From Chiang Rai Airport to Luang Prabang by flight
From Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 to Luang Prabang by bus+bus joint ticket
Passenger reviews out of total 15,645 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.
How to get from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang
When you want to get from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:
If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.
The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 4,975. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 1,719.
How far is Chiang Rai from Luang Prabang?
If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang. Your trip will be a total of 733 miles (1179 km). The flying distance is 170 miles (273 km).
How long does it take to get from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang?
The travel time from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 24 hours.
How much does it cost to get from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang?
The cost of the trip from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Naga Travel (นากา ทราเวล): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 1,719 for your ticket.
However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as THB 4,975.
Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang:
- bus price: THB 1,719 - THB 1,759. From Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang starting from 13:15 Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 until 17:30 Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
- Plane tickets - THB 4,975 to THB 4,975;
How many trips per day are there between Chiang Rai and Luang Prabang?
Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.
- 4 by bus from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang starting from 13:15 Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 until 17:30 Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
- Flights from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang depart during the day - there are approximately 3 departures a day.
Which means of transport is the best for the route?
Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 4,975.
Things to remember before boarding a plane:
- It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
- Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.
Airlines flying from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang
Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย)
The most popular transport from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang
How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:
- 1000 chosen bus