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There are 8 ways to get from Surat Thani to Vientiane by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Vientiane  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Vientiane (VTE) URT - VTE

$95 - $445

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Train, night train  •  25 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Suratthani Train Station to Hua Lamphong 40 Suratthani - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 77 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC / ...

$25 - $110

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Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Udon Thani (UTH) URT - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$78 - $199

Fly to Khon Kaen, bus  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Khon Kaen (KKC) URT - KKC
  2. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$94 - $250

Train  •  28 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Suratthani Train Station to Bang Sue 40 Suratthani - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC

$64 - $165

Bus The Transport Company  •  22 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Surat Thani Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$33 - $40

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  30 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Suratthani to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane

$47 - $56

Drive  •  22 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Surat Thani to Vientiane 899.6 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Surat Thani to Vientiane is to bus which costs ฿1000 - ฿1300 and takes 22 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Surat Thani to Vientiane is to fly which costs ฿3100 - ฿15000 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Surat Thani to Vientiane. However, there are services departing from Surat Thani Bus Terminal and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 36 min.

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The distance between Surat Thani and Vientiane is 1043 km. The road distance is 1439.4 km.

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The best way to get from Surat Thani to Vientiane without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 36 min and costs ฿1000 - ฿1300.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Surat Thani to Vientiane, including transfers.

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Surat Thani to Vientiane bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Surat Thani Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Surat Thani to Vientiane is to fly which takes 6 h 42 min and costs ฿3100 - ฿15000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿2100 - ฿5500 and takes 28 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs ฿1000 - ฿1300 and takes 22 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Surat Thani Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Surat Thani to Vientiane.
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  • Distance: 651.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

What companies run services between Surat Thani, Thailand and Vientiane, Laos?

Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari and Nok Air fly from Surat Thani to Vientiane 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Surat Thani to Vientiane via Surat Thani station, Suratthani Train Station, Bang Sue, and Nong Khai in around 28 h 52 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Flights from Surat Thani to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Flights from Surat Thani to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Phuket
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Flights from Surat Thani to Khon Kaen via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Flights from Surat Thani to Khon Kaen via Chiang Mai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $480
Flights from Surat Thani to Khon Kaen via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Flights from Surat Thani to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Flights from Surat Thani to Khon Kaen via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Surat Thani to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Ubon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Surat Thani to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Flights from Surat Thani to Khon Kaen via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Surat Thani to Khon Kaen via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Suratthani Train Station to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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 Suratthani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
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 Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Surat Thani Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Budsarakham Tour
Phone
0907793900
Email
brt@budsarakamtour.com
Website
budsarakamtour.com
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
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Surat Thani to Vientiane is 1439 km. It takes approximately 22 h 2 min to drive from Surat Thani to Vientiane.

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Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Surat Thani Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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There are 215+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Surat Thani to Surat Thani Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs ฿100.

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