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There are 5 ways to get from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 16m

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) LPQ - SGN

$77 - $188

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Bus The Transport Company  •  36h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Sainyabuli
  2. Take the bus from Sainyabuli to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  4. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus to Ho Chi Minh City

$44 - $92

3 alternative options

Bus Hoang Long  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

$83 - $93

Bus, train  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office
  2. Take the train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City

$74 - $104

Drive  •  22h 39m

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City 928.4 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City is to bus which costs $40 - $95 and takes 36h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which costs $75 - $190 and takes 4h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City. However, there are services departing from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal and arriving at Ho Chi Minh City via Sainyabuli, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Soriya Cinema and Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 8m.

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The distance between Luang Prabang and Ho Chi Minh City is 1123 km. The road distance is 1485.4 km.

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The best way to get from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City without a car is to bus which takes 36h 8m and costs $40 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m to get from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City, including transfers.

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Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City is to fly which takes 4h 16m and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $95 and takes 36h 8m.

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There is no direct flight from Luang Prabang Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City bus services, operated by Khai Nam Transport, arrive at Ho Chi Minh City station.

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Map of how to get from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • Distance: 701.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 16m

What companies run services between Luang Prabang, Laos and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines, Thai AirAsia and seven other airlines fly from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City via Sainyabuli, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Phnom Penh, Soriya Cinema, Leang Heng Bookshop, and Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus in around 36h 8m.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Tan Son Nhat via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Luang Prabang to Tan Son Nhat via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Tan Son Nhat via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
45h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$32 - $37
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $60
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Sainyabuli
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Sainyabuli to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Khai Nam Transport
Phone
0972 098 300
Email
khainam_vietnam@yahoo.com
Website
en.khainamtransport.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
en.khainamtransport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
28h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
baolau.com
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Mai Linh Express
Website
mailinhexpress.vn
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
2 days 12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
mailinhexpress.vn
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Luang Prabang to Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn

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Yes, the driving distance between Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City is 1485 km. It takes approximately 22h 39m to drive from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Bangkok Airways, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Thai Smile and four other airlines offer flights from Luang Prabang Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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There are 3435+ hotels available in Ho Chi Minh City. Prices start at $19 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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