There are 6 ways to get from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang by train, plane, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train to Vientiane, fly  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai
  2. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) VTE - LPQ

$120 - $295

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station

$30 - $40

4 alternative options

Fly from Khon Kaen  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Khon Kaen (KKC) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) KKC - LPQ

$56 - $178

Train, Minivan  •  19 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC
  2. Take the Minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany

$73 - $121

Bus, Minivan  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
  2. Take the Minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany

$30 - $40

Drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang 374 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang station. However, there are services departing from Khon Kaen and arriving at Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station via Vientiane Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

More details

The distance between Khon Kaen and Luang Prabang is 389 km. The road distance is 598.4 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 12 h 57 min to get from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

More details

Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Khon Kaen station.

More details

The best way to get from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang is to fly which takes 5 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Vientiane Airport to Luang Prabang Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

Search flights

Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by King of Bus, arrive at Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang is 598 km. It takes approximately 9 h 18 min to drive from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Map of how to get from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 243.4 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 57 min

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

Thai AirAsia, Thai Smile and three other airlines fly from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang via Vientiane Talat Sao Station and Vientiane Bus Station in around 12 h.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Flights from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Flights from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Khon Kaen to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Vientiane to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Malany Transport
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
The Transport Company
King of Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Travelling around the UAE, Train travel in France: A guide to SNCF and Travelling to the UK: What do I need to know? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 290+ hotels available in Luang Prabang. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Khon Kaen to Khon Kaen Airport is to Airport Route which takes 18 min and costs .

More details