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Thursday, March 05, 2009

How to get to | Laos

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the contact me link at top right, or leave a comment.


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.

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