Taking a bus from Pakse to Vientiane is cheaper and more sustainable than flying. However, a flight to Vientiane takes just under 2 hours while the bus takes about 10 hours.
|10 hours||$39||Check bus tickets|
|1,5 hours||$7 + $46||Check flights|
Taking a bus from Pakse to Vientiane is cheaper and more sustainable than flying. However, a flight to Vientiane takes just under 2 hours while the bus takes more than 10 hours.
Option #1: Bus from Pakse to Vientiane
Route: Pakse Vientiane
Unique travel experience
Not the safest option
Duration: 10 hours
If you opt for a bus, sleeper buses are the best option going from Pakse to Vientiane. Traveling at night allows you to cross this distance while being asleep. However, overnight trips are less safe than day trips as roads are not well lit in Loas.
Naga Travel and Soutchai Travel offer good options for traveling through this route. See below their schedules.
|Naga Travel||20:15-06:00||9h 45m||$39|
- Departs from Lankham Hotel
- Arrives at Haysoke Guesthouse
Naga Travel generally has higher fares, but their buses are big and clean. One disadvantage of their schedule is the late departures and arrivals.
- Departs from Chitpasong Bus Station within Pakse city center
- Arrives at the Soutchai Vientiane Office
Soutchai Travel generally provides good service despite the occasional complaints of drivers driving too fast and departing late.
Note: Flatbeds are meant to fit two people, so if you are not a fan of sharing the space with a stranger, you can always book two tickets for the trip. Otherwise, prepare to make a new friend.
Option #2: Flight
Route: Pakse Vientiane
Duration: 1,5 hours
Costs: $7 + $46
From Pakse city center, you’ll need to catch a taxi to the airport. This journey should cost about $7, and it takes about 15 minutes to the airport.
A one-way plane ticket to Vientiane starts at $46. Lao Skyway offers the cheapest fares, and they operate 1 flight per day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The plane departs Pakse at 17:15 and will arrive in Vientiane at 18:30. You can check the latest flight schedules of Lao Skyway through their website.
Lao Airlines offers more flights, but they are also more expensive. To check the schedule and book your flights, click the button below.
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