Vientiane Central Bus Station, also known as Khua Din Bus Station and Talat Sao Bus Station, is Vientiane’s city centre bus terminal located off the Avenue Lane Xang, just to east of the morning market.
Vientiane Central Bus Station
Local bus services operating out of Vientiane Central Bus Station cost a fraction of what you will be charged in a taxi or a tuk-tuk and travellers familiar with Vientiane make use of these services. Taxi and tuk-tuk drivers in Vientiane are notorious for mercilessly overcharging foreign tourists.
About Vientiane Central Bus Station
Vientiane Central Bus Station is of three bus stations in Vientiane, the other two are Vientiane Northern Bus Terminal and Vientiane Southern Bus Station. Vientiane Northern Bus Terminal and Vientiane Southern Bus Station are both out of town bus stations.
Bus platforms at Vientiane Central Bus Station
Which of the three bus terminals in Vientiane you need depends on your destination:
Vientiane Northern Bus Terminal: Bus services to Luang Prabang, Xayaboury, Plain of Jars, Oudomxay, Vang Vieng and Kumming in China.
Vientiane Southern Bus Station: Bus services to Savannakhet, Pakse, Attapeu and various destinations in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Hue and Da Nang
Vientiane Central Bus Station: Local and short distance bus to the International Airport, the Thai border and from the the city centre to both Vientiane Northern Bus Terminal and Vientiane Southern Bus Station.
Location of Vientiane Central Bus Station
Vientiane Central Bus Station is located 1.1 km walking distance from the Patuxai Monument.
Buy Tickets at the Bus Station
For the majority of the services departing from Vientiane Central Bus Station you can only buy your ticket on the bus. The bus will either have a conductor or on some city centre routes you pay the driver as you leave from the bus. For longer distance services operating out of Vientiane Central Bus Station, such as those to Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and Bangkok, buy your ticket before you board the bus at the ticket counters inside the building at the front of the bus station.
Buy Tickets online
Use the Search Box below to buy bus tickets from Vientiane to long distance destinations in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and China.