Instant Refundable Recommended
07:30
Nong Khai
2h. All connections guaranteed.
4.4
09:30
Vientiane any hotel
Instant Refundable
Instant Refundable Recommended
07:30
Nong Khai
2h. All connections guaranteed.
4.4
09:30
Vientiane Embassy of Thailand
Instant Refundable
Instant Refundable Recommended
07:00
Nong Khai Train Station
2h bus ride in Local
5
09:00
Vientiane Naga Travel
Instant Refundable

From Nong Khai to Vientiane by Trains+Vans

Instant Refundable Recommended
07:30
Nong Khai
2h. All connections guaranteed.
4.4
09:30
Vientiane any hotel
Instant Refundable
Instant Refundable Recommended
07:30
Nong Khai
2h. All connections guaranteed.
4.4
09:30
Vientiane Embassy of Thailand
Instant Refundable
Instant Refundable
07:30
Nong Khai
2h 15m. All connections guaranteed.
4.4
09:45
Vientiane Airport
Instant Refundable

From Thai Lao Bridge Visa to Vientiane by Buses+Taxis

Instant Refundable
00:00
Thai Lao Bridge Visa, Nong Khai
13h 30m. All connections guaranteed.
--:--
Vientiane any hotel
Instant Refundable

From Nong Khai Train Station to Vientiane by Buses

Instant Refundable Recommended
07:00
Nong Khai Train Station
2h bus ride in Local
5
09:00
Vientiane Naga Travel
Instant Refundable

From Thanaleng railway station to Vientiane by Vans

Instant Refundable
08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
2h van ride in Regional 14pax
2.5
10:30
Vientiane Embassy of Thailand
Instant Refundable
Instant Refundable Fastest
08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
1h van ride in Regional 14pax
2.5
09:30
Vientiane any hotel
Instant Refundable
Instant Refundable Fastest
08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
1h van ride in Regional 14pax
2.5
09:30
Vientiane night market
Instant Refundable
Instant Refundable
08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
2h 15m van ride in Regional 14pax
2.5
10:45
Vientiane Airport
Instant Refundable

Nong Khai to Vientiane Schedule

Nong Khai to Vientiane Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Naga Travel Local 07:00 - 09:00฿ 350
PTS Transit Service Regional 14pax 07:30 - 09:30฿ 350
PTS Transit Service Regional 14pax 08:30 - 10:30฿ 320

