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any direct connection LP-BKK (except airline)

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any direct connection LP-BKK (except airline)

Do you know about any direct connection between BKK and Luang Prabang or BKK - Vientiane for example by night bus or any other , but except expansive air travel ...

We will arrive to Thailand and wanna visit Laos for 1 week but don;t have any idea how to get here excluding very expansive flight connections. :(

Thank you for any advices.

wishes

Adam

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1. Re: any direct connection LP-BKK (except airline)

Hi,

If you want to save money getting to Laos from Bangkok, the usual route is to take the night sleeper train from Bangkok's main station to Nong Khai and then in the morning get a bus or tuk tuk to the Friendship Bridge and then carry on to Vientiane. Quite detail instructions can be found here: http://www.seat61.com/Laos.htm#Bangkok to Vientiane

To get to Luang Prabang without flying you need to get a bus from Vientiane via Vang Veng which takes up to 10-12 hours.

Cheers

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2. Re: any direct connection LP-BKK (except airline)

If you only have one week getting to and from Laos by train will take some time.

As Paulo mentioned the night train is easy and quick over night (found the journey pleasant (went the other way though).

From Vientiane you can take the bus to LP. For the return trip you could either take the same trip back, or you head from LP to North Thailand via Luang Namtha and Hoay Xai, and then you can head to CM for another overnight train. This will be slightly longer (from LP to Cm will take two days).

Hiwever, you could check air fares back from LP to Bangkok, which will be more expensive, but you can spend more time in Laos enjoying the country instead of spending so much time on the road.

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3. Re: any direct connection LP-BKK (except airline)

thanks a lot ;)

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