From Naluang Bus Station to Chiang Mai by Buses

Passenger reviews out of total 47 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.

Feb 12, 2019
bus Express, Naga Travel
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.
Feb 11, 2019
bus Express, Naga Travel
The bus drivers were kind.
Nov 24, 2018
bus Express, Naga Travel
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.
Nov 21, 2018
bus Express, Naluang
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.
Nov 9, 2018
bus Express, Naluang
Overall it was good, however we reached Chiang Mai 3 hours later than expected

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How to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

Travelling between Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai is possible by bus. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LAK 404,337 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LAK 404,337.

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

It can take you anywhere between 22 and 22 hours to travel between Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai. Bus will bring you to your destination in 22h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 22h to reach Chiang Mai.

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

Travelling between Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai can be as cheap as LAK 404,337 if you opt for a Naluang (Naluang Bus Station) bus and as expensive as LAK 404,337 if you buy a Naluang (Naluang Bus Station) Bus 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 Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai ?

  • 1 from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai starting from 17:30 Naluang Bus Station until 17:30 Naluang Bus Station

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

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


Travelling from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai 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 Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai

Naluang (Naluang Bus Station)

What is the most popular transport to get from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai?

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