By plane to Pakse International Airport
To and from Pakse International Airport the following routes are available, all of which are operated by Lao Airlines:
By The Road
Access via Pakse :
Take the night bus from Vientiane’s southern station (DONG DOK) and you arrive in Pakse around 07:00 am (the next morning). The night bus is comfortable (make sure you get an overnight bus). In some buses, you share your bed. If you don’t want to be close to a stranger, book two seats!
The VIP bus is the most comfortable and seamless way to travel between between Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand) and Pakse (Laos) via the Chong Mek border crossing.
From Ubon Ratchathani Railway Station you can make your way to Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal by taking a songthaew, tuk-tuk or taxi.
Departing from Ubon Ratchathani: 7.30am & 3.30pm
Departing from Pakse: 8.30am & 3.30pm
The journey from Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand) to Pakse (Laos) takes approximately 3 hours.
There are the following options:
We can provide a private transfer (depending on availability). The cost are 290.000LAK (35USD).
You can find a songthaew (pick-up truck with two large benches at the back) which is a shared transport and leaves when it’s full. The costs for this are 25.000 to 30.000 LAK/pax.
The last option is to take a private tuk-tuk, however, this can be a more uncomfortable ride.
The normal costs for this should be 200.000 LAK/tuk-tuk (25-30 USD) but it depends on what you negotiate with the driver.