There are 6 ways to get from Siem Reap to Vientiane by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Siem Reap (REP) to Vientiane (VTE) REP - VTE

$129 - $350

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Bus  •  20 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Poipet
  2. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Nakhon Ratchasima
  3. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
  4. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$22 - $36

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Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Siem Reap (REP) to Udon Thani (UTH) REP - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$92 - $304

Bus King of Bus  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station

$39

Bus, train  •  30 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Poipet
  2. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai

$67 - $156

Drive  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Siem Reap to Vientiane 576.6 miles

$75 - $110

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No, there is no direct bus from Siem Reap to Vientiane station. However, there are services departing from Siem Reap and arriving at Vientiane Bus Station via Pakse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h.

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The distance between Siem Reap and Vientiane is 530 km. The road distance is 922.5 km.

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The best way to get from Siem Reap to Vientiane without a car is to bus which takes 18 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Siem Reap to Vientiane, including transfers.

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Siem Reap to Vientiane bus services, operated by PPSDN, depart from Siem Reap station.

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The best way to get from Siem Reap to Vientiane is to fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h.

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There is no direct flight from Siem Reap Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Siem Reap to Vientiane bus services, operated by King of Bus, arrive at Vientiane Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Siem Reap to Vientiane is 923 km. It takes approximately 14 h 14 min to drive from Siem Reap to Vientiane.

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Thai Airways International, China Southern Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air and three other airlines offer flights from Siem Reap Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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  • Distance: 330.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Vientiane, Laos?

Lao Airlines, Bangkok Airways and four other airlines fly from Siem Reap to Vientiane every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Siem Reap to Vientiane via Pakse in around 18 h.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Vientiane via Pakse
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Vientiane via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Siem Reap to Vientiane via Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Vientiane via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Siem Reap to Vientiane via Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Siem Reap to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Vientiane via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
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)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
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 Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
home.transport.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
$33
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Capitol Tour Cambodia
Website
capitoltourscambodia.com
Bus from Siem Reap to Poipet
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
capitoltourscambodia.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
bus
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7

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There are 238+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Siem Reap to Siem Reap Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs .

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