Traveling from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

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If you are planning to travel from Luang Prabang in Laos to Chiang Mai in Thailand, there are 3 different ways do do it. You can go by slow boat, by bus or by plane.

 

Bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

 

Distance: 930 kilometers

Duration: 18 hours

Price: 310.000 Kip

Departure times: 17:00

 

There is one daily bus that travels direct from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai. The bus leaves from the southern bus station in Luang Prabang at 17:00. The first leg of the trip is through hilly terrain and the roads are not that good. This bus makes several stops along that at Oudomxai and Namtha in Laos and Chiang Rai in Thailand.

 

The official duration for the trip is 18 hours, but it can take up to 21 hours. The bus arrives at the Arcade Bus Terminal in Chiang Mai.

 

Laos Airlines plane waiting to go to Chiang Mai

(Laos Airline plane ready to leave for Chiang Mai)

 

Plane from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

 

Distance: 930 kilometers

Duration: 1 hour

Price: 150 USD (one way)

Departure time: 13:10

Website: Laos Airlines

 

Laos Airlines offers a direct flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai International Airport. The flight takes one hour and costs 150 USD for one way.

 

How to travel from Chiang Mai to other destinations:

 

- How to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

- How to travel from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

- Traveling from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

 

 

 

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