There are 6 ways to get from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang by plane, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 21 min

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

$166 - $478

Cheapest option

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

Bus, Minivan  •  33 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Pakse
  2. Take the bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station
  3. Take the Minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany

$75 - $80

Van, train, Minivan  •  42 h 49 min

  1. Take the Van from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Battambang Mekong Express
  2. Take the train from Battambang to Poipet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
  5. Take the Minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany

$98 - $193

Bus via Udonthani  •  38 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Nakhon Ratchasima
  3. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udonthani
  4. Take the bus from Udonthani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
  5. Take the bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal

$79 - $84

Drive  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang 817.7 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

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 takes 6 h 21 min and costs $160 - $480.

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The distance between Phnom Penh and Luang Prabang is 972 km. The road distance is 1308 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

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

Bangkok Airways, AirAsia and nine 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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Train operators
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Battambang to Poipet
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$0 - $6
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
State Railway of Thailand
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
Book at
12go.asia
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
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
The Transport Company
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
King of Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Pakse to Vientiane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
baolau.com
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
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Battambang Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
bus
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udonthani
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Udonthani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia

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