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
#1 mrk12a has been a member since 4/12/2010. Posts: 19
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.
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.
#4 mrk12a has been a member since 4/12/2010. Posts: 19
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.