The airport is two miles (3km) from Vientiane.
Getting to the city
The best way to the city is by taxi, which costs around $6 or 54,000 kip. Buy a coupon from the official Airport Taxi counter.
Tel: +856 (0)21 512 006.
Two local car rental companies, Asia and BP, are represented at the airport. However visitors are advised not to hire a car, instead, if you need a car, hire a car with a driver through your hotel or travel agent. Taxis can be hired for approximately US$20 per day.
Facilities at the airport include banks, bars, restaurants, duty-free, a post office and a couple of shops.
Departure tax is now included in the price of the air ticket and no longer paid in cash on departure.
Vientiane International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.