How to get from VANG VIENG to BANGKOK?

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How to travel from Vang Vieng to Bangkok? You can travel by bus, bus+flight, train or taxi, private car.

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    • Travel distance from Vang Vieng to Bangkok is about 780 km by land via Vientiane in Laos. The best and fastest option of transfer to Bangkok from Vang Vieng is to travel by bus+plane via Vientiane. You can travel by bus / minivan from Vang Vieng to Vientiane and from Vientiane (Wattay International Airport, about 150 km from Vang Vieng) you can take a direct flight to Bangkok. Travel by bus+plane from Vang Vieng to Bangkok via Vientiane takes about 7-9 hours and it costs about $60-140/pp. But if you want to save your money, you can also travel by bus or bus+train to Bangkok via Vientiane (Thanaleng border crossing). Travel by bus/minivan to Bangkok from Vang Vieng takes totally about 15-21 hours and it costs about $23-35/pp. There are buses from Vang Vieng to Vientiane and from Vientiane to Bangkok. In Thanaleng you will be crossing the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.
    • Travel by train is also available, but not from Laos, there is no railway station in Vang Vieng. From Nong Khai in Thailand, about 25 km from Vientiane and about 3 km from Thanaleng border crossing, you can travel by train of Thai Railways to Bangkok (Hua Lamphong Railway Station). Travel by bus+train is the most cheapest option how to reach Bangkok from Vang Vieng. The last way is to take a private car/taxi from Vientiane to Bangkok, you can book private modern car or minivan. Search and book tickets, flight from Vang Vieng to Bangkok easily online.

From Vang Vieng to Bangkok you can travel by bus, bus+train, taxi or plane.

    • Bangkok is the most frequented tourist site of Thailand. It is the capital of Thailand and offers various tourist activities, attractions, historical sites and various trip around Bangkok. This city is easily accessible from various tourist places in Thailand or from neighbouring countries. There are direct flights from Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar or Cambodia. There are flights from Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos to Bangkok in Thailand. The most fastest options of transfer between these countries. There is no direct train between Vang Vieng, Vientiane and Bangkok. Nong Khai is the closest railway station to Laos (Vientiane). But in the near future there should be build a new railway in Laos. From Bangkok you can travel to southern Thailand, e.g. by train, bus or plane to Krabi.

How do I get from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?


1. BUS from Vang Vieng to Bangkok


A) Bus / Minivan from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

    • the only way how you can travel from Vang Vieng to Vientiane (if you do not have your taxi)
    • bus or minivan departs from various stations in Vang Vieng, there is also a hotel transfer
    • buses arrive mainly to Vientiane Soutchai Travel or Vientiane Northern Bus Stop
    • modern, comfortable tourist buses/minibuses or minivans
    • travel by bus or minivan from Vang Vieng to Vientiane takes about 4-5 hours
    • bus companies from Vang Vieng to Vientiane: Soutchai Travel, Malany Transport
    • travel by bus or minivan from Vang Vieng to Vientiane costs about $8-10/pp
    • read the information before you book your bus tickets
    • Book bus tickets from Vang Vieng to Vientiane online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

B) Bus from Vientiane to Bangkok

    • there are some buses from Vientiane to Bangkok in Thailand (via Thanaleng border crossing)
    • you can also cross the border in Thanaleng and take a bus from Nong Khai to Bangkok (about 25 km from Vientiane)
    • travel time by bus or minivan from Vientiane to Bangkok is about 10-14 hours
    • bus companies to Bangkok from Vientiane: Thai-Lao International Buses, Air Udon, Budsarakham Tour, Naga Travel
    • travel by bus or minivan to Bangkok from Vientiane costs about $14-25/pp
    • read this article about this travel route: How to get to Bangkok from Vientiane?
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From Vang Vieng to Bangkok you can travel by bus/minivan via Vientiane (photo: Malany Transport, Soutchai Travel, 12go.asia)


2. BUS + FLIGHT from Vang Vieng to Bangkok


A) Bus or Minivan from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

    • from Vang Vieng to Vientiane you can get by bus, minibus, minivan
    • buses depart from various stations in Vang Vieng, there is also a hotel transfer
    • buses arrive to Vientiane Soutchai Travel or Vientiane Northern Bus Stop
    • travel time by bus from Vang Vieng to Vientiane is about 4-5 hours
    • bus companies to Vientiane: Soutchai Travel, Malany Transport
    • bus tickets from Vang Vieng to Vientiane cost about $8-10/pp

B) Direct flight from Vientiane to Bangkok

    • direct flight from Vientiane to Bangkok is the most fastest way of transport
    • direct flight from Vientiane to Bangkok takes about 1 hour
    • one-way direct flight from Vientiane to Bangkok costs about $50-130/pp
    • airlines from Vientiane to Bangkok: Bangkok Air, Thai Airways, Lao Airlines, Thai AirAsia
    • flights from Wattay International Airport in Vientiane
    • flights to – Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Mueang International Airport
    • read this article about this travel route: How to travel to Bangkok from Vientiane?
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From Vang Vieng to Bangkok you can also travel by bus+plane via Vientiane, the fastest option of transfer.


