Buses from Bangkok to Vientiane

Buses from Bangkok to Vientiane

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Bangkok to Vientiane Bus Schedule

Bangkok to Vientiane Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort Any time$ 387.53
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD904207:55 - 09:05฿ 2,100
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD904208:10 - 09:20฿ 2,300
Thai Smile Economy #WE57011:25 - 12:35฿ 3,995
Sky Angkor Airlines Economy #ZA167913:50 - 15:00$ 393.95
Tara Tour and Travel Van + Express Bus 16:00 - 11:00$ 40.31
Thai Smile Economy #WE57418:30 - 19:45฿ 5,769
Jetstar Asia Economy #3K51421:20 - 00:50$ 296.73

Transportation from Bangkok to Vientiane

Bangkok to Vientiane Destination Reviews

Everything was good. It was easy to find a bus registration desk as it was on the first floor.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 13, 2022
Be prepared for a bumpy ride. The bus was clean. The ac was minimal. The bus was on time. Crossing the border was simple and made easy with a direct bus.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Nov 29, 2022
The chauffeur told us to give 5 baht without being able to tell us why of what for.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Nov 13, 2022
I feel comfortable in the car. The seats are spacious, provided with snacks and water by the staff. It's especially convenient because there's a toilet in the car. Employees should improve their English further, which will be a plus for the journey.
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Oct 1, 2022
Easy to go
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Aug 29, 2022
It was nice 👍
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Jul 22, 2022
Very Good
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Jul 21, 2022
The ride from Bangkok to Vientiane was ok. Nothing to complaint about. When we stopped at the border, the crew could have told us to get off the bus at least. All the natives got off the bus, the tourists weren‘t sure what was going on. Otherwise everything was good, would book it again!
Bus VIP, Transport Co LA (Transport Co LA), Feb 25, 2020
Overall the trip was fine but as a heads up to other travellers; you pay the company and they shuttle you to the bus station, sort out your ticket for you and then leave you to get on a proper bus to Nong Khai, where you are met by a relative of one of the company who then shuttles you to the border with some info regarding how to cross. This was not bad or difficult it was just unknown to me :)
Bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel (ธาราทัวร์แอนด์ทราเวล), Feb 5, 2020
It was fine ..but i hope it was there WIFI and electricity to charge the phones
Bus VIP, Transport Co LA (Transport Co LA), Feb 4, 2020
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How to get from Bangkok to Vientiane by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Bangkok to Vientiane is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Bangkok to Vientiane tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Bangkok to Vientiane?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Bangkok to Vientiane depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Vientiane by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Bangkok to Vientiane is about 10h 48m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Bangkok and Vientiane may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Vientiane by Bus?

The ticket price from Bangkok to Vientiane can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Bangkok to Vientiane timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Bangkok to Vientiane timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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