Nong Khai to Vientiane destination reviews

4.0
99 customer reviews
5
54%
4
19%
3
13%
2
3%
1
11%
86% of 99 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
GJ
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, May 12, 2019
The drive reached before the train's arrival and took us safely and fast to Vientiane city centre. Nice trip. Please prepare some Thailand Baht small amount bills, and you will use them when just in the city. It's not easy to find a money changer for exchanging Laos kip even in Bangkok
LH
3
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Apr 29, 2019
We bought a combo ticket that included the trainride from Nong Khai to Vientanne treinstation. And from there we had a small minivan from PTS that would transport is to the big bus on the outside of vientanne where more people would hop on. First of all the train was 1,5 hour late, so the people at the trainstation where very helpfull and made some phone calls. They told us to take a taxi to the border get a signout stamp from thai border control and buy bustickets to transport you over the bridge into Laos. Once there get your visa, take a taxi to the trainstation to be on time for your bus. We did all this and when we came in the trainstation, there is no PTS counter, the people who work at the station are very kind and strated making phone calls to the number provided on the voucher, but no answer. Finnaly a man came Walking to us that was the driver of PTS and he told is we had to wait for the train as there was 1 more person that would come with us. After we waited for 1,5 hour the train arrived and we waited 30 minutes more for everyone the get a visa. Then the minivan driver drives us to the big bus, where we waited more 45 minutes because other people were late also. In the end of has nothing to do with 12go. But the fact they did not answer the phone worried us all. In the end it is better for your money to buy a big bus ticket in Nong Khai or Udon Thani. This is about 180 bath cheaper. The bus ticket from Udon to Vang Vieng will cost 320 bath. We paid 500 bath in 12go from Nong Khai. And in Vang Vieng a big bus ticket can be bought for 350 bath to Nong Khai, and we paid 12go 450 bath. The minivan was terrible ride , very old. No airco and the dust and sand comes right trough the holes and cracks of the van. Not good for your health , so bring face breathing dust masks
CP
3
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Mar 28, 2019
The 12go staff were super friendly and absolutely lovely when we went to pick up our tickets, and we are bery pleased with the service. The train itself was fine however I recobooking in either first class or lower berths as the lights stay on all nigh and the upper berth beds are thus very difficult to actually sleep in.
TS
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Mar 23, 2019
Super, worked flawlessly and 12go has a nice cafe in Bangkok. Also had a nice talk with the german manager. Greetings to you and thanks for all the advise.
CM
4
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Feb 28, 2019
We got the train sleeper, and it’s great! More than expected. Once we get to the Dongphosy station we are asked to pay 50baht at the immigration in Laos, and transfer is not hard to find just look for 12go small green table.Though we missed the ticket from nong khai to thanaleng we crossed immigration right away exiting Thailand and missed the ticket booth but all in all a great trip! Would recommend! Keep it up!
GB
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Jan 23, 2019
Excellent friendly, helpful service. Booked on line from UK, picked tickets up in Bangkok and everything smooth without any hitch! Thanks.
PC
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Dec 31, 2018
All extremely efficient and entirely straightforward. It’s important to read through the documents and thoroughly prepare for your journey. Reading some other comments it’s clear that not everyone does so! Everything was easy, straightforward and ran on time. Would recommend booking the rail/minivan transfer from Nong Khai - Thanaleng and into Vientiane, which dropped us straight at our hotel. This can also be done through 12GoAsia and made the entire journey stress free
HF
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Dec 28, 2018
Smooth and well handled. Would definitely recommend
DN
2
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Dec 26, 2018
The transfer van to the hotel was too small for the number of people with their luggage. No information was locally provided so the process was very unclear and slow.
AP
3
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Dec 5, 2018
They didn’t speak English in the station Nong Khai. It was a bit confused to understand that we need to change for a small train. And the train arrived very late to Nong Khai, one hour after
AG
5
bus Local, Naga Travel, Nov 21, 2018
The van didn't come or came, stand somewhere else and driver didn't even come to the hostel. I was waiting from 7:30 at the hostel lobby. Do not recommend
ED
3
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Nov 16, 2018
the travel is smooth. but we were group by etnicity and favored last to leave. we arrived nong khai 9am and left past 10am already. we belong to the "asian" van btw. lol
TJ
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Nov 14, 2018
The driver had excellent English and was quick and helpful with everything!
GK
3
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Nov 12, 2018
Nowhere did 12go mention how the transit train from NONG KHAI to THANALENG is covered, just says get on it. However, on arrival at Nong Khai, I was directed by station staff to the ticket counter to buy a 20BAHT ticket for the trip. Afterwards, I met travellers who had also been sent to the ticket office but had got their tickets for free on presentation of the PTS voucher!
SP
4
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Nov 2, 2018
No toilet on bus, but have one 15 min stop during the route. Roads very bad in Laos so be prepared for a shaky ride
NA
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Oct 31, 2018
Excellent, efficient and friendly staff, whole transaction was extremely smooth and easy would definitely recommend.
RR
3
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Aug 28, 2018
They bought the tickets for me which is quite convenient. The trip was nice until the last leg of the trip, someone is supposed to pick me up from the Thanaleng Station to drop-off me at my hotel in Vientiane but NO ONE showed up. The private car drivers outside the Thanaleng station called them but no one came. Good thing one of the drivers drove me all the way to the central bus station in the downtown Vientiane and I just walked from there to my hotel. I was pleased at the start of the trip but ended up in a horrible mood. By the way, I called the number in the voucher but no one answered! That's why I'm giving this 3 stars.
BH
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Apr 8, 2019
Smooth and simple
DM
4
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Mar 27, 2019
Van was to old. The guy was on time
RL
5
van Regional 14pax, PTS Transit Service, Feb 26, 2019
Good communication and easy process.

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How to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane

Travelling between Nong Khai and Vientiane is possible by Bus, train and van. Van guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train+van is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 390 if you go by train+van; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a van which will set you back mere THB 250.

How long does it take to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 3 hours to travel between Nong Khai and Vientiane depending on the means of transport you choose.

Van is the fastest way to travel between Nong Khai and Vientiane. Van will bring you to your destination in 1h. Train+van does a much slower job and take about 2h 15m to reach Vientiane.

How much does it cost to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane?

Travelling between Nong Khai and Vientiane can be as cheap as THB 250 if you opt for a PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง) van and as expensive as THB 390 if you buy a PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง) train+van ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Nong Khai and Vientiane ?

  • 4 from Nong Khai to Vientiane starting from 08:30 Thanaleng railway station until 08:30 Thanaleng railway station
  • 3 by train+van from Nong Khai to Vientiane starting from 07:30 Nong Khai until 07:30 Nong Khai
  • 1 from Nong Khai to Vientiane starting from 07:00 Nong Khai Train Station until 07:00 Nong Khai Train Station

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Nong Khai to Vientiane.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Nong Khai to Vientiane overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Nong Khai and Vientiane

Naga Travel (นากา ทราเวล)

Van

Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Nong Khai and Vientiane, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Nong Khai and Vientiane

PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง)

What is the most popular transport to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with van remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 1000 took a van
  • opted for a bus
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