Transfers

It takes three to five hours to reach Vang Vieng by bus or car from Luang Prabang (185 km and three hours with the “new road”, 230 km and five hours with the “old road”), and about three hours from Vientiane (160 km). Riverside Boutique Resort is ideally situated in the southern and most quiet part of the town, next to a small wooden bridge linking both sides of the Nam Song River. All the main city spots are within walking distance.  Download and print map for directions.

Driving direction from Vientiane

  1. Take route 13 in the direction of Luang Prabang and drive for about 160 kilometers
  2. Go through the “Welcome to Vang Vieng “ gate that marks the entrance to Vang Vieng, and make a left immediately before the gas station
  3. At the next crossroad, make a left again to reach the road that runs along the Nam Song river
  4. Drive past the Thavisouk Hotel, that you will see on your left hand side, and make a left on a small unpaved road that leads to a wooden bridge crossing the Nam Song river
  5. Riverside Boutique Resort is on your right hand side just before the bridge

Driving direction from Luang Prabang

  1. There are two ways to go from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng.  The “old road” and the “new road”.  The “new road” is a shortcut but it is sometimes subjected to mudslides that can make it impracticable some days during the rainy season.
    • The “old road” is simply route 13 all the way to Vang Vieng.
    • To take the “new road”, start on route 13 towards Vientiane.  When you reach Xiang Ngeun, about 24 kilometres from Luang Prabang, make a right turn to take route 4.  This scenic, 107-kilometer road, connects back to route 13 at Kasi.
  2. Vang Vieng is about 57 kilometres from Kasi. Go through the main center of Vang Vieng where you will see a market and a bus station
  3. At the roundabout, past the center of Vang Vieng, make a right and drive past two wats (temples), which you will see on your right hand side
  4. Then take the second road on the right to reach the road that runs along the Nam Song river
  5. Drive past a series of hotels that you will see on your right hand side: Vansana hotel, Ban Sabai Bungalows, Elephant crossing, Thavonsouk Resort and Villa Nam Song
  6. Then make a right on a small unpaved road that leads to a wooden bridge crossing the Nam Song river
  7. Riverside Boutique Resort is on your right hand side just before the bridge.

Riverside Boutique Resort can arrange transfers to and from the Resort upon request provided arrangements are confirmed 48 hours in advance (see table below for rates).  Resort guests can also rent a car directly from AVIS to go to the Resort, in which case they will benefit from a 15% discount over AVIS’ public rates by referring to their Resort booking.

Journey

Vehicle

Distance

Duration

One-way Transfer Price
incl. taxes and service charge

Vientiane
to / from
Riverside Boutique Resort
4WD car
(maximum 4 guests)
160 km
(100 miles)
3 hours USD 145
per vehicle
Minibus
(maximum 10 guests)
Luang Prabang
to / from
Riverside Boutique Resort
4WD car
(maximum 4 guests)
230 km
(145 miles)
3 to 5 hours USD 270
per vehicle
Minibus
(maximum 10 guests)

Please note that:

  1. Pick-up from Vientiane to Vang Vieng should take place from 8:00 AM to noon
  2. Pick-up from Vang Vieng to Vientiane should take place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  3. Pick-up from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng should take place from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  4. Pick-up from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang should take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

An extra charge of USD 2 per hour will apply for early or late pick-up, subject to prior agreement with the Resort: transfers should only occur during daytime for safety reasons.

An extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle will apply for transfers during a Lao public holiday.

 

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