Boat in Huay Xai

Luang Say Cruise

This stylish 40-seat cruise does the two-day river journey to Luang Prabang in comfort. Packages include meals, guides, visits en route and a night's accommodation at the lovely Luang Say Lodge in Pak Beng. Departur…
Boat in Huay Xai

Shompoo Cruise

This is a tastefully upgraded boat that heads downstream Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and upstream on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It includes two lunches and a dinner in Pak Beng. It has accommod…
Boat in Muang Khua

Boat to Muang Ngoi Neua & Nong Khiaw

Boats for Muang Ngoi Neua (100,000K, five hours) leave at 8.30am or when there are 10 people (if there's only eight passengers, you'll have to collectively stump up the extra cash with other travellers to get the bo…
Bus in Nong Khiaw

Minibus to Sam Neua

The minibus to Sam Neua makes a quick stop at an unmarked bus stand just before the start of the bridge on the Nong Khiaw side at around 11.30am, leaving at about noon or 1pm. The next Sam Neua bus passes through at…
Taxi in Sam Neua

Sam Neua Taxi Drivers for Vieng Xai

Go to the provincial tourist office and ask them to phone these numbers to organise a Sam Neua driver and comfortable car to take you to Vieng Xai. They can wait for you and bring you back, or just drop you by the c…
Bus Station in Phonsavan

Northern Bus Station

Confusingly, the Northern Bus Station (sometimes known as the Provincial Bus Station) is 4km west of town. It services Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Sam Neua, Udomxai and Vinh (Vietnam).
Airline in Sam Neua

Lao Skyway

Morning flights on Cessnas run from Sam Neua to Vientiane (899,000K) Tuesday to Saturday, with an afternoon flight on Monday. All too frequently the flights get cancelled just before departure.
Boat in Huay Xai

Slowboat Ticket Booth

Look for the blue arrow that says 'check in' and walk up the hill. Get here a few hours before the boat leaves at 11.30am to ensure you have a place on a slowboat.
Bus Station in Sam Neua

Nathong Bus Station

About 1km beyond the airport on the Vieng Xai road at the easternmost edge of town. There is a daily bus departing for Vieng Xai and Sam Tai.
Bus Station in Phonsavan

Phoukham Garden Minibus & Bus Station

The Phoukham Minivan and Bus Station is just off the tourist strip and serves Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Nong Khiaw.