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There are 10 ways to get from Vientiane to Cambodia by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Vientiane to Siem Reap  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Siem Reap (REP) VTE - REP

$129 - $351

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Train  •  29 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station

$23 - $94

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Fly Vientiane to Phnom Penh  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Phnom Penh (PNH) VTE - PNH

$62 - $255

Bus to Udon Thani, fly to Siem Reap  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Udonthani
  2. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Siem Reap (REP) UTH - REP

$97 - $300

Fly Vientiane to Sihanoukville  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Sihanoukville (KOS) VTE - KOS

$112 - $410

Night bus, bus The Transport Company  •  23 h

  1. Take the night bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh

$32 - $55

Bus The Transport Company  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Si Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh

$33 - $45

Night bus, bus PPSDN  •  26 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Vientiane Naga Travel to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Phnom Penh

$62

Bus PPSDN  •  27 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Phnom Penh

$56

Drive  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Phnom Penh 592.4 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Cambodia is to bus which costs $30 - $45 and takes 23 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Cambodia is to fly which costs $60 - $260 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vientiane station to Cambodia. However, there are services departing from Vientiane Talat Sao Station and arriving at Phnom Penh via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h.

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The distance between Vientiane and Cambodia is 552 km. The road distance is 947.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Cambodia without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 23 h and costs $30 - $60.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Vientiane to Cambodia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Cambodia is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs $120 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 23 h 37 min, you could also train, which costs $22 - $95 and takes 29 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from Vientiane Airport to Siem Reap Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Vientiane to Cambodia bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Phnom Penh station.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Cambodia.
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  • Distance: 345.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Vientiane, Laos and Cambodia?

Lao Airlines, AirAsia and seven other airlines fly from Vientiane to Siem Reap hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vientiane to Phnom Penh via Bangkok Mochit and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 23 h 37 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Flights from Udon Thani to Siem Reap via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Pakse
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Savannakhet, Pakse
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Vientiane to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Phnom Penh, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Vientiane to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Vientiane to Sihanoukville via Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Vientiane to Sihanoukville via Luang Prabang, Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Phnom Penh, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Vientiane to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Lanmei Airlines
Flights from Vientiane to Sihanoukville via Luang Prabang, Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Vientiane to Sihanoukville via Pakse, Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Vientiane to Sihanoukville via Suvarnabhumi, Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Udon Thani to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Vientiane to Sihanoukville via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Cambodia Bayon Airlines
Website
bayonairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Sihanoukville via Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
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
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Royal Railway Cambodia
Phone
023 992 379
Email
Chhon.Sotheara@trrcambodia.com
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
Bus operators
Lao-Thai International Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Udonthani
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Night bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Budsarakham Tour
Phone
0907793900
Email
brt@budsarakamtour.com
Website
budsarakamtour.com
Bus from Si Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane Naga Travel to Pakse
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
King of Bus
Phone
‎(+84) 931 45 40 25
Email
contact@baolau.vn
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Pakse
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
baolau.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Vientiane to Cambodia is 948 km. It takes approximately 14 h 24 min to drive from Vientiane to Cambodia.

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Cambodia Angkor Air, AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and four other airlines offer flights from Vientiane Airport to Siem Reap Airport.

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

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