Phoukham Garden Bus Station, Phonsavan

Phoukham Garden Bus Station is the town centre bus and minivan station in Phonsavan, which is the main town on the Plain of Jars in Laos.

Phoukham Garden Bus Station in Phonsavan

Phoukham Garden Bus Station in Phonsavan

Phoukham Garden Bus Station has a limited number of services but it is more convenient for people staying in Phonsavan itself as the other bus stations are all several kilometres outside of the town centre.


About from the Bus Station


Phoukham Garden Bus Station is located under a large metal roof to the side of Phoukam Garden Agriculture Wet Market, which is the main food market in Xiangkhouang Province. A lot of the passengers passing through Phoukham Garden Bus Station are coming to and from the market on local transport services which are medium sized trucks with a canopy and two rows of seats in the back.

Short distance service at Phoukham Garden Bus Station

Short distance service at Phoukham Garden Bus Station

Long distance services from Phoukham Garden Bus Station depart from two separate locations within the bus station area. Bus services depart from a kiosk near the front of the station and minivan services depart from outside a small ticket office at the back of the station. The two parts of the bus station are operated as separate businesses so you need to go to the correct ticket counter for the service you want to take.


Location of Phoukham Garden Bus Station


Phoukham Garden Bus Station is located 400 metres walking distance from the Sipanya Guesthouse in Phonsavan.


Facilities at the Bus Station


Phoukham Garden Bus Station has some small shops selling drinks and snacks, and local tuk-tuk drivers wait in the middle of the bus station area. Other than this the bus station has no facilities, not even a toilet for use by passengers.

Local transport at Phoukham Garden Bus Station

Local transport at Phoukham Garden Bus Station

For more facilities try the market by the bus station or the many restaurants which are located on the nearby main road and the approach road to the market.


Buy Tickets at the Bus Station


For bus tickets go the ticket counter Phoukham Garden Bus Station on the left hand side nearest to the entrance to the market.

Ticket counter at Phoukham Garden Bus Station

Ticket counter at Phoukham Garden Bus Station

For minivan services to Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Muang Kham, and Phou Khoun go to the ticket office at the rear of the bus station on the right. Advance booking is not possible so you need to buy your ticket on the day of travel. We recommend visiting the ticket kiosk 1 to 2 hours before the departure time to buy your ticket.


Buy Tickets online


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Bus to Luang Prabang


There is a single daily departure to Luang Prabang from Phoukham Garden Bus Station.

  • Departures:
    • Minivan: 08:30 (110,000 Lao Kip)

Bus To Vang Vieng


There is a single daily minivan service from Phoukham Garden Bus Station to Vang Vieng. 

  • Departures:
    • Minivan: 08:30 (100,000 Lao Kip)

Bus to Vientiane


There are 3 daily departures to Vientiane from Phoukham Garden Bus Station.

  • Departures:
    • Standard: 06:30 & 17:00 (110,000 Lao Kip)
    • VIP Bus: 19:30 (130,00 Lao Kip)

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