Lao Airlines flies from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai once daily. Alternatively, The Transport Company operates a bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $40 and the journey takes 18 h. Naga travel also services this route once daily.
From Luang Prabang taxi to Luang Prabang airport, fly to Chiang Mai airport, then bus to Chiang Mai. 1 h 57 min $128. From Luang Prabang bus to Chiang Mai. 18 h $37. From Luang Prabang Laos bus to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal then bus to Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center. 20 h 48 min $48. From Luang Prabang drive to Chiang Mai. 10 h 2 min $67.