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There are 10 ways to get from Pattaya to Laos by bus, plane, car, train or night bus

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Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  5h 11m

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

$34 - $44

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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

$19 - $44

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Minivan to Don Muang, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the minivan from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) DMK - KOP

$67 - $71

Fly Utapao to Udon Thani, bus, drive  •  5h 42m

  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

Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  6h 36m

  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

$30 - $56

Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Vientiane  •  6h 5m

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

$556 - $1,306

Minivan to Don Muang, fly to Vientiane  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the minivan from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Vientiane (VTE) DMK - VTE

$91 - $617

Minivan, train  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the minivan from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

$21 - $69

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

$35

Drive  •  10h 1m

  1. Drive from Pattaya to Vientiane 703.3 km

$60 - $90

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Laos from May 17.

International flights leaving Thailand are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Last updated: May 5 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pattaya to Laos is to minivan and bus which costs ฿1037 and takes 15h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Pattaya to Laos is to bus and fly which costs ฿1000 - ฿1400 and takes 5h 11m.

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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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It is 831 km from Pattaya to Laos. It is approximately 703.3 km to drive.

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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 ฿1037.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m 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 quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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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 703 km. It takes approximately 10h 1m to drive from Pattaya to Laos.

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  • Distance: 831.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Pattaya, Thailand and Laos?

You can take a bus from Pattaya to Vientiane via Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal and Bangkok Mochit in around 15h 6m.

Airlines
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Flights from Utapao to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Flights from Don Muang to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $55
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)
$7 - $10
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$14 - $20
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Email
info@airportpattayabus.com
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.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
$13
Schedules at
bookaway.com
Udon Kaew Tour
Website
udonkaewtour.com
Bus from Udon Thani Airport to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
udonkaewtour.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Thai Smile offers flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Nakhon Phanom 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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