Vans from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

Vans from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

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Vientiane to Vang Vieng Van Schedule

Vientiane to Vang Vieng Van 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 van from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

Cheapest Van$9
Fastest Van1h 30m
Earliest Van7:00 AM
Latest Van1:30 PM
Daily Van Routes7
Distance44 kilometers
Van CompaniesFamily Service, Naluang, Soutchai Travel

Vientiane to Vang Vieng Destination Reviews

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Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Feb 28, 2024
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Prompt pick up and fast service. Van was new and air-conditioned. The journey was quicker than we thought , around 1hr and 20 minutes
Van Taxi + Minivan, Family Service (Family Service), Aug 20, 2023
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How to get from Vientiane to Vang Vieng by Van

Van is a convenient option to get from Vientiane to Vang Vieng. 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 Vientiane and Vang Vieng and offer tickets for online booking.

How far is from Vientiane to Vang Vieng?

Vans follow the same routes as buses do. Thus the driving distance between Vientiane and Vang Vieng will be about 44 km. Some vans do not take the shortest route to Vang Vieng 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 Vientiane to Vang Vieng by Van?

Most vans need from 1h 30m to 1h 30m hours to get from Vientiane to Vang Vieng 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 Vang Vieng 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 Vientiane to Vang Vieng by Van?

When using a van, the fare or ticket price for travelling from Vientiane to Vang Vieng 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.

Vientiane to Vang Vieng timetable

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