There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai to Luang Prabang by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) SHA - LPQ

$176 - $709

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Train China Railways T-Class, bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Nanning
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Hanoi
  3. Take the bus from Ha Noi to Luang Prabang Laos

$108

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) PVG - LPQ

$234 - $717

Train, bus, Minivan  •  36 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  3. Take the Minivan from Vientiane Bus Station to Luang Prabang Malany

$246 - $286

Train, bus via Changsha South  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Changsha South
  2. Take the train from Changsha South to Hanoi station
  3. Take the bus from Ha Noi to Luang Prabang Laos

Bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai South to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Nanning Langdong
  3. Take the bus from Nanning Langdong to Hanoi
  4. Take the bus from Ha Noi to Luang Prabang Laos

$209 - $274

Drive  •  35 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Luang Prabang 1901.8 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Shanghai to Luang Prabang. However, there are services departing from Shanghai South and arriving at Luang Prabang Laos via Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station, Nanning Langdong and Ha Noi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

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The distance between Shanghai and Luang Prabang is 2306 km. The road distance is 3043 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Luang Prabang without a car is to train and bus and Minivan which takes 36 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 5 min to get from Shanghai to Luang Prabang, including transfers.

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Shanghai to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by Guizhou Transportation, depart from Shanghai South station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Luang Prabang is to fly which takes 9 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 days 0 h.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Shanghai to Luang Prabang bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, arrive at Luang Prabang Laos station.

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Luang Prabang is 1 h behind Shanghai. It is currently 1:03 AM in Shanghai and 12:03 AM in Luang Prabang.

Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Luang Prabang is 3043 km. It takes approximately 35 h 52 min to drive from Shanghai to Luang Prabang.

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  • Distance: 1441.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 5 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Luang Prabang, Laos?

Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and three other airlines fly from Shanghai to Luang Prabang twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shanghai to Luang Prabang via Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station, Nanning Langdong, Hanoi, and Ha Noi in around 3 days 0 h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Luang Prabang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Luang Prabang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Luang Prabang via Wuhan, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Luang Prabang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Luang Prabang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$150 - $180
1st Class Seat
$250 - $290
Business Class Seat
$470 - $550
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Changsha South
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $85
1st Class Seat
$110 - $140
Business Class Seat
$220 - $260
train
Train from Changsha South to Hanoi station
Ave. Duration
24 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
28 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.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
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ha Noi to Luang Prabang Laos
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Langdong to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
yunde.cn
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Shanghai South to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Nanning Langdong
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation

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Lao Airlines, Spring Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are 290+ hotels available in Luang Prabang. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18 min and costs .

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