There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Luang Prabang  •  4 h 31 min

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

$217 - $609

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Kunming K1504 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane

$101 - $106

9 alternative options

Fly to Vientiane  •  5 h 36 min

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

$213 - $603

Fly to Phon Savan  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Phon Savan (XKH) CTU - XKH

$258 - $710

Fly to Jinghong, drive  •  7 h 6 min

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

$213 - $636

Fly to Luang Namtha  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Luang Namtha (LXG) CTU - LXG

$278 - $760

Fly to Simao, drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Simao (SYM) CTU - SYM
  2. Drive from Simao to Luang Namtha

$210 - $1,246

Train, bus via Chongqing West Station  •  23 h 1 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

$156 - $177

Bus  •  37 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Chengdu Wuguiqiao to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Fuyuan
  3. Take the bus from Fuyuan to Kunming
  4. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane

$146 - $179

Train, bus #2  •  36 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Emei
  2. Take the train from Emei to Kunming
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane

$106 - $117

Drive  •  26 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Chengdu to Vientiane 1400.8 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chengdu to Laos is to train and bus which costs ¥690 - ¥730 and takes 29 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chengdu to Laos is to fly which costs ¥1400 - ¥4200 and takes 4 h 31 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 1 min and costs ¥1000 - ¥1300.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 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 4 h 31 min and costs ¥1400 - ¥4200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1000 - ¥1300 and takes 37 h 7 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Chengdu Airport to Luang Prabang Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Laos is 1 h behind Chengdu. It is currently 12:21 PM in Chengdu and 11:21 AM in Laos.

Map of how to get from Chengdu to Laos.
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  • Distance: 741.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Chengdu, China and Laos?

Lao Airlines and China Eastern Airlines fly from Chengdu to Luang Prabang 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chengdu to Vientiane via Wannianchang, Chengdu Wuguiqiao, Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station, Fuyuan, Kunming, South Ring Road, South Bus Station, and Kunming South in around 37 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Chengdu to Phon Savan via Luang Prabang, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Chengdu to Phon Savan via Kunming, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Namtha via Luang Prabang, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Namtha via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Prabang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Chengdu to Simao via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Chengdu to Simao
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chengdu to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Zhaotong
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Chengdu
Website
chengduair.cc
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Lijiang
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chengdu to Jinghong via Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Chengdu to Luang Namtha via Luang Prabang, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Chengdu East Station to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$19 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
Train from Chengdu to Emei
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $35
Train from Emei to Kunming
Ave. Duration
17 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$17 - $22
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $65
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Chengdu Wuguiqiao to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Fuyuan
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Fuyuan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation

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