Getting Around Houaphanh

Choose a sawng taew, bus, or motorbike to move around Houaphanh.

 

Sawng taews (Pickup trucks with benches) are available in district centres, and offer an easy way to travel around the province. You can also rent bicycles for about $1-2 per day. Motorbikes are available in Xam Neua.

The chart below shows scheduled transportation from Xam Neua to district centres and attractions.

Destination

Distance

Vehicle

Departure

Price in Lao Kip

Viengxay

30 km

Sawng taew

07:00, 09:00

LAK20,000

Nam Nua

22 km

Sawng taew

Ongoing

LAK15,000

Sop Hao

60 km

Sawng taew

07:00

LAK22,000

Sop Bao

83 km

Local bus

07:30

LAK22,000

Xieng Khor

112 km

Local bus

08:00

LAK30,000

Muang Et

131 km

Local bus

08:30

LAK35,000

Xam Tai

144 km

Local bus

09:00

LAK40,000

Tour operators offer transportation and itineraries to popular attractions and activities in Houaphanh, with guides adding greater insight into the province’s historical, cultural and natural sites.

 

Houaphanh: The Birthplace of Lao PDR

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