Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

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Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang Schedule

Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Firstplan Transport Services Van 10pax Any time฿ 22,163
Thai AirAsia Economy 07:15 - 15:20฿ 4,912
Thai AirAsia Economy 08:25 - 16:00฿ 4,912
Thai Smile Economy 12:10 - 11:35฿ 26,703
Lao Airlines Economy #QV63615:15 - 16:25฿ 6,213
Thai Smile Economy 16:10 - 12:15฿ 8,384
Thai AirAsia Economy 19:25 - 09:05฿ 4,525
Thai AirAsia Economy 20:00 - 09:05฿ 4,525
Thai AirAsia Economy 22:10 - 09:05฿ 4,175

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

Facts about the transport from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

Cheapest Transport$52
Fastest Transport10h 25m
Earliest Departure7:30 AM
Latest Departure11:05 PM
Departures per day8
Distance2799 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkok Air, Firstplan Transport Services, Thai AirAsia, Transport Co, Yortdoy Travel

How to get from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

Travelling between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang is possible by Flight, bus, ferry, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus+taxi+ferry+van is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 618.50 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+taxi which will set you back mere USD 51.63.

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

It can take you anywhere between 11 and 56 hours to travel between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang. Flight will bring you to your destination in 10h 25m. Bus+taxi+ferry+van does a much slower job and take about 2d 8h to reach Luang Prabang.

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

Travelling between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang can be as cheap as USD 51.63 if you opt for a Yortdoy Travel (ยอดดอย ทราเวล) bus+taxi and as expensive as USD 618.50 if you buy a Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส) 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 Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang ?

  • 4 by flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang starting from 19:05 Chiang Mai Airport until 23:05 Chiang Mai Airport
  • 1 by Bus+taxi from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang starting from 09:00 Chiang Mai Town Hotel Transfer until 09:00 Chiang Mai Town Hotel Transfer
  • 3 from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang starting from 00:00 Chiang Mai Town Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Chiang Mai Town Hotel Transfer

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

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

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang

Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส)

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

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus+taxi remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 47% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 47% chosen Bus+taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 6% chosen flight