Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train | Nong Khai & Vientiane Train Schedule, Tickets & Booking

The Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train is a popular mode of transport between the Thai border town of Nong Khai to Thanaleng or Dongphosy, the only passenger railway station in Laos just after the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River. The shuttle train between Nong Khai and Thanaleng (Vientiane) commenced on 5 March 2009, making it the first dedicated cross-border shuttle train in ASEAN. It operates a return leg from Nong Khai twice daily, which connects to the overnight Isan Mankha service to and from Bangkok.

If the departure timings do not suit you, try the Nong Khai – Vientiane Bus / Minivan.

Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train Route Map

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Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train Rolling Stock

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Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train Interior

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Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train Timetable

Northbound Express 913 Express 917
Nong Khai 0730 1445
Thanaleng 0745 1500
Southbound Express 914 Express 918
Thanaleng 1000 1730
Nong Khai 1015 1745

There is no time difference between Thailand and Laos.

Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train Timetable from SRT’s Website

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If the departure timings do not suit you, try the Nong Khai – Vientiane Bus / Minivan.

Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train Fares

Nong Khai to Thanaleng: 20 Baht – purchased from Nong Khai Railway Station
Thanaleng to Nong Khai: 20 Baht or 6,000 Kip – purchased from Thanaleng Railway Station

Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train Fares from SRT’s Website

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Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train + Thanaleng – Vientiane Minivan Joint Ticket

300 Baht
Available only in the northbound direction from Nong Khai Railway Station’s ticket office.

Thanaleng (Laos) Stamp Fee

50 Baht or 10,000 Kip, payable directly to the immigration officer to get your entry or exit stamp.
There will be two payments: one on entry into Laos and one on exit from Laos.

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Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train Booking Methods

How do I book Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train tickets online?

How do I book Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train tickets from Nong Khai, Thailand?

Tickets for the Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train are only sold on the day of departure. Get your tickets at the counters for immediate travel (“Tickets For Travel Today”). The Tickets For Travel Today counter is open whenever the station is open. The counter staff may request for your passport to key in your details on the ticket.

How do I book Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train tickets from Thanaleng, Laos?

Tickets for the Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train are only sold on the day of departure. Get your tickets at the counters for immediate travel (“Tickets For Travel Today”). The Tickets For Travel Today counter is open whenever the station is open. The counter staff may request for your passport to key in your details on the ticket.

How do I travel from Bangkok to Thanaleng (Vientiane)?

Take the Isan Mankha from Bangkok to Nong Khai, and transfer to the Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train from Nong Khai to Thanaleng (Vientiane).

How much is a single ticket from Bangkok to Thanaleng (Vientiane)?

There is no through ticket from Bangkok to Thanaleng (Vientiane). Get a ticket from Bangkok to Nong Khai on the Isan Mankha, then buy the Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train ticket at Nong Khai.

How much is a single ticket from Thanaleng (Vientiane) to Bangkok?

There is no through ticket from Thanaleng (Vientiane) to Bangkok. Book the Isan Mankha ticket up to 60 days in advance first. Get a ticket from Thanaleng to Nong Khai on the Nong Khai – Thanaleng Shuttle Train, then get the Isan Mankha to Bangkok. On-the-spot tickets for immediate departure on the Isan Mankha may or may not be available.

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