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There are 6 ways to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi  •  4h 7m

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

$297 - $960

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Bus via Loei  •  19h

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

$22 - $45

4 alternative options

Fly from Don Muang  •  4h 10m

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

$96 - $483

Train, bus  •  21h 29m

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
  3. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

$50 - $96

Bus  •  29h 9m

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

$59

Drive  •  12h 51m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Luang Prabang 858.5 km

$75 - $110

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang is to bus via Loei which costs ฿650 - ฿1400 and takes 19h.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang is to fly which costs ฿8500 - ฿29000 and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Luang Prabang. However, there are services departing from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit and arriving at Luang Prabang Southern Terminal via Loei. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h.

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The distance between Bangkok and Luang Prabang is 704 km. The road distance is 858.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang without a car is to bus via Loei which takes 19h and costs ฿650 - ฿1400.

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

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Bangkok to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by Sun Bus, depart from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit station.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang is to fly which takes 4h 7m and costs ฿8500 - ฿29000. Alternatively, you can bus via Loei, which costs ฿650 - ฿1400 and takes 19h.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Luang Prabang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Bangkok to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Luang Prabang Southern Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang.
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  • Distance: 703.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways fly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang via Loei in around 19h.

Airlines
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $90
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $55
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$7 - $10
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$14 - $20
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Sun Bus
Phone
081-8794949
Email
sunbus2112@hotmail.com
Website
sunbus.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Loei
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
sunbus.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
AirMuang Loei Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Loei to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Kradueng Tour
Phone
02 2696999
Website
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Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Treasure Travel Laos
Phone
+856 (0) 71254682
Email
info@treasuretravellaos.com
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Book at
baolau.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Luang Prabang is 859 km. It takes approximately 12h 51m to drive from Bangkok to Luang Prabang.

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Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are 202+ hotels available in Luang Prabang. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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