By road it takes over 20 hours to travel from Don Det to Vientiane. Many travellers choose to complete this journey in one go because the other major attractions in Laos are all in Vientiane or destinations to the north of Vientiane, such as Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang and the Plain of Jars.
Travel Times to Vientiane
There is are two daily services from Don Det to Vientiane which are available to book online.
Green Paradise passengers travel in a 36 seat bus.
Naga Travel passengers travel in a 14 seat minivan.
Buy Tickets to Vientiane
Use the Search Box below your tickets from Don Det to Vientiane.
Green Paradise bus services to Vientiane depart from the Green Paradise Tour and Travel Office in the north of Don Det.
Naga Travel Don Det Bus Stop
Naga Travel minivan services to Vientiane depart from near to Cloud 9 Restaurant and Bar on the town at the northern end of Don Det.
Arrival in Vientiane
Both Green Paradise bus services and Naga Travel minivan services from Don Det to Vientiane terminate at Vientiane Southern Bus Terminal.
Vientiane is by far the largest city in Laos with a population of over 800,000 people and by far the most important city in Laos with most governmental and non-governmental organisation based in the city. Vientiane is large with a number of different areas. For most visitors, however, the two areas that they will most want to visit are the Avenue Lane Xang and the riverside area near the Quai Fa Ngum Road.
Avenue Lane Xang: The 1.12 km long Avenue Lane Xang was constructed in the period after independence from French colonial rule in 1953. Although part of a self-conscious declaration of freedom from France, the Avenue Lane Xang bears striking similarities to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. It is well worth walking the entire length of the road. At the southern end of the road is the grand European style Presidential Palace, which you can’t go inside but you can see the front and rear of the building from the roadside. Walking a short way further up the road you come to Wat Si Sa Ket, which is on of the oldest and most interesting temples in Vientiane. At the northern end of the Avenue Lane Xang is the impressive Patuxai Monument, which is often described as being a Laotian version of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Pha That Luang in Vientiane
Quai Fa Ngum Road: The Quai Fa Ngum Road is the most popular part of Vientiane for foreign visitors to stay, partly because it has the best range of hotels and restaurants, and partly because it is a short walk away from the Avenue Lane Xang. There are also some interesting places to visit on the road itself and nearby such as Vientiane Night Market and Wat Chanthaboury.