Arrival by Air
The only port of arrival
by air is Wattay Airport
in Vientiane. You can travel by Lao Aviation, Thai Airways International,
Vietnam Airline, The Southern China Airline, Silk Air, Malaysian Airline
and Regular flights are available to Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh
City, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Kunming, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
enter Laos via this border crossing, you take a ferry from Chiang Khong
(20 baht, or U.S. 50 cents). First, in Chiang Khong, you must go to the
customs window, which is right by the ferry, and get your departure
stamp from Thailand. This is free. The ferries leave frequently
throughout the day, basically whenever someone needs one. It is
by longboat with a motor attached. On the Laos side, you can get your
Laos visa (up to 15 days--30 days visas take longer and cost more)
national airline of Laos is Lao Aviation (QV) which serves the
international routes from Vientiane to Hanoi (Vietnam) Bangkok Phnom
Penh (Cambodia) Chiang Mai (Thailand) Kunming (China) and Ho Chi Minh
City (Vietnam). Thai International flies from Bangkok Vietnam Airlines
flies from Hanoi and Royal Air Cambodge flies from Phnom Pen.
Arrival by Road
Road access is possible from neighboring countries. Between
Thailand and Laos
the border can be crossed at Houeixay in Bokeo province, at Mittaphab
friendship bridge near Vientiane and at Dan Savannakhet in Savannakhet
It can be reached by road at Boten in Luang Namtha province.
Border crossings between Laos and Vietnam have been set up at Lak Sao on
the road No.8. Borikhamsay province and at Dan Savanh in Savannakhet
province on the road No.9.
Overland travel to/from Cambodia is conducted by river only, from Stung
Streng, via the border town of Veunkham. It's a bit tricky, and you can
Arrival by Train
Although there is
currently no rail connection to Laos yet, an extension of the Bangkok-Nong
Khai railway is planned and a line from Vientiane to Nong Khai is
scheduled to start operating in near future.