From Vientiane Soutchai Travel to Vang Vieng by Vans

From Thanaleng railway station to Vang Vieng by Vans

Van by PTS Transit Service
08:30
Thanaleng railway station, Vientiane
5h 30m van ride in Regional
3
14:00
Vang Vieng, Vientiane

From Vientiane Airport to Vang Vieng by Taxis

Passenger reviews out of total 802 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

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.

May 24, 2019
van Regional, Malany Transport
★★★★★
The trip was booked with 12Go and Malany. I went half an hour before departure to the office (as it was written on the ticket). At the departure time, a lady from the office showed me the way to a tuktuk, which got us six travelers to the minibus. The minibus departed half or 45min later than written, but that seems usual here. The minibus was fully booked, the driver drove fast but save, we made a few stops for toilet and food. At all, the bus arrived in vientiane 45 min later than expected, but as I wrote, that seems to be normal here.
May 6, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
Great. Left it till last minute to pick us up but suppose can understand the logistical probs.
May 2, 2019
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★☆
Everything was handled well and organized. There was a car accident that made the travel time 2 hrs longer. But it was comfortable. The AC didn’t work that well so it was really hot. Beautiful drive.
Apr 22, 2019
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★☆☆
1h late at the departure but ok
Apr 18, 2019
van Regional, Malany Transport
★★★☆☆
I got two tickets from 12Go at the same time in Laos. After the first one I regretted it (bus didn't exist). So this time I went to the bus stop the night before to confirm. This time there was a bus (good start) but they only just put my booking down when I spoke to her. If I'd left it to the day of it would probably have been full. Not sure how 12Go inform the company of a booking. It's easy (and cheaper) to organise a transport when you get to vang vien. Don't bother booking with 12Go. I'm sure they work well in Thailand but not in Laos. The actual drive was fine. A bit of a crazy driver but that's what you expect in this part of the world. Go direct with Malany when you get there.
Mar 18, 2019
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★★☆☆
It was not easy to find your counter immediately after immegration.
Mar 13, 2019
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★☆☆
Reckless driver appeared tired unwell....noticed similar hazardous drivers in larger buses. Overtaking in face of oncoming traffic and on blind corners...felt very unsafe.
Mar 7, 2019
van Regional, Malany Transport
★★★★★
It was a slow start but then again you shouldn’t be expecting services here to be prompt. We picked up everyone from there hotels and each time the drive climbed up on top of the van to load the luggage and tied down. Once on the road, the drive move fast. The roads aren’t the best but they work. Just sit back and enjoy the scenery or nap.
Mar 7, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
The bus was late Aircon didn’t work to it fullest Sketchy road, but the driver handled it very well
Feb 26, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★☆☆☆
we were packed into a mini bus for over 4 hours. 2 passengers had to sit on tiny pull down seats and virtually had their knees around their ears !
Feb 20, 2019
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★☆☆☆
Two hour wait for bus,could not get on first bus,second two small,then put on 3rd bus which was old and dirty,but driver wad nice and drove very well.
Feb 16, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
The problem is GoAsia. They sell a trip that does not exist. It said Naga travel leaving 9am. But there is no Naga 9am trip from vientiane, only the 9.30 Soutchai one. This one left only after 10am. Trip itself fine.
Feb 1, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
The bus was very nice. New and clean seats. AC level just ok. The road a bit bumpy
Jan 28, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
The mini bus was comfortable and the driver very experienced. There was a rest break in the middle. The journey took 4.5 hours. The road is shocking in parts but overall a good journey. The bus did not depart until 10am.
Jan 26, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
The bus trip ride was fine. Found the office on the departure morning and walked in to check about how to get our luggage to the departure point, their office. They said they would pick us up at the hotel. We ended up leaving 1.5 hours late because they didn’t tell me all we had to do was find a way to get our luggage to their office 3 blocks from our hotel and we could leave on time. Instead we waited for their shuttle serve then on the bus to fill up.
Jan 22, 2019
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
The bus left a little late and the trip took longer than posted, but overall as avertised. Though, too many passangers were booked so some sat on plastic chairs in the isle.
Jan 15, 2019
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★☆
Good trip. Roads a little rough as expected. Driver safe and steady.
Dec 27, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★☆
Good bus and good ride. Howewer this company should not be allowed to state a 3h duration online (totally unrealistic for this journey) as it takes 4.5h (which is absolutely fine), especially as they advertise it differently in their shop... 12.go should also monitor unrealistic timings advertised on its portal...
Dec 26, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★☆
Terrible roads. It took 5 hours, not the 3 hours 'advertised'. Bus was full (some paying passengers were turned away). Seats are hard but the bus is not old and the driver was good (not too fast etc).
Nov 30, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★★
Perfect. The bus was clean and confortable.
Oct 14, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
Was a tad warm on the bus but nothing unbearable, otherwise good trip!
Oct 4, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★☆☆☆
The trip should have last 3 hours - in total we needed 6 hours and nobody told us anything.
Sep 24, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
just a mini bus. little space
Sep 17, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
It was OK ✌️
Aug 26, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
Can wasn’t clean and the seats sunk in. But we all reached destination safely so... a 3/5.
Jun 18, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★☆☆☆
Bus left 1 hour late. The time they publish is just the time they start picking people from hotels. It was a 4 hour trip. The bus was ok but the driving was awful. Driving fast on bad roads full of potholes even speaking on the phone while driving on dangerous roads with 40 people on board. Extremely irresponsible. On top of all this, the price charged by 12goasia is more than double what you pay for the same bus.
Jun 12, 2018
bus AC Seater, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
The bus trip was good, decent bus with air conditioning and leg space etc. But we had to wait like 75 minutes in Vientiane before departure, and our tickets (bought from 12go.asia) was twice as expensive as the price listed at the travel agency where the bus left. All in all an alright bus trip, but factor in some extra time (even though it's only 110km and estimated 4 hours)

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How to get from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

Travelling between Vientiane and Vang Vieng is possible by van and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Van is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LAK 946,327 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a van which will set you back mere LAK 86,820.

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

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 6 hours to travel between Vientiane and Vang Vieng depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Vientiane and Vang Vieng. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 3h 30m. Van does a much slower job and take about 5h 30m to reach Vang Vieng.

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

Travelling between Vientiane and Vang Vieng can be as cheap as LAK 86,820 if you opt for a Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ) van and as expensive as LAK 946,327 if you buy a Ken Taxi Service (Ken Taxi Service) taxi 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 Vientiane and Vang Vieng ?

  • 3 from Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 08:30 Thanaleng railway station until 13:30 Vientiane Soutchai Travel

1 from Vientiane to Vang Vieng starting from 00:00 Vientiane Airport until 00:00 Vientiane Airport

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Vientiane to Vang Vieng.

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

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Vientiane and Vang Vieng

Ken Taxi Service (Ken Taxi Service)

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 Vientiane and Vang Vieng, 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 Vientiane and Vang Vieng

PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง), Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ)

What is the most popular transport to get from Vientiane to Vang Vieng?

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

  • 971 took a van
  • 29 bought a taxi ride