Getting to and around Laos: Easier than Ever


In the past, overland journeys in Laos usually involved an arduous drive over rough mountain roads. The debut of a groundbreaking high-speed train in late 2022 has changed that. With a top speed of 160 km/hour, the new rail line dramatically reduces travel time within the country and makes remote regions more accessible. 

The train commences at the southern terminus of Vientiane, the commercial capital, and travels north to the Laos-China border at Boten. Along the way stops are made in Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay and Nateuy.  

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