Travel from Huay Xai to Vientiane

By direct bus service the journey from Huay Xai to Vientiane is scheduled to take 25 hours.

Bus Times from Huay Xai to Vientiane


There are currently 2 services a day from Huay Xai to Vientiane available to book online.

Huay XaiVientianeCostCompany
10:3011:30 + 1 day$36 USDYortdoy Travel
12:3013:30 + 1 day$36 USDYortdoy Travel
  • Passengers on Yortdoy Travel will travel by local taxi to board a sleeper bus for the main part of the journey from Huay Xai to Vientiane.

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Huay Xai Bus Stop


Yortdoy Travel services from Huay Xai to Vientiane commence with a hotel pick up in Huay Xai.

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Vientiane Bus Station


Yortdoy Travel services from Huay Xai terminate at Vientiane Northern Bus Station.

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About Travel to Vientiane


Vientiane is the capital city of Laos, and the main transit point between Laos and neighbouring Thailand. The city itself is busy with lots of amenities for foreign visitors and a number of interesting places to visit.

Riverside in Vientiane

The main area in Vientiane where foreign visitors choose to stay is on, or close to, the Quai Fa Ngum Road. This riverside area has a cluster of hotels, bars and restaurants catering predominantly to overseas tourists. There is also a popular night market. The Quai Fa Ngum Road is a fairly short walk from the Avenue Lane Xang, and also easy walking distance from Vientiane Central Bus Station.

Pha That Luang is the most famous temple in Vientiane
Pha That Luang is the most famous temple in Vientiane
Things to Do in Vientiane

There several historic buildings and important temples worth visiting Vientiane, and these include:

  • Pha That Luang: Pha That Luang is Laos’s most important temple. The temple dates back hundreds, or possibly thousands of years, although the temple in its current form was built in the late 1560s. The main feature of the temple is its 44 metre tall gold covered central stupa, surrounded by small stupas.
  • Patuxai Monument: The Patuxai Monument is a large arch at the end of the main street in Vientiane, the Avenue Lane Xang. The arch was completed in 1968 and bears a resemblance to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The construction and design were carried during the period immediately after Laos gaining independence from France.
  • Wat Si Sa Ket: Also located on the Avenue Lane Xang, the Wat Si Sa Ket is one of the oldest temples in Vientiane. An invading army from Siam destroyed most of the city in 1827, including nearly all of its temples. Wat Si Sa Ket, which survived, was built as the main temple for Laotian King Chao Anouvong who famously led a rebellion against control by neighbouring Siam. The temple has lots of points of interest, including the use of architectural styles from several different Asian countries.
Travel to Thailand

At the moment the easiest and cheapest way to travel from Vientiane to Thailand is take a public bus from Vientiane Central Bus Station to the border by the bridge which crosses over the Mekong River to Nong Khai In Thailand. The bus to take is Bus #14 which is scheduled to reach the border at the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge in 59 minutes. Bus #14 departs from Vientiane Central Bus Station every 15 minutes from around 06:00 until 18:00 every day of the year.

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