Vientiane To Siem Reap

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1. Posted by kramer2be (Budding Member 42 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i have to fly from Vientiane to Seim Ream in early december. I found laos airlines

i was wondering if anyone else had travelled with them and how far in advance i should book. im only in thailand laos and cambodia for 6 weeks and i want to keep fairly flexable.
ie not having to rush to catch a flight.

i was hoping to book the flgiht a few days before hand.

is this going to be enough time.

i know it says that you should book a month before but i dont realy want to.


2. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I would look into booking ASAP as December is the high season. Saying that I bought a one way flight with Laos Airlines (Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang) in a travel agency in Thailand only a few days before I was going this was in mid January. I guess it depends on how popular the route is.

3. Posted by angharad (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi James,

I have, just today, had a fantastic flight with Laos Airlines from Pakse, Laos to Siem Reap and many of the people already on board the plane were travelling direct from Vientienne. We only bought our tickets 2 days ago, no problems whatsoever (not sure about high season but there are 3 flights a week so you'll get one eventually).

You have to pay for the tickets in American dollars though as they won't accept anything else. The departure tax is $10 and getting a visa at Siem Reap airport is easy only $20 and one photo.

Have a great time!

4. Posted by kramer2be (Budding Member 42 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

thanks heaps for that!
with the visa you can get it as you arrive you didnt get it in laos before you left?
i was told to allow a week and you had to apply in laos and get it approved before you got into cambodia.


[ Edit: Edited at Oct 25, 2006 12:54 AM by jrozorio ]

5. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I flew Lao Air once from Bangkok to Vientiane. It was a much cheaper option than Thai Airways. I found Lao Air to be fine; good service, arrival and departures were on time, etc. I'd fly with them again.
As Laura pointed out, if you are flying during high season, it would be best to book as far ahead of time as possible so you are guaranteed the travel day or flight time that you prefer.