There are 3 ways to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Chiang Mai (CNX) LPQ - CNX

$83 - $299

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Bus  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$15 - $50

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Drive  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai 390 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs $15 - $50 and takes 20 h.

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The quickest way to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs $80 - $300 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luang Prabang Laos and arriving at Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h.

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The distance between Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai is 352 km. The road distance is 624 km.

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The best way to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 20 h and costs $15 - $50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Naga travel, depart from Luang Prabang Laos station.

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The best way to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 1 h 57 min and costs $80 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $50 and takes 20 h.

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The quickest flight from Luang Prabang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Naga travel, arrive at Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 220.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

What companies run services between Luang Prabang, Laos and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Lao Airlines flies from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai 4 times a week. Alternatively, Naga travel operates a bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai once daily. Tickets cost $47 and the journey takes 20 h. The Transport Company also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Bus operators
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
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12go.asia
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Yes, the driving distance between Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai is 624 km. It takes approximately 10 h 2 min to drive from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai.

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Lao Airlines offers flights from Luang Prabang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 1928+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 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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