Offers the biggest range of motorbikes in town, including dirt bikes, scooters and more. The helpful Mrs Na is a fountain of knowledge on the Loop and also rents basic dorms (35,000K) by the bus station and Fountain…
A great place to hire a tough, reliable motocross bike to tackle the Loop and other adventures. Mad Monkey has a couple of Honda 250cc dirt bikes and some perky 150cc Kawasaki Fox dirt bikes, plus the usual automati…
Talat Lak Sǎam serves buses into the Khammuan Province interior. There's a daily departure at 8am for Lang Khang (40,000K), and one at 8pm for Na Phao (60,000K, 3½ hours, 142km), 18km short of the Vietnam border.
The airport is located at the southeastern edge of town; jumbos make the trip downtown for 30,000K, although they may start higher when fresh off the plane on arrival. It is served solely by Lao Airlines.
Sŏrngtăaou regularly depart when full from Talat Phetmany to Mahaxai Mai (20,000K, one hour). Departures for Ban Kong Lor (60,000K, four hours) are at 7am, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Tha Khaek’s bus station is about 3.5km from the centre of town and has a sizeable market to complement the regular services going north and south.
Savannakhet’s orderly bus terminal, usually called the khíw lot, is near the Talat Savan Xai at the northern edge of town.
Located at Thakhek Travel Lodge with reliable scooters for tackling the Loop, getting around town or exploring the closer caves.
The national airline operates a small office at the airport; tickets can be purchased here or at travel agencies in town.