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Getting to Sekong

Though rather remote and without an airport, Sekong can be reached by bus from Vientiane and Central Laos. You can find more options in Southern Laos.


Pakse, about 140 km away, is the most popular gateway to Sekong, as its airport welcomes domestic and international flights. The regional hub can also be reached by bus from Thailand’s Ubon Rathchathani Province, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap. Visas on arrival are available.

For those flying first to Pakse, Lao Airlines offers 14 direct weekly flights departing Vientiane at 07:10, 7:50, 8:10, and 10:30, depending on the day, for the 75-minute trip. The carrier also offers a daily direct flight from Luang Prabang departing at 10:40 and arriving at 12:20. 

Lao Airlines provides international routes to Pakse including daily flights from Siem Reap at 14:40, and on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:45. The airline departs Ho Cho Minh City at noon on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and five days a week from Bangkok at 13:40.

Three busses to Sekong Town depart daily from Vientiane’s Southern Bus Terminal at 16:30, with prices ranging from LAK130,000-210,000, depending on the choice of local, express, or VIP sleeper coach.

From Pakse, public buses depart for the 139-km ride to Sekong Town six times a day between 07:00 and 15:15 for LAK30,000-50,000, depending on the class. Morning busses depart neighbouring Salavan Town, 86 km away, and cost LAK30,000 for the local coach and LAK45,000 for the express. Local busses depart Attapeu Town in the morning for the 78-km ride for LAK30,000. You can also rent motorcycles in Pakse for the journey.

Destinations in Central Laos also offer local, express, and VIP bus departures in the morning. From Bolikhamxay (644 km), tickets cost LAK100,000-160,000, LAK75,000-160,000 from Khammouane (461 km), and LAK65,000-130,000 from Savannakhet (386 km).

Note: Flight and bus schedules and prices are subject to change. Please check before departing.


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