The best way to reach Vang Vieng is by buses and minivans. It takes between 6 to 8 hours from Luang Prabang and 3 to 4 hours from Vientiane depending on the road conditions. The tickets for these buses and minivans are available in all guesthouses, hotels and hostels. The ticket includes transport to the bus station. VIP buses cost around 30 USD while minivans and regular buses cost around 20 USD, but they take a longer time. The route between Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng is amidst the mountains and very scenic, passing through green villages.
The other way to reach is to book a taxi which would cost between 100 to 150 USD depending on the number of people, type of car and your city of departure.
Local transport in Vang Vieng
The best way to explore Vang Vieng is on foot or by renting a motorbike. You can also get around the town by hiring a Tuk-Tuk or renting a bicycle daily. Cabs are available too if you want to commute to faraway places more comfortably.