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There are 4 ways to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 24m

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

$83 - $299

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Bus Naluang  •  21h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Chiang Mai Terminal 3

$15 - $45

2 alternative options

Bus Naga travel  •  20h

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

$46

Drive  •  10h 2m

  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 - $45 and takes 21h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs $80 - $300 and takes 1h 24m.

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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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20h.

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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 20h and costs $46.

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It takes approximately 1h 24m 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 1h 24m and costs $80 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $46 and takes 20h.

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

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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: 1h 24m

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

Lao Airlines and Bangkok Airways fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai once daily. Alternatively, Naga travel operates a bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai once daily. Tickets cost $46 and the journey takes 20h.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Bus operators
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
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Naluang
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Chiang Mai Terminal 3
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
12go.asia
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Yes, the driving distance between Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai is 624 km. It takes approximately 10h 2m to drive from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai.

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Lao Airlines and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Luang Prabang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2199+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. 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 6m and costs $6 - $8.

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