TRANSPORT
Phonsavan (XIENG KHUANG) LAOS

Area Code 061, black $1=7530kip 1B=200B, Mar 10, 00

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AIR
A Phonsavan Airport: Phonsavan Rd. 5km E of the town.
access: 10min by tuk-tuks cost about 3-5,000kip/p
domestic service fee 1,000kip,
Vientiane Daily 2-3 flights, $44 Luang Prabang Daily, $35


BUS
The roads from Phonsavan are very bad. During the rainy season, many roads may not be accessible. The numbers of buses may be reduced.
The S route, Pokoune to Phonsavan is open for foreigners. Possible to travel within 24 hours to Vientiane/Luang Prabang via Pokoune.
There are two different routes to go to Luang Prabang and Vientiane.
N. route takes 2 days to LP and 3 days to V. and S. route via Pokune takes 1-2 days to LP or Vientiane.
Since the road between Pokoune and Ponsavan is very bad, a military truck is used. Therefore you have to change a normal bus at Pokoune, but the tickets are good to Vientiane. Between Phonsavan and Pokune, the bus runs during night time and the bus is guarded with guns for possible attack guerrilla or thieves.
B1 Bus Station Route 7 near the market.
The info below is from the information office in Vientiane

to Vientiane 70,000k 24-48 hrs
to L. Prabang 65,000k 24 hrs
take Vientiane bus via Pokune. But during rainy season, you have to take the N route.
to Pokune

8:00

?20,000k 6-14hrs
to Nam Neon

7:00

23,000k

6.0hrs
They try to charge 25,000 for foreigners
to Muang Kham

51km

8,9,10,14:00

9,500k 2.5hrs
If enough people go, more bus later 9,000k/p
to Muang Khun

32km

8,9,10,14:00

6,500k

 
to Muang Phaxay

28km

8,9,10,14:00

6,000k

to Plain of Jars

8km

8,9,10,14:00

2,500k

 
to Ban Thatcho

30km

?

?4,000k

1.5hrs

to Nong Het

120km

7:30,9:30

8,000k 5.0hrs
to Nong Tang

55km

9:00

11,500k

 
B2 Namgname market: 3km from town(99 info)
to Xieng Khouang

36km

7:30, 10:00,12:00,
15:00- won't be able to get back same day

4,000kip


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