Vientiane to Vang Vieng

Vientiane to Vang Vieng

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Vientiane to Vang Vieng Schedule

Vientiane to Vang Vieng Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Soutchai Travel Business Seat 07:30 - 08:25$ 33
Soutchai Travel Regional 14pax 09:00 - 11:30$ 10
Laos Railway by Soutchai First Class Seat 13:00 - 16:15LAK 387,746
Soutchai Travel Business Seat 14:05 - 16:15$ 36

Transportation from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

Vientiane to Vang Vieng Destination Reviews

JH
Did not get the minibus I booked but an old big bus. Had to wait for 1,5 hour after arriving at the station. Arrived 45 minutes late. Well, this is Laos.
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Feb 2, 2023
DS
booked a Van to 1pm and ended up in a bus with departure at 2pm, but only departed at 2.30pm
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Jan 31, 2023
CM
Very crowded, very late, not much space for legs. friendly people and driver. Good driver.
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Dec 18, 2022
AJ
On time pick up at hotel although rushed demeanour which became confusing when the tuk tuk then dropped us off at the van to only be told come back in 50mins and we will be departing. We had left bags on the van and then had to switch vans at that point meaning people had lost their seats they were saving. A bit of a shambles start. Proceeded to stop at an autorepair place for a car part before driving out of town about 20mins to only return back the same way and head in the right direction. Once on the road surprisingly good although a little hot (weak air con), but the 1hr40min delay to actually hitting the right direction was a little frustrating. Somehow arrived on time though. Wouldn't highly recommend but we got from A to B.
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Nov 14, 2022
IT
On time, pick up from the hotel, comfortable trip
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Nov 9, 2022
TH
I booked the transfer for 1pm, was told to be ready for 1230, got picked up at 120pm, then told the actual bus wouldn't leave until 2pm. It is only a short journey but I wasted a huge part of the day waiting and being "ready' . Then my bag was stuffed under someone's seat and I couldn't find it for a long time before I got on the bus. The driver assured me it was there but there was barely enough room for all the passengers and all the bags. The company should not overbook if they don't vehicles large enough for all passengers and all luggage.
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Nov 6, 2022
AK
The bus was fine. We were late around 30 min but the driver agreed to drop us off closer to the hotel which was nice)
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Jul 27, 2022
SP
You said 1.30 (hrs.) But it took more than 3 hrs. To the vanvieng bus stop. Driver stop more than 12 times. To add more local passengers until all 18 person. ITS TERRIBLE.
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Jul 13, 2022
YW
Friendly staff made the bus ride fun
Van Van or Bus, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Mar 19, 2020
LW
Operator was on time and stopped so we could get snacks along the way! I was unable to find the print out of the ticket I had and he was able to let me in using just the email pdf, definitely will be using again!
Van Van or Bus, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Mar 15, 2020
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How to get from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

When you want to get from Vientiane to Vang Vieng, 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 Taxi+train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi+Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 23.01. 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 10.00.

How far is Vientiane from Vang Vieng?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Vientiane to Vang Vieng. Your trip will be a total of 29 miles (46 km). The flying distance is 29 miles (46 km).

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

The travel time from Vientiane to Vang Vieng can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 4 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Vientiane to Vang Vieng varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ): travelling by taxi+van expect to pay as low as USD 10.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi+Train - a one-way taxi+Train ticket can cost as much as USD 23.01.

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

  • taxi+Van price: USD 10.00. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 09:00 Vientiane Transfer until 13:00 Vientiane Transfer
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 11.32. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 09:00 Vientiane Transfer until 13:00 Vientiane Transfer
  • Bus+Van price: USD 11.34. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 09:00 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel until 13:30 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel
  • Van price : USD 12.91;
  • Train+Van price: USD 14.43. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 07:30 Nong Khai until 07:30 Nong Khai
  • Train tickets - USD 17.50 to USD 33.97;
  • taxi+Train price: USD 20.01 - USD 23.01. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 06:30 Vientiane Transfer until 13:00 Vientiane Transfer

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

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

  • 4 by taxi+Train from Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 06:30 Vientiane Transfer until 13:00 Vientiane Transfer
  • 2 by taxi+Van from Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 09:00 Vientiane Transfer until 13:00 Vientiane Transfer
  • Vans from Vientiane to Vang Vieng depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.
  • 1 by Bus+Van from Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 09:00 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel until 13:30 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel
  • 1 by Train+Van from Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 07:30 Nong Khai until 07:30 Nong Khai

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

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 Vientiane to Vang Vieng. 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 Vientiane to Vang Vieng.

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 Vientiane to Vang Vieng

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

  • 24% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 24% chosen Bus+Van
  • 24% chosen taxi+Van
  • 24% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 2% opted for a van.
  • 1% Other