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There are 6 ways to get from Sihanoukville to Vientiane by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Sihanoukville (KOS) to Vientiane (VTE) KOS - VTE

$137 - $500

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Bus, night train  •  27h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express to Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office
  2. Take the night train from Lak Si to Nong Khai 77 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

$42 - $90

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Bus, train  •  32h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express to Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC

$81 - $144

Bus via Mochit 2 Bus Depot  •  26h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express to Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$46 - $47

Bus  •  34h

  1. Take the bus from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Sorya Bus to Ban Nakasang
  3. Take the bus from Ban Nakasang to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$58 - $62

Drive  •  21h 12m

  1. Drive from Sihanoukville to Vientiane 829.2 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Sihanoukville to Vientiane is to bus which costs $46 - $47 and takes 26h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Sihanoukville to Vientiane is to fly which costs $130 - $500 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sihanoukville to Vientiane. However, there are services departing from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Kong Salak and Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 2m.

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The distance between Sihanoukville and Vientiane is 824 km. The road distance is 1326.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sihanoukville to Vientiane without a car is to bus which takes 26h 2m and costs $46 - $47.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Sihanoukville to Vientiane, including transfers.

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Sihanoukville to Vientiane bus services, operated by Virak Buntham, depart from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express station.

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The best way to get from Sihanoukville to Vientiane is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs $130 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $46 - $47 and takes 26h 2m.

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There is no direct flight from Sihanoukville Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Sihanoukville to Vientiane bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, arrive at Si Chiang Mai station.

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Map of how to get from Sihanoukville to Vientiane.
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  • Distance: 515.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Vientiane, Laos?

Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Sihanoukville to Vientiane hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office, Kong Salak, Mochit 2 Bus Depot, and Bangkok Mochit in around 26h 2m.

Airlines
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.com
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Tan Son Nhat, Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Tan Son Nhat, Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Tan Son Nhat, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Siem Reap, Pakse
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Siem Reap, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Sihanoukville to Vientiane via Siem Reap, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Night train from Lak Si to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $50
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 - $50
Bus operators
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express to Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
12go.asia
Budsarakham Tour
Phone
0907793900
Email
brt@budsarakamtour.com
Website
budsarakamtour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
PPSDN
Phone
023210359
Email
info@ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Website
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Sorya Bus to Ban Nakasang
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Thero Express
Phone
‎‎ (+855) 15-499-234
Email
info@theroexpress.com
Website
theroexpress.com
Bus from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
theroexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Ban Nakasang to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25

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Yes, the driving distance between Sihanoukville to Vientiane is 1327 km. It takes approximately 21h 12m to drive from Sihanoukville to Vientiane.

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Air Class Líneas Aéreas, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Sihanoukville Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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There are 233+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sihanoukville to Sihanoukville Airport is to taxi which takes 18m and costs $15 - $18.

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