Bus times & tickets – Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Its a 181 km by road from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. There are two forms of public transport from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang: bus and minivan. By bus the journey from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang takes 8 hours and by minivan it takes 6 hours.

Travel Times to Luang Prabang

There are three services a day from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang which are available to book online.

Vang ViengLuang PrabangCostCompany
09:0015:00$18.47 USDMalany Transport
10:0018:00$29.71 USDNaga Travel
14:3020:30$18.47 USDMalany Transport

  • Malany Transport services are by minivan.
  • Naga Travel uses a 24 seat bus with A/C and on board toilet which is why it is more expensive, but 2 hours slower.

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Vang Vieng Malany Transport Bus Stop

Malany Travel services to Luang Prabang depart from the road side opposite to the Malany Guesthouse in Vang Vieng.

Vang Vieng Naga Travel Bus Stop

Naga Travel bus services depart from the roadside near AK Home Tour in Vang Vieng.

Luang Prabang Bus Station

Both Malany Travel and Naga Travel services from Vang Vieng terminate at Luang Prabang’s Southern Bus Terminal.

Travel from Luang Prabang

From Luang Prabang you have exciting three options for further overland travel: 1. Travel west to Thailand. 2. Travel east to Vietnam. 3. Travel south back towards Vientiane for connection either to Thailand via Nong Khai or toward Pakse in Southern Laos.

View of Luang Prabang from Wat Phousi

View of Luang Prabang from Wat Phousi

There are numerous places to which you can travel to direct by bus or minivan from Luang Prabang:

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