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Ho Chi Minh to Vientiane. How did you get there?

  • damagedglit-

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Has anyone gone from HCMC to Vientiane? I'm looking at airline tickets and it is pretty expensive. I can't find proof of a reliable bus.

    #1 Posted: 16/8/2008 - 22:18

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    To do it by bus you'd be looking at at least two to three days. What about doing a combination? For example getting the bus to Phnom Penh and then flying with Lao Airlines?

    #2 Posted: 18/8/2008 - 12:10

  • Marney_47

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    Im looking to do the reverse trip from Vietianne to HMNC... The only way i can do this is to fly to Hanoi and swap planes to fly back to HMNC... It is going to cost roughly about $200... Im doing this as im stuck for time so the 7-8 hours it will take to finally get to Saigon will be worth the money over 2-3 days on a bus.

    I imagine there is a reverse trip flying to Hanoi and then onto Vietianne... But it will prob cost you again about $200...

    Likewise if anyone has any alternatives or advice in reference to this trip would be appreciated by myself also...

    #3 Posted: 19/8/2008 - 08:47

  • JDog

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    Why not take the train from Saigon to Hue and then the bus on up to Vietianne? Or the reverse..

    #4 Posted: 20/8/2008 - 11:39

  • Rufus

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    It is a pretty uncomfortable bus journey.

    #5 Posted: 20/8/2008 - 15:01

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