The VIP bus is the most comfortable and seamless way to travel between between Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand and Pakse, Laos via the Chong Mek border crossing.
The journey from Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand to Pakse, Laos takes approximately 3 hours.
Departing from Ubon Ratchathani: 7.30am & 3.30pm
Departing from Pakse: 8.30am & 3.30pm
Reservations are not possible. Just show up at the bus terminal earlier than the departure timing and hope that seats are still available.
How do I get from Ubon Ratchathani Railway Station to Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal?
Take a songthaew, tul-tuk or taxi. Ask a local for songthaew routes in Ubon Ratchathani. There is no bus network in Ubon Ratchathani.
Alternative Route: Ubon Ratchathani – Chong Mek Minivan / Songthaew & Vang Tao – Pakse Minivan / Songthaew
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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. Check with the driver or ticket counter for the fares.
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.