Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal

Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal is the bus terminal which services from destinations to the north, such as Luang Prabang and Phonsavan, arrive into. 

Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal

Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal

From Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal you can travel to Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Phonsavan. For direct services to Thailand you need to go to the other bus station in Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng South Bus Terminal.


About Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal


Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal is the largest bus terminal in Vang Vieng. The location of the northern bus station is inconvenient: 3 km by road to the north of the Nam Song Bridge in Van Vieng town centre. When we visited in August 2019 there were shared taxi services from Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal to Vang Vieng town centre for 20,000 Laos Kip per person or 50,000 Lao Kip for a private taxi.

Arrival at Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal

Arrival at Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal

Few travellers make their own way to Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal to take bus or minivan service because it is so far from the town. If you buy your tickets from an agency the price will include a free pick up from your hotel or guesthouse to take you to the bus station to start your journey. It is worth noting, however, that if you are staying near Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal you can save 20,000 to 30,000 Laos Kip per person buying your tickets at the station and making your own way there to board the bus or minivan compared to the cost of buying your ticket from an agency or guesthouse.


Location of Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal


Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal is located 250 metres walking distance from Vang Vieng Morning Market.


Facilities at the Bus Station


Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal has a covered seating area and a toilet in an adjacent building.

Shop at Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal

Shop at Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal

In the car park around Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal there are several small shops selling drinks and snacks and a very basic restaurant selling noodles, sticky rice and grilled meats.


Buy Tickets at the Bus Station


There is a ticket office inside the main station building at Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal.

Ticket office at Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal

Ticket office at Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal

The ticket office at Vang Vieng North Bus Terminal appears, however, only to be staffed from around 07:00 to 14:00 to sell tickets for the departures that day. After 14:00 you probably won’t be able to find someone to sell you a ticket for the next day. 


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Transport To Vientiane


Both minivan and bus services operate on the Vang Vieng to Vientiane route.

  • Departure Times:
    • Minivan services: 09:00 & 14:00
    • Express Bus Services: 08:00, 10:00 & 13:00.
  • Tickets: Check ticket availability for bus services from Vang Vieng to Vientiane.

Transport to Luang Prabang


There are three services a day from Vang Vieng Southern Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang.

  • Departure Times:
    • Minivan Services: 09:00 & 14:00.
    • Express Bus Services: 10:00.
  • Tickets: Check ticket availability for bus services from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang.

Bus Services to The Plain of Jars


There is a single service a day to Phonsavan (Plain of Jars).

  • Departure Times: 09:30
  • Tickets: You need to buy tickets for this journey at the bus station.

Next read about Dien Phu Bus Station