Vans from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Vans from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

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Vang Vieng to Vientiane Van Schedule

Vang Vieng to Vientiane Van Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Soutchai Travel Regional 14pax 09:00 - 11:30LAK 170,050
Naluang Regional 14pax 11:30 - 17:00$ 10.53
Laos Railway by Soutchai First Class Seat 13:45 - 15:45LAK 341,801
Laos Railway by Soutchai Second Class Seat 15:00 - 17:05LAK 297,075
Laos Railway by Soutchai Business Seat 18:16 - 20:13LAK 556,332

Transportation from Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Vang Vieng to Vientiane Destination Reviews

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
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
The car was really good and the road too Unfortunately, the driver put a children bench between two of the seats and since I was the last to be picked, I was the one that had to be seated 2 hours on it, without a place to rest my back.
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Dec 3, 2022
Waiting so long time and size of van very small with all passenger with our bags. No good
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Nov 25, 2022
On my voucher departure was 11:30 and they asked us to arrive in advance. We didn’t leave till 11:55 and waited in front of hostel for an hour. Unacceptable for me. I know you want the bus to be full but if people not on time not fare for others. Be mindful of your customers’time ! But on highway all the way , easy road to go to vientiane
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Oct 11, 2022
1. when I reached out to you and asked to be picked up at the hotel you said this wasn’t a pick-up bus. turns out we were the only people starting the journey at the bus station, everybody else was picked up afterwards and paid less money than we did. thanks for nothing 2. the bus driver was on time and we could have left on time but he preferred letting us wait in the hot car for half an hour before coming back, never told us we could wait outside because it’s going to take a while 3. is is really necessary to make a 20 minute stop 10 minutes before the destination?
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Sep 22, 2022
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.
Van Regional 14pax, Malany Transport (ມາລານີ), Mar 20, 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.
Van Regional 14pax, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Mar 2, 2020
We were.picked up from our specified hotel at the agreed time. Journey was good and bus arrived on time in Vientiane.
Van Van or Bus, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Feb 28, 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).
Van Van or Bus, Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ), Feb 9, 2020
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How to get from Vang Vieng to Vientiane by Van

Van is a convenient option to get from Vang Vieng to Vientiane. Van tickets are affordable, vans are generally do a faster job than buses, vans offer a good choice of departures.

Depending on the van type, each vehicle can accommodate between 12 and 15 passengers. Yet an evident drawback of travelling by van is limited space for the luggage. In most cases you will need to keep your bags, backpacks or suitcases under your seat or in the aisle. Thus van is not the best choice if you travel with huge luggage. F this is the case, consider buying a separate ticket for your bags or choose bus instead.

On certain routes, vans are your only choice of transportation as no buses, trains or flights are available between those destinations.

It is a popular question whether it is necessary to book van tickets in advance. Though some routes feature a lot of departures, we still highly recommend booking your seat especially if you are going to take one of the last vans of the day; travelling during weekends, public holidays or busy tourist seasons; are in a group of two or more and want to travel on the same van.

Here is the list of companies that run regular vans between Vang Vieng and Vientiane and offer tickets for online booking.

How far is from Vang Vieng to Vientiane?

Vans follow the same routes as buses do. Thus the driving distance between Vang Vieng and Vientiane will be about X km. Some vans do not take the shortest route to Vientiane and make detours to pick up and drop off passengers en route. If this is the case, it will result in a longer travel time – you can see it when choosing your ticket.

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

Most vans need from 5h 30m to 5h 30m hours to get from Vang Vieng to Vientiane Note though that travel time depends greatly on traffic conditions. Traffic can be dense around the rush hour at both your departure point and destination. Weather conditions – e.g. heavy rain – often result in longer travel time, too.

Before booking your van tickets, check how long the trip with each operator takes as some vans follow longer routes to Vientiane or make detours.

Also, it is important to know that van companies that accept online booking offer scheduled van departures; yet there are also some vans which depart only when full, and in certain cases the waiting period can be long. Thus choosing an operator that runs vans on a set schedule is always a better idea.

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

When using a van, the fare or ticket price for travelling from Vang Vieng to Vientiane is pre-computed. This usually includes toll fees, gas and other overheads. But, it is recommended to read the details and ask for clarifications when this is not clear at the onset.

Pre-computed fares for vans can be expensive but unlike buses and trains; you would not need to buy a ticket for each passenger. For a big group of 12 or more people, this translates to huge savings compared to getting multiple taxis.

This makes it a cheap option for travelling when in groups. The van service will also not charge extra for bags and luggage, as long as it fits inside the van.

Vang Vieng to Vientiane timetable

If you are a group, you can consolidate your schedules and use just one van. Check out above Vang Vieng to Vientiane timetable for van services.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Getting a van service for your group can offer extra space, comfort and convenience not found in other transport options. Unlike taxis or buses which have numerous trips per day, a van service is usually scheduled. But some van services do follow a scheduled departure time. Please check our listings for such services.

Having your entire group together for a long trip can add to the enjoyment. This can allow your group to discuss and even sing to your heart's content without fear of bothering others.

Just like taxis, the advantage of travelling by van is that you can ask the driver to stop by stores, supermarkets and other establishments. You can stop anywhere at any time since you are basically renting the van and not just paying for taxi fare. You can use this opportunity to take epic groupie pics at local landmarks and tourist spots.

Vans are especially useful when travelling with large and sensitive equipment like photography setups and large computers. Trunks and compartments might not be a safe holding area for fragile packages. Placing them inside the roomy and well-padded interior of van will make it more secure and safe.