For readers who are interested in our Thailand-Laos adventure series, this is the second last post before we close the storybook for this adventure. The last post will be about the overall budget while the post for this is the overland route that we traveled. Although this journey is long over (after 3 years have passed ..), I will still finish the rest of the writing because there are still many loyal fans for the story of this journey. Furthermore, the MCO (Movement Control Order) imposed on Malaysians makes us unable to go anywhere, including abroad.
Before continuing reading, refer to this (if necessary): Thailand-Laos Pre-Trip.
Starting from this post, I will also change the method of writing, that is, the first paragraph followed by a picture. Below is an overall map starting from the South Integrated Terminal (TBS) station in Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane, Laos.
Below is a detailed map of each of our overland trips. Maps do not follow train routes due to functional limitations available on Google Maps. So, I used the route for the car to replace the train. And also, because Google Maps limits only 10 layers, so it needs to be split into two parts of the map.
Part 1: From Malaysia to Lopburi
Please click the icon located to the left of the word label “Thailand-Laos blog map part 1”. Its use is to activate or deactivate existing or specific routes so it would appear clearer.
- Malaysia (ETS train)
- Padang Besar to Hat Yai (Tuktuk and public buses)
- Hat Yai to Prachuap Khiri Khan (train)
- Prachuap Khiri Khan to Hua Hin (minivan/minibus)
- Hua Hin to Pak Tho (train)
- Pak Tho to Mae Klong Market (public bus)
- Mae Klong Train Market to Nakhon Pathom (minivan/minibus)
- Udon Thani to Kanchanaburi (train)
- Kanchanaburi to Bangkok (train)
- Bangkok to Lopburi (train)
Part 2: From Lopburi to Vientiane
- Lopburi to Ayutthaya (train)
- Ayutthaya to Nong Khai (train)
- Nong Khai to Vientiane (train)
Then from Vientiane (Laos), we went back to Bangkok also by train. Meaning, twice we exit and enter Thailand. In Bangkok, we stayed in Lat Krabang before leaving for Kuala Lumpur on a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane.
Photos on public transport there (according to the order of the itinerary):
- Thailand-Laos Pre-Trip
- Summary Of 10 Major Cities In Thailand That We Visited
- Overland Travel Expense Summary from Thailand to Laos