CityNews – The Transport Co., Ltd. recently opened a new bus route from Chiang Rai to Laos. The route will take you through Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai province, to Bor Kaew in Laos via the 4th Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge.
It is hoped that the new will boost the economies of the two countries.
The route is in accordance with the AEC concept of joining ASEAN as well as connecting ASEAN with other regions.
The Transport Co., Ltd. and The Pet Aloon Transport Company in Laos are providing six standard buses running 4 – 8 times a day for 220 baht, or 55,000 kip one way. The route is 166 kilometres long and takes around 4 hours.
There is also a shuttle bus running along the bridge for the convenience of people living on the borders. The price is 20 baht, or 5,000 kip.
For more information contact 053 648 183.
More information on how to get to Chiang Khong is here.