There are 12 ways to get from Pattaya to Laos by bus, plane, car, train or night bus

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Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Vientiane  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Vientiane (VTE) BKK - VTE

$66 - $156

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Bus, night bus  •  15h

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the night bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$21 - $39

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Bus to Don Muang, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) DMK - KOP

$36 - $98

Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Luang Prabang  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) BKK - LPQ

$75 - $292

Fly Utapao to Udon Thani, bus, drive  •  14h

  1. Fly from Utapao (UTP) to Udon Thani (UTH) UTP - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
  3. Drive from Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge to Vientiane

$85 - $205

Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  14h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Udon Thani (UTH) BKK - UTH
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge

$68 - $166

Bus to Don Muang, fly to Vientiane  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Vientiane (VTE) DMK - VTE

$53 - $220

Bus, train  •  21h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Take the train from Lak Si to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

$50 - $111

Train  •  23h 18m

  1. Take the train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong 284 Phlu Ta Luang - Hua Lamphong - Class III Fan
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

$48 - $141

Minivan, bus  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the minivan from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$24

Train via Nong Khai Bus Station  •  18h 42m

  1. Take the train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong 284 Phlu Ta Luang - Hua Lamphong - Class III Fan
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

$23 - $96

Drive  •  14h 1m

  1. Drive from Pattaya to Vientiane 912.9 km

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Pattaya to Laos is to minivan and bus which costs ฿793 and takes 15h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Pattaya to Laos is to bus and fly which costs ฿2400 - ฿10000 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pattaya to Laos. However, there are services departing from Pattaya and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 6m.

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The distance between Pattaya and Laos is 831 km. The road distance is 912.9 km.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Laos without a car is to minivan and bus which takes 15h 6m and costs ฿793.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Pattaya to Laos, including transfers.

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Pattaya to Laos bus services, operated by Pannipa Pattaya Tour, depart from Pattaya station.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Laos is to train which takes 23h 18m and costs ฿1500 - ฿4700. Alternatively, you can minivan and bus, which costs ฿793 and takes 15h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Vientiane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Map of how to get from Pattaya to Laos.
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  • Distance: 831.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Pattaya, Thailand and Laos?

You can take a train from Pattaya to Vientiane via Hua Lamphong and Nong Khai in around 23h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pattaya to Vientiane via Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal and Bangkok Mochit in around 15h 6m.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $120
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $120
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Flights from Utapao to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Don Muang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Lak Si to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $45
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$21 - $29
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$12 - $17
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$35 - $45
Train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $35
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$17 - $24
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$8 - $12
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $50
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$21 - $29
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$12 - $18
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Email
info@airportpattayabus.com
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Udon Kaew Tour
Website
udonkaewtour.com
Bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
udonkaewtour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Pannipa Pattaya Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
bookaway.com
Budsarakham Tour
Roong Reuang Coach
Phone
02 747-4307
Email
service@pattayabus.com
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Pattaya to Laos bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, arrive at Si Chiang Mai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pattaya to Laos is 913 km. It takes approximately 14h 1m to drive from Pattaya to Laos.

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Thai Airways International, Lao Airlines, Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Utapao Airport is to minivan which takes 1h and costs ฿250.

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