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1. Posted by Claire80 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hey!

Does anyone have any suggestions for getting from HCMC to Laos easily? Is it smart to take a bus or something or will I have to fly over there?

thanx, Claire

2. Posted by FJX (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Quoting Claire80

Hey!

Does anyone have any suggestions for getting from HCMC to Laos easily? Is it smart to take a bus or something or will I have to fly over there?

thanx, Claire

From HCM city, you can take a bus to Cambodia, then go to Laos, also by bus I think.

If you want to go directly to Laos, you have to ...fly, hehe

3. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 9y

Hi Claire,

Five border crossings connect Vietnam to Lao.I suggest you take the more oft used route - the Hue-Savannakhet road via Lao Bao (Quang Tri Province) on Route 9.It's about 405km.From Lao Bao to Savannakhet is 250km.you can get the ticket from sinh cafe either in HCMC or Hue.

I wouldn't advice the route through cambodia to Laos via the only one at Don Krolor (C)-Voen Kham (L) near Stung Treng. It's too messy, and tiring too! You have to bus all the way from PP to Kratie & Stung Teng,then a boat ride to the border post.Not worth it!~

dana

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 27, 2006, at 8:32 PM by danalasta ]