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From Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Pakse by bus

20:30
Vientiane Southern Bus Station
08:00
Pakse
11h 30m
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From Vientiane any hotel to Pakse by van

17:30
Vientiane any hotel
04:30
Pakse
11h
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From Vientiane Haysoke Guest House to Pakse by bus

18:00
Vientiane Haysoke Guest House
06:00
Pakse Naga Travel
12h
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From Vientiane Soutchai Travel to Pakse by bus

18:30
Vientiane Soutchai Travel
06:30
Pakse Soutchai Travel
12h
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Passenger reviews out of total 341 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Feb 14, 2019
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport
★★★★☆
The sleeperbus was very comfortable! If your are a solo traveler like me, maybe you should think about buying to beds instead of one, cause sleeping close to an unknown person can make the trip uncomfortable. Even though the sleeper is comfortable, the beds are quite tight and very close to eachother. The only thing that was a hassle was to find out where to change the voucher into a ticket, since the company never picks up the phone! In the end in Vientiane it was easy, since they have their own ticket office at the bus station. But when you don’t know this, you can get a little stressed ;)
Feb 4, 2019
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport
★★★★★
Trip to Paske overnight was great. Left on time and arrived 2hrs early! Beds had comfy pillow, sheet and duvet. Water and biscuits provided. If you're tall, like me, you won't be able to stretch out.
Jan 4, 2019
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport
★★★★☆
The bus was above expectations - bed style accommodation with pillows and doonas/duvets included + a bottle of water and bread roll. Left on time and arrived early. There were a few stops (6) to drop off people where they turn on the lights (so had to cover my 3 year olds eyes) and there was a little bit of noise from other passengers - so blondfold / ear plug could come in handy. Was hard to confirm the trip the day of departure as bud company not answering phone and trip was listed as ‘no services’ on website - so got to bus station way too early (8 hrs) and there is not much there. Otherwise good trip - caution bumpy roads! So maybe not for light sleepers
Dec 6, 2018
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport
★★★☆☆
They did not provide wifi password. Bed was at the back and was quite noisy because of the aircon. Toilet was very dirty and wet. However, the linen was clean and journey was fast. Reached before 7am.
Nov 6, 2018
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport
★★★★☆
The trip itself was fine, arrived early mostly comfortable. The only issue was checking in, there was no one at the check in counter and after half hour of searching for the bus or staff we finally found some one from a different company who exchanged our voucher for a ticket so we ended up travelling with a different company. Very confusing.
May 31, 2018
bus Express Sleeper 41, Soutchai Travel
★★☆☆☆
The cabines in the bus are very small for European people. Think 1.20 x 1.60 M. And you must sleep with 2 persons in this cabine.
May 29, 2018
bus Express Sleeper 41, Kriangkai Transport
★★★★★
One of my best sleeping bus experiences. The bus was clean and the staff were friendly. They offer WiFi, movies, and snacks. Thank you!

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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 Bus 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 300,445. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as LAK 197,456.

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 373 miles (600 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 12 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 bus expect to pay as low as LAK 197,456 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 300,445.

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

  • Bus tickets - LAK 197,456 to LAK 300,445;
  • Van price : LAK 300,445 - LAK 300,445;

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 3 available bus trips every day.
  • Vans from Vientiane to Pakse depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

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.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for travelling 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 travelling 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:

  • 988 decided to go for a bus.
  • 12 opted for a van.