From Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station to Luang Prabang by Buses

From Hanoi Sinh to Luang Prabang by Buses

From Noibai Airport to Luang Prabang by Flights

Hanoi to Luang Prabang Schedule

Hanoi to Luang Prabang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN93112:40 - 14:00VND 4,051k
HTX Van Tai 277 VIP Sleeper 41 17:00 - 18:30VND 980k
The SinhTourist VIP Sleeper 41 17:00 - 16:55VND 1,059k

Hanoi to Luang Prabang destination reviews

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8% of 39 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
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bus VIP Sleeper 41, HTX Van Tai 277, Jul 7, 2019
One star for getting there. One star for staff being fine...in that they got us here. 12go tells you in the voucher (after you've booked) that certain days of the week have subpar busses. We had one of those. Would have been good info for 12go to share prebooking to earn the fee they charge. Left two hours late (standard in SE Asia) but that meant arriving in the dark at 8pm. Despite no assigned seats, westerners are directed to the worst seats and you have to accept it or argue back. Really only a good option if saving money. Skip 12go, they provide nothing, just book at the station.
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bus VIP Sleeper 41, HTX Van Tai 277, May 18, 2019
The quality of the Sleeper Bus was good. Service was normal as staff are not able to communicate in English. However trip took longer than expected. We were informed to arrive 1hour before the departure time at 1730hrs but the bus only left the station at 1900hrs. Not sure why there was a delay but we were told to wait every time we asked.

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How to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang

Travelling between Hanoi 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 VND 4,241,841 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere VND 980,008.

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 26 hours to travel between Hanoi and Luang Prabang depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Hanoi and Luang Prabang. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 1d 1h 30m to reach Luang Prabang.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang?

Travelling between Hanoi and Luang Prabang can be as cheap as VND 980,008 if you opt for a HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7) bus and as expensive as VND 4,241,841 if you buy a Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) 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 Hanoi and Luang Prabang ?

  • 2 from Hanoi to Luang Prabang starting from 12:40 Noibai Airport until 18:50 Noibai Airport
  • 1 from Hanoi to Luang Prabang starting from 17:00 Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station until 17:00 Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hanoi to Luang Prabang.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Hanoi to Luang Prabang, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as VND 3,322,428.

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 Hanoi and Luang Prabang

Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

Bus

Travelling from Hanoi 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 Hanoi and Luang Prabang

HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7)

What is the most popular transport to get from Hanoi 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

  • 992 opted for a bus
  • 8 decided to fly