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From Ha Noi Full Moon Bus to Luang Prabang by bus

16:30
Ha Noi Full Moon Bus, Hanoi
17:31
Luang Prabang Southern Station
1d 1h 1m
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From Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station to Luang Prabang by bus

17:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
18:30
Luang Prabang Southern Station
1d 1h 30m
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From Noibai Airport (HAN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) by flight

12:40
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
14:00
LPQ Luang Prabang Airport
1h 20m
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18:50
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
20:10
LPQ Luang Prabang Airport
1h 20m
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Hanoi to Luang Prabang Schedule

Hanoi to Luang Prabang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN93112:40 – 14:00VND 3,494k
FULL MOON PARTY TOUR VIP Sleeper 41 16:30 – 17:31VND 1,209k
HTX Van Tai 277 VIP Sleeper 41 17:00 – 18:30VND 980k
Vietnam Airlines Economy #VN290518:50 – 20:10VND 4,268k

Popular Routes in Vietnam

How to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang

When you want to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

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 VND 4,267,466. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as VND 980,007.

How far is Hanoi from Luang Prabang?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hanoi to Luang Prabang. Your trip will be a total of 793 miles (1275 km). The flying distance is 248 miles (399 km).

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang?

The travel time from Hanoi to Luang Prabang can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 26 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang?

The cost of the trip from Hanoi to Luang Prabang varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is HTX Van Tai 277 (HTX Vận Tải 27-7): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as VND 980,007 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 VND 4,267,466.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Hanoi to Luang Prabang:

  • Bus tickets - VND 980,007 to VND 1,208,304;
  • Plane tickets - VND 3,496,101 to VND 4,267,466;

How many trips per day are there between Hanoi and Luang Prabang?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Hanoi to Luang Prabang depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 16:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:00. There are 2 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Hanoi 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 VND 3,496,101.

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 Hanoi to Luang Prabang
Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)

Buses

Taking a bus from Hanoi to Luang Prabang is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Hanoi to Luang Prabang

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hanoi 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:

  • 91% decided to go for a bus.
  • 9% users took a plane.