Travel from Vientiane to Savannakhet

By bus the journey from Vientiane to Savannakhet is scheduled to take 11 hours.

Travel Times to Savannakhet


There is one bus service a day from Vientiane to Savannakhet which is available to book online.

VientianeSavannakhetCostCompany
18:0005:00$19.00 USDChit Prasong

  • The first stage of this journey is by minivan.
  • The minivan takes passengers to board the ‘hotel bus’ with fully reclined seats.

Buy Tickets to Savannakhet


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Vientiane Bus Station


Bus services to Savannakhet start with a pick from any hotel in Vientiane city centre.

Google Map of Vientiane city centre

Savannakhet Bus Station


Bus Services from Vientiane to Savannakhet terminate at Savannakhet Bus Station.

Google Map of Savannakhet Bus Station

About Savannakhet


Savannakhet is one of the largest towns in Laos, with a population of over 120,000 permanent residents. Savannakhet is also the major transport hub in Southern Laos with connections to the far south of the country, a nearby border crossing to Thailand, and roads leading from the city to border crossings with Vietnam and Cambodia. Many, if not most, of the foreign visitors who come to Savannakhet are passing through on the way to somewhere else. A high proportion of the remainder of the foreign visitors who come to Savannakhet do so to visit the Royal Thai Consulate in the city to get a visa. At the present time few foreign visitors come to Savannakhet to see the city itself, which lacks the wide range of historical sites that can be found in Vientiane or Luang Prabang, or the fantastic scenery in other part so of Laos such as Vang Vieng or Nong Khiaw.

That Ing Hang Stupa in Savannakhet
That Ing Hang Stupa in Savannakhet

In you have time to do some sightseeing in Savannakhet the most popular places to visit are:

  • That Ing Hang Stupa: 16th Century stupa located 16 km by road to the north east of the city centre. That Ing Hang Stupa attracts a lot of Laotian visitors.
  • Wat Xayaphoum: Another 16th Century temple located in the centre of the city by the river.
  • Dinosaur Museum: Exhibition of fossils found in Xonbouly District in Laos.
  • Colonial era buildings: There are a lots of French colonial era buildings in the part of city between the main road cutting through the centre of Savannakhet and the Mekong River, most notably St. Teresa’s Catholic Church.

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