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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Jinghong  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Jinghong (JHG) LPQ - JHG

$93 - $319

3 alternative options

Fly to Luang Namtha, drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Luang Namtha (LXG) LPQ - LXG
  2. Drive from Luang Namtha to Xishuangbanna

$129 - $373

Bus  •  32 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Jinghong

$109

Drive  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Xishuangbanna 303.4 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Xishuangbanna is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Luang Prabang to Xishuangbanna is to fly which costs $90 - $320 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The distance between Luang Prabang and Xishuangbanna is 273 km. The road distance is 485.5 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Luang Prabang to Xishuangbanna, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luang Prabang to Xishuangbanna. However, there are services departing from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang and arriving at Jinghong via Kunming South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 15 min.

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The nearest airport to Xishuangbanna is Jinghong (JHG) Airport which is 5.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Simao (SYM) (89.4 km), Lancang Jingmai (JMJ) (114.3 km), Luang Namtha (LXG) (131.5 km) and Tachilek (THL) (191.7 km).

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Map of how to get from Luang Prabang to Xishuangbanna.
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  • Distance: 170.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

What companies run services between Luang Prabang, Laos and Xishuangbanna, China?

Lao Airlines flies from Luang Prabang to Xishuangbanna twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luang Prabang to Xishuangbanna via Kunming Yunnan and Kunming South in around 32 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Luang Namtha via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Luang Prabang to Luang Namtha via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Bus operators
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
12go.asia
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming South to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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