Bus times from Nong Khai to Vientiane

By bus or minivan it takes 2 hours to travel from Nong Khai to Vientiane. Some of the transfer services start with taking the train from Nong Khai over the border and then meeting passengers at the train station in Laos for the second part of the journey by road to Vientiane. There are no direct rail links between Nong Khai and Vientiane.

Bus Timetable from Nong Khai to Vientiane

Click on the Nong Khai – Vientiane link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.

Nong Khai - Vientiane ฿ 280–700 30m – 1d 1h 30m
  •   Van 08:30, 13:00

Bus Stop in Nong Khai

Bus services to Vientiane depart from Nong Khai Railway Station.

Google Map of Nong Khai Railway Station

Arrival in Vientiane

Bus services from Nong Khai arrive in Vientiane at various location in the city including the Embassy of Thailand, 316 Rue Bourichane, Vientiane, Laos.

Google Map of the Embassy of Thailand in Vientiane

About Vientiane

Vientiane is the capital city of Laos, located on the Mekong River very near to Thailand. Vientiane is the only sizeable town in largely rural Laos and other than Luang Prabang it has the highest concentration of places to visit anywhere in the country.

Quai Fa Ngum Road

Vientiane is a very compact city and most of the major attractions are located within a kilometre of the Quai Fa Ngum Road, which is the riverside road where most foreign visitors to the city choose to stay.

Patuxai Monument

The city’s major landmark is the Patuxai Monument which resembles the Arc de Triomphe and was constructed to commemorate those who died in the struggle for independence from France. The Patuxai Monument is at one end of a long wide boulevard which leads to the Presidential Palace, past the impressive Wat Si Sa Ket, also known as Sisaket Museum.

Sisaket Museum in Vientiane
Sisaket Museum in Vientiane
Wat Pha That Luang

The one major attraction in Vientiane which is in a different part of the city is Wat Pha That Luang, located 4.7 km from the Quai Fa Ngum Road.

Wat Pha That Luang is the most important temple in Laos and was constructed in its current form in the 1560s. Some people believe that a temple of some description was constructed on the same site during the lifetime of King Ashoka, the first Buddhist Emperor of India who reigned from around 268 to 232 BCE, to house the pelvic bone of the Buddha, which is the reason why the site is so important to Laos Buddhists, but not Thai Buddhists who destroyed the temple in 1828. It got rebuilt in 1930, and partially destroyed again in 1941 by the Thai Air Force, and rebuilt again.

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