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Vientiane to Bangkok by bus?

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1. Posted by el groucho (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

Hey, just wondering if anyone has gone from Vientiane to Bangkok by bus, whats it like, how much etc.? Cheers. El Groucho

2. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Hi,

there is no direct bus service...what i did is that I took bus from Bangkok Northern Station to Nongkai ...takes 10 hours and costs about 400 Bht.
from the nongkai station take tuk-tuk (about 70-80B) to the onward bus station to Laos.From here to Thai immigration office(Friendship bridge)is is about 10-20B. and from Thai immigration to Laos immigration (there is always a bridge shuttle bus)is about 10 B, and once the immigration formalities are done, you can get a songthaew to Vientiane for about USD$.i think i paid about 18,000 kips to sailom guesthouse....

the bus (blue) is okay and comfy...there is also train service.

cheers.

dana

3. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

hi,

i screwed up...the other way round is the same...from vientiane to nongkai...and on to BKK..
:(
dana