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Posted by papaju on 19/1/2011 at 02:56

is it possible to get a train from vietnam to laos?

and get a train from laos to thailand? preferably over night train

thanks

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Posted by caseyprich on 19/1/2011 at 08:43

Vietnam to Laos - No.

Yes from Laos to Thailand.

If you like trains: http://www.seat61.com/

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Posted by Rufus on 19/1/2011 at 15:19

Only from Tha Naleng to Thailand. Tha Naleng is 22 km from Vientiane. You are better catching off the train in Nong Khai.

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Posted by papaju on 7/2/2011 at 03:26

could someone give me the direct link for the train from Laos-Thailand

so is there no train from Vietnam - Laos? if not whats the best bus service to get there

Thank yoooouuu!

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Posted by Rufus on 7/2/2011 at 08:38

You have already been given the URL for the train.
Not sure what you mean by the "best" bus service.

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Posted by caseyprich on 7/2/2011 at 14:16

Best bus service would depend on where you are trying to get into Laos from. From Hanoi there is a 24 hour VIP bus to Luang Prabang - I've heard it's not completely unpleasant - better than a local bus.

Otherwise you'd most likely enter either west of Dong Hoi or Da Nang. Dong Hoi will get you to Savvanakhet and will probably take the least time, from there you can easily catch a bus north to Vientiane. I'm in Savvanakhet right now and its nice for a night or two. If you come in from Attepeu you'll have a mighty bus ride before you get to Pakse - but then you can explore much of the South.

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Posted by Rufus on 8/2/2011 at 08:50

24 hours on a bus would be unbearable for me. I am with Mac on this one.

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Posted by vietnamrum on 11/2/2011 at 22:24

Posted from within Vietnam.

hanoi to vientiane is 24 hours by bus.

go from vientiane to nong khai. its 23ks by local bus or vip bus / van etc

i have stayed in nong khai for a few months its a small town but really nice.

guest houses with a resort feel. prices range from $5 upwards
mutmee.com

link shows train info from nong khai to bangkok.
http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm#Bangkok%20to%20Nong%20Khai

enjoy

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Posted by papaju on 2/3/2011 at 19:58

does anyone know the train times for the vientiane - bangkok? ive looked on seat61 but all he has is stars in the times from vientiane! ahhh! someone help! thanks!

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Posted by caseyprich on 3/3/2011 at 11:18

See Rufus's post above - Tha Naleng is the actual departure city. He also recommended just going across the border to Nong Khai on your own and then picking up the train to BKK there.

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Posted by vietnamrum on 4/3/2011 at 10:24

Posted from within Vietnam.

Read the article again.
http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm#Bangkok%20to%20Nong%20Khai

Go from Vientiane to Nong Khai . its 23ks by local bus or vip bus / van etc.
The Nong Khai train station is about 2ks from the border.

cheers

It shows times:-
Nong Khai to Bangkok
Train number: 76 * 70 * 134
Classes: DRC 1,S,s,2,3,R 2,3
Nong Khai depart: 06:00 18:20 19:15
Ayutthaya arrive: 15:30 04:23 05:50
Don Muang arrive: 16:12 05:25 06:54
Bangkok (Hualamphong) arrive: 17:10 06:25 08:00

Prices

Bangkok to Nong Khai (or vice versa) 1,317 (£27, $39) 778 (£16, $23) 498 (£10, $15) 388 (£8, $11 258 (£5, $8)

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