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

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Fly Vientiane to Suvarnabhumi  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) VTE - BKK

฿2192 - ฿17107

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Train  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong 9076 Nong Khai - Hua Lamphong - Class II Fan / ...

฿180 - ฿1500

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Drive, bus to Udon Thani, fly to Don Muang  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
  2. Take the bus from Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge to Udon Thani Airport
  3. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Don Muang (DMK) UTH - DMK

Bus to Udon Thani, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge to Udon Thani Airport
  2. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) UTH - BKK

฿790 - ฿2455

Fly Vientiane to Don Muang  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Don Muang (DMK) VTE - DMK

฿1462 - ฿5602

Bus  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Si Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit

฿650 - ฿1400

Drive  •  9h 12m

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Bangkok 644.3 km

฿1700 - ฿2600

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The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Bangkok is to train which costs $6 - $50 and takes 10h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Bangkok is to fly which costs $70 - $550 and takes 3h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Si Chiang Mai and arriving at Bangkok Mochit. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 37m.

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The distance between Vientiane and Bangkok is 519 km. The road distance is 644.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Bangkok without a car is to bus which takes 11h 37m and costs $20 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Vientiane to Bangkok, including transfers.

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Vientiane to Bangkok bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, depart from Si Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Bangkok is to fly which takes 3h 49m and costs $70 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $6 - $50 and takes 10h 5m, you could also bus, which costs $20 - $45 and takes 11h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Vientiane Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Vientiane to Bangkok bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, arrive at Bangkok Mochit station.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 519.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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

Lao Airlines, Thai Smile and two other airlines fly from Vientiane to Bangkok every 4 hours. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong 5 times a day. Tickets cost ฿180 - ฿1500 and the journey takes 9h 35m.

Airlines
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿8000
Flights from Udon Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿1900
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Vientiane to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿8000
Flights from Udon Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿1900
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿2500
Flights from Vientiane to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿5500
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿1500
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿7000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿7000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿180 - ฿1500
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)
฿180 - ฿270
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿400 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1500
Bus operators
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
฿200
Schedules at
udonkaewtour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Budsarakham Tour
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿747
Schedules at
baolau.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Vientiane to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1400
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Vientiane to Bangkok is 644 km. It takes approximately 9h 12m to drive from Vientiane to Bangkok.

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Thai Airways International, Lao Airlines, Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Vientiane Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 3012+ hotels available in Bangkok. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Vientiane Airport is to bus which takes 16 min and costs $2.

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