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There are 8 ways to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Aranyaprathet
  2. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Mukdahan

$24 - $39

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Train, bus  •  19h 2m

  1. Take the train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
  2. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Mukdahan

$15 - $31

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Bus via Poipet Virak Buntham Express  •  17h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Mukdahan

$31 - $36

Drive  •  11h 20m

  1. Drive from Phnom Penh to savannakhet 423.3 miles

$55 - $80

Fly Phnom Penh to Nakhon Phanom, drive  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) PNH - KOP
  2. Drive from Nakhon Phanom to savannakhet

Fly Phnom Penh to Roi Et, bus  •  8h 48m

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Roi Et (ROI) PNH - ROI
  2. Take the bus from Roi Et to Mukdahan

$106 - $291

Fly Phnom Penh to Savannakhet  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Savannakhet (ZVK) PNH - ZVK

$152 - $463

Bus, bus to Pakse, fly to Savannakhet  •  13h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Sorya Bus to Ban Nakasang
  2. Take the bus from Ban Nakasang to Pakse Southern Bus Terminal
  3. Fly from Pakse (PKZ) to Savannakhet (ZVK) PKZ - ZVK

$112 - $226

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet is to train and bus which costs $15 - $35 and takes 19h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet is to fly which costs $150 - $470 and takes 7h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phnom Penh to savannakhet. However, there are services departing from Phnom Penh and arriving at Mukdahan via Aranyaprathet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 42m.

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The distance between Phnom Penh and savannakhet is 557 km. The road distance is 677.3 km.

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The best way to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet without a car is to bus which takes 15h 42m and costs $24 - $40.

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It takes approximately 15h 42m to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet, including transfers.

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Phnom Penh to savannakhet bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Phnom Penh station.

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The best way to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet is to bus which takes 15h 42m and costs $24 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $470 and takes 7h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Phnom Penh Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 15m and has one stopover.

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Phnom Penh to savannakhet bus services, operated by Yellow Bus, arrive at Mukdahan station.

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Map of how to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet.
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  • Distance: 347.8 miles
  • Duration: 15h 42m

What companies run services between Phnom Penh, Cambodia and savannakhet, Laos?

You can take a bus from Phnom Penh to savannakhet via Aranyaprathet in around 15h 42m. Alternatively, Lanmei Airlines, Lao Airlines and two other airlines fly from Phnom Penh to savannakhet twice daily.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Savannakhet via Suvarnabhumi, Pakse
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Phnom Penh to Savannakhet via Tan Son Nhat, Pakse
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Pakse to Savannakhet
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Phnom Penh to Nakhon Phanom via Siem Reap, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Phnom Penh to Roi Et via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Train operators
Royal Railway Cambodia
Phone
023 992 379
Email
Chhon.Sotheara@trrcambodia.com
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Roi Et to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
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bookmebus.com
bus
Bus from Ban Nakasang to Pakse Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5

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Yes, the driving distance between Phnom Penh to savannakhet is 677 km. It takes approximately 11h 20m to drive from Phnom Penh to savannakhet.

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Nok Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Air Class Líneas Aéreas and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Phnom Penh Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in savannakhet. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Phnom Penh to Phnom Penh Airport is to train which takes 20m and costs $2 - $3.

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