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Bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

  • kara_12

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    Hey Guys,
    Was hoping to get some advice on the bus trip between Vientiane to Vang Vieng?

    If we fly into Vientiane late is it easy to catch a bus early the next morning?
    I have read that booking a VIP bus/mini bus is a gamble because you might sometimes be on a plastic chair in the isle. Are the normal buses ok to travel on?


    #1 Posted: 7/10/2011 - 11:55

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  • Captain_Bob

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    It's just a 150km 3-4hr ride so don't stress over it too much. No need to pre-book a bus just get to the Talat Sao bus station early like 7-8am and take the next departure. If you end up on a plastic stool well that's just Laos for ya, part of the "experience". Or book a minivan with a guesthouse or travel agent the night before (costs more but faster and you'll be with other backpackers on the way to make "Friends"!)

    #2 Posted: 7/10/2011 - 16:03

  • Rufus

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    Yes its easy. Yes, you might be in the aisle if the bus is full. Get there early to avoid that.

    #3 Posted: 8/10/2011 - 08:39

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