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Luang Prabang > Pakse

Posted by emma066 on 10/1/2010 at 21:25

Does anyone know if you can fly the above route and which airline?

OR... how do you travel between the two and how long does it take?

Thanks!

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Posted by christay2009 on 11/1/2010 at 03:02

a few posts on Paske airport;

https://www.travelfish.org/board/post/laos/8434_will-pakse-airport-close-again-in-2010-

https://www.travelfish.org/board/post/laos/8239_pakse-airpot-has-re-opened

If the route is available it will be with Lao Airlines. They operate all internal flights in Laos

An alternative would be to take the bus. You might be able to buy a bus ticket from L.P to Paske and will just have to change over in Vientiane . Alternatively just buy a ticket to Vientiane then hop on one to Paske.

I'm afraid i don't know how long it would take by bus or plane

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Posted by Lother on 11/1/2010 at 03:14

Haven't done this myself, but there should be lots of buses, around 8-10 h from Luang Prabang to Vientiane , and 10-15 h from Vientiane to Pakse. So definitely a good idea to break the journey for a day or several if taking the bus.

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Posted by vjeanneret on 11/1/2010 at 11:57

Posted from within Vietnam.

For the flight, check with lao airline, it's the only airline for internal flights in Laos.

By bus, it's about 10 hours from Luang Prabang and Vientiane and another 10 hours by night bus between Vientiane and Pakse (much longer if you take a local bus, so the sleeping bus is a good option).

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Posted by emma066 on 11/1/2010 at 20:07

Thanks very much for the info!

Looks like we'll be getting the bus. How much is the overnight bus rougly and do you actually get any sleep?!

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Posted by christay2009 on 11/1/2010 at 20:43

...depends how well you sleep sat upright on a bus :)

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Posted by Tilapia on 11/1/2010 at 21:16

You can get a VIP buses between Vientiane and Pakse. They have full beds in them. No need to sit up all night anymore.

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Posted by emma066 on 11/1/2010 at 21:21

do you know the cost?

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Posted by Tilapia on 11/1/2010 at 23:14

It's around U$15.

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