There are 7 ways to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang by bus, plane, 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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Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly  •  5 h 45 min

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

$95 - $262

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 20 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, Public Van to Don Muang, fly  •  6 h 31 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 - $171

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 - $126

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

$73

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 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang is to bus and fly which costs ฿3000 - ฿8500 and takes 5 h 45 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 20 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 20 min and costs ฿650 - ฿1900.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

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Pattaya to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by Pattaya Bus, depart from Pattaya station.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Luang Prabang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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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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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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Thai Smile, Lao Airlines and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are 283+ hotels available in Luang Prabang. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pattaya to Luang Prabang.
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  • Distance: 490.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Pattaya to Luang Prabang via Bangkok Mochit, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Sainyabuli in around 20 h 20 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
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 - $13
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)
$22 - $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
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Bangkok Don Muang Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Pattaya Bus
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
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
Twice 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
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
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
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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