Getting Around Phongsaly

Discover how to get around Laos’ remote northernmost frontier.

Getting around Phongsaly

Tuk tuks, sawng taews (Pickup trucks with benches), and boats are available in district centres, and offer an easy way to travel around the province. You can also rent bicycles for about $1-2 per day. Motorbikes are available for hire in Phongsaly, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, and Oudomxay.

Tour operators offer transportation and itineraries to popular attractions and activities, with guides adding greater insight into the province’s historical, cultural and natural sites. 

Transportation from Phongsaly to district centers

Destination Price Departs Duration
Hat Sa LAK12,000 07:10 1 hour
Muang Khua (from Hat Sa by boat) LAK105,000 09:00 5 hours
Boun Neua LAK15,000 07:00
1 hour
Boun Tai LAK35,000 07:00
3 hours

Note: Timetables and prices are subject to change. Be sure to check at the bus station the day before your departure.