There are 7 ways to get from Surin to Vientiane by train, bus, car, taxi or plane

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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Train  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Surin to Nakhon Ratchasima
  2. Take the train from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
  3. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai

$67 - $165

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Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Surin to Nakhon Ratchasima
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Khon Kaen
  3. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$15 - $30

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Train, bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Surin to Nakhon Ratchasima
  2. Take the train from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$23 - $86

Bus, Mini Bus  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Surin to Mukdahan
  2. Take the bus from Mukdahan to Kalasin 829
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Kalasin Bus Terminal to Udonthani Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Udonthani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$31 - $34

Drive  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Surin to Vientiane 435.9 miles

$60 - $90

Taxi, fly to Vientiane  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Surin to Buri Ram
  2. Fly from Buri Ram (BFV) to Vientiane (VTE) BFV - VTE

$89 - $242

Taxi, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Surin to Buri Ram
  2. Fly from Buri Ram (BFV) to Udon Thani (UTH) BFV - UTH
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$122 - $356

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Surin to Vientiane station. However, there are services departing from Surin and arriving at Vientiane Talat Sao Station via Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h.

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The distance between Surin and Vientiane is 356 km. The road distance is 697.5 km.

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The best way to get from Surin to Vientiane without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 19 h 55 min to get from Surin to Vientiane, including transfers.

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Surin to Vientiane bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Surin station.

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The best way to get from Surin to Vientiane is to train which takes 19 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h.

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There is no direct flight from Buri Ram Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Surin to Vientiane bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Vientiane Talat Sao Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Surin to Vientiane is 698 km. It takes approximately 10 h 58 min to drive from Surin to Vientiane.

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Nok Air and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Buri Ram Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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Map of how to get from Surin to Vientiane.
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  • Distance: 222.5 miles
  • Duration: 19 h 55 min

What companies run services between Surin, Thailand and Vientiane, Laos?

You can take a train from Surin to Vientiane via Nakhon Ratchasima, Udon Thani, and Nong Khai in around 19 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Surin to Vientiane via Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen in around 13 h.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Buri Ram to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Flights from Buri Ram to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Buri Ram to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Buri Ram to Udon Thani via Don Muang, Ubon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surin to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$28 - $40
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
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Surin to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$5
Super
$6
Supreme
$6 - $7
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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 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
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Surin to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Mukdahan to Kalasin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mini Bus
Bus from Kalasin Bus Terminal to Udonthani Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Udonthani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Other operators
Taxi from Surin to Buri Ram
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20

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