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
RG Adventure Van 9pax Any timeLAK 3,512,049
Laos Railway by RG Adventure First Class Seat 07:30 - 08:25LAK 547,531
Soutchai Travel Regional 14pax 09:00 - 11:30LAK 176,150
Laos Railway by RG Adventure Second Class Seat 11:00 - 13:57LAK 564,250
Family Service Taxi + Minivan 13:30 - 16:00LAK 184,600
Laos Railway by RG Adventure Second Class Seat 15:30 - 16:36LAK 436,127

Transportation from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

Facts about the transport from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

Cheapest Transport$9
Fastest Transport52m
Earliest Departure6:00 AM
Latest Departure3:55 PM
Departures per day45
Distance44 kilometers
Transport CompaniesFamily Service, Laos Railway by Naluang, Laos Railway by RG Adventure, Laos Railway by Soutchai, Naluang, RG Adventure, Soutchai Travel

Vientiane to Vang Vieng Destination Reviews

GM
Everything went smoothly. The transfer from train station was in a tuk tuk. A little cramped, uncomfortable and hot. Apart from that all was great
Train Taxi + First class train + Taxi, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), Feb 21, 2024
BB
Comfortable and good ride. Hotel to hotel - worries free travel. There was more people, so they got us a proper bus. We arrived an hour late, as expected in Laos.
Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Feb 14, 2024
NK
We ordered and payed for pick up in mini van but we’re picked up in big tourist bus. Had to wait 50 min for the taxi pick up because they were late.
Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Feb 9, 2024
CB
The van was small and full. It had not enoug space for our luggage. One positive surprise is that instead of the 4 hours drive expected, it only 1 hour 15 min. approx.
Van Van, RG Adventure (RG Adventure), Dec 11, 2023
JK
Our van left a bit late and it was very crowded. We made it to our destination about 30 minutes later than expected but otherwise the trip was fine. Affordable price.
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Nov 21, 2023
KP
The bus started 1 hour late. There was not enough information about the travel. The bus did not take the high way instead ir took a very bumpy road with many potholes. The bus stopped several times in a small village before Vang Vieng. Since we paid double the price that was asked for at the bus station it would have been nice to have more information before booking this bus.
Van Van, RG Adventure (RG Adventure), Nov 20, 2023
HA
The air-conditioning was set to low power during the trip, almost non-existent. For this trip it's better to book with the accommodation operator directly(about 150000kip) as it's cheaper than the website (about 180000kip plus service charges) and have more departure timings available.
Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Oct 23, 2023
SA
tuk tuk came on time to pick me up to the bus. Bus left on time. another tuk tuk took me to Vang Vieng city centre.
Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Oct 5, 2023
MF
We were picked up on time by a tuck tuck at the hotel and taken to a meeting point. There, too, we set off on time for Vang Vieng. We took the highway, so the journey was very relaxed and we arrived at our destination on time.
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Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Sep 28, 2023
A
Lady at the station was surprised that I had printed screenshots as my tickets. Driver came late, there was no time to exchange the ticket.
Train First Class Seat, Laos Railway by Soutchai (Soutchai Travel), Sep 9, 2023
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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 Train 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 168.10. 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 8.84.

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 28 miles (44 km). The flying distance is 28 miles (44 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 5 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 Family Service: travelling by taxi+van expect to pay as low as USD 8.84 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 168.10.

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

  • taxi+Van price: USD 8.84 - USD 9.97. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 08:30 Vientiane Hotel Transfer until 13:30 Vientiane Hotel Transfer
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 9.12. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 09:00 Vientiane Transfer until 13:00 Vientiane Transfer
  • Bus+Van price: USD 9.13. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 09:00 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel until 13:30 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel
  • Bus tickets - USD 9.72 to USD 9.72;
  • Van price : USD 9.72;
  • Train+Van price: USD 11.62. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 07:30 Nong Khai until 07:30 Nong Khai
  • Train tickets - USD 20.12 to USD 30.51;
  • taxi+Train price: USD 20.95 - USD 28.34. From Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 06:00 Vientiane Transfer until 15:30 Vientiane Railway Station

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 168.10 to USD 168.10.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 17 trains per day.
  • 16 by taxi+Train from Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 06:00 Vientiane Transfer until 15:30 Vientiane Railway Station
  • 5 by taxi+Van from Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 08:30 Vientiane Hotel Transfer until 13:30 Vientiane Hotel Transfer
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 15:00. There are 4 available bus trips every day.
  • 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
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Vientiane to Vang Vieng any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng 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 Vientiane to Vang Vieng. 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 168.10.

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 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:

  • 27% chosen taxi+Van
  • 16% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 16% chosen Bus+Van
  • 13% chosen taxi+Train
  • 13% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 8% opted for a van.
  • 3% decided to go for a bus.
  • 3% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 1% Other