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From Thanaleng railway station to Vientiane by van

08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
14:00
Vang Vieng, Vientiane
5h 30m
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From Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng by bus

07:00
Nong Khai Train Station
14:00
Vang Vieng Naga Travel
7h
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From Nong Khai to Vientiane by train+van joint ticket

07:30
Nong Khai
14:00
Vang Vieng, Vientiane
6h 30m
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Passenger reviews out of total 74 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Feb 16, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
The problem is GoAsia. They sell a trip that does not exist. It said Naga travel leaving 9am. But there is no Naga 9am trip from vientiane, only the 9.30 Soutchai one. This one left only after 10am. Trip itself fine.
Feb 1, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
The bus was very nice. New and clean seats. AC level just ok. The road a bit bumpy
Jan 28, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
The mini bus was comfortable and the driver very experienced. There was a rest break in the middle. The journey took 4.5 hours. The road is shocking in parts but overall a good journey. The bus did not depart until 10am.
Jan 26, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
The bus trip ride was fine. Found the office on the departure morning and walked in to check about how to get our luggage to the departure point, their office. They said they would pick us up at the hotel. We ended up leaving 1.5 hours late because they didn’t tell me all we had to do was find a way to get our luggage to their office 3 blocks from our hotel and we could leave on time. Instead we waited for their shuttle serve then on the bus to fill up.
Jan 23, 2019
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
Excellent friendly, helpful service. Booked on line from UK, picked tickets up in Bangkok and everything smooth without any hitch! Thanks.
Jan 22, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
The bus left a little late and the trip took longer than posted, but overall as avertised. Though, too many passangers were booked so some sat on plastic chairs in the isle.
Jan 16, 2019
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
I have pleasure say it's good experience
Jan 15, 2019
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★☆
Good trip. Roads a little rough as expected. Driver safe and steady.
Dec 31, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
All extremely efficient and entirely straightforward. It’s important to read through the documents and thoroughly prepare for your journey. Reading some other comments it’s clear that not everyone does so! Everything was easy, straightforward and ran on time. Would recommend booking the rail/minivan transfer from Nong Khai - Thanaleng and into Vientiane, which dropped us straight at our hotel. This can also be done through 12GoAsia and made the entire journey stress free
Dec 28, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
Smooth and well handled. Would definitely recommend
Dec 27, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★☆
Good bus and good ride. Howewer this company should not be allowed to state a 3h duration online (totally unrealistic for this journey) as it takes 4.5h (which is absolutely fine), especially as they advertise it differently in their shop... 12.go should also monitor unrealistic timings advertised on its portal...
Dec 26, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★☆
Terrible roads. It took 5 hours, not the 3 hours 'advertised'. Bus was full (some paying passengers were turned away). Seats are hard but the bus is not old and the driver was good (not too fast etc).
Dec 26, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★☆☆☆
The transfer van to the hotel was too small for the number of people with their luggage. No information was locally provided so the process was very unclear and slow.
Dec 7, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★☆
Smooth and pretty easy
Dec 5, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★☆☆
They didn’t speak English in the station Nong Khai. It was a bit confused to understand that we need to change for a small train. And the train arrived very late to Nong Khai, one hour after
Dec 1, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★☆
No trouble getting to hotel
Nov 30, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★★
Perfect. The bus was clean and confortable.
Nov 21, 2018
bus Local, Naga Travel
★★★★★
The van didn't come or came, stand somewhere else and driver didn't even come to the hostel. I was waiting from 7:30 at the hostel lobby. Do not recommend
Nov 16, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★☆☆
the travel is smooth. but we were group by etnicity and favored last to leave. we arrived nong khai 9am and left past 10am already. we belong to the "asian" van btw. lol
Nov 14, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
The driver had excellent English and was quick and helpful with everything!
Nov 12, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★☆☆
Nowhere did 12go mention how the transit train from NONG KHAI to THANALENG is covered, just says get on it. However, on arrival at Nong Khai, I was directed by station staff to the ticket counter to buy a 20BAHT ticket for the trip. Afterwards, I met travellers who had also been sent to the ticket office but had got their tickets for free on presentation of the PTS voucher!
Nov 2, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★☆
No toilet on bus, but have one 15 min stop during the route. Roads very bad in Laos so be prepared for a shaky ride
Oct 31, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
Excellent, efficient and friendly staff, whole transaction was extremely smooth and easy would definitely recommend.
Oct 23, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
Driver - super friendly. Many thanks for services
