There are 3 ways to get from Vientiane to Thakhèk by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Central Bus Station Vientiane to Thakhek

$7 - $12

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Vientiane to Thakhèk 211.5 miles

Fly, drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Savannakhet (ZVK) VTE - ZVK
  2. Drive from Savannakhet to Thakhèk

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The cheapest way to get from Vientiane to Thakhèk is to bus which costs $7 - $12 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Vientiane to Thakhèk is to bus which costs $7 - $12 and takes 5 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Central Bus Station Vientiane station and arriving at Thakhek. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Vientiane and Thakhèk is 244 km. The road distance is 338.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vientiane to Thakhèk without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs $7 - $12.

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The bus from Central Bus Station Vientiane to Thakhek takes 5 h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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The quickest flight from Vientiane Airport to Savannakhet Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Vientiane to Thakhèk.
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  • Distance: 152.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Vientiane, Laos and Thakhèk, Laos?

Vientiane Capital Bus Enterprise operates a bus from Vientiane to Thakhèk every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 5 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Savannakhet
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Bus operators
Vientiane Capital Bus Enterprise
Website
vientianebus.org.la
Bus from Central Bus Station Vientiane to Thakhek
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
vientianebus.org.la
King of Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Thakhek
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
baolau.com
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Bus from Vientiane to Thakhek
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com

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