Photo: .

Visas and border crossings forum

Crossing from Thailand to Laos via Chiang Khong - Huay Xai

Posted by donnaansell on 1/10/2007 at 20:13

I will be travelling from Thailand to Laos in November and would like to cross overland via Chiang Khong-Huay Xai, so that I can do the 2 day slow boat trip to Luang Prabang. I was just wondering if they issue visa's on arrival and how much it costs?

I've been on a few websites and they all seem to have different answers - some say you need to get it in advance for $50 in Chiang Khong and some say visa on arrival. also some say 15 day and some say 30, so I'm a bit confused!!

#1 donnaansell has been a member since 17/9/2007. Posts: 5
 Send donnaansell a private message 

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/10/2007 at 05:40 admin

Visa on arrival is available and valid for 30 days. Cost varies depending on nationality, but is generally around the US$30 mark.

#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,937
 Send somtam2000 a private message   Where has somtam2000 been?   Website   Twitter   Facebook    Flickr    Google+   Instagram   Pinterest 

Agoda coupon: Get an extra 7% off selected properties with the coupon code

Posted by princessdisaster on 17/10/2007 at 11:08

take some munchies for the boat ride.

#3 princessdisaster has been a member since 30/11/2006. Posts: 36
 Send princessdisaster a private message 

Posted by tails101 on 17/10/2007 at 15:53

and a cushion or two...

Beer Lao is always a worthy companion for the journey too!


#4 tails101 has been a member since 1/4/2006. Location: United Kingdom. Posts: 105
 Send tails101 a private message   Twitter 

Posted by stickmansucks on 12/6/2011 at 21:48

Somebody has been there lately ? Lao visa still available ? And is there a bus from airport to CHIANG KHONG HUAY XAI border ?


#5 stickmansucks has been a member since 10/6/2011. Posts: 22

Posted by Venture135 on 17/7/2011 at 10:06

A bus from BKK? There's no direct bus from the airport but there is a direct bus from Bangkok to Chiang Khong . From Mo Chit bus terminal there are two buses daily that go to Chiang Rai and on to Chiang Khong. One leaves at 07:00 and the other at 20:00. The cost is around 650 BHT. The journey takes around 13 hours so it's quite a long trip. From the bus terminal in Chiang Khong it is a short tuk tuk ride to the boarder. The visa for Laos is available when you cross, no need to get in advance, I think it was 30 USD.

#6 Venture135 has been a member since 15/7/2011. Location: United Kingdom. Posts: 12
 Send Venture135 a private message 

Please login to add a reply

You need to be a Travelfish member to be able to add a reply to this post. Please use the button below to log in. After logging in you'll be returned to this page automatically to add your post. Not a member? Join up here.