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  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) LPQ - SGN

$77 - $188

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Bus The Transport Company  •  36 h 55 min

  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

$45 - $93

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Ha Noi
  2. Take the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Hanoi

$74 - $104

Bus Hoang Long Transit Co  •  2 days 18 h

  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

Drive  •  22 h 39 min

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

$110 - $170

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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, Central Market, Bakor Cinema and Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 55 min.

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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 36 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min 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 4 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 36 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Luang Prabang Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 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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Yes, the driving distance between Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City is 1485 km. It takes approximately 22 h 39 min to drive from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Lao Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International and five other airlines offer flights from Luang Prabang Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Airport.

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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: 4 h 6 min

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, Central Market, Monivong/Mao Tse Tung, Bakor Cinema, Damnum Kor Market, and Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus in around 36 h 55 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City via Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City via Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh City via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
31 h 25 min
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
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Sainyabuli
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Sainyabuli to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Khai Nam Transport
Website
en.khainamtransport.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
en.khainamtransport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
baolau.com
Hoang Long Transit Co
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
37 h 43 min
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 12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
mailinhexpress.vn

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There are 3115+ 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 6 min and costs .

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