Passengers in China and Laos can buy train tickets between the two countries starting Tuesday, as the high-profile China-Laos Railway will open cross-border passenger services on Thursday.
According to China State Railway Group, the national railway operator, starting from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, passengers who depart from China can buy tickets all the way to Vientiane, capital of Laos, via Chinese railway ticket booking system.
Passengers who start their journey from Laos can buy tickets via LCR Ticket App, a China-developed railway ticket booking system used in Laos.
Starting Thursday, two international passenger trains will operate every day - from Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, to Vientiane and back.
The journey will take 10 and a half hours, including customs clearance at the railway borders. It will stop at eight railway stations - four in China and the rest in Laos.