The Ubon Ratchathani – Pakse VIP Bus Service 999 is the most comfortable and seamless way to travel between between Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand and Pakse, Laos via the Chong Mek border crossing. The bus may be made up of VIP 32-seat, VIP 40-seat or VIP 48-seat type, depending on the actual assignment on the day itself.
The 138km journey from Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand to Pakse, Laos takes approximately 3 hours.
The Ubon Ratchathani – Pakse VIP Bus Service 999 departs from Berth 2 of Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal.
From Ubon Ratchathani to Pakse: 200 Baht
From Pakse to Ubon Ratchathani: 200 Baht/60,000 Kip
From Ubon Ratchathani to Vang Tao: 120 Baht
From Vang Tao to Ubon Ratchathani: 120 Baht
From Pakse to Chong Mek: 80 Baht
From Chong Mek to Pakse: 80 Baht
Departing from Ubon Ratchathani: 9.30am & 3.00pm
Departing from Pakse: 8.30am & 3.30pm
Prior reservations are not possible. Just show up at the bus terminal earlier than the departure timing and hope that seats are still available.
Tickets for the Ubon Ratchathani – Pakse VIP Bus Service 999 can be purchased from the orange The Transport Co., Ltd. counter.
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Timetables and fares are clearly posted above the ticket counter.
How do I get from Ubon Ratchathani Railway Station to Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal?
Take Songthaew Service 2, tuk-tuk or taxi.
Alternative Route: Piece the journey together using the Ubon Ratchathani – Chong Mek Minivan and Vang Tao – Pakse Minivan
Ubon Ratchathani – Chong Mek Minivan Service 4328
If you are unable to catch the straightforward VIP bus method, frequent minivans and songthaews operate between Ubon Ratchathani and Chong Mek in Thailand and between Pakse and Vang Tao in Laos, linking the key cities to the border.
If you take this option, you have to walk around 300 meters from the Vang Tao terminal to the Laotian border post, and another 100 meters to the Thai border post.
The Ubon Ratchathani – Chong Mek Minivan Service 4328 departs from Berth 28 of Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal.
Between Ubon Ratchathani and Chong Mek: 100 Baht
Between Vang Tao and Pakse: Unsure. Further feedback appreciated.
Whenever the van gets full. Operating hours should be matching border operating hours. Further feedback appreciated.
Reservations are not possible. Just show up at the bus terminal and buy a ticket from the counter in front of the van. Take a seat inside the van until it gets full for departure.
Tickets for the Ubon Ratchathani – Chong Mek Minivan Service 4328 can be purchased from the counter in front of the van for 100 Baht.