Inexplicably, Sekong’s bus station is located over three kilometres north of town on the main road (Road 13) as you come in from Thatheng. The location is a head scratcher as the one thing the town does not lack is available space.
Attapeu (73 km): Departs at 10:00. Costs 25,000 kip.
Pakse (134 km): Departs 07:00, 08:00, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 13:00, 13:30 & 14:30. Costs 40,000 kip.
Paksong (85 km): Take the Pakse bus. Costs 30,000 kip.
Salavan (92 km): Departs at 06:30, 10:30 & 16:00. Costs 40,000 kip.
Good sealed roads now connect Sekong with Attapeu, which means that travelling by boat is out of vogue as it simply far faster, cheaper and safer for locals to travel by bus. Born from the Annamite Mountains, the Sekong river ends when it flows into the Mekong north of Stung Treng in Cambodia. In yesteryears you could hire a boat and journey to Attapeu. We made inquiries and were repeatedly told the boats have stopped. You can always show up and try, but given the number of dam projects on the horizon, it simply may not be possible anymore.