From Chiang Mai Airport to Luang Prabang by Flights
Passenger reviews out of total 6 passengers who traveled with us on this route.
At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:
Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)
Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.
How to get from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Travelling between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang is possible by flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 5,358 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere THB 1,499.
How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang?
It can take you anywhere between 5 and 20 hours to travel between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight is the fastest way to travel between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang. Flight will bring you to your destination in 5h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 20h to reach Luang Prabang.
How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang?
Travelling between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang can be as cheap as THB 1,499 if you opt for a Naga Travel (นากา ทราเวล) bus and as expensive as THB 5,358 if you buy a Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย) flight ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
How many trips per day are there between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang ?
- 5 from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang starting from 06:55 Chiang Mai Airport until 11:00 Chiang Mai Airport
- 1 from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang starting from 09:00 Chiang Mai Arcade until 09:00 Chiang Mai Arcade
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang.
What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as THB 4,353.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
Airlines flying between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang
Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย)
Travelling from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
Companies operating bus routes between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang
Naga Travel (นากา ทราเวล)
What is the most popular transport to get from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang?
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route
- 1000 opted for a bus