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.

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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

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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

$48 - $124

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Fly to Luang Prabang, bus  •  13 h 35 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 16 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  •  12 h 47 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

$127 - $322

Fly to Phon Savan, drive  •  13 h 3 min

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

Bus, train  •  27 h 6 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

$55 - $104

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  28 h 47 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

$58 - $69

Bus  •  34 h

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Sorya Bus to Ban Nakasang
  2. Take the bus from Ban Nakasang to Vang Vieng Laos

$50

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

$71

Drive  •  20 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng 783.3 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

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, Mission Hospital Mahanak and Bangkok Tara Travel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 47 min.

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

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The best way to get from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng without a car is to bus and train which takes 27 h 6 min and costs .

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

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

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The quickest flight from Phnom Penh Airport to Vientiane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng bus services, operated by Tara Tour and Travel, arrive at Vang Vieng Laos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng is 1253 km. It takes approximately 20 h 18 min to drive from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng.

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Vietnam Airlines offers flights from Phnom Penh Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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There are 98+ hotels available in Vang Vieng. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Phnom Penh to Vang Vieng.
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  • Distance: 537.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 50 min

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, Mission Hospital, Mission Hospital Mahanak, Wat Chanasongkram, and Bangkok Tara Travel in around 28 h 47 min.

Airlines
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Phnom Penh to Phon Savan via Don Muang, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Phnom Penh to Phon Savan via Suvarnabhumi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Phnom Penh to Nan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Flights from Phnom Penh to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
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 47 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
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Nan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $170
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
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
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 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.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
$26
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
$40
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
PPSDN
Website
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Phnom Penh Sorya Bus to Ban Nakasang
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Book at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
bus
Bus from Ban Nakasang to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25

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The best way to get from Phnom Penh to Phnom Penh Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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