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There are 8 ways to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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

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Fly from Utapao  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Utapao (UTP) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) UTP - LPQ

$119 - $283

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Bus  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Sainyabuli
  3. Take the bus from Sainyabuli to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal

$21 - $58

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Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) BKK - LPQ

$95 - $262

Bus, Public Van to Don Muang, fly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Take the Public Van from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Bangkok Don Muang Airport
  3. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) DMK - LPQ

$66 - $214

Train, minivan  •  31 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
  3. Take the minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany

$85 - $170

Train, night train, bus  •  27 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
  4. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

$65 - $125

Mini Van, bus  •  27 h 36 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pattaya to Khaosan Road
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
  3. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal

$72

Drive  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Pattaya to Luang Prabang 612.5 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang is to bus which costs ฿650 - ฿1900 and takes 20 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang is to bus and fly which costs ฿3100 - ฿9000 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pattaya to Luang Prabang. However, there are services departing from Pattaya and arriving at Luang Prabang Southern Terminal via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Sainyabuli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 55 min.

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The distance between Pattaya and Luang Prabang is 785 km. The road distance is 980 km.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 55 min and costs ฿650 - ฿1900.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

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Pattaya to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by Roong Reuang Coach, depart from Pattaya station.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang is to fly which takes 7 h 24 min and costs ฿3800 - ฿9500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿650 - ฿1900 and takes 20 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Utapao Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h and has one stopover.

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Pattaya to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Luang Prabang Southern Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang.
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  • Distance: 490.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

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

Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari and three other airlines fly from Pattaya to Luang Prabang 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pattaya to Luang Prabang via Bangkok Mochit, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Sainyabuli in around 20 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Utapao to Luang Prabang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Flights from Utapao to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Utapao to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Utapao to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Utapao to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Don Muang to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Utapao to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
bangkokairportonline.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Bangkok Don Muang Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Roong Reuang Coach
Phone
02 747-4307
Email
service@pattayabus.com
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Sainyabuli
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Sainyabuli to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Malany Transport
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Treasure Travel Laos
Phone
+856 (0) 71254682
Email
info@treasuretravellaos.com
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Mama Travel and Tour
Phone
+66(02) 6291163
Email
mamatour1@hotmail.com
Website
mamatravelandtour.simdif.com
Bus from Pattaya to Khaosan Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
mamatravelandtour.simdif.com
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Pattaya to Luang Prabang is 980 km. It takes approximately 13 h 59 min to drive from Pattaya to Luang Prabang.

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Vietnam Airlines, Lao Airlines, Bangkok Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Utapao Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are 275+ hotels available in Luang Prabang. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Utapao Airport is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs ฿410 - ฿500.

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