Vientiane to Pakse

Vientiane to Pakse

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Vientiane to Pakse Schedule

Vientiane to Pakse Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lao Skyway Economy #LK21608:20 - 09:55$ 45.33
Chit Prasong Van + Sleeper Bus 18:00 - 07:00$ 15.07
Kriangkai Transport Sleeper 20:30 - 08:00$ 21.87

Transportation from Vientiane to Pakse

Vientiane to Pakse Destination Reviews

I am already in contact with the costumer support, sadly the costumer support is bad as well.
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Aug 16, 2022
Dirty bus, dirty and wet bathroom, impossible to use. We made a stop halfway (1 in 11.5 hours of travel). we bought 2 seats each and had enough space to lie down (2 person beds 1.5m long 1m wide).
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Jul 30, 2022
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 (Kriangkai Transport), Feb 10, 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 (Kriangkai Transport), Jan 27, 2020
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 (Kriangkai Transport), Dec 19, 2019
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Sep 23, 2019
Really nice bus, nice not having to stop for the toilet as the bus had one. Smooth journey. However we had tickets for a bed and someone was in it. They swapped our ticket for a bed half the size which was not okay for two people. Only solved because a young girl swapped beds with us.
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Jul 12, 2019
Beds a little short for Europeans as expected, but it works with two (slim) adults; fast trip with a few stops but nevertheless astonishing calm journey; arrived before estimated time in Pakse
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Feb 26, 2019
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 ;)
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Feb 14, 2019
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.
Bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Feb 4, 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:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Van

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 39.94. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+van as a bus+van ticket costs as low as USD 15.00.

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 378 miles (608 km). The flying distance is 291 miles (468 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 2 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 Chit Prasong (ຈິດປະສົງ): travelling by bus+van expect to pay as low as USD 15.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 39.94.

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

  • Bus+Van price: USD 15.00. From Vientiane to Pakse starting from 18:00 Vientiane any hotel until 18:00 Vientiane any hotel
  • Van price : USD 17.00 - USD 27.00;
  • Bus tickets - USD 22.00 to USD 22.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 40.00 to USD 40.00;

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

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

  • Flights 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?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Vientiane to Pakse. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 40.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Vientiane to Pakse
Lao Skyway


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:

  • 80% decided to go for a bus.
  • 19% opted for a van.
  • 1% Other