Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Vang Vieng to Vientiane

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Instant Refundable Fastest
09:00
Vang Vieng
4h bus ride in Regional 14pax
3.8
13:00
Vientiane Soutchai Travel
฿282 per adult
Instant Refundable Fastest
13:30
Vang Vieng
4h bus ride in Regional 14pax
3.8
17:30
Vientiane Soutchai Travel
฿282 per adult
Instant Refundable Cheapest Fastest
09:00
Malany Vang Vieng
4h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.5
13:00
Vientiane Northern Bus Stop
฿230 per adult

From Vang Vieng to Vientiane by Bus

Instant Refundable Fastest
09:00
Vang Vieng
4h bus ride in Regional 14pax
3.8
13:00
Vientiane Soutchai Travel
฿282 per adult
Instant Refundable Fastest
13:30
Vang Vieng
4h bus ride in Regional 14pax
3.8
17:30
Vientiane Soutchai Travel
฿282 per adult

From Malany Vang Vieng to Vientiane by van

Instant Refundable Cheapest Fastest
09:00
Malany Vang Vieng
4h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.5
13:00
Vientiane Northern Bus Stop
฿230 per adult

Transportation from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

  • Buses
    LAK 83,376
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

Vang Vieng to Vientiane destination reviews

DK
van Regional 14pax, Malany Transport, Mar 20, 2020
Got us from A to B. However the minivan was extremely cramped, we got the last seats in the back and could not really fit our legs, after 4 hours we got out with cramps in our back. The comfort does not reflect the price. It also took about 45 mins before we left the town - we were all sitting in the van while the driver was arranging paperwork.
NH
van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel, Mar 2, 2020
Very good service, left Vang Vieng on time, pick-up from my hotel appreciated, recommended you ask your hotel to confirm the time and pick-up. At Vientiane drop-off there are tuk-tuk drivers waiting who will overcharge you. I recommend to take a little walk away from the drop-off and engage another tuk-tuk driver. There are plenty. Don't pay more than 30,000 kip to a central hotel or hostel.
RE
van Van or Bus, Soutchai Travel, Feb 28, 2020
We were.picked up from our specified hotel at the agreed time. Journey was good and bus arrived on time in Vientiane.
MJ
van Van or Bus, Soutchai Travel, Feb 9, 2020
Our pick-up time was informed to be at 09:00AM and we were informed to be ready at 08:30AM. However, without any further notice, we were picked up at 10:00AM (after 1,5 hours of waiting).
PD
van Van or Bus, Soutchai Travel, Jan 17, 2020
Reasonably comfortable journey
3.1
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How to get from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

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

  • Bus
  • 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+van 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 LAK 83,341. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as LAK 68,002.

How far is Vang Vieng from Vientiane?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Vang Vieng to Vientiane. Your trip will be a total of 84 miles (134 km). The flying distance is 65 miles (103 km).

How long does it take to get from Vang Vieng to Vientiane?

The travel time from Vang Vieng to Vientiane can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 5 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Vang Vieng to Vientiane varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Malany Transport (ມາລານີ): travelling by van expect to pay as low as LAK 68,002 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 LAK 83,341.

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

  • Van price : LAK 68,002 - LAK 68,002;
  • Bus tickets - LAK 83,376 to LAK 83,376;
  • Bus+van price: LAK 83,376 - LAK 83,376. From Vang Vieng to Vientiane starting from 09:00 Vientiane Soutchai Travel until 13:30 Vientiane Soutchai Travel

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 09:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 13:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • 1 by Bus+van from Vang Vieng to Vientiane starting from 09:00 Vientiane Soutchai Travel until 13:30 Vientiane Soutchai Travel
  • Vans from Vang Vieng to Vientiane depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Vang Vieng 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 traveling from Vang Vieng 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 Vang Vieng to Vientiane.

Things to remember: while traveling 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 Vang Vieng to Vientiane

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Vang Vieng 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:

  • 45% decided to go for a bus.
  • 44% chosen Bus+van
  • 11% opted for a van.