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Border crossings between Vietnam and Laos

Please be noted that at some remote border crossings, you may find some hassles in renting vehicles to get from A to B, and it takes quite much time to travel between the two countries. Daily buses between Hanoi and Vientiane (see post #93 in this thread) and between Hue and Savanakhet seem the only regular service for the tourists. The fastest way is one-hour flight Hanoi - Vientiane or Hanoi - Luang Prabang with Lao Airlines or Vietnam Airlines, about US$120-150 one way.

The bus ride from Hanoi to Vientiane takes about 22-24 hours or longer. The bus ride from Hue to Savanakhet takes about 9 hours.


Border crossings from north to south Laos province/Vietnam province:-

1) “Phongsali - Tay Trang" (Dien Bien Phu) – OPEN (Laos VoA: Yes)

This border crossing was open since May 2007.

2) "Nam Xoi - Na Meo" Hua Phan/Thanh Hoa or Mai Chau - OPEN (Laos VoA: Yes)

3) "Nong Haet - Muang Xen" Xieng Khuang/Nghe An - OPEN (Laos VoA: YES)

4) “Laksao - Cau Treo” (Vinh):

5) Nam Pao / Ban Heu / Cha Lo Khammuan/Quang Binh - ???? - confirmation, anyone?

6) "Lao Bao" Savannakhet/Quang Tri - OPEN (Laos VoA: Yes)

7) "Ban Pakha - Bo Y" (near Kon Tum) - OPEN

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7. Laos Travel Guide: book tours in Laos with the New Road Tour
8. Cambodia Travel: useful guides, hotels, flights, tours in Cambodia
9. Phu Quoc Travel Guide: useful information on Phu Quoc Island Vietnam
10. Travel Sapa Vietnam: tours, hotels, maps to Sapa Vietnam
11. Mekong Delta Tours: cruise, hotels, tours in Mekong, Saigon

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