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There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi  •  4h 2m

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

$92 - $260

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Bus The Transport Company  •  18h 27m

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

$17 - $55

5 alternative options

Fly from Don Muang  •  4h 31m

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

$66 - $213

Train, minivan  •  26h 19m

  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

Night train, bus  •  22h 3m

  1. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong 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

$57 - $90

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  30h

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

$64

Drive  •  12h 51m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Luang Prabang 538.5 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang is to bus which costs ฿550 - ฿1900 and takes 18h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang is to fly which costs ฿3000 - ฿8500 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Luang Prabang. However, there are services departing from Wat Ratcha Natda Ram and arriving at Luang Prabang Southern Terminal via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Sainyabuli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 27m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Luang Prabang is 704 km. The road distance is 861.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang without a car is to bus which takes 18h 27m and costs ฿550 - ฿1900.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Luang Prabang is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs ฿3000 - ฿8500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿550 - ฿1900 and takes 18h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Luang Prabang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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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: 439.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile and Lao Airlines fly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok to Luang Prabang via Mochit 2 Bus Depot, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Sainyabuli in around 18h 27m.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
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
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Sainyabuli
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Sainyabuli to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
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12go.asia
Bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
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
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.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
$40
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Luang Prabang is 862 km. It takes approximately 12h 51m to drive from Bangkok to Luang Prabang.

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

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There are 287+ hotels available in Luang Prabang. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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

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