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There are 7 ways to get from Vientiane to Siem Reap by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 3 min

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

$129 - $351

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Bus Vientiane Capital Bus Enterprise  •  19 h

  1. Take the bus from Central Bus Station Vientiane to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Siem Reap

$25

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Bus King of Bus  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Siem Reap

$39

Train, bus  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the bus from Poipet to Siem Reap

$28 - $87

Night bus, bus  •  18 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from Vientiane to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Siem Reap

$33

Night bus, minivan  •  21 h 36 min

  1. Take the night bus from Vientiane Naga Travel to Pakse
  2. Take the minivan from Pakse to Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer

$63

Drive  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Siem Reap 424.4 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Siem Reap is to bus which costs $25 and takes 19 h.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Siem Reap is to fly which costs $120 - $360 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vientiane station to Siem Reap. However, there are services departing from Central Bus Station Vientiane and arriving at Siem Reap via Pakse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h.

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The distance between Vientiane and Siem Reap is 530 km. The road distance is 679 km.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Siem Reap without a car is to bus which takes 19 h and costs $25.

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

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Vientiane to Siem Reap bus services, operated by Vientiane Capital Bus Enterprise, arrive at Central Bus Station Vientiane.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Siem Reap is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs $120 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 and takes 19 h.

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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 Siem Reap bus services, operated by PPSDN, arrive at Siem Reap station.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Siem Reap.
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  • Distance: 330.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Vientiane, Laos and Siem Reap, Cambodia?

Lao Airlines, AirAsia and seven other airlines fly from Vientiane to Siem Reap hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vientiane to Siem Reap via Pakse in around 19 h.

Airlines
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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12go.asia
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
Bus operators
Vientiane Capital Bus Enterprise
Phone
+856305351495
Email
vientianecitybus@gmail.com
Website
vientianebus.org.la
Bus from Central Bus Station Vientiane to Pakse
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
vientianebus.org.la
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
Capitol Tour Cambodia
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane to Pakse
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
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
minivan
Bus from Pakse to Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
baolau.com
Book at
baolau.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Vientiane to Siem Reap is 679 km. It takes approximately 10 h 18 min to drive from Vientiane to Siem Reap.

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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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There are 829+ hotels available in Siem Reap. Prices start at $17 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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