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There are 4 ways to get from Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen 76 Nong Khai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

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Bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Khon Kaen

Bus #2  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Khon Kaen

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) 201.5 km

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The most affordable way to get from Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) is to bus, which costs $5 - $7 and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vientiane station to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC). However, there are services departing from Vientiane Talat Sao Station and arriving at Khon Kaen Airport via Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 1 and CentralPlaza Khon Kaen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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The distance between Vientiane and Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) is 168 km. The road distance is 201.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) without a car is to bus which takes 5h 32m and costs $5 - $7.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC), including transfers.

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Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Vientiane Talat Sao Station.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs $2 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $5 - $7 and takes 5h 32m.

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Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Khon Kaen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC) is 202 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Vientiane to Khon Kaen Airport (KKC).

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  • Distance: 168.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Vientiane, Laos and Khon Kaen Airport (KKC), Thailand?

State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen 4 times a day. Tickets cost ฿75 - ฿1100 and the journey takes 1h 47m. Alternatively, The Transport Company operates a bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Khon Kaen twice daily. Tickets cost ฿140 - ฿210 and the journey takes 4h.

Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿75 - ฿1100
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)
฿75 - ฿190
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿280 - ฿380
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿800 - ฿1100
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿140 - ฿210
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Lao-Thai International Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿501
Schedules at
baolau.com

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