New Thai-Lao bus route open

A ceremony was held in Nan province on Thursday (Nov 9) for the launch of a new bus route (Nan-Xayaburi-Luang Prabang), the 15th one linking Thailand with Laos and Cambodia.

Jirasak Yaowatsakul, president of the Transport Company, said after the ceremony, chaired by Nan governor Paisal Wimolrat, that the bus service on the 373-kilometre Nan – Xayaburi – Luang Prabang route will be jointly operated by the Transport Company of Thailand and the Naluang Transport Company of Laos, using 21-seat mini-buses.

The bus route is intended to promote tourism and boost the economy of the two countries under the framework of the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

The buses depart from Nan and Luang Prabang simultaneously at 8am. The travel time is 8.30 hours.  The fare is 660 baht.

The 15 routes linking Thailand with Laos and Cambodia now in operation are: Nong Khai-Vientiane; Udon Thani-Vientiane; Ubon Ratchathani-Pakse; Mukdahan-Savannakhet; Khon Kaen-Vientiane; Bangkok-Vientiane; Nakhon Phanom-Thakhek; Chiang Mai-Luang Prabang; Udon Thani-Nong Khai-Vang Vieng; Bangkok-Pakse; Chiang Rai-Bo Keo; Bangkok-Siem Reap; Bangkok-Phnom Penh; Loei-Xayaburi-Luang Prabang; and Nan-Xayaburi-Luang Prabang.

Posted by Kowit Boondham on Wednesday, 8 November 2017