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  • earl83

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    Does anyone have any advice on how to travel from Phonsavan to Pakse / Champasak without having to go back through Vientiane?

    #1 Posted: 22/1/2013 - 17:39

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    You can get a bus from Phonsavan to Paksan and continue south from there. Timetable information is here.

    Hope that helps.

    #2 Posted: 22/1/2013 - 19:51

  • earl83

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    Thanks for the reply. Information about onwards buses from Paksan is very limited, so am I right in assuming it's going to be a two day journey, with an overnight stop in Paksan?

    My original intention was to do Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - Pakse . Would it be more advisable to go Vientiane - Phonsavan - Luang Prabang - Pakse thus enabling me to fly from LP down to Pakse?

    #3 Posted: 23/1/2013 - 05:31

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    LP- Pakse by plane indeed would be better. You can catch the 10:55am flight and be in Pakse at 12:35pm.

    #4 Posted: 23/1/2013 - 13:24

  • earl83

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    alfredm thanks for the advice, being in Pakse by 12.35 take it that means I can more or less get straight on a bus to Champasak eliminating the need to stay in Pakse over night at all?

    In terms of options for flying Luang Prabang to Pakse is the only one Lao Airlines?

    #5 Posted: 24/1/2013 - 04:57

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    Hmmm.... in 2006 we took a taxi from Pakse to Champasak. It was 45 USD for these 35km, see my travelogue:
    http://www.molon.de/travelogues/Laos/2005/part2.html#0101

    It's not a big deal getting straight to Champasak, although I don't know if there are buses.

    Regarding the flight, both skyscanner.net and amadeus.net only show this direct flight by Lao.

    #6 Posted: 24/1/2013 - 17:49

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    Haven't really seen anything in Pakse that makes me particularly want to spend a night there- perhaps I am wrong?

    So far as I can tell buses to Champasak leave Pakse from the Dao Heung/Morning Market, and the journey takes up to 2 hours, (cost $2).

    Will have a look at your travelogue- thanks for that.

    #7 Posted: 24/1/2013 - 18:04

  • alfredm

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    Will you visit the Bolaven plateau?
    http://www.molon.de/galleries/Laos/Bolaven/

    #8 Posted: 25/1/2013 - 00:49

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    Hi @alfredm,

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    #9 Posted: 25/1/2013 - 01:32

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    it that agency I can added or beneath get beeline on a bus to Champasak eliminating the charge to break in Pakse over night at all

    #10 Posted: 1/2/2013 - 10:37

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