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Flight Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

Posted by NewbieC on 26/10/2009 at 04:44

Hello

I'm interested in doing the Gibbon Experience but don't have too much time to take 2 days getting from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang....is there any quicker way? I've tried looking for flights but I'm not having much luck.

Thanks

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Posted by somsai on 26/10/2009 at 07:10

When you're done with Monkey Ex, go out to the main road and have someone flag down the Huay Xai / Vientiane bus as it goes by, a short while later (12 hrs or so)there you are in Luang Prabang.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 26/10/2009 at 12:10

Only flight Huay Xai - Vientiane three times a week. No flight to LP.

Semi-recent Huay Xai bus schedule

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Posted by NewbieC on 26/10/2009 at 14:22

Thanks (sorry didn't realise till now I posted this in Thailand forum)

Arrghhh...don't know if I can do a 12 hour bus journey....will have to have a think.

Which airlines is it (I can't find anything again....) and has anyone done the flight from Huay Xai to Vietiane?

Thanks

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Posted by somtam2000 on 26/10/2009 at 15:36 admin

From memory Lao Airlined fly from Vientiane to Huay Xai , but not the other way (the plane does a three stop loop - Vientiane - Huay Xai - Luang Prabang ) but it doesn't fly every day. Check their schedule for details.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 26/10/2009 at 16:03

http://www.laoairlines.com/indexb.php
Then click on the Domestic Flight Schedule tab:
Three times a week Tu Th Sa. Course I always take this website's info with a grain of salt
QV902 246 HOE VTE 1410 1500

NewbieC if a long busride is seriously off-putting you might not like Laos travel very much =) If you have time, maybe overnight (or two) in Luang Namtha then get the morning bus to Luang Prabang (about 8 hours) or just to Udomxai and do a sidetrip to Nong Kiew then get a boat down the Nam Ou to Luang Prabang. Several alternatives to just one really long busride.

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Posted by NewbieC on 26/10/2009 at 16:40

Thanks again - Captain Bob your picture is really freaking me out!!

I think we might to try break up the bus journey (btw we're only doing North Laos because of my dislike for long bus trips.......)

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Posted by slatts on 24/12/2010 at 02:58

Hi all,
I'm not seeing Huay Xai as a destination on the Lao Air website ...
this is crucial as we're already signed up to do a jungle trek. and I don't want to: A) do the 15 hr bus trip from Luang and B) spend NEw Years eve in Huay Xai.
any news on this? anyone?

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Posted by slatts on 24/12/2010 at 14:13

Again, any word on flying TO Huay Xai from Vientiane?
Thanks,
Slatts

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Posted by goonistik on 24/12/2010 at 21:37

Hi!

According to Wikitravel, the flights were stopped in November 2010. See the flight section here:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Huay_Xai

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Posted by goonistik on 24/12/2010 at 22:08

Sorry my mistake. I thought you wanted to do Luang prabang to Huay Xai .

Laos Air has a flight from Vientiane to Houeisay. I am guessing that Houeisay and Huay Xai are one and the same.


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Posted by slatts on 24/12/2010 at 22:24

Right, took me a while to find the Laos domestic page, where i see two AM flights from Vientiane > Houeisai. Flights from Luang Prabang to Vientiane are later in the day so it looks like a two day process. Thanks Goonistik!

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Posted by Melanie2012 on 7/8/2012 at 21:45

Hi All,

I am wanting to travel from Hanoi to Huay Xai for the gibbon experience. Alternitivley from luang prabang to Huay Xai. Any suggestions on the quickest way?

Cheers

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 8/8/2012 at 11:56

Hanoi-Luangprabang flights daily on Laoairlines, then get a speedboat up to Huay Xai takes 7 hours including a lunch stop at Pakbeng.

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