Getting to Salavan
Lao Airlines offers 14 direct weekly flights to Pakse International Airport departing Vientiane at 07:10, 7:50, 8:10, and 10:30, depending on the day, for the 75-minute trip. The carrier also offers a daily direct flight from Luang Prabang departing at 10:40 and arriving at 12:20.
Lao Airlines provides international routes to Pakse including daily flights from Siem Reap at 14:40, and on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:45. The airline departs Ho Cho Minh City at noon on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and five days a week from Bangkok at 13:40.
Three busses to Salavan Town depart daily from Vientiane’s Southern Bus Terminal at 16:30 (Local: LAK130,000), 19:30 (Express: LAK160,000), and 20:30 (VIP: LAK180,000), and arrive up to 18 hours later. A VIP sleeper bus departs Vientiane for Pakse at 20:30 (LAK300,000), and arrives at 06:30. For those departing from Savannakhet, a bus leaves at 13:30 (LAK60,000) for the half-day ride.
From Pakse, public buses depart for the 2.5 hour drive to Salavan Town at 07:00, 10:30, and 14:30, and stop at Tad Lo. Minivan transportation is also available to Tad Lo. Motorbikes and cars can be rented in Pakse, as Salavan has limited inner-provincial transportation and no motor vehicle rental services.
Note: Flight and bus schedules and prices are subject to change. Please check before departing.