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From Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Pakse by bus

Vientiane Southern Bus Station
11h 30m
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From Vientiane any hotel to Pakse by van

Vientiane any hotel
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Vientiane any hotel
Pakse Soutchai Travel
13h 30m
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From Vientiane any hotel to Pakse by bus

Vientiane any hotel
Chitpasong Bus Station, Pakse
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Vientiane to Pakse Schedule

Vientiane to Pakse Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
PTS Transit Service Regional 14pax 17:30 – 04:30LAK 304,104
Soutchai Travel Van + Sleeper Bus 18:00 – 07:30LAK 198,990
Chit Prasong Van + Sleeper Bus 18:00 – 07:00LAK 200,000
Kriangkai Transport Sleeper 20:30 – 08:00LAK 217,217

Vientiane to Pakse destination reviews

Bus Sleeper, 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, 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, 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, Sep 23, 2019
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How to get from Vientiane to Pakse

When you want to get from Vientiane to Pakse, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Van

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Van. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LAK 304,428. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as LAK 198,948.

How far is Vientiane from Pakse?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Vientiane to Pakse. Your trip will be a total of 420 miles (675 km). The flying distance is 297 miles (477 km).

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

The travel time from Vientiane to Pakse can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 11 to 14 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Vientiane to Pakse varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ): travelling by van expect to pay as low as LAK 198,948 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a van - a one-way van ticket can cost as much as LAK 304,428.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Vientiane to Pakse:

  • Van price : LAK 198,948 - LAK 304,428;
  • Bus tickets - LAK 200,001 to LAK 217,449;

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

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 18:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:30. There are 2 available bus trips every day.
  • Vans from Vientiane to Pakse depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Vientiane to Pakse is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Vientiane to Pakse. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Vientiane to Pakse.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Vientiane to Pakse

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Vientiane to Pakse? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 82% decided to go for a bus.
  • 18% opted for a van.