is it possible to get a train from vietnam to laos?
and get a train from laos to thailand? preferably over night train
#1 papaju has been a member since 19/1/2011. Posts: 4
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
#4 papaju has been a member since 19/1/2011. Posts: 4
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.
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
link shows train info from nong khai to bangkok.
#8 vietnamrum has been a member since 21/1/2011. Posts: 39
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!
#9 papaju has been a member since 19/1/2011. Posts: 4
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.
Read the article again.
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.
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
Bangkok to Nong Khai (or vice versa) 1,317 (£27, $39) 778 (£16, $23) 498 (£10, $15) 388 (£8, $11 258 (£5, $8)
#11 vietnamrum has been a member since 21/1/2011. Posts: 39