Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Vang Vieng
Vientiane
Fri, May 31
One Way
NaN Passengers

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Vang Vieng to Vientiane Schedule

Vang Vieng to Vientiane Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
RG Adventure Van 9pax Any timeLAK 3,506,637
Soutchai Travel Regional 14pax 09:00 - 11:30LAK 213,331
Laos Railway by Naluang Second Class 11:13 - 12:12LAK 427,003
Laos Railway by Naluang First Class 12:53 - 13:50LAK 587,048
Laos Railway by Naluang Second Class 15:41 - 16:34LAK 470,063
Laos Railway by Naluang Second Class 17:47 - 18:45LAK 427,159
Laos Railway by Naluang First Class 19:56 - 20:53LAK 587,048
Laos Railway by Naluang Second Class 20:06 - 21:03LAK 419,637

Transportation from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Facts about the transport from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport52m
Earliest Departure8:00 AM
Latest Departure8:46 PM
Departures per day28
Distance44 kilometers
Transport CompaniesFamily Service, Laos Railway by Naluang, Laos Railway by RG Adventure, Laos Railway by Soutchai, Naluang, Naluang, RG Adventure, Soutchai Travel

Vang Vieng to Vientiane Destination Reviews

NO
Got sent the wrong tickets
Train #C89 Second Class Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), May 21, 2024
JM
Got picked up by a tuktuk and transferred to a big bus. No minivan involved
Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), May 10, 2024
J
Easy and smooth journey.
Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Apr 20, 2024
MH
Nothing wrong with 12go service obviously you pay for this but well worth it. The negative is with the train company you are not allowed to take any toiletries over 100ml or any alcohol and they take things off you as they please, things disappeared under desks instead of going in the bins.
Train #C85 First Class Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), Jan 15, 2024
BF
Our pick up was booked for 11.30 the bus did arrive slightly late but no problem. We were taken to our coach which was very comfortable. Good air conditioning and a nice smooth drive to Vientiane. Would definitely recommend.
Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Dec 12, 2023
JP
The cab picked us up 40 minutes later than the scheduled time. When we arrived at the bus station, the van we were supposed to take was full. Luckily, we were able to get on another bus going to the same place. In the end, we left 1.5 hours late. Finally, the bus dropped us off in the middle of a street. We weren't at a bus terminal, and it didn't communicate at all why we were stopped here.
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Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Dec 11, 2023
R
I actually expected the worst because of the negative reviews I have read. 4pm was the pickup time and it was communicated in the confirmation email that pickup might be delayed. I almost panicked. At 4pm I did receive a call from the driver that he would pick me up at 4:30pm so that was good enough. It was a short ride to the train station and I appreciated that the driver helped me with my luggage. Not a complicated process for me for this Vang Vieng to Vientiane train booking via 12go. Thank you.
Train #C81 First Class Seat, Laos Railway by Soutchai (Soutchai Travel), Oct 15, 2023
AL
I booked the 6pm pick up and the 8.06 arrival in Vientiane which would have put me on the 7.06 train. I wasn’t picked up until 6.25 with no communication (sat there waiting from 5.30 as required) and then I was given a ticket for the 7.56 train, not the one I had booked. I’m most annoyed by this because of the lack of communication. This cost me the opportunity of doing the VV hot air balloon ride (cancelled because of rain 4 times to that point) - a bucket list activity. Had they told me about this change I’d have not needed to be ready until 7pm!
Train First Class Seat, Laos Railway by Soutchai (Soutchai Travel), Jun 28, 2023
PB
Bus left two hours later than was promised. We had to wait two hours at the busstation and employees told is multiple times the bus would leave shortly, but it didn’t. Eventually two busses left. One fully packed with people (we we’re in this one) and one with just three people in it. The A/C in the bus didn’t work, so it was so warm.
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), May 24, 2023
SS
Good just only vehicle condition but service was bad and not on time (2 hour late)
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Dec 25, 2022
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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
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 165.16. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi+van as a taxi+van ticket costs as low as USD 7.44.

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 28 miles (44 km). The flying distance is 28 miles (44 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 1 to 6 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 Family Service: travelling by taxi+van expect to pay as low as USD 7.44 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 165.16.

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

  • taxi+Van price: USD 7.44 - USD 10.01. From Vang Vieng to Vientiane starting from 09:00 Vang Vieng Transfer until 15:00 Vang Vieng Transfer
  • Bus tickets - USD 8.89 to USD 8.89;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 8.89. From Vang Vieng to Vientiane starting from 09:00 Vang Vieng Transfer until 13:00 Vang Vieng Transfer
  • Van price : USD 9.55;
  • Bus+Van price: USD 9.77. From Vang Vieng to Vientiane starting from 11:30 Vang Vieng Bus Terminal until 11:30 Vang Vieng Bus Terminal
  • taxi+Train price: USD 16.33 - USD 22.93. From Vang Vieng to Vientiane starting from 08:00 Vang Vieng Transfer until 19:30 Vang Vieng Transfer
  • Train tickets - USD 19.76 to USD 27.16;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 165.16 to USD 165.16.

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

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

  • 10 by taxi+Van from Vang Vieng to Vientiane starting from 09:00 Vang Vieng Transfer until 15:00 Vang Vieng Transfer
  • 9 by taxi+Train from Vang Vieng to Vientiane starting from 08:00 Vang Vieng Transfer until 19:30 Vang Vieng Transfer
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 7 trains per day.
  • Vans from Vang Vieng to Vientiane depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Vang Vieng to Vientiane any time of the 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.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Vang Vieng to Vientiane. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 165.16.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

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:

  • 38% chosen taxi+Van
  • 14% decided to go for a bus.
  • 14% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 14% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 13% chosen taxi+Train
  • 5% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 1% Other