"Pakse to/from anywhere on the VIP bus" Top 5 Page for this destination Pakse Transportation Tip by DSwede
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Every single guest house and tour agency will offer bus tickets to anywhere you need to go. The problem is that you never know just how much extra you are paying for this service. Most places will mark up 10%, but others will mark up more than 50%.
KVT offers service between Pakse to/from:
Vientiane (Sleeper and seated bus)
Champasak (Ban Muang)
Don Khong (4000 Islands)
Don Det / Don Khone
It is best to shop around. However, the bus company itself does publish prices, so it would be recommended to consult this before purchasing anywhere. If you buy from guest houses or agencies, you may pay a little more, but they may also include the tuk-tuk transfer from your guest house to the terminal and things like that, so consider that in your calculations.
Prices for the sleeper buses are per person, based on a double-bunk. If you want a single bunk, you must pay ~30,000 kip more.
The sleeper buses do not appear to have assigned 'seats' on the tickets, nor was my experience that they were first come first served. Do what you can to avoid being in the back of the bus, directly above the engine. This bunk has reduced head height and is ungodly hot due to the heat of the engine. Regardless of where you seat, it is recommended to bring those personal eye shades since the windows will not likely have curtains.
Locals will likely be on the same bus as you. Be aware that it is not typically accepted to bunk with a local woman unless you are of the same family, so don't even attempt it. Try to get them to arrange bunks so that foreigners can be bunked together if you are not already traveling as a couple.
The old website was: http://www.buslaos.com/
But this may not be functioning any longer. The best schedule I found is in the link below.
Phone: (031) 212228
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