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There are 5 ways to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang by bus, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Luang Prabang

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Drive

  1. Drive from Hanoi My Dinh to Luang Prabang

Drive to Sam Neua, fly to Luang Prabang

  1. Drive from Hanoi My Dinh to Sam Neua
  2. Fly from Sam Neua (NEU) to Luang Prabang (LPQ)

Fly Noi Bai International to Dienbienphu, drive

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Dienbienphu (DIN)
  2. Drive from Dienbienphu to Luang Prabang

Fly Noi Bai International to Luang Prabang

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ)

Noi Bai International (HAN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) flights

The flight time between Noi Bai International (HAN) and Luang Prabang (LPQ) is around 14h 47m and covers a distance of around 406 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 5m. The fastest flight normally takes 13h 55m. Services are operated by Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways. Typically three flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 42m
Layover time:
11h 5m
Total time:
14h 47m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
13h 55m
Flight distance:
406 km
Flights per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$74
Carbon emissions:
82 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
20:25
Last flight departs at:
20:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Noi Bai International (HAN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) flight schedules

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Laos due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Laos from May 17.

International flights leaving Vietnam are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Last updated: September 20 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang is to bus which costs $41 - $43 and takes 25h.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang is to fly and drive which costs $45 - $95 and takes 9h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office and arriving at Luang Prabang. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25h.

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The distance between Hanoi and Luang Prabang is 406 km. The road distance is 703.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang without a car is to bus which takes 25h and costs $41 - $43.

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The bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Luang Prabang takes 25h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Hanoi to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, depart from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office station.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang is to bus which takes 25h and costs $41 - $43. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $75 - $270 and takes 16h 48m.

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There is no direct flight from Sam Neua Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 55m and has one stopover.

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Hanoi to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, arrive at Luang Prabang station.

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Map of how to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang.
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  • Distance: 406.3 km
  • Duration: 25h

What companies run services between Hanoi, Vietnam and Luang Prabang, Laos?

The Sinh Tourist operates a bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Luang Prabang once daily. Tickets cost $41 and the journey takes 25h. 27-7 also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang 3 times a week.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Dienbienphu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Sam Neua to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$15 - $250
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Sam Neua to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$15 - $250
Bamboo Airways
Website
bambooairways.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Dienbienphu
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Luang Prabang is 703 km. It takes approximately 11h 17m to drive from Hanoi to Luang Prabang.

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Lao Airlines and Lao Skyway offer flights from Sam Neua Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Luang Prabang. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Noi Bai International Airport is to bus which takes 47 min and costs $1 - $2.

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