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night bus to pakse-same day tickets?

  • idit

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    we will be arriving to pakse on the afternoon and wish to take the night bus to Vientiane that same night. Is there a way to book the tickets on forhed? (there are 5 of us including kids so.. )
    i understand there is also a difference between the buses-(single & dublle sleeper) is that different companies?
    and for last.. September is wet season.. will that still do?
    thanks allot!!!

    Idit

    #1 Posted: 7/7/2013 - 23:17

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  • Geer1

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    Where are you travelling from up prior to Pakse?

    #2 Posted: 9/7/2013 - 00:30

  • idit

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    hi thanks for your reply we come from Siemreap. there is no direct flight that day to Vientien so its either that or a drive to phenompen and flight to Vientien or flight to pakse and a night bus..
    tks Idit

    #3 Posted: 9/7/2013 - 01:12

  • Geer1

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    Thought you might say that lol...

    Siem Reap to Pakse is a 12-14 hour trip and you might not even make it in time to catch the night bus which leaves somewhere between 8 and 9. Pakse to Vientiane is another 10 hour night bus ride.

    Needless to say trying to do this all in one go especially with kids will be hell on earth.

    If you really need to get this done all in one day your most comfortable overland route is liekly to take the bus to Bangkok then night train to Nong Khai . Train 69 has sleepers and leaves at 8 PM arriving in Nong Khai at 7:45. From there can take bus/shuttle to the border and into Vientiane. I believe you can book train ahead of time on Thai railways website. Do research before picking bus to Bangkok as that border is known for bus scams.

    #4 Posted: 9/7/2013 - 11:27

  • MADMAC

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    You can do it fast.

    You can do it cheap.

    But you can't do it fast and cheap.

    Greer is right, this is just insane - even if you didn't have kids.

    So you can fly from Siem Reap to Vientiane. It's pricey.

    You can take the bus, which means to be reasonable you want to take about three days. Even then it will be a lot of bus time and it will suck. But at least you are unlikely to kill yourself on the way.

    #5 Posted: 10/7/2013 - 02:40

  • idit

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    Hi you all thanks for trying to help
    No- insanity is not the story..!!!
    I have never mentioned a bus to pakse..!!!!

    Geer1 had asked where we are coming from to Pakse and the answer was Siem reap...
    there wasn't a flight to Vintien on the date we wanted it..
    (we weren't even triyng to save it...)
    so we had booked a noon flight from Siem reap to Pakse..
    and yes we wish to be on the night bus on the same night..
    so again if any one knows if we can book it a had it will be helpfull...
    thanks Idit

    #6 Posted: 21/7/2013 - 01:19

  • Geer1

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    Your title threw us off.

    There is a night bus from Pakse to Vientiane, not sure how to book it ahead of time though. Maybe look up a guesthouse or tour agency in Pakse and send them a message asking if they can book tickets for you.

    #7 Posted: 21/7/2013 - 02:29

  • idit

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    thanks ill try that..
    Idit

    #8 Posted: 21/7/2013 - 04:04

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