Travel from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng

The easiest way to travel from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng is to take a joint bus and train service. The journey takes 3 to 4 hours depending upon which departure you take.

Travel Times from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng


There are 3 services a day from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng available to book online.

Nong KhaiVang ViengTicketCompany
10:0013:57฿ 1,212RG Adventure
11:0014:30฿ 1,272RG Adventure
14:3017:30฿ 1,272RG Adventure

Buy Tickets from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng


Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Vientiane to Vang Vieng.

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After booking you will be sent an electronic ticket. You will need to show this at both the bus stop in Nong Khai and at the train station in Vientiane.

Nong Khai Bus Stop


The service to From Nong Khai to Vang Vieng departs from in front of the RG Adventure Travel Office which is located about halfway between Nong Khai Train Station and the Thailand Immigration Centre.

Google Map of Nong Khai RG Adventure Travel Office

Vang Vieng Train Station


The service from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng terminates at Vang Vieng Train Station.

Google Map of Vang Vieng Railway Station

About Travel to Vang Vieng


This is a journey of two parts. The first part of the journey is by minivan from Nong Khai to Vientiane Train Station. This part of the journey takes around 90 minutes. The distance travelled is only 26 km. The reason the journey takes 90 minutes is because passengers need to pass through two sets of passport control, and travellers without a visa or a visa exemption need to pay for a visa before passing into Laos.

Riverside in Vang Vieng
Riverside in Vang Vieng

The second part of the journey is by train. Trains on the high speed line from Vientiane to Vang Vieng are very comfortable. The train itself takes only 50 minutes to travel 135 km. Private taxis and shared taxis wait at the train station to take passengers into the centre of Vang Vieng Town. Vang Vieng Train Station is located to the north of the busy part of Vang Vieng.

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