There are 7 ways to get from Luang Prabang to Bagan by bus, car, ferry, plane or train

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

Bus, drive via Loei  •  38 h 45 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

Cheapest option

Drive to Kengtung, fly to Nyaung-U  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Kengtung
  2. Fly from Kengtung (KET) to Nyaung-U (NYU) KET - NYU

$127 - $368

5 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  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

Bus, drive, ferry  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Nan
  2. Take the bus from Nan to Chiang Mai 169
  3. Take the bus from ช้างเผือก Chang Phueak to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station Tt
  4. Drive from คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station to Pyay
  5. Take the ferry from Pyay to Bagan

Drive  •  21 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Bagan 979.8 miles

Fly Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U  •  10 h 46 min

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

$195 - $619

Fly Luang Prabang 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

Questions & Answers

The distance between Luang Prabang and Bagan is 770 km. The road distance is 1568 km.

The cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Bagan is to drive and fly which costs $120 - $370 and takes 13 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Luang Prabang to Bagan is to fly which takes 10 h 46 min and costs $190 - $650.

It takes approximately 38 h 45 min to get from Luang Prabang to Bagan, including transfers.

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

Lao Airlines, Myanmar Airways International and nine other airlines fly from Luang Prabang to Bagan every 2 hours.

Airlines
Myanmar Airways International
Website
maiair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Kunming, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Nay Pyi Taw
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Luang Prabang to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Kengtung to Nyaung-U via Heho
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Kengtung to Nyaung-U via Heho, Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Air KBZ
Website
airkbz.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Kunming, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Nay Pyi Taw
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Luang Prabang to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Kengtung to Nyaung-U via Heho
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Kengtung to Nyaung-U via Heho, Yangon
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
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 Kengtung to Nyaung-U via Mandalay
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Kengtung to Nyaung-U via Heho, Mandalay
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Myanma Airways
Website
flymna.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Chiang Mai, Yangon
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Luang Prabang to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Mandalay via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Luang Prabang to Mandalay via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Asian Wings Airways
Website
asianwingsair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Nyaung-U via Suvarnabhumi, Yangon
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Mandalay via Vientiane, Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $470
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
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Phitsanulok to Mae Sot
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Bagan Minthar
Website
baganminthar.com
Bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar to Bagan
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
baganminthar.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
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
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
Bus from Nan to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Yanyon Nakorn Chiang Mai
Phone
053-456480
Website
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Bus from ช้างเผือก Chang Phueak to คิวรถท่าตอน Thaton Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
yanyonnakornchiangmai.com
Ferry operators
Seat 61 Agency
Email
traininfo@seat61.com
Website
seat61.com
Ferry from Pyay to Bagan
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
seat61.com

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