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How to catch a bus in Luang Prabang

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Besides flights and trains to Luang Prabang and tuk tuk trishaws (lot-sam-lor) and jumbos (small tuk-tuks) in Luang Prabang, traveling by bus to/from/in town is also popular, even more convenient. Travel to Laos with: Indochina travel Laos

Kinds of buses

VIP-sleeper bus to Kunming

VIP-sleeper bus to Kunming- source: internet

  • Sleeper: with fold down seats, a sleeper bus is only suitable for an overnight journey to places like Vientiane.
  • Express: a standard bus with normal seats, express bus is used on the route from Luang Prabang to Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Nong Khiaw, Pakmong, Viengkham, Nambak, etc.
  • VIP: with higher quality seats and a toilet on board, VIP bus is used on the route from Luang Prabang to Bokeo, Vang Vieng, Loey (Thailand), etc.

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How to catch a bus in Luang Prabang

Prices and time schedule are written on a white board

Prices and time schedule are written on a white board- source: internet

When coming to Luang Prabang bus stations, you can easily catch a bus running to desired destinations as destinations are written above the ticket booths’ windows at the bus terminal and prices and time schedule are written on a white board.

If you want to make sure that you will have a ticket before departure time, instead of buying ticket directly at the bus station, you can also get them at a travel agent or from your guesthouse. A ticket booked through a travel agent or your guesthouse will include transport service to your bus station. As the fill up quickly, it is wise to be on time for the bus.

Northern Bus Station (Xang Khong bus station)

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