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There are 9 ways to get from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur by car, plane, train or bus

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Drive to Nan, fly, train  •  13h 12m

  1. Drive from Vang Vieng to Nan
  2. Fly from Nan (NNT) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) NNT - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 455 - RM 1087

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Bus, train via Hat Yai  •  38h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Train Station
  2. Take the train from Nong Khai to Bang Sue Junction
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Hat Yai
  4. Take the train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
  5. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 229 - RM 798

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Minivan to Vientiane, fly, train  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the minivan from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
  2. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) VTE - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 381 - RM 1041

Bus to Luang Prabang, fly, train  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
  2. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) LPQ - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 543 - RM 1559

Bus, bus to Udon Thani, fly, train  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge to Udon Thani Airport
  3. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) UTH - KUL
  4. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 505 - RM 1145

Bus, minivan  •  40h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Nakhon Ratchasima
  3. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  4. Take the minivan from Hat Yai to Danok
  5. Take the bus from Danok Songkla to Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta

RM 370 - RM 390

Bus, train  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Train Station
  2. Take the train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

RM 14810 - RM 15010

Bus, train #2  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Rangsit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

RM 14841 - RM 14860

Drive  •  30h 42m

  1. Drive from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur 2264.7 km

RM 440 - RM 650

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Last updated: August 12 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur is to bus and minivan which costs $88 - $93 and takes 40h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur is to minivan and fly and train which costs $90 - $250 and takes 10h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Vang Vieng Naga Travel and arriving at Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta via Nong Khai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Hat Yai and Danok Songkla. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 23m.

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The distance between Vang Vieng and Kuala Lumpur is 1757 km. The road distance is 2264.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to bus and train via Hat Yai which takes 38h 27m and costs $50 - $190.

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It takes approximately 13h 12m to get from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Naga travel, depart from Vang Vieng Naga Travel station.

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There is no direct flight from Nan Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 10m and has one stopover.

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Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Alisan Golden Coach Express, arrive at Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta station.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Vang Vieng. It is currently 9:42 AM in Vang Vieng and 10:42 AM in Kuala Lumpur.

Map of how to get from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 1757 km
  • Duration: 13h 12m

What companies run services between Vang Vieng, Laos and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

You can take a bus from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur via Nong Khai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Thanon Nipatuthit 2, Hat Yai, and Danok Songkla in around 40h 23m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Nan to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 800
Flights from Vientiane to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 950
Flights from Udon Thani to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 950
Flights from Udon Thani to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang, Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 950
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 260 - RM 2200
Flights from Luang Prabang to Kuala Lumpur via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 2400
Flights from Luang Prabang to Kuala Lumpur via Pakse, Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 2400
Flights from Luang Prabang to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi, Krabi
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 1500
Flights from Udon Thani to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 270 - RM 2400
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 410 - RM 1400
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 2100
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 410 - RM 1400
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 30 - RM 230
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 30 - RM 45
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 60 - RM 85
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 170 - RM 230
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 240
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 35 - RM 45
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 65 - RM 95
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 180 - RM 240
Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 6 - RM 130
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 6 - RM 21
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 75 - RM 100
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 30 - RM 45
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 95 - RM 130
Train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 30 - RM 230
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 30 - RM 45
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 60 - RM 85
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 170 - RM 230
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 85
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 49 - RM 53
Gold
RM 70 - RM 85
Platinum
RM 95 - RM 120
Eastern and Oriental Express
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 30
Schedules at
baolau.com
Treasure Travel Laos
Phone
+856 (0) 71254682
Email
info@treasuretravellaos.com
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 70
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
baolau.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 113
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 113
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Udon Kaew Tour
Website
udonkaewtour.com
Bus from Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge to Udon Thani Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 27
Schedules at
udonkaewtour.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Nong Khai to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Piya
Phone
0-2894-6330-2
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 149
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai to Danok
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 8
Alisan Golden Coach Express
Phone
603-62637668
Website
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Bus from Danok Songkla to Kuala Lumpur Hentian Duta
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 65
Schedules at
alisangoldencoach.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Nong Khai to Rangsit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 75
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur is 2265 km. It takes approximately 30h 42m to drive from Vang Vieng to Kuala Lumpur.

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Thai AirAsia offers flights from Nan Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 3248+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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