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There are 6 ways to get from Pai to Luang Prabang by taxi, plane, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly  •  5h 17m

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) HGN - LPQ

$135 - $258

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Mini Van, bus The Transport Company  •  23h

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

$27 - $52

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Fly from Pai  •  2h 51m

  1. Fly from Pai (PYY) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) PYY - LPQ

$85 - $264

Mini Van, bus Naga travel  •  24h

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos

$58

Bus and ferry  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Pai Terminal Green to Luang Prabang

$61

Drive  •  12h 2m

  1. Drive from Pai to Luang Prabang 467.8 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Pai to Luang Prabang is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿850 - ฿1800 and takes 23h.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Luang Prabang is to fly which costs ฿2800 - ฿9000 and takes 2h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pai Terminal Green and arriving at Luang Prabang. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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The distance between Pai and Luang Prabang is 391 km. The road distance is 748.5 km.

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The best way to get from Pai to Luang Prabang without a car is to Mini Van and bus which takes 23h and costs ฿850 - ฿1800.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Pai to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

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Pai to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by Prem Pracha, depart from Pai station.

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The best way to get from Pai to Luang Prabang is to fly which takes 2h 51m and costs ฿2800 - ฿9000. Alternatively, you can Mini Van and bus, which costs ฿850 - ฿1800 and takes 23h.

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There is no direct flight from Mae Hong Son Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 50m and has one stopover.

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Pai to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Luang Prabang station.

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Map of how to get from Pai to Luang Prabang.
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  • Distance: 244.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

RBS System, Bangkok Airways and two other airlines fly from Pai to Luang Prabang 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pai to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai in around 23h.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Flights from Pai to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Pai to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Flights from Pai to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai, Kunming
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Bus operators
Prem Pracha
Phone
+66 53 492 999
Email
info.prempracha@gmail.com
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
The Transport Company
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
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nagatravel.com
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Terminal Green
Website
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Pai Terminal Green to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2 days 10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Taxi Chiang Mai
Website
taxichiangmai.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Pai to Luang Prabang is 749 km. It takes approximately 12h 2m to drive from Pai to Luang Prabang.

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Lao Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Thai AirAsia and two other airlines offer flights from Mae Hong Son Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are 281+ hotels available in Luang Prabang. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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