From Naluang Bus Station to Hanoi by Buses

From Luang Prabang Airport to Hanoi by Flights

Flight #VN4930 by Vietnam Airlines
LPQ Luang Prabang Airport
1h 15m flight #VN4930 with Vietnam Airlines in Economy
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi

Passenger reviews out of total 329 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.

Mar 13, 2019
bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang
Staff were aggressive and did not tell us what was going on, the service stations we stopped at were not service stations, they were shacks where the staff would meet up with their friends with no facilities. However the beds were comfortable
Dec 24, 2018
bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang
Driver kept on talking talking on his mobile 80% of the trip whilst driving. Made 4 stops to pick and drop off locals
Dec 3, 2018
bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang
Condition of bus is not good. Tyres are worn out, dangerous. Drivers n co drivers do not inform passengers of stops n how long stops are.
Oct 10, 2018
bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang
The staff of the bus company were not very helpfull, rude and did not speak any English. The bus seats were very small so I could not strech my legs. The address of the place where we were dropped in Hanoi was totally different than on the company's webside which made it more difficult to figure out how to get to our hotel. On the other hand we got an adventure which you cannot experience if you take a flight.
Sep 10, 2018
bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang
Amazing bus trip!
Jul 8, 2018
bus Express Sleeper 41, Naluang
This was my second time in an overnight sleeper bus. This bus was very uncomfortable compared to my previous ride. The seats were smaller, so I and most people around me couldn't straighten our legs, it was rather uncomfortable to keep the legs constantly folded on a 25 hour bus journey. The AC was inconsistent, there was no complementary bottled water, snacks or towel. No TV etc. No wifi. The bus staff couldn't speak English at all, so we all had to make a guess to understand what was going on. Then after 24 hours of the uncomfortable journey, we were shifted to a very nice bus in the last hour of the journey, this bus had great leg room, TV, wifi etc. We wished that we had gotten that bus from the start. Also, one thing that I don't understand is that the foreigners seem to get the upper seats and locals get the lower seats (the bus staff explicitly told me to not take the lower seats), I don't know what's up with that. But anyways, overall it was a rather uncomfortable journey except for the last one hour when we were shifted to a better bus.

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How to get from Luang Prabang to Hanoi

Travelling between Luang Prabang and Hanoi 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 LAK 1,830,941 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LAK 448,049.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 24 hours to travel between Luang Prabang and Hanoi depending on the means of transport you choose.

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

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

Travelling between Luang Prabang and Hanoi can be as cheap as LAK 448,049 if you opt for a Naluang (Naluang Bus Station) bus and as expensive as LAK 1,830,941 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 Luang Prabang and Hanoi ?

  • 2 from Luang Prabang to Hanoi starting from 19:10 Luang Prabang Airport until 19:55 Luang Prabang Airport
  • 2 from Luang Prabang to Hanoi starting from 18:00 Naluang Bus Station until 18:00 Naluang Bus Station

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Luang Prabang to Hanoi, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as LAK 1,027,035.

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 Luang Prabang and Hanoi

Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


Travelling from Luang Prabang to Hanoi 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 Hanoi

Naluang (Naluang Bus Station)

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

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

  • 752 opted for a bus
  • 248 decided to fly