Getting here

From Bangkok

By airplane to Nakhon Phanom (Thailand)

• From Dong Mueang Airport in Bangkok with the airlines Air Asia www.airasia.com or Nok Air www.nokair.com to Nakhon Phanom (about 40 US$), 1:40 h (Dong Mueang Airport is 45 km away from the International Airport

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, the transfer with the taxi takes about 50 min.)

• Shuttle or taxi from the airport Nakhon Phanom to the busstation Nakhon Phanom, about 20 min.

- Bus from Nakhon Phanom to Thakhek ***, about 2 hours (>>see bus schedule)

- From the busstation in Thakhek take a Tuk Tuk to Green Climbers Home, 12 km outside Thakhek

(about 100.000 Kip during the day / 150.000 Kip when it´s dark), 20 min.

By bus to Nakhon Phanom (Thailand)

• Nightbus from the bus terminal Mo Chit 2 in Bangkok

(also named Chatuchak) to Nakhon Phanom (800 - 990 Baht),

11 hours (take warm clothes because the aircon is in full speed)

- Bus from Nakhon Phanom to Thakhek, about 2 hours (>>see bus schedule)

• From the busstation in Thakhek take a Tuk Tuk to Green Climbers Home, 12 km outside Thakhek (about 100.000 Kip during the day /150.000 Kip when it´s dark), 20 min.

From Vientiane (Laos)

• Bus to Thakhek (about 130.000-160.0000 Kip), about 6 hours

- From the busstation in Thakhek take a Tuk Tuk to Green Climbers Home, 12 km outside Thakhek (about 100.000 Kip during the day / 150.000 Kip when it´s dark), 20
min.

From Pakse (Laos)

• VIP bus (about 130.000 Kip) or a local bus

(about 50.000 Kip) to Thakhek, about 7 hours

- From the busstation in Thakhek take a Tuk Tuk to Green Climbers Home, 12 km outside Thakhek (about 100.000 Kip during the day / 150.000 Kip when it´s dark), 20 min.

From Hanoi (Vietnam)

• First go to Vinh, then take a bus (about 16 US$) to Thakhek, about 17 hours

- From the busstation in Thakhek take a Tuk Tuk to Green Climbers Home, 12 km outside Thakhek (about 100.000 Kip during the day / 150.000 Kip when it´s dark), 20 min.

From Getu (China)

• Bus to Anshun

• Train to Kunming

• Plane to Vientiane (China Eastern Air)

- see further details under "From Vientiane"

From Yangshou (China)

• Bus to Juang Zhou

• Plane to Bangkok (China Eastern Air)

•See further details under "From Bangkok"

***How can I make it to the Green Climbers Home the same day when I arrive at Nakhon Phanom Airport at 4:25 pm?

1st possibility:
The last bus to Thakhek departs from Nakhon Phanom at 5 pm and is hard to catch, as it takes about 20 minutes to drive from the airport to the Nakhon Phanom bus station.
Therefore, you should take a taxi at the airport directly to the Thai border. After the baggage claim, you will be directed to the taxi / limousine stand where the taxi will be ordered and paid in advance.

Once you are at the border ...
- You can board the 5 pm bus, which may arrive at the same time as you.
- If there is no bus: hitch-hike over the 800m long 'Friendship Bridge' to the border of Laos (it is forbidden to cross the bridge as a pedestrian).
- Pass the Laotian border. You must have your passport (valid for at least 6 months) and US $ 30-42 (depending on your citizenship) + passport photos at hand.
- You can probably get on a bus behind the border.
- If there is no bus: get a tuk tuk called by the officers to bring you to the Green Climbers Home.
- Here's the phone number of the tuk-tuk driver Mr. Noy: +856 (0) 20 52978936. Price: 150,000 kip.

2nd possibility:
We can arrange a private pick-up service from the airport directly to Green Climbers Home (via Green Discovery Laos). Price: 650,000 kip per trip (1-2 pax) / 700,000 kip per trip (3-4 pax) / 850,000 kip per trip (4-10 pax).

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