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There are 7 ways to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave by plane, car, bus, train or night bus

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 Dong Hoi

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Dong Hoi (VDH)

Cheapest option

Fly to Nakhon Phanom, drive

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP)
  2. Drive from Nakhon Phanom to Son Doong Cave

5 alternative options

Bus, drive, train

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loeng Nok Tha
  2. Drive from Loeng Nok Tha to Savannakhet
  3. Take the bus from Savannakhet to Hue - Sinh Tourist Office
  4. Take the train from Hue to Dong Hoi

Public Van, bus

  1. Take the Public Van from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Rangsit
  2. Take the bus from Rangsit Bus Terminal to Mukdahan
  3. Take the bus from Savannakhet to Hue - Sinh Tourist Office
  4. Take the bus from Hue to Phong Nha Ke Bang

Bus, night bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
  2. Take the night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
  3. Take the train from Vinh to Minh Le

Train, night bus

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai
  2. Take the night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
  3. Take the train from Vinh to Minh Le

Drive

  1. Drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave

Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Dong Hoi (VDH) flights

The flight time between Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Dong Hoi (VDH) is around 6h 50m and covers a distance of around 756 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 57m. Services are operated by Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways and others. Typically 61 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

61 Weekly Planes
6h 50m Average Duration
$66 Cheapest Price
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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

International flights leaving Thailand are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: May 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave is to fly and drive which costs ฿1600 - ฿3400 and takes 6h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave is to fly which takes 5h 26m and costs ฿4000 - ฿7500.

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The distance between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Son Doong Cave is 725 km. The road distance is 1049.6 km.

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The best way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave without a car is to Public Van and bus which takes 28h 25m and costs ฿2000 - ฿2400.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave is to fly which takes 5h 26m and costs ฿4000 - ฿7500. Alternatively, you can Public Van and bus, which costs ฿2000 - ฿2400 and takes 28h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Dong Hoi Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave is 1050 km. It takes approximately 15h 31m to drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave.

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Bangkok Airways, Bamboo Airways, Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Dong Hoi Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Son Doong Cave. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave.
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  • Distance: 725.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

What companies run services between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand and Son Doong Cave, Vietnam?

Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines and four other airlines fly from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Son Doong Cave via Rangsit Bus Terminal, Mukdahan, Savannakhet, Hue - Sinh Tourist Office, Hue, and Phong Nha Ke Bang in around 28h 25m.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Dong Hoi via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Dong Hoi via Noi Bai International, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Dong Hoi via Danang, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Bamboo Airways
Website
bambooairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Dong Hoi via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Dong Hoi via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Dong Hoi via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $70
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Hue to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$5 - $9
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$6 - $9
Bed, air-conditioned
$12 - $18
Train from Vinh to Minh Le
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$5 - $9
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$6 - $9
Bed, air-conditioned
$12 - $18
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $45
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$20 - $27
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$12 - $17
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Savannakhet to Hue - Sinh Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
bangkokairportonline.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Rangsit
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Rangsit Bus Terminal to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
12go.asia
Hey Travel
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Hue to Phong Nha Ke Bang
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
baolau.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
12go.asia
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com

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