How to travel from Nong Khai train station to Vang Vieng

There is a direct service available from Nong Khai train station to Vang Vieng in Laos every day departing at 07:00. This service is intended to connect with Train #25 from Bangkok which is the only overnight train from Bangkok with sleeper berth. However, bear in mind that Train #25 is scheduled to arrive in Nong Khai at 06:45 which allows little time for delays. For this reason you may be better off taking the day time train to Nong Khai departing Bangkok at 08:20 and then staying overnight in Nong Khai before travelling onto Vang Vieng the next day.

Travel Times to Vang Vieng

There is a single direct service a day to Vang Vieng from Nong Khai Train Station. Your other alternative is to travel first to Vientiane and then take a bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng.

Train StationVang ViengTicketCompany
07:0014:00฿ 859Naga Travel

Buy Tickets 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 booking voucher which you need to exchange for a ticket at the ticket counter at Nong Khai train station.

Nong Khai Train Station

The service to Vang Vieng depart from Nong Khai train station.

Google Map of Nong Khai Railway Station

Vang Vieng Bus Stop

The service from Nong Khai terminates roadside in Vang Vieng near Central Backpackers.

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About Travel to Vang Vieng

This is a journey of three parts. The first part of the journey is by train from Nong Khai to Thanaleng Railway Station in Laos. The train departs at 07:30 and takes 15 minutes to travel over the Thai-Lao Friendship to the only train station in Laos at Thanaleng. Before you board the train you need to: 1. Exchange your booking voucher for a ticket at the ticket counter for the service to Thanaleng Railway Station and 2. get your exit stamp from Thailand at the Immigration kiosk on the the platform in Nong Khai train station.

Riverside in Vang Vieng
Riverside in Vang Vieng

When you arrive at Thanaleng Station you first to apply for your Visa on Arrival to enter Laos. the Immigration Counters are inside Thanaleng Station. After you have cleared Lao Immigration exit the station, and locate the Naga Travel information desk on the way out. Naga Travel staff will direct you to their bus for the second stage of the journey to Vientiane. After arrival in Vientiane you will then transfer to a larger bus for the final stage of the journey which is a 4 hour drive to Vang Vieng.

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