Travel Information

Post & Communications

Telephone service in Laos, both domestic and international, is on-again, off-again at best. In the towns and cities of the Mekong valley, service has improved substantially in the last couple of...

Laos Time

Laos, like Thailand, is seven hours ahead of GMT/UTC. Thus, noon in Vientiane is 10pm the previous day in San Francisco, lam in New York, 5am in London, 1pm in Perth and 3pm in Sydney.


The following telephone numbers should work in most areas of the country where there is telephone service:Fire : 190Police : 191Ambulance : 195