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From Vientiane any hotel to Luang Prabang by Buses

From Vientiane any hotel to Luang Prabang by Vans

17:30 Vientiane any hotel
06:30 Luang Prabang Southern Station
13h Regional Aircon Instant Refund
3
2 Reviews
LAK 0

From Vientiane Haysoke Guest House to Luang Prabang by Buses

07:00 Vientiane Haysoke Guest House
20:00 Luang Prabang Southern Station
13h Standard AC Aircon Instant Refund
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4 Reviews
LAK 0

From Vientiane Soutchai Travel to Luang Prabang by Buses

18:00 Vientiane Soutchai Travel
04:00 Luang Prabang Northern Station
10h Express Sleeper Aircon Instant Refund
2.5
2 Reviews
LAK 0

From Vientiane Airport to Luang Prabang by Taxis

Vientiane Airport
Luang Prabang any hotel
12h Comfort Aircon Refund
LAK 0

Passenger reviews out of total 313 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.

Jan 9, 2019
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★☆
The mini-van was in pretty good condition and the driver drove reasonably safely. The roads aren’t in great condition but the beautiful scenery en route compensates. Overall, I’d recommend this service, especially at busy times of the year where it’s worth paying the 12go. premium to secure a seat in advance.
Dec 25, 2018
bus Express Sleeper 41, Naga Travel
★★☆☆☆
Booked sleeper bus from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Time on booking was 18.00 but not a real departure time. Mini van shuttle picked up me to northern bus terminal and real departure time was 20.00(same as another bus company) They gave a meal voucher that no staff speak english to tell how and where to use. The meal voucher are value 10k kip that can exchange some snack or drink, not enough for meal. Few passenger got only fucking sticky rice!!
Nov 29, 2018
van Regional, PTS Transit Service
★★☆☆☆
The good: Someone picks you up from your hotel. GREAT scenery. Trip included lunch. The bad: Bus was fairly dirty, needed dusting and a good wipe down and vacuum. Driver played music for most of the trip, which seemed kind of weird. When it gets dark no lights are turned on, so you’re just sitting in the dark. This could have been a good opportunity for sleep, but the music was still playing. Near the end of the trip he made a lot of stops. Trip took about 13 hours
Oct 9, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★★
Amazing costumer service and excellent driver. Our ride to Luang Prabang from Vang Vieng was smooth sailing. Highly recommend!
Sep 21, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★★
Driver was very friendly, has good experience driving a bus in slippery conditions. Bravo !
Sep 15, 2018
bus Standard AC, Naga Travel
★★☆☆☆
It is not a tourist bus. Some locals bring live stocks on board. Seats are too small even for asian size. AC is not cold and I was even sweating. There was a landslide an hour drive near luang prabang and buses and lorries couldnt go as half of the road was covered with mud. Only small vans were able to go thru. Had to hitchhike a van to get to luang prabang.
Sep 14, 2018
bus Express Sleeper 41, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
Waited 2 hours to get on the bus, wasn't even told when it was leaving
Sep 12, 2018
bus Standard AC, Naga Travel
★★★★☆
Nice scenary. Bus ok-lah.
Aug 29, 2018
van Regional, Soutchai Travel
★★★★★
Comfortable van
Aug 8, 2018
bus Express Sleeper, Soutchai Travel
★★★☆☆
The actual bus was absolutely fine - actually slightly better than expected. There was a complete mess up with my pick-up - it wasn't available from my hotel so I had to go to another hotel for pick-up which is fair enough, but it didn't arrive and the phone number I had didn't work. I was fortunate that the hotel I was being picked up from, although I wasn't their guest, were really helpful, found an alternative contact number, and sorted things out. The pick-up driver then got me to the bus station (still in good time) got my ticket sorted and got me to the right bus, which is why I have still given 3 stars as it was all sorted out in the end despite some stress.
Aug 1, 2018
bus Standard AC, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
Good, careful driver, spectacular scenery but a loooooong trip. Not for the vertiginous. You spend a LOT of time very close to a sheer drop. The A/c didn't work so bus was a sauna, windscreen wipers didn't work (and it was raining). No communication, no head count. A Spanish girl was left behind at the lunch stop.
Jul 5, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, Soutchai Travel
★★★☆☆
It was cheap overnight bus travel and ok for the price, I guess. There wasn't much room for getting some good sleep though because the seats were not wide enough to turn on the side. But probably that's what comes at this price, I don't have much experience with overnight traveling in buses yet, so can't say anything for sure. One area where I probably would like some improvement though is providing more accurate departure times. In this case, the departure listed in the voucher was 6pm (so we all reached the ticket office before 6pm) but after we were dropped at the bus station we were told that the bus will depart at 8:30pm. That's over 2.5 hours of time that we could've used for sightseeing etc instead of spending it at the bus station. But then again, this was my first experience with overnight buses, so I don't know how it all realistically works.
Feb 19, 2018
bus Standard AC, Naga Travel
★★★☆☆
Ticket printed 6am and asked me to appear 1 hr early, so I showed up at 5am... Turns out the actual bus is at 8am and the pickup only comes at about 6.30am. Other than that the pickup guy was helpful and spoke English, showed me where the bus was and explained that the ticket could be exchanged for a meal. It's more expensive than getting a ticket at the bus terminal yourself or through other sellers, but I felt that the premium for the service was worth it.

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How to get from Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Travelling between Vientiane and Luang Prabang is possible by bus, van and taxi. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LAK 2,259,050 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LAK 231,040.

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

It can take you anywhere between 10 and 13 hours to travel between Vientiane and Luang Prabang depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Bus will bring you to your destination in 10h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 13h to reach Luang Prabang.

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

Travelling between Vientiane and Luang Prabang can be as cheap as LAK 231,040 if you opt for a Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ) bus and as expensive as LAK 2,259,050 if you buy a Ken Taxi Service (Ken Taxi Service) taxi 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 Vientiane and Luang Prabang ?

  • 4 from Vientiane to Luang Prabang starting from 07:00 Vientiane Haysoke Guest House until 18:30 Vientiane any hotel
  • 2 from Vientiane to Luang Prabang starting from 06:30 Vientiane any hotel until 17:30 Vientiane any hotel
  • 1 from Vientiane to Luang Prabang starting from 00:00 Vientiane Airport until 00:00 Vientiane Airport
  • 1 by charter+bus from Vientiane to Luang Prabang starting from 10:05 Vientiane any hotel until 10:05 Vientiane any hotel

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

What is the most popular transport to get from Vientiane 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

  • 928 opted for a bus
  • 72 took a van
  • 7 chosen charter+bus