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From Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station to Luang Prabang by Buses

From Noibai Airport to Luang Prabang by Flights

Passenger reviews out of total 339 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.

Jul 5, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, HTX Van Tai 277
★★☆☆☆
The trip started badly when I got to the Hanoi Bus Station and counter 57, I kept trying to give my voucher in exchange for ticket as I was instructed to do. I was told nothing and kept getting sent to sit down. It got to 5 minutes until the bus (time written on my 12goAsia booking) was due to leave until someone told me it was due to leave an hour later and then I was asked to pay for my ticket, I had to repeat again and again I had already paid and argue with the person in charge before I got my ticket. I found my bus and it was ok, nothing special or terrible. Our bus journey took 30 hrs in total (i timed it out of curiousity), we had a few stops but the length of time was mostly due to the deliveries being loaded on the bus. We stopped very often in Vietnam to pick them up and a lot in Laos to drop them off. Overall not as bad as I had thought and i came well prepared with lots of films. Most of those of us travelling slept ok, at one point the bus turned on the radio for us all to hear quite late in on the 2nd night at a deafening volume which was not so great so i suggest earplugs. Expect very little and you cannot be disappointed.
May 27, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, HTX Van Tai 277
★★★☆☆
The bus left one hour later, than originally planned, but they told me already at the counter. Instead of having chosen a Saturday bus, it was definitely one of those that is "below my expectations". No electricity, no wifi, no toilets, no space for sitting, no space for the legs. Luckily in the beginning and towards the end the bus was not too crowded, so that you could actually make yourself comfortable. There were several stops on the way for food and toilet. Border passing took more than two hours. But in the end I arrived after 26.5 hours. As I was the only western tourist, it appeared to me, that all the other guests were really nice and even showed me where to eat and so on
May 16, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, HTX Van Tai 277
★★☆☆☆
Bus was delayed by 3 hours without explanation. The staff were very cold and rude to the western tourists not giving us information at any point. Leg room was poor and had no usb ports
Mar 29, 2018
avia Economy, Vietnam Airlines
★★★★★
Clean and spacious plane with friendly staff.

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How to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang

Travelling between Hanoi and Luang Prabang is possible by flight. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 3,341,698 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere VND 3,341,698.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 2 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. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1h 10m 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 3,341,698 if you opt for a Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์) flight and as expensive as VND 3,341,698 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 ?

  • 1 from Hanoi to Luang Prabang starting from 12:50 Noibai Airport until 12:50 Noibai Airport

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

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 avia remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 1000 decided to fly