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Vinh - Border crossing from Laos

  • pauljaymes

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    I'm planning to take the Vientiane-Lak Sao-Cau Treo-Vinh route from Laos to Vietnam. Indications are that I can get an early bus from Vientiane, change in Lak Sao and cross the border getting to Vinh on the same day. However, nowhere can I find any info about Vinh - is there any accomodation, when do the buses/trains leave for Hanoi? all that kind of stuff.

    Anyone done this route? Any tips?


    #1 Posted: 16/7/2006 - 00:08

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  • Gregirie

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    Yes there is cheap accomodation in vinh, just a short walk from the bus station.
    as for the bus i took one from Muong Xen, it is just over the boarder on the vietnam side, there are a few buses per day from here to vinh.
    Its a long ride and we had to pay 200,000 but after we found out the local price was 90,000.
    As always, watch your things on the bus. This was not the vip bus, we saw one of those full of tourists, this was the local bus.
    Hope this helps.

    #2 Posted: 6/2/2011 - 12:06

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    There's a fair roundup on accommodation in Vinh here also see the transport section there for onward buses etc.


    #3 Posted: 7/2/2011 - 07:33

  • stickmansuc-

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    Is it possible to get a visa on arrival to Vietnam when crossing near Vinh ?

    And do you know if there are duty free shops selling Vietnamese delicacies as Snake wine on the Lao side and Vietnamese side ?


    #4 Posted: 10/6/2011 - 15:39

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    Visa on arrival (which remember you have to arrange in advance) is only available if arriving by air. So no, you can't get VOA at the border - you will have to arrange it in Vientiene (overnight service available).

    I've not crossed at that border but based on the one I have crossed at (Lao Bao I think it was) there are very unlikely to be any "Duty Free" shops (does that even exist as a concept out here?) but you might find some stalls selling stuff like that on the Vietnamese side.

    #5 Posted: 11/6/2011 - 09:10

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