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There are 8 ways to get from Chengdu to Laos by plane, car, train or bus

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 to Luang Prabang  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) CTU - LPQ

$87 - $499

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Fly to Vientiane  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Vientiane (VTE) CTU - VTE

$213 - $603

Fly to Pakse  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Pakse (PKZ) CTU - PKZ

$365 - $1,007

Fly to Jinghong, drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Jinghong (JHG) CTU - JHG
  2. Drive from Jinghong to Luang Namtha

$163 - $986

Train, bus via Chongqing West Station  •  23 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu East Station to Chongqing West Station
  2. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Kunming South
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane

$146 - $176

Train, bus  •  34 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Kunming K113 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane

$102 - $106

Bus  •  37 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Chengdu Chengbei to Leshan Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Leshan Central Bus Station to Luzhou Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Luzhou to Kunming North
  4. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane

$128

Drive  •  26 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Chengdu to Vientiane 1400.8 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Chengdu to Laos is to train and bus which costs ¥710 - ¥740 and takes 34 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chengdu to Laos is to fly which costs ¥1400 - ¥4200 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Chengdu and Laos is 1186 km. The road distance is 2241.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chengdu to Laos without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 4 min and costs ¥1000 - ¥1300.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Chengdu to Laos, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chengdu to Laos is to fly which takes 6 h 26 min and costs ¥600 - ¥3500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥886 and takes 37 h 16 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chengdu Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Laos is 1 h behind Chengdu. It is currently 4:25 AM in Chengdu and 3:25 AM in Laos.

Yes, the driving distance between Chengdu to Laos is 2241 km. It takes approximately 26 h 57 min to drive from Chengdu to Laos.

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Kunming Airlines, Air China and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Chengdu Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chengdu to Laos.
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  • Distance: 741.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Chengdu, China and Laos?

China Eastern Airlines, Kunming Airlines and Air China fly from Chengdu to Luang Prabang every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chengdu to Vientiane via Leshan Central Bus Station, Luzhou Bus Terminal, Luzhou, Kunming North, North station, South Ring Road, South Bus Station, and Kunming South in around 37 h 16 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Prabang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Prabang via Zhanjiang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Prabang via Dali, Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Chengdu to Pakse via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
15 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Chengdu to Pakse via Vientiane, Savannakhet
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Chengdu to Pakse via Vientiane, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Chengdu to Pakse via Kunming, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chengdu East Station to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $27
China Railways G-Class
Train from Chengdu East to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
Train from Chongqing West Station to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$50 - $65
1st Class Seat
$90 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $200
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chengdu to Kunming
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$20 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Chengdu Chengbei to Leshan Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Luzhou to Kunming North
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Leshan Central Bus Station to Luzhou Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
checi.cn

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The best way to get from Chengdu to Chengdu Airport is to line 2 bus which takes 25 min and costs ¥10.

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