Oudomxay has two bus stations. The Northern Bus Terminal, located in the town centre, has departures to destinations to the north of Oudomxay such as to China and Luang Namtha.
The Southern Bus Terminal is located a few kilometres to the South of Oudomxay and is a newer larger station than Oudomxay Northern Bus Terminal with services to destinations to the South such as Luang Prabang, Vientiane and across the border into Thailand.
Bus and Minivan Services
Oudomxay Southern Bus Terminal is the departure point for lots of different types of passenger vehicle, from converted pick up trucks with two rows of seats for shorter journeys all the way through to large modern buses with fully flat beds known as ‘sleeper buses’. Some the more expensive services feature on board toilets and air-conditioning, others do not. The information you will be offered at the bus station about the type of vehicle will be minimal and you can generally assume that for most journeys the vehicles will be basic large buses or minibuses.
The destinations in Laos you can travel to from Oudomxay Southern Bus Terminal include:
- Luang Prabang
- Muang Beng
- Muang Hongsa
- Muang Hoon
- Muang Nambak
- Muang Ngar
- Muang Ngern
- Nong Kiaow
Location of Oudomxay Southern Bus Terminal
Oudomxay Southern Bus Terminal is located 700 metres from Oudomsay Airport.
Facilities at the Bus Station
The facilities at Oudomxay Southern Bus Terminal are very basic. The bus station itself has toilets and a large covered seating area and nothing else. On the road which runs around the bus terminal there are three small independent restaurants which serve local cuisine at reasonable prices as well as drinks and snack.
Opposite the entrance to the Bus Terminal is the Oudomxay Guesthouse which offers basic clean rooms for 60,000 to 80,000 kip a night. This is a useful place to stay if you arrive late into Oudomxay or you have an early departure. Facilities at the Oudomxay Guesthouse include a 24 hour reception and WiFi in public areas.
Buy Tickets at the Bus Station
The cheapest ticket price for bus services from Oudomxay Southern Bus Terminal are available from the ticket counter inside the bus terminal. Payment for tickets needs to be made in Laotian Kip.
Some of the bus routes have frequent departures and you cannot currently buy tickets for some of these types of bus and minivan services online, although you probably can through a local travel agent or one of the hotels or guesthouses in Oudomxay. For the more infrequent long distance bus journeys, particularly those to Thailand and Vietnam, booking in advance is recommended as these services frequently sell out in advance of the day of travel.
Buy Tickets online
Use the Search Box below to buy bus tickets from Oudomxay Southern Bus Terminal to Chiang Rai:
To search for destinations other than Chiang Rai enter a new destination into the Search Box and click to Find Tickets.
Bus To Luang Prabang
By minivan the journey from Oudomxay to Luang Prabang takes 7 hours.
Bus To Vientiane
By bus the journey from Oudomxay to Vientiane takes 14 to 15 hours.
Bus To Chiang Mai
Naga Travel operates a single daily bus service from Oudomxay Southern Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai which is available to book online. Prices are quoted in USD.
Bus To Chiang Rai
Naga Travel operates a single daily bus service from Oudomxay Southern Bus Terminal to Chiang Rai which is available to book online. Prices are quoted in USD.