Getting there and away
The Vang Vieng bus station is about two kilometres north of town near the high school and, with backpacks, a long way to walk.
Songthaews and tuk tuks were firm at 10,000 kip per head for a ride between the bus station and town, but if you're with a big group it makes sense to negotiate for the whole vehicle. Everyone and their dog sells bus tickets for buses but will charge a small commission. Get them at any guesthouse, tour agency, internet cafe or at the station.
To Luang Prabang
Minivan: 09:00, 14:00, 100,000 kip, 7 hours
Express bus: 11:00, 90,000 kip, 8 hours
Minivan: 09:30, 100,000 kip
Minivan: 09:00, 60,000 kip, 3 hours
Express bus (a/c big bus): 10:00, 13:00, 14:00, 60,000 kip, 4 hours
Local bus: 05:30, 06:00, 06:30, 07:00, 09:00, 12:30, 14:30, 40,000 kip, 5 hours
Pakse: 13:30, 200,000 kip, 12 hours
Hanoi or Hue, Vietnam: 13:30, 260,000 kip, 22 hours to Hue
Bangkok, Thailand: 09:30, 1300B, 12 hours
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