We need to catch a bus from VV in the morning and we are going straight to the train station Thanalong, outside Vientiane. The train is about 5pm. I just read that the station is only 20k or so outside Vientiane, then I read that I should allow 1-2 hours! Can this be right? Does anyone know if this bus passes that station? Can this journey be done in one day, or is it better to stay overnight in Vientiane instead? Cheers!