Source: Kevin Lang
Many visitors arrive by boat up or across the Mekong River, or by bus, both of which are cheap and easy. Very recently a train track has been opened crossing the river and connecting Bangkok with Laos by rail. However, the tracks stop not far into Laos. There are only a few airlines which fly to Laos, all from within the region (all to Vientiane unless otherwise mentioned):
- Star Alliance - Thai
- Oneworld - none
- Sky Team - China Southern
- Other - Air Asia, Lao Airlines (to Vientiane and Luang Prabang), Vietnam Airlines (to Vientiane and Luang Prabang), Bangkok Airways
TIP Flights within the region are relatively cheap, especially from Bangkok. These are normally cheaper bought locally (eg in Bangkok) than bought remotely or as part of a longhaul ticket.