There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Suvarnabhumi  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) BKK - LPQ

$92 - $260

Cheapest option

Bus The Transport Company  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Sainyabuli
  2. Take the bus from Sainyabuli to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal

$18 - $57

5 alternative options

Fly from Don Muang  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) DMK - LPQ

$61 - $210

Train, Minivan  •  26 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC
  2. Take the Minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany

$77 - $135

Bus, Minivan  •  24 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
  2. Take the Minivan from Vang Vieng Malany to Luang Prabang Malany

$61

Bus Naga travel  •  29 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal

$81 - $83

Drive  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Luang Prabang 538.5 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿1900 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs ฿3000 - ฿9000.

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The distance between Bangkok and Luang Prabang is 704 km. The road distance is 862 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Luang Prabang. However, there are services departing from Bangkok Tara Travel and arriving at Luang Prabang Malany via Vang Vieng Malany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Luang Prabang, Laos?

Thai Smile, Lao Airlines and Bangkok Airways fly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok to Luang Prabang via Mo Chit, BTS Mochit, Bangkok Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Sainyabuli in around 18 h 20 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Malany Transport
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Sainyabuli
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Sainyabuli to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Minivan
Bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Luang Prabang Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
baolau.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia

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