboat from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the Minivan from Luang Prabang Malany to Vang Vieng Malany
  3. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station

$53

Speedboat, Minivan, bus via Vang Vieng Laos  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Take the Speedboat from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the Minivan from Luang Prabang Malany to Vang Vieng Malany
  3. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Vientiane

$56

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Pakbeng to Vientiane 315.8 miles

Speedboat to Luang Prabang, fly  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the Speedboat from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
  2. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Vientiane (VTE) LPQ - VTE

$97 - $224

Drive to Luang Namtha, fly  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Pakbeng to Luang Namtha
  2. Fly from Luang Namtha (LXG) to Vientiane (VTE) LXG - VTE

$74 - $203

Taxi to Oudomxay, fly  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pakbeng to Oudomxay
  2. Fly from Oudomxay (ODY) to Vientiane (VTE) ODY - VTE

$202 - $316

Ferry to Houeisay, fly  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the ferry from Pakbeng to Huay Xai
  2. Fly from Houeisay (HOE) to Vientiane (VTE) HOE - VTE

$97 - $194

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pakbeng to Vientiane is to drive and bus which costs $38 - $40 and takes 18 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pakbeng to Vientiane is to taxi and fly which costs $200 - $320 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Pakbeng and Vientiane is 264 km. The road distance is 505.2 km.

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It takes approximately 17 h 6 min to get from Pakbeng to Vientiane, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Pakbeng, Laos and Vientiane, Laos?

There is no direct connection from Pakbeng to Vientiane. However, you can take the Speedboat to Luang Prabang, take the taxi to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal, then take the bus to Vientiane Talat Sao Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Pakbeng to Vientiane via Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Malany, and Vang Vieng Malany in around 17 h 8 min.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Flights from Luang Namtha to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Oudomxay to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Luang Namtha to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Flights from Oudomxay to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Flights from Houeisay to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Bus operators
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Malany Transport
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Malany to Vang Vieng Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
baolau.com
bus
Bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Sainyabuli to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Ferry operators
Speedboat
Ferry from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
hobomaps.com
Ferry from Pakbeng to Huay Xai
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
hobomaps.com
Other operators
Taxi from Pakbeng to Oudomxay
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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