3. BUS + TRAIN from Vang Vieng to Bangkok


A) Bus / Minivan from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

    • there are buses, minibuses, minivans to Vientaine from Vang Vieng
    • these buses depart from various bus stations in Vang Vieng, there is also a hotel transfer
    • travel time by bus or minibus from Vang Vieng to Vientiane is about 4-5 hours
    • this route is operated by Soutchai Travel or Malany Transport
    • transfer by bus from Vang Vieng to Vientiane costs about $8-10/pp

B) Bus or Minivan from Vientiane to Nong Khai (via Thanaleng)

    • the closest railway station to Laos is in Nong Khai, about 3 km from Thanaleng border
    • you will be traveling via Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge
    • travel by bus / minivan from Vientiane to Nong Khai takes about 1-2 hours
    • bus companies to Nong Khai from Vientiane: PST Transit Service or other companies
    • transfer by bus / minivan from Vientiane to Nong Khai costs about $7-10/pp

C) Train from Nong Khai to Bangkok (Hua Lamphong Station)

    • there are trains of Thai Railways from Nong Khai to Bangkok (Hua Lamphong Station)
    • these trains depart from Nong Khai Railway Station in the city center
    • trains arrive to Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok, the main train station of Bangkok
    • transport by train from Nong Khai to Bangkok costs about $13-40/pp
    • it takes about 9.5-11 hours to reach Bangkok by train from Nong Khai
    • read this article: How do you get from Nong Khai to Bangkok?
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From Vang Vieng to Bangkok you can travel by bus+train via Vientiane + Nong Khai (photo: 12go.asia).


4. BUS + TAXI/CAR from Vang Vieng to Bangkok


A) Minibus or Van from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

    • a cheap way of transport to Vientiane from Vang Vieng
    • it takes about 4-5 hours to reach Vientiane from Vang Vieng by bus
    • this route is operated by these companies: Soutchai Travel or Malany Transport
    • bus tickets from Vang Vieng to Vientiane cost about $8-10/pp

B) Private Car / Taxi from Vientiane to Bangkok

    • from Vientiane to Bangkok you can also travel by private taxi/car
    • it takes about 10 hours to reach Bangkok from Vientiane by private car
    • private company to Bangkok from Vientiane: Glassflower
    • to book private car from Vientiane to Bangkok costs about $400 (vehicle)
    • read this article: How you can travel to Bangkok from Vientiane?
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You can also travel by bus + private car from Vang Vieng to Bangkok via Vientiane (photo: 12go.asia).


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Vang Vieng to Bangkok:

How to book tickets + flights from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?

    • Book tickets/flights from Vang Vieng to Bangkok (via Vientiane) on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • Search and book another routes, e.g. Luang Prabang > Vientiane, Vientiane > Bangkok…

How long does it take to travel from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?

    • Transport by bus from Vang Vieng to Bangkok (via Vientiane) takes about 15-21 hours.
    • Transport by bus + plane from Vang Vieng to Bangkok (via Vientiane) takes about 7-9 hours.
    • Transport by bus + train from Vang Vieng to Bangkok (via Vientiane + Nong Khai) takes about 17-23 hours.
    • Transport by bus + private car from Vang Vieng to Bangkok (via Vientiane) takes about 15-18 hours.

What is the travel distance from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?

How much does it cost to get from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?

    • Transport by bus from Vang Vieng to Bangkok (via Vientiane) costs about $23-35/pp.
    • Transport by bus + plane from Vang Vieng to Bangkok (via Vientiane) costs about $60-140/pp.
    • Transportl by bus + train from Vang Vieng to Bangkok (via Vientiane + Nong Khai) costs about $30-70/pp.
    • Transport by bus + private car from Vang Vieng to Bangkok (via Vientiane) costs about $410.

What is the best way of travel from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?

    • The best and fast way how to reach Bangkok in Thailand from Vang Vieng in Laos is to travel by bus and flight via Vientiane. Take a bus or minivan from Vang Vieng to Vientiane and from Vientiane (Wattay International Airport) you can take a direct flight to Bangkok.

What is the cheapest way of transport from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?

    • If you want to save your money, you should travel by bus or bus+train via Vientiane. You should also know, that this option is not so comfortable because it takes a lot of travel time. The most cheapest option should cost about $23/pp.

Is it possible to book private car from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?

    • Teoretically it is possible to travel by private car to Bangkok. For your private car from Vang Vieng to Vientiane you can ask at your hotel. And another private car from Vientiane to Bangkok you can book easily online.

Is it possible to travel by train from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?

    • No, there is no railway from Vang Vieng to Vientiane. But you can travel by train from Nong Khai in Thailand. Nong Khai Railway Station is about 3 km from the Thanaleng border crossing. Read this: How to reach Bangkok from Nong Khai?

What to visit on the route from Vang Vieng to Bangkok?

    • You can visit Vientiane in Laos or Udon Thani in Thailand. There are buses or minivans from Vientiane to Udon Thani (via Thanaleng) and also buses, trains or direct flights from Udon Thani to Bangkok.

Where and how you can travel from Bangkok?

    • If you are already in Bangkook, you can travel to Ayutthaya, there are buses, train or private cars. Ayutthaya is very important and fascinating historical site, close to Bangkok, about 70 km from the city.

icon-arrow-circle-right Book tickets/flights from Vang Vieng to Bangkok + Schedule:

(You can also book another tickets and routes… e.g. Vang Vieng > Vientiane, Vientiane > Nong Khai…)


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