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There are 8 ways to get from Vientiane to Phuket by bus, plane, ferry, train or car

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Bus to Udon Thani, fly to Phuket  •  7 h 6 min

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

$57 - $175

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Train, bus  •  24 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Nong Khai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal 780

$33 - $105

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Fly Vientiane to Phuket  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Phuket (HKT) VTE - HKT

$84 - $236

Fly Vientiane to Krabi, ferry  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Krabi (KBV) VTE - KBV
  2. Take the ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Phuket Rassada Pier

$108 - $339

Bus to Khon Kaen, fly to Phuket  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Khon Kaen
  2. Fly from Khon Kaen (KKC) to Phuket (HKT) KKC - HKT

$88 - $210

Bus The Transport Company  •  25 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phuket

$45 - $54

Bus Sombat Tour  •  25 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Khon Kaen
  2. Take the bus from Khon Kaen Bus Station to Phuket Bus Station

$42 - $65

Drive  •  21 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Phuket 928.1 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Phuket is to bus which costs $45 - $55 and takes 25 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Phuket is to bus and fly which costs $55 - $180 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vientiane to Phuket. However, there are services departing from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office and arriving at Phuket via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 10 min.

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The distance between Vientiane and Phuket is 1209 km. The road distance is 1485 km.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Phuket without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 10 min and costs $45 - $55.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Vientiane to Phuket, including transfers.

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Vientiane to Phuket bus services, operated by Thai-Lao International Bus, depart from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office station.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Phuket is to fly which takes 7 h 46 min and costs $80 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $55 and takes 25 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Udon Thani Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Vientiane to Phuket bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Phuket station.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Phuket.
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  • Distance: 755.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

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

Thai Smile, Thai Airways International and three other airlines fly from Vientiane to Phuket hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vientiane to Phuket via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 25 h 10 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Udon Thani to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Vientiane to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Vientiane to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Khon Kaen to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Flights from Khon Kaen to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Vientiane to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vientiane to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Khon Kaen to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Vientiane to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Vientiane to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Khon Kaen to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Vientiane to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi, Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Vientiane to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Vientiane to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi, Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from Khon Kaen to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Flights from Khon Kaen to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $150
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Krabi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
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
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
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
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
baolau.com
Greenbus Thailand
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Khon Kaen Bus Station to Phuket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$28
Super
$32
Supreme
$43 - $46
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Vientiane to Phuket is 1485 km. It takes approximately 21 h 10 min to drive from Vientiane to Phuket.

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Thai Smile, Thai Lion Mentari, Nok Air and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Udon Thani Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 3555+ hotels available in Phuket. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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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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