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From Nong Khai to Vientiane by train+van joint ticket

07:30
Nong Khai
09:30
Vientiane Embassy of Thailand
2h
Instant  Refund 
07:30
Nong Khai
09:30
Vientiane any hotel
2h
Instant  Refund 
07:30
Nong Khai
09:45
Vientiane Airport
2h 15m
Instant  Refund 

From Thai Lao Bridge Visa to Vientiane by bus+taxi joint ticket

Any
Thai Lao Bridge Visa, Nong Khai
Time
Vientiane any hotel
2h 30m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Nong Khai Train Station to Vientiane by bus

07:00
Nong Khai Train Station
09:00
Vientiane Naga Travel
2h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 

From Thanaleng railway station to Vientiane by van

08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
10:30
Vientiane Embassy of Thailand
2h
Instant  Refund 
08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
09:30
Vientiane any hotel
1h
Instant  Refund 
08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
09:30
Vientiane night market
1h
Instant  Refund 
08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
10:45
Vientiane Airport
2h 15m
Instant  Refund 

Nong Khai to Vientiane Schedule

Nong Khai to Vientiane Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
PTS Transit Service Regional 14pax 07:30 – 09:30฿ 330
Naga Travel Local 07:00 – 09:00฿ 350
PTS Transit Service Regional 14pax 08:30 – 10:30฿ 300

Nong Khai to Vientiane destination reviews

4.0
122 customer reviews
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53%
4
19%
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11%
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12%
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van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Jan 17, 2020
I arrived at Nongkhai bus station at 6:30am, but going to the train station would have costed me 80baths. And because it was specified in the Conditions terms that having a "big" luggage (that was my case) would eventually incur extra costs and also might be refused by the van driver at Vientiane train station, I preferred to play it safe... I finally took the 60baths bus to VTE and it was an easy peasy ride without any trouble. But honestly, it's unfair for me to rate a trip I finally didn't have.
NE
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Jan 8, 2020
This is my second trip with this company, the service was great and the price was fantastic, I will always use them
BT
4
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Jan 8, 2020
It all worked - lots of waiting/slowness for the train across the river and the visa on arrival, but the guy was there to take us - efficiently but in a very old van partly stuck together with glue - to our hotel. All fine.
FM
2
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Dec 30, 2019
Despite of a long wait for the Visa on arrival, the driver was efficient and fast to drop at the hotel
NP
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Dec 19, 2019
Rated “best!”
GL
4
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Dec 10, 2019
The process to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane is a little cumbersome but the instructions provided by 12Go were clear. The train was delayed leaving Nong Khai as the engine would not start but otherwise everything went smoothly
AA
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Nov 29, 2019
The driver is very nice and accommodating even his van is old and rusty. Still we were able to get to our hotel safelyýý
AB
2
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Nov 25, 2019
Once you pass the Laos border and you do the immigration check at Thanaleng, you are supposed to encounter the van that takes you to Vientiane but this in my experience didn’t happen. No one was there and no one knew anything, so they try convince you to pay a taxi but don’t. Ask someone to use their phone and call the emergency number in your reservation ticket and eventually the guy that was supposed to pick you up will arrive.
R
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Nov 13, 2019
Perfect service, great connection. Hassle free!
JN
3
Bus Local, Naga Travel, Nov 6, 2019
All fairly good but was dropped off at train station where couldn't get bus north which is where most people are heading so had to get half hour tuk tuk across town. Not very useful drop off point.
OS
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Sep 19, 2019
All is fine
MM
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Sep 8, 2019
Amazing service ! Full detailed , everything went well for my first trip !
GJ
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, May 12, 2019
The drive reached before the train's arrival and took us safely and fast to Vientiane city centre. Nice trip. Please prepare some Thailand Baht small amount bills, and you will use them when just in the city. It's not easy to find a money changer for exchanging Laos kip even in Bangkok
LH
3
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Apr 29, 2019
We bought a combo ticket that included the trainride from Nong Khai to Vientanne treinstation. And from there we had a small minivan from PTS that would transport is to the big bus on the outside of vientanne where more people would hop on. First of all the train was 1,5 hour late, so the people at the trainstation where very helpfull and made some phone calls. They told us to take a taxi to the border get a signout stamp from thai border control and buy bustickets to transport you over the bridge into Laos. Once there get your visa, take a taxi to the trainstation to be on time for your bus. We did all this and when we came in the trainstation, there is no PTS counter, the people who work at the station are very kind and strated making phone calls to the number provided on the voucher, but no answer. Finnaly a man came Walking to us that was the driver of PTS and he told is we had to wait for the train as there was 1 more person that would come with us. After we waited for 1,5 hour the train arrived and we waited 30 minutes more for everyone the get a visa. Then the minivan driver drives us to the big bus, where we waited more 45 minutes because other people were late also. In the end of has nothing to do with 12go. But the fact they did not answer the phone worried us all. In the end it is better for your money to buy a big bus ticket in Nong Khai or Udon Thani. This is about 180 bath cheaper. The bus ticket from Udon to Vang Vieng will cost 320 bath. We paid 500 bath in 12go from Nong Khai. And in Vang Vieng a big bus ticket can be bought for 350 bath to Nong Khai, and we paid 12go 450 bath. The minivan was terrible ride , very old. No airco and the dust and sand comes right trough the holes and cracks of the van. Not good for your health , so bring face breathing dust masks
BH
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Apr 8, 2019
Smooth and simple
CP
3
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Mar 28, 2019
The 12go staff were super friendly and absolutely lovely when we went to pick up our tickets, and we are bery pleased with the service. The train itself was fine however I recobooking in either first class or lower berths as the lights stay on all nigh and the upper berth beds are thus very difficult to actually sleep in.
DM
4
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Mar 27, 2019
Van was to old. The guy was on time
TS
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Mar 23, 2019
Super, worked flawlessly and 12go has a nice cafe in Bangkok. Also had a nice talk with the german manager. Greetings to you and thanks for all the advise.
CM
4
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Feb 28, 2019
We got the train sleeper, and it’s great! More than expected. Once we get to the Dongphosy station we are asked to pay 50baht at the immigration in Laos, and transfer is not hard to find just look for 12go small green table.Though we missed the ticket from nong khai to thanaleng we crossed immigration right away exiting Thailand and missed the ticket booth but all in all a great trip! Would recommend! Keep it up!
RL
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Feb 26, 2019
Good communication and easy process.

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How to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane

When you want to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane, 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 Train+van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A train+van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 380. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as THB 250.

How far is Nong Khai from Vientiane?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Nong Khai to Vientiane. Your trip will be a total of 71 miles (113 km). The flying distance is 13 miles (20 km).

How long does it take to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane?

The travel time from Nong Khai to Vientiane can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 3 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane?

The cost of the trip from Nong Khai to Vientiane 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 250 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train+van - a one-way train+van ticket can cost as much as THB 380.

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

  • Van price : THB 250 - THB 350;
  • train+van price: THB 330 - THB 380. From Nong Khai to Vientiane starting from 07:30 Nong Khai until 07:30 Nong Khai
  • Bus tickets - THB 350 to THB 350;

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

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

  • Vans from Nong Khai to Vientiane depart during the day - there are approximately 4 departures a day.
  • 3 by train+van from Nong Khai to Vientiane starting from 07:30 Nong Khai until 07:30 Nong Khai
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 07:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Nong Khai to Vientiane is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for travelling from Nong Khai to Vientiane. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane.

Things to remember: while travelling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Nong Khai to Vientiane

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Nong Khai to Vientiane? 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:

  • 49% chosen train+van
  • 40% decided to go for a bus.
  • 11% opted for a van.