BangkokTo Vientiane May 28, 2019

Departure: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 16:00 from Khao San Tara Travel, Bangkok

Arival: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:00 to Vientiane

Duration: 19h

Class: Express

Facilities and services: Aircon, Food

Confirmation: Operator uses manual confirmation. Ticket confirmation may take up to 24 hours.

Cancellation: No refunds, no cancelation

  • Khao San Tara Travel's check-in counter is located at Samsen 1 Road, "OPPOSITE SAMSEN 2 ROAD."
    (สำนักงานธาราทัวร์ อยู่ถนนสามเสน 1 ตรงข้าม สามเสน 2 อยู่ติดตีนสะพาน) Open time 08.00am - 09.30pm
  • Please come to check in at least 30 minutes before departure.
  • Use 12Go voucher to check in and they will take care to exchange to the actual tickets for the customer at the bus station.
  • Infants up to 3 years old can ride for free on parent`s laps.
    But it is recommended to buy extra tickets, because of a long trip.
  • 25kg of luggage is allowed per person.
  • If there is a ferry on the route, ferry tickets are included in the price.
  • Operator's employees will help you during the change of transport.

At first you will be picked up by van at Tara Tour office, then transferred to intercharge station where you will change van to express 38 bus.

  • There is a WC in the bus.
  • There will be a food stop in Nakhon Ratchasima or packed meals will be provided for passengers.
  • It is strongly recommended to arrange your visa before you get to the border. It will speed up the process significantly and it is cheaper. The bus might not wait for you in case you are delayed at immigration

Thing to do when arriving at Nong Khai:

  1. Check in at the counter ticket no. 99 at Nong Khai bus station for change Laos bus ticket and take Tuk Tuk to the border. (The ticket is already included Tuk Tuk service and there will be a staff waiting to take care of the customer.)
  2. Go to Thai immigration for stamp out of Thailand and cross the bridge to Laos immigration to make Laos visa. (No visa service)
  3. Wait for the bus at Laos immigration

Cancelation policy: Bangkok to Vientiane

No refunds.


At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Apr 2, 2019
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
Tara Travel were very helpful and efficient at arranging bus travel. However, I booked travel by train.
Feb 15, 2019
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
Jan 23, 2019
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
I was unhappy with the minibus being late to take us to the bus. Then we dropped off some passengers at another bus station which made the journey long and tiring before I even got on the bus to Nongai. The sister met me at the bus station and took me to the Thai border on a motorbike. When I offered her a tip she refused. Luckily I had a backpack and not a case. The rest of the journey was uneventful though the Laotian Visa officials are slow. Maybe they don't want tourists. The whole journey was an adventure for a 73 year old.
Dec 31, 2018
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
Booked the bus to Vientiane from Bangkok, the journey to Nong Khai was comfortable but we were not dropped off at the bus station as informed, the bus staff dropped us at a bus shelter by the border crossing, this resulted in us paying 100baht for a Tuk Tuk to take us to the correct location where we met the tour operators sister and received our bus tickets for the next leg of the journey. The tour operator said there would be no other fee from Nong Khai to Laos and was telling us to return to Thailand, after stamping out of the country???, to continue on the bus to Vientiane??? On the bus ticket information it said to continue the journey by bus from Laos immigration point, no such bus and the phone number provided for staff was not accessible. We and the other bus passengers again had to pay an additional 160baht to get to Vientiane.
Sep 19, 2018
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
We did get to our destination in the end but customer service and communication could have been better.
Jun 9, 2018
bus Express, Tara Tour and Travel
Perfect Tara Tour and Travel Agency organised the drop out to the bus station with all instructions properly given. Travel was very nice and comfortable. Thank you