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There are 6 ways to get from Vientiane to Bangkok by bus, plane, car or train

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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Bus to Udon Thani, fly to Suvarnabhumi

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Nong Khai to Bang Sue Junction

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Drive, bus to Udon Thani, fly to Don Muang

  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)

Fly Vientiane to Suvarnabhumi

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

Bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Bangkok

Vientiane (VTE) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) flights

The flight time between Vientiane (VTE) and Suvarnabhumi (BKK) is around 1h 5m and covers a distance of around 514 km. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 5m. Services are operated by Thai Smile. Typically four flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Flight route information

Average flight journey time:
1h 5m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 5m
Flight distance:
514 km
Flights per week:
4
Cheapest price:
฿795
Carbon emissions:
104 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
20:30
Last flight departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vientiane (VTE) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) flight schedules

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Thailand from June 14.

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Last updated: October 21 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Bangkok is to train which costs $6 - $50 and takes 9h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Bangkok is to fly which costs $330 - $950 and takes 3h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Si Chiang Mai and arriving at Bangkok Mochit. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 53m.

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The distance between Vientiane and Bangkok is 519 km. The road distance is 644.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Bangkok without a car is to bus which takes 8h 53m and costs $24.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m 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 54m and costs $330 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 and takes 8h 53m, you could also train, which costs $6 - $50 and takes 9h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Udon Thani 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: 4h 1m

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

Thai Smile flies from Vientiane to Bangkok 4 times a week. Alternatively, Budsarakham Tour operates a bus from Si Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit twice daily. Tickets cost ฿550 and the journey takes 8h 53m. Thai-Lao International Bus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿2900
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿1400
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿2400
Flights from Vientiane to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2100
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2400
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2700
Train operators
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
9h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿1600
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)
฿210 - ฿300
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿440 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
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
฿800
Schedules at
baolau.com

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

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Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Udon Thani Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 2274+ 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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