Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

On the ‘VIP’ bus: Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, Laos

“We specifically chose the ‘VIP’ bus to avoid minibuses, which are infamous around here for their crammage, but, alas, there were only twenty-five of us travelling by ‘VIP’ bus at 10am from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng on that day, so they downgraded us to Mme Sardine. We were lucky we booked early enough the day before to get actual seats. Some of our unfortunate fellow passengers had dicky fold-out seats in the aisle – not fun for a seven hour bus ride through winding mountains. That’s right – in Laos it takes seven hours to cover the 168km from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng.”

Raising Explorers | 2016

How to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Easily

“To reach Vang Vieng from Luang Prabang, you can easily head to the bus station which is out of town and buy your tickets directly from there. It would take a good hour to walk the distance as it took at least 10 minutes in the tuk tuk. Or, you could do as many other tourists before you do, and head to a travel agent and buy either a bus or a minivan ticket through them. The travel agent will even throw in transport via a tuk tuk from their business or your guesthouse and take you to the bus station. This is what we did.”

Magic Travel Blog | 2012

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