Travel from Bangkok to Luang-Prabang

Bus or fly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang?

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

How to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang

ModeDurationPrice
From Phaya Thai train to Bangkok airport, fly to Luang Prabang airport, then taxi to Luang Prabang.4 h 11 min$119
From Khao San Road bus to Bangkok Don Muang airport, fly to Luang Prabang airport, then taxi to Luang Prabang.4 h 31 min$97
From Hua Lamphong train to Nong Khai, drive to Vientiane Bus Station, then Minivan to Luang Prabang Malany.26 h 19 min$98
From Ratchathewi BTS to BTS Mochit, bus to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, bus to Sainyabuli, then bus to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal.18 h 20 min$40
From Bangkok Tara Travel bus to Vang Vieng Laos, walk to Vang Vieng Malany, then Minivan to Luang Prabang Malany.24 h 10 min$63
From Democracy Monument bus to Bangkok Don Muang Airport, bus to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit, bus to Vientiane Talat Sao Station, then bus to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal.29 h 46 min$86
From Bangkok drive to Luang Prabang.12 h 51 min$92

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang?

It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Bangkok and Luang Prabang?

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.

Operators from Bangkok to Luang Prabang

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Airport Rail LinkAirport Rail Link
Thai SmileThai Smile
Bangkok AirwaysBangkok Airways
Lao AirlinesLao Airlines
Airport LimoBus ExpressAirport LimoBus Express
Thai AirAsiaThai AirAsia
State Railway of ThailandState Railway of Thailand
Malany TransportMalany Transport
BTSBTS
Bangkok Mass Transit AuthorityBangkok Mass Transit Authority
The Transport CompanyThe Transport Company
Tara Tour and TravelTara Tour and Travel
Naga travelNaga travel