There are 9 ways to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus  •  15 h 42 min

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

$24 - $40

8 alternative options

Bus via Poipet Virak Buntham Express  •  17 h 34 min

  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

Van, train, bus  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Take the Van from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Battambang Mekong Express
  2. Take the train from Battambang to Poipet
  3. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Mukdahan

$27 - $37

Drive  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Phnom Penh to savannakhet 423.3 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Sakon Nakhon, drive  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Sakon Nakhon (SNO) PNH - SNO
  2. Drive from Sakon Nakhon to savannakhet

Fly to Roi Et, bus  •  9 h 13 min

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

$104 - $289

Fly to Savannakhet  •  7 h 21 min

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

$200 - $600

Fly to Nakhon Phanom, drive  •  7 h 36 min

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

Fly to Vientiane, bus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Vientiane (VTE) PNH - VTE
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Savannakhet Laos

$94 - $287

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 15 h 42 min. Alternatively, Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and Thai Airways International fly from Phnom Penh to savannakhet twice daily.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Sakon Nakhon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Phnom Penh to Sakon Nakhon via Ho Chi Minh City, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Flights from Phnom Penh to Sakon Nakhon via Kuala Lumpur, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Phnom Penh to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Sakon Nakhon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Flights from Phnom Penh to Roi Et via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Phnom Penh to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Phnom Penh to Nakhon Phanom via Siem Reap, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Savannakhet via Suvarnabhumi, Pakse
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Phnom Penh to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Train operators
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Battambang to Poipet
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$0 - $6
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Roi Et to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Battambang Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
King of Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Savannakhet Laos
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
baolau.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Phnom Penh and savannakhet is 557 km. The road distance is 677 km.

The cheapest way to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet is to bus which costs $30 - $40 and takes 17 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Phnom Penh to savannakhet is to fly which takes 7 h 21 min and costs $200 - $600.

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 15 h 42 min.

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