There are 7 ways to get from Phnom Penh to Vientiane by plane, bus, train or car

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  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Vientiane (VTE) PNH - VTE

$62 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus The Transport Company  •  23 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$33 - $44

5 alternative options

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Udon Thani (UTH) PNH - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$95 - $279

Bus, train  •  30 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC

$70 - $139

Bus King of Bus  •  25 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station

$51 - $56

Train  •  36 h 20 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

$73 - $158

Drive  •  18 h

  1. Drive from Phnom Penh to Vientiane 692.9 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Phnom Penh to Vientiane is to bus which costs $30 - $45 and takes 23 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phnom Penh to Vientiane is to fly which costs $60 - $260 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The distance between Phnom Penh and Vientiane is 754 km. The road distance is 1108.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Phnom Penh to Vientiane, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phnom Penh to Vientiane. However, there are services departing from Phnom Penh and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 36 min.

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

Vietnam Airlines flies from Phnom Penh to Vientiane once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phnom Penh to Vientiane via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Bangkok Mochit in around 23 h 36 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
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
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
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
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
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 - $29
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 - $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 - $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
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
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
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Pakse to Vientiane Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia

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