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Phonsavan to Pakse/Champasak...

Posted by earl83 on 22/1/2013 at 17:39

Does anyone have any advice on how to travel from Phonsavan to Pakse / Champasak without having to go back through Vientiane?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 19:51 admin

You can get a bus from Phonsavan to Paksan and continue south from there. Timetable information is here.

Hope that helps.

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Posted by earl83 on 23/1/2013 at 05:31

Thanks for the reply. Information about onwards buses from Paksan is very limited, so am I right in assuming it's going to be a two day journey, with an overnight stop in Paksan?

My original intention was to do Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - Pakse . Would it be more advisable to go Vientiane - Phonsavan - Luang Prabang - Pakse thus enabling me to fly from LP down to Pakse?

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Posted by alfredm on 23/1/2013 at 13:24

LP- Pakse by plane indeed would be better. You can catch the 10:55am flight and be in Pakse at 12:35pm.

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Posted by earl83 on 24/1/2013 at 04:57

alfredm thanks for the advice, being in Pakse by 12.35 take it that means I can more or less get straight on a bus to Champasak eliminating the need to stay in Pakse over night at all?

In terms of options for flying Luang Prabang to Pakse is the only one Lao Airlines?

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Posted by alfredm on 24/1/2013 at 17:49

Hmmm.... in 2006 we took a taxi from Pakse to Champasak. It was 45 USD for these 35km, see my travelogue:
http://www.molon.de/travelogues/Laos/2005/part2.html#0101

It's not a big deal getting straight to Champasak, although I don't know if there are buses.

Regarding the flight, both skyscanner.net and amadeus.net only show this direct flight by Lao.

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Posted by earl83 on 24/1/2013 at 18:04

Haven't really seen anything in Pakse that makes me particularly want to spend a night there- perhaps I am wrong?

So far as I can tell buses to Champasak leave Pakse from the Dao Heung/Morning Market, and the journey takes up to 2 hours, (cost $2).

Will have a look at your travelogue- thanks for that.

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Posted by alfredm on 25/1/2013 at 00:49

Will you visit the Bolaven plateau?
http://www.molon.de/galleries/Laos/Bolaven/

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/1/2013 at 01:32 admin

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Thanks!

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Posted by mariajames on 1/2/2013 at 10:37

it that agency I can added or beneath get beeline on a bus to Champasak eliminating the charge to break in Pakse over night at all

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