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There are 6 ways to get from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) PNH - LPQ

$168 - $481

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Bus The Transport Company  •  28 h 55 min

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

$33 - $81

4 alternative options

Train, minivan  •  44 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
  2. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
  4. Take the minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany

$86 - $187

Bus, night bus, minivan  •  40 h

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
  2. Take the night bus from Pakse to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
  3. Take the minivan from Vang Vieng Malany to Luang Prabang Malany

$93

Bus  •  41 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Sorya Bus to Ban Nakasang
  2. Take the bus from Ban Nakasang to Vang Vieng Laos
  3. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

$68

Drive  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang 817.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang is to bus which costs $30 - $85 and takes 28 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang is to fly which costs $160 - $490 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang. However, there are services departing from Phnom Penh and arriving at Luang Prabang Southern Terminal via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Sainyabuli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 55 min.

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The distance between Phnom Penh and Luang Prabang is 972 km. The road distance is 1308.4 km.

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The best way to get from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 55 min and costs $30 - $85.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

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Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Phnom Penh station.

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The best way to get from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang is to fly which takes 6 h 16 min and costs $160 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $85 and takes 28 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Phnom Penh Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Phnom Penh 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 Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang.
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  • Distance: 607.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

What companies run services between Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Luang Prabang, Laos?

Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia and six other airlines fly from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Sainyabuli in around 28 h 55 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Tan Son Nhat, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Train operators
Royal Railway Cambodia
Phone
023 992 379
Email
Chhon.Sotheara@trrcambodia.com
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $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
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3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
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
PPSDN
Phone
023210359
Email
info@ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Website
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Book at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Phnom Penh Sorya Bus to Ban Nakasang
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Night bus from Pakse to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
minivan
Bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Luang Prabang Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
baolau.com
bus
Bus from Ban Nakasang to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang is 1308 km. It takes approximately 20 h 25 min to drive from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang.

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Lanmei Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Cambodia Angkor Air and three other airlines offer flights from Phnom Penh 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 Phnom Penh to Phnom Penh Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs $2 - $3.

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