There is no ATM or bank in Konglor. Be sure to have enough cash for your stay.
There is a daily bus from Vientiane that leaves from the Southern Bus Station at 10 a.m. and cost 80,000 kip (Feb 2020). This a local bus with a weak struggling AC system. The bus ride includes one stop for lunch and takes about 7-8 hours to reach Konglor. From downtown Vientiane go to the Central Bus Station and take the number 29 local bus (green and white) to the South Bus Station (which is actually north of the city centre). The number 29 bus cost 4000 kip (Feb 2020).
The road to Konglor is manageable but a car with low suspension may risk some damage. The road was paved once but lack of maintenance has led to serious degradation of the road and there are many pot holes and ruts. The valley riding into the town has karst mountains on both sides and stunning fields of rice and tobacco. Ban Nahin village on route 8, about 42 km from Konglor, has several guest houses and some motor bike rentals.
The following needs to be confirmed: There is a Songathow from Ban Nahin that cost approximately 25,000 kip and takes about 3 hours to complete the journey.
The town is very walkable as it is quite a small place. The roads around town are mostly dirt and while the main road into town was once paved it is full of pot holes and hasn't been maintained well. Driving around by motorbike shouldn't pose any major challenges, as long as you go slow. The roads, especially the one leading into town, will be tough on any suspension system for any larger vehicles.
Konglor Cave - A river that runs through a cave for some 7.5km which can be navigated in full. The river cave system is one of the longest (if not the longest) in the world. Motorized long boats take visitors through the cave to view the caverns and limestone formations. One section is undertaken on foot and is lit up while the rest is viewed with miners' lamps. The lamps are provided and the boat hire cost will cover this. The far end emerges into a lush valley where in peak periods locals sell products. In the dry season you might also have to get out while the boatmen drag the long boat over the shallows. In the wet season (and often at other times) there will be water dripping from the roof so you should wear appropriate clothing and be prepared to cover your cameras. Lifejackets will be provided and they will insist you bring it with but will not make you wear it. The cave is situated in the Phou Hin Bun National Park. The longboat (round trip) through the cave costs 65,000 kip per person (3 people max. per boat) and there is no additional fee to enter the national park. There is an additional parking fee if you drive right up to the entrance, but you can easily just park further up the road and walk down.
There is no ATM or bank in the town, be sure to come with enough cash for your stay.
A bus runs to Vientiane leaving everyday at 7am from in front of the Konglor Eco-Lodge. The bus ride takes about 8 hours and will include some quick stops to pick up and drop off passengers. As of Oct. 2016 the bus ride cost 80,000 kip.