There are 6 ways to get from Luang Prabang to Bagan by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus, drive  •  40 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Loei
  2. Take the bus from Loei to Phitsanulok 876
  3. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Mae Sot 829
  4. Drive from Mae Sot to Hpa-An
  5. Take the bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
  6. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan Shwe Pyi

Cheapest option

Fly to Nyaung-U  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Nyaung-U (NYU) LPQ - NYU

$125 - $289

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Bus, drive via ลำปาง Lampang  •  42 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Nan
  2. Take the bus from น่าน Nan to ลำปาง Lampang 169
  3. Take the bus from Lampang to Maesod
  4. Drive from Maesod to Hpa-An
  5. Take the bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
  6. Take the bus from Yangoon North to Bagan

Bus, drive #2  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Maesod
  3. Drive from Maesod to Hpa-An
  4. Take the bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
  5. Take the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan Shwe Pyi

Drive  •  21 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Bagan 979.8 miles

Fly to Mandalay, train  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Mandalay (MDL) LPQ - MDL
  2. Take the train from Wetlu to Bagan

$335 - $685

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The cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Bagan is to fly which costs $120 - $290 and takes 11 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Luang Prabang to Bagan is to fly and train which costs $330 - $700 and takes 10 h 58 min.

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The distance between Luang Prabang and Bagan is 770 km. The road distance is 1567.7 km.

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It takes approximately 40 h 23 min to get from Luang Prabang to Bagan, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Luang Prabang Airport to Mandalay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Bagan is 30 min behind Luang Prabang. It is currently 10:20 PM in Luang Prabang and 9:50 PM in Bagan.

Yes, the driving distance between Luang Prabang to Bagan is 1568 km. It takes approximately 21 h 54 min to drive from Luang Prabang to Bagan.

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China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Thai Smile and two other airlines offer flights from Luang Prabang Airport to Mandalay Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Bagan. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Luang Prabang to Luang Prabang Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $6 - $8.

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Map of how to get from Luang Prabang to Bagan.
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  • Distance: 481.2 miles
  • Duration: 40 h 23 min

What companies run services between Luang Prabang, Laos and Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar?

Lao Airlines, Bangkok Airways and 10 other airlines fly from Luang Prabang to Bagan hourly.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Luang Prabang to Mandalay via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Mann Yadanarpon
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Don Muang, Yangon
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Vientiane, Kunming, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
FMI Air
Website
fmiair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Nay Pyi Taw
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Mandalay via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Golden Myanmar
Website
gmairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon, Heho
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Train operators
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Nan
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Loei to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Phitsanulok to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mandalar Min Express
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Hpa-An to Yangon
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
myanmarbusticket.com
Bus from Yangoon North to Bagan
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
expressticket.innoveller.com
Bagan Minthar
Website
baganminthar.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan Shwe Pyi
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
baganminthar.com
Book at
12go.asia
JJ Express Bus
Website
jjexpress.net
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
jjexpress.net
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from น่าน Nan to ลำปาง Lampang
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Lampang to Maesod
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Maesod
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia

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