Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Luang Prabang
Vang Vieng
Tue, Jun 25
One Way
NaN Passengers

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Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Schedule

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vieng Chaleune Regional 14pax 07:30 - 13:30LAK 390,817
Naluang Regional 14pax 08:30 - 14:30LAK 357,054
Naluang Regional 14pax 11:00 - 17:00LAK 361,228
Laos Railway by Naluang Second Class Reserved Seats 13:30 - 15:38LAK 464,447
Laos Railway by Soutchai Second Class Seat 15:00 - 17:43LAK 311,512
Laos Railway by Naluang Second Class Reserved Seats 17:00 - 20:02LAK 412,933
Laos Railway by RG Adventure Second Class Seat 19:52 - 21:00LAK 460,388

Transportation from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Facts about the transport from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Cheapest Transport$12
Fastest Transport49m
Earliest Departure7:30 ص
Latest Departure7:52 م
Departures per day35
Distance41 kilometers
Transport CompaniesLaos Railway by Naluang, Laos Railway by RG Adventure, Naluang, RG Adventure, Soutchai Travel, Vieng Chaleune

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng Destination Reviews

BC
The train overall was great, but keep in mind they have some stupid rules about carrying deodorants and other liquids. I lost a lot of bottles because of that and would never have taken the train if I knew it in advance.
Train #D887 Second Class Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), Jun 12, 2024
G
Train on time, clean. Check in very fast and no issues.
Train #C97 Second Class Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), May 16, 2024
LV
Very comfy and the train has AC. Security at the station is strict, they don’t allow you to bring aerosols or alcohol - I had two snake whiskeys (for souvenirs) taken off me unfortunately.
Train #C83 Second Class Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), May 15, 2024
HJ
Really helpful and attentive. Was messaging Lee Na on wattsapp throughout and she was very helpful. we booked very late and were a big group of 11 and she made sure to get us all on the bus together and book us for private transfer. Thank you
Train #D887 Second Class Reserved Seats, Laos Railway by Naluang, Mar 27, 2024
S
Minivan arrived on time. But too many people were squeezed into one minivan. Some had to sit on a stool for 6 hours. The minivan left 35 minutes late. You felt like an animal in a cage that was far too small.
Van Regional 14pax, Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ), Feb 13, 2024
MC
The bus left Luang Prabang 3.5 hours late and arrived in Vang Vieng 4 hours late. The bus service had more people packed in than seats available so we each had very little room and after picking up even more people on the route I ended up with a stranger sitting in my feet. The roads they drove down could barely even be called roads with us getting stuck multiple times but I guess that's not the bus's fault
Van Regional 14pax, Naluang (Naluang), Feb 6, 2024
AP
The travel was incredible! Fast train and the online ticket works well. Sadly I paid more then double via 12go then if I have bought at the train agency. But thats ok. Worth it
Train #C85 First Class Reserved Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), Jan 2, 2024
TE
Taking this van was a Great experience for us, but it is definitely mit for everyone. Being delayed shouldn't be a problem for you. It was the craziest drive of our life. As the street's' conditions were very bad, we we're shaked the whole 7h Trip. Most of the 20 People in our tiny van got more and more angry while driving. We also don't recommend it for tall or strongly built people - it was really tight. Do not get irritated If the driver stops to grab some locals. One time we had a break for Toilette and eating at a Restaurant. However, we we're glad we took this Option as we couldn't get Tickets for the train and want to have New experiences to enlargen put horizont.
Van Regional 14pax, Vieng Chaleune (เวียงเจริญ), Nov 1, 2023
AP
I had to get my transportation to the railway station, which is 30m away from Luang Prabang. I'm not sure if you need to email 12go.asia in advance with pick up information. Well, the place where I was staying had a shuttle to the railway station, for cheap price, so I took it. Besides that detail, everything worked good, you get the e-ticket with QR code that you will need on the beginning of your trip and end of it, the train is new and it's on time and goes fast and stable.
Train #C85 Second Class Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), Oct 12, 2023
MA
The train station is new and can be accessed with the QR code, everything is very tidy and clean, exact punctuality, comfort.
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Train #C85 Second Class Seat, Laos Railway by RG Adventure (RG Adventure ), Sep 29, 2023
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How to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Taxi ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi+Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 26.36. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as USD 16.60.

How far is Luang Prabang from Vang Vieng?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. Your trip will be a total of 26 miles (41 km). The flying distance is 26 miles (41 km).

How long does it take to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng?

The travel time from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 7 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng?

The cost of the trip from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Naluang: travelling by van expect to pay as low as USD 16.60 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi+Train - a one-way taxi+Train ticket can cost as much as USD 26.36.

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

  • taxi+Van price: USD 11.07. From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 07:30 Luang Prabang Transfer until 15:00 Luang Prabang Transfer
  • Bus+Van price: USD 11.86. From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 14:40 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel until 14:40 Vang Vieng Soutchai Travel
  • Van price : USD 16.60 - USD 17.99;
  • Train tickets - USD 17.90 to USD 23.11;
  • taxi+Train price: USD 18.71 - USD 26.36. From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 08:30 Luang Prabang Transfer until 19:52 Luang Prabang Railway Station

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 17.63 to USD 17.63.

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

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

  • 19 by taxi+Train from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng starting from 08:30 Luang Prabang Transfer until 19:52 Luang Prabang Railway Station
  • Vans from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng depart during the day - there are approximately 8 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 7 trains per day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 17.63.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around..

The most popular transport from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng? 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:

  • 34% chosen taxi+Train
  • 33% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 19% opted for a van.
  • 12% chosen taxi+Van
  • 1% Other