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Naluang Bus Station, Luang Prabang
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Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3

Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai destination reviews

10 customer reviews
70% of 10 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
bus Express, Naga Travel, Feb 12, 2019
22 hours with no sleeping bus. No lights at the toilet and was smelling really bad. Hopefully i had bought some snacks and water because the bus did no stop for this until 19 hours later. Good thing is that drivers seemed friendly and could understand English.
bus Express, Naga Travel, Nov 24, 2018
Very professional and attentive staff with safe driving. Stops were also quite pleasant. The only downside was that if the bus had been fully booked, we would have to share two people to a sleeping bed, which would have been uncomfortable.
bus Express, Naluang, Nov 21, 2018
First of all, there’s no information anywhere. We got to the bus stop at Luang Prabang and exchanged the voucher for the ticket. No problem there. At the Laos border though, the driver just started unloading our luggage without saying anything cause he spoke no English. Okay, quick google search helped us deduce where we were. Then we waited. And waited. And waited. No information anywhere. Three hours later a random lady shows up out of nowhere and demands our passports. We reluctantly gave in after persuasion on her part. She put us in a van, but apparently only 5 out of 8 passengers were guaranteed the bus to Chiang Mai. After we finally get to what is our 5th van to Chiang Mai, the driver decides to stop at a restaurant and decided it’s a 40 minute break for everyone. This is Asia, we don’t mind waiting or not being on time, but we would appreciate being notified of the intinerary beforehand and not waiting in the middle of nowhere with zero information.
bus Express, Naluang, Nov 9, 2018
Overall it was good, however we reached Chiang Mai 3 hours later than expected
bus Express, Naga Travel, Feb 11, 2019
The bus drivers were kind.

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How to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

Travelling between Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai is possible by bus. AT the moment it is the only option available for this route.

How far is Luang Prabang from Chiang Mai?

Travelling by land the distance between Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai is 1100 km while it is about 389 km as the crow flies.

How long does it take to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai?

Travelling by bus between Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai, expect to spend about 22 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai?

bus tickets for Luang Prabang - Chiang Mai route will set you back about LAK 418,484. To ensure the best price, buy tickets in advance.

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