Vientiane to Pakse

Vientiane to Pakse

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Transportation from Vientiane to Pakse

Vientiane to Pakse destination reviews

Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Feb 10, 2020
No issues on the bus, allocated seats where fine with no one contesting. The bus was clean and for the most part pretty quite. We where dropped off in Chitpasong bus station in the middle of Pakse which was perfect and on time also.
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Jan 27, 2020
There are a lot of buses on this route but no all of the buses are equal. This carrier was a newer bus with minimal stops. Clean and quick. The bed size is squishy and since there are no seat belts, you might end up on top of your bedmate if the driver takes a quick turn.
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Dec 19, 2019
Clean bed, a little bit tiny for two people (make sure to book two tickets if you are travelling alone). No wifi
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Sep 23, 2019
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Jul 12, 2019
Really nice bus, nice not having to stop for the toilet as the bus had one. Smooth journey. However we had tickets for a bed and someone was in it. They swapped our ticket for a bed half the size which was not okay for two people. Only solved because a young girl swapped beds with us.
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How to get from Vientiane to Pakse

Travelling between Vientiane and Pakse is possible by Flight, bus and van. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus+van is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LAK 1,284,927 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+van which will set you back mere LAK 199,477.

How long does it take to get from Vientiane to Pakse?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 14 hours to travel between Vientiane and Pakse depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Vientiane and Pakse. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 30m. Bus+van does a much slower job and take about 13h 30m to reach Pakse.

How much does it cost to get from Vientiane to Pakse?

Travelling between Vientiane and Pakse can be as cheap as LAK 199,477 if you opt for a Chit Prasong (ຈິດປະສົງ) bus+van and as expensive as LAK 1,284,927 if you buy a Lao Airlines flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Vientiane and Pakse ?

  • 2 from Vientiane to Pakse starting from 17:30 Vientiane any hotel until 18:00 Vientiane any hotel
  • 1 from Vientiane to Pakse starting from 14:00 Pakse Airport until 14:00 Pakse Airport
  • 1 from Vientiane to Pakse starting from 20:30 Pakse until 20:30 Pakse
  • 1 by Bus+van from Vientiane to Pakse starting from 18:00 Pakse Soutchai Travel until 18:00 Pakse Soutchai Travel

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Vientiane to Pakse.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Vientiane to Pakse, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as LAK 1,285,053.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Vientiane and Pakse

Lao Airlines


Travelling from Vientiane to Pakse overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Vientiane and Pakse

Kriangkai Transport


Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Vientiane and Pakse, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Vientiane and Pakse

PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง), Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ)

What is the most popular transport to get from Vientiane to Pakse?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus+van remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 67% chosen Bus+van
  • 33% opted for a bus