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Ho Chi Minh to Vientiane. How did you get there?

Posted by damagedglitter on 16/8/2008 at 22:18

Posted from within Vietnam.

Has anyone gone from HCMC to Vientiane? I'm looking at airline tickets and it is pretty expensive. I can't find proof of a reliable bus.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 18/8/2008 at 12:10 admin

To do it by bus you'd be looking at at least two to three days. What about doing a combination? For example getting the bus to Phnom Penh and then flying with Lao Airlines?

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Posted by Marney_47 on 19/8/2008 at 08:47

Im looking to do the reverse trip from Vietianne to HMNC... The only way i can do this is to fly to Hanoi and swap planes to fly back to HMNC... It is going to cost roughly about $200... Im doing this as im stuck for time so the 7-8 hours it will take to finally get to Saigon will be worth the money over 2-3 days on a bus.

I imagine there is a reverse trip flying to Hanoi and then onto Vietianne... But it will prob cost you again about $200...

Likewise if anyone has any alternatives or advice in reference to this trip would be appreciated by myself also...

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Posted by JDog on 20/8/2008 at 11:39

Why not take the train from Saigon to Hue and then the bus on up to Vietianne? Or the reverse..

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Posted by Rufus on 20/8/2008 at 15:01

It is a pretty uncomfortable bus journey.

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