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    Vientiene to BKK (Nok air) what up with long transfer time?

    I checked in detail, from nokair site, Vientine to BKK around 9 hrs.
    In detail, they mention about getting on shuttle buss to nongkhai, udon etc etc
    many transfers.. what the hell? is this called service???

    Is there any better options? I wanna get there fast and back fast... thats the point of airplane righto?

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    You can drive Vientiane to Bangkok in 9 hours or less, maybe a better idea.

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    Quickest. You can fly direct to Vientiane no problem. Except is isn't the cheapest because it is an international flight. You can get visa on arrival the same $50, or whatever it is, that one gets at the border.

    Correction: The "locals" fly to Udon then make their way across the border themselves. Bus? Taxi?to the border, walk a bit, bus over the bridge, Lao taxi/tuk tuk etc.

    Never been to Laos before? In a hurry? Fly direct.
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    Non-stop flights: 5 per day, 1h 8m duration
    Airlines: Thai, Lao Airlines, Lao Central Airlines
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    09:30 → 10:30 BKK-VTE M T W T F S S Lao Central Airlines 66
    09:35 → 10:45 BKK-VTE M T W T F S S Lao Airlines 442
    11:45 → 12:55 BKK-VTE M T W T F S S Thai 570
    18:55 → 20:05 BKK-VTE M - W - F S - Lao Airlines 425
    18:55 → 20:40 BKK-VTE - T - T - - S Lao Airlines 425
    19:50 → 21:00 BKK-VTE M T W T F S S Thai 574

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    well i checked quotes from lao, thai air and cost around 10K return...
    nok air is around 4k return.

    nokair route is to udon and bus to vientiene, viceversa for return...
    also i dont have the energy to drive myself to lao and back... would prolly costs more for fuel etc...


    correction* actually 4 hr to lao, 6 hr back to bkk..

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    also 23 OCT is public holiday for thailand right? is it for lao as well?

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    seems bkk - udon and vice versa have more option on times...

    hows the frequencies of bus service from nongkhai to udon?

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    There's a queue of minibuses to take you from UT to the bridge after that get a Lao sawngtow

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    its because nok dont fly into vientiane , they fly to udon then they bus you to nongkhai / vientiane , it sounds like it would take a while but 9 hours seems a bit excessive .
    Jack me off,s give n some useful info, also read in the vientiane times that bangkok airways will start VTE BKK in november

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