Getting to Vang Vieng
On this page you will find information on getting to Vang Vieng whether it be by, bus or boat.
Getting to Vang Vieng Bus
Until quite recently the bus station in Vang Vieng was basically just loads of vehicles parked on the old airstrip to the east of town, now however, Vang Vieng actually has a bus station like most other towns. The only problem is that it’s located around 2km out of town, abit to far to walk with luggage etc. Tuk Tuks and minibuses can be hired from here to take you into town.
Tickets for tourist buses and minivans can be purchased at almost every guesthouse and should include transport to the bus station.
- Songthaew - Departs every 20mins, costing around 40,000 kip and takes about 5hrs.
- Local bus - Departs at 05:30,06:00,06:30,07:00,12:30 and 14:00, costing around 40,000 kip and takes about 5hrs.
- Minibus - Departs at 09:00, costing around 60,000 kip and takes about 4/5hrs.
- Express bus - Departs at 10:30 and 13:30, costing around 60,000 kip and takes about 4/5hrs.
- Minibus - Departs at 09:00 and 14:00, costing around 100,000 kip and takes about 7hrs.
- Express bus - Departs at 10:00, costing around 90,000 kip and takes about 8hrs.
- Minibus - Departs at 09:30, costing around 100,000 kip and takes about 4hrs.
- Bangkok (Thailand) - Departs at 13:30, costing around 750 B and takes about 17hrs.
- Pakse - Departs at 13:30, costing around 200,000 kip and takes about 16hrs.
- Si Phan Don (4,000 Islands) - Departs at 13:30, costing around 260,000 kip and takes about 20hrs.
- Hanoi or Hui (Vietnam) - Departs at 13:30, costing around 200,000 kip anf takes about 24hrs.
It is possible to reach Vientiane by kayaking along the Nam Song river, if you leave at dawn then you should make it to Vientiane around 6pm. For your belongings, dry bags are available or you can opt to place them in the accompanying van which will take them along for you at least part of the way. Expect to pay around 200,000 kip.
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