Getting there and away
Attapeu bus station is located seven kilometres outside town on the road to Pakse. As Route 18A is still considered impassable to all but motorbikes and goats, all public transport travels via the Sekong, Pak Song loop even skipping the shortcut through the forest. Following are selected departure details:
Pakse: Departing regularly between 06:00 and 17:00. All head via Sekong and Pak Song. Pakse 45,000 kip 5-7 hours; Sekong 25,000 kip 2-2.5 hours; Pak Song 35,000 kip 4-5 hours.
For Salavan you'll need to catch a Pakse bus and change at Tha Teng.
Vientiane: Departs 15:00 and 16:00. Costs 140,000 kip for standard and 200,000 kip for VIP.
Vietnam: Departs 06:00, 07:00. Costs 80,000 to Kontum. (a through bus from Pakse swings through at about 11:00)
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