We are thrilled to announce the addition of further domestic and international bus routes in Laos to our platform, following our previous integration of international bus services from Hanoi to Luang Prabang and Vientiane and international van services from Siem Reap and Preah Vihear to Si Phan Don, Pakse.
For this extension, we have established cooperation with multiple transport providers based in Laos, namely King of Bus, Malany Transport, Lao-Thai International Bus and Thai-Lao International Bus.
Starting from this month we commence serving bus routes departing and arriving to Vientiane, connecting the capital with the major tourist destinations in Laos as well as international hubs in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Domestic bus routes in Laos
Malany Transport and King of Bus run regular services on the national Route 13 both southbound Vientiane to Luang Prabang (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Luang-Prabang) and northbound Luang Prabang to Vientiane (baolau.com/s/Luang-Prabang/Vientiane).
Malany Transport operates buses and mini-vans in and out Vang Vieng, connecting this tourist hot spot with Luang Prabang (baolau.com/s/Luang-Prabang/Vang-Vieng) and Vientiane (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Vang-Vieng).
Heading North, King of Bus operates routes from Vientiane to Muang Xay in Oudomxay province (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Muang-Xay), Muang Khua in Phongsaly province (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Muang-Khua), Luang Namtha in Luang Nam Tha province (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Luang-Namtha) and Huay Xai in Bokeo province (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Huay-Xai).
Heading East, King of Bus runs a sleeping bus from Vientiane to Phonsavan in Xiangkhouang province (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Phonsavan), whereas Laos Public Bus takes travelers from Vientiane to Kong Lor Cave in Phu Hin Bun National Park, Khammouane province (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Khammouane).
Heading South, King of Bus operates routes from Vientiane to Thakhek (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Thakhek) and Savannakhet (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Savannakhet), where passengers can connect with other buses crossing to Thailand.
Further South into Champasak province, King of Bus operates routes from Vientiane to Pakse (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Pakse) and Don Khon located in the Si Phan Don archipelago of the Mekong River, also known as 4000 islands (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Don-Khon).
International bus routes from Laos to China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand
Thong Ly Bus operates a daily route from Vientiane to Kunming (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Kunming) in China via the Mohan – Botene International Pass, crossing Jinghong in Xishuangbanna Prefecture and Pu’er on its way through Yunnan province.
Connecting Laos and Cambodia, AVT – ASIA VAN TRANSFER operates daily van services from Pakse to Siem Reap (baolau.com/s/Pakse/Siem-Reap) and from Don Khon – Si Phan Don (4000 islands) to Siem Reap (baolau.com/s/Don-Khon/Siem-Reap) via the Stung Treng International Pass with stopover in Stung Treng and Preah Vihear.
Connecting Laos and Vietnam, 27-7 operates daily bus routes from Luang Prabang to Hanoi (baolau.com/s/Luang-Prabang/Hanoi) via the Nam Can – Nonghet International Pass and from Vientiane to Hanoi (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Hanoi) via the Cau Treo – Nam Phao International Pass.
Saysamon Transports operates daily bus routes from Vientiane to Vinh (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Vinh), Hue (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Hue) and Da Nang (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Da-Nang) in Central Vietnam via the Cau Treo – Nam Phao International Pass.
Lao-Thai International Bus operates short distance bus routes from Vientiane to Nong Khai (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Nong-Khai), Udon Thani (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Udon-Thani) and Khon Kaen (baolau.com/s/Vientiane/Khon-Kaen) in the Northeast of Thailand through the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge.
How to book bus tickets in Laos
Baolau cooperates with multiple bus companies in Laos to serve online ticket booking in advance. Once the reservation is confirmed, customers will receive an electronic voucher that can be used to check-in and collect the physical ticket at the departure point in Vientiane, Luang Prabang or Vang Vieng.
In order to comply with immigration procedures at the border, passengers must carry their passports with the corresponding visas for each country (where applies depending on the nationality). Bus companies operating international routes reserve the right to deny boarding if the passenger fails to present valid travel documents.