Getting from Vientiane to Vang Vieng takes about 4 hours by bus or van. Because Vang Vieng does not have an airport, you can only travel this route by land.
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Option #1: Bus
Not the safest option
Route: Vientiane Vang Vieng
Duration: 4 hours
You can either travel this route from Vientiane to Vang Vieng by bus or van. Neither are very comfortable, but we prefer the bus as it often has more leg room.
The roads between Vientiane and Vang Vieng aren’t in very good condition. Some are full of potholes so be prepared for a bumpy ride.
Naga Travel and Malany Transport provide a few buses daily. The journey takes about 4 hours and a one-way bus ride costs between $6-$10. You can book your ticket with Naga Travel on 12go.asia and with Malany Transport on Baolau.
The first departure is at 9:00, with the last bus leaving at 14:00.
- Departs from Soutchai Travel Office near Khamkong Minimart in the city center
- Arrives at the Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel Office in the center, near Laos Haven Hotel and Spa
Although their tickets are more expensive, Naga Travel has more comfortable buses.
- Departs from Phanthavong Tour Office along Yonnet Road in the city center, opposite the Bank of Lao PDR
- Arrives near the Malany Hotel, Vang Vieng city center
Malany Transport offers multiple buses on this route. Their customer service can be hit and miss, but most travellers have a good experience booking with them.
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