Laos offers you multiple options in choosing which means of transportation that you would choose during Laos’ travel time. Depend on the characteristic of each destination, you should choose the one which is the most suitable for your trip’s purpose. There are different price ranges for each of kinds of transportation.

Tuk Tuk

As you might know, Tuk Tuk is extremely popular in Thailand and in fact, the same thing also happens in Laos because of its reasonable price and convenience. It makes it easier for you to discover around the city, just use them when you are tired of walking or when you want to watch the local life.
Destination: Vientiane, Luang Prabang,…
Notice: Remember to bargain before get in tuk tuk

Typical means of transportation in Laos

Tuk-tuk in Luang Prabang, Laos

Bus

Bus is the main transportation in Laos, and is very useful when you are travelling from its neighbor such as: Thailand, Vietnam or Cambodia. It is cost-saving comparing to other transportation. But along with saving cost, it also takes a longer hour to arriving in Laos. There are 3 bus stations in Vientiane: Central Bus Terminal, Northern Bus Terminal, and Southern Bus Terminal. The route is quite easy.
Destination: Vientiane with 3 big bus station receiving buses from Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Thailand or Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang Xiengkhuang and other provinces in Laos.
Notice: Remember to get your Visa on Arrival when enter Laos and notice which border gate to accept Visa on Arrival.

Typical means of transportation in Laos

Laos bus in Vientiane

Boats

The Mekong River flows from north to south of Laos has given it a chance to develop waterway transportation such as boat. A cruise on boat from Vientiane to Paske or from Paske to Si Phan Don will give you an opportunity to view Laos in a different way and feel Laos’ natural sense. There are several stops during the trip to take a picture or visit ethnic groups in Laos.
Notice: There are many of boat services that you can choose from slow boat, speed boat, long tail boat, traditional boat, etc. Each of them offer different services and price. And it might be unsuitable for who is carsick because the cruise often takes morning and afternoon in order to reach final destination.

Typical means of transportation in Laos

Laos Mekong river boat

Planes

There are three main international airports in Laos which is most convenient for tourist to get Visa on Arrival: Luang Prabang International Airport, Pakse International Airport, Wattay Airport (Vientiane). You can easily get a Visa on Arrival at these airports by paying fee and doing necessary customs. Not only offering flight from other countries to Laos, they also offer flights within Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Paske. Airplane is considered as the most comfortable means of transportation, but the cost is higher comparing to other kinds of transportation. It is possible to book an Indochina tour and travel via airline to utilize your time in this region.

Typical means of transportation in Laos

Laos Central Airlines

Notice: There is often no direct flight from other countries to Laos, especially from UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada,…You should take it as a notice when booking flight.