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Vietnam to Laos - Crossing at the Bo Y border....transport.

Posted by qifitness on 21/2/2014 at 11:59

Hi Guys

I Hope someone here can help.

I've come across plenty of forums advice about getting from Laos into Vietnam, but not the other way around.

I want to go from Kontum province into Laos, through the border at Bo Y, and on to Attapeu.

There seems to be a Mail Linh Express bus that does this journey direct from Pleiku, but I've not been able to find out schedules....where it stops for pickups or details for the border crossing.

Also, I've come across suggestions that there are Lao minibuses that cross the border, but no reliable info about these.....times, or how frequent.

Can anyone here, who has made this journey, offer some information?

If anyone here has made this journey, I'd really appreciate your comments.

If you haven't done this, please don't reply with 'alternative routes'.

This is the way I will have to travel, so suggestions about going from other parts of Vietnam won't really help, but thanks anyway.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/2/2014 at 05:18 admin

I deleted other (newer) post and moved this into the Vietnam section.

In our Kon Tum section it says there are morning minibuses to the border. This information is years old, but I'd assume if anything there would only be more services rather than less as the road on the Laos side has been improved significantly for the purposes of cross border travel.

This post (from 2010) also suggests more frequent services.

Not an answer I know, but seems shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/2/2014 at 17:40 admin

@qifitness - saw your post/question into the Kon Tun travel section. As mentioned above our information on this crossing is very old. If you've found newer sources saying visa on arrival into Laos at Bo Y is available, then I'd go with that being the case.

When you do eventually cross, please post back saying how you went so I can update the relevant sections.


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Posted by LolaNguyen on 22/2/2014 at 22:27 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

There are both mini buses and regular local buses that do the Kontum/ Bo Y crossing. Aim for the morning if at all possible as things slow down (stop) over lunch and don't get going again until around 14.00. The bus will drop you off at the border (VOAs are issued at the border and cost $35) and there are mini buses available across the border for the onward journey to Attapeu.

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