hello I have searched endlessly through websites but cannot find information on this topic, only on the reverse direction! We are wanting to take local and cheap buses from Vientiane to Bangkok and want to do it overnight. We are trying to get to the airport in Bangkok. I know I can catch a bus to the border from the Morning Market, also I can catch a bus to Nong Khai , should we go directly to Nong Khai to catch a bus to Bangkok? Can anyone tell me if they know what time the last bus leaves to get to Bangkok and the price? I really appreciate any advice, thanks!
#1 yvonne_lefort5 has been a member since 22/11/2010. Posts: 2
Also can anyone tell me the fees at the border? Will we have to pay to leave or get a stamp out of Laos? Or get one into Thailand?
#2 yvonne_lefort5 has been a member since 22/11/2010. Posts: 2
There are night buses from Nong Khai to Bangkok and there are also tourist minivans that go direct from Vientiane to Bangkok. More information can be found on the VTE transport page here. Visas etc will depend on your nationality, but many nationalities get 15-days visa free entry to Thailand.
I'm not sure of the timetable info out of Nong Khai sorry.
Also buses from Nong Khai to Bangkok which go straight to the airport, best is to book these at a tourist office unless you speak affordable thai (this way you'll be sure to be on the correct bus). Normal bus leaves at 10 am or 6.30 pm (if you take this night bus you'll be arriving really early in Bangkok, I think around 4-5 am.
Though I'd prefer to take the sleeper train as it's much more comfortable than a bus! sleeper train leaves Nong Khai at 6.20 pm and another (NON-sleeper) leaves at 7.15 pm.