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Bus to Vientiane

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Bus to Vientiane

Hi fellow travellers I am looking for the CLEAREST way to get a bus from Hue to Vientiane most of the Google searches become very complicated (unless its me ) and forums are out-dated warm regards Peter

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1. Re: Bus to Vientiane

There are several buses to/from Vientiane that are operated by a number of companies. Some operate every day while others run a few times a week.They are overnight buses, departing in the evening and arriving at the destinations in the morning. Buses used are sleeping buses, which means they provide beds.

Route Departure Arrival Frequency Price (Kip)

Vientiane – Danang

18:30, 19:00, 20:00 (day1)

12:30, 13:00, 14:00 (day2) Daily 230,000

Danang – Vientiane 08:00 (day1) 03:00(day2)

Vientiane – Hue

Hue - Vientiane Share with Danang bus 200,000

Note: as schedules change without notice, it’s recommended you double check with bus companies for current info.

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2. Re: Bus to Vientiane

Thank you very much for your fast reply would you know the companies names cheers

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3. Re: Bus to Vientiane

Horrible trip. Fly!

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4. Re: Bus to Vientiane

This is what I mean no specific details of bus companies just wasted time I am getting older no time to waste

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5. Re: Bus to Vientiane

This is not a travel agency. Peter. If you want specific details go and see one.

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will do thanks very much

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7. Re: Bus to Vientiane

We were also thinking of taking a bus from Vientiane to Hue/Danang. However, you recommended to fly since the bus trip is horrible. This means we should fly from Vientiane to Saigon and then from Saigon to Hue/Danang, right? Or is there a quicker or cheaper possibility to fly from Vientiane to Hue/Danang? Thanks!

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8. Re: Bus to Vientiane

The bus trip is not horrible at all - it is a long trip at about 20 hours Vientiane-Hue direct, but if you break it into Vientiane -Savannakhet, then Savannakhet - Hue it is quite pleasant with nice scenery most of the way.

If you are used to bus travel and have the time it is fine - certainly more comfortable that bus travel in many other parts of the world.

You can buy a ticket Vientiane - Hue or Danang daily from the southern bus station in Vientiane. They leave early evening. Alternatively you can buy a ticket Vientiane-Savannakhet all day every day from the same station, but the best bus leaves 9am so get there 7.30 for a ticket. Once you get to savannakhet you can spend one or two nights and then get the 8am bus to Hue. It gets there about 6pm same day. Again you get the ticket from the station an hour or two before the bus leaves (they do not sell them the day before).

If you do want to fly, then Vientiane - Hanoi - Danang is the best route, with a bus journey onwards from Danang to Hue .

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"The bus trip is not horrible at all - it is a long trip at about 20 hours "

Oxymoron. 20 hours in a bus not horrible?

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10. Re: Bus to Vientiane

#9 - not al all.

This is a travel site, for people that like to travel.

Many see travelling by various forms of transport - bus, tuktuk, cycle, motorbike, boat - as an adventure, an experience to enjoy and remember. Personally one of my fondest travel memories was travelling through north Pakistan on the roof of a bus for days on end 25 years ago.

If you personally want to travel everywhere by plane or air conditioned luxury 4WD that's fine, but don't impose your own narrow standards on everyone else.