From Vientiane any hotel to Luang Prabang by Vans
From Vientiane Soutchai Travel to Luang Prabang by Buses
From Vientiane Haysoke Guest House to Luang Prabang by Buses
Vientiane to Luang Prabang destination reviews
How to get from Vientiane to Luang Prabang
Travelling between Vientiane and Luang Prabang is possible by Bus and van. Van guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you LAK 281,925 if you go by van; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LAK 234,991.
How long does it take to get from Vientiane to Luang Prabang?
It can take you anywhere between 11 and 14 hours to travel between Vientiane and Luang Prabang depending on the means of transport you choose.
Van is the fastest way to travel between Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Van will bring you to your destination in 11h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 14h 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 234,991 if you opt for a Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ) bus and as expensive as LAK 281,925 if you buy a PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง) van 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 ?
- 3 from Vientiane to Luang Prabang starting from 07:00 Vientiane Haysoke Guest House until 18:00 Vientiane Haysoke Guest House
- 2 from Vientiane to Luang Prabang starting from 06:30 Vientiane any hotel until 17:30 Vientiane any hotel
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.
What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?
Travelling from Vientiane to Luang Prabang 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 Vientiane and Luang Prabang
Naga Travel (นากา ทราเวล), Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ)
Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Vientiane and Luang Prabang, too.
Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.
Companies operating vans between Vientiane and Luang Prabang
PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง)
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
- 987 opted for a bus
- 13 took a van