There are 11 ways to get from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng by plane, bus, car, train or night bus

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

Fly to Vientiane, bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Vientiane (VTE) PNH - VTE
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany

$70 - $263

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  27 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$56 - $100

9 alternative options

Fly to Luang Prabang, bus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) PNH - LPQ
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

$185 - $500

Fly to Nan, drive  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Nan (NNT) PNH - NNT
  2. Drive from Nan to Vang Vieng

$100 - $253

Fly to Udon Thani, train, bus  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Udon Thani (UTH) PNH - UTH
  2. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$126 - $322

Fly to Phon Savan, drive  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Phon Savan (XKH) PNH - XKH
  2. Drive from Phon Savan to Vang Vieng

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  28 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos

$56 - $68

Bus  •  30 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany

$59 - $64

Train, bus  •  32 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
  2. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
  4. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$60 - $120

Bus, night bus  •  32 h

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
  2. Take the night bus from Pakse to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$66 - $71

Drive  •  20 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng 783.3 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng is to bus which costs $59 - $64 and takes 30 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng is to fly and bus which costs $70 - $270 and takes 9 h 50 min.

More details

The distance between Phnom Penh and Vang Vieng is 860 km. The road distance is 1253.2 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng. However, there are services departing from Phnom Penh and arriving at Vang Vieng Laos via Mochit 2 Bus Depot and Bangkok Tara Travel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 55 min.

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

You can take a bus from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Mochit 2 Bus Depot, Wat Ratchanatdaram, and Bangkok Tara Travel in around 28 h 55 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Phnom Penh to Nan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Flights from Phnom Penh to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from Phnom Penh to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Phnom Penh to Phon Savan via Suvarnabhumi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Phnom Penh to Phon Savan via Hanoi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
Train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
Bus operators
Malany Transport
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com
Treasure Travel Laos
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Night bus from Pakse to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
King of Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
baolau.com

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