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vientiane to siem reap

Posted by mrk12a on 3/1/2011 at 01:08

So what is the best way to do this? Is flying worth it or is it ok to go by buses? Also im a solo traveler so prices of taxis will be a lot. thanks

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Posted by Rufus on 3/1/2011 at 08:23

I would certainly fly.

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Posted by exacto on 3/1/2011 at 09:35

agreed. unless you are planning on making several stops along the way in places like savannakhet, pakse, the bolevans plateau, champasak, and siphandon, you are looking at several days of just travelling on none-too-comfy buses just to get from vientiane to siem reap. flying would be a much more convenient option. i would certainly fly too if i could.

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Posted by mrk12a on 3/1/2011 at 18:34

Ok ive figured out that getting an overnight sleeper to bangkok from vientiane then a flight to phom penh is the cheapest way that only takes a night and one day. About £50 for flight and £20 for train saves me A lot as the flight is £170 direct from vientiane.

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Posted by Rufus on 4/1/2011 at 06:57

There is no train to Vientiane. I suggest you get off at Nong Khai rather thn Tha Naleng, and go across the Friendship Bridge there.

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Posted by MADMAC on 8/1/2011 at 15:40

Rufus
The line from Nong Khai isn't open yet?

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Posted by Rufus on 9/1/2011 at 13:29

Mac, the train goes to Tha Naleng, which is on the Lao side, but 21 km from Vientiane. There is little public transport there and your options are much greater if you take something from the Friendship Bridge.

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