Getting there and away
Regular flights touch down and take off from the Pleiku airport, connecting to Hanoi, Saigon, and most other domestic airports. From Pleiku, it's only about a two-hour trip to Kon Tum.
The bus station is located 2 km from the centre of Kon Tum on Phan Dinh Phung Rd. Minivans to Pleiku depart regularly all day from 07:00 to 18:00, 30,000 dong. They can be flagged down anywhere on Phan Dinh Phung Rd between the bus station and the bridge, but arriving at the bus station will ensure you a more comfortable seat.
You can head to the Bo Y border with Laos from Kon Tum via the town Ngoc Hoi -- vans leave Kon Tum for Ngoc Hai when full from 07:00 to 17:00, 30,000 dong, 2 hours -- service from Ngoc Hoi to the border, however, is not very frequent, so you're best to leave Kon Tum early both to get a connection from Ngoc Hai to the border and also from the border onwards to Attapeu.
The other option is to catch a through bus to Attapeu at 10:00, departures from Kon Tum on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday only, US$20, four to five hours. Make sure you have a valid Laos visa before you hit the border -- no visa on arrival is available.
Other departures include:
Da Nang Departs at 07:00, 17:00. Takes around 5 hours. Costs 85,000VND.
Buon Ma Thuot Departs at 07:00, 12:30, 13:30. Takes around 5 hours. Costs 50,000VND.
Quang Ngai Departs at 06:30. Takes around 5 hours. Costs 80,000VND.
Qui Nhon Departs at 06:15, 08:00, 09:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:30. Takes around 5 hours. Costs 50,000VND.
Nha Trang Departs at 06:30. Takes around 9 hours. Costs 75,000VND.
Da Lat Departs at 05:00,. Takes around 8 hours. Costs 96,000VND.
Saigon Departs at 17:30, 19:00. Takes around 11 hours. Costs 130,000VND.
Hanoi Departs at 07:15. Takes around 24 hours. Costs 240,000VND.
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- Hot spots
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- Sapa, Bac Ha & Dien Bien Phu
- Phong Nha Cave & Vinh
- Da Nang, Hoi An & Hue
- Dalat & Kon Tum
- Mui Ne & Nha Trang
- Saigon & surrounds
- My Tho, Can Tho & Phu Quoc Island