Oct 14, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
Was a tad warm on the bus but nothing unbearable, otherwise good trip!
Oct 4, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★☆☆☆
The trip should have last 3 hours - in total we needed 6 hours and nobody told us anything.
Sep 24, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
just a mini bus. little space
Sep 17, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
It was OK ✌️
Sep 10, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
What a train! Wow!
Aug 28, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★☆☆
They bought the tickets for me which is quite convenient. The trip was nice until the last leg of the trip, someone is supposed to pick me up from the Thanaleng Station to drop-off me at my hotel in Vientiane but NO ONE showed up. The private car drivers outside the Thanaleng station called them but no one came. Good thing one of the drivers drove me all the way to the central bus station in the downtown Vientiane and I just walked from there to my hotel. I was pleased at the start of the trip but ended up in a horrible mood. By the way, I called the number in the voucher but no one answered! That's why I'm giving this 3 stars.
Aug 26, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
Can wasn’t clean and the seats sunk in. But we all reached destination safely so... a 3/5.
Aug 21, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
Everything exactly as described in document. Happily in our hotel.
Aug 15, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
The train ride was really pleasant as we were in the female only carriage which made us 2 girls feel a lot more relaxed. The train conductor made our beds and put new sheets on etc which was super helpful and the food sold on board weren’t bad quality. I actually had a very deep uninterrupted sleep throughout the night. The only tip I would suggest is taking an eye mask and some ear plugs with you as the train can be a bit loud. But overall, I was really impressed with the train ride! Would definitely do it again!
Jul 15, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
Grate service fro 12GO, the only problem was the lights during the night at the train...
Jul 14, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
It was easy. One tip for the voucher: note that travellers have to get dollars for the visa before arriving in Tanaleng. You need 36 dollars per visa.
Jul 1, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★☆☆
The train arrived 40 minutes later than originally scheduled. No reason was provided. AC was too excessive and created noise too. Light at the corridor wae bright and I couldn't switch off nor adjust AC. I booked the first class but got second class due to it's full. First class will be way better.
Jun 30, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★☆☆☆
I had to wait more than half an hour.....
Jun 18, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★☆☆☆
Bus left 1 hour late. The time they publish is just the time they start picking people from hotels. It was a 4 hour trip. The bus was ok but the driving was awful. Driving fast on bad roads full of potholes even speaking on the phone while driving on dangerous roads with 40 people on board. Extremely irresponsible. On top of all this, the price charged by 12goasia is more than double what you pay for the same bus.
Jun 14, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★★★
Excellent. The best! Thumbs up
Jun 12, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
The bus trip was good, decent bus with air conditioning and leg space etc. But we had to wait like 75 minutes in Vientiane before departure, and our tickets (bought from 12go.asia) was twice as expensive as the price listed at the travel agency where the bus left. All in all an alright bus trip, but factor in some extra time (even though it's only 110km and estimated 4 hours)
Apr 13, 2018
bus Local, Naga Travel
★★★★★
All went well. The train was super clean and although it was late to Nong Khai the Thangaleng train was there and so was the driver. Yes he did charge us extra to get to our hotel but we would never have found it otherwise and 50 baht didn't break the bank!
Apr 6, 2018
bus Local, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
All went smoothly except 1 not clear that need to collect second train ticket before passing through passport control 2 the minibus driver offered to take us directly to our hotel for an extra 50 kip per person. I offered him a map to show us where it was but he refused. Later realised that we could have walked in 2 minutes although he took much longer.
Mar 24, 2018
bus Local, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
Driver almost left some people behind at a stop. Mini van was fine

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How to get from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng

When you want to get from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Van

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Van. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 859. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as THB 470.

How far is Nong Khai from Vang Vieng?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng. Your trip will be a total of 218 miles (350 km). The flying distance is 78 miles (124 km).

How long does it take to get from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng?

The travel time from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 7 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng?

The cost of the trip from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง): travelling by van expect to pay as low as THB 470 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as THB 859.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng:

How many trips per day are there between Nong Khai and Vang Vieng?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

The most popular transport from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll: