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Getting there and away


The bus station in Paksan isn't used as much as many others in Laos and most long distance buses simply pick up and drop off on the side of the road outside of the bus station.

If you're heading south, simply stand anywhere along the side of the road and flag any bus down -- chances are it will be going where you are.

While it's also possible to flag Vientiane-bound buses down, a regular Paksan-Vientiane bus service leaves from the bus station for 30,000 kip and takes three hours.

If you're heading to Phonsavan (Xieng Khuang), a bus leaves at 08:20 from the bus terminal daily, costs 100,000 kip and takes about eight hours.

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