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Laos from udon Thani

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Laos from udon Thani

Hi quick question, going to udon Thani for a week, would like to nip up to laos and check out some sights, only have couple of days.

Can anyone give me some ideas of where to go there, what to do and how best to get there with such a short amount of time.

Thanks meg65

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I don't know the exact schedule but there are pretty frequent international bus departures that take you to the Friendship Bridge for immigration and then on to Vientiane, also minivans run on this route and it takes 2-3 hours to get there. Same drill on the way back with buses leaving Vientiane starting at 8am and running roughly hourly until 6pm. No need to book anything until you arrive in Udon.


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The bus from udon thani won’t take you unless you have a valid visa. We travelled to Nong khai for 50bht in a mini bus from central shopping centre. Made way to the border immigration where you have to exit Thailand. A 20 bht bus takes you to the next stage where Laos immigration will charge 1500 bht to enter Laos. A helpful taxi driver waited and guided us through the form filling and waited while we had it processed and took us to Vientiane for 400bht.

Was only there for an afternoon so didn’t get to see much but didn’t appear to be that much anyway. I believe more to see further into Laos.

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I suggest you visit the Vientiane forum here on TA for ideas on things to do and what to see.

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if returning to UT from Vientianne, then do take the intern'l bus from the morning market, 85 baht, and easiest / cheapest way to return. you can try to buy a ticket on the intern'l bus to the border, tell them you know, if visa not done, they will leave you at the border, still easy and cheap way to get there. or bus, train, limo as posted.

DO NOT USE VISA SERVICES before crossing border in nong khai. DIY at laos border, too easy and cheap. take USD with you, 30-42 USD depending your nationality, and 2 photos.

there is also a bus that runs from laos border to vientiane, though nobody will tell you, as want to overcharge you to taxi you in.

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