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Bus Info and travel guide

Crosby, Texas
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Bus Info and travel guide

I am seeking two things. I want to travel from Thakhek to Hue by road, bus etc. Is the border open into Vietnam and how long does it take.

Also can anyone recommend a travel agent in Thakhek or NKP who has email.


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1. Re: Bus Info and travel guide


Did you take the trip, im looking for the same info ?


Vientiane, Laos
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2. Re: Bus Info and travel guide

Thakhek to Hue is easy. There is a daily bus leaving Vientiane at 8-9am every morning, which pulls into Thakhek bus station around 2pm and waits for 30 minutes to pick up passengers. It goes down to Seno, turns east across Rte 9 past Phin & Sepon to the border at Lao Bao. You need to have got your Vietnam visa in advance, they are not issued at the border. The bus continues down the hill 80km to Dong Ha then 60km south to Hue arriving about 2-3am.

If you want to arrive at a more civilised time, get to savannakhet (4 hrs from thakhek), spend a night, then go to the bus station early the next morning to get a ticket. The bus leaves about 8am and gets to Hue about 6-7pm.

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